why do people now think Isacc III Allerton had no issue?

+7 votes
Both the Mayflower Families Through Five Generations book and The Chapin Books, by Gilbert W. Chapin have John IV Allerton of Coventry, RI as his son. This New train of thought would keep me out of the Mayflower society, even though my grandfather, Ward Russell Chapin was a member.
WikiTree profile: Isaac Allerton
in Genealogy Help by Kathleen Hoglin G2G1 (1.4k points)

4 Answers

+8 votes
I looked through the change log and it doesn't look like any children were removed, so maybe no one has entered his children yet?
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (647k points)
+5 votes
I adopted this profile in 2013 - if you would like - send a request and I will make you the profile manager.
by Michelle Brooks G2G6 Mach 2 (25.4k points)
Or Families meet when Hancock Lee Wed Sarah Allerton. I have a real jumble to sort out with the 2 wives of Isaac Allerton (Elizabeth Willoughby & Elizabeth Thorogood). From the VA sources i have, it seems logical that other published sources have them wed to him in the wrong order. I have just recently going through my past research, so will look into this more, as well as the paternity of John Allerton of Norwich and Coventry, RI. Thanks so much!
+4 votes

Per The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995).   and Robert S. Wakefield, F.A.S.G. and Margaret Harris Stover, CG, compiler, Mayflower Families through Five Generations Descendants of the Pilgrims who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620 Volume Seventeen Family of Isaac Allerton (Pymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1998), Page 7. He died without issue.

Anyone with sources for children, please step forward.

by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (880k points)
edited by Robin Lee
Why is that book more "right" than those mentioned by the questioner?  I have seen all three used in profiles a sources
Truly it becomes a matter of how much research was done when the first book was published in 1900, which does not include any sources, just "stories", and recent books that include a study of land deeds, wills, etc with evidence explained.   The book written in 1900 had the Lee Ancestry completely incorrect, so, I do have a personal feeling about that book and its validity.   I have added a lot to the profile to explain the decision to go with the modern day approach.
Thanks for that clarification Robin - I have a nifty source book that I looked extensively into - found it was quite accurate for the lines close to the time it was written, but errors started showing up for the earlier entries a few generations before, so I still use it, but double check the older information.  I guess any source can have mistakes - used to think it was overkill to have several sources for one fact but learned a few things since then!
+4 votes
The 2014 edition of the Brewster Silver Book says "Isaac Allerton, b. 11 June 1655, d. bef. 25 Oct. 1702.  He [is] not named in his father's will, which mentioned four children and four grandchildren, and it must be assumed that he died childless prior to that date."  Page 176
by Living Emmons G2G6 Pilot (180k points)

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