Worksheet for Genealogy and Family History

Identify a child in the 1810 census by using his father's will and later census data. CensusMate's Timeline format helps identify the right person.
Identify the children: Stephen Haynes

Stephen Haynes is the last son named in Henry Haynes' will.

He is probably the 0 to 9 year-old son of the 1810 census, and the 16 to 18 year old in the 1820 census.

His older brother Joel has left home by the 1820 census.

Start with a search of the 1850 census for a Stephen Haynes, born in VA between 1802 and 1804. There were ten Stephen Haynes listed in the 1850 census, (plus an additional 28 men whose names came up on a Soundex search, e.g., Hammock, Hunch, etc.)

The ten were scattered in five different states, from Alabama to New York.
  Only one of the ten was born in Virginia:Stephen Haynes of Madison County, Alabama. He is 47 in the 1850 census, i.e., born in 1803, which fits our search. he has four children, and a 26 year old wife Cassandra, born in Alabama.
  Similar searches of the US census for 1830 to 1840 show a Stephen Haynes of the right age living in Alabama in 1840. Those data all show an excellent fit with the 1850 data, and with the 1810 data on the youngest son of Henry & Tabitha Haynes. See the CensusMate worksheet on Stephen Haynes.

Some unfinished work to be done.


Of the 37 Stephen Haynes listed in the 1830 census, none fit this Stephen.

Stephen Haynes is listed in the tax rolls for Bedford Co., VA from 1826 to 1829.



The 1840 and 1850 data for Stephen Haynes in Alabama are an excellent fit with the 1810 and 1820 Bedford County Virginia data for Tabitha's son Stephen. While this does not prove this is the same person, it certainly is certainly plausible, and no other person fits the data. The CensusMate worksheet has allowed us to use marriage and follow-on census data to assemble a reasonable set of data to follow Stephen from his first appearance in the 1810 census through 1850.
© John L. Haynes 2000-2003
rev 0.9 20-Oct-2003