Thursday, April 4, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1850 U.S. Census Record for Ranslow Smith 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 Smith 3rd great-grandparents  in Town of Burnett, Dodge County, Wisconsin:

The Ranslow Smith family enumeration:

The extracted information for the family, with an enumeration date of 3 October 1850, is:

* Ranslow Smith - age 44, male, a Farmer, $2000 in real property, born New York

*  Mary Smith, wife - age 45, female, born New York

*  Mary J. Smith - age 12, female, born New York, attended school*  Devier Smith - age 11, male, born New York, attended school
*  Henritette Dickerson - age 21, female, born Germany

The source citation for this census record is:

1850 United States Federal Census, Dodge County, Wisconsin, Population Schedule, Town of Burnett; Page 43,  Dwelling # 609, family #632, Ranslow Smith household, digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 996.

I don't see any glaring errors in this record.

This is the only record I have for the age of the apparent daughter, Mary J. Smith.  She married Lucius Sanborn in 1857, in Dodge County, Wisconsin.  Ranslow Smith's will in 1865 names Mary Jane Bell Smith as the wife of Lucius Sanborn of Iowa.  With this clue, I was able to find all 11 of Mary Jane's children in census records, the marriages of some of the children in Iowa marriage records, and the death information for Lucius and Mary Jane, plus several children and their spouses, on Find A Grave.

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