This census enumeration follows about 9 months after the family moves to their newly acquired Kentucky property from their residence in Illinois. The 1870 U.S. census does not explicitly give the relationships between members of the household. The age recorded for William on line 12 is flagged as a probable recording error. Here, is the extract of the William Sharp household, lines 12 to 18...
|3.Name||Sharp William||- Delila||-Perry C.||-Charles B.||-George A.||-Ader B.||- Agnes|
|7.Occupation||farmer||keeping house||farm laborer||farm laborer||farm laborer|
|8.Value of Real Estate||2500|
|9.Value of Personal Estate||500|
|10.Place of Birth||Pennsylvania||Kentucky||Indiana||Mississippi||Illinois||Illinois||Illinois|
|11.Father of foreign born|
|12.Mother of foreign born|
|13.If born within the year, state month|
|14.If married within the year, state month|
|15.Attended school within the year|
|16.Education: cannot read|
|17.Education: cannot write|
|18.Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict|
|19.Male Citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards||1|
|20.Male Citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards where rights to vote is denied|
1870, US. census, Livingston County, Kentucky, population schedule, Carrsville Precinct No. 5, p. 175A (stamped), dwelling 313, family 321, William Sharp; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : downloaded 15 November 2012); citing National Archives micro-film publication M593, roll 482.
From the census page, the enumeration date was 11 September 1870 and the enumerator was C.G. Halstead. The family members listed reflect who was present on 1 June 1870 according to the 1870 enumeration instructions. The two youngest children are noticeably absent from the household, Mary and William Jr. They were born in Illinois prior to the move to Kentucky. Perhaps they stayed with relatives while the new homestead was being prepared.
As noted above, William Sharp's age is given as 28 on line 12, column 4. It should be 57 or perhaps it was intended to be 58. William's place of birth was reported as New Jersey on the 1850 census but is given as Pennsylvania on this census.
Charles B. Sharp's birthplace is listed as Mississippi. He was born after Perry and after William and Delilah had left Rising Sun, Indiana. Perhaps Delilah stayed with some family in Mississippi while William established himself in Pope County, Illinois.