Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun- Where Were They 150 Years Ago?

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 11 January 1864 - 150 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence, and does the residence still exist?  How many do you have in each generation living in January 1864?

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.


Here's mine:

*  My second great-grandparents, Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) and Lucretia T. (Smith) Seaver (1828-1884), resided in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts with their children, including my great-grandfather, Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922).  I am not sure exactly where they lived.

*  My second great-grandparents, Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) and Sophia (Newton) Hildreth, resided in Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts with their only child at the time, my great-grandmother, Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920).  I don't know the location of their home.

*  My third great-grandmother, Abigail (Gates) (Seaver) Seaver (1797-1867) resided in Westminster, Norfolk County, Massachusetts with her second husband, Isaac Seaver (1802-1870).  I don't know the location of their home.

*  My third great-grandmother, Elizabeth Horton (Dill) Smith (1791-1869), widow of Alpheus Smith, resided in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  I don't know the location of her home.

*  My third great-grandmother, Sophia (Buck) (Brigham) (Newton) Stone (1791-1882) probably resided in Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts with her third husband, Jonathan Stone.  I don't know the location of their home.

*  My second great-grandparents, James Richmond (1821-1912) and Hannah (Rich) Richmond (1824-1911) probably resided in Burrilville, Providence County, Rhode Island with their children, including my great-grandfather, Thomas Richmond (1848-1917).   I don't know the location of her home.

*  My third great-grandfather, John Richman (1788-1867) resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.  I don't know the exact location of his home.

*  My third great-grandfather, John Rich (1793-1868) resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.  I don't know the exact location of his home.

*  My second great-grandparents, Henry White (1824-1885) and Amy (Oatley) White (1826-1864), and their children including my great-grandmother Julia White (1848-1913), resided in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut.  I think that I know the location of their home in East Killingly but don't have a photo of it.  

*  My third great-grandparents, Jonathan Oatley (1792-1872) and Amy (Champlin) Oatley (1798-1865) resided in Killingly, Connecticut.  I think that I know the location of their home in East Killingly but don't have a photo of it.  

*  My second-great-grandparents, David Jackson Carringer (1827-1902) and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer (1832-1901), resided in Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa with their children, including my great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946).  I don't know the location of their home.

*  My third great-grandfather, Henry Carringer (1800-1879) probably resided in Columbus city, Louisa County, Iowa with his youngest children.  I have found the location of his land.

*  My second-great-grandparents, Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) and Abbie A. (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931), resided in Burnett, Dodge County, Wisconsin with their daughter, my great-grandmother Della A. Smith (1862-1944).  I have identified the location of their land.

*  My third great-grandparents, Ranslow Smith (1805-1873) and his wife Mary (Bell) Smith (1805-1865) resided in Burnett, Dodge County, Wisconsin.    I have identified the location of their land on a plat map.  I have a photo of the inn they built on the land, taken in about 1930, and the inn still stands as a restored building at Old World Wisconsin.

*  My third great-grandparents, Samuel Vaux (1814-1880) and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux (1815-1883) probably resided in Burnett, Dodge County, Wisconsin.  I know the location of their land from a plat map.

*  My fourth great-grandfather, Amos Underhill (1772-1865) resided in East Aurora, Erie County, New York.  I have identified the location of the land on a map.

*  My second great-grandparents, David Auble (1817-1894) and Sarah (Knapp) Auble (1818-????) resided in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey with their children, including my great-grandfather Charles Auble (1849-1916).  I don't know the location of their home.

*  My third great-grandmother, Sarah (Cutter) Knapp (1785-1878), widow of William Knapp (1775-1856), resided in New Barbados, Bergen County, New Jersey.  I don't know the location of her home.

*  My second great-grandparents, James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902) and Mary Jane (Sovereen) Kemp, resided in Middleton township, Norfolk County, Ontario with their children.  I think that I have identified the location of their land.

*  My third great-grandfather, Abraham James Kemp (1795-1881) probably resided in Norfolk County, Ontario.  I don't know the location of his land.

*  My third great-grandparents, Alexander Sovereen (1814-1907) and Eliza (Putman) Sovereen (1820-1895) resided in Norfolk County, Ontario.  I don't know the location of their land.

*  My fourth great-grandfather, Frederick Sovereen (1786-1876) and his wife Mary Jane (Hutchison) Sovereen (1792-1868) resided in Norfolk County, Ontario.  I don't know the location of their land.  

*  My fourth great-grandfather, John Putman (1785-1863) resided in Delhi township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  I don't know the location of his land.

So I have these generations living in January, 1863:

*  7 great-grandparents (2 in Massachusetts, 1 in Rhode Island, 1 in Connecticut, 1 in Iowa, 1 in Wisconsin, 1 in New Jersey)
*  16 second great-grandparents (4 in Massachusetts, 2 in Rhode Island, 2 in Connecticut, 2 in Iowa, 2 in Wisconsin, 2 in New Jersey, 2 in Ontario)
*  17 third great-grandparents (3 in Massachusetts, 2 in Connecticut, 2 in England, 1 in Iowa, 4 in Wisconsin, 1 in New Jersey, 3 in Ontario)
*  7 fourth great-grandparents (3 in Massachusetts, 1 in New York, 3 in Ontario)

Therefore, I have 46 ancestors living in January 1864, 150 years ago.

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2014/01/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

Edited at 7 p.m. to reflect 11 January 1864 rather than 1 January 1863 as originally posted.  

5 comments:

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

My goodness, Randy, this challenge took me nearly 5 hours to put together - lol. It's now done on my blog at http://yvonnesgenealogyblog.blogspot.ca/2014/01/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html

Michigan Girl said...

I love the idea of this challenge Randy, but, alas, I won't have the time to create my list. Thanks for sharing yours.
Diane

Lisa Gorrell said...

Wow, that was a bit time consuming. I had 5 different generations and had to color code them in order to count them. Here's my post: http://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/2014/01/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I didn't "do" it, yet, but here are my results...
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/2014/01/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-ancestors.html
Thanks for another fun exercise! ;-)

Martha said...

Like everyone else this was very time-consuming, but very rewarding when I finished. This is one time I was grateful I only have a few direct ancestors. Here is my blog: scotbrit.blogspot.com