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Subject: A name change due to bugs...
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 17:26:41 EDT
Hi all, I thought I would relate a funny little story as told by my
G-grandmother Nellie CULP CLARK as it was told to me by my mom's cousin Randy Clark.
It seems that back in Mt. Sterling, Ohio in Madison County where G-grandma
was born in 1879 that at the age of about 8 years old, she insisted over and
over again that her name Ida Grant CULP must be changed because the girl down the
road of the same given name, had "bugs".
She pestered my GG-grandpa Andrew Jackson CULP & her mother Sciota Belle
MADDUX to change her name legally to Nellie Grant CULP and he finally agreed and
drove her 20 miles by buggy to Circleville to the courthouse and that is how
she came to be forever known as Nellie.
This explains why in one census she is listed as Ida and all later census
showed Nellie! I had wondered who that Ida child was in my files that was born in
the same year but that was unaccounted for. Seems that G-grandma Nellie was
determined not to have a name associated with bugs..........<Grin>. I can only
wonder what kind of bugs that the other little girl had!!
I sure got a chuckle out of that story and wish G-grandma had told me that
story before she died in 1974!
Take care, Kathie Harrison