This is an example of what to do when you are working with old census data that does not list first names of family members.
I think I found Daniel Abel on the 1830 census. He purchased land from his father-in-law in 1826 in Georges Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In 1830 there is a man named Daniel Orville in the Georges census. I don't think there ever was a man named Daniel Orville in Fayette County, I will be looking into that but I have looked at the handwriting and it could be transcribed as Auville. but I am mostly basing it on the fact that I don't believe Daniel Orville existed and Daniel Abel is missing from 1830. And he bout property there 4 years before. The census doesn't have names. It only has numbers so I made a chart. The children don't quite work out but the adults are right on - is that Lewis Auvil? I don't know I think he is on the Randolph census for 1830. It is possible he was moving around and got caught on two census forms.
Let me know what you think.
|1830 Census Daniel Orville||Daniel Abel's family in 1830|
|2 males 5-10 years old||William 4, Elias 6|
|2 males 10-15 years old||John 10, George 11, Daniel 13|
|1 male 20-30||Lewis Auvil 27, from 1st marriage?|
|1 male 50-60||Daniel - 49|
|2 females under 5||Katie 4, Lydia 2, Harriet 1|
|1 female 40-50||Susan - 41|