Which profile is correct?

+3 votes
I am doing a Washburn family tree and have noticed 2 different profiles for the same man. His name is John Washburn Jr.  This record i have says he was born 1620 in Worceshire  England, the other says 1657...in Mass.

Thank you for any help you can give me.
WikiTree profile: John Washburn
in Genealogy Help by Debbie Johnson G2G Rookie (220 points)
If you're just getting started on a family tree, you can likely better start in 2016 instead of 1657.  :)
BTW. oftentimes there will be 3 or more generations who have a person of the same name.  Fairly often both the second and the third (or even later) generations get called junior.  And sometimes the first person will go by a nickname or middle name.
Thank you Vincent for your reply.  I have started from 2016 all the way back to 1105 with William Estham.  Then the last name changed to d'Abitot of Estham 1180 and then Roger (Washbourne) d'Wasseburne 1219 and so on.... Thank you
Thank you for your reply Dave. I did find that there were many children with the same name in a family but did not know it went 3 or more generations. Thank you for telling me this.

1 Answer

+3 votes
You do not give the other profile number so I am not sure which one you are looking at, there several by that name, but with the dates and location of birth what makes you think that they represent the same person?
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)

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