I am attempting to locate the parents of my 3x Great Grandfather.
There is no birth certificate as he was born in 1820 in New York, New York. That birth date and location comes from this 1850 Census Record:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXQ2-KP8 : 9 November 2014), Thaddeus Birch, Waynesfield, Lucas, Ohio, United States; citing family 210, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
His given name was Thaddeus S. Birch, however there are several different spellings of his first name that I have found.
"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHYN-LSN : 24 August 2015), Thadeus S Birch, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States; citing p. 216, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 339; FHL microfilm 17,206.
He served in the Civil War, and died in Ohio in 1871. There is also no death certificate. His headstone simply has T. S. Birch on it, no name. This is my brick wall.
How can I find his parents' names?