For example, the 1810 census reported the number of free white males and females in these age categories: "Under ten years of age" "Of ten years, and under sixteen" "Of sixteen, and under twenty-six" "Of twenty-six, and under forty-five" "Of forty-five and upwards" While the age range provided by age categories does not indicate an exact date of birth, it at least gives a "ballpark" figure useful (1) for tracking the head of household from one census to the next, especially if other people have the same name, and (2) for tentatively estimating the composition of the family, which the researcher must confirm from other records.For example, in 1810, the household of Alexander Tackles of Warsaw, Genesee Co., NY, consisted of two males age 16-26 (sons Alexander Jr.
This venture failed in 1859 due to mismanagement of the managing company and Kirkpatrick went to Anna and established a successful pottery business. His father, William Bourne, took over the Belper Pottery in 1800.
The 1840 census reported the name and exact age of Revolutionary War pensioners; examples are given in the next section. This clue should lead the researcher to Revolutionary War military service and pension records.
Military Service The 1840 census asked for the names and ages of "Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, Included in the Foregoing [Household]." Pensioners included both veterans and widows. The pension files, which are especially useful, have been reproduced in NARA microfilm publication M804, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996), which is available online or for purchase.
Frank Adams was a sewer pipe manufacturer in Middlebury, which later became a part of Akron.
Byron Allison was mustered out of the Union forces in 1864 and in 1870 was listed as a stoneware manufacturer. The impression is usually near the base of the bottle. By 1870, Noah was listed as operating the stoneware factory in Mound City, was living with Moses' wife, and Moses could not be found.