The son (and sister of my great-grandmother) of my direct ancestor (Orlow) is named Martin Boris Babcock.  From where did his name come?

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One idea for the name “Martin” is that this was the same name as Orlow’s brother – Martin V. (do not know as yet for what the V stands), was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor in the Civil War.



The name “Boris” is a mystery.  More than likely, Boris was the name of an ancestor of Orlow, or an ancestor of his wife (Phenie).  However, thus far, an ancestor of this name has not been found.  At this time, the only ancestors I know of for Orlow is his parents – nothing before them.  I have found 3-4 generations earlier for Phenie, but no Boris has been found.


I will continue to search!