How to handle unsourced additions PGM Sarah Booth-170 Osgood PPP?

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My question is specific to Sarah Booth-170, who may need PPP along with her husband John Osgood-3. Both are PGM.  Someone has added a new husband and child onto her profile, citing a rootsweb article citing ancestry trees.   Now it takes a huge leap of imagination to suppose that addition could be true.  How a girl born about 1600 in Wherwell Hampshire would have a teen marriage with a man old enough to be her father from Norfolk, a long way away, have a child and abandon him in Ireland, and then come back to marry in her home town and then emigrate to America without the Irish son -- this lacks credulity.  Then there are the middle names for people born in this time period.  My questions are these; can this be PPP?  I have put up a note on Booth-170, but is it appropriate just to prune off these clearly inaccurate branches without asking?  Or should I defer to others who may have dealt with it before?  Thx.
WikiTree profile: Sarah Osgood
in Policy and Style by Carolyn Adams G2G6 Mach 6 (60.0k points)

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Best answer
Send a message to the person who added the extra husband to Sarah, asking if he has a better source than Ancestry trees. Explain why you think the Ancestry trees are wrong. You've put a message on the profile. If the adder doesn't come up with a good source (he most likely won't) in a few days, disconnect.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Carolyn Adams
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The PPP will not stop imprudent additions, just keep the profile from being merged into an older one. It takes constant care to keep a profile, even a PPP profile from being corrupted.
by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (194k points)

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