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In some of my families, first names are repeated. And repeated. When writing about these individuals, clarification is necessary–to keep the reader and the writer from getting confused. Pick a style and stick with it. A few options are: James Rampley (born 1803) James Rampley (son of Thomas) James Rampley (born 1803, son of Thomas) In some families the third option might be the best as there could even be repetition of father-son relationships. The key is to be clear. Sometimes when writing the person to whom you are referring is obvious. Sometimes it is not. Clarify, clarify, clarify.
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