Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestral Name Roulette

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) What year was your paternal grandfather born?  Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ahnentafel"). Who is that person?

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.

5) If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then spin the wheel again - pick a grandmother, or yourself, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!

Here's mine:  

1)  My paternal grandfather, Frederick Walton Seaver,  was born in 1876.  Divided by 100, that makes 18.76, rounded up to 19.

2)  Number 19 on my ancestral name list is Julia White (1848-1913), daughter of Henry and Amy (Oatley) White, who married Thomas Richmond in 1868.

3)  Three facts about Julia White;

*  She went by the name "Juliett" for some reason...the early records all say "Julia."  Was this an affectation after Romeo and Juliet?

*  One of her ancestors was Peregrine White (1620-1704), a 7th-great-grandfather and the first baby born in Plymouth Colony.  My grandmother said that Juliett was very proud of that.

*  Juliett (White) Richmond was a faithful communicant at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church in Putnam, Connecticut.  I have a newspaper clipping that mentions a Bible that honors her in the church (probably donated in 1914):

"The Women's Auxiliary (of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Putnam CT) will meet with Mrs. George L. Padgett, 87 Fremont street, Thursday afternoon, April 16.

"On Easter morning was used for the first time the lecture Bible, given in memory of Juliett (White) Richmond, late wife of Thomas Richmond, Lay Chairman of the Executive Committee.  The book is according to the American Revised Version, the most accurate translation ever made into any language, and recently authorized for use in the Church.  It is bound in full leather, purple in color, with the inscription in gilt on the front cover.  Mrs. Richmond was a faithful communicant of St. Philip's, constant in attendance at services, and active in the work of the church."

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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine, Randy. That was fun.

Elizabeth Handler said...

Thanks, Randy, for giving me an excuse to write about this particular great great grandmother at From Maine to Kentucky.

Missy/Bayside Research said...

Here's mine -- thanks, Randy! I learned something new tonight!

Judy G. Russell said...

Good one, Randy! My #19 was my 2nd great grandmother Auguste Wilhelmina Zimmermann.

My facts:

1. She was born c1840, the second daughter of Johann Gottfried Zimmermann, a carpenter and resident of Bad Köstritz, Thüringen, Germany.

2. She married Johann Christoph Gustav Graumüller, son of Johann Christoph Graumüller and Augustine [-M?-] Graumüller, on 31 May 1852 at Bad Köstritz.

3. Her death date is unknown, but she was still alive in 1907. Her daughter Anna listed her mother (residing at Anger 2, Kostritz) as her contact in Germany on the ship passenger registry for the SS Pretoria, which landed at New York on 10 August 1907.