Posted By:Jan Kronemeyer
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Subject:Re: Moses DODD and Sarah Ann PASSWATERS in Delaware and Indiana
Post Date:June 29, 2011 at 14:02:41
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/de/sussex/messages/662.html
Forum:Sussex County, DE Genealogy Forum
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I saw a response to another one of your postings stating that a copy of the marriage bond was on Ancestry and Sarah Ann's name did not appear to be Passwaters..I viewed it and it is indeed Passwaters. What appears at the end may look like the letter "y" but infact, is the letter "s" which was known as "Old English" or Colonial English. This form of writing, though fading out, was still used during that time period. When words "ended" in the letter "s"...this is how it was written..the cursive "s" that we are familiar with was used if the "s" occured within the word. It is just like the letter "f" during that period..it was used in place of an "s" if two "s"'s were present within a word.