Was James Paul of the 1840 Chateaugay, Franklin County NY husband to Aseneth Paul (McIntyre) b1813 Canada?

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Aseneth Paul was my 3x Great-Grandmother, mother to son Ransom Paul and daughter Phyzilla Paul.  Aseneth Paul later married Zebulon Foss and again married Timothy Mott.
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I find a Ransom Paul as head of family in 1840:

Name: Ransom Paul
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4


Ransom married Rhoda Hewitt:

Name: Ransom Paul
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Day, Saratoga, New York
Gender: Male
Family Number: 118
Household Members:
Name Age
Arnold Paul 64
Polly Paul 62
Ransom Paul 41
Roby Paul 35
Matilda Paul 14
Arnold Paul 12
Elliot Paul 9
Esther Paul 7
Silas Paul 5
William Paul 3


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Thank you Betty, I have seen these records for the Paul family from Saratoga and was tempted to think perhaps this Ransom Paul abandoned/divorced Aseneth Paul and remarried Roby Paul.

It could make sense because Aseneth's children Phyzilla b1837 and Ransom b1844 are older than the oldest child of Ransom and Roby Paul from Saratoga with daughter Matilda b1846.

I did not pursue this possible connection because I have been drawn to the 1840 census record showing a James Paul in Chateaugay, the best evidence of a "Paul" in Chateaugay at the same time as Aseneth Paul.

Maybe I will see where the Ransom Paul from Saratoga will lead me.

Thank you again!

The 1840 census shows Ransom Paul from Saratoga b1809 living with wife and 2 children, a boy and girl, both under 5 years old, born between 1835 and 1840.  The 1850 census that you've cited has the oldest daughter in the household Matilda b1846.

Again, I can't see how Ransom from Saratoga fits as Aseneth's husband due to the children involved.

Would you agree?



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