how to correct a conection done in error at entry?

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While entering James William Bower 1-25-1836 I accepted what I thought was a match, based on the already  existing  Bower 2529 of the same birth date, and same spouse and three listed children:

Rebecca E. Bower born 12-18-1860 no death date given.

Sarah Ann Bower borne 8-21-1865 no death date given.

George Bower no middle name given, born 1869 no death date given.

This was all the info I had.  It comes from a book made by a distant cousin dated 1979. All the data I have is from this book.

Genealogy & History of the Bower Family and Thomson Family by Kendall Myers Bower and Gertrude Thomson Bower
page 9.

Now after linking to Bower 2529,  I worry that I have made a mistake.  I have looked for how to correct this, but I have not found out how to do it.

There is enough overlapping data to make me ask for help.

This may be a match, however I don't have the experience to be able to investigate this, as so far I have only entered from data given to me from my mother.  I hope that now, as a newly retired person, that I will learn how to do true research.

HELP Please!
WikiTree profile: James Bower
in Genealogy Help by William Pine G2G Rookie (190 points)
William,

I don't have a direct suggestion that will help you with James Bower.

There is a really nice tool for doing research... if you pick Research from the profile-xxx menu it will launch RootsSearch, where you can search a number of different websites. I just used this to look on FamilySearch and add some examples for you on Frank Ellingwood. For those, when I found a record, I just copied the information on Citing this Record into the biography.

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I just added source citations and formatting to that profile.  I found everything on family search for the census, death, marriage and Find a Grave.  I found the book online, so all of them now have online links and source citations.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (520k points)
edited by Linda Peterson
Looking at the Family lists on the page now that they are on separate lines, the children do seem to match to this family, except for Sarah because you have Sarah Ann and it looks like this family has Sarah Olive (1870 had Olive, age 3, 1880 had Sarah O, age 14).  Depending on what sourcing info, if it exists in 'your' book, the middle name may be incorrect in the book.  The book cited in the profile has middle name of Olive and 2 census, as well as the 1900 census with 'Olive S' with her husband and father, so it is probably correct.

Rebecca / Rebeckah E and George W seem to match with the 1870, 1880 census lists.

I have also added a note that the Death Source mentioned is for a different person with a similar name because the name is different and burial is not correct.

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