Wrong Parents Archibald Rials (1782 - 1863)

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I was looking something up for my daughters school project and noticed Archibald Rials (1782 - 1863) father John Ryals was born in 1824. I'm currently having an issue with my browser which is making it so I cannot view and double check sources. Does anyone have any information about this family?

Possibly his father, but I can't check for sources right now. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ryals-156

WikiTree profile: Archibald Rials
in Genealogy Help by Aimee Simmons G2G Crew (490 points)
Aimee,  I tried to do some searching but didn't find much beyond the 1850 census that was already on Archibald's page.  Also found the wedding for wife Elizabeth Green (although 'Green'  is transcribed at FamilySearch as something else, and the handwriting on the document was so bad I could see why..  

That was a good catch about Archibald's parents, though. The linked father is obviously wrong.  

I wonder how many different spellings "Rials" can have. Ryals came up, but so did Rial and Ryal with no trailing s, and even possibly Real. Just nothing that looked like it applied to this profile.  Do you have any insight into which spelling variations are likely?  

Anyway, I just didn't want you to think your request was ignored.  I hope someone can give you some answers!
Thank you! I'm not sure on the variations. I think on Archibald's military records it said it was previously filed under Ryals, but I can't check that right now. I hadn't looked into this side very much previously.
Aimee, are you related to Archibald Rials?  I notice his profile has no manager, and his "father" and "brothers who were all born 40-60 years later than he was probably belong to one family, and Archibald definitely needs to be unlinked from them -- or at least he can't be the son of someone younger than he is.  

Do you expect to recover from your computer problems anytime soon?  You could adopt Archibald's profile if he's connected to you, and then sever the connections to his "father" and "brothers" until you can find out how they are actually linked -- if they are linked at all.

Can you clear the cache on your browser, or maybe try a different browser?  I just read something about Safari browsers not working on Wikitree recently. Anyway, it's a thought.  I don't have any connection to Archibald, so I don't feel right about adopting the profile.

For what it's worth, I did find an Archibald Rials (and a Jacob Rials next door to him) on the 1840 Dale County, Alabama census.  Archibald was between 40-49 years old.  Jacob was younger, possibly a son of Archibald.

I also found an Archibald Rials (also filed under Ryals) who fought in the war of 1812 in the 2 Reg't (McWillie's) South Carolina Mil..  A notation on the document states "Original filed under "Ryals, Archibald" "  (Rials, Archibald) "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-958S-PX?cc=1916219&wc=M6YX-3TL%3A203277501 : 11 March 2016), Rh - Rich > image 475 of 3094; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)

Anyway, that's all I was able to find, and it still doesn't find his real father.  (Maybe Archibald was born in South Carolina?)

Anyway, I hope you get your browser going again soon.

I've tried some things but I've not been able to fix it. I am waiting for someone to get back from vacation who will be able to fix it for me. They should be back this weekend.

He is related to me. I can adopt in and unlink them. It should work fine for that. It's just not displaying certain things correctly. Or opening multiple tabs. If I sever the connections should I just make a note in his biography? Thank you very much, I appreciate the help.

It could be helpful to put a link to the wrong father (Ryals-46) in a note beneath Archibald's profile in case you or someone who had previously linked to Archibald (Rials-7) can understand how to find that profile again.  Then you can disconnect them. When you get it all straightened out you can delete the note.  

Incidentally, I did add a "Notes" section to the profile because I found a couple of non-primary source web addresses with more possible information about Archibald, including one that said Archibald's father's name is "Arthur Rials".  You can delete any of the notes after you adopt the profile.

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