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 am 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.
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 +++
Name: Albert Blanchard
Birth Year: abt 1832
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1860: Township 5 S Range 9 W, Randolph, Illinois
Post Office: Prairie Du Rocher
Albert Blanchard 28, ILL - farmer
Susan Blanchard 38, ILL
Ellen Johnson 12, ILL
James Johnson 10, ILL
Thomas Johnson 8, ILL
Mary J Johnson 6, ILL
Louis Blanchard 4, ILL
Coke Blanchard 2, ILL
ILL Vital Records -
Birth and death registration started in 1916.
statement source -
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
Name: Albert Blanchard
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Salem, Dunklin, Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Susan A. Blanchard
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Holland
Albert Blanchard 45, NY
Susan A. Blanchard 55, ILL
Bell Blanchard 18, ILL
- - Birth & Death records for Missouri began in 1910 - -http://www.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcerti...