Sunday, July 17, 2011


This week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
is, as usual, interesting:

Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places).  [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your software for this.]

2)  Determine the countries (or states) that these ancestors lived in at their birth and at their death.

3)  For extra credit, go make a "Heritage Pie" chart for the country of origin (birth place) for these 16 ancestors. [Hint: you could use the  chart generator from Kid Zone for this.] [Note: Thank you to Sheri Fenley for the "Heritage Pie" chart idea.]

4.  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook or google+.

So, here is what I know about my 16 "great greats":

       Jonathan Phelps WEST  was born on 16 Jan 1834 in Letter B Plantation (now Upton), Me.. He died on 8 Jul 1917 in Upton, Oxford,  Me.. He was buried in Upton Cem. He married Louisa Almata RICHARDSON on 31 Jan 1865.

       Louisa Almata RICHARDSON  was born on 23 Jun 1837 in Wilton, Franklin  Me. She died on 4 Oct 1925 in Upton,  Oxford, Me. She was buried in Upton Cemetery.

     Asa Freeman ELLINGWOOD  was born on 4 Apr 1828 in Milan Hill, Coos, N.H.. He died on 11 Mar 1921 in North Paris, Oxford, Me.. He was buried in Wayside Cemetery,West Paris,Oxford, Me. He married Florilla DUNHAM on 22 Aug 1850 in Woodstock, Oxford,  Me..

     Florilla DUNHAM  was born on 29 Aug 1832 in North Paris, Me.. She died on 21 Feb 1917 in  Paris, Oxford, Me. She was buried in Wayside Cemetery,West Paris,Oxford, Me.

    Nathaniel S. BARKER  was born on 13 Mar 1830 in Newry, Oxford, Me. He died on 20 Mar 1884. in  Albany, Oxford. Me. He was buried in Woodland Cemetary, Bethel, Oxford, Me. He married Elizabeth COBURN.

   Elizabeth COBURN  was born on 10 Aug 1842 in Me. She died on 15 Nov 1904 in Albany Oxford, Me. She was buried in Songo Cemetery Bethel,  Oxford, Me.

  Amos Hasting BARKER  was born on 19 Nov 1828 in Rumford, Oxford, Me. He died on 5 Nov 1907 in Bethel, Oxford, Me. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Bethel, Oxfor,d Me. He married Betsey Jane MOORE.

  Betsey Jane MOORE  was born on 16 Aug 1842 in Waterford, Oxford, Me.. She died on 12 Mar 1924 in Newry, Oxford, Me..

  Patrick WHITE  was born in 1848 in Ireland. He died in Ma. He married Mary POWERS on 15 May 1870 in Boston, Suffolk, Ma .

  Mary POWERS  was born in 1848 in Nova Scotia, Canada She died in Massachusetts

 Charles J. OFFINGER  was born in 1848 in Wurtemburg, Germany. He died on 17 Jul 1881 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Ma. He married Johanna C. Luick on 11 Sep 1870 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Ma.

  Johanna C. Luick  was born in May 1844 in Wurtemburg, Germany . She died on 14 Aug 1908 in Boston, Suffolk, Ma..  The cause of death was Cancer.

 Michael MCFARLAND .Michael married Nora. He was born and died in Ireland.

  Nora .(LNU)  was born and died in Ireland

  Patrick KELLEY  was born in 1829 in Roscommon, Ireland. He died on 19 Dec 1886 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He married Anne BYRNE.

  Anne BYRNE  was born in 1831 in Ireland. She died on 9 Jul 1900 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

As you can see, most of my great greats were born in the USA. That would be my
Dad's side of the family.  My Mom's side is mostly Irish with two Germans and
one lonely Canadian.

Thanks Randy for a fascinating exercise!

And thanks to Don MacLean for the inspiration for my title!

1 comment:

Kathy Reed said...

This was a really fun challenge. I took part in it, too.