Wednesday, March 7, 2012
First Born Thy Name is Bud
Interesting correspondence with other Louthan/Ormiston/Palmer descendants revealed the naming tradition whereby the first born male is nicknamed 'Bud'. I knew it was a tradition in the Louthan line but didn't know the reasoning as to who received the moniker. I learned today, that the collateral lines of Ormiston and Palmer also continued this tradition. Makes me wonder if it came from the Hayes line. Harriett Hayes had a sister Catherine. They married Louthan men. Harriett's husband, Hiram, passed away and she then married an Ormiston. Ormistons married Palmers. Both Moses and Hiram had grandsons nicknamed Bud. I would really like to learn to whom the first 'Bud' nicknames were given. Were the grandsons of these two men the first?