Should Richard and Jane Wallen be removed from the list of children in the bio for Ralph Wallen (Wallen-2)?

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The text of this bio identifies five children (Ann, Thomas, Mary, Richard, and Jane).  I have posted a separate detailed comment questioning whether Ann should be on the list.  In addition, there does not appear to be any reliable basis for including Richard or Jane.  There does not appear to be a WikiTree profile for either of them and the only sources for the claim that they are Ralph and Joyce’s children appear to be the Hoppes and Lawson websites cited in the Wallen-2 profile, neither of which cites any source for the claim.  Multiple carefully researched sources conclude that only Mary (probable) and Thomas (possible) can be identified as the children of Ralph and Joyce.  See, e.g., GMB: 1620-1633 at 1916; Rue at 52.

Based on this, I propose to remove Richard and Jane from the list of Ralph Wallen’s children in the bio.  If anyone objects, please speak up.  Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Ralph Wallen
in Genealogy Help by Scott McClain G2G6 Mach 1 (11.4k points)
recategorized by Chet Snow
thanks, Scott. Sounds like a good idea.

So that they're not re-added, I'd recommend a subsection, disputed children, be added that indicates "a previous version of this profile claimed.... ".

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As with the other 2 associated G2G questions  presented, because this change involves detachment of parents and a PGM family also associated with Mayflower families, I have re-categorized for Research Help to see if any member has any documentation to help resolve this issue.  Thank you!

Associated with:  G2G 1177237 and G2G 1177240
by Chet Snow G2G6 Mach 5 (50.2k points)
In this case, since there was never any reliable source cited for including these two children in the profile, I would think that the presumption is that they be removed unless someone can identify a reliable source for their inclusion.

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