Thursday, May 9, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1860 United States 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 1860 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, in the West Killingly Post Office area, with an enumeration date of 6 July 1860, is:

*  Henry A. White - age 35, male, a manufacturer, $1000 in real property, born Conn.
*  Amy F. White - age 33, female, born Conn. 

*  Ellen F. White - age 15, female, born Conn.
*  Juliette White - age 13, female, born Conn.
*  Emily A. White - age 12, female, born Conn.*  Henry J. White - age 7, male, born Conn., attended school in last year
*  Fred J. White - age 1/12, male, born Conn.

The source citation for this document is:

1860 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, 
Population Schedule, Killingly town, page 588, dwelling #851, family #925, Henry White household; digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 92.

There are some probable errors in this enumeration:

*  Juliette White's birth date was 8 September 1848, so she should be age 11.

*  Emily White's birth date was 15 October 1849, so she should be age 10.
*  Emily White's middle name was Elizabeth, so the middle initial is wrong.

The question in my mind about this entry is why weren't the three daughters going to school?  Perhaps there was no school after 6th grade, or they were needed at home.  

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