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William Lancaster

William Lancaster

Posted: 1321924902000
Classification: Query
Looking for anyone who may be researching William Lancaster, b. 1807 in South Carolinana ddied in Alachua County around 1870. His wife, Margaret "Peggy" Lorey b. 1820 also in South Carolina.
Their children, Lucretia, b 1844 married George Sanford Chamberlin.
Drucilla, b 1845
Mary E, b 1850 msy have married a Mr Coffee
William M, b 1852 married Sarah....
Oliver, b 1856 married "Bedy" Betty?
Adolphus, b 1866....nothing else...
I'm trying to connect this family to South
Carolina,either Beaufort of Barnwell County.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Re: William Lancaster

Posted: 1321998117000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 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 +++

Florida Vital Records -
The law requiring the registration of births and deaths in Florida passed in 1917; however, it was many years after that before we had consistent registration. While we have some birth records dating back to 1865, they are sparse.

Kathleen Dunkley Stephens
Bureau of Vital Statistics
(904) 359-6900, ext. 1150
Fax: (904) 359-6931

1850 - William Lancaster does not appear in SC or FL.

Re: William Lancaster

Posted: 1342972399000
Classification: Query
My Great grandmother is Theodosia Rowell Still and can connect her to Barnwell. I see she is part of your family tree.
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