Census records do not record the "specific locality" of a person's birth.Only the state or country of birth was recorded.
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 +++
1860 - Name: Charles W Morton Age in 1860: 6 Birth Year: abt 1854 Birthplace: New York Home in 1860: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa Gender: Male Post Office: Burlington
J Morton 35, ENG - hardware merchant Mary E Morton 30, ENG Charles W Morton 6, NY James H Morton 1, IOWA Carolne M Walton 20, ENG
1900 - Name: Charles W Morton Home in 1900: Omaha Ward 7, Douglas, Nebraska [Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska] Age: 1 Birth Date: Feb 1898 Birthplace: Nebraska Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Son Father's name: Charles W Morton Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's name: Sarah P Morton Mother's Birthplace: Illinois Marital Status: Single Occupation:
Charles W Morton 44, 7/55 NY - hardware merchant Sarah P Morton 41, 11/58 ILL - married 6 yr; 3 children Dorothy Morton 4, 11/95 NEB Charles W Morton 1, 2/98 NEB Margaret Whitney 14, 4/86 Ct - s/dau Lena Larsen 24 Ida Anderson 22
NO marriage record in NEB for Charles & Sarah
1910 - Name: Charles W Morton Age in 1910: 57 Estimated Birth Year: 1853 Birthplace: New York Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: England Mother's Birth Place: England Spouse's Name: Sarah T Morton Home in 1910: Omaha Ward 8, Douglas, Nebraska Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
Charles W Morton 57, NY - hardware merchant Sarah T Morton 51, ILL - 2nd marriage Margaret W Morton 24, CT - s/dau Dorothy Morton 14, NEB Chas W Morton Jr. 11, NEB
NEB Vital Records - By law Nebraska started filing birth and death records in 1904, however, not all records were filed in the early years of the time era.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Charles Walton Morton Jr. City: Omaha County: Douglas State: Nebraska Birth Date: 10 Feb 1899 Race: White occ: shipping clerk for Charles W. Morton's business dated - 9.5.18
1920 - Name: Charles W Morton Home in 1920: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska Age: 66 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854 Birthplace: New York Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) [Head] Spouse's Name: Sarah Morton Father's Birth Place: England Mother's Birth Place: England Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes
Charles W Morton 66, NY - hardware merchant Sarah Morton 60, MAINE Charles Morton 20, NEB - hardware store clerk Mildred W Morton 20, ILL - d/inlaw, no children