Is it possible to have an error in the Mayflower Silver Books?
I was researching in the silver books online (free right now on AmericanAncestors.org), and I’m noticing an interesting discrepancy in my ancestors’ line.
My ancestor Barrows-747 (son of Ebenezer Barrows and Sarah Pratt) has been listed as married to Jemima Johnson, but is shown in the Vol.8 silver book as “perhaps” married to Sarah Morton: https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2728/i/48509/165/1415588158
The only problem with this marriage is that in the “Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001”, it lists Sarah Morton marrying a John Barrows JR! Wouldn’t that mean that he was a son of a JOHN, NOT an Ebenezer? "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-1WFV : 3 November 2017), John Jr. Barrows and Sarah Morton, 30 Nov 1769; citing Marriage, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 945,014.
I’m very confused on what to do next....does anyone have any guidance or suggestions for me on how to proceed? I’m afraid my “Super Sleuth” cape has been worn out for today.
Thanks for any help y’all can give!! :)