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Isaac C. Thorpe, Resident in 1860

Isaac C. Thorpe, Resident in 1860

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 12:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thorpe, Thorp
I'm looking for information on Isaac C. Thorpe. He was born in NY ca 1807 (poss in Schoharie), lived in Indiana for awhile, and is listed in the 1860 census for Oakland County, MI. Any help appreciated.

Re: Isaac C. Thorpe, Resident in 1860

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 5:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Dec 2012 2:25PM GMT
Surnames: Thorp, Thorpe, Allen, Johnson, Hart, Hall
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


1840 -
Name: Isaac Thorp
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Elkhart, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2

1850 -
Name: Isaac Thorpe
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Benton, Elkhart, Indiana
Gender: Male

Isaac Thorpe 41, NY - farmer
Elizabeth Thorpe 38, NY
Francis E Hart 8, IND - unknown relationship

1860 -
Name: Isaac Thorp
Age in 1860: 50
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Rose, Oakland, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Rose

Isaac Thorp 50, NY - farmer
Eliza Thorp 27, NY
Adalade Thorp 8, MI
Albert Thorp 3, MI

1870 -
Name: Albert Thorp
Age in 1870: 12
Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: Atlas, Genesee, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Grand Blanc

Ephriam Allen 42, NY
Susan Allen 38, NY
Clasta Allen 19, MI
Laura Johnson 17, MI
Meret Johnson 12, MI
Albert Thorp 12, MI - unknown relationship

1880 -
Albert Thorp [b. 1858, Mi] is not listed.

1880 - Adalade Thorp is not listed. Most likely married.

Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Frances E Hart [see above]
Spouse Name: John W Hall
Marriage Date: Jun 1864
Marriage County: Noble



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