Bennett Malone might have been related to Jesse Scott's wife Senia Malone. The Malones have been a total brick wall.
In 1850, Alabama was already threatening succession from the Union if they didn't get their way, which might have motivated them to conduct their own census.
There are three Scott families on this page. Or one. Depends on your perspective.
Today we're looking Jesse Scott in the 1840 United States Census.
Newman J. Albright and S. Elizabeth Scott were enumerated in the 1870 United States Census six months after their December 1869 marriage.
How I came to Susie's identity was interesting. The eureka moment was when I looked at the 1910 census.
The new year was still in its infancy when Susie Redmond filed for divorce.
The 1900 census included the total number of children born to a mother, and the number still living. For Senia Scott, it was 12 and 6. Who was still living?
The 1866 Alabama census was just a row of numbers counting people by age group. I wondered if it was possible to cross-reference with other records to figure out who those numbers represent.
Next Monday, 2 April, the National Archives will make available the 1940 United States Census. While the images will be available immediately online, the census will not yet have a searchable index. FamilySearch and Ancestry.com are both spearheading the indexing effort. See their respective sites if you wish to be a part of the indexing…