Thursday, May 16, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1850 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 1850 United States Census record for my Henry White family (my second great-grandfather) in Killingly town, Windham County, Connecticut:

The Henry White household:

The extracted information for the Henry White family, enumerated on 19 September 1850, is:

*  Henry White - age 26, male, a Weaver, born Gloucester R.I.
*  Amy White - age 24, female, born So. Kingston R.I.
*  Ellen F. White - age 5, female, born Killingly Ct, at school
*  Julia E. White - age 3, female, born Killingly Ct
*  Emily E. White - age 2, female, born Killingly Ct

The source citation for this 1850 census entry is:

1850 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, population schedule, Killingly town; Page 360 (stamped), dwelling #582, family #635, Henry White household, digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 51.

The only minor errors I see are in the ages of Julia and Emily:

*  Julia was born 8 September 1848, so on 1 June 1850 (the "official" census day), she would have been 1 year old rather than 3 years old .  However, on the day the census was take, she would have been 2 years old.
*  Emily was born 15 October 1849, so she should have been enumerated as 8/12 "officially," or 11/12 on the day the census was taken.

There is an interesting feature of this particular census record:  The birthplace includes the town and the state, rather than just the birth state.

This is the earliest record that I have for Julia's first name being "Julia" - several other records have her as "Juliet" or "Juliette."  She went by Juliette as an adult, I believe.

This is the only record I have where Julia has a middle initial - I believe it is E.  She may have been Julia Elizabeth White.  A sister was Emily Elizabeth White. Another sister was Ellen Frances White.

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