Saturday, April 9, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Three More Ancestry Questions

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

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



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted J
UST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS on her blog last week, and I thought we could answer half of the questions last week and half this week.

2)  Here are the last three questions:

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Name four places on my ancestral home bucket list I’d like to visit:

*  What are the four most unusual surnames in your family tree?

*  Which four brick walls would you most like to smash through?

3)  Answer each of the questions based on your own ancestors, not the collateral lines.  If you didn't answer the first three questions, you can include them this week.

4)  Share your answers with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.  Please provide a link to your response if you can.

Here's mine:


4)  Name four places on my ancestral home bucket list I’d like to visit:

*  South Petherton, Somerset, England where my Vaux, Palmer, and other families resided before 1830.
*  Bolton-le-Moor and Chorley in Lancashire, England where Linda's Whittle and Morley families resided before 1840.
*  Hunterdon County, New Jersey where my Able, Row, Trimmer, and Pickle families resided before 1800.
*  Norfolk County, Ontario where my Kemp, Sovereen, Hutchinson, and Putman families resided before 1880.

5)  What are the four most unusual surnames in your family tree?

*  Pickel/Pickle in New Jersey and Ontario
*  Dill in Massachusetts (Barnstable County)
*  Fish in Massachusetts (Bristol County)
*  Blossom in Netherlamds and New Jersey (Middlesex County)

6)  Which four brick walls would you most like to smash through?

*  Thomas Newton (ca 1800-????) - a total mystery, only one record found in Mass., probably born in Maine, married to Sophia (Buck) Brigham probably in Worcester County, Massachusetts, perhaps died in Lamoille County, Vermont.   Or not.

*  William Knapp (1775-1856) - born in Dutchess County, N.Y., married in Middlesex County N.J. to Sarah Cutter, died in Sussex County, N.J.  Lots of records, but no clue as to parents.

*  John Kemp (1723-1795) - no parents known, from "Merriland," married in Schenectady N.Y. to Anna Van Vorst, died in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario.  I think he was an Englsih soldier during French and Indian War.

*  Hannah Smith (1768-1827) - no parents known, born in Hillsborough County, N.H., married there, died in Townsend, Mass.  Married to Josiah Sawtell.  Parents may be Joshua Smith and Hannah Baldwin of Raby.

*  I have many more brickwalls.


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9 comments:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, I love your all four of your unusual surnames, but to have both Dill and Pickel/Pickle is great. Thank you for liking my questions enough to feature on SNGF.

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Hi, Randy. I've answered tonight's challenge and my answers are at: http://yvonnesgenealogyblog.blogspot.ca/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-three-more.html

NikiMarie said...

I decided to play along as well! My answers are here: http://www.copperleafgenealogy.com/saturday-night-genealogy-fun/

Jan said...

Question #1: Name four places on my ancestral home bucket list I’d like to visit:
* Horkstow, Linconshire, England. The ancestral home of John Tripp (1610-1678), immigrant ancestor to Portsmouth, Rhode Island about 1635.
* Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Scotland. The ancestral home of Norman MacLeod, my 3rd g-grandfather in my mother’s line.
* County Cavan, Ireland. My McElwain ancestors were purportedly from here. Samuel McElwain was born about 1824 in Ireland and arrived in Durham County, Upper Canada about 1844.
* Truck’s Discovery. Land patented by George Trucks, my 5th g-grandfather, in Frederick Co., Maryland. He was there as before 1748. George was born about 1720 and died before 1769 when his estate was proved. His origins are unknown but thought to be German.

Question #2: What are the four most unusual surnames in your family tree?
* Fairbairn
* Kriegh
* Playfair
* Trucks

Question #3: Which four brick walls would you most like to smash through?
* The parents of Charles Tripp (1761-1844), my 3rd g-grandfather. Indirect evidence points to Jabez Tripp (1729-c1806) as his father.
* The parents of Mary Ann Duke (1844-1931). Born in Manchester, England, family legend has it she was separated from her family when they were shipwrecked at sea. Mitochondrial DNA testing suggests her maternal line was from County Mayo, Ireland.
* The parents of my 2nd g-grandmother, Charlotte Chatterson (1819-1895) who was probably born in Cramahe Township, Upper Canada. Several Loyalist Chatterson families from New York settled in Ernestown, Upper Canada and later in Cramahe.
* Who was W. J. Willsie? My paternal g-grandmother Mary Willsie Tripp’s father. Born about 1821 in New York, he and his wife Hannah Squires were probably in Southwestern Michigan by 1846 when my g-grandmother Mary was born.

Shirley Ann Rankin said...

Question #1: Name four places on my ancestral home bucket list I’d like to visit:
New Haven,Connecticut; Knox County, Kentucky; St. Mary's, Maryland; Wales & Cornwall

Question #2: What are the four most unusual surnames in your family tree?
Woolum: probably of German origin, possibly "Ulm," morphed into Woolum
Bethel: means "House of God"
Neatherlin: no idea of its origin; also spelled Leatherlin
Klump: German origin; means a large, awkward person

Question #3: Which four brick walls would you most like to smash through?
1. Who are the parents of my 3rd gr-grandfather, Samuel Rankin?
2. When did he die and from what cause?
3. What was the name of the fourth child that died young?
4. Who burned down the Livingston Parish, LA, courthouse?

Janice Sellers said...

Here are my answers!

http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-three-more.html

Lisa Gorrell said...

Here is mine. http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-three-more.html

Marceline Beem said...

Here's mine: http://40th-and-plum.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-on-sunday.html

John K said...

Love the unusual surnames. Please tell me that one of your Dill ancestors married one of your Pickle ancestors! :-)