Are there two Sybil Pattersons?

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Something is totaly wrong here. Green in "Epitaths" indicates that Sybil is the sister of Betsy Patterson. This Sybil died before her first husband Ephraim Brown, why would she re-marry? The other |Sybel died in 1799. I do not doubt that this Sybil exists nor do I doubt her marriage to Ephraim Brown, but I suspect she is not the wife of the |Joshua Davis to whom she is linked here.

I should clarify.  Joshua is married to two Sybil Pattersons.  At first I assumed they were a duplicate and needed to be merged.  Looking into the second one (listed above) I just think she needs to be disconnected.

WikiTree profile: Sybil David
in Genealogy Help by Jack Parker G2G2 (2.8k points)
edited by Jack Parker

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Here are the 2 Sybil's, different parents.  Joshua's wife b. 1774, daughter of Nicholas.  Ephraims wife, b. 1747, likely daughter of James.  I would just disconnect the one born in 1747, from Joshua.

In your question, you indicate that Joshua married 2 Sybil's.  I believe that is incorrect, after Sybil died in 1799,  he married Betsey Patterson, likely Sybil's sister noted below.

Sybil Patterson  (daughter of  Nicholas)   https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Patterson-16406
born at Harvard, Massachusetts - should likely be left as Joshua Davis' wife.
Harvard Births
: Patterson, Sybel, d. Nicholas and Anna. Jan. 31, 1774.   
: Patterson, Betsey also born at Groton: Betsey, d. Nicholas and Anna, July 31, 1776.  From: Baldwin, Thomas, compiler, Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1917

Groton Marriages:
: Davis, Joshua, and Sybil Patterson of Harvard, at Harvard, Aug. 3, 1793.
: Davis, Joshua, and Betsey Patterson, May 31, 1801

Groton Deaths
: Davis, Sibel, w. Joshua, Jan. 8, 1799. [a. 25 y. GR2]  From: Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II: Marriages and Deaths, The Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1927

Sybil Patterson, wife of Ephraim Brown, likely daughter of James and Mary  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Patterson-17374
Groton Births
: Patterson, Sibbel, d. James and Mary, July 22, 1747.  From: Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I: Births, The Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1926

Concord Marriages
Patterson,  Sybel, and Ephrm Brown, Mar. 31, 1768.  From: Tolman, George compiler. Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850, Printed by the Town, T. Todd Printer, Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1891

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (740k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
Correct, Joshua did not marry two Sybils, that's just what was showing on Wikitree.  I've disconnected the alternate Sybil.  Thank you.

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