4. U.S. Federal Census information is released 72 years after the information is collected. The 1950 Census won’t be released until 2022.
The 1890 Census
1. The 1890 census was burned in a fire in the Commerce Building in Washington DC in 1921. What the fire didn’t destroy, water did. Of the millions of people enumerated only about 6,000 names survive.
2. Because there is a 20 - year gap in census information (1880 to 1900) you will need to fill in the gap with other documents.
Pioneer Stories: The Hitchcocks
Peter Hitchcock and Abigail "Nabby" Cook Hitchcock had 7 children, all born in Ohio. Peter went to Washington, D.C. in 1816 to serve a 2-year term as a Congressman representing Ohio. Century Village, in Burton, has the original letters written while Peter was away. Nabby’s salutations were “My Dear Husband” and Peter began his letters “Dear Wife.” Century Village also has Nabby’s journal, a good source of life in Burton mid 19th Century.