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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

  2. #8
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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 • United States
    ♂ | Samuel Edward George Arthur Ezra Gideon James Alexander
    ♀ | Jane Anne Helen Caroline Phoebe Georgia Gwen Sylvie

  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 Valor | Eloise Lily | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Faye | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan

    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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