Orphaned profile is brother and not son

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Orphaned profile, Hicks-749 must be a brother to Hicks-231 and not a son.  Their births are one year apart.  Not sure I want to adopt it.  Seems there is a mix up somewhere.  There are two Samuel Hicks' with birth dates of 1591.  Can anyone figure out the brother or son for these Samuel Hicks'?
in The Tree House by Joan Landreth G2G6 Mach 2 (27.6k points)


I've got Hicks in my line - I'll take a look. Might be too far back for me to confirm without a time machine though...

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OK - first impressions. I see lots of Samuel Hicks, born 1591 in Massachusetts Bay Colony, but the parents are all wrong. The profile says they were Thomas and Margaret Hicks. However, all the sources I'm seeing say this individual was born to James Hicks and Phebe Allyne. And James appears to have come "over on the boat" around 1590 (give or take), which would have made him one of the very early colonists (and likely sitting in a project somewhere).

Another interesting tidbit - some records are showing that Thomas was the son of James and Phebe, born 1590 in England, while Samuel, his brother, was born 1591 in Massachusetts. Hmm... More research and better records than someone else's guesswork is needed, but my first impressions are that we need to find James and Phebe and replace Thomas and Margaret as parents - then add Thomas as son to James and Phebe. That might make a bit more sense. And from the one record I was able to find, it looks like Margaret's name was likely to be West.

THEN, there's the whole Zack and Daniel brother thing - born 1628 and 1630? Samuel's brothers were born in the 1590's with him, I think (computer just started freezing up - will need to check later) - but either way, those birth dates are a bit suspect and should also be checked.

by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
In fact, interestingly enough - once you squint and look sideways at him, he starts to look a lot like:

Wow, you found a lot of information.  Have you come-up with a conclusion?  This is way too far over my head to make a decision.  Sure hope it can be resolved confidently for the wikitree family.  Let me know.  Thank you so much for all of your work.  Joan

I suppose before I co-opt someone's family tree, I'd like to make sure that I'm right. Can someone with Ancestry access check out the tree for Samuel Hicks and let me know what sources, if any, might be attached?



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