Big Mess found

+11 votes
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I came across this bunch of profiles. There are multiples of several names. I am not qualified to sort this out as I know nothing about them.

Elizabeth Maxwell-1852

Elizabeth Maxwell-1679

Elizabeth Maxwell-1851

Andrew Job-111

Andrew Job-114

Andrew Jobe-140

Elizabeth Ann Vernon-429

Elizabeth Vernon-1082

Then once they are all sorted there are multiple children...

Any Takers?
in Genealogy Help by Dawn Ellis G2G6 Mach 8 (86.1k points)

3 Answers

+14 votes
They easily could represent different people, reinforcing the case for always providing sources.
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
well they are all linked one way or another so I am sure some of them have to be duplicates.
Just be cautious, okay, Cuzzin Dawn? People have been known to use names twice for deceased children, but I do agree that tangled messes occur. Odd that the dates seem to differ on them but you know what to look for!
What Dorothy said! For example in Norway, after the death of a child, it was common practice to name the next born child after the deceased. It was a way to honor their memory, and they didn't really care if it made life difficult for genealogists ;)
Yup, same in Quebec . not the issue I was referring to. Take a look.
I'm not going near this one.
+4 votes
Job-111 's birth place does not exist. And all three Job/Jobes are married to the same woman. I'd say it's a mess.
by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (247k points)
Yep, one among many potential messes. Sourcing when adding new profiles might eliminate many of these situations. Jest sayin'...
+7 votes
I may get to it eventually.  I just found this site about 2 weeks ago and have started at myself and going backward.  But I have a very extensive Jobe website  and I'm very aware of all the names you mentioned.  Slow going as entering all my families.  I'm now up to my Jesse Job born 1825 Lawrence Co., AR --but going further Eli B. Job, Isaac Job, then Samuel Job who married Dorcas MacKay, then Caleb Job who married Barbary, and then Andrew Job Jr..  And yes I'm extremely aware of the early mistakes made especially wtih Elizabeth Maxwell.  I'm also a descendnat of Elizabeth (Vernon) Jobe.   From what you say, I'm almost getting scared to keep going back. >laughing<  I maintain the website -Jobe: Links to Great Information at .  Since I started this in 1967 when I was only 16, I've worked with many of the early great Jobe researchers:  Katharine Reynolds, Bill Jobe, Randy Jobe, etc. And yes, during these 50 years things have been changed/corrected along the way.  But if one of the lines are yours and you need me to check my file, I'm more than happy to do so.
by Cora Ann Brown G2G Crew (780 points)

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