Are Mary 'sophia' swafford and sophia swafford related?

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I was doing some swafford research and found Mary Swafford Shelton with a middle name possibly of Sophia. This is a DNA match to me. The shared DNA match I was working on I led me to Sophia Swafford Judge. Both of Arkansas. 

I have not found the parents of Mary Swafford Shelton. 

It is my opinion that perhaps their grandmother was named Sophia Swafford. I beleive the chances are pretty high, since their descendants are related, and I am related, and they belong to a group of people I have identified also with the Swafford name, that they are cousins.

If anyone has an Ancestry account, it would be helpful to see if there are  any suggestions or hints as to who her father might be. 

WikiTree profile: Mary Shelton
in Genealogy Help by Lance Martin G2G6 Mach 8 (87.5k points)
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You'll need to look for sources under Mary Sophia, Mary, and Sophia.  Lay them out in chronological order and see if they comprise a whole picture or if there are problems (such as married to Shelton and Judge at the same time; children impossibly close).

It is entirely possible for a woman to be Mary Sophia on one document, Sophia Mary on the next and Mary or Sophia on others.  It happens.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
Thanks. It is obvious from the sources already listed they are not the same person. I am wondering if they are related.

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