Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor With Most Census Entries

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing, has another great SNGF:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) Do you know which of your ancestors appears the most times in the Census records? How many years? Are there duplicate entries?

2) Describe that ancestor's entries in the records in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook or Google+.

I am traveling around Ohio this week and am working on some research for my husband's Gorrell, Bishop, and Shotts families. That's why I've chosen Amos Gorrell Jr. as the ancestor with the most census records. He was in 9 census enumerations.

1840: as a tick mark in his father's Beaver Co, Pennsylvania household. He was one of the males under 5.

1850: Amos was 13 years old in his father's Jackson Co, Ohio household.

1860: Amos, 23 years old, was still living in his father, Amos Sr's household in Ross Co, Ohio. He had $850 worth of real estate and $160 of personal worth.

1870: Amos, 33, headed his own household in Cooper Co, Missouri with his wife, Catherine.

1880: Amos, 32, headed his Cooper Co, Missouri household.

1890: Amos was listed in the "Special Schedule: Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows," census, a veteran of the Civil War.

1890 Veteran's schedule

1900: Amos headed his household in Cooper Co, Missouri.

1910: Amos headed his household in Cooper Co, Missouri.

1920: Amos was living alone in Blackwater, Cooper Co, Missouri.

Amos died 31 Mar 1928 at the age of 91, almost making it to his tenth census!

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