Thursday, May 23, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1850 U.S. Census Record for Albert White Household

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 the Albert White household in Killingly town, Windham County, Connecticut:

The Albert H. White household:

The extracted information for the Albert H. White household, enumerated on 14 September 1850:

*  Albert H. White - age 23, male, a Farmer, real property worth $1200, born Gloucester RI
*  Harriet A. White - age 14, female, born Gloucester RI
*  Maranda White - age 46, female, born Gloucester RI.

The source citation for this 1850 U.S. census entry is:

1850 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, population schedule, Killingly town; page 351 (stamped), dwelling #444, family #492, Albert H. White household; digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 51.

To put this census entry into context, Jonathan White, the husband of Miranda (Wade) White and father of Albert and Harriet, died on 19 April 1850 in Killingly.  He and Miranda were also the parents of Henry White, born in 1824, who we visited last week in Treasure Chest Thursday - 1850 U.S. Census Record for Henry White Family.  

The only obvious errors I see in this census entry are:

*  the spelling of their birthplace - "Glocester" should be "Glocester."
*  Miranda's birthplace may actually be Foster RI (according to a county history book and her parents

I found it interesting that the real estate value was assigned to Albert and not to Miranda.

This is the only record I have for Miranda's approximate age - if she's 46 in this census record, then she was born in 1803 or 1804.  A state history book provides her birth date as 25 June 1804.

Miranda (Wade) White died before this census was enumerated, on 27 August 1850.

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