Thursday, April 18, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1850 U.S. Census for Samuel Vaux 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 1850 United States Census record for my Vaux 3rd great-grandparents  in Aurora town, Erie County, New York:

The Samuel Vaux household:

The extracted information for the family, with an enumeration date of 12 September 1850, is:

*  Samuel Vaux - age 34, male, a farmer, $1100 in real property, born Eng[land]
*  Mary Ann Vaux - age 35, female, born N.Y.
*  Mary Vaux - age 11, female, born N.Y., attended school within the year
*  Cele Ann Vaux - age 9, female, born N.Y., attended school within the year
*  Abagail Vaux - age 5, female, born N.Y., attended school within the year
*  Jane Vaux - age 3, female, born N.Y.

The source citation for this document is:

1850 United States Federal Census, Erie County, New York, population schedule, Aurora town: Page 103, Dwelling #1589, Family #1605, Saml Vaux household, digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 498.

There is one significant error and one possible minor error in this enumeration:

*  Jane Vaux is really James P. Vaux, a son born 8 January 1847 in New York.
*  Celia Ann Vaux may have been born in May 1842 (according to 1900 U.S. census) rather than in 1841.

This is the first record I have for the children of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux.  The family moved to Wisconsin before the 1855 New York State Census was taken, Unfortunately, I have found no 1860 United States Census record for this Samuel Vaux family in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

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1 comment:

Mary said...


My birth name is Mary Ellen Vaux. I ran across your post by accident. I noticed that you had a comment regarding being unable to trace the Vaux family further than this point. My father's family ended up in the Lohrville, Iowa area. His father's name was John Vaux and my grandmother was Mary Ellen (Clark) Vaux. I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me with more info or if I can answer any questions for you.