Disconnect "Parents" from Gabriel Maupin

+3 votes

On 26 Mar 2020 Bartley McRorie wrote on Maupin-39:

I believe it is time to disconnect Gabriel from these parents, Amos and Marguerite. They seem to originate with family tradition, and I cannot find sources or documentation. They may very well be real people, and deserving of profiles on WikiTree, I'm just not convinced that they are Gabriel's parents.

There are factual problems with them. The biggest one, in my mind, is that Amos and Marguerite are both from Navarre, which is where the family used to think that Gabriel was from. We have learned that Gabriel was from Gargeau or in New French: Jargeau, near Orleans in the northern part of France. That is about 400-500 miles by road from Navarre!

The sources on Amos, while appearing to be numerous, all come down to a broken Ancestry link, another broken URL link, and three email addresses that do not work. In other words, literally no sources at all.  And Marguerite's profile is marked "Unsourced," which is certainly appropriate.

I will wait for a spell to allow for communication and collaboration before taking action.  If anyone has any evidence for his parents, besides "family trees" we need to see it!

WikiTree profile: Gabriel Maupin
in Genealogy Help by Bartley McRorie G2G6 Mach 1 (11.2k points)
edited by Bartley McRorie
He is my ancestor too, and I agree that if there are no sources to prove his parentage, then they should be disconnected.  It should still be noted in his profile that they once were considered but not proven, so they won't be reattached in the future unless proven.

I will rely on other researchers to source this, for the 1600s are beyond my experience.

3 Answers

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This is all I could find, FMP and Ancestry 


Name: Gabriel Maupin
Birth Date: 1666
Birth Place: Orleans, Departement du Loiret, Centre, France
Death Date: 30 Apr 1720
Death Place: Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, United States of America
Cemetery: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Marie Maupin
Children: Daniel Maupin
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (711k points)
edited by Marion Poole
+4 votes

The Maupins are my husband’s ancestors.  The Revolutionary War patriots, and records that my father-in-law wrote for before his death in 1973 have peaked my interest in the Maupins. I wrote the profile for Amos Maupin (1775-1865), and I just supposed that he was named for his second great grandfather, but I believe you are correct in not being able to find the connection from Gabriel to Amos (1620-1680). I always hate to disconnect from a great line of ancestors; I also realize, that at WikITree, it is important to provide correct genealogy.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
edited by Alexis Nelson
Maupins do exhibit regular use of the name Amos, and I suspect that is why it was so easy to "adopt" Amos DeMaupin as Gabriel's father.  And Navarre was known to be a Protestant stronghold, so it all seemed to make sense.

But it is interesting to note that it took four generations for the name to show up!  And Maupins don't normally hesitate to use a grandfatherly name for their children!
+1 vote
Hearing no objections, the disconnection of Gabriel's parents will commence, with a message in the Research Notes explaining why.
ago by Bartley McRorie G2G6 Mach 1 (11.2k points)

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