Very interesting find today! I think. 🙂 An 1800 census form that is sloppy, confusing, and promising all at once!
I haven’t had much luck yet learning more about my great-grandmother, Adeline Haven b1861. What little I know was shared by my aunt:
- Her Maiden Name was Haven.
- Her Parents’ names were John Haven and Sophia Mongeon. My aunt made a trip to town hall to find this at some point way back when.
- She was French.
- That would be everything!
My online searching turned up nothing, until I found this 1800 Census Form from Burrillville, RI.
I decided to plug this family into my tree assuming that this is my grandmother, Adeline, based on the following:
- Her last name is Haven.
- Her age looks about right.
- Her mother’s name is Sophia.
- I have been unable to find any other record in the 1880 census that is even remotely a match.
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There are a few interesting things to be gleaned from this record, all of which are new information to my research:
- All the daughters are Havens, from Sophia’s first marriage. Mary and Julia are married, and Adeline, Josephine, and Minnie, still single. That’s 4 sisters nobody in the family knew Adeline had.
- As Mary is listed as widowed, but has a living husband listed also, I am going to guess that George Latimore is her son from a previous marriage which ended in death (most likely) or divorce for Mr. Latimore.
- I am also guessing that the two Gardiner grandchildren are sons of Frank Gardiner’s son, who is also either passed or missing from the census.
I am going to model the tree accordingly with these assumptions and modify as I learn more!