Re: Daniel Catchpole b. 4/1/1816
By Marsha April 02, 2004 at 12:29:25
Didnt know if you had this already:
1840 ILL, Will Co, Plainfield Twp, pg 338
Daniel Thetchpoilone male 20 to 30 yrs
one female 15 to 20 yrs
Bet this is your Daniel.It is indexed as Tretchpoil but it looks like Thetchpool to me. Since he has a son 9 bn in ILL for the 1850 census, good chance he was here by 1840. Living next to him is:
Sometimes it helps to have names of those living in close location. Keeping inmind that on the census records it states your Daniel could not read/write, so the spelling of his name was at the descretion of whoever was doing the writing and what they 'heard'.Catchpole may not be the way it was spelled at his 'home' location.Just a thought.