Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation Caston & Brumfield families Part 3


Going to school



All forbearers have not been identified in federal census records.  Mississippi school age children were enumerated in county school records for selected years. The children are divided by race and location. The name of the parent or guardian was sometimes included. These school records were helpful in identifying children and families for non-census years. I performed an extensive but by no means exhaustive search of school records for Lincoln, Amite and Pike counties for 1878 and 1885. I was able to find to the Caston children in school records for Pike county, Holmesville precinct in 1878. The parent is not listed with the children.  The oldest Caston child listed was Isham age 19 years old and Monroe the youngest 5 years old.
Isham Caston
"Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-33487-64?cc=1856425&wc=10918067 : accessed 22 Feb 2014), Pike > 1878 > image 111 of 200
Name Age Sex
Caston Green 17 male
Caston Silas 14 male
Caston Isham 19 male
Caston Jesse 12 male
Caston Adeline 11 female
Caston Monroe 5 male
Monroe Caston (2)
"Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-32811-52?cc=1856425&wc=10918067 : accessed 22 Feb 2014), Pike > 1878 > image 112 of 200

The Caston children were also found in the 1885 Pike county school enumeration.
 Irvin& Tom Brumfield, Calvin Caston
Name Age Sex Parent
Caston Jesse 19 male Calvin Caston
Caston Adeline 17 female “                        “
Caston Monroe 12 male “                       “
"Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-41161-22?cc=1856425 : accessed 03 Jun 2014), Pike > 1885 > image 7 of 178; citing Government Records, Jackson

What happened to Frank, Richard and Irving? More information to come.

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