One Quick Handwriting Transcription Challenge Every Day-for the genealogist in you
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I agree with Blanka - but I cannot say I've seenthis given name before.Emor Pollard
Looks like Edmor Pollard. There is a a little swiggly at the bottom of the E and a curve at the top of the M that looks like something to connect them.
Could be Elnore/Elinore Pollard.
I suspect it's Eme or Emme, both of which are short for Emeline, which other records indicate is the person's full name.
Elnor Pollard (female)
I take that back...I had so many windows open, I was looking at the wrong family group for my comparison in 1850.
Elmer Pollard? What about the name underneath?
At first I thought Elmer, but then noticed the gender is female, so I'm changing my mind to Elnor.
Elmor Pollard - maybe it was supposed to be Elmer as the first name?
Emor Pollard -- perhaps a misheard/misspelled "Emma"?
To me, it looks like E Mor or Emor Pollard. This is where, I think, one or more additional sources of proof will secure the correct name. Also, back then, not only were there errors, but, also, they thought nothing of using a nickname instead of a proper name; even on legal documents. My grandmother's name was Margaret Lucille, but her name was just shown as Maggie on her marriage license.
Edmor Pollard or Elmor Pollard. I cannot decide which.
Emor Pollard is it.She was Emma as a child, but actually used Emmar as an adult. It is even on her tombstone.
Casefile Clues readers will remember Emmar well--she was married 6 times and had an interesting Civil War widow's pension.http://blog.casefileclues.com
Michael is away ahead of us. Good stuff Michael!