John Laurens and Ann Dey had 8 children. If Catherine indeed married X then a total of 71 grandchildren were born and 28 of them were given first names of the brothers and sisters.
Thus, 40% of the grandchildren were given the first names of one of their brothers and sisters. John, Wiliam, James, and Joseph named their first born sons after themselves. Anne named her first born daughter after herself.
Note that James is the only one of the eight brothers and sisters who had a son named James. Does this tell us something about how James was viewed by his siblings?
John Dey married Mary Applegate (?) and they had 6 children. The following is pure supposition:
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