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Those posts have no relevance to this case, unless you can prove a connection. No, Eddy, the spelling is not proof. And Richard McCool would be insulted by your claim that his post proves your fantasy. Ask him to read all of the posts in this string, and then comment on your claim that Maria's maiden name has to be spelled exactly "VAN SICLEN". Richard is very thorough in his research efforts, and would never try to prove a line based on spelling alone. In the first place, you still haven't explained how YOU decided VAN SICLEN was the exact spelling, when the only documents you have in your possession tend to prove otherwise.
You are right...let's spell the names the way they are in the historical records. OOPS...you don't have any historical records, Eddy. Did you forget that, already? All you have are the contents of a 1906/7 DAR application, where the name is spelled at least 5 different ways(maybe 6, I don't remember for certain) The closest you have to a historical document is the Notary's certification of the bible....and it is just that...A CERTIFICATION, NOT A PHOTOCOPY OF THE ACTUAL BIBLE PAGES.
Mary was not a professional researcher...she offered only a legal opinion of the affadavit and an uninformed personal opinion of family spellings. She had no direct experience or knowledge of the family she rendered an opinion of, therefore her opinion was not relevant. Lassen, Lassing, Lossing and Lawson are the same family, and anyone who has devoted time researching Dutchess County New York knows that. Her input on the legality of an affadavit was also not relelvant, since all intelligent people are aware that people make mistakes and/or lie under oath every single day. So, we are back to the necessity of finding real evidence, something you don't know how to do. And just because you can't find your grandparents birth records, doesn't mean no one can. You couldn't find a document if someone handed it to you.