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Randall family - Putnam/Thompson

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Re: Randall family - Putnam/Thompson

Posted: 1474898493000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

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.

1940 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"
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 +++

1870 -
Name: James Randall
Age in 1870: 61
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1870: Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: South Woodstock

James Randall 61, CT
Hannah Randall 63, CT
Mary Frissell 33, CT
Freddie R Frissell 12, CT
Arthur E Frissell 5, CT

Re -
James Randall was born about 1809, in Connecticut. He married Hannah Barrett on April 6, 1828, in Thompson, Connecticut. They had two children during their marriage.

Hannah Barrett
DEATH Unknown

son -
Norton O S Randall
BIRTH MAY 1838 • Connecticut, USA
DEATH 19 MAY 1912 • Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington

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