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Re: Sarah Colley and William Vaughn of Oglethorpe Co.
Posted by: Glenda Lohmann (ID *****2886) Date: December 27, 2002 at 11:13:33
In Reply to: Re: Sarah Colley and William Vaughn of Oglethorpe Co. by elisa sanford of 942

Thanks!! You may be right about finding out we are related down the road!! I've run across a ton of new cousins since starting my research about a year ago. I just learned yesterday what you are talking about with names. I was researching my g.grandmother on my Mom's side of the family. Her name was Caroline Elizabeth Tillerson. Well, someone let me know that Tillerson was actually misspelled, and the name is really Tillotson! I've been concentrating solely on Tillerson as the name. No wonder I was getting nowhere on her family!! I would never have looked at Tillotson, if not for someone pushing me in that direction. Evidently, a lot of these people way back then either couldn't read and write, or the names were subjected to whatever the census taker thought he heard as the name. I can hardly read much of the old handwriting, although some of it is quite beautiful. I've been surprised at how many names have changed over the years. At one point, I think that my Colley ancestors may have actually been Corleys. This may again be due to census takers writing what they thought they heard. I also have Hammond ancestors, and that name is spelled Hammon, Hammons, Hammonds and even Ammon(s). So, I shouldn't be surpised that my Vaughns are Baughns!! Thanks again!

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