Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Ancestor You Most Admire

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 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!):

Write a story using the phrase "ancestor I most admire" in 100 words.  [Hint:  If you write it in a word processor, you can use Tools > Word Count (or similar) to count words]

2)  Share the story with all of us by writing your own blog post, writing a comment on this blog post, or put it in a Google Plus Stream or Facebook Status or Note.  Please leave a comment on this post so others can find it.

Here's mine:

Isaac Seaver (1823-1901), my second great-grandfather, is the ancestor I most admire. Isaac grew up in Westminster, Mass, and his father, Benjamin, died when he was almost two years old. He married Juliet Glazier, but she died in 1847 in childbirth, leaving one child. Isaac married Lucretia Smith in 1851 and they had four children. Isaac was a blacksmith, enlisted in the Massachusetts Volunteers in 1864 and served during the Civil War. Lucretia died in 1884, and Isaac married Alvina Lewis in 1888. He died in Leominster, Mass. in 1901. Isaac overcame many life challenges, persevered and was a successful man.

100 words exactly.  


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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my favorite - Johannes Jensen.