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Thread #2169   Message #801158
Posted By: GUEST,Claymore
11-Oct-02 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Admiral Benbow lyrics
My maternal grandmother was an English woman from Cornwall, whose maiden name was Benbow (direct from the Admiral), and married a Scotsman named Glasson, coming to America in the early 1900s in time to get wiped out, though not killed, by the San Fransico Earthquake. She was one of the last to carry that name until marriage.

My mothers middle name was Benbow, a fact that is frequently used by credit card companies to verify my records. Yet with only slight reference to the past, I knew nothing about the man. Thank you all for contributing to this thread