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Re: Murdoch Urquhart/Anna Mertaugh
Posted by: Wm Craig Laurence (ID *****9581) Date: August 26, 2008 at 08:23:41
In Reply to: Re: Murdoch Urquhart/Anna Mertaugh by rick alle of 987

The birth certificate you obtained from 1856 is certainly a possible keeper. As I mentioned, the birth dates on the census were often wrong, and Murdo put July 1855 on the 1900 census.

Then you have the Burke Funeral Home record from the Saratoga GenWeb website:

Name: Murdock Urquhart
Age: 77y, 3m, 29d
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Birth date: July 4, 1852
Death date: Nov. 3, 1829
Cemetery: Greenridge
Residence: 106 White Street
Occupation: Mason for D&H Railroad Company
Father: (blank)
Father's birthplace: (blank)
Mother: (blank)
Morther's birthplace: (blank)
Spouse: Helen W. Harvey

Perhaps a New York death certificate would provide the parents names, even though the funeral home record does not. And, can you rely on the funeral home record having the correct birth date and birth place???

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