Torrence Family Genealogy Forum
I think I may have found a clue to the Chlorinda/Chloe Mixter confusion. It is stated in a pedigree which I found on FamilySearch that the parents of Chlorinda Bartlett are Jonathan Bartlett and Ann Mixer. Given the huge error which I found, overlooking the actual children of a couple on a census record, and replacing them with a neighbor's children*, I can easily believe that the mother's maiden name was picked up as the name of the daughter---and then these errors get picked up (with no documentation checking) and repeated ad nauseum. These things happen, and each researcher really must take responsibility for checking documention before repeating errors found in transcriptions, or family trees, or whatever.
*This error occurred to the family of my husband's father in a transcription of the 1910 census.
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