John-The thought(and it is only a thought that I had) would make John of Mt Desert the grandson of John Tinker, the original settler. Have also looked at the Tickner
family of Mass. that often gets changed to Tinker. The
Tinkers may have lost track of John Tinker Sr. when he moved to Maine, so he isn't listed in his family. At the present, I just don't know, but we have come a long way.
Have looked at Elizabeth Wescott's work and used it. Many
times it has verified what I have found. Am puzzled as to
why she didn't find all of the John Tinker Sr. information
that we found. I'm sure the books that it came from must have been in her library. Often, I am amazed at the information that she had and it was correct.
I understand where you are coming from. Am a facts and
detail person and I want to see it written on paper.
Rather than write the reference, I photo copy it and write
where it came from on the piece of paper. That way I can
look at it whenever I want to.
There are some things that you just have to put together,
such as John Tinker Sr. was Jonathan's father as there was no other choice. As IRS says, you have to be 51% sure. If proven different, then change it. Ray Robbins may have gotten the information passed down through his family. As I said, Tinkers don't seem to keep good records for the most part. David, it appears, couldn't write. Don't know about any of the others.
Hope you have a Happy New Year.
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