1930 is the last available and searchable census at this time.
1940 census has been released but it will take several months before the transcription is completed.
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 +++
Maybe Silas died in the CW and was burried in a mass grave? Have you considered this??
1860 - Name: Eliza J Johnson Age in 1860: 39 Birth Year: abt 1821 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: District 4, Sumner, Tennessee Gender: Female Post Office: Gallatin
A Johnson 46, TN [aka = Silas] Eliza J Johnson 39, KY James K P Johnson 16, TN George W Johnson 12, TN Charles Johnson 10, TN Alvorado Johnson 8, TN Archabald Johnson 6, TN Margarette Johnson 3, TN
1880 - Name: Eliza J. Johnson Age: 59 Birth Year: abt 1821 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1880: Woodland Mills, Obion, Tennessee Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Mother Marital Status: Widowed Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Occupation: At Home
Arch J. Johnson 26, Tn [ Sarah J. Johnson 23, TN William M. Johnson 2, TN Eliza J. Johnson 59, KY - widowed mother, cannot write
Silas Archabald Johnson Birth 1814 in Tennessee Death 1870 in Tennessee [No death record] he married - Eliza P Jackson Birth 1820 in Kentucky, United States Death 23 Feb 1888 in Tennessee children - James Knox Polk Johnson 1843 – George W Johnson 1848 – Charles Johnson 1850 – Alvorado Johnson 1852 – ARCHIBALD ARCH A JOHNSON 1853 – Margarette Johnson 1857 – Sarah Marion Elizabeth Johnson 1869 –
TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.