What’s in a Name?

2015 03-01 Walton, James WM

James Walton 1871-1911

In a word – everything!

When naming their sons, my Walton line chose from a short list of monikers.

My grandfather was John (1905-1980), who’s father was James (1871-1911), who’s father was James (1843-1916), who’s father was John (1809-1870), who’s father was Thomas (1783-1843).

Grandpa John had an older and a younger brother named James.

Great-great-grandfather James named his sons James, John, Thomas and William. Then he tossed in a Henry for good measure.

My 3rd great-grandfather John named his sons James, John, Thomas and William.

Fourth great-grandfather Thomas had five sons: George, John, Thomas, William and one boy who’s name I haven’t yet uncovered.

Any guesses as to what it might be?

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