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1880 US Federal Census

Cephas B CloseAge: 52 years18411893

Name
Cephas B Close
Birth January 11, 1841
Census 1850 US Fed 1850 (Age 8 years)
Note: Living with parents and family at Galveston, Texas.
Census 1860 US Fed 1860 (Age 18 years)
Note: Living with parents and family at Galveston, Texas.
Census 1870 US Fed 1870 (Age 28 years)
Note: Living with father and family at Galveston, Texas. Machinist.
Death of a half-brotherStephen H Close
December 12, 1872 (Age 31 years)
Burial of a half-brotherStephen H Close
after December 12, 1872 (Age 31 years)
Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15648522
Death of a brotherAugustus Hiram Close
before 1876 (Age 34 years)
Note: Wife Anne remarried to Benjamin Disbrow.
Death of a fatherHiram Close
March 9, 1876 (Age 35 years)
Burial of a fatherHiram Close
after March 9, 1876 (Age 35 years)
Note:

Originally interred in Texas, but later disinterred to New York.

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Birth of a son
#1
Cephas Major Close
March 22, 1876 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#2
William Spence Close
September 28, 1877 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Period, WW1
Death of a wifeCharlotte Major
September 26, 1879 (Age 38 years)
Burial of a wifeCharlotte Major
after September 26, 1879 (Age 38 years)
Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55116644
Census 1880 US Fed 1880 (Age 38 years)
Note:

Living with family at Hempstead, Texas. Machinist.

We have an H Close here recorded as a son, but he's much older than the other two and his mother was born in a different place. If he was a son then he should have appeared on 1870 Federal Census and Cephas would have been Married or Widowed. Since none of these seem to have happened, think this is actually the nephew of Cephas, Hiram B Close, son of Augustus Hiram Close.

MarriageJosephine UnknownView this family
after 1881 (Age 39 years)
Note: Estimate. The 1880 Federal Census shows Cephas as widowed, so he must have married after that.
Death of a wifeJosephine Unknown
April 24, 1890 (Age 49 years)
Burial of a wifeJosephine Unknown
after April 24, 1890 (Age 49 years)
Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63525660
MarriageView this family
after 1891 (Age 49 years)
Note: Note: He had another son, Joseph Cephas Close, who was born after his death in 1893. Wife Josephine had already died in 1890, so he must have re-married again.
Death November 23, 1893 (Age 52 years)
Burial after November 23, 1893
Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105969752
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1830New York, America
4 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
4 years
himself
Father’s family with Penelope Olds - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: after 1816America
8 years
half-brother
Family with Charlotte Major - View this family
himself
wife
son
18 months
son
son
Joseph Cephas Close
Family with Josephine Unknown - View this family
himself
wife
Josephine Unknown
Birth: May 13, 1845Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky, America
Death: April 24, 1890Austin, Travis County, Texas, America
Marriage: after 1881Texas, America
Cephas B Close + … … - View this family
himself
Marriage: after 1891Austin, Travis County, Texas, America

Census 1850 US Fed

Living with parents and family at Galveston, Texas.

Census 1860 US Fed

Living with parents and family at Galveston, Texas.

Census 1870 US Fed

Living with father and family at Galveston, Texas. Machinist.

Census 1880 US Fed

Living with family at Hempstead, Texas. Machinist.

We have an H Close here recorded as a son, but he's much older than the other two and his mother was born in a different place. If he was a son then he should have appeared on 1870 Federal Census and Cephas would have been Married or Widowed. Since none of these seem to have happened, think this is actually the nephew of Cephas, Hiram B Close, son of Augustus Hiram Close.

Marriage

Estimate. The 1880 Federal Census shows Cephas as widowed, so he must have married after that.

Marriage

Note: He had another son, Joseph Cephas Close, who was born after his death in 1893. Wife Josephine had already died in 1890, so he must have re-married again.

Burial

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