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Sarah Dasher living with Harters in 1840's

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Re: Sarah Dasher living with Harters in 1840's

Posted: 1349626082000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

These statements explain WHY you will not find Sarah's parents on the census records -

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 parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

Web: Indiana, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2011
Name: Sarah Dasher Ray
Birth Date: 3 Nov 1846
Age at Death: 62
Death Date: 19 Aug 1909
Burial Place: Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA

Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
about Sarah Ray
Name: Sarah Ray
Date: 19 Aug 1909
Location: Green Township
Age: 63 Yr
Gender: Female
Race: White
Source Location: County Health Office, Portland
Source notes: The source of this record is the book H-6 on page 20 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.

1900 -
Name: Sarah Ray
Age: 52
Birth Date: Nov 1847
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1900: Greene, Jay, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Samuel Ray
Marriage Year: 1866
Years Married: 34
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother: number of living children: 6
Mother: How many children: 7

Samuel Ray 55, 10/44 OH
Sarah Ray 52, 11/47 OH
Albert Ray 17, 8/82 IND
Ortal Ray 12, 8/88 IND

Samuel Ray
Born: 27 Oct 1844 in Butler, Darke, Ohio
Died: 1 Dec 1940 in Portland, Jay, Indiana
Marriage: 25 Oct 1866 in Darke, Ohio
Buirrial - Date - Dec 1940
Location - Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Indiana

Sarah Ray -
The cause of Mrs. Samual Ray was cancer, services was at Center in Greene Twp. Burial was at Green Park Cemetery on 22 Aug. 1909 By Rev. Zartman

Sarah Dasher never new her parents -
Sarah's parents died when she was young, her name was found living with Harter families, in Butler Twp. Darke Co., Ohio per cenus. 1860 federal census, she lived with Silas Harter and his family, she was 12.

Sarah's parents -
Jacob Dasher
Birth 1821 in Monroe twp. Preble, Ohio
Death in Ohio
he married -
Sarah Dyer
Birth abt 1826 in Pennsylvania
Death - unknown

OH Vital Records -
Ohio law established the Bureau of Vital Statistics on December 20, 1908. On that date, the mandatory registration of birth and death certificates occurred. Since that time, all birth and death certificates have been registered through our office.

Mark Kassouf
Assistant State Registrar/Chief Fraud Officer
Ohio Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics

Indiana Vital Records -
On March 5, 1945, the General Assembly of the State of Indiana approved H. 449, an act relating to vital statistics; providing for the collection of records of births and deaths. Acts 1945, c. 154.

statement source -
Dawn M. Adams
Staff Attorney
Indiana State Department of Health
Office of Legal Affairs
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317/233-7874
Fax: 317/233-7143
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