Joseph, Mary and Joseph! It sure gets confusing!
When you're researching those kinds of surnames with common given names, it feels like a goldstrike when the first name is unusual, like Alonzo, or Zimri. Or at least that's what I thought. Until I find out that there was more than one Zimri Eaton and more than one Alonzo Eaton lving at the same time, in the same generation, in the same geographical location.
|Grave of our Amos Eaton|
|Bell Rock, Abroath, Scotland where David was the Principal Lighthouse Keeper in 1850|
|Daniel, the immigrant's grave Woburn, MA|
|Civil War Pension record for Daniel Waters, served in the 5th NH|
The name Loruhamah, according to Webster's Online Dicitionary, means "not pitied". It is a biblical name of the first daughter of Hosea and Gomer. The name "was chosen by God to mark his displeasure with the people of Israel for following other gods." Now isn't that a nice thing to name your baby girl?
|Fisher Ames and Loruhamah Ames Hunt's Graves Wadsworth Cemetery|
Loruhamah, or "L. Ames Hunt " as it says on her grave, was born Loruhamah Dudley in Framingham, MA. She married Fisher Ames, who died at a fairly young age. The Widdow Ames went on to marry John Hunt, and lived on King Philip Road in Sudbury in what was recently a B&B known as the Hunt House. It was also the house that my GG Uncle Howard Goodnow lived in when I was a child.
|Uncle Howard's House|
Loruhamah was my Henrietta's grandmother. Had they been Scottish, I guess the name of my blog would have been The Hunt for Loruhamah!
Some other favorite names I have found in my tree or in Ed's trees are listed below:
Azubah Baker (That is another biblical name -the mother of Jehoshaphet, as in Jumpin' Jehoshaphet).
|Masters of the Universe|
What we do know is that Heman was a seaman!