Surnames and Family Research Forum Archive
Re: About to call it quits - Joel HOUSE
In Response To: About to call it quits ()
I wouldn't quit. Your Joel has a very rare first and last name combination - and since he is consistantly listed in Cabarrus records - I think you can be assured that he is the same person in 1840, 50 and 60 census records.
For further documentation about him, since he is a FPOC take a look at not only tax records but check chancery court records and estate accounts - he probably bought items at sales, or may have been hired to do carpentry and there may be receipts for his work.