John Birdseye confusion

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There are two John Birdseyes from the same generation:  B-5 and B-51

B-51 married first Alice Poss and had daughter Margaret (B-58) in 1611, who married William Wilcoxson

He married 2nd Elizabeth Andrews, with whom he had Sarah (B-86) in 1616 and Edward (B-85) in 1618

B-5 married Elizabeth Andrews and had John (B-7) in 1616

But Elizabeth Andrews can not have married two John Birdseyes, as they both died in the same year and the same place.

B-5 also had son Edward Joseph (B-10) in 1597, but B-10's profile does not list a mother and is probably not Elizabeth Andrews.  It lists John B-7 as a half brother.

Elizabeth Andrews' profile lists 3 children:  John B-7, Sarah B-86, Edward B-85

I'm inclined to believe that B-5 and B-51 are the same person who married Alice Poss (1 child) and then Elizabeth Andrews (3 children).  This would involve reconciling birthdates and birthplaces - the merge was once before rejected.

This also leaves Edward Joseph B-10 out in the cold unless the merged John 5/51 had an earlier wife, or if he's an unrecorded brother.  I also note that the current profile is the result of merging.

But I think the evidence is pointing to John B-7 being the son of B-51, as the son of Elizabeth Andrews, his wife.

Then there is also the complication of Sarah( Birdseye) Stiles Birdseye-56, who doesn't seem to be the same Sarah BIrdseye as B-86, but who seems to be without parents.

More research appears necessary
WikiTree profile: John Birdseye
in Genealogy Help by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
Lois I will try to get to this tomorrow.
Now that I've started looking, I realize that I've dealt with this mess before. And at the moment the two John's look the same, but there are a lot of messy connections. I'm working on untangling it.
Tangled it is.  There have been previous merges and rejected merges.  Errors could have been introduced.

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