Harrod-225 & Harrod-58 same person?

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Both profiles have James Harrod founding Harrodsburg Ky. but they have different parents. I have just returned from Harrodsburg, and all the experts on James Harrod claim John Harrod Sr. and Sarah Moore are his parents.
asked in The Tree House by Dale Dart G2G1 (1.3k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

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As an Arborist, I would not offer a merge proposal, as they are separate profiles, with differing parents & siblings; the only common element being the BIOS of James Harrod founding Harrodsburg. My advdice is for you contact the profile managers,present the evidence with a view to clarifying the biography.
answered by R W G2G6 Pilot (257k points)
If the only thing in common is the claim of founding Harrodsburg, then my thought is that the profiles are for two different people and 1 of them has been erroneously associated with the fact.
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They probably should be merged after the other profile manager is able to see this information. Of course, post the direct source information on the public bulletin boards on both profiles when you propose the merge.

Then when both of you agree, the disproven information should also be reflected in the biography ( other suspected parentage)
answered by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (533k points)
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The profile for John Harrod Sr. (Harrod-218) seems to follow most online genealogies (example) with the following exceptions/notes:

1. First wife Caroline Downey is sometimes given instead as Mary Ellis.

2. John Jr. is sometimes attributed as the eldest child of the second wife Sarah Moore, and not of the first wife

3. John Sr. is attributed other children, not yet reflected on Wikitree: Eleanor, Sally, Elizabeth, and Jemima. Wikitree has one child that I did not see listed elsewhere: Isaac (Harrod-226)

John Sr.'s eldest son, Thomas (Harrod-219), is given in another online genealogy as marrying both Mary Noel and Hannah Ellsworth. with children given as Isiah, James, Jane, Elizabeth, Leah, Lucinda, Rachel, Susannah, Hannah, John, Samuel, Mary (AKA "Polly"), and Jesiah.

Based on this I would say that Harrod-219 and Harrod-56 may represent the same person - but again this is simply based on other online genealogies and not actual sources.

To answer the original question Harrod-225 and Harrod-58 *may* be related as uncle/nephew who are coincidentally born near the same year, I think it is pretty clear however that they are not the same person, and that the claim of being founder of HarrodsBurg belongs to Harrod-225 not Harrod-58. My reasoning is that I would assume the Old Fort Harrod state park would probably have done fairly intesive research on their founder, and probably had a hand in writing the description for the state parks website.(link)

You may also find this blog of some use for Harrod information - the author cites a wide variety of sources and often highlights the inconsistencies between accounts.

answered by Rob Ton G2G6 Pilot (272k points)

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