Detach parents and change wives' names for Puritan Great Migration immigrant, Richard Walker?

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Re: Richard Walker, immigrant to Lynn, Reading, Boston, and back to Lynn, Massachusetts.  According to Anderson, Richard Walker's parents are unknown.  WikiTree currently reports parents Richard Walker and Mary Shepard (sources are Ancestry Family Trees and private web page without sources).

Also according to Anderson, Richard Walker married twice, 1) by 1637 to Jane Talmadge, daughter of Thomas Talmadge; and 2) by about 1642 to Sarah _______. 

WikiTree currently reports Richard married in 1636 to Jane Talmadege, daughter of Thomas; and in 1640 to Sarah Talmadge, also daughter of Thomas (Thomas Talmadege had no daughter named Sarah).

Jane (Talmadge) was the mother of only the eldest child, Shubal Walker.  Sarah was the mother of the other four children: Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Tabitha, and Obadiah.

WikiTree reports that Jane Talmadge was the mother of: Mehitable Walker (b 1635, Windsor, CT), John Walker (b 1640 Lynn, MA), and Elizabeth Walker (b 1644, location unknown). 

Mehitable Walker and John Walker are not known children of Richard Walker.

WikiTree reports that Sarah Talmadge was the mother of: Shubael, Mary, Obediah, Nahaniel, and Tabitha Walker. 

Richard Walker had no known daughter named Mary  Walker (b 1642, location unknown).

Suggestions: 

That 1) parents be disconnected, 2) Sarah Talmadge be changed to Sarah Unknown, 3) rearrange children to the correct mothers and 4) disconnect Mehitable, John, and Mary Walker from Richard Walker as father, 5) biographies re-written as necessary, including the removal of user-contributed sources.

Ref:

* Anderson, Robert Charles, "Richard Walker" Featured name.  The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. AmericanAncestors.org (Volumes I-III, Page 1908).

*  Anderson, Robert Charles, "Thomas Talmage" Featured name. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. AmericanAncestors.org (Volumes I-III, Page 1798).

WikiTree profile: Richard Walker
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