Do you know of an Alfred Dale b.1831 living with Timothy Redding Dale?

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The 1850 US Census records an Alfred Dale living in the Timothy Redding Dale household in Clay Co., MO. I can find no reference to him anywhere on the internest. He is recorded as white, and may be a relative. If you have come across this person please let me know. I am tryng to build a picture of how families exhanged or borrowed children for work from time to time.
in Genealogy Help by Marcia Dale-LeWinter G2G Crew (650 points)

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In the 1850 Census, all 9 in the Liberty, Clay Missouri household have the same surname, so they may very well all be related. TR Dale 46y and Susan B. 38y are likely to be married an parents of most of the others. The parents and E. E. Dale 18y were all born in KY. The others including Alfred Dale were all born in MO.

T. R. Dale who is in MO in 1850 could well be Timothy R. Dale who married Susan D. Edwards 24 Jan 1832 in Shelby, KY. It's not uncommon for a middle initial to be different from one census to another, so Susan B. in MO in 1850 could easily be Susan D. in KY in 1832. Legability depends on the handwriting of the census taker and how the reader of the handwriting interprets what he sees.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Frank, thanks.

You are right about Timothy Redding - he was my great great-grandfather. Those initials bother me too. I think sometimes they are a real middle name initial and sometime a repeat of last name initial. The Alfred was living with Timothy as an elderly man, but was not a member of his immediate family.

The family seemed to stay in touch with relatives still in Ky, and he may have been from there. Just a loose end turned up by a newspaper article.

Agani, thanks

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