Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Most Unusual Ancestral Name

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has given us another Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge: What is the most unique, strangest or funniest combination of a given name and last name in your ancestry?

I didn't have to search too long to find my paternal 5th-great grandmother : AVIS HURLBUT. Avis is an ancestor that I don't know much about, but I'm thankful that a little bit of her is in my genes.

Avis was born November 11, 1762 in Woodbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Israel and Jerusha (________) HURLBUT. Avis was the oldest of four known children of Israel & Jerusha.

Avis was married on July 24, 1781 in Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont to John MOULTON. John was born December 27, 1755 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, the son of Samuel and Phoebe (________) MOULTON.

Avis and John had 14 children! My ancestor, Selah MOULTON, was the seventh child.

I do not know when and where Avis died, although it was probably in Vermont. I have much to learn about Avis and the rest of the HURLBUT family.
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