Sunday, August 9, 2009

I Digress - 16 Great-Great Grandparents

I missed Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on GeneaMusings, but thought I'd post my Sweet Sixteen anyway!

Randy Seaver proposed:
1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.
2) Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.
3) Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 - 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate).
4) If you don't know all 16 of your great-great-grandparents, then do it for the last full generation you have.
5) Write your own blog post, or make a comment on Facebook or in this post.

Here is my own Sweet Sixteen
1. ANDREW JACKSON ADAMSON: born 21 Dec 1817 in Wayne County, Indiana; married abt 1835; died 27 Oct 1869 in Bremer County, Iowa. ENGLISH [Scot]

2. RACHEL ANN GARNER: born 1816 in Highland County, Ohio; died 25 Sep 1898 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana. ENGLISH

3. WILLIAM ALEXANDER HARMON: born 7 Jan 1826 in Marion County, Indiana; married 17 Jun 1847 in Boone County, Indiana; died 3 Jan 1881. Probably GERMAN

4. EMMA ELIZABETH MILLER: born 10 Jul 1825 in Indiana; died 4 Aug 1871. ENGLISH

5. NATHANIEL HARRISON: born 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky; married 20 Feb 1845 in Madison County, Kentucky; died 19 Sep 1880 in Schuyler County, Illinois. ENGLISH

6. SARAH ANN "SALLY" GABBARD: born 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky. GERMAN

7. IRA PERRIN IRWIN: born 1 Feb 1831 in Clermont County, Ohio; married 24 Jan 1850 in Schuyler County, Illinois; died 28 Aug 1913. ENGLISH

8. ELISABETH ANN AVERY: born 1832 in Franklin County, Ohio; died bef 1896 in Schuyler County, Illinois. ENGLISH

9. ELIJAH THOMAS "TOM" COMSTOCK: born 22 Dec 1838 in Perry County, Tennessee; married 17 May 1859 in Missouri; died 29 Apr 1917 in Crawford County, Arkansas. ENGLISH

10. MIRANDA JANE BROWN: born 12 Jun 1842 in Searcy County, Arkansas; died 5 Feb 1912 in Crawford County, Arkansas. ENGLISH

11. JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER WOOD: born 21 Nov 1841 in Adair County, Missouri; married 3 Feb 1860; died 17 Dec 1927 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. ENGLISH

12. LETITIA ANN MAYBERRY: born 18 Sep 1844 in Floyd County, Virginia; died 7 Jul 1926 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas. ENGLISH

13. ELIAS B. HAYS: born 28 Jan 1829 in Tennessee; married 8 Aug 1847 in Tippah County, Mississippi; died 5 Nov 1879 in Crawford County, Arkansas. ENGLISH

14. MARTHA FRANCIS CRUTCHER: born 8 Apr 1833 in Tippah County, Mississippi; died 20 Jan 1896 in Crawford County, Arkansas. ENGLISH

15. PETER BUELL or BENTON ALLEN: born 5 Nov 1811 in Ontario County, New York; married 28 Dec 1836 in Vigo County, Indiana; died 26 Sep 1901 in Cove, Polk County, Arkansas. ENGLISH

16. MARY ROWENA HOSKINS: born 15 Sep 1815 in New York; died 15 Mar 1885 in Cove, Polk County, Arkansas. Probably ENGLISH

Fourteen are predominantly English, or somewhere from the British Isles; two German. Based on Randy Seaver's forumla, that would be 87.5% English; 12.5% German.

And since I research my husband's families as well, here are his Sweet Sixteen He had only a single known German line.

1. WILLIAM FRANKLIN HADEN: born 30 Sep 1817 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky; married 16 Dec 1845 in Wilson's Creek, Greene County, Missouri; died 8 Sep 1880 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas. ENGLISH

2. MARY JANE PERKINS: born 14 Aug 1826 in prob Logan County, Kentucky; died 30 Jan 1918 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas. ENGLISH

3 Dr. ROBERT CHARLES HOLDERNESS: born 11 Oct 1827 in Caswell County, North Carolina; married 2 Nov 1854 in Calhoun County, Arkansas; died 2 Jun 1905 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas. ENGLISH

4. VIRGINIA ELIZABETH THOMAS: born 29 Apr 1836 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 20 May 1894 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas. ENGLISH [Welsh]

5. ANDREW B. WHITE: born 20 Apr 1820 in Tennessee; married 1859; died 17 Nov 1881 in Fannin County, Texas. ENGLISH

6. SARAH C. WILLIAMS: born 9 Aug 1833 in St. Francois, Missouri; died 20 Oct 1914 in Commerce, Hunt County, Texas. ENGLISH

7. ROBERT THOMAS WISHARD: born 12 Nov 1829 in Shelby County, Indiana; married 16 Oct 1853 in Shelby County, Indiana; died 7 Apr 1907 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas. ENGLISH [Scot]

8. LAVINIA CARNEY: born 17 Nov 1830 in Ohio; died 20 Sep 1904 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas. ENGLISH [Irish]

9. ANDREW PIPPIN: born 1 Mar 1825 in Jackson County, Tennessee; married abt 1845 in Jackson County, Tennessee; died 9 Jan 1913 in Jackson County, Tennessee. ENGLISH

10. MARY "MOLLIE" GOOLSBY: born abt 1826 in Jackson County, Tennessee; died abt 1870 in Jackson County, Tennessee. ENGLISH

11. LEROY W. DENNIS: born 8 Aug 1844 in Jackson County, Tennessee; married 1866; died 22 Nov 1923 in Jackson County, Tennessee. ENGLISH

12. MARY ANN BEAN: born 26 Oct 1844 in Jackson County, Tennessee; died 14 Aug 1921, Jackson County, Tennessee. ENGLISH

13. ABRAHAM KELLAR FRY: born 10 Dec 1797 in Bourbon County, Kentucky; married 26 Nov 1826 in Ralls County, Missouri; died 3 Dec 1860 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas. GERMAN

14. SARAH A. B. "SALLY" MCFALL: born 18 Feb 1804 in Logan County, Kentucky; died 18 Oct 1901 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas. ENGLISH [Scot]

15. THOMAS HIGGINBOTHAM: born abt 1820 in Dallas County, Alabama; married 1845; died aft 1880, Texas. ENGLISH

16. LOUISA MCGOWAN: born 1830 in Mississippi; died bet 1870 and 1880, Texas. ENGLISH [Scot or Irish]

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