[Ads-l] Arrabeller

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 15 14:00:46 EST 2017

There were seven Arabellers, with that spelling, in the 1880 US census - three of them born in Georgia.

And if Arabeller is a woman's name, couldn't she have married an Anglin?

From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU>
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There seem to have been a hell of a lot of Anglins in Georgia back then.
The only Arabella Anglin shows up in the 1870 & 1880 census of Big Creek,
Forsyth, Georgia, but she was born in 1869.


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> The Science Channel's "What on Earth" series briefly shows a gravestone in
> rural Georgia with the name "Arrabeller E. Anglin."
> Arrabeller was born in 1855, but the camera cut away without showing the
> year of her death.
> See, the gravestone was located in the middle of an airport runway for many
> years. Until one day....
> JL
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