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 +++
1910 - Name: John W Taylor Age in 1910: 64 Birth Year: 1846 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1910: Hoboken Ward 5, Hudson, New Jersey Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married = 28  Spouse's Name: Catherine Taylor Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
John W Taylor 64, VA - claimed 1st marriage Catherine Taylor 45, IRE - claimed 1st marriage, 10 children & 4 living Ernest Taylor 17, NJ Catherine Mccoll 26, NY - married dau, married 3 yrs
1900 - Name: Catherine Taylor Age: 37 Birth Date: Apr 1863 Birthplace: Ireland Home in 1900: Hoboken Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey [Hudson] Race: White Gender: Female Immigration Year: 1864 Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: John W Taylor Marriage Year: 1880 Years Married: 20 Father's Birthplace: Ireland Mother's Birthplace: Ireland Mother: number of living children: 4 Mother: How many children: 10 Occupation:
John W Taylor 55, 2/45 GA?? - clerk Catherine Taylor 37, 4/63 IRE William Taylor 17, 10/82 NY Catherine Taylor 16, 4/84 NY Jennie Taylor 13, 2/87 NJ Ernest Taylor 7, 12/92 NJ
1860 - Name: John W Taylor Age in 1860: 14 Birth Year: abt 1846 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1860: Western, Hampshire, Virginia Race: White
Joseph Taylor 47, VA - farmer Sarah A Taylor 41, VA James H Taylor 19, VA Rufus Taylor 17, VA Susan C Taylor 16, VA John W Taylor 14, VA Gracey A Taylor 12, VA Isaac H Taylor 11, VA Jacob L Taylor 8, VA Mary E Taylor 6, VA Sarah J Taylor 5, VA Joseph E Taylor 2, VA
1870 - Name: John W Taylor Age in 1870: 24 Birth Year: abt 1846 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1870: Mill Creek, Mineral, West Virginia Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: New Creek
Joseph Taylor 57 Sarah Taylor 51 John W Taylor 24, VA - farmer Isaac H Taylor 20 Jacob T Taylor 18 Mary E Taylor 16 Sarah J Taylor 14 Joseph Taylor 12 Nicholas D Taylor 9
Skip the census records and order John's death cert directly from NJ.Parents names should be listed + their birthplaces.
No marriage record for Juliet Davis & john Taylor in WV.