25 March 2013

Civil War Zombie Corps 3

Comments after the jump.

 Esther Richmond
 B: 1669 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
 D: 12 Nov 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island

 Thomas Burgess (1668-1743)
 ✿ Nathaniel Burgess, B: 17 May 1729 in Connecticut

 ✿ Millennium File
     Name: Esther Richmond, female
     Born: 1669 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
     Died: 12 Nov 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
     Spouse: Thomas Burgess
     Child: Edward Burgess
 ✿ U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 
     Name: Esther Burgess (no maiden name or dates)
     Spouse: Thomas Burgess (1668-1743)
     Child: Nathaniel Burgess (1729-1793)
 ✿ U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
     Name: W. J. Chandler
     Side: Confederate
     Regiment: 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H
     Rank: Private
 ✿ 1830 U.S. Federal Census
     Name: Wyatt Chandler
     Residence: Gwinnett, Georgia
     Free white males: 1 age 30-39, 2 age 10-14, 1 age 5-9, 2 under 5
     Free white females: 1 age 30-39, 1 age 10-14, 1 age 5-9, 1 under 5

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No matter the century, a man becoming a father at the age of 61 is not unheard of. However, a woman giving birth at the age of 60 in the 18th century has only slightly better odds than a woman giving birth 23 years after her death. Yet this woman did both. Amazing.
As for the records, the Millenium File is "a compiled source and is similar in form to other linked databases, such as Ancestry World Tree." That should be enough to give anyone pause. A note in the "about" section of the SAR collection states, "...please be advised that many older SAR applications are not sufficiently documented pursuant to current SAR genealogy standards." Also, there is no indication that the collection only contains approved applications.
For the last two records I wanted to give the tree owner the benefit of the doubt. I thought it was possible the 1830 census and Civil War record were just attached to the wrong person but on this tree there is only one person with the Chandler surname and she died in England in the 16th century. So much for benefit of the doubt. I cannot think of any reason those two, 19th century, Georgian records would be attached to someone 1) whose name isn't remotely similar, 2) who lived in Rhode Island, and 3) who died in the early 1700s. Any theories?

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