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Subject: [GM-L] Name question
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:56:20 EST
I am struggling again with my brickwall. My gggrandfather, Chauncy E.
Hastings was born in MA in 1816. Sum total of what I know about his origins.
Years of researching have found nothing... I think he was an alien. <<grin>>
Now, I am reviewing the 1820 census, when he was 4 years old, and looking for
some clues. So far nothing that jumps out at me.
HOWEVER... all that said, I am womdering if the obvious is right in front of
Chauncy named his daughter, born in 1865, GEORGIANN (or a variation,
Georgianna and various spellings found).
I believe this was a very unusual name in 1865 - can anyone help with sorting
that out? Does anyone else have women with that given name born in that
Possibly his father was George Hastings (found on the 1820 MA census) and he
named his daughter for him?
Chauncy also had a son (my ggrandfather) named Frank and another daughter
Since I have not found any info on his wife beyond her name and year of birth
and when/where she died, the Georgiann could come from there too. But her
last name was Brown and I get a migraine every time I think about trying to
find her parents using the only fact that she was born in NY.
Any ideas where I might find info on names during that period?
ANY help would be appreciated.