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 +++
Remember - 1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
1840 - Name: Dickson Hurst Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Washington, Wayne, Indiana Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 4 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 8 Total Free White Persons: 8 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8
1850 - Name: Dickenson Hurst Age: 57 Birth Year: abt 1793 Birthplace: Maryland Home in 1850: Washington, Wayne, Indiana Gender: Male
Dickenson Hurst 57, MD - farmer Meliza Hurst 55, VA Alfred Hankins 16, IND Otho Reams 25, PA Jacob Reams 22, PA Melissa Daster 18, IND
1850 - Name: William Hurst Age: 32 Birth Year: abt 1818 Birthplace: Ohio Home in 1850: Washington, Wayne, Indiana Gender: Male
William Hurst 32, OH - farmer Merab Hurst 34, MD Laura Hurst 3, IND William Hurst 1, IND
Dickenson Hurst Born:24 Mar 1793 Maryland Died:15 Jun 1858 he married - Meliza Melissa Scott Born: 1795 Died: 22 Apr 1862 Marriage: 17 Feb 1814 in Washington, Ohio children - William HurstM 1818 in Ohio, USA Sanford HurstM 1811 in Ohio, USA John Marshall HurstM 13 Dec 1814 in Ohio, USA James Madison HurstM 1815 in Ohio, USA Dickeson HurstM 1821 in Indiana
marriage record - Last Name: HURST First Name: MADISON Spouse- Last Name: GREWELL Spouse- First Name: LYDIA County: Wayne Date: 7-7-1836