Possible database error in 'famous people we might be related to'
Hi, I appreciate the 'famous people we might be related to' service. However, it states that I am related to Abraham Lincoln, however, one of the links in that connection appears to be faulty. It shows that I am connected to Abraham Lincoln via a shared family connection. That connection is the marriage of John Aston III (1535-1594) & Elizabeth Wilkes (1548-1606). This couple had a daughter named Grace Hall de Aston (1575-deceased) who married Thomas Edward Hanks (1570-1674) in 1595. Records show that Thomas Edward Hanks had 15 children which are all documented on your site as all belonging to Grace, however, these children were born between 1595 and 1661, so that is not possible. My research suggests that Grace likely died c1610 because Thomas apparently married Catherine Wells in 1611. Catherine had 6 children with Thomas between 1611 & 1637 & she died in 1645. Clearly, Catherine also did not have all of the remaining children....4 were born after Catherine died. I have not yet discovered the third wife of Thomas. The main issue is that Thomas Edward Hanks had a son named Thomas Hanks (1625-1674) who was clearly not Grace's...he had to be Catherine's child. My connection to Abraham Lincoln required Grace, the daughter of John Aston III, to be the parent of Thomas Hanks (1625-1674) & not Catherine Wells. As such, this database error is in need of correcting in order to prevent future errors from being generated. Thanks. Kyle