Saturday, November 26, 2011

Correction to Issue 51-When was Iam Born?

Issue 51 contained a chart analyzing the households of Wesley Jones in the 1850-1880 census. In preparing an article on the daughter Matilda and her husband, an error on the birth year was noted for "Iam." The year range was not actually needed in the analysis done in issue 51. However, it is more crucial to the analysis of the identity of the mysterious "Iam."

The chart appears below. We're working on the article regarding this confusing "Iam."


Name
1850 Age[1]
1860 Age[2]
1870 Age[3]
1880 Age[4]
Birth year range calculated by using oldest and youngest census ages
comments
“Iam”

26


1823-1824
should be 1833-1834
“Iam” and Matilda were married within the 1860 census year. Both are enumerated as females. “Iam” may actually have been an in-law of Wesley Jones.



[1] 1850 U. S. census, Macon County Missouri, population schedule, District 52, p. 154B and 155, dwelling 511, family 520, Wesley Jones; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 October 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 405.
[2] 1860 U. S. census, Macon County, Missouri, population schedule, West Chariton Township, p. 109 (handwritten, upper right), dwelling 770, family 774, Wesley Jones household; digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 October 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 631.
[3] 1870 U. S. census, Macon County, Missouri, population schedule, Callao, p. 38B, dwelling 227, family 227, Wesley Jones; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 October 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 790.
[4] 1880 U. S. census, Macon County, Missouri, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 131, Bevier, p. 10B, dwelling 81, household 86, Serilda Jones; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 October 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 701.

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