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Cpt Samuel Wright & Emarine Martin

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Re: Cpt Samuel Wright & Emarine Martin

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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.

Check the DAR [Daughters of the American Revolution] web site -
Also check SAR [Sons of the American Revolution] web site

Their application forms are a virtual family tree.

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 +++

Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950

This database provides listings of death certificates filed with the Illinois Department of Public Health between 1916 and 1950. As a result of 1989 legislation, that agency makes available for public inspection at the Illinois State Archives only copies of death certificates produced 50 years ago or longer (410 Illinois Compiled Statutes 535/24). The Illinois State Archives has determined that this Web site is an extension of its Reference Room services. In accordance with a policy agreement with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Archives will make the index to death certificates produced fifty years or longer available on its Web site.

Historical Background

The Illinois General Assembly in 1843 passed its first legislation providing for the registration of births and deaths with county clerks. Because the law made the act of registration a voluntary process, few counties began recording births and deaths. Legislation approved in 1877 again mandated this duty for county clerks. But the law again provided for no enforcement and this resulted in many counties keeping records only irregularly.

A 1915 statute provided for the first effective system of registration of births, deaths, and stillbirths in Illinois. It required the State Board of Health and county clerks to record these events and provided a system of financial incentives for local registrars. In 1919 the Illinois Department of Public Health was established as the successor agency to the State Board of Health.

Contents of Death Certificates

Certificates show county and city in which death took place; certificate number; address where death took place; sometimes the voting ward of that address; the deceased's full name, sex, marital status, birth date, age at death, occupation, employer, and city and state of birthplace; father's name and birthplace; mother's maiden name and birthplace; name of the informant providing the above information; the filing date; and the name of the registrar. Also included are the date of death; indication if an inquest was held; sometimes the duration of the causal condition and the type of secondary contributory cause; the coroner's signature, address, and telephone number; the date of the coroner's signature; sometimes the length of residence if at an institution and the place where the contributory disease was contracted if not at the place of death; the burial place and date; and the undertaker's name and address.

Capt. Samuel Wright
Birth: 1792
Death: 1874

Samuel Wright married 3 times
Wife # 1 was Nancy(Rebecca) Aiken Married in Ky around
1814 They had 5 children

Wife # 2 was Ermin Martin married in 1854 They had 2 children

Wife # 3 was Ann Oliver No children

Family links:
Emarine Martin Wright (1817 - 1861)

James M Wright (1821 - 1921)
Nancy Wright Lilly (1827 - 1921)
Samuel W Wright (1831 - 1906)
Levi Melvin Wright (1835 - 1893)
Amanda Wright Cummins (1857 - 1948)

Greenhill Cemetery
Moultrie County

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

1870 -
Name: Samuel Wright
Age in 1870: 76
Birth Year: abt 1794
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Sullivan

Samuel Wright 76, KY
Ann Wright 50, ENG
Samuel W Wright 38, ILL - school teacher
Amanda Wright 12, ILL

1860 -
Name: Samuel Wright
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1794
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 13 Range 5 E, Moultrie, Illinois
Post Office: Sullivan

Samuel Wright 66, KY
Emerine Wright 43, ILL
Samuel W Wright 29, ILL
Levi M Wright 25, ILL
Amanda Wright 3, ILL
Henry Wright 1, ILL
Nancy Ethridge 14, ILL

1850 -
Name: Saml Wright
Age: 56
Birth Year: abt 1794
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1850: Moultrie, Illinois, USA
Gender: Male

Saml Wright 56, KY - farmer
Saml Wright 18, ILL
Levi Wright 15, ILL

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