Who is Kendrick-51's spouse?

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In attempting to complete the merge of Kendrick-40 and Kendrick-31, I find that his father J W Kendrick-51 has differing wives in the two profiles, but when I look at his (Kendrick-51's) profile he has only one, in one case Turner-1203, in the other West-842.

Better heads than mine need to straighten this out.

Subsequently.  I see there are two other questions about this puzzle.
WikiTree profile: John Kendrick
in Genealogy Help by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
Better question might be who is kendrick-51.  Think there might be a New England Kendrick mixed in with a Virginia Kendrick.....
I looked, there are merges behind both of them, mixing New England and Virginia.  I guess  one of the Kendricks is going to have to do this.

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There is a lot of mixing up of Kendricks between the north and the south. It doesn't help that both sides use the same first names. My family is descended from the Virgina Kendricks and I have yet to find that any of the people in my line who went north (there are a couple of examples in the reverse though). The two families are likely related back in England, but we seem to have taken a sharp turn away from each other upon arrival in the colonies.

US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 shows Rebecca Jones West, born in VA, married in VA to a John Kendrick, also born in VA. I tend to think this is not the John William Kendrick born in MA. I guess they could have lied about where they were born or it was a mistake, but I'd follow the thought process that these are two different Johns until proven otherwise.

Just my two cents.
by Yvonne Gammell G2G6 (7.8k points)
US and Int'l marriage records on Ancestry  are spurious, not usually based on actual documents.

Except that I also said, "I have yet to find that any of the people in my line who went north."

And I was clear that, "I'd follow the thought process that these are two different Johns until proven otherwise.

I never said I only based my opinion on just those records and I wasn't suggesting those records were rock solid proof, but rather a guide.

Numerous Kendrick trees show that the progenitor of the virginia branch started with a Kendrick (the first name varies) who arrived in VA in the early 1600's from England, and the descendants stayed there (in the South).

I would be interested in seeing the rock solid proof that shows a VA Kendrick moved to Massachusetts and then moved back. I would be happy to adjust my theory accordingly.


 

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