Comments on Adoniran C. Dodge

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On NaN undefined NaN Melanie Paul wrote on Dodge-2950:

The name "Adoniran" is an error that appears on only one census. All other documents, including Civil War records, use the correct name Adrian.

WikiTree profile: Adrian Dodge
in Genealogy Help by Norman Dodge G2G6 Mach 1 (13.2k points)
Melanie will not see this notice. It is better if you use the 'reply' function, then she is notified.

She means: Adorinan is the exeption here, so why is it used as the formal first name?
Because that was his birth Name
His birth record states Adrian.  The "Adoniran" is an error that appears only on one census - where the names of others are also incorrectly recorded, and Adrian's one brother is listed as a female.

I don't see a clear identification of the source that says proper first name should be Adoniran. Perhaps is it indicated in Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County ? 

The Find-a-Grave memorial is captioned "Adoniran", but the grave stone inscription is Adrian; the linked Boston Globe article says Adrian; Maine Births & Christenings and Massachusetts Deaths both say Adrian. 

True, the name is (rather clearly) spelled Adoniram (not Adoniran) on the 1850 US Federal census. But it's Adrian in other census ("United States Census, 1880," https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF3L-YFP  -"United States Census, 1870",https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6DJ-T9G - "United States Census, 1860", (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDHB-V38 -etc.) and in every other source I could find.

If the name was really Adoniran, it would be advisable to explain clearly on the profile why Adoniran is correct and all other sources stating Adrian should be disregarded.

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Norman, I edited the profile.
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