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From: "Carolyn Mellott" <>
Subject: Re: [MDGARRET] Morton's bk. abbreviations
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:24:53 -0400
Thanks.....that is helpful
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Carolyn M. Mellott
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Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 2:46 PM
Subject: [MDGARRET] Morton's bk. abbreviations
whew! =;o) Carolyn
m. - married
w. - wife
d. - died
k. - killed by accident or military service
s. - unmarried
n.c. - no children
out - migrated from Preston
here - in Preston
others - other members of family
unkn. - whereabouts unknown
W. - west of Monongahela river
c-2 - children of pioneer
c-3 - grandchildren of pioneer
c-4 - great grandchildren of pioneer
Monon. - Monongalia county
G.D. - Grant District (similar initials for other
A dash coming where a name should be expected means that
the name is unknown.
A pair of hypens within brackets means that both the
given name and the surname are unknown.
C-2, or c-3, means that the list of children which
follows is believed to be given in the order of age, or "in
Such expression as "Ann Brown Smith" refers to a widow
whose maiden name was Ann Brown. Where she is known to have
a middle name only, the initial of the same is given, as in
the instance, "Ann J. Brown Smith." Where the maiden
surname is unknown, the title "Mrs." is prefixed to the late
When a small c follows a date, it means that the date
given is only approximate, the actual date being unknown.
When a date immediately follows the name of a married
consort, it refers to the date of marriage.
When a question mark follows a given name, but not a
surname, or vice versa, it means that only the name is in
doubt which preceded the question mark.
M? Means that we are not sure that the "John Roe" in
question was the one who married "Mary Doe." It indicates,
however, that a certain "John Roe" did marry a "Mary Doe."
"John Smith of Garrett" would mean John Smith of Garrett
county, and not John Smith, son of Garrett Smith.
When a person migrates from Preston, the destination is
When a county name is not followed by that of the state
to which it belongs, a county of one of the Virginias is to
be understood. There are no instances where there is a
common name for a county in Virginia and a county in West
Virginia. Also, the state name is not given in the case of
the neighboring counties of Garrett, Somerset, Fayette, and
Greene. There is a Greene county in Virginia and a Fayette
county in West Virginia, but neither of these calls for
mention in this chapter.
When a star follows the name of the place of destination,
-- as "Tucker*," -- it means the person married in such
"D.'61*," or k. '61*," refers to a man who lost his life
in military service in the war of 1861. But if the year of
death is known, it is given accordingly.
A dagger standing after a man's given name means that to
the best of our knowledge, there was resident in Preston in
1907, posterity of that person in the male line.
To avoid repetition, descent is reckoned in the male
line. Where a daughter marries into another pioneer family,
the reader is referred to the same.
Each given name under the same topic refers to a
group-family unrelated to others of the same name, except
when such fact is stated.
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