Saturday, October 22, 2016

Where were your parents born? (rhetorical)

According to the 1850 federal census in Perry County, Mississippi, both Silas Simmons and his wife Janet were born in South Carolina.  Silas and Janet died before the 1860 census was taken.  Eight of their children lived to the 1880 census and then two of those made it to 1900.  So where were Silas and Janet born?

Census Child Father’s birthplace Mother’s birthplace
1880 Elizabeth North Carolina North Carolina
1880 William South Carolina South Carolina
1880 Nancy Alabama Alabama
1900 Nancy Alabama North Carolina
1880 James South Carolina South Carolina
1880 Melinda South Carolina South Carolina
1880 John South Carolina South Carolina
1880 Benjamin South Carolina South Carolina
1880 Matilda Georgia Mississippi
1900 Matilda Mississippi Mississippi


Who knew this was such a hard question.



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