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 +++
1840 - Name: Thomas A Denn [Thomas A Dean] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Stonington, New London, Connecticut Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 5 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
1850 - Name: Thomas A Dean Age: 39 Birth Year: abt 1811 Birthplace: New York Home in 1850: Esopus, Ulster, New York Gender: Male
Thomas A Dean 39, NY - ship carpenter Catusal Dean 37, CT Henry M Dean 16, CT - clerk  James S Dean 15, CT George I Dean 9, CT  Mary E Dean 0, NY
1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 - George Dean is not listed in Grundy county, ILL
WHO did George marry?WHERE????
1860 - Name: Henry M Dean Age in 1860: 26 Birth Year: abt 1834 Birthplace: New York [place of birth does not match 1840 census] Home in 1860: New York Ward 7 District 4, New York, New York Gender: Male Post Office: New York
Benjm F Johnson 56 Hannah C Johnson 56 Edwin P Cooley 33 Ada A Cooley 29 Henry M Dean 26, NY - clerk Francis A Dean 24, NY - no children Justus Estler 3 Henrietta Estler 1 Clara Cooley 3 Florence E Cooley 1/12 Emeline White 16 Mary Smith 30
1870 - Name: Henry M Dean Age in 1870: 34 Birth Year: abt 1836 [DOB does not match 1840 census] Birthplace: New York[place of birth does not match 1840 census] Home in 1870: Clarkstown, Rockland, New York Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Nyack
Henry M Dean 34, NY Fannie A Dean 33, NY Bertie Dean 5, NY Catherine Hines 8, NY
1880 - Name: Thomas A. Dean Age: 67 Birth Year: abt 1813 Birthplace: New York Home in 1880: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Rackael Dean Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: New York Occupation: none
Thomas A. Dean 67 Rackael Dean 63, NY Henry M. Dean 47, NY - steam boater Francis Dean 44, NY - physician Harry H. Dean 13, NY - g/son