Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Birth Order

Hey, genealogy readers and champions - it's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Pick one of your ancestral lines - any one - patrilineal, matrilineal, zigzag, from a famous ancestor, etc.  Pick a long one if you can.

2)  Tell us which position in the birth order that your ancestor was in each generation.  For example "third child, first son."  Also list how many children were born to these parents.

3)  Share your Birth Order work with us on your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, in a comment on Facebook, etc.

Here's mine:

1.  Randall J. Seaver (1943-....) - first child, first son of Frederick and Betty (Carringer) Seaver (3 sons)
2.  Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983) - fifth child, second son of Frederick W. and Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (3 sons, 4 daughters)
3.  Frederick W. Seaver (1876-1942) - first child, first son of Frank W. and Hattie (Hildreth) Seaver (3 sons)
4.  Frank W. Seaver (1852-1922) - first child, first son of Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver (2 sons, 2 daughters)
5.  Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) - third child, first son of Benjamin and Abigail (Gates) Seaver (2 sons, 2 daughters)
6.  Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) - fourth child, second son of Benjamin and Martha (Whitney) Seaver (4 sons, 6 daughters)
7.  Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) - second child, first son of Norman and Sarah (Read) Seaver (8 sons, 5 daughters)
8.  Norman Seaver (1734-1787) - fourth child, third son of Robert and Eunice (Rayment) Seaver (7 sons, 2 daughters)
9.  Robert Seaver (1702-1752) - first child, first son of Joseph and Mary (Read) Seaver (2 sons, 4 daughters)
10.  Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) - second child, second son of Shubael and Hannah (Wilson) Seaver (3 sons, 3 daughters)
11.  Shubael Seaver (1640-1739) - first child, first son of Robert and Elizabeth (Ballard) Seaver (4 sons, 3 daughters)

One of the interesting facts about this particular line is that every one of the males in this line was the oldest son that had children (some older sons died, and some were single without children).

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Hey Randy, here is my contribution.