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.
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 +++
Name: Samuel Dehartz
Age in 1870: 62
Birth Year: abt 1808
Home in 1870: Wyoming, Bath, Kentucky
Post Office: Wyoming
Samuel Dehartz 62, KY - farmer
Elizabeth Dehartz 48, KY
Margaret Dehartz 25, KY
Thomas Dehartz 21, KY
John Dehartz 19, KY
James Dehartz 16, KY
Mary Dehartz 14, KY
Alice Dehartz 12, KY
Virginia Dehartz 9, KY
Birth: Jan. 10, 1852
Death: Nov. 17, 1926
Son of Samuel and Bettie (Gorrell) Daugherty.
KY Vital Records -
The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics have records of births and deaths from 1911 to present.
statement source -
Christina S. Stewart
Administrative Branch Manager
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street, 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone (502) 564-4212 x3200
Fax (502) 564-9398Christina.Stewart@ky.gov http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/