Wednesday, May 4, 2016

NTMN - 4

BOYS

Ludwell

Templeman

Townshend


I'm familiar with the names, but had not seen them used as first names before. These were all men involved in the Episcopal Church in Virginia at the end of the 18th century.

Well, actually, I don't suppose I ever had seen Templeman either as a name or word before.

Friday, April 8, 2016

NTMN - 3

Just two girl names this time:


Joyella -

Lloydine -



Saturday, March 19, 2016

New to Me Names - 2

GIRLS

Aurania

Cyntha -

Letha -

Marintha

Onila

Orissia - this is the name of a distant cousin of mine, who was born in the 1800s.

Rhodetha -Orissia's sister, so also my cousin.

Roseltha

Rozilla -

Seretta - the lady I came across with this name married a man with the last name of Sirrine. Now that is fun to say!

Sildona - this was the middle name for the lady named Cyntha I came across

Veleta -




BOYS

Almeron

Clermont

Ornetus

Orr

Whitford

Winthrop




NOT SURE OF GENDER

Armorel

Thursday, March 10, 2016

New to Me Names

From now on the posts regarding names which are new to me will all be titled New To Me Names, or NTMN for short, and numbered. There were quite a few today when I scanned arrest records and court cases. In some instances they are spellings I haven't seen before which I thought deserved a spot and a couple are names I would expect on a different gender.

GIRLS

Adrienna

Brandalynne

Ikeia

Jenise

Joeann

Kimala

Lei

Mandah Jo

Myeeka

Nidhi

Ordessa

Provita

Rami

Seretha

Shahera

Skylier

Tereaka

Yarelis




BOYS



Adron

Albertus

Camerino

Carlin

Chanz

Daquan

Dashawn

Dejohn

Dontelle

Farjam

Glenroy

Gurwinder

Hansjurgen

Jamaine

Jamar

Jamell

Jonnie

Kojo

Mingo

Obaidullah

Samir

Tayjon


Windy Payne

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

New Names Springing Up All the Time!

The birds are twittering and the green moss is poking its head up from under the dead leaves. Why not a few names that in yesteryear were used?

GIRLS

Syvella - I came across this name researching genealogy, one used by American pioneers.


BOYS

Goodrich

Conway

Friday, March 4, 2016

March of Names

GIRLS

Casander

Claracy

Zelinda

BOYS

Archimedus

Dumas

Learned

Lyons

Painter


?

Epaphroditius - an old Harrison County, Kentucky court record lists this person as the parent of orphans

Friday, February 26, 2016

Give me time, and a couple leads, and I will tell you what your 5th great-grandfather was doing at 12:00 p.m. on a winter's day about 240 years ago



My 5th great-grandfather Major Robert Volney Lockhart would have seen the conditions in both Lancaster, PA and Winchester, VA, at the times mentioned in Part III Prisoners of War above. He was the sergeant of the day guarding the prisoners in Lancaster about this time period (I must check my notes for the exact day and description of his day). By 1781 he had married Margery Denny Wilson, a widow, who had lived in both Chester, PA and Winchester, VA. Their oldest son, Brigadier General Josiah E. Lockhart, my 4th great-grandfather, was born in 1782 in Frederick County, Virginia.

At the same time, many of my other ancestors were German immigrants. I'm not aware of any that were Hessian or prisoners of war. But some ancestors did live on Apple Pie Ridge, which was so named because the Hessian soldiers who had deserted or escaped, etc, knew they could go there for apple pie. One safe place must have been such a blessing to them. It is still the most beautiful part of the county, in my opinion, that area up there.