Odd Biography section

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I'm looking at a profile with no manager and in the biography section there is a subheading that says "Children of xxx and xxx." It says to look at the husband for the list of children. Shouldn't the children be listed on both profiles? I'm thinking about adopting the profile because it is in my family tree as well as needing a manager. Am I missing something?
WikiTree profile: Deborah Whitford
in WikiTree Help by Michelle Spalding G2G3 (3.9k points)
Looks like someone was short on time there, maybe meant to get back to it and never did
That's what I am beginning to think as well. I'll adopt and fix.

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Did you notice also that all her brothers appear to have married her husband’s sisters?
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Some did.  They appeared to be a close knit community perhaps and certainly liked one another. She was my 5th great grandmother so I'm not opposed to adopting the profile, I just wondered why the children were only listed on his profile and not added to both in the biography. Seems to me it should be in both.
Maybe whoever started the profile/history was working on the old way of thinking. The wife and the children belonged to the husband, just like his horse, his house etc.
Goods and chattels!

(Most people don't realise just how recently that was still the thinking!)

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