Okay, so I'm stuck on Randel Stivers. Most of my other "brick walls" don't feel like they're solid, but this one... Whew...
The sources I have located prove Randel's existence, as he had records from the New Jersey militia, was rewarded financial reimbursement for losses resulting from the British burning his looms. (Far as I can tell, he created uniforms for the Minute Men, but wasn't actually a fighting soldier).
The sources prove his son, Daniel, and other sons existed, and they too, were in the militia. Daniel Stivers has many more sources than Randel does.
Here's where it gets tricky. Some of Daniel and his brother's records indicate their mother was a Jeannet Skinner, some that she was Jean Campbell. Some family history bios state that Randel's mother, not his wife, was Jean Campbell, along with a supposed father of Johan Stivers from Holland, but there's no source proof. Even his supposed baptism date cannot be backed up by actual sources from the church.
On Randel's page, I've linked to a few things that give me cause to pause in accepting Johan Stivers and Jean Campbell as his actual parents, since there's no actual source for it, besides family biographies, of which there are a few, and the information contained in them varies on the wife and mother issue.
I've located threads on Geneology.com and Ancestry.com message boards where people have been discussing this issue since 2000. There's even a theory that a genealogist fabricated his parentage in the 1930s. Does anyone know of anywhere I might find actual sources to suss out Randel Stivers parentage? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
I've made notes on his page as to being unsure of his parents, since I did add them before I realized what was going on (mistake, sorry). Didn't want anyone else to come across his page and assume those parents or even his wife was correct.