Could some take a look at River 1459?

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Hi, I put a source of an indenture for Lucretia Shearing and a photo of the tombstone with her name on it. In the meantime, another person working on this profile, Takes off the part of the indenture that proves her name to be Lucretia and Lusa as the correct name because she found in it a will. Who's right and can I put the info back on the profile? When I posted the tombstone she said it wasn't a source because the stone was to new. I've never heard of such a thing. Please help! Thanks,Teresa Davis
in Genealogy Help by Teresa Davis G2G6 Mach 3 (33.9k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Hi Teresa, Is 1459 a date or do you mean River-1459 Wikitree id?

3 Answers

+3 votes
Tombstones do get replaced later,by newer generations,i have see 2 that

were replaced,1 of them was in error.Tombstone do become weathered

over time.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (915k points)
+3 votes
Its the ID. Thanks
by Teresa Davis G2G6 Mach 3 (33.9k points)
+3 votes
You should contact the other member privately to discuss the issue.  My suggestion is that both names be included and use the sources to explain.  As an example, you could say something like her tombstone read Lucretia, but in her will she was called Lusa. [citations] It is not known if Lusa was a diminutive of Lucretia or if the tombstone and/or will were incorrect.

You want to avoid going back and forth and changing the profile innumerable times.  I think it is best to include and explain conflicting information in most cases.  We are, afterall, creating a legacy for future generations of researchers.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (460k points)

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