Posted By:Thomas Calkins
Subject:Benjamin Calkins of Peru, NY
Post Date:September 07, 2011 at 18:54:00
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I have two conflicting pieces of data in my tree. One is a record of Benjamin Calkins, b. Peru NY, 1819 to Seth and Lydia Calkins, m. (1) Julia A. (Unknown),b. 1833 NY, and (2) Albertine R. (Unknown) Abt. 1850. All except the birth date is found in the "Calkins Family in America." The other is the Tombstone Transcript from the Calkins Cemetery in Peru which reads "Benjamin, son of Seth and Lydia, died 3 Feb 1824 in his sixth year." They obviously are the same person, and it doesn't seem likely that Seth and Lydia had seven children in 8 or 9 years, then stopped for 6 or 7 years, then had another Benjamin. Can anybody help me straighten this mess out?