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Subject: Re: P.S. Origin of Upshur
Author: Ralph Spicer   (guest,
Date: January 2, 2008 at 1:58:45 PM
Reply to: P.S. Origin of Upshur by Cleveland Kent Evans
Mr. Evans:

Thank you for your research regarding the origin of "Upsher, et. al.". I looked into place names as well. "Upshire" as you note was a hamlet in Waltham Parish, Essex County. I also found an "Upsher Green" in Suffolk. Because Upsher Dolbee (Messick) was the illegitimate son of Constance Dolby (Messick), we do not know the birth father's name.

I assume that given names which designated locations were assigned to individuals whose surnames came from other sources (occupations, physical characteristics, etc.) in order to provide specificity.

Again, thank you for your assistance.

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