Casefile Clues

14 March 2013

Creating Confusion by Repeating Names

I have been typing up a 1942 affidavit for an issue of Casefile Clues and now I'm seeing one of the reasons the statement was needed to clarify the title to the property.

The repetition of names had to be confusing.This chart lists the names that repeated themselves in the family. Relationships are given with respect to the man making the testimony.

James Rampley
Grandfather
James Rampley
Father
James Edward Rampley
Affiant
Elizabeth Rampley
Grandmother
Elizabeth Rampley
Aunt by marriage
Nancy  J. Rampley
Aunt by marriage
Nancie E.Rampley
Mother
Sarah E. Rampley
Sister
Sarah S. Rampley
Wife
John Rampley
Uncle
John Luft
Uncle by marriage

It is no wonder there was confusion.