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 +++
1850 - Name: Hanson Johnson Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808 Birth Place: South Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Livingston, Louisiana
Hanson Johnson 42, SC - lumberman Lucinda Johnson 40, LA D C Johnson 20, LA Chas Johnson 16, LA M L Johnson 13, LA Thos Johnson 11, LA Howel Johnson 9, LA Stephen Johnson 6, LA Cassell Johnson 3, LA
1860 - census page is too badly faded to read Name: Hansen Johnson [Hanson Johnson] Age in 1860: 52 Birth Year: abt 1808 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Livingston, Louisiana Gender: Male Post Office: Springfield
Hansen Johnson 52 Lucinda Johnson 50
1880 - Name: Hanson Johnson Home in 1880: 6th Ward, Tangipahoa, Louisiana Age: 72 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808 Birthplace: Georgia Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Lucinda Johnson Father's birthplace: Virginia Mother's birthplace: South Carolina Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
Hanson Johnson 72 = farmer Lucinda Johnson 66, LA
NEED 1st names + DOB's + birthplaces for - Dunnington, Albin, Cannon, and Arnold