This article is part of the continuing case study into the roots of former slave Jefferson Clark of Leon County, Florida. To catch up on the previous articles, read “Summary of the Jefferson Clark online case study.” The first two articles in this research segment can be read here: part one, part two and part three.
In the first part of this segment of the case study, we used the 1850 and 1860 federal census to identify the approximate dates and places of birth of George W. Tubb and his children. Using the approximate dates of birth for the children able to be calculated using these two census records, we can estimate the constitution of the Tubb household in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 federal censuses. This may help to identify the father/head of household of the family.
The constitution of the family must be calculated based on approximate ages in each year:
Elizabeth (–?–) Tubb, b. ca. 1777, S. C.
- 1800: age 23
- 1810: age 33
- 1820: age 43
- 1830: age 53
- 1840: age 63
Mary (Tubb) Petty, b. ca. 1797-1800, S. C.
- 1800: age 0-3
- 1810: age 10-13
- 1820: age 20-23
Jane (Tubb) Nunn, b. ca. 1801-1802, S. C.
- 1810: age 8-9
- 1820: age 18-19
Sarah (Tubb) Moore, b. ca. 1804, S. C.
- 1810: age 6
- 1820: age 16
Elisha F. Tubb, b. ca. 1805-1807, S. C.
- 1810: age 3-5
- 1820: age 13-15
- 1830: age 23-25
Elizabeth (Tubb) Williams, b. ca. 1810, Tenn.
- 1810: age 0
- 1820: age 10
- 1830: age 20
Lucinda (Tubb) Cole age 36, b. ca. 1814, Tenn.
- 1820: age 6
- 1830: age 16
George W. Tubb, b. ca. 1818-1819, Ala.
- 1820: age 1-2
- 1830: age 11-12
- 1840: age 21-22
Isabella (Tubb) Ikard, b. ca. 1820, Tenn.
- 1820: age 0
- 1830: age 10
- 1840: age 20
Not knowing the ages of the father or several of the children (those deceased or unidentified in 1850 and 1860), the household we discover will not exactly match these estimated households. Yet the household must at least contain these children.
In the next part we will compare the Tubb families that appeared in South Carolina in 1800, Tennessee in 1820, and Alabama in 1830, with the family of George W. Tubb as we have estimated its constitution. This will allow us to narrow down the prospects as to the identity of George W. Tubb’s father.