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From: Pat Oliver <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] different surname WILKINSON
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 16:12:06 -0600
>In a message dated 11/7/03 12:55:23 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>Also, some surnames change through the generations, and often there are
>"soundex" matches: E.G., Humphrey, Umphry, Amfrey, Omfrei; Umphreyville,
>I've got one of those in AL between 1800 - 1900. My g-g-g-grandfather is
>listed as Asa Wilkinson at a probate hearing on one day and as Asa
>another day. He has land grants as Wilkinson, Wilkerson, Wilkison, and maybe a
>few more spellings. We do have his Bible and he spelled it WILKINSON -- and
>there is a Wilkinson DNA group researching the line.
>Grant W. Johnston, Chico, CA
Off-topic but for what it's worth: I have a photocopy of a Fauquier
County, VA record entry in which the Court Clerk transcribed/spelled
the man's name *five* different ways in the same entry!!