Who married Martha Elizabeth Paine about 1734, Means-430 or Means-434?

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 The William Means (Means-434) has little information, but refers back to the Means Genealogy http://www.oocities.org/revdan01/Means/pafg04.htm#4080   "an outdated, user-generated website" from an archive.  This William is supposed to have married Martha Paine in 1756.

The Means Family in America, by Foglesong, Elizabeth Cissel, 1976 is the basis for Means-430, William, who was supposed to be age 21 when he came to America in 1718. His marriage about 1721 is more compatible with the family he is believed to have had with Martha Elizabeth Paine (Paine-1143).   

A merge of the Means-434 and Means-430 is in the rejected merges file; apparently the Profile Manager for Means-434 does not think they are the same person. Means-434 William has an extra generation to reach him from their ancestor Josiah Means, who, according to the above outdated website, was named John, born 1663 in Enniskillen, Fermanaugh, Ireland. This John Means is supposed to have died about 1742 in Burlington County, New Jersey. According to the same website, this John Means was the father of another John Means, born about 1687 in Basking Ridge, Somerset, NJ, which was actually formed 1688. That John Means is said to have married a Dinwiddie about 1707 and was the father of Means-434 William.

Does anyone know why the website was removed, and whether or not the family was continued elsewhere?  Where did the information originate?  Linda J. Dunn ( http://www.lindajdunn.com/genealogy/means.html) says Josiah's son, John Means was born in 1665 in Tyrone, Ireland. He arrived in America to Boston, Massachusetts, on 14 Oct 1718. He was a widower (wife Elizabeth McCord) when he arrived with his children here. These children were 1) William 2)Nancy 3)Robert. 

 Are two different Means families, one New Jersey and one Pennsylvania being scrambled here?

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