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Hayes and Griffin

I am trying to find information on my great grandfather John J Hayes.  His death certificate stated that he was born in December 1862 to Richard Hayes and Mary Griffin.  After several years of looking for him, I have found a John Hayes born to John Hayes and Mary Griffin in 1859.  John immigrated to New York around 1880.  He married Mary Fitzgerald in 1886.  I am learning that dates are not always accurate.  Is it possible that first names are not either?  Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.


Saturday 9th March 2019, 04:03AM

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  • capall5:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Yes, it is possible that the informant on the death record made a mistake with the first name of the father of the deceased. I had the situation in my family in Philadelphia. My great-grandmother died in 1918 and her son showed  the wrong first name for his grandfather.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Saturday 9th March 2019, 08:30PM