|Posted By:||Andrew Huston|
|Subject:||Paris Chipman of Delaware-Maryland and Huston-Houston|
|Post Date:||February 02, 2010 at 09:07:41|
|Forum:||Sussex County, DE Genealogy Forum|
My 4G-Grandfather was named Paris Huston. He was born circa 1765 (not sure where) and resided in the southwestern corner of Sussex County Delaware, in Nanticoke and Broad Creek Hundreds.
The first name Paris is obviously quite unusual. According to the 1790 Census and reconstructed 1790 Delaware Census, there were probably less than 10 men named Paris (pick a spelling) in the whole country in 1790, and most of these were on the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware and Maryland.
Given the rareness of the name, I am trying to figure out if there might be a connection between my Paris Huston and one of the Paris Chipmans. My thought is that the father of Paris Huston (whose name is unknown) might have married a Chipman girl.
Based on a quick search of the Internet, it seems that the most likely candidate would be Paris Chipman, Jr., the one who resided in Dorchester County, and married first Sarah Taylor, and later Rhoda XXX.
If anyone has come across a marriage of any Huston or Houston (or similar name) to a Chipman in the period say 1740-1770, or any other clues connecting the two families, I would love to hear about it. Thank you!