I have tracked down my ggg-grandfather, William Starrs,
born Ireland 1828, immigrated to Ghent, NY between
1849-1851. His brother, Charles, also appears in the
1855 census in Ghent. William is shown with wife, Rose,
children John, born Ireland 1849, Sarah, Edward, and
William, all born Ghent, NY before 1960.
Question is: where would these folks have baptised their
children born in Ghent? The records for St. James in
Chatham (formerly St. Patrick's) do not go back far
enough. Any chance they would have been baptised in the
catholic church, St John, in Valatie? Anyone know if
their records go back to the 1850's?
Thanks for any input.