Saturday, September 19, 2009


It's time for Randy Seaver's "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun" over at his Genea-Musings
blog. This is this week's challenge:

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

1) How old is your father now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this
number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the
person with that number in your ahnentafel. Who is that person?

3) Tell us three facts about that person with the "roulette number."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook note or comment, or
as a comment on this blog post.

Alright, then:

1) Dad was born in 1924, which would make him 85 if he were still living today.
85 divided by 4=21.25. which rounds off to 22.

2) Person No. 22 on my Ahnentafel chart is my maternal great great grandfather
Amos Hastings Barker. He was born on 19Nov 1828 in Rumford, Me. and
his parents were Nathaniel Barker and Huldah Hastings. He was married
to Betsy Jane Moore (date unknown) and died on 7Nov 1907.

Three Facts:
1) On the 1900 Federal Census for Albany, Oxford, Me. he was 72 and his
occupation was listed as Farmer.

2)He also went by the name Hastings A. Barker, which is how he is listed on the
1880 census. Probably he did this because there were other Amos Barkers in the
same region.

3) He and his wife were the parents of 12 children.

Obviously there's a lot of things I don't know about Amos H. But I look forward to
learning more about him.

4) And this blog post takes care of the 4th step!

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