1880 - Name: William A. Brian Home in 1880: Newport, New Castle, Delaware Age: 52 Estimated birth year: abt 1828 Birthplace: Delaware Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Anne L. Brian Father's birthplace: Delaware Mother's birthplace: Delaware Occupation: Engineer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
William A. Brian 52, DEL Anne L. Brian 49, PA Carlton E. Brian 12, MD Leroy M. K. Brian 10, DEL Elisabeth Williams 77, DEL = m/inlaw, widow
NOTE - 1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships or parental birthplaces.
1870 - Name: William A Brian Birth Year: abt 1827 Age in 1870: 43 Birthplace: Delaware Home in 1870: Wilmington Ward 9, New Castle, Delaware Race: White Gender: Male
William A Brian 43, DEL = laborer Anna Brian 38, PA Elizabeth Brian 18, PA William Brian 16, PA Anna Brian 13, PA Phoebe Brian 11, DEL Carleton Brian 2, MD
1850, 1860 - William is not listed
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 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 +++