What proof exists that Esther who m Rickard was dau of John Barnes?

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Esther is not included on the list of children of John Barnes as published in Anderson's Great Migration Begins (p101). 

WikiTree profile: Hester Rickard
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (757k points)
Anderson says this about her (p 101)

"On 31 October 1651 at Plymouth John Rickard married Hester Barnes [PCR 8:13]. As hester was about the same age as the children of John Barnes, the likeiest suggestion is that she was the daughter of a brother of John Barnes.  On 5 July 1666 John Barnes had a servant named Thomas Barnes [PCR 4:133], also a likely candidate to be a relative, and possibly a brother of Hester. If Hester and Thomas were siblings, and if John Barnes was their uncle, there is no evidence that their father came to New England. (See NEHGR 112:154)"

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Two years later, and no one has supplied an answer. Maybe it's time to disconnect those parents, based on Anderson's information (which is now on the profile).

When that profile was created, an Ancestry File Number was added. To see what information the contributor was relying on, I checked that AFN on the familysearch site and got no results; not surprising, since the format doesn't look like a valid AFN.

To make one more try at getting an answer, I've sent the contributor a PM asking if he recalls his basis for making that connection.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Good catch, Ellen. Thanks for addressing this. I concur with you that, absent a good response from the PM, we should detach the parents but link to them in a Disputed Origins section of the narrative. Thank you.

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