Sunday, August 02, 2015

Census Sunday : John Boyd household, 1940, Jay County, Indiana

My paternal 1st cousin 3 times removed, Martha (Wehrly) Boyd, was enumerated in the 1940 census in Pike Township, Jay County, Indiana.  She was living with her husband, John, and two boarders.

1940 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Pike Township, enumeration district (ED) 38-12, SD 5, sheet 8A, dwelling 165, ; digital images, ( : accessed 26 July 2015); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
The household consisted of John, age 73, born in Ohio and Martha, age 73, born in Indiana, as well as boarders Done Harker, age 17 born in Indiana and Leroy Chapman, age 57, born in Indiana.  Harker and Chapman were listed as farm laborers.  John's occupation was listed as farmer.  Both Martha and John had completed two years of high school.

John and Martha's residence in 1935 was listed as Pena Blanco, Sandoval County, New Mexico.  Before finding this record I did not know they had lived there, though in 1910 they were living in Oregon.  Apparently, they had returned to Jay County in the old age.

Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

State & Federal census sheets are filled with information for genealogists. Both the population & non-population schedules give us insights into the lives of our ancestors. What have you found that is Surprising? Reassuring? Bewildering? Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Colleen Pasquale of Leaves and Branches.

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