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From: "Marlena Amalfitano" <>
Subject: Re: [HudsonRV] John Carroll question
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 16:33:51 -0500
It could also be the farm was close to town or the local school and his
parents may have lived too far away for him to commute, so he borded there
to go to school in exchange for hired hand chores.
>From: Joyce Weaver <>
>Subject: Re: [HudsonRV] John Carroll question
>Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 08:22:07 -0500
>My guess is that that your young man did go to school in the winter,
>last year. After all, even today many students graduate at 17 and in his
>many dropped out long before that. There's no way of knowing whether he
>on that farm or another in previous summers, but it looks to me like he was
>farm hand rather than an apprentice. I'm basing that on the apparent lack
>occupation for him. It's probably not always true, but I know I've seen
>like "apprentice carpenter" on other census listings.
>Some of the individuals listed may have been boarders, either summer or
>year-round, as well as farmhands. (Though I'd expect occupations for male
> > I have found my great-grandfather, JOHN CARROLL, living on a farm in
> > Kingston, NY in the 1850 census. The farm is owned by a family named
> > Nichols. John is 17 at the time and listed as having attended school
> > year. The Nichols family consists of a mother, father and two children.
> > There are 14 other people living on the farm which includes what seems
> > a mother and her 3 children. The remaining 11 people all have different
> > names. I am curious what the situation was. Was John Carroll an
> > or something similar. If so, I am surprised he is listed as having
> > school during the year. Did farm help go to school during the winter?
> > Anyone with any insights on this I would appreciate your comments.
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