18 April 2016

Where in the World is Eleanor Begole Poor?

Where in the World is Eleanor Begole Poor?

24 Nov 1804
Possibly Maryland, United States

Dansville, Steuben, New York, United States

Dansville, Steuben, New York, United States

Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States

9 May 1848
Possibly Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States

My Where in the World series is getting to the point where it is harder to source the census records. Enumeration Districts started with the 1880 United States Federal Census.  Some of the early census records don't even have a page number.

Eleanor Begole Poor is my third, great grandmother.  She was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Begole and Anna Matelda Nancy Bowles.  Anna Matelda Nancy Bowles Begole records have her name as Ann and as Nancy.  It makes for interesting research.

I have a Washington county, Maryland marriage record for Thomas Begole and Nancy Bowles.  They were married 21 Nov 1803.  Eleanor was born in 1804 and the first mention of Thomas Begole in Steuben county, New York was in 1814.  He was listed as an early settler of Wayland, Steuben, New York.  

Eleanor Begole married Samuel B. Poor around 1822, probably in Steuben County, New York.

I have a lot of possibles and probables in my research of Eleanor.  Eleanor's birthdate was derived from a date calculator using date of death and age of 43y 5m 15d at death.  I have had to use other records to determine the facts for Eleanor.  No birth certificates or death certificates to source.

Eleanor died young, at the age of 43, and is buried in Vermont Cemetery, Washtenaw county, Michigan.

One of the first place family historians search for their ancestors is in the United States Census records.  I am compiling my census information into a table format. Each month I share a Where in the World post.  Compiling my information this way shows me where I have gaps in my research.

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