Clift Conflation?

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I recently adopted the profile of Elizabeth Ann Clift, Clift-95 because she was connected as a wife to Rufus Morganton Mason, who I am researching. The profile has her being married twice, first to Jeptha Tallent (she was originally a Tallent gedcom import) and second to Rufus M Mason. I started sourcing her as wife of Rufus, but I soon discovered that Eliza, the wife of Rufus, couldn't possibly be the same as Elizabeth Clift, the wife of Jeptha. Jeptha's wife is still with him in the 1860 and 1870 census! I believe this profile should only be the wife of Jeptha. A search of WikiTree brought up Clift-399, Eliza Clift, mother of Sarah Jane Mason, who married Jacob Pesterfield. This is the wife of Rufus, connected to their daughter Sarah (who ended up marrying stepmom Ellen Caroline Pesterfield's dad Jacob Pesterfield). I haven't left any notes on the Clift-399's page for the manager yet. I was wondering if someone would be willing to take a look at things and give a second opinion before I start leaving notes or making any changes?
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Clift
in Genealogy Help by Sarah Mason G2G6 Mach 4 (48.2k points)

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