Re: Conrad Dome
Rebecca, I assume from your post that the info you received showed the surname spelling as Dhume – did the descendent know when or why the spelling was changed again?
I believe I have at least 8 different surname spellings on records for Conrad, and I recently discovered at least part of the reason – a friend recently Emailed me a copy of the Ganier book part 3 “The Dooms of Virginia”.In it was a transcription of Conrad’s will, which starts “I, Conrad Domb of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia, bequeath unto my beloved wife Sharlott Domb my House and Lott ………”- Sharlott? Domb? Lott?It also stated that Conrad made his mark (x) in the presence of two witnesses – which means Conrad could not read or write English.Two of the surname spellings are from the 1790 census – the indexer listed ‘Conrad Thumb’, but I acquired a copy of the original page, and if you enlarge it you can see that the census taker actually wrote ‘Conrad Thoomb’.
Rather than ‘miss information in obituaries’ - I would attribute the problem to undiscovered error.If you look at my post of 8 Apr 2004, you will see I called Jacob ‘one of the many grandsons of Conrad and Charlotte (Hildebrand) Dome.’There is a limit to the info that I will share on open boards.
You find it ‘interesting’? – Considering all of the inaccuracies that I have found in a cursory look at part 3, I feel sorry for the people that have used the Kentucky section as a reference.In his introduction to part III, Merle says “In his history of the Joseph Dome (originally Doom) family, the late Earl Dome …”.I am incensed at the unmitigated gall of Merle at making this totally fallacious statement.Our original ancestor was German, so the original surname would have been Dom.He also says that Robert Doom and Thomas Bishop think that there might be a common ancestor linking our tree with the Jacob Doom tree – I hope not.In a post by Robert Bishop, he boasts about all of the hours he has spent researching in the last 20 years – yet it seems that not one of the three has spent the small amount of time necessary to discover that there is no German, Dutch, Swiss or Belgian word Doom – but that Doom is the way that the Dutch, Swiss or Belgians would phonetically spell the German word Dom.
I think I have 11 of the 13 children of Jacob, I also have more info about Jacob, but as I said I won’t discuss it on an open board.Click on my name to link to my Email address, since yours isn’t shown I couldn’t contact you direct.If you want to exchange info, contact me direct.