Should the parents attached to William Buel-138 be detached?

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Both a father and a mother have been attached to William Buel-138. There appears to be no evidence for either one, and I suggest that they both be detached from this profile and a caution added to his profile not to add parents. Does anyone have any objections?
WikiTree profile: William Buel
in Genealogy Help by Kay Wilson G2G6 Pilot (188k points)

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Those alleged parents are documented to be a fabrication by the fraudulent Albert Welles. They should be detached and the profile should be projet protected to prevent them from coming back. Also, add a disputed parents section to the top of the  profile to explain that these people are often reported as his parents, but this has been debunked, and why.

See Category: Albert Welles Fraud for more information.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Heather Husted
Thanks for the input Ellen! I've removed them, added the explanation, and PPPd the profile.
Coincidentally, it was just a couple of days ago that I read the analysis of the fake parents that Albert Welles concocted for this man, so it was fresh in my memory.
Thank you for placing Welles in his proper frame of reference.  He threw my family a curve as well when defining the wife of Elias Buel Jr. as simply "Catharine Thompson of Rutland".  Family has been seeking her correct surname for 140 years since; there are or were no Thompson families in Rutland at that time that we could discover.  Rob

Before this is reprinted again someone should check printed original library copies all over for written-in notes in margins by fountain pen.  This is not vandalism.  I am convinced origins of Buel family in America are Dutch--check out the area 20-25 miles NNE of Amsterdam--hundreds of "Buels" in the 17th century.

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