Comments on Elizabeth Agnes (Cain) Messer

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On 1 Nov 2020 Steve Lake wrote on Cain-5480:

This profile has been disconnected multiple times from James A Cain (1739-1836) because he already has a proven biological daughter named Elizabeth (1776-1833) with proven husbands Mauk and Humble, and James also already has a proven wife, Elizabeth (Custer) Cain (1751-1818), whom he married in about 1770. If birth of Elizabeth Agnes Cain Messer was 1755, then James A Cain would have been 16 years old, Elizabeth Custer would have been 4 years old, or 15 years before they were married. Is this math right? A brief look at the profiles of John James Messer and his family on FamilySearch.org shows that [[Elizabeth Agnes Messer formerly Cain|Cain-5480]] and her mother, [[Elizabeth [uncertain] "Betsy" [uncertain] Cain [uncertain] formerly Custer|Cain-998]] are fabricated from several similar profiles, have no hope of any proving sources and need to be deleted by merged. Can I please get someone to review these profiles and give an opinion?

WikiTree profile: Agnes Messer
in Genealogy Help by Steve Lake G2G6 Mach 1 (12.9k points)

1 Answer

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It would seem that what this profile needs is a Project to take it on and provide PPP to keep incorrect relatives from being added.

But there is so little information here that it's hard to tell what Project might be appropriate.
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
I agree that lack of information makes a project unnecessary.

This is a question of fabricated info & relationships which can't be proven, so no proving sources exist.

I am asking for a review to see if anyone agrees with my opinion.  Then I am hoping there is a procedure for coaching the profile managers and editors on how we deal with unproven/un-proveable data vs. proven data..

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