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Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: [ARIZARD-L] Criswell/Caswell/Chriswell - Emma
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 22:27:54 EST
In a message dated 4/5/2003 8:11:09 PM Central Standard Time,
> Do you really think the census taker would make that mistake with the houses
> next door to each other. I just have a feeling they are two different
> children. James Wren may have died and that would explain him not being in
> the 1860 census.
> jean popovich
I sure wish I could say that the census taker would not duplicate folks but I
have seen it happen several times in my family - in Missouri and Texas and
Oklahoma. In most of those instances the children were listed with the
parents and again with someone else - a grandparent ( I guess they were
helping the grandparents out on the farm) (actually have this one several
times) or boarding with a family while they went to school or also listed
with a brother or sister. But the one that really drives me nuts is the 1900
census in Jack Co., Texas where my grandparents and all their children are
listed twice - Once in their own household and once with one of the sets of
great grandparents. The two census were taken only a couple of days apart.
What made this one so bad is that the census taker was their uncle - now you
I guess I am leaning toward one James listed twice with a possibility that
Matilda might be a Creswell too. But I can find really good reasons to say
there are 2 James as well. As you said - the other James could have died
before the 1860 census. What would really help is to find the marriage
record for Hyman and Harriet. That would give us a time line for the
Shawn got my CD drive replaced today and I went through all the CDs I have
with no luck for their marriage record. And I think that others on the list
have hunted for it as well. This one might have to stay on my mystery list
for a while longer.... <sigh>.
I still haven't heard from one more person that I send an e-mail to the other
night. Perhaps she will have something that will help.
Thanks and take care - Emma