Sunday, January 15, 2017

Census Sunday: Four Generations Together

These two houses, side by side, have members of four generations of the Alford/Berryhill family.

Ira P. Alford – Nancy (Alford) Berryhill – Mary Berryhill – Jessie Berryhill

1900 US Census, MS, Pike County, Beat 1

House #1
Mark Berryhill                       b March 1841 MS                 husband
Nancy (Alford) Berryhill         b May 1845 LA                     
Ulysses S Berryhill                 b Jan 1879 MS                     son
Daisy L. Berryhill                   b Dec 1880 MS                    daughter
Emma A. Berryhill                 b March 1882 MS                 daughter

House #2
Mary Berryhill                       b June 1870 MS                    widowed daughter in law
Jessie Berryhill                      b Dec 1894 MS                     granddaughter
Ira P. Alford                           b Jan 1822 MS                     father

I have encountered records with three generations in the past but this is the first time I have found four generations all together.

Ira Payne Alford is my 2nd great grand uncle.


  1. Isn't that something, Colleen! In my extended family, we rarely ever crossed paths with our grandparents, let alone great-grands, and to have them all living next door to each other.

    1. I think it is amazing that they all lived close together. We lived in the same town as our maternal grandmother and the same county as our paternal grandmother but not next door.

  2. I always like seeing families clustered together in a census record but I've never stopped to consider the number of generations represented. I'm going to pay attention to that in the future.

    1. It certainly makes genealogy pieces easier to put together when they live together!


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