Thanks for responding!Any info pointing me in the right direction is always appreciated!
The census was from Ashtabula Twp, Ashtabula Co, OH.
For the census info in New York, I haven't looked any further than what's available free on the net (that I've found anyway).To date, I haven't found them on any NY census.
We initially had H.I. Patchen's name as Hiram Patchin and his wife as Myrriah Williams.We just don't have much information on them.The census info, which I understand names were often spelled wrong, had H.I. Patchen and Maria Patchen.Since that is really the only documentation I have, that is what I'm going with because we can't find anything under Patch-IN.
Their daughter, Laura Jane is my great-grandmother and apparently they did not approve of my great-grandfather (her 2nd husband) William Henry Corrigan. As to why, the family story is that it was due to religious beliefs - both left their churches and went to a new one. When Laura Jane died in 1901, William took their daugthers to see her parents, but was told to take his little "Mc's" and go home (Mc's being the derogatory term for the Irish at the time).
As it turns out we will be visiting western PA in the coming weeks and the plan is to go to Ashtabula to see if we can locate death certificates, assuming, of course, Hiram and Maria stayed had stayed there in Ashtabula.
One other interesting thing on Laura Jane's and William's children is that we know they were born in Ashtabula (as were her children by her first husband) but their original birth records listed various cities in New York, William had to file birth corrections on them.My cousin has a copy of all of that paperwork, but we have no family story as to why that happened.