Hannah Hunt married to John Empey, living in Ontario Canada c. 1810-1850

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My family records show a Hannah Hunt who married a John Empey and moved from the US to the area around Napanee, Ontario around 1810.  I have created profiles for them (Hunt-12029 and Empey-156) as the parents of John Wesley Empey, born about 1806 in Vermont (Empey-155).  I have also found a Hannah Hunt (Hunt-20053) who was the daughter of Edward Hunt (Hunt-1852) and Mary Shuel (Shuel-1) and who apparently married a John Empey. However, I have found many other John Empeys, and more than one married a Hannah Hunt!  So I don’t know if they are the same couple.   I found a couple by the same names in Find a Grave, and they are buried in a cemetery in Napanee, so appears they could be my Hannah and John.  (FAG IDs are 64608913 and 64608945).  There is a note in the FAG record for that Hannah that says she is the daughter of Edward Hunt and Mary Shuel, but I don’t know if this has been verified. So I’m looking for anything that might show whether my Hannah Hunt is the same Hannah who is the daughter of Edward and Mary.
WikiTree profile: Hannah Empey
in Genealogy Help by Colleen Empey G2G Rookie (250 points)
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add Ontario and Canada tags so WikiTreers familiar with that area are more likely to see this question.
Done!  Thanks for the suggestion!

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Not super helpful but here is potentially their daughter's marriage record from Oct 30, 1875.  She is listed as originally from Richmond, Ontario "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-Y395-BZN?cc=1784216&wc=3N7T-4WL%3A1584309303%2C1584313101%2C1584314601 : 28 May 2015), Marriages > 1875 > no 2315-5719 > image 366 of 1467; Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 4 (44.7k points)
Hmm...  My family records don’t show a daughter named Anna.  Also, according to this marriage record, this woman would have been born about 1835, whereas all the children of my John and Hannah were born between 1795 and about 1810.  So unlikely this is the same John Empey and Hannah Hunt.  This is what makes researching this couple so difficult; there are multiple couples with the same names, all living in the same area around the same time.  Cheers.
Yes I found that as I did some digging I found a lot of links to this younger John and Hannah, made it difficult to ensure correct family.

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