[APG Public List] 19th century middle initials and names
Carolyn Earle Billingsley
cebillingsley at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 27 11:09:24 MDT 2009
Jay, in my experience, which is, of course, not all inclusive, my
opinion is that he did, indeed, HAVE a middle name, which may even have
been a female forebearer's surname.
He may also have used the initial to differentiate himself from another
person with his first name.
But I do not think _all_ he had was an initial for a middle name,
although he used it that way.
I'd also like to know what his _first_ name was, as some given names are
paired together--such as William Asbury, Martin Luther, George
Washington, Finish Leech, Oliver Hazard Perry, Marcus Aurelius, etc.
Carolyn Earle Billingsley, Ph.D.
Member APG, Lone Star Chapter
jfonkert at aol.com wrote:
> Good morning to all. I am working on a man who lived in Kentucky from
> about 1795-1825, probably born about 1777. Throughout this Kentucky
> period, he was consistently known with the middle initial "C." A
> full middle name is never spelled out. Can anyone tell me, is it
> likely that "C." stood for a middle given name? Or might it have just
> been an initial?
> Jay Fonkert, CG
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