Monday, January 18, 2010

What’s in a name?

Did you know that my Great-Great-Great Grandfather was Abraham B. Benningfield. This is significant to me because my sister's oldest boy is named Abraham. Now, she didn't know this at the time she named him but it sure did fill me with spirit of Elijah when I discovered it while doing my family history. Interestingly enough I also discovered that Abraham had a son named Elijah(nicknamed "Lige") which is the name of my sister's youngest child. And even dearer to me I discovered that my Great-Great-Great Grandfather Abraham's brother was named Ezekiel. His mother is America Ann Lake, my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother whom I have felt a special kinship with throughout my life and for whom I have done temple work. So what's in a name? Family.History.Love.Life

1 comment:

Mariah said...

Thanks for sharing that wonderful family history! I think that is more than a coincidence about the names. You and Precie always had a 6th sense about these kind of things! I have always suspected that when you have your little girl, she will be named after America Lake. Love and miss you much!

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