Joseph Eli Van Etten Beckstead K271-QKZ and John Tripp Van Etten Beckstead KWCB-TGD
These two boys were born to Elisha Van Etten and his wife. (Joseph lived less than a month.) When John was quite young his father Elisha deserted him and his mother. A little while later, John's mother remarried as the fifth plural wife to Henry Beckstead. John lived to adulthood
In FamilySearch we do not know how to show what happened in a way that is plain and not confusing about this such as what surnames to use, how to show whether they were step, adopted, just sealed, etc. We also do not know if the deceased child was sealed to the correct father, etc. We don't know what happened at the temple sealing, what sealings should still be done, or what the rules are.
We would like to get the correct data into FamilySearch and the correct temple work done so that the questions can be laid to rest concerning these two boys.