Sunday, April 10, 2016

Census Sunday: 1878 MS School Census


There are more census reports than just the US population schedules. Recently my blogging buddy, Charles L. Purvis, from Carolina Family Roots told me about the MS Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850 – 1892; 1908 – 1957. I had seen limited school census reports in print form at the Family History Center at Salt Lake City but did not realize the reports were online through Family Search.

I began my search looking for my great grandfather, Jasper Pascal Brown. When I located Jasper and his siblings I looked at the other names on the page and saw more relatives. Then I went page by page, finding more and more relatives who went to school in Simmons and Holmesville, Pike County. MS. It was fun to see that my great grandparents went to school together when they were children.

Note: In 1878 only the surname of the parent was given. I have added details from my records.

The children of Allen Moses Brown
Mary             female          15                b c 1863
Jasper           male             13                b c 1865        my great grandfather
‘Elmer’         female          9                  b c 1969

The children of Jessie Alexander Brumfield
Eli                male             12                b c 1866
Rosa             female          10                b c 1968        my great grandmother
John             male             7                  b c 1871

The children of Joseph Warren Brumfield, my 1st cousin 4x removed
Johnnie         male             12                b c 1866
R. F.            male             8                  b c 1870
Henry           male             6                  b c 1872
Joe Eddie      male             5                  b c 1873

The children of Henry Sims Brumfield, my 1st cousin 4x removed
Udora           female          6                  b c 1872
Alice             female          8                  b c 1870
Johnnie         male             10                b c 1868
Lucy              female          12                b c 1866
Lizzie           female          14                b c 1864
Jesse            male             18                b c 1860
Lucinda         female          19                b c 1859
Emma           female          20                b c 1858

The children of William Franklin Fortenberry, my 1st cousin 4x removed
Joe               male             9                  b c 1869
Bengie          male             7                  b c 1871
Clarence        male             5                  b c 1873

The children of Jeremiah Smith, my third great grand uncle
Jarratt                   male             20                b c 1858
Samantha      female           18                b c 1860

The children of John Shaffer Ellzey, the husband of my second great grand aunt
Monroe         male             10                b c 1868
Rosa D.         female          6                  b c 1872

The children of Benjamin Franklin Ellzey
WS               male             20                b c 1858
Dora             male             16                b c 1862
Josaphine      female          15                b c 1863
Fannie          female          13                b c 1865
Nannie                   female          12                b c 1867
Sam              male             10                b c 1868
Mary             female          9                  b c 1869
Annie            female          9                  b c 1869
John             male             7                  b c 1871
Nettie           female          5                  b c 1873

The children of Julius Newton Alford, my second great grand uncle
Martha                   female          11                b c 1867
Mary             female          9                  b c 1869
L L               female          8                  b c 1870
Ola               female          6 (?)            

I had the names of these children already but this census gives me another source for their names & birth years & location.

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4 comments:

  1. I see that you found a "Bonanza" in the MS School Census.

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    1. Yes. Thanks a million for telling me about this resource!

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  2. What a fun find! I didn't realize that those records were not on line either, so thanks for the heads up.

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    1. Michelle, good luck with your search through these records.

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