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From: "Suzanne Shephard" <>
Subject: Re: [YELTON] John H. & Judith Yelton
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 22:19:18 -0000
John died May 19, 1870 in Butler, Pendleton Co., KY. He and Judith were my
Adair Co., Boone Co. & Henry Co.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Cheryl Chasin <>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 1:06 AM
Subject: [YELTON] John H. & Judith Yelton
> I ran across something kind of strange in the 1870 Census for Campbell
> County, KY. On p. 250 appears the household of Judith M. Yelton, age 67.
> She's listed first, apparently as the head of the household. Next are
> Patrick, age 23, and Lucinda, age 21. The last person listed is John H.
> Yelton, age 63 and born in NC. That's undoubtedly her husband, the son of
> James & Elizabeth Yelton. So why isn't he listed first, as would normally
> be the case?
> The only thing I can think of is that John had died very recently, between
> June 1, 1870 (the census "as of" date) and October 22, 1870 (the date this
> household was actually visited). The census taker asked for head of
> household first, and didn't metion the June 1st date until after he had
> already written the other names.
> Does anyone else have a theory on this?
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