Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1860 U.S. Census Record for John C. Paul household in Chicago, Illinois

 This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1860 U.S. Census record for the John C. Paul household in Ward 8, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:

The Paul household in this record:

The extracted information for each person in the household is:

*  Jno C. Paul - age 36, male, a cooper, born in Newfoundland
*  Maria Paul -  age 35, female, born in Ireland
*  Mary A. Paul - age 6, female, $100 in personal property, born in Mass., attends school.
*  Rebecca M. Paul - age 3, female, born Illinois
*  Robert Paul - age 1, male, born Illinois

*  Julia Taylor - age 16, female, servant, born in Newfoundland

The source citation for this record is:

1860 United States Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois, Population Schedule, Chicago Ward 8, Page 101, dwelling #670, family #746, Jno C. Paul household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2017); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 168.

After John C. and Maria T. (Beamish) Paul were married in 1852 in Massachusetts, they had had three children by 1860.  I have found no birth record in Massachusetts for Mary Ann Paul (age 6 in 1860) for Rebecca M. Paul (age 3 in 1860, or for Robert Paul (age 1 in 1860); the latter two  who were born in Illinois, according to this 1860 U.S. Census record.

This census record narrows the approximate time frame that this family moved from Massachusetts to Illinois - between 1854 and 1857.

There is an interesting entry for the daughter, Mary A. Paul.  She has $100 in personal property.  Perhaps she received this from her parents.  I have no information about her parents other than their names from the 1852 marriage record in Massachusetts.

John C and Maria T. (Beamish) Paul are Linda's second great-grandparents through their daughter, Mary Ann Paul (1854-1908) who married Herman Schaffner (1854-1921) in about 1876.


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