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AKA (Also Known As): Ancestors Who Changed Their Names

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ere we list ancestors known by more than one name, or who changed their names. Name changing was not uncommon in the Lowcountry, especially among veterans who served in the United States Colored Troops.

In his book Borrowed Identity : 128th United States Colored Troops : Multiple-name Usage by Black Civil War Veterans Who Served With Union Regiments Organized in South Carolina, John Raymond Gourdin examines the reasons for name-changing among U.S.C.T. veterans. Gourdin draws from data extracted from pension records of the 128th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment to inform his discussion. We recommend reading the above book to learn more about name changing among USCT veterans [1].

We will add to the table below as we discover new records so please check back often. If you would like to contribute information to this page, please contact us!

Name AKA Name Document Remarks
Aiken, Joseph Pinckney, Joseph Joseph Aiken aka Joseph Pinckney Civil War Pension Application, Co. C 33rd USCT Free Spotlight on Fold3.com
Campbell, Parson Prost Coleman Parson Campbell aka Prost Coleman, Civil War Pension Index Free Spotlight on Fold3.com
Campbell, York Frazier, York York Camble [aka York Campbell] aka York Frazer, Civil War Pension Index Free Spotlight on Fold3.com
Chaplin, June Williams, June June Chaplin aka June Williams, Civil War Pension Index  Free Spotlight on Fold3.com
Coyle, James  Clark, James Coyle  James Coyle aka James Coyle Clark, Civil War Pension Index Free Spotlight on Fold3.com
Ferguson, Atwood   Ferguson, Edward   Atwood Ferguson aka Edward Ferguson, Company F 33rd USCT   Free Spotlight on Fold3.com  
Fuller, Aaron   Porter, Aaron   Aaron Fuller aka Aaron Porter, Civil War Pension Index   Free Spotlight on Fold3.com  
       

References Cited

[1] Gourdin, John Raymond. 2009 Borrowed Identity : 128th United States Colored Troops : Multiple-name Usage by Black Civil War Veterans Who Served With Union Regiments Organized in South Carolina. Westminster, MD : Heritage Books.