1810 Burke County Mashburns

William Mashburn
male – 16 to 26 years old
male – under 10
female – 16 to 26 years old
female – under 10

Next door to William is David.

David Mashburn
male – 26 to 45 years old
male – under 10
female – 26 to 45 years old
female – under 10

Due to the fact that the children of both households are in the same age range, David and William are probably brothers, possibly cousins. Considering David has no children older than 10, he isprobablyy closer to 26 than 45.

Six houses down from David is Drury Mashburn.

Drury Mashburn
one – 26 to 45 years old
four – under ten

Considering his age to closer to 26 than 45 because of the age of his children, Matthew is possible brother or cousin to William and David.

Two houses down from Drury is Matthew Mashburn.

Matthew Mashburn
one – over 45
one – 26 to 45 year old
one – under 10

Since Matthew has a male in the household who is 26 or older, he is a possible father or uncle of Willam, David and Drury.

Two houses down from Matthew is James Mashburn.

James Mashburn
one – over 45
one – 26 to 45 years old
two – 16 to 26 years old

Since Matthew has two malea in the household who are considerably older than the childen of William, David and Drury, he is probably their father or uncle.

Conclusion

Based upon this one census report, it appears that there are two brothers, James and Matthew Mashburn, who have grown sons with their own households, William, David and Drury. Without further evidence it is impossible with this one source to determine the father of a particular son. It is evident, however, that we are dealing with the same extended family.