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06 July 2012

Are Names of Children Clues

My ancestral couple, James and Elizabeth (Chaney) Rampley had several children, including:
  • Thomas--father of James and Elizabeth
  • John--too common to be a real clue
  • James--grandfather of James and James himself
  • Riley--?
  • Martha--too common to be a clue
  • Elizabeth--too common to be a clue
Riley is a name that just seems to appear. Is it a clue to someone's maiden name, perhaps that of Elizabeth's mother? 

Clues contained in names are clues, not facts.

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