I am going back to the census reports again. The 1840 census only has the name of the head of the household. The head of our household in 1840 is Jarret P. Dalton. There are twelve people living in the house and no slaves are listed. He has a boy and a girl between the ages of zero and five, a boy and two girls between the ages five and nine, one boy and one girl between the ages ten and fourteen, one boy between the ages fifteen and nineteen, one girl between the age of twenty and twenty-nine, one man and one woman between the ages of thirty and thirty nine and one woman between the ages of fifty and fifty nine for a total of twelve.
In the 1850 census, the information is better. The census was taken on September 13, 1850. Jarret Dalton is 44 and a farm laborer, His wife Mary is 42, sons are Jubrel - 17, John - 13, Jarrett - 6, William - 2. His daughters are Matilda - 24, Martha - 19, Sarah - 15, Susan - 11.
Obviously, Jarrett and Mary, his wife are the two between the ages of thirty and thirty nine in the 1840 census. The one female that was between the ages 20 and 29 in the 1840 census is no longer there as is the female of 50 to 59. William and Jarrett were born after the 1840 census. John and Susan would have possibly been the children from 0 to 5, Jubrel, Martha and Sarah would have been the 5 to 9 and Matilda could have been in the fifteen to nine category or the ten to fourteen. In any case we have one missing male and three missing females. Whether they died or left home for marriage or to seek their own fortune, I do not know yet.
I have a marriage date for Jarret P. and Mary T. Watlington of March 12, 1828.
Index to marriages, births and deaths from Virginia and East Tennessee Lutheran Church in America records
Buckingham County, Virginia, death records, 1853-1868: Transcribed from microfilm of the auditor and public accounts copy of the death register plus ealy ... recorded in newspapers and published sources
The Douglas register,: Being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, ... Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town