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Research Notes for Bolin-786

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This Free-Space page is dedicated to Research Notes for Eli Bolin (abt. 1785 - aft. 1860).

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1820 Census Notes

Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 (Likely, a son named James W. [b. abt. 1817] as some have speculated and possibly another son, who may be older than the marriage between Eli & Lucretia.)
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 (Possibly a son older than the marriage between Eli & Lucretia.)
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 (This is Eli.)
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 (Lucretia or a female older than the marriage between Eli & Lucretia. Possibly a daughter from another marriage.)
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 (This is Lucretia or a female older than the marriage between Eli & Lucretia)
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 (Eli)
Free White Persons - Under 16: 2 (The two males under 10.)
Free White Persons - Over 25: (Eli & Lucretia)
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7

I find it interesting that although 'free people of color' are noted by the Ross Co. census takers in 1820, they do not designate Eli or anyone in his household as such. This changes in Fayette Co., Ohio census records in 1830 & 1840. In 1830, all household members except the oldest female (presumably Lucretia) are noted as 'free people of color'. This changes in 1840 when fewer are labeled as 'free people of color', but Eli is still noted as 'non-white'.

Also, considering Eli's approximate age of 35 in 1820, it is likely that he was married previous to his marriage in 1816 to Lucretia Goldsberry.

See also:

FamilySearch: 1820 Census
Wikipedia: 1820 Census

1845 Land Purchase

The land that Eli purchased on 1845 was possibly part of lot 7365 as shown in the 1913 Fayette Co. plat book. Would like to find a plat book from 1840 - 1850.

1860 Census

Why is Eli and Malinda living separately in 1860 and why is she living on what is possibly the land that Eli sold to Abraham Newland in 1850 and James McCoy in 1851?

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