Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted JUST 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:
* 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.
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.