Do you know if there are any earlier birth registrys?
My g-g-grandfather Bingham was born there in 1856 (son of William Gabriel and Catherine Friedline).Also his sisters Mary Ann (1859.
However, the one I'm really looking for is a Hanna Gabriel.She died young but I believe she was born about 1852 in Athens Co. (since William and Catherine were married there in Jul 1850).She is shown on the 1860 census (in Knox Co. Illinois) and corresponds to a verbal family legend of a child who died in a fireplace accident.
William moved back to Athens Co. because he married Ester Wingate there in 1862 (I believe Catherine died either during or shortly after childbirth in Knox Co.).
Any help would really be appreciated.Do you live in Athens Co.?Will be back there in the fall.