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Re: Goodhart/Firkey
Posted by: P. (ID *****3874) Date: February 19, 2011 at 20:42:58
In Reply to: Goodhart/Firkey by Shannon LeBlanc of 61

Hello Shannon,
Just trying to help.

Found the following on the census for 1880 and 1870.


Household:1880 census...

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Frank FIRKEY Self M Male W 54 CAN Wks On Farm CAN CAN
Lucy FIRKEY Wife M Female W 45 VT Keeps House CAN CAN
Frank FIRKEY Son S Male W 25 VT Wks On Farm CAN VT
Melinda FIRKEY Dau S Female W 23 VT At Home CAN VT
Jerry FIRKEY Son S Male W 20 VT Wks On Farm CAN VT
Julia FIRKEY Dau S Female W 19 VT At Home CAN VT
Willie FIRKEY Son S Male W 4 VT CAN VT
Nettie FIRKEY Dau S Female W 11 VT CAN VT
Fred FIRKEY Son S Male W 6 VT CAN VT

Source Information:
Census Place Swanton, Franklin, Vermont



Name: Frank Leirkey/FURKEY/FIRKEY
Birth Year: abt 1827
Age in 1870: 43
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1870: Swanton, Franklin, Vermont
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Leirkey 43
Lucy Leirkey 32
Frank Leirkey 15
Melinda Leirkey 13
Julia Leirkey 11
George Leirkey 9
Lucy Leirkey 1


The 1870 census also has a Edward and Lucy Firkey living next door to Frank and his wife also named Lucy.
Edward aged 68 and Lucy 64 both born in Canada.
Looking at the handwriting on the 1870 I can see it's Firkey. However, transcribers often made many errors with names because they couldn't read enumerator's' handwriting's' !
Can send copy of census as email attach if you wish.


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