Thursday, April 25, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1880 U.S. Census Record for Henry White 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 1880 United States Census record for my White 2nd great-grandfather's family in Killingly town, Windham County, Connecticut:

The Henry A. White household:

The extracted information for the household, with an enumeration date of 18-19 June 1880, is:

*  Henry A. White - white, male, age 54, married, a carpenter, born Rhode Island, father born R.I., mother born R.I. 
*  Almira White - white, female, age 38, wife, married, keeping house, born Massachusetts, father born R.I., mother born R.I.
*  Effie G. White - white, female, age 5, daughter, single, born Connecticut, father born R.I., mother born Mass.
*  George Winslow - white, male, age 18, step-son, single, works in a cotton mill, born Connecticut, father born R.I., mother born Mass.

The source citation for this document is:

1880 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, Population Schedule, Killingly: Page 605B, dwelling #215, family #296, Henry White household; digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T9, Roll 110.

There is only two minor errors in this enumeration that I find when comparing to other information:

*  Henry A. White was born in about 1824, making him 55 or 56 in 1880.
*  Almira (Taft) (Winslow) White was born in Connecticut, not in Massachusetts

This is Henry A. White's second family - his first wife, Amy Oatley, died in 1864, and he married Almira (Taft) Winslow (widow of George Winslow) in 1866.  Henry and Almira had two children - a son who died at birth in 1873 and Effie G. White (1874-1900).  George Winslow (1862-1928) was the son of George and Almira (Taft) Winslow.

Almira (Taft) (Winslow) White died in 1927, and George Winslow (her son) died in 1928.  I wonder if Almira White had the residue of the Henry White family papers, and if she passed them to her son, George Winslow, who died in 1928.  I need to research the George Winslow family a bit to see if their are descendants that might have family records that could add to my knowledge base.

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