Thursday, November 7, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1860 U.S. Census Record for Henry Carringer Household in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance 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 the Henry Carringer household in Perry township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania:

The Henry Carringer entry is the second family entry from the top of the page:

The  Henry Carringer family information from this record is:

Henry Carringer -- age 60, male, a farmer, $3200 in real property, $643 in personal property, born PA
*  George Carringer -- age 28, male, farmer, $100 in personal property, born PA
*  Mary Carringer -- age 24, female, born PA
*  Sarah Carringer -- age 22, female, born PA
*  Henry Carringer -- age 22, male, laborer, born PA
*  Eliza Carringer -- age 17, female, born PA, attended school
*  Matilda Carringer -- age 14, female, born PA, attended school
*  Harvey Carringer -- age 12, male, born PA, attended school

The source citation for this record is:

1860 United States Federal Census, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Perry township; Page 501, dwelling #571, family #544, Henry Carringer household, indexed database with record image, ( : accessed 20 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 1140.

This 1860 U.S. census record shows Henry as a widower, with seven of his unmarried children residing with him in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Henry Carringer (about 1800-1879), son of Martin and Maria (Houx) Carringer, married Sarah Feather (1804-1848) in about 1804, and they had ten children between 1827 and 1848.  

Henry and Sarah (Feather) Carringer are my 3rd great-grandparents, through their son David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) who married Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901) in 1851.


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