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Posted: 29 Feb 2012 6:01PM GMT
Am searching for my 3X great grandfather. I know he died about 1849, prob. in Carroll Co Arkansas. His wife was probably Martha Louise Key. They had three children: Frances E. Gage, b. 1842, Williaam B. Gage, b. 1843 (my great, great grandfather) and Cynthia E. Gage, b. 1849. His widow married Samuel Anderson Rodgers, a widower, in 1850. They are shown on the 1850 census under Rodgers in Crooked Creek Township. Please e-mail me at
with any info. I will be glad to share what I have down the William B Gage line.
Re: unknown GAGE
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 6:26PM GMT
I’m not related to any member of this family.
1930 is the last available census at this time.
1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012. It will take several months to transcribe all the states.
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"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces +++
ARK Vital Records -
ARK required birth & death registrations - 1914
ARK began to issue birth & death certificates - 1914
How far back do the marriage records go - 1917
The information that you are seeking is simply not available.
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