Thursday, May 29, 2008

Isaac in 1800 Census

Isaac in 1800 Census
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel

Transcribing census records is the "not fun" part of family history work.

This is the 1800 census for my ancestor, Isaac Denison, Sr.

Note the red dot indicates the location of his name in the hand written record and the yellow dot indicates the last column, which is the number of slaves in his household.

I discover while working with this document that the household of Isaac and his wife Eunice has too many people. I check the marriage dates of some children and feel that one of their children married and did not move out of the household. As there are no names in this census, identifying which child this is could be hard. Isaac and Eunice had another child after 1800 but sadly this child died very young.

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