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 +++
1850 - Name: W Harvey Hartley Age: 17 Birth Year: abt 1833 Birthplace: Mississippi Home in 1850: Copiah, Mississippi
Chester Magee 45 Rachel Magee 41 Thomas C Magee 14 Evan S Magee 10 Mary M Magee 8 James M Magee 6 Eliza Jane Magee 2 W Harvey Hartley 17, MS - laborer
Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 Name: Wm. H. Hartley Spouse: Minerva E. Bonds Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1856 County: Amite
Tucker Daniel "Tuck" Hartley Birth:1870 Mississippi Death:1941 Copiah County Mississippi
Family links: Parents: W H Hartley (1842 - 1892) Elizabeth J Dungan Hartley (1832 - 1902)
Burial: Antioch Memorial Cemetery Bowerton Copiah County Mississippi
1870 - Family is not listed.
1880 - Name: W. H. Heartly [note spelling] Age: 48 Birth Year: abt 1832 Birthplace: Mississippi Home in 1880: Brandywine, Claiborne, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Elizabeth J. Heartly Father's Birthplace: Alabama Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi Occupation: Farmer
W. H. Heartly 48, MS Elizabeth J. Heartly 47, MS James M. Heartly 21, MS  Daniel Heartly 10, MS