O'Farrell Family Data Sources

US Census Records

The United States Federal Census contains a gold mine of information for the family history researcher. Starting with the 1950 census, each member of a household was listed by name, making those available since then, up to 1930, especially valuable.


The 1850 census of Escambia County, Florida contains an entry for


The 1860 census of Escambia County, Florida contains an entry for

The 1860 census of Conecuh County, Alabama contains the following interesing pages:

Page 117 contains family of Cornelius Coleman: Sabra L. Godwin, Mary, Alfred J., Elizabeth, John L., Jonathan, and Anna. It also contains the family of William Godwin II, including his wife and children.


Page 33 contains the family of Kinnard Wiggins.


1885 Florida - An Extra

For parts of Florida, there is an "extra" census. States were given the opportunity to conduct a census on their own between the designaged federal census years. Florida was one of the few states (or territories) to conduct one. This link leads to a transcript of the 1885 Florida census for Escambia County. Interesting entries include:



This page is from the 1910 Census of Escambia County, Florida. Its interesting entries include the family of James Andrew Jackson O'Farrell (listed as O'Farrell, Andrew J.), including his wife Larisy, children Robert, Virgie, John Henry, Talmage, James, Lillie Mae, Zoline, and Annie. It also includes the family of his sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Margaret) O'Farrell and Richard Eddins.






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