Monday, November 27, 2006

She Might Not Be Right On the Button

Elizabeth Anne Gwinnett McLeod of Queensland, Australia, is "almost certain" that she inherited her middle name from Button Gwinnett of Georgia, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. I'm less certain.

McLeod and a cousin, Christopher Gwinnett Coote, both share the middle name that has been in her family for generations. But McLeod said she had no idea where it originally came from, or how she might be related to Gwinnett.
McLeod said she did not pass the name on to her daughter, but is beginning to regret that fact. After beginning to do some research, McLeod said she may have to try to convince her daughter to augment her own children’s names with Gwinnett. [Link]

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