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Re: Teter Ross County Ohio connections
Posted by: Ace Maupin (ID *****4165) Date: August 31, 2012 at 00:27:14
In Reply to: Re: Teter Ross County Ohio connections by Sue Draper of 986

Hi Sue.
The display is perfect take my hat off to you.

My great grandfather Robert did have brothers. Trying to trace where they all went. Scattered between Iowa Nebraska a few stayed in Kentucky. If I can find more males will try to get them in touch with you. Outside lines as well.

Found some marriages same county listed. heres some of intrest, HIXON EMANUEL DAVISON MARGARET March 29, 1840
HIXSON MARGARET TEETER ROBERT July 30, 1844. Could have been a 2nd marriage for Margaret. I really dont have enough info to go much further. Was Margaret Davidson the same Margaret that married Robert Teeter?

Here is something a little off the subject. But intersting about Census takers , excerpt

The article below first appeared in the "Kentucky Farmer" and was written by Nevyle Shacklford who is with the Department of Public Information, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
"Sir: I beg to report that I have been dogbit, goose-pecked, cowkicked, briar-scratched, shot at,
and called every 'fowel' that can be tho't of. I have worked 12 days and made $2. I have had enough
and I beg to resign my position as a census taker for Crittenden Township."
Many had never been enumerated before and were naturally suspicious of strangers coming around asking
questions. Others, remembering the biblical reference to the head count for purposes of taxation at
the time of the birth of Christ, often displayed a downright unfriendly attitude. Then still other
citizens, recalling the plagues that befell the children of Israel following the enumeration made
by King David, also refused to cooperate.

So when the enumerators persisted with their questioning, they were often lucky to get by with just
a dog bite. In a sparsely settled area in Pennsylvania, there is one instance of an enumerator being
First census in 1790, the total population count was a fraction under 4 million.
Some authorities of that ime, however, were a bit dubious of that figure. Because of the low pay they
believed that to make ends meet, some of the enumerators in the "more remote and sparsely settled
sections" of the country may have included "some persons not in existence." One reasonable ground
for such suspicion stemmed from what was described as the "absurd and ludicrous combinations of the
names and surnames" listed on the census taker schedules and turned in to the marshals. Officers of
the Bureau of Census believed that such names as "Joseph Came, Peter Went, John Sat, Joseph Grackbone,
Ruth Shaves, Web Ashbean, Comfort Clock, Sarah Goosehorn, Moses Rainwater, Mercy Cheese, Unity Tallowback,
Lookinbill Barnthistle, Sussannsh Beersticker, Constance Cathole," and hundreds of other equally equally
absurd, were spurious and not the names of real citizens.

The old Bureau of Census publications goes on to say that in 1790, there were 27,337 surnames in the
United States with English and Scotch names, or derivations of these names, being preponderant.

The above gives a impression not all the Census are reliable. Lost the URL, but should be easy to google long article.

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