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Re: coddington to corrington

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 10:18AM GMT
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I don't believe the spelling changed as the Coddington's moved...I feel it's more on how the census takers interpreted the spelling. I'm descended from Stephen Coddington/Corrington born 1769. His first marriage certificate in 1794 was signed as Coddington, but when he remarried in 1833, he signed his name as Corrington. This was in Kentucky, by the way. There is a Joseph Coddington/Corrington botn 1763 living in Ohio (believed to be related to Stephen but can't find proof)who died in 1833. His will is signed as Coddington. There was a codicil to the will by his widow wanting to transfer administration of will over to her son, John Coddington. It was signed with her "mark" and written next to it was Saray Corrington. I read in one place where it was thought there was a rift in the family and that's why the name was changed. Another instance was how they pronounced the name, meaning the English rolled the "d's" on their tongue and came out sounding like "r's" to the census takers.....Jackie
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jon wohglford 1 Jul 2000 10:59AM GMT 
cb06 11 Aug 2000 10:06AM GMT 
Lucy 25 Nov 2000 1:57AM GMT 
Lawrence Wantland 9 May 2002 11:18PM GMT 
cb06 13 May 2002 4:30PM GMT 
dmonserrate 13 May 2002 9:55PM GMT 
lindagrelles 13 May 2002 11:52PM GMT 
lindagrelles 14 May 2002 12:08AM GMT 
tim_dona 21 Nov 2011 7:41AM GMT 
JLehman4548 25 Nov 2011 5:18PM GMT 
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