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Looking for parents of Ulysses S. Cox, DeKalb County, Missouri

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Re: Looking for parents of Ulysses S. Cox, DeKalb County, Missouri

Posted: 1407244459000
Classification: Query
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

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 with their birthplaces

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

IND. marriage record -
Last Name: DAVIS
First Name: NANCY ANN
Spouse- Last Name: COX
Spouse- First Name: JAMES C
County: Boone
Date: 12-25-1845

Ulysses S. Cox does not appear on the 1860 census anywhere.

1860 -

Name: Elvira Taylor [aka = Elviry]
Age in 1860: 19
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Polk, DeKalb, Missouri
Gender: Female
Post Office: Third Fork

Joel Taylor 79, VA - farmer
Elizabeth Taylor 66, VA
Sarah Taylor 22, VA
Elvira Taylor 19, VA <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Lucretia Taylor 18, OH

1850 - Elvira claimed she was 14; therefore she should be abt 24 in 1860 as everyone must age either 9 or 10 yrs. from 1 census to the next.

from -
Elvira Cox
Birth: unknown
Death: 1866

Flag Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Flag Springs
Andrew County
Missouri, USA

MO did not begin to issue birth and death certs. until 1910.

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