Sunday, July 8, 2012

1880 US Census - John LEEHIVE Family

Analysis: John LEEHIVE is found in the 1880 US Census enumerated on 7 June 1880 and living with his children in Rosendale, Ulster County, New York. John is listed as widowed.  He is living with his four children John Joseph Leehive (19), Dennis Leehive (15), Margaret (Maggie) Leehive (13) and Michael Leehive (9).

Important data points and questions/theories:

  • How did John Leehive come to live in Rosendale and from where?
  • Who was John Leehive's wife? Assume that she died no later than 1871 since the youngest child, Michael Leehive is listed as being 9 years old.
  • The enumerator wrote LEHIVE instead of LEEHIVE. Use Lehive as a surname variation on searches.
  • Occupation listed as laborer. Listed as having been unemployed for 5 months in the census year.

Source Type: Derivative
Clarity: Clear
Information: Primary
Evidence Type: Direct

Name: John Lehive
Home in 1880: Rosendale, Ulster, New York
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Widower
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
John Lehive 47
John Lehive 19
Dennis Lehive 15
Maggie Lehive 13
Michael Lehive 9

Source: "1880 United States Federal Census", Ancestry (, population schedule, accessed 20 April 2010, Rosendale, Ulster, New York, p. 139.2, enumeration district 149, dwelling 12, family 18, John LEHIVE, digital image; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 940, image 0280.

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