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Bay/Day/Dobson marriage 1834

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Re: Bay/Day/Dobson marriage 1834

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I’m not related to any member of this family.


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"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++



marriage record -
Last Name: DOBSON
First Name: MARTHA
Spouse- Last Name: BAY
Spouse- First Name: WILLIAM
County: Marion
Date: 5-31-1834 <<<<<<<<<<<

1840 -
Name: William Bay
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Jamestown, Wells, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 9
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11

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