I am researching the Bridgham family.I came across some IGI records (familysearch.org) that were ambiguous.Several listed the marriage of Evenezer Rand to Elizabeth Brigden (born 1690 in Charleston, Mass).But one of them listed his marriage to Elizabeth Bridgham (born 1680 in Boston).All of these had the same marriage date, April 20, 1710 in Boston.
Ancestry.com has a reference book, "Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809".It lists Ebenezer Rand's intention to marry Elizabeth Brigden, but lists the actual marriage to Elizabeth Bridgham.Also April 20, 1710 in Boston.
The Presiding minister was Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth, a Presbyterian.He was the same minister who married Elizabeth Bridgham's brother James, and sister Mercy, a few years earlier, suggesting a strong family-church connection.
Since the wedding was in Boston, it is more likely that he married someone from Boston.On the other hand, both he and Elizabeth Brigden are from Charleston.And it is more likely that a 22-year-old man would marry a 20-year-old woman than a 30-year-old.
So, my question is, what other supporting evidence is there that Ebenezer Rand married Elizabeth Brigden, and not Elizabeth Bridgham?Or is this an ambiguity that may never be resolved?