Genealogists rely on multiple sources to document a family tree. One source does not give all of the facts – so researchers must look at multiple family history records to gather the details for each family.
For example – James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the 1850 census for Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York.
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On closer inspection we see that there is an age gap between the children. James H. Ayres – born about 1842
Sarah Ayres – born about 1844
and Frederica Ayres born about 1849
It appears that there might be another child that was probably born in 1846 and who died before 1850.
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