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Edmund Pettiford - census, parents, children
Hi folks. Hoping someone can help me out here. I've been trying to track Edmund Pettiford and his family in the census records from 1820 until 1880. According to his obit, he was born 1795 and died 1889. I have found him 1830-1870 in NC and IN, and I believe I found him in 1880 IN listed as "Edward" (the dates fit) and living near his son Young. Anyone have any idea where he was in 1820? He was in the category "36-55" in 1830 with a rather large family with 3 sons at least 10 years old. I can't find any sign of him in 1820. Has anyone else found him?
I'm also wondering if anyone has been able to identify any parents for him. So far I haven't had any luck with that.
Finally, through various secondary sources including census records and message board posts, I've seen it said he had around 19 children, but only seen names for 9 of them, possibly 11. I have a lot of information on Pettifords born in the 1820s-1840s and no parents to attach them to yet, hoping to match them up with parents. So far I have the following as his children:
Also, possibly a Richard and Mary Jane.
I would appreciate if you can help me fill in the gaps here.