Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Maternal Grandfather's Matrilineal Line

It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1) What was your mother's father's full name?

2) What is your mother's father's matrilineal line? That is, his mother's mother's mother's ... back to the most distant female ancestor in that line.  Provide her ahnentafel number (relative to you), and her birth and death years and places.

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, or in a Comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please put a link to your post in Comments here.

Here's mine:

1)  My maternal grandfather was #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976).

2)  Lyle's mother was #13 Abbey Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944), who married Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946).  Abbey was born in Wisconsin, married in Kansas, and died in California at age 82.

*  Abbey's mother was  #27 Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931) who married Devier J. Smith (1839-1894).  Abigail was born in New York, married in Wisconsin, and died in California at age 87.

*  Abigail's mother was #55 Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1882) who married Samuel Vaux (1816-1880).  Mary Ann was born in New York, married in New York, and died in Kansas at age 67.

*  Mary Ann's mother was #111 Mary "Polly" Metcalf (1780-1855) who married Amos Underhill (1772-1865).  Mary was born in New Hampshire, married in New Hampshire, and died in New York at age 75.

*  Mary's mother was #223 Jerusha --?-- (ca 1750-1817) who married Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816).  Jerusha was born in ???? (perhaps New Hampshire?), married in New Hampshire, and died in New Hampshire at age about 67.  

I note that every one of them besides Jerusha moved west during their lifetime!  All of those listed were, I am sure, hardy, hard working, and competent women and mothers.  

Jerusha --?-- is still one of my elusive ancestors.  Some trees say that she was a Chandler, but I have no evidence that this is the case.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I did not go back as far as Randy. My mother's ancestry is all southern. Some lines go back and some don't.

Tex said...

This will not take long. :-) My entangled Germans from Russia Mennonites who immigrated 1874

My maternal grandfather was Elmer D. Unruh (1908-1998)
His mother was Matilda Amanda Buller, b. 1886 in Harvey Co., KS; died 1933 in Beaver Co., OK
she married John B. Unruh 1904 in Garfield Co., OK
Her mother was Else Jantz, aka Elizabeth Johnson b. 1862 in Ostrog, Poland; died 1912 in
Alflafa Co., OK: married Jacob Peter Buller 1880 in KS
Else's mother was Helena Nachtigal/Nightengale, b. 1824 in Volhynia, Russia; died 1893
McPherson Co., KS: married Johann/John T. Jantz

Melinda said...

Mine are all in Baltimore, MD, going back to when they immigrated there from Germany. My knowledge of the line unfortunately ends there.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's mine!

Liz said...

Here's mine!

Thanks, Randy, for presenting this topic this week, which led me to add a generation to my family tree!

Under the nut tree said...

Awesome Post!
Here's mine!

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine.

Lacie said...

My maternal ancestors were primarily from New England. My post.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my link: This line leads to one of my toughest brick walls!

Dona said...

Mine's a bit short, as I'm stuck...
Maternal grandfather: Leon Henry Doty (1889–1947) of Glens Falls, NY, son of
Mary Elizabeth Baldwin (1864–1932) of Glens Falls, daughter of
Eliza Mombleau (1844–1918) of Quebec and Glens Falls, NY, daughter of
Elizabeth — (1815–?) of Quebec and Glens Falls, NY.

Teresa said...

Here's mine - though it's Monday morning genealogy fun for me - as always, these post seem to take longer than I expect they will!