1880 - Name: William Dicks Home in 1880: 4th Ward, Ascension, Louisiana Age: 62 Estimated birth year: abt 1818 Birthplace: North Carolina Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head) Father's birthplace: North Carolina Mother's birthplace: North Carolina Occupation: Plantn Overseer Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male
William Dicks 62, NC - mulatto Rachel Jones 29, LA - black concubine, housekeepper Louisa Dicks 13, LA - mulatto Mary Dicks 11, LA - mulatto William Dicks 10, LA - mulatto Martha Dicks 8, LA - mulatto Alfred Dicks 4, LA - mulatto
1870, 1860 - William is not listed
1850 - Name: William Dicks Age: 30 Estimated birth year: abt 1820 Birth Place: North Carolina Color: Mulatto Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Southern District, Sampson, North Carolina
William Dicks 30, NC - Mulatto Nancy Dicks 25, NC - Mulatto Jas Dicks 4, NC - Mulatto Jane Dicks 3, NC - Mulatto
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 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