Sunday, March 23, 2014

Census Sunday - 1870 US Federal Census - Milford Twp., Iroquois County, Illinois - Francis M. Smith

Page 22, Schedule 1. - Inhabitants of the Township of Milford, in the county of Iroquois, in the state of Illinois, enumerated by me on the 9th day of August, 1870. J. A. Holmes, Ass't Marshal. Post Office: Milford.

Line 1 155 156 Aaron G. Daisy 34 M W Farmer 3.840  1.000 Indiana
Line 2               Dorcas Daisy    27 F W Housekeeper               Indiana
Line 3               Chas     Daisy   8  M W                                        Indiana
Line 4              Flora J Daisy      6 F W                                         Indiana
Line 5              Alto M Daisy     4 F W                                          Indiana
Line 6              Clinton F Daisy 4/12 M W                                   Illinois     
Line 7              Francis M Smith 16 M W                                 Indiana           
Line 8               Alice Pearce           19 F W                                Indiana

In 1870, at the age of 16 Francis Marion Smith, my 2x great grandfather, was living with his sister, Dorcas (Smith) Dazey in Milford, Iroquois, Illinois. The story goes that his parents died when he was young and he was raised by a sister. I believe he may have been raised by two sisters, since in a previous post I showed him living with sister, Martha in 1860.

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