Thursday, March 16, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1850 U.S. Census for Isaac Lanfear in Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York

  I looked in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1850 United States census record for the Isaac Lanfear household in Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York:

The entry for the Isaac Lanfear family is in Lines 4-7 on the page:

The abstracted information of this census record is (Dwelling #2162, Family #2190):

*  Isaac Lanfear, age 73, male, a Farmer, has $2000 in real property.
*  Rosanna Lanfear, age 65, female.
*  Latham Lanfear, age 36, male, a farmer.
*  Melinda Lanfear, age 27, female.

The source citation for this record is:

1850 United States Federal Census, Jefferson County, New York, Lorraine, Page 358 (stamped), Lines 4-7, Isaac Lanfear household, online database with record image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432 (1009 rolls).

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the names of the family members, occupations, and the location of the Isaac Lanfear household, and Indirect Evidence of the birth years of the family members.

Isaac Lanfear (1777-1851) was born in 1777 in Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York, the son of Latham and Anna (Wilbur) Lanphere.  He married Rosina Laun (1781-1881) on 10 October 1808 in Claverack, Columbia County, New York.  They had ten known children, born between 1809 and 1828.

Isaac and Rosina (Laun) Lanfear  are my 4th great-grandparents.  I am descended through one of their children who had a son (perhaps out of wedlock), my 2nd great-grandfather, Devier James Lanfear Smith (1839-1894), who was adopted by Ranslow and Mary (Bell) Smith of Henderson, New York.


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