July 26, 2012

The Mysterious 1880 Census appears

This is the 1880 US Census record in Cheatham County, Tn. The register shows William R Rediker with 7 children (Riley[21]), (Andrew[17]), (Amanda[15]), (Mary[11]), (William[9]), (Joseph[7]), &(Wiley[5]). The record was very hard to find as I had to go name by name to locate it. The most interesting part to me was that (Wiley[5]) appears to correlate his birth with the death of Mary Alice Binkley in 1877. There may be a tragic story underlying there. Looking to factor of William dying about four years in the future of this record leads to another grave series of events. My feeling is that The older Brothers "Riley and Andrew" and "Amanda" would have had to take control of the Parental aspects in raising their younger siblings. Any thoughts on these ideas...