Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's In a Name?
Izannah, Isannah,
Isana, Izana

Names are funny things.  They define you in some way.  I was given the name Dixie.  I live in the north and don't often find people who share my name.   People have found an amazing ways to spell it.   Izannah faced the same thing with her name.   Even in her time, it was recorded in a number of different ways in censuses taken.   In the 1880 census above Izannah's name seems to be Isamab.  Click the image to enlarge it.  We know it's her though, because she is listed with her friend Emeline B. Whipple who shows up in other censuses with Izannah.

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