Do I add Daniel Johnson to assumed parents with no proof?

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Everything in me tells me that Elijah Johnson and Susannah Martin are the parents of Daniel including DNA matches, but I have literally no proof that I am correct.  Do I dare attach him to them without proof? I have Dna matches that lead to this area over and over. I just know I'm right...or somewhere in the vacinity, but have been afraid to attach him for fear of finding out that I'm wrong.
WikiTree profile: Daniel Johnson
in Genealogy Help by Susan Pierce G2G1 (2.0k points)

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Best answer
WikiTree allows for the attachment to uncertain parents, and they should be marked as uncertain:

You should write up your entire argument, including the DNA evidence, and post it on his profile, perhaps in research notes.  If you want to see my own example, please send me a private message.
by Living Kelts G2G6 Pilot (513k points)
selected by SJ Baty
Thanks for the star, SJ!
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I have a Daniel Johnson" who I have as my second great-grandfather.   His son, William James Johnson, is a Civil War veteran from South Carolina.   We found his Dad using 1850 Census records.   William J. JOHNSON is reported as his son.   Those records are convincing, but for others, I do an Ancestry DNA match search, looking for "common ancestors" and "public family trees" as filters.   Then I do a search, looking for the desired surname and location/state.  By using this technique I have identified even fifth or sixth cousins, further confirming a suspected ancestor.  Dowden-595.
by William Dowden G2G6 (7.1k points)

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