Mary Ann Scarborough (Pierson)'s Parents

Started by Noah Tutak on Tuesday, August 9, 2011


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8/9/2011 at 4:11 PM

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I was wondering if you could take a look at this profile's parents fro me. You curate 3 of her 4 parents, so I thought you may have an interest.

Mary Ann Scarborough

I believe that Edward and Sarah are the correct parents, but I wanted to run it by you before I disconnected Robert and Mary.


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8/9/2011 at 7:40 PM

Hi Noah:

It appears that this is fairly easily determined by the age of the mother at the child's birth. The two choices are:

1. Mary (b. 1627, m. to Robert), and
2. Sarah (b. 1634, m. to Edward)

Mary would have been 46 at her daughter's birth, while Sarah would have been 39. Although Mary would be possible still, Sarah is considerably more likely. I think that was what you were also using to determine parentage.

Double-checking on Google, Mary and Robert appear to be Quakers who had only one son, named Enoch:

Based on these two, I'd definitely support cutting off Mary and Robert.

As to the accuracy of Sarah and Edward, this seems to support:

Of course none of this is particularly satisfactory with respect to references. And the person who put down the profile for Mary Scarborough on Find A Grave didn't provide an opinion on parentage. If this were a direct ancestor, I'd be wanting to see the Bye family source listed in the first contact for Sarah and Edward.;

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