Title: Find A Grave
Title: U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885
Title: Find A Grave
Note: N361 Alexander was likely born abt 1825 or early 1826, per the inscription on his tombstone:
His Tombstone photo (on findagrave.com) shows inscription:
Died Sept. 11, 1859
Aged 33 Years 8 months & 18 Days
The tombstone says he was 33 at time of death, but the below public record said he was 34 at time of death. He could have been born roughly 1825 or 1826. But I think he was born Dec. 24, 1825 according to my calculation below:
I counted back to come up with the birth date of Dec. 24, 1825, as follows:
1859 - 33 = 9/11/1826, then subtract 8 months and 18 days, which arrives at his Dec. 24, 1825 DOB.
The U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 record for Alexander (Alex) Follett shows his occupation as farmer and his cause of death as: “Deranged”. This record was for deaths in the year ending June 1860 and listed his age as 34 and date of death as Sept. 1859. I have no more information regarding the “deranged” comment or the circumstances of his death.
He was an Ithaca, NY farmer. Census information from 10 years after his death showed his widow Henrietta as a farmer, so it is likely she carried on with working the family farm.
Alexander is buried at Hayts Cemetery, Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY and I have a photo of his gravestone.
The 1850 Federal Census shows that Alexander and Henrietta lived with her father William Pinckney for a time after their marriage in 1847, with their youngest child Angello, but the record included many mispellings of the names (Follett became Fattell when LL’s were crossed instead of TT’s) and Pinckney is also mispelled Pickney:
Name: Alex Fattell Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States Gender: Male Age: 25 Race: White Race (Original): Birth Year (Estimated): 1825 Birthplace: New York Household ID: 564 House Number: 559 Line Number: 24 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 606 GS Film Number: 444322 Digital Folder Number: 004203574 Image Number: 00540
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace William Pirkney M 78 New York Mahala Pirkney F 63 New York Alex Fattell M 25 New York Henrietta Fattell F 23 New York Angello Fattell M 1 New York
Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC1B-FPF : accessed 28 October 2015), Alex Fattell in household of William Pirkney, Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States; citing family 564, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). ____________________________
Info from findagrave.com:
Alexander Follett Birth: unknown Death: 1859 Family links: Children: Hattie N. Follett Bruzee (1859 - 1936)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Hayts Cemetery Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA Created by: cathy knauff Record added: Jul 13, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28258787
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