Every and Avery, Dutchess/Westchester Counties NY

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If you want to help solve a puzzle, take a look at Every-5, Every-240, Every-92 and Avery-2476

Based on the will of Every-240 (especially the daughter named Leah Foster) and the timeframe, I think it's clear that Every-240 and Every-92 are a match. However the administrator of Every-92 rejected my unmerged match designation.

Meanwhile, I think it's likely that Every-5 and Avery-2476 are the same person, and that Avery-2476 has the wrong children (i.e., those of Every-92). The administrator of Avery-2476 has said I can make whatever changes I think are appropriate.

Before I do anything, I'd like to know what some of my fellow genealogists think!


in Genealogy Help by Douglas German G2G6 (6.5k points)

1 Answer

+1 vote

Frankly, Douglas, (edit: except for -240 which documents a will) none of the profiles are sourced well. Every-92 is entirely unsourced. Avery-2476 appears to be based solely on an ancestry tree, so that's unsourced also. Although Every-5 has "Bible Records" as a reference, it also references a family chart provided by an email. There's no way to tell what information in the profile came from where.

Although the birth and death dates/places for Every-5 and Avery-2476 are pretty much the same, the two profiles have very different parents and entirely different siblings. To me, they look like they're intended to be different people. I.e., it appears different people found some birth info and some death info somewhere that "must be the John I'm looking for."

Merging those two profiles would create quite a mess. It would certainly be ill-advised at the moment to detach one whole set of parents for the sake of a lack of sourcing. If you merge them, do ALL the children make sense? No overlapping birth-dates? Anyone born after one of the parents died? Which set of parents are correct?

(Much) more research needed.

by Bruce Veazie G2G6 Mach 5 (57.9k points)
edited by Bruce Veazie

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