I'm following an Ancestry tree of ancestors, and I'm trying to be sure the people are actually connected. However, I'm having a REALLY hard time locating any records that give me any information, prior to 1850.
Here's what I have so far:
My confirmed (said to be adopted) grandfather, James Walter Younger, born around 1889, died 13 Oct 1940, married to Ethel Jane Stanley. 1900 census shows him with parents B W and Emily S Younger, along with siblings Wm S, Lizzie, and Joseph S and boarder Newton J Younger who appears to be the child of William Younger (James' grandfather if this connection is true).
My potential great-grandfather, Berry W Younger, born about 1849, found in 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 censuses. 1850 census shows him with parents William and Elizabeth Younger and siblings Josiah A, Mary A, John, and William T Younger.
I'm trying to connect him to the RIGHT William & Elizabeth. The only one I could really find was William Younger, born about 1816 and died about 1878, who was married to Elizabeth Dougherty, but I can't seem to find any confirmation this is the right parent group since prior censuses only had numbers of family members, not names. Now, after I connect Berry and William to each other, I need to connect William to his father.
Listed is Henry Younger, born about 1801 and died about 1829, who married Ruth Gatch. I also can't find any confirmation on this group due to prior censuses only having numbers. If I can connect William and Henry, I then need to connect Henry to HIS purported father, who is notable for being an ancestor of the Younger/Dalton Gangs.
Henry's purported father is Joshua Logan Younger, and he's already here on WikiTree.
The only connection I've been able to find other than the Ancestry tree links, is that they all were born, married, died, or buried in Kentucky, most in Bullitt. So it's possible, I just can't find anything proving a connection.