Casefile Clues

04 December 2011

He is A Green Green Berry


He certainly is the berries.

This is the apparent enumeration for Greenberry Green in Josh Bell County, Kentucky. He is indexed on Ancestry.com as Berry Green Green. It looks like everyone in the household appears with the "double surname" as well.

Those who think that "Josh Bell" is incorrect as the county name would be wrong. Bell County, Kentucky, was known as Josh Bell County in its early days.

Lessons here:

  • Compound first names can be split into separate names. 
  • Ancestry.com doesn't always get those place name incorrect.
I'll have to add that trick to my next webinar