Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where Were Your Ancestors 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 25 June 1866 - 150 years ago.

2)  List your ancestors, their family members, their birth and death years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

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:

The ancestors living in 1866 would be most of my great-grandparents, many of my great-great-grandparents, and perhaps some 4th great-grandparents.  Here is a Pedigree chart back to the great-greats:



1.  Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) and Lucretia Smith (1828-1884), my 2nd great-grandparents,  resided in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts with their four children: Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922, my great-grandfather), Benjamin, Elizabeth and Ellen.  I don't know exactly where they lived.

2.  Abigail (Gates) (Seaver) Seaver (1797-1867), my 3rd great-grandmother, and Isaac's mother, resided with her 2nd husband, Isaac Seaver, in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  I don't know exactly where they lived.

3.  Elizabeth Horton (Dill) Smith (1791-1869), my 3rd great-grandmother, and Lucretia Smith's mother, resided in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  I don't have a picture of the house, but have located the property.

4.  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) and Sophia Newton (1834-1923), my 2nd great-grandparents) resided in Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts with their daughter, Hattie Hildreth (1857-1920, my great-grandmother).  I don't know exactly where they lived.

5.  Sophia (Buck) (Brigham) (Newton) Stone (1797-1882), my 3rd great-grandmother, and Sophia  Newton's mother, resided in Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts with her third husband, Jonathan Stone (1795-1868).  I don't know where they lived in 1866.

6.  James Richman (1821-1912) and Hannah Rich (1824-1911), my 2nd great-grandparents, resided in Rhode Island or eastern Connecticut in 1866 with their children Thomas Richmond (1848-1917, my great-grandfather), James, Louisa, Elizabeth, Emma and Hannah.  I don't know where they lived in 1866.

7.  John Richman (1788-1867), my 3rd great grandfather, father of James Richman, resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.  I don't know exactly where he lived.

8.  John Rich (1792-1868), my 3rd great-grandfather, father of Hannah Rich), resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.   I don't know exactly where he lived.

9.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885)my 2nd great-grandfather, resided in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut with his children Ellen, Julia White (1848-1913, my great-grandmother), Emily, Henry and Frederick.  I think that I have located their residence.

10.  Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872), my 3rd great-grandfather, resided in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut.  I think that I have located his residence.

11.  David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) and Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901), my 2nd great-grandparents, resided in Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa with their children, Harvey Edgar, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946, my great-grandfather) and Effie.  I think that I have identified where they resided.

12.  Henry Carringer (1800-1879), my 3rd great-grandfather, resided in Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa, probably with his children Mary, Louisa and Harvey.  I believe that I have located his farm land.

13.  Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) and Abbie Vaux (1844-1931), my 2nd great-grandparents, resided in Rolling Prairie, Dodge County, Wisconsin with their daughter, Della Smith (1862-1944, my great-grandmother).  I don't know exactly where they lived.

14.  Ranslow Smith (1805-1873), my 3rd great-grandfather, and father of Devier J. Smith, resided in Rolling Prairie, Dodge County, Wisconsin.  I know exactly where they lived and have a photograph of the Inn they ran dating from 1930.

15.  Samuel Vaux (1814-1880) and Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1883), my 3rd great-grandparents, resided in Burnett, Dodge County, Wisconsin, with their children James, Elizabeth and Amos.  I know where their land was.

16.  David Auble (1817-1894) and Sarah Knapp (1818-????), my 2nd great-grandparents, resided in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana with their children William, Frances, Charles Auble (1849-1916, my great-grandfather), Katherine, Anna and Cora.  I don't know where they lived exactly.

17.  Sarah (Cutter) Knapp (1785-1878), my 3rd great-grandmother, and mother of Sarah Knapp, resided in New Barbados, Bergen County, New Jersey with her son, Manning Knapp.  I don't know where they lived exactly.

18.  James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902) and Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874), my 2nd great-grandparents,  and parents of Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952, my great-grandmother) resided in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, with their daughter Sarah.  I don't know where they lived exactly.

