Monthly Archives: May 2017

ABCs & Our Family Trees: Letters I & J

  

I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy.  I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.


This is the ninth installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)

Now that the H names have been discussed, next up are the letters I and J:

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Abraham Campbell

On this day, 16 May 1893, Abraham Campbell, my 4th great-grandfather, passed away in Cole County, Missouri.

Born on 10 January 1818, in Barren County, Kentucky, Abraham was the son of James and Sophia (Downing) Campbell. His parents were married in Barren County, Kentucky five years prior to his birth on 27 March 1813.

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Hannah Larue (Lewis) Williams

On this day, 11 May 1921, Hannah Larue (Lewis) Williams died. She was my spouse’s 2nd great-grandmother.

Born on 6 August 1848, in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, Hannah Larue Lewis was the daughter of William Monroe Lewis and Susan Neal. William and Susan had married seven years earlier on 14 September 1841, in Port Matilda, Centre County, Pennsylvania and were already the parents of three children: Marshall Humphrey Lewis, Rebecca J. Lewis, and Edward Lewis.

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Joseph Thomas

On this day, 8 May, in the year 1901, Joseph Thomas passed away. He was my 4th great-grandfather.

Joseph Thomas was born on 5 September 1815, in Washington County, Maryland. He was the son of Michael Thomas and Mary Painter, who were married on 19 November 1805, in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.

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George Thadeous Bush

On this day, 2 May 1904, George Thadeous Bush died in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. He was my spouse’s 2nd great-grandfather.

George Thadeous Bush was born on 25 January 1856, in Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. He was the first-born child of David Byron Bush and Jane Timblin, who were married on 16 November 1854, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

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