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From: "Sally Phillips" <>
Subject: What are reasonable genealogical standards?
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 20:53:56 -0400
Elizabeth responded to my earlier request for information on the Browns with some information from "Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland by Clayton Torrence. Torrence says "there is no record of the births of any children to David and Winifred Brown; and certainly no issue survived them at their deaths." This David Brown died in 1697.
Somerset Land Records show a David Brown, Jr., purchasing the 300-acre Owen's Choice tract from William McGrah in 1734.
Somerset Land Records show Rebecca Anderson, widow of David Brown, selling portions of Beckford Tract in Princess Anne which David Brown was in the process of selling when he died.
It appears to me that David Brown, Sr., had at least one son named David Brown, Jr.
My question is whether or not there are any accepted standards for whether or not I should believe that David Brown, Jr., is the son of David Brown, Sr., both of Manokin.
I know since this is my own research for my own use I can sit down and type in any names and dates I choose. But that defeats the purpose.
What standard would be acceptable to the genealogical community?
Sorry this is so long, but I felt I had to set forth my Brown issue.
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