There are two people named Rufus Chadwick in the Vermont Vital Records who were born between 1800 and 1830. The first is the son of Lot and Sarah Fish Chadwick (Rufus Chadwick) born July 13, 1800 in Randolph, Vermont and the second is the son of Peter and Hannah Chadwick born July 21, 1808 in Fletcher, Vermont who does not seem to be listed in Wikitree as yet. Neither of these men seem to be this Rufus Chadwick.
I have found no birth record for Rufus Chadwick born in Ohio in 1815 and, if Samuel and Elizabeth Pierce Chadwick were his parents, then he would have been born in Vermont, not Ohio, as they did not move to Ohio until later.
The 1850 US Census, however, does show a record for Rufus Chadwick, age 34, born in Ohio and living in Licking, Ohio with his wife, Experience, two children ages 9 and 7, a farmhand, and Elizabeth Chadwick, age 77, born in Vermont, who could well be Elizabeth Pierce Chadwick. It is odd that his wife and both children are shown born in New York.This is not a mistake by the census taker since the information appears the same in both the 1860 and 1870 US Censuses, as well
From the census records I deduce that Rufus Chadwick was probably born in Ohio about 1815, moved to New York before 1839 (the date of his marriage) and moved back to Ohio between 1843 (the birth of his youngest child) and 1850 (the date of the census). He was probably not the son of Samuel Chadwick and Elizabeth Pierce Chadwick.
My question is: Is this enough evidence to remove Samuel and Elizabeth as Rufus's parents?