Which of three Sarah Fletcher profiles is best for wife of Robert Fletcher (1592-1677)?

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Robert Fletcher's children are currently connected to three different mothers who are clearly the same person.  I adopted two of those two profiles, but I am not sure which is the best profile into which to merge the other two profiles.
WikiTree profile: Robert Fletcher
asked in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 4 (43.6k points)

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The question really is, what was her last name [at birth]?

Was it Fletcher (doubtful), Hartwell (sources?), or Unknown (if we don't yet know, or are unsure)
answered by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (389k points)
Thank you for taking this on Kenneth!

I agree with, Dennis. The Fletcher profile clearly indicates Robert's wife is unknown, and I see the same in Torrey, and in the Robert Fletcher bio, where several possible names are discussed and a number of sources listed. I didn't take the time to check them all, but a number are familiar, which means they may now available on archive.org or hathitrust. If you google the title and author you should be able to find them.

If I was in your seat, I would merge them all into Unknown, and include a clear note showing the various options for his wife, with sources for each, and an invitation for other WikiTree members to provide sources that you are missing.
I have taken the first steps.  All the children are now listed with Sarah Unknown as their mother.  And I have proposed a merge of Sarah Fletcher into Sarah Unknown.

 Once that is completed, I will then merge Sarah Hartwell into Sarah Unknown.
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I have only seen her as unknown, so merges might be needed.  However, TAG: 68: 1993: p. 60  -  in the review of the book: The Ancestry of Dr. J. P. Guilford, Vol. 1; 17th Century New England Colonials by Joan S. Guilford.

indicates that Robert Fletcher may have had a wife prior to Sarah.  I don't have access to the book.

See TAG 68: https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/american-genealogist-the/image?pageName=60&volumeId=12963&rId=24672427 (subscription)
answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (611k points)

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