I know, I know. Unless he really didn't know his birthday. The military has Aug 26, 1844. (He has Civil war documents. ) Maybe I'll do searches on the parents. There's an 1880 Census in Ct wth a brother, Sheldon G. (1838) I can't find that connection again either....or any of the kids listed...or wife! It may be absolutely correct, but need something somewhere to confirm it.