Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Zigzag Ancestor Lines

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!):


1)  What is your father's Zigzag Ancestor line (NOTE: I just made that up...}?  In other words, your father's mother's father's mother's etc. line back as far as you can go.


2)  Tell us in your own blog post (and drop a link here in a comment), or on Facebook with your response.
Here's my Zigzag line through my father:

1)  My father was Frederick Walton Seaver Jr. (1911-1983) of Leominster, Mass. and San Diego, Calif..

2)  His mother was Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) of Killingly, Conn. and Leominster, Mass..

3)  Her father was Thomas Richmond (1848-1917), of Hilperton, Wiltshire and Killingly, Conn.

4)  His mother was Hannah Rich (1824-1911), of Hilperton, Witshire and Putnam, Conn.

5)  Her father was John Rich (1789-1868) of Hilperton, Wiltshire.  

6)  His mother was Mary --?-- (1766-????) of Hilperton, Wiltshire.

I don't know who Mary's father was.

So my father's Zigzag goes back only six generations.  

My Zigzag line through my mother is:

1)  My mother was Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) of San Diego, Calif.

2)  her father was Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) of San Diego, Calif.

3)  His mother was Abbie Ardelle Smith (1862-1944) of Rolling Prairie, Wis. and San Diego, Calif.

4)  Her father was Devier James Lamphere Smith (1839-1894) of Jefferson county, New York, Rolling Prairie, Wis., and McCook, Nebr..

I don't know who his mother was, since he was adopted as a young child.  I could continue with his adoptive mother, Mary Bell (1805-1865) for three more generations.

Well, that was fun, I guess.  Frustrating too, because I'm missing 5th great-grandparents in the Seaver line, and 3rd great-grandparents in the Carringer line.

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5 comments:

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine
https://loiswillis.blog/2018/11/04/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-your-zigzag-ancestor-lines/

Janice Sellers said...

Here's mine!

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2018/11/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-zigzag.html

Lisa Gorrell said...

Here is mine from New York City early Sunday morning (just past midnight).

https://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2018/11/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

Linda Stufflebean said...

If I could have zagged where I zigged, I would have hit my colonial lines! https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2018/11/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-18/

Matthew Miller said...

My zig-zag lines are among my shortest lines. Zigging where I zagged at almost any level would have gotten significantly further back. Here's mine:
https://matthewkmiller.blogspot.com/2018/11/your-zig-zag-ancestral-line-challenge.html