I'm trying to determine the father of my g-g-grandfather, Hiram Slawson.. I believe he may have been a grandson to Alva Slawson and Elizabeth Lewis. He was born June 9, 1863 to Margaret Bailey (1841-1927) in Central Valley, NY (Town of Monroe, Orange County). According to the research of the late Dorothy Sanson Hall, Alva Slawson (1792-1860) settled in Central Valley NY from Connecticut. He is listed in her work as the father of William (1822-1864), George (b.abt. 1825), Charles (b.abt. 1827), Henry (b.abt. 1837), and Hiram (b.abt. 1840). I believe it is possible that Hiram b. abt. 1840 could have been the father of Hiram b. 1863. The younger Hiram has Joseph Slawson listed as his father on his death certificate, but I believe this could have been written in confusion, as his mother Margaret Bailey remarried to a Joseph Crill. The only Joseph Slawson I found in Orange County at that time appears to have come from the Town of Greenville branch who seemed too old to have been a likely spouse to Margaret Bailey at that time. My theory remains that Hiram's father was Alva's son Hiram whose age closely matches Margaret's who probably died at a young age, possibly like his brother William in the Civil War. Would appreciate any clues anyone might have.