i believe this record was hi-jacked
1724 – 28 February 1758
There are several people . I believe it should be Jonathan lippincott
Identifying people specifically can sometimes be difficult, and mistakes are often made. Fortunately, these mistakes can be easily rectified, but the important part of this is to ensure that what you're adding is accurate and has sufficient supporting evidence.
In looking at these records, and those of the father, James Lippincott, I agree that John and Jonathan, born in the same year and dying 35 years later within a year of each other might seem improbable, but strictly speaking, it could be possible. That's not to say that these two men are or aren't the same person, but it highlights the need for accurate research and sources to back up whichever is right.
If you feel, after careful examination of all the data, that these are the same person, then you could merge them, adding your reasons for making this decision and backing it up with sources and other information. However, unless you are certain, it might be just as well to add a note to the records of both of these men, stating that they might be the same person (giving your reasons), and leaving the record as it stands. That way, it shouldn't cause offence to anyone else who may have different ideas from yours.
As an aside, the records show that both John and Jonathan married different spouses, John marrying Elizabeth Elkington and Jonathan marrying Anna Eves (which is almost the same as his mother's maiden name?) and and had different named children, although none of their birthdates clash. From my cursory look, it would seem that more research would need to be done before merging these people.1
I am not on my computer at the moment, so haven’t looked at the person page, but some tricks to figuring out if a name is more than one person is to look at lists, such as tax records. If these men live in the same area, the name will be listed twice. Did they both leave wills? That could solve it.1
Thank you, Gail. Your advice is something I never thought of and I am going to put on my list for future reference. Again thank you
Thank you as well , Barry. it's been very frustrating ., to ssay the least0