But this point is well-taken: I just found an instance where White provides a list of children with birth years for one Benjamin Cole, but with no source. Then she argues that that Benjamin, whose wife died in 1748, cannot be the Benjamin who then married in 1749. A long-winded explanation then arrives at *some other* Benjamin's will naming a daughter Esther who was recorded in 1738, She then notes that one of the years in the unsourced birth list provided earlier was also 1738, so they couldn't have been the same Benjamin. So she is assuming:
* parents cannot have two children born in the same year
* for some reason her unsourced birth year is exact and correct
* this other will of this obviously different Benjamin is somehow connected to the Benjamin she is talking about.