Surnames and Family Research Forum Archive
Re: Josephine("Jo") Coleman 1859 VA?
In Response To: Re: Josephine("Jo") Coleman 1859 VA? ()
The only way to determine parentage is either in a later census record - or a birth record or a marriage license for Josephine, or perhaps a death record, or obit for either parent. You need to investigate what records are available for Nelson county.
You can "assume" these are the parents because of how they are grouped in the 1870 record - but remember - this is only an assumption until you have backed it up with fact.