Two Wives: Catherine Montgomery and Sarah C Unknown

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I need help researching the Wives of Robert Richard Battersby. There appear to be two wives and/or conflicting dates of birth. Please see profile for details; one listed as born in 1853 and a second born in 1866 either suggesting an error on the death record or two wives, one Catherine (born 1853) and a Sarah C (born 1866).
WikiTree profile: Sarah Battersby
in Genealogy Help by Virginia Thornton G2G Crew (410 points)

2 Answers

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Some tough love, Virginia: it appears you have a LOT of information - e.g., marriage dates and places, birth and death dates, names of children, "there's a marriage record...," etc. -for which there are no clear sources.

For the benefit of someone willing to help you with further research, I would suggest you add sources (including the info from those sources, and where you found each source) for the information you have, so others don't have to do all the research you've already done.

As a reminder, wikitree values sources! For info on what sources should be comprised of:
by Bruce Veazie G2G6 Mach 5 (57.6k points)
Thank you for your kind words Bruce. While the sources are not explicitly provided, as they came from and I am no longer a paying member of that source, I do feel that there is adequate source 'reference' for the 'information'. I will further update the profile as I continue to research this family, hopefully with the benefit of someone who is willing to help me with such research.  Warmest regards, you've been a great help.
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Try to gather as many sources as you can for clues. From the profile, select Research from the pull down menu, enter your WikiTree credentials and select a site to search, such as family search. Then you might need to remove search criteria such as parents, spouse, and maybe narrow by country and state.

IF this is your guy, it might provide a big clue. Are Sarah and Margaret related? Did Sarah die?

Robert Battersbury M 25 England
Sarah C Battersbury F 18 Pennsylvania
James H Battersbury M 0 Delaware
Margaret Montgomery F 12 Pennsylvania
Martha Fox F 16 Pennsylvania
Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch( : 12 April 2016), Robert Battersbury, Delaware, United States; citing p. 40, family 299, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,619.

by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (419k points)
Thank you Kay. I was having a hard time finding any records with them on Family Search, this is extremely helpful.

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