In some research I am doing there is a John Barton b. 1855 Illinois, without parents; married 11 Jan 1878, Muscatine, Iowa, Elizabeth Jane (Eliza) Steckman b. 27 Sep 1854, Wheeling, Ohio Co., Virginia. I am going to search for census as I have none at this time.
This appears to be a correct 1860 census with the link: http://tinyurl.com/m8s4sp. Ancestry is costly but it does have an enormous amount of data!
1860 United States Federal Census
about John Barton
|Age in 1860:||5|
|Birth Year:||abt 1855|
|Home in 1860:||Drury, Rock Island, Illinois|
|Post Office:||Illinois City|
|Value of real estate:||View image|
|Household Members:|| |
This gives me the parents with family of John b. 1855 which agrees with another source. It tells me his father is John was a clergyman born in abt 1818 in England and mother is Eliza b. abt 1835 in Ohio. The children I have born in Illinois.
I have just entered the parents and John's data as do not need siblings at this time. I sourced it:
1860 census for Drury, Rock Island, Illinois; Pg6 Dwelling 47 Lines 27-34 5 June 1860 and printed out 2 copies of the first page of ancestry describing this census and 2 copies of the actual census copies. This puts one in each of John Sr and John Jr's files.
http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20090822-q4ym-68kb screen shot of this family in RootsMagic Software. This image does not reflect the change in John Jr's birth place but knowing this will sure make it easier to find that birth. (see below)
I also have the 1870 census that I will now enter in the same fashion. In comparing the 2 census records ... they both say John was born in Iowa not Illinois. A birth record would help save this day! Thanks Genea-bloggers!