Thursday, August 9, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1870 U.S. Census Record for Isaac Seaver Family

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1870 United States Census record for my great-great-grandparents, Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver, and their family in Leominster, Massachusetts: 

The Isaac Seaver family is the last four lines on the first page, and the first two lines of the second page.  
Here's a closeup view of the Isaac Seaver family entry:

The extracted information for the family, residing in Leominster, taken on 14 June 1870, is:

*  Isaac Seaver -- age 46, male, white, works in a fork shop, $2000 in real property, $1500 in personal property, born Mass. 

*  Lucretia Seaver -- age 42, female, white, keeping house, born Mass.

*  Frank W. Seaver - age 18, male, white, attends school, born Mass.

*  Benjamin Seaver - age 16, male, white, attends school, born Mass.

*  Elizabeth Seaver - age 11, female, white, attends school, born Mass.

*  Nellie Seaver -- age 8, female, attends school, born Mass.

The source citation for this image is:

1870 United States Federal Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Leominster: page 284 (stamped), dwelling #398, family #526, Isaac Seaver household; digital image, ( : accessed 30 March 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 654.

By 1870, Isaac and Lucretia's family was complete - this is the only record I have with all of their children listed. 

There is nothing obviously wrong for the Isaac Seaver family entry in the 1870 U.S. Census.  Unfortunately, there is no address provided for the Isaac Seaver residence.  I think it was probably 7 Cedar Street, but I don't know for sure.  

One of the benefits of doing a post like this is that I get to double-check the elements of the source citation.  I noticed that the place name in my RootsMagic 5 database was Westminster for the Fact, and in the citation, rather than Leominster, and I had a punctuation error in the citation detail.  Fixed!

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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