Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - How Many Presidents?

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)  Which U.S. Presidents have held the office in your lifetime?  Your parents lifetimes?  Your grandparents lifetimes?  How many generations do you need to cover all of them?

2)  A list of the U.S. Presidents is in http://www.presidentsusa.net/presvplist.html to help you out.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post. 

Here's mine:


a)  My life (1943-????) - Randall J. Seaver - 14 of them:

*  #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt
*  #33  Harry Truman
*  #34  Dwight D. Eisenhower
*  #35  John F. Kennedy
*  #36  Lyndon B. Johnson
*  #37  Richard M. Nixon
*  #38  Gerald R. Ford
*  #39  James E. Carter
*  #40  Ronald Reagan

*  #41  George H. W. Bush
*  #42  William J. Clinton
*  #43  George W. Bush
*  #44  Barack H. Obama
*  #45  Donald J. Trump

b)  My father's life (1911-1983) - Frederick W. Seaver - 14 of them:

*  #27  William H. Taft
*  #28  Woodrow W. Wilson
*  #29  Warren G. Harding
*  #30  Calvin Coolidge
*  #31  Herbert Hoover
*  #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt
*  #33  Harry Truman
*  #34  Dwight D. Eisenhower
*  #35  John F. Kennedy
*  #36  Lyndon B. Johnson
*  #37  Richard M. Nixon
*  #38  Gerald R. Ford
*  #39  James E. Carter
*  #40  Ronald Reagan

c)  My mother's life (1919-2002) Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver - 16 of them:

*  #28  Woodrow W. Wilson
*  #29  Warren G. Harding
*  #30  Calvin Coolidge
*  #31  Herbert Hoover
*  #32  Franklin D. Roosevelt
*  #33  Harry Truman
*  #34  Dwight D. Eisenhower
*  #35  John F. Kennedy
*  #36  Lyndon B. Johnson
*  #37  Richard M. Nixon
*  #38  Gerald R. Ford
*  #39  James E. Carter
*  #40  Ronald Reagan
*  #41  George H. W. Bush
*  #42  William J. Clinton
*  #43  George W. Bush

d)  My maternal grandfather's life (1891-1976) Lyle L. Carringer - 17 of them:

*  #23  Benjamin Harrison
*  #24  Grover Cleveland 
*  #25  William McKinley
*  #26  Theodore Roosevelt
*  #27  William H. Taft
*  #28  Woodrow W. Wilson
*  #29  Warren G. Harding
*  #30  Calvin Coolidge
*  #31  Herbert Hoover
*  #32  Franklin D. Roosevelt
*  #33  Harry Truman
*  #34  Dwight D. Eisenhower
*  #35  John F. Kennedy
*  #36  Lyndon B. Johnson
*  #37  Richard M. Nixon
*  #38  Gerald R. Ford
*  #39  James E. Carter

e)  My maternal great-grandfather's life - Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) - 20 of them:

*  #14  Franklin Pierce
*  #15  James Buchanan
*  #16  Abraham Lincoln
*  #17  Andrew Johnson
*  #18  Ulysses S. Grant
*  #19  Rutherford B. Hayes
*  #20  James A. Garfield
*  #21  Chester Arthur
*  #22  Grover Cleveland
*  #23  Benjamin Harrison
*  #24  Grover Cleveland 
*  #25  William McKinley
*  #26  Theodore Roosevelt
*  #27  William H. Taft
*  #28  Woodrow W. Wilson
*  #29  Warren G. Harding
*  #30  Calvin Coolidge
*  #31  Herbert Hoover
*  #32  Franklin D. Roosevelt
*  #33  Harry Truman

In the four generations back to my great-grandfather, whom I met as a child, we can cover 32 U.S. Presidents.  

If I go back five generations from me (to 3rd great-grandfather Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)), I can cover all 45 U.S. Presidents.  


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9 comments:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Sounds like fun. I'm going to check that out!

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine. Since I'm from Australia, I also included Australian Prime Ministers.
https://loiswillis.blog/2017/01/22/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-how-many-presidents-and-prime-ministers/

Mel said...

Here is my post for this week:
http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2017/01/sngf-the-presidents-in-our-lifetime/

Janice Sellers said...

Here's my contribution:

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2017/01/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-how-many.html

Linda Stufflebean said...

My 2X great grandfather Charles Stewart topped my list at http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2017/01/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-how-many-presidents/

Pam Carter said...

Here is my contribution:
http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2017/01/how-many-presidents-saturday-night.html

Thanks for the fun prompt!

Barb Matulich said...

Here is mine! Had to get to a 4xGreat-Grandparent before we got to Washington.

https://relativeshisandhers.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/us-presidents-how-many-in-a-lifetime/

Suzanne McClendon said...

This was a fun post to work on. :)

I have put my post in two places, my original PS Annie! blog and PS Annie! #2, which is more like what I intended PS Annie! to be from the start, primarily about genealogy.

Have a blessed week!

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