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John QUAY (b. c1795, PA) Juniata/Perry Cos PA
Posted by: Diana Gale Matthiesen (ID *****0513) Date: January 09, 2006 at 02:32:16
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There's a confusing record in the 1850 census that is probably being overlooked by QUAY researchers because it is incorrectly indexed. The problem is twofold:

1) "Quay" is being indexed "Guay," and
2) a stray ditto mark is causing the head-of-household to be given surname "Troup."

The record in question is:

1850: PA: Perry Co.: Oliver Twp. (Roll M432_805, pp. 507A-507B, 90/100):
John Quay " 55 M Labourer Penna
Susanna " 43 F
John Keesbury 19 M Labourer
Susanna " 17 F
Margaret " 15 F
Mary J. " 12 F
Helen " 10 F
Martha P. " 5 F

I believe the ditto mark after "Quay" is a slip by the enumerator, and it's causing the record to be indexed by the surname of the prior household, which is TROUP.

I cannot find John & Susanna QUAY in the 1860 census, but there is a John QUAY in the 1840 census of adjacent Juniata County who is the right age to be the one in 1850.

Have I interpreted this record correctly? Or does a "John Quay TROUP" really exist?

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