In spending time today reading AnceStories older posts and I came across one on blogging about our brick wall ancestors and why we do not put out all the information we have and maybe others will be able to help. What an idea. I know for one, I have mentioned mine here and there. But I have never really put all my information out there. So today I am taking a stab at it.
I am looking for John’s parents and to see if I can find where he is really from, the information from census records is conflicting.
1910 Census (very hard to read)
I have tried to get a copy of death records for any of them through Kingsbury Town Hall, unfortunately, I never get an answer on the phone. I will continue to try that way and via email.
I have not been able to find John in the 1880 Census (he should have been in NJ, which is where his daughters were born that year) and have a few possibilities for earlier census records, but need to have more family information on him before making a guess as to which he really is.
I have also spoke to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Granville, NY, which is where Bridget O’Connell (John’s wife is buried). The only other information they have is their son Dennis baptismal information. The only thing they could tell me is that Bridget might have a sister named Catherine, but they are not positive. She was listed on something they have.
Any suggestions are welcome.