John and Bridget ( Murphy) Keating emigrated from Graiguenamangh, County Kilkenny to Bristol, Pa in 1853. While I have found the record of their marriage and of the birth of their two of their children, Martin and Mary Ann, I have hit a brick wall in trying to find records of their birth and parentage. Using their reported ages in the 1860 census of 30 and 28, I estimate their respective birth years as 1830 and 1832. There don't appear to be birth records for this parish dating that far back. I am looking for suggestions for some alternative records or a genealogical trick or two to get me over or around this brick wall.