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Treasure Chest Thursday -- Post 283: 1852 California State Census Entry for Rachel Wadle 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 1852 California State Census record for Rachel "Wadle" and her children in San Francisco, California:
The Rachel Wadle household:
The information extracted for this household is:
* Rachel Wadle - age 32, no occupation, born England, resided in Manchester
* Eliz [Wadle] - age 13, born England, reside [Manchester]
* Jos [Wadle] - age 9, born NSW
* Jane [Wadle] - age 5, born [NSW]
The source citation for this record is:
"California State Census, 1852," digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 September 2010), San Francisco County, California, page 524 (penned), Rachel Wadle household; citing California State Library, Sacramento, California; 1852 California State Census, Roll #: 4; Repository Collection #: C144:4.
This was one of the breakthrough documents that I found that led me to breaking down the Jane (Whittle) McKnew (1847-1921) ancestry research problem, through the help of several Genea-Musings readers in a crowdsourcing effort. Jane is, of course, the five year old Jane "Wadle" in the record above. She was the daughter of Alexander and Rachel (Morley) Whittle, who sailed from England to Australia in 1841, settled in Sydney, had six children, and had a pub on the Sydney waterfront in the late 1840s. Alexander came to California in 1850, went to the gold country around Angel's camp, and committed suicide in 1853. Rachel brought the children in 1851, settled in San Francisco, and married again. You can read the whole research story at The Whittle Research Compendium (30 September 2010).
Jane (Whittle) McKnew is my wife's great-grandmother, who married Elijah Pickrell McKnew (1836-1912) in 1865 in Tuolumne County, California.
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