A few articles ago, we looked at the household of Jesse M. Scott in the 1840 Federal census of District 653, Carroll County, Georgia. At the bottom of the page previous to Jesse’s entry, the household of a man named Bennett Malone was recorded. That’s who we’re looking at today. The reason we’re looking at Bennett Malone is because I suspect he might have been related to Jesse Scott’s wife Senia Malone. I don’t know anything about Senia’s parents or siblings. The Malones have been a total brick wall.
This is how Bennett’s household was enumerated:
|Males under 5||1|
|Males 5 & under 10|
|Males 10 & under 15||1|
|Males 15 & under 20||1|
|Males 20 & under 30||1|
|Males 30 & under 40|
|Males 40 & under 50||1|
|Females under 5||1|
|Females 5 & under 10||3|
|Females 10 & under 15||1|
|Females 15 & under 20||2|
|Females 20 & under 30|
|Females 30 & under 40||1|
Let’s re-arrange the data to make it easier to examine.
Bennett was born between 1791 and 1800. Senia’s birth year ranges between 1810 to 1814 depending upon which record one is examining. There is enough wiggle room here that Bennett could be either Senia’s father or older brother.
Wife Malone was born between 1801-1810. Definitely not old enough to be Senia’s mother.
So, assuming Bennett had no prior marriage and assuming there is a direct family relationship to Senia, Bennett could have been Senia’s older brother. More research into Bennett Malone is warranted.
Ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Ancestry.com, Year: 1840; Census Place: District 653, Carroll, Georgia; Roll: 38; Family History Library Film: 0007042. Record for Bennett Malone. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=8057&h=1663945&indiv=try.