Okay, part of dancing with the ancestors is doing backwards research. Say What!?!?
Please, people, it's not as confusing as it sounds. In my family tree there is a marriage between the Boarman and Edelen families. In trying to verify information about the Boarman family, I kept getting conflicting information. So . . . I did some research on the Edelen family and - WOO HOO - I found the connection I needed to verify some information.
So, that's what I mean by backwards research. Or, maybe it should be called sideways research. Whatever the name, sometimes the straightforward path just won't do, and you have to take a little sidetrip to discover the information you need to verify your ancestral connection.