Scott, I've tried to send you several emails but they come back undeliverable. I'm intrigued by your theory but do not see how Patrick Trant can be the father of John Trant since they would have been born only one year apart. John was born 1841-1843. His death certificate listed Thomas as his father and Johanna as his mother. I cannot find any record of this Thomas and Johanna in my research. My email address has changed and I am having trouble changing it one the website. New email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your reply.