How do I enter the child of a married Man and a widow?

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When i entered the correct info it shows the parents as married and they are not married to each other .

Gillam-459 is not married to Jones-27220 but they are the parents of Gillam-244

Susannah Wilson, widow, relict of Nathaniel Wilson, late of Hartford, deceased, charged Carteret Gillam, mariner, with being the father of a child, the connection occurring in August 1703. Gillam denied the charge but the court found him to be the “reputed father”. ( Hartford County Court Records, Vol. 6, p. 250) On 27 May 1705 Benjamin, son of Mrs. Susannah Wilson, was baptized in the First Church, Middletown, CT.

WikiTree profile: Benjamin Gillam
in Genealogy Help by Anne X G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)

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This is from the help pages:

There's nothing on WikiTree that requires the father and mother of a person to be married. Marriages and parent-child relationships are recorded separately.

There can be some confusion about this because WikiTree enables you to create a marriage and a parent-child relationship at the same time. For example, if you are adding a mother and there is an existing father, the form will have a checkbox that says "X is the spouse of Y's father." Make sure this box is unchecked.

If a marriage has incorrectly been recorded, click to the edit page of one of the spouses. Look in the right column under Edit Family for the spouses section. Then click "[add/remove a spouse]".

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Unmarried_Parents

by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
selected by Rubén Hernández
BTW I never noticed the checkbox that says "X is the spouse of Y's father" either.

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