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Subject: Re: Tennison and Breedlove -Mississippi
Author: thomasker2
Date: Friday, August 21, 2015
Classification: Query

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

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 +++
1860 -
Name: William Breedlove
Age: 9
Birth Year: abt 1851
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Tishomingo, Mississippi
Post Office: Jacinto

John W Long 28, ALA
Prudence Long 23, MS
Isaac Tenison 58, NC
Rebecca Tenison 38, NC
Hiram Tenison 20, NC
Robert Tenison 19, NC
Martha L Tenison 17, NC
Louisa Tenison 8, MS
Margaret Tenison 4, MS
Charles Tenison 3, MS
William Breedlove 9, MS

1870 -

1880 -
Name: J. W. Breedlove
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1880: Prentiss, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rebecca A. Breedlove
Occupation: Farm Laborer

J. W. Breedlove 28, MS - laborer [does not know where either parent was born]
Rebecca A. Breedlove 29, MS
Robert A. Breedlove 7, MS
Alonzo A. Breedlove 3, MS
Orely D. Breedlove 1, MS

Therefore, there was no relationship btw the 2 families.