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Lucinda H. McKinney Hartley (1822-1871) of Washington Co., Indiana

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Re: Lucinda H. McKinney Hartley (1822-1871) of Washington Co., Indiana

Posted: 1466450115000
Classification: Query
NOTE -
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 +++

INDIANA marriage -
Last Name: MCKINNEY
First Name: LUCINDA
Spouse- Last Name: HEARTLEY [note spelling]
Spouse- First Name: JOHN
County: Washington
Date: 4-20-1843

NOTE -
ONLY the head of household was listed on the early census [1790 - 1840]

Death record -
Name: Lucinda Vanmeter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Washington Indiana
Spouse: John Hartley
Child: Robert C Hartley

Lucinda H VanMeter
Birth 1821 • Indiana, USA
Death 1871 • Salem, Washington, Indiana, USA
she married -
John Hartley
Birth 7 DEC 1794 • Burke, North Carolina, USA
Death 28 APR 1873 • Franklin, Washington, Indiana

Lucinda H. VanMeter
Birth 22 APR 1822 • Washington County, Indiana, USA
Death 3 APR 1871 • Salem, Washington, Indiana
father - Elzy VanMeter [no data]
mother - Barbara Holsapple [no data]
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