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 +++
1880, 1870, 1860 -Fountain T Fox, [b 1831, KY] is not listed in KS
1850 - this is close Name: Fountain Fox Age: 21 Birth Year: abt 1829 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1850: District 2, Russell, Kentucky Gender: Male
John Fox 74, TN - farmer Nancy Fox 53, KY Fountain Fox 21, KY Arrena Fox 16, KY Almora Fox 14, KY Frances M Fox 12, KY - listed as an "idiot" James Dancy 21, KY - unknown relationship
KS Vital Records - Vital records were created as part of a civil registration to collect information on population growth and causes of death to control epidemic's. Kansas didn't officially start collecting birth and death records until July 1, 1911.
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Statement source - Jason Mathewson Chief of Certification Kansas Vital Statistics
There are NO family trees on ancestry.com showing Fountain T Fox, b 1831, KY.
WHERE and when did Fountain marry - Sarah Mary Fulton Winnie Elizabeth Short Goss