Thursday, June 6, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1860 U.S. Census for Jonathan Oatley

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 Jonathan Oatley (one of my 3rd great-grandfathers) in Killingly (East Killingly Post Office), Windham County, Connecticut:

The two Oatley families on this census:

The extracted information for the two households, enumerated on 29 June 1860:

*  Jonathan Oatley - age 70, male, a mason, $1000 in real property, born Conn.
*  Annie Oatley - age 60, female, born Conn.

*  Benedict Oatley - age 34, male, born Conn.
*  Caroline Oatley - age 34, female, born Conn.
*  Henry U. Oatley - age 9, male, born Conn.
*  Monroe Warner - age 21, male, Laborer, born Conn.
*  Sarah Warner - age 17, female, born Conn.

The source citation for the Jonathan Oatley entry is:

1860 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, Population Schedule, East Killingly, Page 553, dwelling #584, family #606, Jonathan Oatley household; digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Series M653, Roll 92.

The obvious errors in this census record include:

*  Jonathan's wife, "Annie" was named Amy, and this is the only source I've seen with "Annie."
*  Jonathan was born in July 1790, so he should be age 69.
*  Amy (Champlin) Oatley was born in March 1798, so should be age 62.
*  Jonathan Oatley, Amy (Champlin) Oatley, Benedict Oatley, and Caroline (Mowry) Oatley were born in Rhode Island, not Connecticut.

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