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Subject: Re: Edmond B Fulgham died Hempstead Co 4 Nov 1849
Author: thomasker2
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Classification: Query

I’m not related to any member of this family.

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"
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 +++

ARK Vital Records -
ARK required birth & death registrations = 1914
ARK began to issue birth & death certificates = 1914

need DOB's + birthplaces for Edmond B Fulgham and Caroline.
Are there any children?? Need same info for them.

WHERE [state] did Caroline move after Edmond's death???

from ancestry family tree -
Edmond Brantley Fulgham
Birth 14 JUN 1807 • Baldwin, Georgia
Death 1849 • Hempstead, Arkansas

parents -
John Fulgham [married 2x times] [died before all family members are listed on the census page]
Birth 1742 • Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia
Death 1 MAY 1821 • on Pearl River, Lawrence, Mississippi

Mary Montgomery
Birth 1745 • Isle, Virginia
Death 1786 • Southampton, Virginia
1 child

Rachel Taylor
Birth 7 JAN 1777 • Isle of Wight, Virginia
Death 1 OCT 1833 • Lawrence, Mississippi
13 children reported in the tree