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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun 20 Aug 2009

In some research I am doing there is a John Barton b. 1855 Illinois, without parents; married 11 Jan 1878, Muscatine, Iowa, Elizabeth Jane (Eliza) Steckman b. 27 Sep 1854, Wheeling, Ohio Co., Virginia. I am going to search for census as I have none at this time.

This appears to be a correct 1860 census with the link: http://tinyurl.com/m8s4sp. Ancestry is costly but it does have an enormous amount of data!

Name: John Barton
Age in 1860: 5
Birth Year: abt 1855
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1860: Drury, Rock Island, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Illinois City
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Barton 42
Eliza Barton 35
Nicholas Barton 13
Antoine Barton 11
Mary Jane Barton 9
Ely Barton 6
John Barton 5
William Barton 45

This gives me the parents with family of John b. 1855 which agrees with another source. It tells me his father is John was a clergyman born in abt 1818 in England and mother is Eliza b. abt 1835 in Ohio. The children I have born in Illinois.

I have just entered the parents and John's data as do not need siblings at this time. I sourced it:
1860 census for Drury, Rock Island, Illinois; Pg6 Dwelling 47 Lines 27-34 5 June 1860 and printed out 2 copies of the first page of ancestry describing this census and 2 copies of the actual census copies. This puts one in each of John Sr and John Jr's files.

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20090822-q4ym-68kb screen shot of this family in RootsMagic Software. This image does not reflect the change in John Jr's birth place but knowing this will sure make it easier to find that birth. (see below)

I also have the 1870 census that I will now enter in the same fashion. In comparing the 2 census records ... they both say John was born in Iowa not Illinois. A birth record would help save this day! Thanks Genea-bloggers!

2 comments:

Ed said...

Hi, found you from geneamusings and just got curious with nothing better to do, so:
There is a John Barton, b. 1818, in Muscatine County on the 1856 Iowa Census at ancestry.com. (Image available to members.) Googling Muscatine county Iowa will turn up the Genweb page and some other links. Civil birth records for 1855 don't look promising. Maybe church records?

-- Ed H.

Brenda said...

Thanks Ed... At the moment we are not taking John back any further. Thanks for the heads up on resources~ My buddy is going to Iowa in Sept for researching! Thanks again! Brenda