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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT naming
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:28:01 -0600
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Joan, My guess is that Tom was his name, Squire was a nickname. Look for
another man in the area named Tom X and I bet Squire was used to signify the
difference in the two. Pretty common name at that time period.
Could have been his occupation or a description of his character.
Teresa Ghee Elliott
-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Joan Thomas
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:46 PM
Subject: [TMG] OT naming

This may be off topic, but I have found a family listed in the 1850 census
for Tennessee with the father's given name "Squire". A later census shows a

given name of Tom. Is "Squire" a title? What would it represent?

Many thanks in advance. I did a google search, but found nothing definitive,

though it appears it may have something to do with being a justice of the
peace. His occupation is 'farmer'.


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