How can Hester Gassaway be born before her father was born?

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According to these records, Hester Gassaway, the daughter of Nicholas Gassaway was born in 1617;however, her father was born in 1637 and her husband William Groce was born in 1670. There are some serious problems with this senario.
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Someone asked last week if WikiTree had a bot to find children born to not yet born parents.

You've just provided that service.

The problem occurs because we allow the import of unverified biographies. When Wikitree started, imports were the only way we could grow fast enough to become a usable Genealogy site. now that we've achieved that goal we still suffer from un or nearly unregulated imports.

Someone will look into the situation and rectify it soon. I htink we'll find that Hester and her two younger siblings turn out to be sibings of Thomas, not children of him.

Thanks for helping.
answered by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (188k points)
edited by Tom Bredehoft

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