You notice the census says about. The only way you can be sure about the birth date is to get a birth certificate, even then...people are human. I've found errors everywhere when doing research: genealogies, authoritive books, gravestones (like the gentleman that one engraver had born on September 31st). I've found errors in the censuses, on one census I found a person who was listed as a daughter, the next census they were listed as a son. So don't worry about what you find, just keep digging and use a little common sense. You can usually reason things out if you get enough info.
>thanks! i'm just not sure cuz in the 1850 census it looks like John
>b. about 1838 (which would be right), but then in the 1860 census they
>have Joseph b. about 1838 or 1839 so i don't know. but i guess it
>must be since it's the only PA/IN combo i can find for parents right?
>that combo can't be too common in IN back in that time.??
>should i just go with that and try to find more concrete info on this
>family? i don't know what to do when i can't find concrete info. i'm
>new to this whole genealogy thing :) what's anyone's opinion?
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