How do I separate the 2 John Lanes of mid 1700's; both married a Mary.

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My John Lane of Bertie County, NC, son of Joseph Lane and Patience McKinnie, m. Mary Unk, had 3 daughters: Ann, Mary, Patience, lived in GA in 1755 and then moved on to South Carolina by 1764.  Some Lane histories decided that this John Lane must have married Mary Sheppard.  I have enough research to show that a second John Lane, son of Alexander Lane of Duplin County, NC married the Mary Sheppard.  This second family were in Bulloch/Jenkins County of GA in about 1800.    

How do I remove the Mary Sheppard from the profile of John Lane of the first family.  All that is known is her first name: Mary.  I assume that she moved with her husband to South Carolina and died there.  Thanks,

Dorothy Coltrin
WikiTree profile: Mary Lane
in Genealogy Help by Dorothy Coltrin G2G2 (2.7k points)

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There could have been 2 John Lanes.At this time period this often

happens.It is difficult to figure which one to use.Travel was very difficult

about 7MPH,bad roads.Print map of the area,see where there located.

If marry in an area,probably born there.Other issue,they have to be able

to meet.See if you can trace her parents,see where she was born.1800 on back very difficult.And other family tree's are suspect.as to accuracy.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (922k points)

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