I just visited your website. What can I say?
way cool. Never saw so
many Jeds in one place before!
The way I found you is this: I saw the name
Smith somewhere and I
was intrigued. (Don't run across too many Jeds.)
put the name into the
HotBot search engine and came up with a link for
Jed Link's webpage. I wrote
him a note just to say hello since I've never
any Jeds other than
myself. He wrote back and gave me the address of
My name is Jed Coates (Jedediah Bates Coates)
I live in Marblehead,
Massachusetts. I guess my mother got lost in the
Bible when she named her
kids. I have four younger brothers named Noah,
Enoch, Levi (Leviticus) and
Elijah. I'm pretty sure Jedediah has been used in
my family before by a
couple of great great+ grandfathers. (We've been
this town since the
1600's.) I've never run across another Jed in
life but I know of a
local guy whose name was Joseph Edward Duffy and
people called him Jed from
his three initials.
The most annoying thing to me is being called
or Jeff. One lady on my
paper route when I was a kid used to call me
because she only
remembered my name was "something biblical."
Well, I've only visited your website briefly.
have to go back and check
out all those other Jeds. I didn't think there
could be so many! :-)
The Jed site is a great idea!!
Take care. later... Jed