I am searching for the parents and ancestors of a Rebecca/Rebekah D. Scott. Rebecca D. Scott married 5 April 1842 at Ashfield, Franklin Co., MA, Jonathan Kilbourn Jr. The records at the Ashfield MA Town Clerk’s office state that Rebecca was born 1811 in New Haven CT, the child of ELMER and LENA SCOTT. This record also indicates that Rebecca D. Scott, wife of Jonathan Kilbourn, died on 8 Sept. 1851, at the age of 39 years–11 months-22 days. By calculation, this would put her birth date at 16 or 17 Sept. 1811.
The “Vital Records of Shelburne Massachusetts to the end of 1849” (Shelburne is a town contiguous with Ashfield) lists, under Shelburne Births (p. 65) a Rebecca D. Scott born 30 October 1812 at Paris [Oneida Co.] New York, child of ELEAZER and CENE Scott. This book also lists as children of Eleazer and Cene Scott, a Jonathan Scott born at NEW HAVEN [Oswego Co.] NEW YORK (not CT) on 21 Aug 1814, and an Abigail W.Scott born at Shelburne MA on 15 June 1811.
I believe “Cene” is a nickname for Asenath.
I am aware that an Eleazer Scott married an Experience Severance, and I wonder if the "Cene" referred to above is a cognomen for "Experience"; I am not aware that Eleazer and Experience (Severance) Scott had a daughter named Rebecca.
I have seen no other documentation indicating a Rebecca/Rebekah D. Scott as the daughter of either Elmer and Lena Scott or Eleazer and Cene Scott.
Could the person who entered the Rebecca Scott data into the Ashfield MA records, or the person who provided the data, have misread “Eleazer” for “Elmer”, i.e., “eaz” for “m”; and could that person have misread “Cene” for “Lena”?
I wonder if the records in either Ashfield MA or Shelburne MA are incorrect, and wonder if the Rebecca D. Scott in the records of Ashfield and Shelburne are one and the same person.
Note that Rebecca’s brother was born in New Haven NY (Shelburne records) and she was born in New Haven CT (Ashfield records); maybe there was some misinformation given to the Ashfield recorder about her birthplace.
The information I have is confusing to me. Is there any information that may help clear up my confusion in any way?