Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Which Ancestors Were Born on This Date?


Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing has a new mission for us:

1) Which of your ancestors were born on this day, 31 March? How can you find out? Tell us how you did it.

2) If you don't have an ancestor born on this date, then select another date in March and list those.

3) Share your findings in your own blog post, or in comments on this blog post, on Facebook or Google+.


I have no direct ancestors with a 31 March birthdate, but there were quite a few people in my RootsMagic database who were born on this date. I left off those who are still alive.

My Husband's Line

Elizabeth Bishop was born in 1769 to Heinrich Bischof and Catherine Schreyer and the sister to  Norman's direct ancestor, Frederick Bishop. She was likely born in Pennsylvania or Maryland. She was his third great grandaunt.

Carolina Samuelsdotter was born in 1826 in Tidersrum, Östergötland län, Sweden to Samuel Persson and Maja Stina Jonasdotter. She was the sister of Norman's third great grandaunt, Stina Maja Samuelsdotter. Stina Maja's daughter, Matilda came to the U.S. and married Per Alfred Lundquist.

Isaac Newton Gorrell was born in 1833 in Pennsylvania to Jesse Gorrell and Sophia May Forney. He was Norman's first cousin 3 times removed.

My line:

Sallie Eugenia Mathis was born in 1860 to John Wesley Mathis and Laura M. Kethley. She was my third cousin 3 times removed.

Loretta Louise Tierney was born in 1883 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada to John Tierney and Mary Ann Burrows. She was my second cousin 3 times removed.

Louisa Germaine Sievert was born in 1885 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois to Augustus Sievert and Martha Streich. She was my second cousin 2 times removed.


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