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Dear Ms. Gray,
Thank you for contacting the History Hub!
We suggest that you begin with what you know for certain. Have you tried the 1900 census yet? Census records are compiled by the Census Takers who went door-to-door and asked the inhabitants of a household various questions. The responses depended on who was responding and if they were cooperative. Names were misspelled and dates of birth might be jumbled.
Draft cards were often filled out by clerk or handwritten by the draftee or a friend who can read and write. Again, names and dates of birth get mixed up.
Without specifics, it is difficult to provide additional assistance.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!