Have these indexed sources been ruled out for Digges-5 Catherine Digges (c. 1654 - 1729)?
* U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Military): Catherine Digges Herndon, Birth: York, Virginia 1654, Death: Caroline, Virginia 1729; Civil: 15 Jan 1958 (date of member application approval)
* U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Birth, Marriage & Death): Catherine Digges, Spouse, William Herndon, Birth: VA 1654; Spouse Birth Year: 1649, Spouse Birth Place: EN; Marriage: 1677
* [Lineage Book of] Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (Stories, Memories & Histories): Chapter: Addendum, Page number: 332; Title: Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
It would seem that the question can be resolved; that this is not a mere question of whether Catherine Digges existed. Being written out of a will is not proof that someone did not exist. Also, a decision by NSCDA should not be considered an independent and objective ruling on pure genealogy grounds, especially if they provided no back-up justification. Competing societies exist (see Wikipedia) who may offer a different opinion, and one of the above references (though dating back to 1958) appears to indicate that SAR membership on the basis of a descent from Catherine was favorable.
Please advise. Any profiles for which we can reasonably link ancestry ought to be done.
Additional related profiles affected, at minimum:
Category: Digges Family at Bellfield Plantation Cemetery, Yorktown, Virginia USA