Did John Ring of West Stockbridge, MA have 2 different wives - Ellen Murphy and Ellen Feeley?

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I am trying to follow the line of David Francis Ring born 1873m in West Stockbridge, MA. I know his fathers name was John but I keep coming up with differnt possible mothers both born approx the same time and withthe first name of Ellen one is clearly Murphy and the the other is Freshley, Fielding, Feeley.
WikiTree profile: David Ring
in Genealogy Help by Ginger Sokol G2G Rookie (190 points)

2 Answers

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His marriage record gives Ellen Murphy as his mother.

Source: "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29G-3VCM : 5 November 2017), David F. Ring and Bridget Kinnifick, 17 Nov 1900; citing Marriage, West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 250,299.
IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97M-Y8VB?i=114&cc=2061550

West Stockbridge Marriages
David F. Ring
Residence W. Stockbridge
Male  Blacksmith 1st marriage
Age 27 Birthplace W. Stockbridge
Father     John
Mother     Ellen Murphy
Marriage  17 Nov 1900      West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Official: Rev. Fr. Fitzgerald of Albany, NY
Reference ID     b 2 p 43
Spouse     Bridget Kinnifick
Residence Lee
Female  Age     21  Birth (Est) 1879 Birthplace W. Stockbridge  1 marriage
Father     John
Mother     Maria Eagan
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (762k points)
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Also found birth listing Ellen Murphy

Source: "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCSB-QHW : 10 February 2018), David, 31 May 1873; citing , 2:1JQC1CC; FHL microfilm 250,299.

Name     David Ring Male
Birth     31 May 1873       West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Father     John Ring
Mother     Ellen

Source: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHDB-NHM : 15 August 2017), David Ring in household of John Ring, West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district ED 44, sheet 40C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0521; FHL microfilm 1,254,521.
United States Census, 1880 West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts
John Ring     Self            M     55     Ireland  Miner
Ellen Ring     Wife     F     45     Ireland
Timothy Ring Son     M     19     Massachusetts, United States
Ella Ring     Dau     F     11     Massachusetts, United States
Catherine RingDau     F     10     Massachusetts, United States
David Ring     Son            M     7     Massachusetts, United States
Mary Ring     Dau     F     5     Massachusetts, United States
Patrick Ring     Son       M     2     Massachusetts, United States
Kate Connery Other     F     23     Ireland
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (762k points)

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