Help, I need some insight on this.
I'm trying to find birth dates for my two Irish ancestors, great great grandparents, who immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Iowa around the late 1860's. They married in Iowa in 1871. They were born on or before 1850.
Hickey-1637 - Anastasia Hickey (married name Coleman)
The family has always said she was from County Cork.
The 1900 Federal Census specifies she was born November 1849.
But according to her grandchildren, her birthday was May 1,1851.
Her first name is systematically misspelled in almost all U.S. documents. Examples:
1880 Federal Census - Anna Coleman
1885 State Census - Augusta Coleman
1895 State Census - Auartoded Coleman
1900 Federal Census - Anna S Coleman
1905 State Census - Anustusin Coleman
1910 Federal Census - Anassia Coleman
1915 State Census - Anastasia Coleman
1920 Federal Census - A*T* Coleman
In other documents her first name can be Anastacia, Anastatia.
I'm assuming spelling should be better in Irish baptismal records.
I came up with this:
Anastice Hickey, baptised 5 Dec 1851, County Tipperary (seven months after birth, if she was born May 1st)
Ann Hickey, baptised 14 June 1850, County Cork (seven months after birth if she was born November 1849)
Anastatia Hickey, 25 March 1852, Co. Kilkenny (almost a year after birth, if she was born May 1 1851.)
Anastasia Hickey, baptised 21 April 1850, County Tipperary (six months after birth, if she was born Nov 1849)
Where to go from here? Thanks