I have two Christine Cousines and need help before I merge them.

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I've recently adopted two Christine Cosines with the same dates b 1661 d
Feb 1691 They are Cousine-4 and Cousine-5.  They show two different husbands and one has like 20 children while the other only has one with the same name as one of the husband of the other.  I haven't checked into that yet, but  I'd like someone to give me advice as to what i should do prior to merging the two Christines, as I don't want to screw up a pre-1700 profile.  Obviously the merge itself should be easy since I'm the PM for both but I don't want to end up with the wrong father, say, for the children.
WikiTree profile: Christine Bonnett
in Genealogy Help by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (408k points)

After the answer and comment below I went back to the e-book I had and tried seeing if I could figure out what was happening.  She has lots of comments from a number of places and it appears that family which came to the US was indeed headed by a son of Daniel Bonnett and Christine Cousine.  But Daniel and Christine themselves are a bit murky.  I then went to the Huguenot Migration Project here and I couldn't find anything for or against these Bonnetts being part of the migration, though the names and the time period makes it likely.  So I think I'll plan to do more research and entering some descendents for a while and then come back to the family in Europe.  If someone reads this later, and wants to work on it, I'll be happy to help by copying the pages on Daniel and Christine.  The books are .pdf but not locked so I can just cut and paste and the author said do what you want with them.  

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DeBonnette-3   shows to be born September 4, 1658 making it difficult to be the son of Cousine-5    Born 1662 in France making the son older than the mother. I don't think the mother is correct on this connection and a merge might further confuse the files. I do not have a solution but would look at the sources once more. 

by Charles West G2G6 Mach 1 (13.6k points)
selected by Dave Dardinger

Yes, it looks like Cousine-5 has been assigned her husband as a son and HIS father as her husband. Among the 20-ish children of Cousine-6  there is also a Daniel with the same birth year as  husband Daniel. Even if we take him away, she has a suspiciously long timespan of childbearing. What is given as her date of death seems to be her date of marriage, if we look at Cousine-1, managed by somebody else, but must also be the same person. If she married de Bonnette in 1691, the children born before that presumably are not theirs.

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