Why is 1700 date prior to 1400 dates on this tree?

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I don't trust this tree - George (1505-1541)is born in Malmesbury England and his father is in Buckland, England .  Per family research -done in 1909 there was a George, Thomas and Ann Hanks that moved from Malmsbury to Stow-on-the-wold in England about 1550.  These 3 are siblings.  The Thomas had a son - Thomas Jr and Thomas Jr had Thomas III who was soldier tinder for Oliver Cromwell - he had 4 sons, Thomas 4th-John, Joseph and William.  Joseph had Benjamin Hanks who came to America Oct, 17, 1699, settles in Pembroke Plymouth County MA - this Benjamin eventually owned the whole island named Saguish -lying in Plymouth harbor and Fort Standish was later built there.  They are known for making the first Bells in America as well as the First Silk Mill and translating Hebrew to English for church books.  

Book title is:  Nancy Hanks - the story of Abraham Lincoln written by Caroline Hanks Hitchcock  in 1909 and establishes the fact that she was married to Thomas Lincoln 3 years before Abraham Lincoln was born and also Thomas Lincoln was her first cousin -as her mother's oldest sister was married to Abraham Lincoln  who was killed by indians in Kentucky (he owned 12 thousand acres in Kentucky when he died and his oldest son, Mordecai inherited it - the youngest son, Thomas got nothing and was 9 when his father was killed) Thomas Lincoln wound up staying with Joseph and Polly Hanks (Nancy's brother) and was taught the carpenter-cabinetmaker trade.  Mary Shipley was the wife of this Abraham
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Looks like someone confused two John Hanks. The good thing about a shared tree is that mistakes can be fixed easily!
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (361k points)

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