I've been fleshing out James Ralph's page and have an interesting question regarding who his first wife (and mother of Mary (Ralph) Garrigues (abt.1724-1788)) was.
At the moment, I have Rebecca (Ogden) Ralph (abt.1684-) listed as his wife. This is based on the entry in William Wheeler's 'Ogden Family in America', but I'm questioning this.
Other sources have listed Hannah Ogden (1702-1730) and Wikipedia categorically states:
that the first solid fact about Ralph is his marriage to Mary Ogden in 1724 in Elizabethtown
but does not provide a source for this "solid fact". Just yesterday I mentioned this on the Wikipedia talk page for James Ralph since Wikipedia is supposed to have sources for everything.
Where this gets interesting is in John Shipley's 1964 paper James Ralph's Place and Date of Birth in which he makes a very strong case for Ralph being born in England in 1705.
In this paper, he states
According to tradition, Ralph was born in 1705. this date has been challenged, but evidence recently uncovered tends to support tradition. [...] married, it turns out from other sources, to a woman apparently ten or more years older than he and born in the early 1690's. To rectify an obvious untoward situation, the year 1695 was put forward as the date of Ralph's own birth.
This woman would, of course, be Rebecca (Ogden) Ralph (abt.1684-) and the other sources appear to all have roots in the Wheeler book. However, Occam's razor leads me to think that if his wife were actually Hannah Ogden (1702-1730) then this adjustment to his age would be unnecessary.
I have not dug deeper into either Rebecca or Hannah yet, but apparently (per the trees in WikiTree), Hannah's family were Quakers, while Rebecca's were not. Mary (Ralph) Garrigues (abt.1724-1788) was raised Quaker by one of these two women, so if I'm interpreting this correctly, that also makes Hannah a more likely candidate.
Mary seems to be a common nickname for Hannah, but not for Rebecca, so this would also align with the "solid fact" mentioned in Wikipedia.
It seems to me that the identification by Wheeler of James Ralph as having married Rebecca Ogden was an error and that error lead to an adjustment of his birth year in many modern sources.