Saturday, March 11, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - 100 Word Genealogy Challenge - An Ancestor I'd Like to Meet

 Hey genea-folks, 

it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!


Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

This SNGF is based on the 100 Word Challenge ( that school children are participating in around the world.  They are given a word or phrase to write a story about in one hundred words.

2)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,an ancestor I would like to meet..." in 100 words. Why would you like to meet him/her? [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 Facebook post.  Please leave a comment on this post so others can find it.

Here's mine:

An ancestor I would like to meet is my 4th great-grandfather Isaac Lanfear (1777-1851), the son of Latham and Anna (Wilbur) Lanphere. He married Rosina Laun in 1807 in Claverack, New York and resided in Lorraine, New York.  They had 11 children. Isaac volunteered in 1812 in the War of 1812, and was discharged in 1814. He has a War of 1812 pension file. I would ask him about his grandchild, Devier J. Lanphear (1839-1894), who was adopted by Ranslow and Mary Smith in about 1840. I don’t know which of Isaac’s children was Devier’s parent, but Isaac likely knew.


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