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 +++
At the time of Catherine's birth there were no census records.She was most likely born into slavery and slave owners were not interested in recording who the parents were of slaves.The us did not become a country until 1786.
How do you know the DOB's of her other children since only the head of the household was recorded on the census record.
How do you know the Catherine's father was WHITE and her mother was black????What are your sources for this???
1850 - Name: Catharine Bowles Age: 75 Birth Year: abt 1775 Home in 1850: Albemarle, Virginia Race: Mulatto Gender: Female
John Bowles 52, VA - Mulatto Catharine Bowles 75, VA - Mulatto Edward Bowles 40, VA - Mulatto
Since Catherine is Mulatto, then ALL her children will be also.