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crawford john or jane 1805-1890

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Re: crawford john or jane 1805-1890

Posted: 1351374509000
Classification: Query
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Surnames: Crawford, McFollogue, Whaley, Houser, McRock
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

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 +++

1850 -
Name: John Crawford
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1850: Forest, Genesee, Michigan
Gender: Male

John Crawford 46, IRE
Jane Crawford 40, IRE
Nathaniel Crawford 21, IRE
James Crawford 16, MI
William Crawford 14, MI
Daniel Crawford 12, MI
Betsey Crawford 10, MI
John Crawford 5, MI
Joseph Crawford 2, MI
William Mcfollogue 77, IRE - unknown relationship

1870 -
Name: John Crawford
Age in 1870: 64
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1870: Forest, Genesee, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Otisville

John Crawford 64, IRE
Jane Crawford 60, IRE
Joseph Crawford 21, MI
David Crawford 13, MI

1880 -
Name: Jane Crawford
Age: 70
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1880: Forest, Genesee, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John Crawford
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House

John Crawford 74, IRE
Jane Crawford 70, IRE
David Crawford 23, MI - married son
Varah Crawford 16, MI - d/inlaw
Maggie Whaley 11, MI - unknown relationship

marriage record -
groom's name: David H. Crawford
groom's birth date: 1857
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 23
bride's name: Sarah C. Houser

bride's birth date: 1864
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 16
marriage date: 27 Apr 1880
marriage place: Genesee, Michigan
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:

death record -
Date of death: 20-Aug-1884
Ledger Page: 238
Record Number: 80
Place of death: FOREST MICH
County of Death: Genesee
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 74 years 4 months 5 days
Cause of Death: UNKNOWN
Birthplace: IRELAND
Occupation: HOUSEWIFE
Father's Name: Mcrock, WILLIAM
Father's Residence: IRELAND
Mother's Residence: IRELAND
Date of record: 2-Jun-1885

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1837 Michigan was admitted to the Union.

Michigan did not require “by law” birth, marriage & death registrations until 1867.

Parents' names were not recorded on marriage records in Michigan until 1885 or 1886.

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