19.  Abraham Kemp (1795-1881), my 3rd great-grandfather, and father of James Abraham Kemp, probably resided in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.  I don't know exactly where he lived.  

20.  Alexander Sovereign (1814-1907) and Elizabeth Putman (1820-1895), my 3rd great-grandparents, and parents of Mary Jane Sovereen, resided in Norfolk county, Ontario, Canada.  I have located their land.

21.  Frederick Sovereign (1786-1875) and Mary Jane Hutchinson (1792-1868), my 4th great-grandparents, resided in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.  I don't know where their land was.

So, I think that I have 38 ancestors living on 25 June 1866, 150 years ago, including:

*  7 Great-grandparents
*  15 2nd great-grandparents
*  14 3rd great-grandparents
*  2 4th great-grandparents


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4 comments:

Janet Iles said...

I wrote about my ancestral lines that were living 150 years ago http://researchergal.blogspot.ca/2016/06/saturday-night-fun-where-were-your.html

The Down East Genealogist said...

I have 32 direct ancestors who were living in 1866 – they stretch from a single 4th great-grandmother (in my mother's line) all the way down to my paternal grandfather, including all 16 great-great-grandparents. A fun exercise! Thanks for the inspiration, Randy.

My post is at http://pinetreesandpedigrees.blogspot.com/2016/06/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html

Kathy

Shirley Ann Rankin said...

The URL for this post is: http://www.geneamusings.com/2016/06/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html

Where Were Your Ancestors 150 Years Ago?

1. Elizabeth Richardson (1807-1872), wife of Samuel Rankin, d.1833; married 2nd Thomas McCabe,immigrant from Ireland; both Elizabeth and Thomas had 3 children from previous marriages, plus one child from their marriage. By 1866 the family was living in Beauvais, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

2. Elizabeth Laub (1788-1866), died in 1866. She was the widow of Adam Joseph Kline (1781-1844).

3. Peter Daniel (1811-1890), married Mary Cantrell Bethel (1816-1895). Peter and Mary were living in Dade County, Missouri in 1866.

4. Harris Hopper Davis (1832-1911), married Amanda Woolum (1836-1920), both born in Knox County, Kentucky. In 1865, Harris was instrumental in raising the flag on the summit of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

5. Anton "Anthony" Klump (1802-1875) came to the U.S. with his first wife, Theresa Doll. She died in 1856, and Anthony married three more times. His last marriage was to Elizabeth Harris, in 1866.

6. Mary Theresa Michael (1826-1894) was born in the U.S., daughter of a Belgian father and American mother. Her first husband, having died in 1861, she remarried to Lawrence Bailard, and they brought their younger children to California, settling in Santa Barbara County in the coastal town of Carpinteria.

7. Elvretta Phillips (1824-1900) was born in Perry County, Missouri, to James Phillips and Betsy Applegate. By 1900, she was married to her third husband, James. A. Burns. In 1866, they were living in Bois Brule Twp, Perry County, Missouri. Elvritta outlived all three husbands.

8. Minerva Horrell (1823-1901) was born in Shelby Co., Kentucky, to Bernard "Barney" Horrell and Mary "Polly" Gough. She married John Basil Manning; he died in 1857. Minerva was 43 in 1866. She died in 1901.

9. Samuel E. Rankin (1832-1914), married Ellen Kline (1844-1882). Samuel was drafted and served 41 days during the Civil War. Samuel and Ellen were both living in Perry County, Missouri in 1866.

10. Bluford Allen Daniel (1847-1930), was living in Dade County, Missouri, in 1866. He married Sophia Davis (1855-1940). Bluford was 19 in 1866 and his future wife, Sophia, was 11.

11. Ferdinand Klump (1842-1925) and Christina Doerr (1846-1929) were married on 29 August 1865, just 4 months before 1866.

12.Joel C. Thorp (1849-1905) and Margaret Catherine Manning (1851-1916), were married on 18 April 1871. In 1866, Joel was 17, Margaret was 15.

Lisa Gorrell said...

Here's mine. It's a pretty big list!
http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2016/06/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-where-were.html