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Re: Brindleys in Tennessee
Posted by: Linda Moss (ID *****8455) Date: April 15, 2002 at 10:33:39
In Reply to: Re: Brindleys in Tennessee by Clyde Brinley of 606

Hi Clyde,

This week end, while going through some things, I found my copy of the Upper Cumberland Reasearcher. Maybe this will help you figure out who goes with who in your BRINDLEY records. I'll try to type it as accurately as possible; "The South is mainly populated by people with Anglo-Saxon ancestry. An unwritten but mutually understood formula by the so-called Scotch-Irish was to name the first son after the father's father, the second son after the mother's father, the third son for the father, and the fourth son for the father's oldest brother. For the daughters, the process was reversed, with the first daughter named for the mother's mother, the second named for the father's mother, the third for the mother, and the fourth for the mother's oldest sister. In addition, children were frequently named for the attending doctor or midwife, or for some famous person or historical event."

Hope this helps a little.

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