Sunday, October 25, 2009

Names of the Day

Zabdiel and Ruth Sampson of Plymouth, MA were admirers of 17th-century republican philosophy. I know this because they named their sons

Milton Sampson

and

Algernon Sidney Sampson.



This gravestone may no longer exist — it was in bad shape when Benjamin Drew recorded its epitaph in the 1880s.

1 comment:

RJO said...

The dinner-table conversations at the Sampson home between Rep. Zabdiel Esq. and young Milton and Algernon Sidney must have been something. One of those times you'd give anything for an ancient tape recorder.