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 +++
Name: John Yates Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Searcy, Arkansas Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1 Total Free White Persons: 4 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
1830 - There are 2 men names Reuben Yates in MO. One lives in Cole County and the other in Jackson county.
TX Marriage record - U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: John Yates Gender: Male Birth Place: KY Birth Year: 1815 Spouse Name: Tabatha Graves [nick name = Talitha] Spouse Birth Place: NC Spouse Birth Year: 1818 Marriage State: of TX