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Friday, July 25, 2014

A Bit of Both and Neither (or is it Either?)

GIRLS

Zelia - Hebrew, from "zelus" meaning "zealous" or "ardent". It is pronounced "ZEH lee uh".

Ajarae

Brickaney


BOYS

Deileon

Elim



NOT SURE WHICH GENDER

Calsey


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pioneer Day Names

GIRLS

Tristiana

Ulpukka

Xenoclea


BOYS

Volusius

Wmffre

Ynyr

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mount Jackson and Howard's Lick Turnpike Company and the Back Creek Valley Turnpike Company


Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, Passed in 1855-56, in the Eightieth Year of the Commonwealth

 


Isaac Brill - two candidates I have for this would be Isaac C. Brill, born 1796 in Frederick County, VA, son of George Frederick Brill and Elizabeth Batchelor. Another would be Isaac C. (Cline?) Brill son of Henry Jefferson Brill, Sr. and Elizabeth Orndorff. It's also possible that this is Isaac W. Brill, born 28 Oct 1835 to Joseph W. Brill and Rebecca Orndorff (he would have been 21, so I doubt this was the one.)

I have an Amos La Follette born 25 Sep 1810 in Virginiaand died 19 Jan 1890, son of William La Follette and Jane McKee and married to Sarah Mariah Racey, though he would have been married to 2nd wife Rachel T. Spaid by this point. He was father to Eliza Ann La Follette.

I have a Felix Good, II married to Rachel Orndorff. He was born in 1794 and died in 1875.

John K. Triplett was the brother of Elizabeth Caroline Triplett, my 4th great-grandmother, so he would be my 5th great-uncle. Robert V. Lockhart was his nephew - but not Elizabeth's son. Elizabeth was the 2nd wife of Josiah Lockhart and Robert V. Lockhart was from his first marriage to Nancy O'Dell. So Elizabeth was his step-mother. In 1856 Robert would have been 47 years old. He was the Postmaster in Gore and ran the Tavern once his father Josiah handed it over to him. He is the General Lockhart killed by Union troops at the ice house near the Tavern.

Henry M. Baker was the nephew of Sarah Lockhart Baker. Sarah was Robert V. Lockhart's aunt. However, because Henry was her nephew through her husband's side of the family he was not actually related to Robert V. Lockhart. Henry's father was Henry William Baker, brother to Sarah's husband Joseph Baker. Sarah was Joseph's second wife. Both Joseph and Sarah had died by this point, but their son Colonel Robert Lockhart Baker was still living (Col. Baker was 1st cousin to Robert V. Lockhart).


The right to form the turnpike company to build the road was considered a few years before this.

Friday, July 18, 2014

920

That's the number of names I've introduced you to so far this year. After today's 6 names, you will have learned 926. Which means there will still be 1088 names left to learn!

GIRLS

Natu - Finnish, a variant of Nata, which is a short form of Natalia and Natasja. Natalia comes from the Latin 'dies natalis' which means "birthday of Christ" or Christmas. Natasja is the Nordic spelling of the Russian name Natasha, which is a fom of Natalia.

Oeroe- Greek, one of the names of the nymph Plataia. The nymph of a fresh water spring in Boiotia, which is in central Greece, the name Oeroe for her referred to the small stream which flowed from her fresh water spring. It flows into Creusis bay in the Corinthian Gulf. Plataia was kidnapped by Zeus and taken to Mount Kithairon. She was the daughter of Asopos (a river god of the river Asopos) and Metope. She had 2 brothers and 11 sisters. She also seems to have been the nymph who alerted Artemis that Actaeon was spying on her while she bathed (poor Actaeon was changed into a stag by Artemis and then torn apart by his own dogs).


Peroe- this is just a variant spelling of Oeroe.


BOYS

Quercens

Rusellae

Saleius

Thursday, July 17, 2014

1094

With the 6 names you learn today, you will have only 1094 names left to learn this year.

GIRLS

Helisson - Greek, the name of a town in Arcadia (in Greece), it was near the source of the river Helisson (nowadays called Elissonas). This river is a tributary of the Alfeios. The town was founded by Helisson, a son of Lycaon (so technically, Helisson is a masculine name, I just like the looks and sounds of it for a girl more). No one knows exactly where the town is anymore. It was abandoned around 371 BC, though there was still the ruins of a statue of the god Poseidon in the 2nd century AD.

Apparently the name is still in use as a boy name. It is pronounced 'HEL ih son'.

Ia - Greek, meaning 'violet flowers'.

Jacquelle


BOYS

Kaaleppi - Finnish form of the name Kalle, which can be used as a nickname for Karl or for Kaleva. Kaleva is a name from Finnish myth. It 'might' come from the Lithuanian 'kalvis' meaning 'smith' or the Estonian 'kalev' meaning 'red cloth'.

Makellen


NOT SURE OF GENDER

Levin


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brantford

Nice little article/blog about the origin of Brantford, Ontario, Canada

http://www.grandriveruel.ca/Newsletter_Reprints/93v5n2Loyalist_Land_Holdings_P2.htm

Mid-July Names

GIRLS

Bernestine

Calvinesha

Dalla



BOYS

Eburn

Feabris

Garrick