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William H Gregory

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Re: William H Gregory - 1910 Census

Posted: 1297465898000
Classification: Query

Thanks for the additional info. Just a word of caution, you really shouldn't post info about living individuals. You can contact me directly at jfstms -at- Naturally change the -at- to @ [I do this so my email address can not be captured by spammers.]

So far as Missouri living in another household, it is entirely possible. I have seen this many times where a child is living in another household without his/her parents. I think in a lot of cases it was so the child could help out in another household (most likely family)where she/he was needed. I know 5 years old seems young but I have seen that, although usually the loaner child is older.

In the case of this child, she is listed as the daughter of Smith and Harriett Wilson:

1880 United States Federal Census:
about Masura Gregory
Name: Masura Gregory
Home in 1880: Crawford, Currituck, North Carolina
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of Household: Dau (Daughter)
Father's name: Smith Wilson
Father's birthplace: N.C.
Mother's name: Harriett Wilson
Mother's birthplace: N.C.
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: At Home
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

Household Members: Name Age
Smith Wilson 27
Harriett Wilson 26
Masura Gregory 5
L.A Gregory 1
Smith & Harriett Wilson on this same census are listed as Black.

Census Takers were notorious for making mistakes. Back in 1880 I don't think a white child would have been living with a black family.
Here is the 1920 census for Missoura and Hardy:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Hardy H Forbes Name: Hardy H Forbes
[Hardy H Forks]
Home in 1920: South Norfolk Ward 2, Norfolk, Virginia
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Missoura Forbes
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Hardy H Forbes 44
Missoura Forbes 43
Wheeler J Forbes 20
Willie Forbes 17
Harry G William 23

Feel free to contact me directly. It makes communication a lot easier.

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