Some Beautiful Names from the early 19th Century

1830 US Census listing Obadiah's household

My 5th Great Uncle Obadiah Allin and his wife Lydia (Bush) had a talent for names, I think.  I should have known when I found that he went by the name "Diah" instead of his longer name.  Here is a list of his children's names which I think would make ten excellent options if you are expecting:

  • Lydia - named after Mom
  • Lemira Bush - named after Mom's family
  • Euphrasia Maria
  • Erskine Selenca - became a master armorer for Springfield Armory
  • Lucius Columbus
  • William Bainbridge - perhaps after U.S. Navy Commodore
  • Delia Lucilia
  • Laura Angelina
  • Huldah Volusia - Named after maternal Grandma
  • Delius Obadiah - named after Dad
  • Joseph Warren - maybe after American Patriot