Need help with major brick walls

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I have a few brick walls both on my father's parents sides. I have been trying for years, I would like to connect these families on Wikitree. Can anyone help me?

These are the following profiles I need help with:

McCowan-296

Tucker-8167

Loman-93

Webb-12129

Wiggins-1275 (I'm not sure about the mother Burk-962)

Snowden-485 (I'm not sure about both parents)
asked in Genealogy Help by Alexander Grimaldi G2G5 (5.6k points)
Alexander, we could probably help you better if you said more about each brick wall. What specifically are you struggling with on each one? And it might work better to have one question per person and link to their profile.

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For McCowan-296, look here at the bottom of the page and three children are listed on the next page: 
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNWP-X7G : 26 August 2017), George Mc Cowan, Center, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 180, sheet 590B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0057; FHL microfilm 1,254,057.

answered by Crystal Crosby G2G1 (1.4k points)

Married William Defries first.

Eliza Defries

 in the 1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Eliza Defries
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1839
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Kentucky
Home in 1860: District 1, Hart, Kentucky
Post Office: Green River
Dwelling Number: 535
Family Number: 530
Household Members:
Name Age
William A Defries 25
Eliza Defries 21

Had a son named John Defries

Eliza J Desprit

 in the 1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Eliza J Desprit
Age in 1870: 30
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Kentucky
Dwelling Number: 353
Home in 1870: Precinct 3, Hart, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Female
Occupation: Keeping House
Inferred Spouse: W A Desprit
Inferred Children: John W Desprit
Household Members:
Name Age
W A Desprit 34
Eliza J Desprit 30
John W Desprit 4

Elizabeth Smith married George McCowan

Elizabeth Smith

 in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 No Image
Text-only collection
Name: Elizabeth Smith
Gender: Female
Spouse: George McCowan
Child: Thad McCowan

Eliza Tucker

 in the Kentucky, Marriage Records, 1852-1914

Name: Eliza Tucker
Age: 20
Est. Birth Year: abt 1839
Birth Location: Green
Spouse Name: Wm T Defries
Spouse Age: 23
Spouse Birth Location: Barren
Spouse Residence: Hart
Marriage Date: 20 Mar 1859
Marriage Location: Hart
County of Record: Hart
I'm not sure why I'm turning up as anonymous?

Betty Fox

Eliza Jane DeFries

 in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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Name: Eliza Jane DeFries
Maiden Name: Tucker
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1839
Birth Place: Green County, Kentucky, United States of America
Death Date: 5 Sep 1882
Death Place: Green County, Kentucky, United States of America
Cemetery: Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Hardyville, Hart County, Kentucky, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Epps Tucker
Mother: Lucinda Tucker
Children: Jennie Waltz Cann
John William DeFries
Pearl Baker Davis
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...

William Ashur DeFries

 in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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Name: William Ashur DeFries
Birth Date: 11 Dec 1839
Birth Place: Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States of America
Death Date: 20 Dec 1902
Death Place: Defries, Hart County, Kentucky, United States of America
Cemetery: Defries Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Hardyville, Hart County, Kentucky, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: William Thomas DeFries
Mother: Jane DeFries
Spouse: Nancy Margaret Defries
Children: William Asher Defries
Jennie Waltz Cann
Rosa Ella Ennis
John William DeFries
Pearl Baker Davis
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...
Hi Betty,

Go check your profile. It says there was a recent edit by someone else. The comment is odd. Makes me wonder if there is a bug in the WikiTree software and it got hold of the wrong record. But you might want to check to see who is on your Trusted List too.
Hmmm. Strange to change my data without asking. Weird.

Thanks Eric.
Thank you for your help. I'm so confused. I have found information for a Eliza Tucker marrying George McCowan. This William Defries whom she is buried with makes everything more confusing.

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