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Subject: Re: Moore family of Hempstead, AR; Carroll, AR; Haskell, OK
Author: thomasker2
Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
Classification: Query

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

U must remember that for the date of birth/death; that info was not important to those ppl at that time. Remember that the deceased does not supply headstone info. Many ppl could neither read nor write. Census takers were hired for their ability to print or write not for spelling correctly,

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"
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 +++

1880 -
Name: Jessey Moore
Age: 10
Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1880: Liberty, Carroll, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: J. S. Moore
Father's Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother's name: Mary Moore
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: At Home

J. S. Moore 43, ARK
Mary Moore 43, TN
Armansus Moore 20, ARK
James D. Moore 18, ARK
William A. Moore 16, ARK
Jathern Moore 14, ARK
Martha A. Moore 12, ARK
Jessey Moore 10, ARK
Ellis Moore 8, ARK
George Moore 6, ARK
Jose Moore 4, ARK
Mada Moore 2, ARK
Ellis L. Moore 11m - ARK, g/son

1900 -
Name: James J Moore
Age: 63
Birth Date: abt 1837
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1900: Township 10, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary A Moore

James J Moore 63, ARK
Mary A Moore 62, TN - married 42, 10 children & 8 living

OK became a state in 1908.

ARK began birth/death registrations in 1914.