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 +++
1860 - Name: Harriett E Wiley Age in 1860: 34 Birth Year: abt 1826 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1860: Bourbon, Kansas Territory Gender: Female Post Office: Henia
John W Wiley 34, NC - farmer Harriett E Wiley 34, IND Mary E Wiley 12, IND William M Wiley 7, ILL Irael G Wiley 4, IND John O Wiley 6/12, KS
1870 - Name: Harriet Wiley Age in 1870: 42 Birth Year: abt 1828 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1870: Richland, Labette, Kansas Race: White Gender: Female Post Office: Chetopa
John W Wiley 42, OH [now he claims he was born in OH] Harriet Wiley 42, IND William Wiley 15, ILL Granville Wiley 11, IND Oscar J Wiley 9, KS Mary E Furgerson 15, KS
1900 - Name: John W Wiley Age: 70 Birth Date: Jun 1829 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1900: Camas Valley, Douglas, Oregon Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married = 42 Spouse's Name: Melisa Wiley Marriage Year: 1858 Years Married: 42 Father's Birthplace: Scotland Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina Occupation:
John W Wiley 70, NC - farmer Melisa Wiley 57, OH - 8 children & 4 living
Either there is more than 1 John W. Wiley from NC or this Melissa is confused abt the years of marriage.Harriet is still alive in 1860.
1910 - Name: John W Wiley Age in 1910: 81 Birth Year: abt 1829 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1910: Camas Valley, Douglas, Oregon Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Father's Birthplace: Scotland Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008 Name: John W Wiley Death Date: 30 Nov 1916 Death Place: Douglas Certificate: 166
death record - some of John's children are buried in this cem. John W Wiley Birth:1826 Death:1915
Burial: Noah Cemetery Camas Valley Douglas County Oregon, USA Plot: Row 7 Plot 16
David & Eli may be the same person. Some ppl went thru life using the middle name on all documents
OREGON Vital Records - Statewide registration of births and deaths in Oregon began in July, 1903.