Benedict Arnold

Started by Anita M. Boynton on Wednesday, December 1, 2010


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12/1/2010 at 5:38 PM

I was working merges in the project and noticed this. The MP says Benedict Arnold V, son of Benedict III and father of Benedict VI...somewhere we have skipped Benedict IV, not sure if a typo or what.

There are 6 pending merges...I will deny the bad ones I find, but leave the rest.

Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, V

12/1/2010 at 5:41 PM

I didn't deny any of the merges...this one might explain some things tho. It has Benedict V as son of III and BROTHER of IV!

12/7/2010 at 2:51 AM

Numbering is really hard to keep up with. I've started adding the location in the suffix field for better disambiguation (i.e., Joseph Cunningham, of Virginia; Joseph Cunningham, of Ayrshire).

8/10/2015 at 11:54 AM

Benedict Arnold III, married to Hannah Waterman Arnold; had a son Benedict Arnold IV who died very young. They named their next son Benedict Arnold IV as well, although he is also named Benedict Arnold V in various historical records. It is the same man.

8/10/2015 at 8:26 PM

Keep in mind that some folks do not 'require' that numbering same-named persons must be in a parent-child relationship, but simply chronological in the same family/lineage.

So it makes sense to me that one can have a "III" with two sons "IV" and "V", particularly when the "IV" died before the "V" was born --- and thus one would see a "direct descendants only" lineage of "III" --> "V" --> "VI".

I added a Curator note on the "V" profile to help clarify ...

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