[APG Public List] Help reading 1880 census

J. Amy Newman amynewman at telus.net
Sun Sep 27 11:20:26 MDT 2009

To consider:
It's entirely possible for a 13 yr old to be fertile but the children could
be fostered by George and Annie and the enumerator made an incorrect
Perhaps errors were made in either the relationships or parental birth state
when the census was transcribed.

J. Amy Newman
info at nrsfind.com

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Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 08:57:03 -0500
From: "Jean R. Legried" <jraeleg at charter.net>
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Help reading 1880 census
To: "'Richard A. Pence'" <richardpence at pipeline.com>,	"'APG Public
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Are these actually the children of George and 
Annie? According to the ages given, Annie would 
have been only 13 when Mary was born.


At 05:42 AM 9/26/2009, Liv Marit Haakenstad wrote:
>George A. PENCE - born in Maryland, and father and mother born in Maryland
>Annie D. PENCE - born in New York, parents born in Mass.
>But the kids are also listed with parents born in Mass., so that doesn't
>make sense!
>Best regards,
>Liv Marit Haakenstad, Norway
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>The 1880 census has this familiy:
>Census Place: Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania George A. PENCE Self M M W 38
>  Occ: C. Mill Fa: MD Mo: MD
>Annie D. PENCE Wife F M W 28 NY
>  Occ: Keeping House Fa: MA Mo: MA
>Mary D. PENCE Dau F S W 15 MD
>  Occ: Home Fa: MA Mo: MA
>George A. PENCE Son M S W 8 PA
>  Occ: School Fa: MA Mo: MA
>William W. PENCE Son M S W 7 PA
>  Occ: School Fa: MA Mo: MA
>I have looked at the image at Ancestry.com, but my old eyes can't read it.
>Can someone check the places of birth for me - the children show parents
>born in Massachusetts in the above index, but the parents are shown as born
>in Maryland and New York. Does the original really have Mass. as the birth
>place of the parents?
>Please reply only to me. Thaks.
>Richard Pence


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