Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Likely 1850 Census Entry for Benjamin Butler
Regular Casefile Clues readers are familiar with Benjamin Butler. This is the entry from the 1850 census that I think is probably him. This entry is from St. Clair County, Michigan, and was indexed under "Butter" at Ancestry.com. In a future issue of Casefile Clues, we'll discuss why there is a good chance this is the "right" Benjamin and what records have led me to this conclusion. This image from the 1850 census actually shows two individuals from the neighboring household, the house/family numbers were cut off when this image was made.
And, as always, we'll have a complete citation to this census entry and every record used in our analysis.