Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fearless Females - March 3 - Asenath BUTLER PRESTON

Fearless Females - March 3

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month (, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog ( presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month. 
March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.

"Asenath" is my 3rd great-grandmother going back on my Dad's maternal line. Her father, John BUTLER, was a Revolutionary War soldier, born in Ireland. They were the first, and only, Irish relatives I have identified in my background; going back many generations in many lines.

At the time, it was first time I had even seen the name; have seen it, but only a few times, since. Nickname is "Sena" - later found a neice of Asenath who kept a hand-written diary with lots of "interesting" anecdotes about the family.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Wow - I have a friend with that name in her tree (well, actually her husband's tree) and I had never heard of it before. It was really helpful to her in finding the family as they moved out west because she could use that name...not too many Asenaths out there!