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Benjamin & Lydia Bailey of Tompkins County, New York

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Re: Benjamin & Lydia Bailey of Tompkins County, New York

Posted: 1524522457000
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Hi,

All vital records prior to 1880 in New York state were originated at the town/city clerk's office and filed there. They are rarely if ever on the internet.

In order to find Clarissa's birth record, you have to know which town she was born in and contact their town clerk.

I'd contact the Dryden Town Clerk and ask if they have marriage records as early as 1822. Also ask if the parents are on those records.

If not, then look in the local newspaper for the announcement of their marriage.

Look for Clarissa's newspaper death notice. Her parents might be mentioned in it.

If you think Clarissa might be the daughter of Benjamin, find his probate records and look for her name there. There just isn't any easy way to do this. Successful Searching!
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