Joseph Barkley Children Already on Wikitree?

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In trying to link up the children of Joseph Barkley, I am finding that I need a little help linking them up. Anyone have good skills in this area?

On 24 Mar 2021 Beth Stephenson wrote on Barkley-687:

I believe that this profile is a son of Joseph Barkley and Maria Catharine Frick: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barkley-1065

WikiTree profile: Joseph Barkley
in Genealogy Help by Beth Stephenson G2G6 Mach 2 (24.1k points)
edited by Beth Stephenson

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Why do you think that George Barkley is a child of that couple?  He is currently linked to different parents.  Searching on family search for George Barkely in Pennsylvania in 1840, shows 8 census entries around Pennsylvania and that is 'assuming' that your George is still in Pennsylvania.  

The Descendants of Jacob Barkley and Veronica Hauer source mentioned on Barkley-687 states that the son George moved to Ohio, so he is probably not included in the 1840 census in Pennsylvania, since no other information is included for him in that source.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (559k points)
Only because of the same birth date and birth place and father's name.... I was very hesitant to add a new profile if this is the correct child of Joseph.... Notice that the sources on George are nebulous, with a father named Joseph and an unknown mother. The sources get even more nebulous from there. This could be the same person.... It could be a different person. I didn't want to put a new person into the wikitree if these are all going to need to be merged later.
Since I found so many 1840 census entries all over the state, there are more than one George and it is very possible that more than one has a father with same name as the Joseph. Unfortunately, that is before they listed the family members, but you could also look at each of them checking on the ages of the people in the profile.

It would be great if you can find some sources, other than the one that I had reviewed, since I didn't see any sources.  I would also look for sources in Ohio, since that source said he moved to Ohio.

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