Hi and Thanx!!! The Christopher and Margaret are my gr. gr. gr. grandparents they did have a son named Francis (or frances) and one other named, I believe Phillip, I'm not sure. After 1870 it seems that they moved to Woonsocket R.I. and built a house it is a 2 family that I have visited. It is these 2 people that I seem to have a prob. finding his parents. He is listed in the Mendon Mass. birth records as being born on Sept 23, 1822 but on everything that I have found he lists himself as being born in New York. I believe that he lived in NY obviously but as for being born there i'm just not sure. Maybe immigrated there from????? Thanx again for your help.