Thursday, May 2, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1870 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 1870 United States Census record for my White 2nd great-grandfather's family in Killingly town, Windham County, Connecticut:

The Henry White household:

The extracted information for the household, with an enumeration date of 10 August 1870, is:

*  Henry A. White - age 44, male, white, works in a cotton mill, $1400 in real property, $500 in personal property, born Rhode Island, male citizen of the US over age 21
*  Almira E. White - age 28, female, white, keeping house, born Mass. 

*  Henry J. White - age 17, male, white, a farm laborer, born Conn.
*  Frederick J. White - age 11, male, white, at school, born Conn., attended school in last year
*  George W. Winslow - age 8, male, white, at school, born Conn., attended school in last year

*  Hosea E. Green - age 21, male, white, a machinist in a cotton mill, born Conn.
*  Mary J. Green - age 18, female, white, no occupation, born Conn.
*  Percy T. Green - age 4/12, male, white, born Conn., born in Jan.

The source citation for this document is:

1870 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, Population Schedule, Killingly township: page 442, dwelling #691, family #975, Henry White household; digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 116.

There are some probable errors in this enumeration:

*  Henry A. White was born in about 1824, which would make him 45 or 46 in 1870.  
*  Almira (Taft) (Winslow) White was probably born in Connecticut, not Massachusetts.

Almira (Taft) (Winslow) White, Henry's second wife, was the widow of George A. Winslow (1843-1864), the father of George W. Winslow.

I wondered who Hosea and Mary J. Green were, and just figured it out.  Mary J. (Taft) Green was the sister of Almira Elizabeth (Taft) White, and both were daughters of Warren and Almira (Oatley) Taft.  So Mary J. Green was Henry White's sister-in-law.  Henry's first wife was Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864), who was Almira (Oatley) Taft's sister.  So the White children are first cousins of Almira (Taft) White and Mary J. (Taft) Green.  All in the family!

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