You will not find the Absalom's parents in the census records and these statements explain why -
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 parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 Name: Absalom Beaver Residence: Indiana Class: 3 Congressional District: 8th Age on 1 July 1863: 34 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829 < < < < < < < < Race: White
1850 - Absolom Beaver is not listed anywhere
1880 - Name: Absolem Beever Age: 50 Birth Year: abt 1830 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1880: Marion, Harrison, Missouri Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Rachael Beever Occupation: Farmer
Absolem Beever 50, IND - farmer, cannot read or write; does not know where either parent was born Rachael Beever 51, OH Barbara E. Beever 18, IOWA Wm. S. Beever 15, MO Mathew E. Beever 12, MO Mary E. Beever 12, MO Martha E. Beever 12, MO
NOTE - - - Birth & Death records for Missouri began in 1910 - -