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Subject: Re: Fitzgerald family inTrigg co.
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I’m not related to any member of this family.
1940 is the last available census at this time.
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.
Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.
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 +++
The Fitzgerald children may - have been 'farmed out' by the parents, parents may have died, etc..............
MO did not issue death certs. until 1910.
Name: Arminta Fitzgerald
Age in 1870: 8
Birth Year: abt 1862
Home in 1870: Sherrill, Texas, Missouri
Post Office: Licking
Thomas Kelly 27, TN
Sarah Kelly 33, NC
Samuel Kelly 5, MO
William Kelly 2, MO
Rufus Fitzgerald 14, KY
George Fitzgerald 16, KY
Lucy Fitzgerald 12, KY
Arminta Fitzgerald 8, KY