I have a question for anyone descended from Charles Edward (Edward Charles) (1859-1931)
Burrows and Ada N Downs (1863-1899). They lived in and around Deposit, NY and had at
least 9 children. Other researchers / descendants believe Ada N Downs was the adopted
daughter of Joseph Willis Downs and Angeline Benedict.
According to a US Social Security Applications and Claims Index for James Frederick
Burrows, son of Charles and Ada, his mother's maiden name was Ada J Sharp. According
to the county marriage record for Lewis H. Burrows, son of Charles and Ada, his
mother's maiden name is Ada Downs.
There is an Ada J Sharp of the right age living in Onandaga, NY in 1865 with her uncle
Anyway, just wondering if anyone else is researching this family and maybe has any
insight. I can't see the original social security application or index, just what was
transcribed and added to Ancestry.com. So I don't know if there's a transcription
error or if the 2 sons had different mothers named "Ada" or just didn't know
who mom was.....