Thursday, July 26, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - the 1880 U.S. Census Record for Frank W. Seaver 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 great-grandparents and their family in Leominster, Massachusetts: 

Here's a closeup view of the Frank W. Seaver family entry:

The extracted information for the family, residing in Leominster, taken on 9 June 1880, is:

*   Frank W. Seaver -- white, male, age 27, married, works in a comb shop, born Massachusetts, parents born Massachusetts/Massachusetts

*   Hattie L. Seaver -- white, female, age 22, wife, married, keeping house, born Massachusetts, father born Massachusetts, mother born Massachusetts
*  Fredrick W. Seaver -- white, male, age 3, son, single, born Massachusetts, parents born Massachusetts/Massachusetts

The source citation for the census image is:

1880 United States Federal Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts Population Schedule, Leominster: Page 525, dwelling # 354, family #436, Frank Seaver household; online image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T9, Roll 565.

There is only one entry on this census record that doesn't match other information that I have, including:

*  Hattie L. (Hildreth) Seaver's mother was Sophia (Newton) Hildreth, (1934-12923), who was born in Vermont.  The 1880 U.S. census for the Edward Hildreth family in Leominster indicates that she was born in Vermont, as do her marriage and death certificates/records, and U.S. census records in 1850, 1870, 1880, 1910 and 1920. 

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