I'm trying to merge the large number of duplicate profiles for Thomas Cornell (1594-1656); and of course you can't merge profile pages when there are duplicate parent pages as well. In Thomas's case, there are not only duplicate parent pages, but *conflicting* parents:
1. Richard Cornell and Mary Unknown (some say she was Mary Terry)
2. George Cornell and Susan (one says Joan) Casse
From the initial review of the published research, it appears that the most recent and significant research was published by Prentiss Glazier in "The English Origins of the Cornwell/Cornell Family" in The American Genealogist, volume 51 (Jan 1975), p115 and an unfortunately unpublished manuscript by the same author later in 1975, "Thomas Cornell (or Cornwell) (1594-1655/6) of Mass., N.Y. and R.I."
Glazier admits both possibilities above (without naming a spouse of William), but leans towards George Cornell and Susan Casse because their son had a full brother named Joshua, and Thomas of Rhode Island named a son Joshua.
I have not seen the actual unpublished manuscript, only read about it as written by others, specifically Jean E. Mack and Clair Cornell's "Unravelling one Massachusetts-to-Iowa Cornell Line," in The American Genealogist, 58 (Jan 1982):77
Am I missing anything? Has there been subsequent research that has confirmed Thomas Cornell's parents either way?
If not, we should detach both sets of parents from a merged profile and link to them as possibilities in the narrative.