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20 October 2013
A D is a D is a D
Names can be spelled differently in a document. Letters can be written differently as well.
This image is part of a deed from Bedford County, Virginia, where Thomas and Sally Sledd are selling property.
The letter "d" appears numerous times in the record. It appears that the clerk wrote a small "d" one way when writing it in the name of Sledd and another when writing it in other words.
One more thing to be aware of when making transcriptions.