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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  Thinking about your direct ancestors back through 2nd great-grandparents – in other words, ancestors #2 to #31 on your pedigree chart – how many children did they have?  How many lived long enough to marry?  How many died before age 10?
2)  Tell us all about it in a blog post of your own, in comments on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.  Be sure to link to them in a comment on this blog post.

#4-5: Leon Russel Crawford (1894-1976) and Winnie Letha Currey (1903-1992) – had three children, 2 males and 1 female with only 1 male who married

#6-7: Edward Osmond Briles (1891-1956) and Pauline Edith Mentzer (1896-1984) – had five children with 1 male dying young and 1 male and 3 female marrying

#8-9: Judson Foster Crawford (1866-1949) and Josie Winifred Hammond (1874-1954) – had 7 children with 1 male dying as a young adult and 2 males and 4 females marrying

#10-11: Hiram Miles Currey (1866-1943) and Winnie Mae Hutchinson (1871-1913) – had 9 children with 3 males dying young and 2 males and 4 females marrying

#12-13: Edward Grant Briles (1869-1951) and Frances Artlissa Ricketts (1868-1947) – had 4 children, 2 males and 2 females, who all married

#14-15: Charles Oliver Mentzer (1869-1955) and Nettie Adell Wells (1873-1939) had 5 children, 3 males and 2 females, who all married

#16-17: Washington Marion Crawford (1838-1889) and Mary Foster (1842-1929) had 5 children with 1 daughter dying in her teens and 2 males and 2 females reaching adulthood and marrying

#18-19: Richmond Fisk Hammond (1840-1928) and Sarah Ellen Ralston (1849-1892) – had 9 children with 4 males dying young, 1 unmarried adult male, 1 married adult male and 3 married adult females.

#20-21: Hiram M Currey (1835-1901) and Angelina Jane Burke (1836-1901) has 10 children with 2 males dying young, 4 married males and 4 married females.

#22-23: Albert Hutchinson (1838-1896) and Julia Harding (1840-1892) – had 10 children with 3 males and 1 female dying young along with 3 married males and 3 married females

#24-25: Noah Washington Briles (1840-1879) and Sarah Jane Thompson (1843-1930) – had two children, a male and a female, both of whom married

#26-27 James Marshall Ricketts (1847-1920) and Rachel Elmeda Christy (1845-1927) – had 8 children with 2 females dying young, 2 married males and 4 married females.

#28-29: George Mentzer (1838-1912) and Emeline Minnick (1848-1927) had 8 children with 6 married males and 2 married females

#30-31: Thurston Kennedy Wells (1821-1893) and Salome Adell Crandall (1836-1893) had 4 children with a male and a female dying young and 2 married females

From my 2nd great-grandparents, I have 41 potential DNA lines where I need to track descendants.

One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

  1. You have lots of potential branches on the family tree to find new cousins and information. However, with 17 children who died young, your ancestors lost a fair number of their sons and daughters. It was a sad fact of life.

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