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 +++
1870 - Basheba Knight is not listed anywhere Dianah [Knight] Uddyback is not listed on any census anywhere.
Thomas Uddyback is not listed on the 1870 census
1870 - Name: Thomas Uderback Age in 1870: 35 Birth Year: abt 1835 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1870: Lowndes, Georgia Race: Mulatto Gender: Male Post Office: Valdosta
Thomas Uderback 35, VA - farmer, mulatto Dianah Uderback 33, GA -mulatto Jackson Uderback 15, GA - mulatto Sarah Uderback 13, GA - mulatto Harriet Uderback 9, GA - mulatto Richard Uderback 4, GA - mulatto Moses Uderback 1, GA - mulatto Quean Bensheaby 53, GA - mulatto
I don't see -Basheba Knight - in this census.
1880 - Name: Thomas Udderback Age: 44 Birth Year: abt 1836 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1880: Naylor, Lowndes, Georgia Race: Mulatto Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Teaner Udderback Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Occupation: Carpenter
Thomas Udderback 44, VA - carpenter Teaner Udderback 42, VA - cannot read or write [nickname], Mulatto Richard L. Udderback 14, GA - Mulatto Clementine Udderback 5, GA - dau, Mulatto Ramon Heyt Udderback 2, GA - son, Mulatto Thomas L. Udderback 3, GA - g/son, Mulatto Basheba Knight 66, GA - m/inlaw, listed as "black", NO marital status listed
Basheba Knight, Thomasdoes not appear on any other census.
Thomas Uderback/Uddyback and his family do not appear on the 1860 or 1850 census.
Being mulatto's and slaves it's not likely that they will appear on any census prior to the CW.Census info for slaves usually consisted of their name, age, and slave owner's name.