Saturday, September 30, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Top End-of-Line Ancestors

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  Show us your pedigree (or fan) chart.  Who are your end-of-line ancestors?  Describe the top 5 or 10 of them.

2)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine (fan chart for 8 generations from RootsMagic):

My Top 11 end-of-line ancestors are:

*  2nd great-grandfather Devier James Lamphier Smith (1839-1894) - born a Lamphier/Lanfear and adopted by Ranslow and Mary Smith in Jefferson County, New York as a small child.  I know who his Lanfear grandparents are, but I don't know the names of his father and mother.

*  3rd great-grandmother Sarah Fletcher (1802-b1850) - I have only a Bible record with her name.  She was married to Abraham Kemp in 1821 in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.

*  3rd great-grandfather William Knapp (1775-1856) - born in 1775 in Dutchess or Westchester County, New York.  Married to Sarah Cutter in 1804 in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Many trees say his parents were Shubael and Rebecca (Mead) Knapp, who married in 1783.

*  3rd great-grandmother Mrs. Cornelius Feather (c1785-c1830) - married Cornelius Feather before 1804, perhaps in Trumbull County, Ohio.  They eventually settled in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

*  4th great-grandfather Philip Row (1752-1817) - married in 1772 to Maria/Mary Smith in New Jersey.  Some trees say his parents were Johannes and Catherine (Loscher) Rau of Dutchess County, New York.  

*  4th great-grandmother Maria/Mary Smith (1750-1843) - married in 1772 to Philip Row in New Jersey.  

*  4th great-grandmother Mary Palmer (1790-1845) - married in 1808 to James Vaux in South Petherton, Somerset, England, and migrated to Erie County, New York in the 1830s.  

*  4th great-grandmother Ann Warren (1764-????) - married in 1788 to John Hill in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.  Some trees say her parents were William and Mary (Nott) Warren of Devonshire, England.

*  4th great-grandmother Hannah Smith (1768-1827) - married in 1789 to Josiah Sawtell in Amherst, Massachusetts, settled in Brookline, New Hampshire and Townsend, Massachusetts.

*  5th great-grandmother Katreen --?-- (1755-1792) - married in 1775 to Abraham Dafoe, a Loyalist.  Settled in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada.  Some trees say that her parents were John and Christina (Loyst) Diamond who married in 1782.

*  5th great-grandmother Jerusha --?-- (c1750-1817) - married in 1770 to Burgess Metcalf in New Hampshire, settled in Piermont, New Hampshire.  Some trees say she was a Chandler.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Found time on my vacation to do this.

ByAPearl said...

I have lots of brick walls in my fan chart!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my fan chart:

Janice M. Sellers said...

Better late than never? Finally sat down and figured out my answers for this.