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Henry Family History

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Re: Henry Family History

Posted: 1473110345000
Classification: Query
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.

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.

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 +++

1840 -
Name: Ephraim Henry
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 489, Henry, Georgia
Birth Year: abt 1815
Age: 25
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
1850 -
Name: Stephen Henry
Age: 12
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1850: Division 11, Carroll, Georgia, USA
Gender: Male

Jno Nail 84, GA
Delilah Nail 57, GA
Mary Henry 40, GA
Reuben Henry 15, GA
Jno Henry 14, GA
Stephen Henry 12, GA
Aaron Henry 10, GA
Lewis Thrower 30, GA
Martha Thrower 30, GA
Henry Thrower 4, GA
Sarah Thrower 0, GA

1860 -
Name: Stephen Henry
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1842
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Georgia
Home in 1860: Henry, Georgia
Post Office: McDonough

H V Whitaker 50, SC
Polly Henry 50, GA
Stephen Henry 18, GA
Aaron Henry 16, GA
Mary C Whitaker 17, GA
Hardy L Whitaker 16, GA

1870 -
Name: Stephens Henry
Age in 1870: 28
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Militia District 641, Henry, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Bear Creek

Stephens Henry 28, GA
Mary Ann Henry 20, GA
Robert Henry 4, GA

1880 -
Name: Mary Henry
Age: 73
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1880: Mcdonough, Henry, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Na
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina

Stephen Henry 38, GA - farmer
Mary Henry 36, GA
William Henry 13, GA
Sarah E. Henry 12, GA
James A. Henry 9, GA
Jesse J. Henry 7, GA
C. Conilia Henry 5, GA
Martha E. Henry 3, GA
Miles M. Henry 1, GA
Mary Henry 73, GA -mother

Name: S Henry
[Stephen Monroe Henry]
Residence: Henry County, Georgia
Enlistment Date: 9 Sep 1861
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Georgia

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