Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Paternal 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)  Who is in your paternal grandfather's matrilineal line (i.e., the mother of your paternal grandfather, and her mother, etc.)

2)  Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note.

Here's mine:

*  My paternal grandfather was Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942).

*  His mother was Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920), who married Frank W. Seaver (1851-1922) in 1874 in Keene, New Hampshire.

*  Her mother was Sophia  Newton (1834-1923), who married Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852 in Northborough, Massachusetts.

*  Her mother was Sophia Buck (1797-1883), who married Lambert Brigham (1794-1834) in 1817 in Sterling, Massachusetts.

*  Her mother was Martha Phillips (1767-c1830) who married Isaac Buck (1757-1846) in 1780 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

*  Her mother was Hannah Brown (c1725-b1774), who married John Phillips (1722-b1800) in 1749 in  Southborough, Massachusetts.

And there this line ends.  I do not know the parents of Hannah Brown who married John Phillips in Southborough, Massachusetts in 1749.  I have searched many Brown families in Worcester and Middlesex counties  in the 1700-1780 time frame without any success. 


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  1. Here's mine. I don't go back very far in German records.

  2. Mine is short but sweet!

  3. Here's mine:

    I can only go back 3 generations past my grandfather.

    Great topic, Randy.


  4. Charles Albert Wallace 1883 WY (on the way to Oregon from KY)--1961 OR
    Melissa Rosina McClelland (1849 VA—1932 OR) m. Richard Parks Wallace
    Elizabeth Donalson (1820 VA—1899 OR) m. Robeson G. McClelland
    Jane Cox (1792 VA--~1860 KY) m. Rev. James Donalson
    Rebeckah Dunn (~1762 VA--~1840 VA) m. John Cox
    Prudence Freeman (1754 VA—1815 KY) m. John Dunn
    Pheobe Stokes (~1719 VA --~1776 VA) m. Josiah Freeman
    (I'm still working on the proof for her)

  5. Here is my short line:

  6. No point making a blog post out of this one. My paternal grandfather’s mother was Mae Eve Thorp, her mother was Catherine Dorsey and there the line ends. Catherine’s mother’s name may have been Mary (as per her death cert), but these are all Ireland records and I have never found the family. Color me sad :(

  7. Always nice to look and remember how much more I have to do.

    Here's Mine:

    I was able to bring it back to my 4th Great-grandmother:
    Syrena Meadows (1815-___)