How can Dorcas Adams who was born in 1703 be the dau. Priscilla Ramsden when Priscilla died bef. 1690?

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This family tree lists Dorcas Adams as a daughter of James Adams and Priscilla Ramsden.  Priscilla Ramsden died before 1690.  Dorcas was born in 1703, so if Priscilla really did die before 1690, she can't be the mother of Dorcas.
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Yeah that is wrong - no zombie birth happenings should be here - now which date is wrong? or are the people wrong with the same name as the right person?

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"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Dorcas Addams born 1 Feb 1677, Concord, Middlesex, MA.

Parents James Addams and Priscilla.

Adams-819  has Dorcas Adams death in 1701 at Ipswich, Essex, MA.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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There are some inconsistencies in the profile. If you follow the link for Dorcas, her profile has a different birthdate than is given in her father’s biography. Also, there is a more than 20 year gap between the 1703 birthdate, and her next younger sibling.

There is a link to the LDS ancestral file for Dorcas. This “source” typically does not provide any sources.

Seems like the profile needs work,
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (351k points)
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I am new to WT and have not started sourcing but have Dorcas in my Ancestry tree with sources. As I have it now:

Dorcas DWitt was the child [ 20 July 1639- 9 Nov 1707 ] of John Watson [1619-1671] and Alice Bredda.[ 1609-1643 ]

Her first husband was Timothy Dwight. They had two males

John Adams was her second husband. They had a Dorcas Adams.[ 1677-1749 ]

Hope this helps you get straightened out.
by Michael Adams G2G Rookie (200 points)
Sources are required at Wikitree, no matter that you are new.
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The entire line needs work.  Across the generations,  there are 580 "suggestions" that need attention.
by Susan Keil G2G6 Mach 5 (55.9k points)

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