Changing the grandfather of a historical figure.
Hello, I have documents that show the grandfather of the short story writer, "O.Henry", William Sidney Porter, (LDCC-HX8), to be different than what is listed on his time line. O.Henry is listed on multiple ancestry trees on ancestry.com, and while I have different information about O.Henry's grandfather and great-grandparents on his father's side, it does not matter to me that those other trees are most likely wrong.
What my issue is, when I want to add O.Henry to my tree on Family Search, he appears to have a different grandfather and great-grandparents on his father's side than he should. I do not want to correct this historical figure's information, which would effect multiple trees, unless I can have someone at Family Search look at the documents I have and help me decide which direction to go. I do not want to create a new O.Henry either.
I would not ask if I wasn't at least 99% sure that the documentation I have is correct. I do not know what sources were used to determine who his paternal grandfather is, that is now listed on this site. I do not see any sources on Family Search or Ancestry.com that would connect them.
When I called the O.Henry Museum over 15 years ago, they said, they hear all the time that people think they are related to O.Henry and they are not. They did not want to hear what I had to say. At that time, there were no grandparents at all listed for O.Henry on any ancestry site, newspaper article, or any website that I could find on my multiple web searches. And now on Family Search and Ancestry there is, but it does not match what I have.
Can you please find someone to help me when someone has the time to do so. Thank you so very much. Kathy