... with images of both handwritten birth records to back it up. These are the children of my first cousin 4 times removed, and the birth records say they were both born in 1846.
Yes, I have read the other forum posts about the exceedingly rare possibility that this can actually happen naturally. I also personally know a couple who adopted a baby, but while they were going through that process, the wife became pregnant, so they now have 2 babies who were born 2 months apart. But in the case I'm looking at, there's nothing in the records I've found (so far) that indicates an adoption.
There are several online family trees with no verified sources that claim the son was born in 1846 and the daughter in 1848. And the 1850 US Census lists the son as age 4 and the daughter as age 2. However, that is not what the Vermont Vital Records birth certificates say.
I have not set up profiles for these two; only for their parents.
I put notes with links to the birth certificates in their father's profile (Willey-2317).
Anybody got any ideas about this one? Which source should one believe... the birth certificate or the census?