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  1. #6
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    I'm in the middle of an Abraham Lincoln biography (Team of Rivals) and some of the names include:

    BOYS
    Ulysses
    Salmon
    Thurlow
    Gideon
    Preston
    Thaddeus
    Ira
    Montgomery
    Sterling
    Fleming

    GIRLS
    Jeanette "Nettie"
    Lucy
    Cornelia
    Frances
    Adeline

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamamiam View Post
    Where do you find your records for the pre-1880 names?
    I'm assuming you're talking to me. Basically any genealogy resource: census records, church records, marriage records, death records, family Bibles, cemeteries, etc.
    Emily // Nineteen // American

    Not loving names at the moment.

  3. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by southern.maple View Post
    I wish someone would pay me to draw up name popularity charts from the Revolutionary War era through the Reconstruction era, because I would totally do it.
    I would LOVE to get my hands on that chart! Nameberry should start a grant fund. :P
    Simon, Eloise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Marina, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Ruby Louise, Archer, Violet, Gabriel, Persephone, Dov, Louisa

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  4. #12
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    Those are some good ones from alzora! My own Civil War-era ancestors had some "different" names including:
    Lycurgus
    Presha
    Prussia
    Mahala
    Caledonia
    Marion (boy)
    Bartlett
    Burlin
    Harmon
    Autry (boy)
    Washington nn Wash
    Pearlie

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