I realize I'm new around here but I've begun by building upon my mother's extensive research through Census records and all sorts of archives over the years. She traced our Kagy connections back to [[Kegay-1|John Rudolph Kagy]] and [[Patterson-7010|Rebecca Patterson]] and thanks to fellow Wikitreers, I found Franklin Keagy's "A history of the Kägy relationship in America", which I've been reading and referencing extensively.
However, I've begun to realize that our Rebecca can't possibly be the daughter of [[Patterson-11528|James]] and [[Howard-14837|Susannah Patterson Ewing Connolly]] as Franklin Keagy claims on Page 42-43 (https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066177213;view=1up;seq=48
) and elsewhere in his book.
My first clue was when I realized that John and Rebecca got married in 1715 according to this history, but yet Susannah was still popping out boys in the 1730s and 40s with her second and third husbands... or about 45+ years after she would have had to have given birth to Rebecca. I think we can safely assume that she was in her 40s or 50s with her final son, but 60+, defies scientific and historical credulity.
First, does anyone have any other record of Rebecca Patterson prior to her marriage to John Rudolph Kagy?
Second, I'm assuming that we need to develop a thorough enough bio for John Rudolph and Rebecca Kagy to stop this misinformation from being developed further by other eager genealogists, has this already been done and I simply missed it?
Third, have any other books been written since Franklin Keagy's that have outlined how his theory couldn't possibly have been true? If so, I'd love to read them. I just can't imagine that I'm the first to have figured this out.