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Lewis County Censuses

Excerps from 1890 census report

Some interesting trivia about the 1890 census: In Kentucky there were 146,521 Mules, 41,909 horses and 5,128 Asses (4 legged kind). For the entire state only 1235 people were in jail, 1188 men and 47 women. Contributed by Glen Haney.

Facts you should know about the census records

1940 is the last available census at this time.

All census records [1790 - 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated - city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated - only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated - single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated - brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc.
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume "white"]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as "step" children
Adopted children are not enumerated as "adopted"
Grand children are not enumerated as "grandchildren"
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces

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