There was a Thomas Brayton listed as head of household in the 1840 Federal census for Malone, Franklin Co., NY. - with two sons under 5; one son between 10 & 15; one male (head of household) between 30 & 40. Also: two daughters between 5 & 10; and one female (wife) between 30 & 40.
So far I have not been able to attach this Thomas Brayton to parents. Anyone have ideas?
By the way, I found this information while tracing my 3gt grandparents, Thomas W. and his wife Abigail (Brayton) Smith. The above mentioned Thomas Brayton is enumerated on the line below Thomas W. Smith. I have not been able to identify parents for Abigail (Brayton) Smith, so I'm hoping that these two families' proximity on the census record was not just a coincidence and I may have found Abigail's brother Thomas.