Help with Specific Ancestor Notation in 1830, 1840 Census
After a lot of research I've finally found an ancestor in multiple census indexes and have traced the household back to 1840 and even 1830. As you may know up to 1840 the data is rather basic recording only the head of household and hash marks for other members based on age group and gender.
In this record of 1840 Census Lycoming County Pennsylvania below there are two (2) Andrew Snyder households. The 2nd Andrew Snyder is the one I believe to be my ancestor. There is something written after his name. Does anybody more experienced than I have a possible suggestion as to what that could be? Like maybe some sort of abbreviation or shorthand for "2" or "2nd" or "Junior" for example?
Going back to the this record of 1830 Census record for the same location I now see a single Andrew Snyder household for Lycoming County. The hash marks for other members of the 1830 single Andrew Snyder household suggest that household split into 2 households between 1830 and 1840. Which in turn suggests that there was indeed an Andrew Snyder Senior (1830 census) and Andrew Snyder Senior and Junior as separate heads of households (by 1840 census). Would you agree with that?
Finally - Since other members of households are reduced to hash marks prior to 1850 - I guess there are no practical ways to attach these 'hash marks' as source records to non heads of houses individuals that may have been living correct?