Good plan! I've not gone as far with Day-268, but already reaching for a pipe-cleaner. Personally, I prefer the footnote style references, so I can see what facts are supported by which sources. In this case, its not only that its not clear how the sources are related to the information, he doesn't seem to appear in the Cutter (New York) source at all.
As far as I'm concerned, you're on the right track. Since you seem to have a handle on the research, I'll avoid complicating your desktop. Don't hesitate to let me know if another pipe-cleaner would be helpful in some way. I still have scores of duplicates on my ancestors suggestions, but its nice to take a break sometimes!