Concerning Eliza Jane Smith/Brown/Ray's birth date. I am using 28 Mar 1856 as her birth date since her death certificate says her birth date was 28 Mar 1856. The 1880 Census, recorded on 18 Jun 1880 listed her age as 23 years. That would yield the birth year as 1857. Her age on the marriage certificate is not clear but looks like age 22 years in 1877. That yields the birth year as 1855.