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From: "Bruce L. Nicholson" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] What are reasonable genealogical standards?
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 20:03:24 -0700
The previous response re the use of "Jr." made a very important point.
During this time frame, John Doe "Jr." did not necessarily mean the son of
John Doe "Sr.". It could signify this but not necessarily.
Without getting into the tangled details of a father marrying (as a second
wife) the sister of his son's wife (thankfully for me that the old coot did
since I descend from the second marriage), my great X3 grandfather of Queen
Anne's County referred to himself and was referred to by others as Joseph
Hopper Nicholson, Jr.. His father was Joseph Nicholson (no middle
name). Joseph Hopper Nicholson, "Jr." used the "Jr." to distinguish
himself from his OLDER nephew, also named Joseph Hopper Nicholson (nephew
older than uncle - all a result of a father marrying the sister of his
>It appears to me that David Brown, Sr., had at least one son named David
>My question is whether or not there are any accepted standards for whether
>or not I should believe that David Brown, Jr., is the son of David Brown,
>Sr., both of Manokin.
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University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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