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I have gone with vital records and family papers, including the marriage and divorce papers for Sarah Jane. Alfred was born in 1821 and lived till 1904. He married Jane Watters, said on their marriage certificate to have been born in NY, but lately I began to wonder if she had come to Ohio with her parents...and, if she had, who they might have been...Dr Watters' name came up, thus my question. Sarah was born in March of 1854, child of Alfred and Jane, and why she doesn't appear on the census, that troubled you, I have no idea. She married in March of 1877, and later lived again with her father, before she divorced in 1881 and remarried in 1882. All these marriages, divorces, deaths and births are found in vital records, and there is no question about the relationships. Did you think that her ex living next door, in a small town, had some importance, some how? (According to family lore, they lived near for the rest of their lives, and never spoke to or acknowledged eachother again.)