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POYTHRESS IN THE CENSUS

1790 - 1930     (Various Spellings)

This project was an attempt to locate, using the US Federal Census, Poythresses of various spellings, or should I say, misspellings.

The source for this project, is the Search Engine and Census Images at Ancestry.com .   I used phonetics, to do a surname search, of Ancestry's database. I thought of ways the name could possibly be pronounced and ways I have heard it pronounced or mispronounced, thus coming up with a variety of ways it could be spelled. I then typed the spelling into the search field, to see if the database had anyone by that spelling. If it did, then I would go to the census page, where it was located. In many instances, I did do a page by page search of the images, if I was looking for a particular Poythress , and the search engine was unable to locate them.  

I am NOT SAYING, that all of these people, are in fact Poythresses, I leave that entirely to the individual Researcher.

I am also, NOT SAYING, that these are all the Poythresses , who have ever been in the census. However, I do think this is a good representation of the different branches.

This project will be posted in stages and will eventually cover all states, in the US.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

For simplicity and due to the length of this project, I have eliminated some repetitive parts, of the census data.

  1. All people speak English , unless otherwise noted.
  2. If No Marital Status is noted, they were listed as Single .
  3. If   Veteran , is not noted, it was Not listed.
  4. If Attended School , is not noted, it was Not listed.
  5. All, could Read and Write , unless otherwise noted.
  6. In the early census years, if the Old Script fs was used, for the ss (double s ), I chose to use the, ss (double s ), since it does not change the actual spelling of the name.

Any notes in (       ) are mine.

Question Marks ? - in many instances the census pages were in bad shape and hard to read.   All ?'s mean, that is the best I could make out the spelling or information on the census page. In some cases, all there will be is a ? , meaning I could not even render, a guess.

Abbreviations used for this Project

M - Male

F - Female

OFP - Other Free Persons

FCP - Free Colored Persons

Mu/Mul - Mulatto

Neg. - Negro

E. Em. Emp. - Employer/Employee

Gr. - Grand

Gen. - General

I hope this project helps some of you, fill in a blank or two, on some of your Ancestors.

Elaine Criddle - 2003

                                                

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