I am looking for the parents of this Thomas Rexford,born July 4, 1847, in Lavant,Chautauqua Co. N,Y. I have the family history,up to here.I have heard he may have been adopted. But if he was , how do they know where he was born? He married Mary Jane Shaw Rexford in Wis.in 1868,but lived in NY. I have been at a standstill for years on this one. Hope someone can help me.