see a possible mistake and don't know who to ask about if page manager doesnt respond

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133 views Dorothy Thomas Mother of Dorothy Mary Thomas formerly Ray Mother of Mary Thomas formerly Ray

I see something wrong in here I think :) Backwards from Dorothy Thomas 1640-1702, her Mother would be Mary Thomas formerly Ray 1640 Plymouth Colony who's Mother would be the Mary Thomas 1616 married to Nathaniel. Here's the problem That formerly Ray is making me question myself :) because (Thomas) East (abt. 1640 - 1702) is how I got the Maxwell East connection

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in Genealogy Help by S W G2G Rookie (290 points)

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Dorothy (Thomas) East [Thomas-5945] is not the daughter of Nathaniel Thomas--2453 and Mary Unknown-218453.  Look at the places. Dorothy (Thomas) East lives in Virginia, Nathaniel and his family live in Massachusetts.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Another immigrant, another quagmire.

There have been a lot of unorganized merges.

The basic "source" is Ancestral File, but AF only calls her Mrs Thomas East.  Which implies that she may be only an inference, not mentioned in any record at all.

Somebody might have misinterpreted the Thomas as her maiden name.  It happens.

There's a child born 10 years before the marriage, so nothing here smells like it actually came from a primary source.

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