Census records do not record the specific locality of a person's birth; rather, only the country or state is recorded.Same is true for death certs.
Census records show the county where a person is living at the time the census taker came.
death record - John W. Painter Birth:1862 Death:1912 Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Lander Fremont County Wyoming
Missouri Marriages, 1766-1983 Name: William Painter Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Howard Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1853 Location: Vernon State: Missouri
1870 - Name: John W Painter Age in 1870: 4 Birth Year: abt 1866 [John was born in '62] Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1870: Mount Pleasant, Delaware, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Muncie
William J Painter 29, VA - FARMER Hannah S Painter 22, IND John W Painter 4, IND Joseph P Painter 3, IND Mary E Painter 7m, IND
This is not the same family as 1880.Where are the children in from 1870 in 1880.In 1880 William is 49 and in 1870 that William is 29.Every person must age either 9 or 10 years.
1880 - Name: John W. Painter Age: 18 Birth Year: abt 1862 Birthplace: California Home in 1880: Sweetwater, Wyoming Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: William Painter Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's name: Chrisena Painter Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Occupation: Blacksmith
William Painter 49, VA - blacksmith  Chrisena Painter 24, ILL - 2nd wife John W. Painter 18, CA - blacksmith
1890 - This census was destroyed by fire in the 1920's in WASH DC.
1900 - There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records btw. 1880 & 1900.Has John W. aged 20 yrs.He should be 38/39 in 1900.
1900 - Name: John W Painter [John Painter] Age: 38 Birth Date: Jan 1862 Birthplace: California Home in 1900: Lander, Fremont, Wyoming Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Lucy B Painter Marriage Year: 1886 Years married: 14 Father's Birthplace: Utah Mother's Birthplace: California Occupation: barber
John W Painter 38 Lucy B Painter 32, 3/68 MO - 5 children Wesley W Painter 17, 7/87 WY Bertha A Painter 10, 7/89 WY George T Painter 8, 5/95 WY John F Painter 3, 10/96 WY Viola B Painter 1, 5/99 WY