Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor With Most Census Entries

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing, has another great SNGF:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) Do you know which of your ancestors appears the most times in the Census records? How many years? Are there duplicate entries?

2) Describe that ancestor's entries in the records in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook or Google+.


I am traveling around Ohio this week and am working on some research for my husband's Gorrell, Bishop, and Shotts families. That's why I've chosen Amos Gorrell Jr. as the ancestor with the most census records. He was in 9 census enumerations.

1840: as a tick mark in his father's Beaver Co, Pennsylvania household. He was one of the males under 5.

1850: Amos was 13 years old in his father's Jackson Co, Ohio household.

1860: Amos, 23 years old, was still living in his father, Amos Sr's household in Ross Co, Ohio. He had $850 worth of real estate and $160 of personal worth.

1870: Amos, 33, headed his own household in Cooper Co, Missouri with his wife, Catherine.

1880: Amos, 32, headed his Cooper Co, Missouri household.

1890: Amos was listed in the "Special Schedule: Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows," census, a veteran of the Civil War.

1890 Veteran's schedule

1900: Amos headed his household in Cooper Co, Missouri.

1910: Amos headed his household in Cooper Co, Missouri.

1920: Amos was living alone in Blackwater, Cooper Co, Missouri.

Amos died 31 Mar 1928 at the age of 91, almost making it to his tenth census!










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Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy 5th Blogiversary

Better a little late. This is my blog's 5th Anniversary which started in 2011. I'm busy this week at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and completely forgot about the anniversary! However, I am learning a lot about records for women and children and hope to report on successes in this blog in the future.



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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where Were Your Ancestors 150 Years Ago?

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings, has a wonderful meme called Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Mostly I get to it on Sunday morning.

My mission is to:

1) Determine where my ancestral families were on 25 June 1866 - 150 years ago.

2) List my ancestors, their family members, their birth and death years, and their residence location (as close as possible). Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

3) Tell all about it in my own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.

Well, I created a table with the list of ancestors. The ones shaded in blue are my paternal ancestors and the ones shaded in pink are my maternal ancestors. Interesting that the generations are so different between my maternal vs. paternal. My paternal grandmother was old enough to be the mother of my maternal grandmother.

I have no information about houses these ancestors lived in during 1866. For some, I have addresses but there are no houses there or the roads have changed name. For others, it was on a farm....Someday I may visit the small town in Germany and see if I can find the house.

Name
Relationship
Birthdate
Location in 1866
Johan Anton Hork
Great grandfather
9 Nov 1843
Oberhundem, Kreis Olpe, Westfalen
Julia Ann Sievert
Great grandmother
31 Oct 1854
Joliet, Will Co, Illinois
John H Sullivan
Great grandfather
20 Jun 1854
Co Cork, Ireland?
Anna Marie Gleeson
Great grandmother
13 Feb 1860
Richmond, Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada
Maria Catharine Troesster Hork
2x-great grandmother
25 Dec 1813
Oberhundem, Kreis Olpe, Westfalen, Prussia
Vincent Sievert
2x-great grandfather
24 Jan 1823
Joliet, Will Co, Illinois
Susanna Raduntz Sievert
2x-great grandmother
1832
Joliet, Will Co, Illinois
Jeremiah Sullivan
2x-great grandfather
1811
Co Cork, Ireland?
Mary Sheehan Sullivan
2x-great grandmother
1822
Co Cork, Ireland?
John Gleeson
2x-great grandfather
25 Feb 1825
Richmond, Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada
Margaret Tierney Gleeson
2x-great grandmother
24 Apr 1835
Richmond, Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada
John Tierney
2x-great -grandfather
1804
Fallowfield, Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada
Ann Murray Tierney
2x-great -grandmother
1813
Fallowfield, Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada
Reuben M Johnston
2x-great -grandfather
18 Apr 1841
Comanche Co, Texas
Olivia J Jones Johnston
2x-great -grandmother
22 Feb 1859
Comanche Co, Texas
Peter H Hutson
2x-great -grandfather
22 Dec 1853
Alabama? Texas?
Sarah H Selman Hutson
2x-great-grandmother
27 Sep 1858
Cherokee Co, Texas
Ebenezer Loveless
2x-great -grandfather
8 Feb 1851
Chattooga Co, Georgia
Eliza A Rodgers Loveless
3x great grandmother
May 1854
Chattooga Co, Georgia?
George W Lancaster
3x great grandfather
3 Apr 1839
Kaufman Co, Texas
Martha J Polly Lancaster
3x great grandmother
Aug 1855
Montague Co or Kaufman Co, Texas
Ellis W. Lancaster
4x great grandfather
7 Jul 1808
Kaufman Co, Texas
Elizabeth S Neel Lancaster
4x great grandmother
22 Mar 1811
Kaufman Co, Texas
Nathan H Polly
4x great grandfather
27 Jan 1820
Montague Co or Kaufman Co, Texas
Lydia M. [-?-]
4x great grandmother
24 Feb 1828
Montague Co or Kaufman Co, Texas
James M. Coor
3x great grandfather
18 Oct 1833
Copiah Co, Mississippi
Melissa A Welch Coor
3x great grandmother
8 May 1840
Copiah Co, Mississippi
Jesse Loveless
3x great grandfather
30 Nov 1806
Chattooga Co, Georgia
Elizabeth Nixon Loveless
3x great grandmother
1810
Chattooga Co, Georgia
Rebecca Waddell Rodgers
3x great grandmother
1820
Chattooga Co, Georgia
Ann Kethley Coor
4x great grandmother
1792
Copiah Co, Mississippi


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