Thursday, July 2, 2009

Census 1930 USA

ON Tuesday, April 2, 2002 12:44 PM, My Dad, Grandpa Hayley, Mud Grandpa sent me this email...........

genealogy
From: "Bill Hayley" View contact detailsTo: "Ruth Himan" us census bureau released at midnight april 1st. the 1930 census records in which 32 questions were asked pertaining to households; most of them more or less would be quite personal. this is the only time questions like this were asked; such as who lived in the household and there relationships. this data was held from public view under law for 70 yrs. and so was released the first minute it was available under the law. don't know if this will be of any help to you, but you might try it.
LOve dad

With this email ---- my genealogy work took on new wings -- so in 1930 this is where and with whom my dad was living at the age of 5 years old.

Name: John C Hayley
Home in 1930: Las Cruces, Dona Ana, New Mexico
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Celia M
Race: White


Name Age
John C Hayley 58
Celia M Hayley 50
Claude W Hayley 26
Maytta Hayley 24
Claude W Hayley 5
Flora E Hayley 3 5/12
Forrest Hayley 1



So in this home in New Mexico lived 3 generations. But a very important piece of data was available in this document John Christopher's approximate year of birth and the state he was born in ........I knew definitely this was the correct John Christopher Hayley based on the names of the family members he was living with......


Based on this data I researched John Christopher Hayley....... This is the Great Grandfather that couldn't or wouldn't reveal the details of his mother and/or father. The family lore has been repeated many times and the story goes:

"The Hayley Family Tree was poorly documented and difficult to find because Claude William Hayley Sr.'s father, (John Christopher Hayley) ran away from his home at a very young age. The story goes, his father hung him by his feet upside down in a well. As soon as he was free of the well, John Christopher ran away and never returned.

So I had a birth date and a state, also I have Cecil Melinda Carter's personal Bible in my possesion. So that was a good place for me to start my investigation.....

I found documentation on John Christopher Hayley in the following records:
All of these documents are available on-line to view the original. It is by viewing the originals that the names and data can be verified:

This is a picture of John Christopher Hayley and Cecil Melinda Carter.
They are the parents of Grandpa Claude William Hayley Senior who later marries Etta Mae Hayley.



■Year: 1880; Census Place: Johnsons Station, Tarrant, Texas; Roll: T9_1328; Family History Film: 1255328; Page: 102.4000; Enumeration District: 93; Image: . (Residence)
■Year: 1880; Census Place: Johnsons Station, Tarrant, Texas; Roll: T9_1328; Family History Film: 1255328; Page: 102.4000; Enumeration District: 93; Image: . (Birth)


■Year: 1910; Census Place: Elgin, Grand, Utah; Roll: T624_1603; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 675. (Name)
■Year: 1910; Census Place: Elgin, Grand, Utah; Roll: T624_1603; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 675. (Birth)
■Year: 1910; Census Place: Elgin, Grand, Utah; Roll: T624_1603; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 675. (Residence)

1920 United States Federal Census
■Year: 1920; Census Place: Hutchinson Ward 6, Reno, Kansas; Roll: T625_546; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 848. (Name)
■Year: 1920; Census Place: Hutchinson Ward 6, Reno, Kansas; Roll: T625_546; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 848. (Birth)
■Year: 1920; Census Place: Hutchinson Ward 6, Reno, Kansas; Roll: T625_546; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 848. (Residence)


1930 United States Federal Census
■Year: 1930; Census Place: Las Cruces, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 1394; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 632.0. (Name)
■Year: 1930; Census Place: Las Cruces, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 1394; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 632.0. (Birth)
■Year: 1930; Census Place: Las Cruces, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 1394; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 632.0. (Residence)




In the 1880 census ----- we learn that John Christopher's father (JOHN WILLIAM HAYLEY) has already passed away and his mother (Elisa J. born in Tennesse) has remarried a Ephriam Elias Work. We know this because his relationship to the head of household is a step-son. He is only 10 years old and he and his brothers James (age 17) and Charles (age 12) are reported as working on the farm and they can not read nor write. They live with their step-father, mother, two step-brothers and a step sister.
ERGO if there was a "father" who disciplined John C in this harsh way --it would have been this step-father Eli Works
1880 United States Federal Census
about John C. Hayley
Name: John C. Hayley
Home in 1880: Johnsons Station, Tarrant, Texas
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of Household: Stepson
Father's birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Name: Elisa J.
Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Works On Farm
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Household Members: Name Age
Ephr. E. Work 53
Elisa J. Work 51
John K. Work 19
Eph. A. Work 15
Poucohontos Work 9
Jas. Hayley 17
Chas. Haley 12
John C. Hayley 10


So now I can investigate John Christopher Hayley's parents John William and Elisa J, Hayley. Next Blog ----

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