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Re: Rickman
In Response To: Re: Rickman ()


"Did he also use the name Abe, as was mentioned in his daughter Cora Rickman's, (my gr gr grandmother) death certificate. It has Abe Rickman as her father and Telitha Elam as her mother."


I believe Cora's father and Telitha's husband's name to be Abram (Abraham) RICKMAN. "Abner" came from a source early in my research and since Abner is a popular name among RICKMANs it made sense. Since that response I've come to believe his name is most likely Abram (Abe).



The above response was not the one I wanted to make but I wanted to respond as quickly as possible and was mainly going "off the top of my head". Since the above response I went back and looked at my notes etc.

Here's what I should have said...

Abner RICKMAN is the name a child of Abner/Abram and Telitha gives for name of father in a marriage record. On that same child's death certificate it lists his father's name as Abram RICKMAN.

Since, unless more evidence shows otherwise, a marriage record "trumps" a death certificate I leaned toward Abner especially since Abner is a popular name among RICKMANs. I have found nothing to "tip the scales" either way or perhaps both ways.

So far the count is...

Abner - 1 marriage record (actual image not abstract).

Abram - 1 death certificate (actual image not abtract)

I have not seen or possess a copy of Cora's death certificate so I don't include that.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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