Today I had two very odd results when I tried to find the relationship between myself and a colonial American.
Lydia Cobb is one and Governor Robert Treat is the other, but it has to be a bug in Geni or some quirk in the tree.
What happens is that I end up a 20th granddaughter of a colonial American (e.g. Governor Treat and Lydia Cobb) and in between I see Jane Lathrop (Fuller) who is about my 9th great grandmother and who is either contemporaneous with the 20th great grand-ancestor or a century older. Now that's quirky!
I'll post an example relationship in a scond.
Mike Stangel replied in that thread:
"Hatte someone needs to get some DOBs on the Paine/Payne profiles. Everything looks good through William Payne, Sr. (b. 1502) -- after that point there are no dates and the Paynes obviously got tied up into the family of the American Revolutionary 200+ years later."
He is my 13th great grandfather and this makes sense (born 1503) but after that the profiles should have earlier and earlier birthdates but something is amiss.
So Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Dec of Independence is the FOURTH great grandfather of a William Payne Sr (born 1503). The problem is therefore a couple of generations ABOVE Robert Treat Paine.
He is an MP curated by Private User