Need advice. In the 1910 US census for Florida - Washington Co - Chipley - District 0121 - page 29, I can find my great grandmother Lena May Boyett as a 7 year old girl. My confusion is, she is listed as the daughter in law of the head of the household, John Harry Boyett. How can a single 7 year old be a daughter in law?
I suspect the recorder meant granddaughter, as the listing goes, John Harry Boyett, 56, head; Luela, 56, wife; John, 30, son, Martha R, 28, DIL, (John & Martha married 10 years with 4 kids,) and then 4 children; Maudie, 9, DIL; Lena, 7, DIL; Cleo, 3, DIL; and Ollie, 1, DIL. A 1 year old daughter in law?
Or, would they be step children? Of John Harry, or of John? I would assume if John and Martha R had been married 10 years and Maudie was 9, they would be the children of their marriage. But I dislike assuming,....
Am I correct in thinking these are granddaughters, and not daughter in laws?
hello anyone to anyone who may have information on my great great grandfather who came from the British west indies his name was George Benjamin Gittens i am probably asking a bit much as i could be going back as far as 1800 to 1900 .This person had a son who eventually came to UK married there had a family and died there .