NOTE - 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 +++
1870 - Name: William C Harrell Age in 1870: 59 Birth Year: abt 1811 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1870: Township 1 Range 7, Pike, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Osyka
William C Harrell 59, NC - mayor & JP Camolert Harrell 52, TN Sadie Harrell 18, MS Katy Harrell 15, MS Emma Harrell 12, MS
1880 - Name: William C. Harrell Age: 69 Birth Year: abt 1811 Birthplace: Alabama Home in 1880: Osyka, Pike, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Girtrude C. Harrell Father's Birthplace: North Carolina Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina Occupation: Traveling Agt
William C. Harrell 69, ALA?? Girtrude C. Harrell 33, LA [2nd wife] Girtrude Elida Harrell 4, MS Andrew Harrell 2, MS Catie Helmer 19, LA - orphan
marriage record - Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925 Name: W. C. Harrell Spouse: Gertrude Lombard Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1874 Marriage Place: Orleans
MS Vital Records - The state of Mississippi established its Bureau of Vital Statistics in 1912, and began to record and certify births and deaths in November, 1912.
- Jim Newkirk Office of Communications Mississippi State Department of Health