Child Born Before the Marriage?

If a child is “born” before a couple married, consider several possibilities:

  • the date of marriage is incorrect
  • the date of birth for the child is incorrect
  • the wife/husband had a child out of wedlock
  • the “child” was adopted
  • etc.

Your first conclusion about the scenario may be correct. Or it may not be. Research the family as completely as possible, then see if a conclusion can be reached.