Thursday, August 9, 2012

John Shores Enumerated Twice in 1860?

We've been discussing the Civil War pension application filed on behalf of John Shores son in recently released issues of Casefile Clues (3-16 and 3-17). It appears that John Shores may be enumerated twice in the 1860 census as shown in these these census images from Fulton County Illinois' Woodland Township:

page 154


 page 137


The main difference is the name of the son. There are many similarities between these two entries.

We'll look at these enumerations in more detail in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues.

That will include a complete analysis and complete citations. One should not immediately conclude the entries are the same without some analysis. If they are different, then I've got to be careful as there are two similar families in close proximity to each other. It can happen.

Stay tuned.

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