back from 1850
is now identified as born between 1765
to 1770, probably closer to 1765. But how about those
unknown children in the census -- can we use this analysis
tool to identify them by name? Yes!
Henry and Tabitha did not live until the 1850 census, most
of their children did. And that census will give the names
and ages of those who survived until 1850. We can then work
backwards from known birth years to identify these
unknown children using Henry's will.
know from Henry's will that he
named sixteen children by his two wives. It appears that
he named them in order, oldest to youngest.
five young children in the 1810 census would be 40 to 65
in 1850, and likely to be alive in the 1850 census.
Joel and Stephen named last in Henry's will.
M1 is Stephen,
M2 is Joel.
F2 is Frances, and
F3 is Nancy.
and Joel have left home by 1820. Nancy is still unmarried
at 26 plus years old.
example, two of the last named males in his will were his
sons Joel and Stephen:
"16thly I give to my son Joel
"17thly I give to my son Stephen ..."
are likely to be the two youngest sons in the 1810 census.
is most likely the son "M1" above, born between
1801 and 1840. He is still living at home with Tabitha in
is most likely "M2", born between 1794 and 1800;
he has left home by 1820, when he would be 20 to 26 years
Similarly the three youngest daughters names
can be extracted from the will, giving the following picture:
rest of the children
the rest of the children through Henry's will, later census
data, and their marriage data, etc. gives the full
picture of the family of Henry and Tabitha Haynes. See
Family Vital Data
figure shows the best estimate of the dates of birth, marriage
and death for all sixteen children. (The daughters were
tracked by using marriage records to find and track their
husband's census data.) Plotting data in the form of this
vitals chart also allows to help identify which of
Henry's two wives was the mother of each child.