Dixon researcher needed to help resolve which parents are correct [closed]

+3 votes
Hi! I was unsuccessful in resolving the unmerged match of this profile (they have different parents). I re-proposed the merge, but it needs attention from fresh eyes.

Cheers, Liz
WikiTree profile: William Dixon
closed with the note: David's comment answered the question & I've edited the profiles - the merge can proceed now
in Genealogy Help by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (462k points)
closed by Liz Shifflett

1 Answer

+2 votes
Well, William Dixon is a very common name, so I'm not sure that it makes any sense to pick any particular parents at this point.  If you have complete lists of children, then you may be able to find who their grandparents are.or you might be able to find a marriage record which lines up with grandparents.  My opinion is that both sets of parents should remain intact and look for as many sets of data as can be found... I was looking in Ancestry.com and there seem to be at least two William Dixons in England an at least one in the USA.

Probably both sets of William / Parents should have a bunch of Research Notes with links to make it easier to sort through the data.

BTW, I have Dixons who are ancesters of my cousin's but I don't remember how far back I've traced them.  I believe they are from WV and later moved to Ohio.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (408k points)
I had adopted the profile with the mistaken idea that I could do something with it. I couldn't. However, the person who initially uploaded it recently came back to WikiTree, so I'm hoping he'll share some of the info he has about the profiles he created.

Looking at Historic-Genealogy of Kirk Family p. 25  the parents on Dixon-3717 are correct.  It also gives marriage date and death dates without citation.  William, wife Rebecca, sons Joseph and William granted removal from New Garden MM to Westland MM per Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Certificates of Removal, 1781-1814; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR Ph:336.  Marriage cited 

New Garden Monthly Meeting with William's parents listed as above Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Marriage Records, 1765-1799; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR Ph:337

thanks so much David!!

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