I have been searching fruitlessly for an ancestor named James Hathaway (last name spelled differently at different times).
He was born in New York around 1808 or 1818. Census dates vary.
At some point he moved to GA and in 1847 married Sarah "Sallie" Thigpen who was born in NC. Their children:
-Elizabeth J, abt 1847
-Nancy A, abt 1849
Heres where things get confusing, in the 1860 census they still had their two daughters but three boys had been added, all with the last name Ashley, which is confounding since the descendant I go through is one of them! The boys:
-James, abt 1854 (who possibly died or moved out since he is only mentioned in the 1860 Census)
-William W, abt 1856
-William S, abt 1856 (twin to the other William. One of them is my ancestor who will later be known as William H).
Anyway, Im looking for info on James Hathaway and his parents as well as info on the Ashley boys. Im completely baffled so anything will help.