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Adopted Children - parents known

Disconnected family members are one of the biggest stumbling blocks to genealogy research. This can happen for several reasons, including divorce, remarriage or adoption. Sometimes family members don't even know about the other people. Other times, they know some of the facts, but the records are misleading or incomplete.

This section of the site will attempt to document adopted children for their birth parents. No queries for people possibly still alive will be posted, unless there is an adoption, criminal or medical imperative. WORK IN PROGRESS

If you know of such a situation, please e-mail me with specifics and I will try to add it to this section. Also, if you have an idea for a category that I have left out, please contact me and I will try to add it.

Records available:
Some early (1870-1890) records for Cortland Co. adoptions were recorded in the Misc. Records books, Volume B in particular. Listed below are some of the people involved. I have only made it thru B in the index and only thru the first 50 pages of the book. Note: If only surnames are mentioned, it means I haven't found the complete records yet, just the index entry.
  • Amidon adoption of a Radway child
  • Ayers adoption of a Turner child
  • Atchison adoption of an Underwood child
  • Jane Barber adoption of Harry Barber Hinton (Vol B, pages 51 - 54)
  • Bailey adoption of a Marvin child
  • Bacon adoption of a Norcutt child
  • Blanchard adoption of a Petrie child
  • Black adoption of a Black child
  • Nelson and Elizabeth Bouton adoption of a Margaret Ann Cox
          (Vol B, pgs 30 ,   31 ,   32 ,   33
  • Bradford adoption of a Brink child
  • Brink adoption of a Bradford child
  • Micheal and Mary Dunley adoption of James O'Hearn
          (Vol B, pgs 10 ,   11
  • Isaiah Dean adoption of Jessie and Frank Kibbe (Vol B, page 48 - 49)
  • Richard O'Brien adoption of William Callahan (Vol B, pages 39 - 41)
  • Thomas and Mary Stowell adoption of Harvey Sherman (Vol B, pages 43 - 46)

    1880 Census records for some of the above families

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