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From: "Ralph E. Tewksbury" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Naming traditions
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 1980 21:13:28 -0500
Although my surname isn't one of the Brethren, I thought that this might
be of interest, and a possibility something to consider when looking for a
reason as to why an ancestor was assigned a certain first name.
I have a Great-grandfather Asahel Adams Tewksbury b: 1836. There was
no ADAMS in our ancestry so I thought that he was named after President
While going through the census records for the small town where he lived I
across a resident by the name of Asahel Adams. It was undoubtedly a
neighbor that he was named after, and wasn't a relative at all; at least not
I could identify as such.
There has been a lot written about naming patterns. I have not seen a
least not in my mother's Berkey Brethren line.
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