Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Genea-Scavenger Hunt!

Randy posted tonight's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge over at Genea-Musings. Tonight's challenge is to pick a male relative who isn't a direct relative. Good choices would be a brother of an ancestor or the husband of an ancestor. You're wanting someone whose name probably wouldn't change throughout their life. Also, pick someone who was born between 1800-2000. Then, use FamilySearch to see what records come up. Tell what records you find & if you find anything new.

I chose Edward L Stewart (Aug 1879 in PA - abt 1921 in PA), a sibling to my direct ancestor Andrew McClintock Stewart. Here are the records I found:

1920 Census in Castane, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. He's a farmer, age 40, living with his wife, Pearl, who is 29. There are no children.

1910 Census in Dunnstable, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. He's 30 years old and living with his mother & father & one of their grandsons, Alexander S Lloyd. Alexander is the son of Edward's sister, Sarah, who is still living. I have not found her in the census and am not sure why she doesn't have her son with her.

1900 Census in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. He's 20 living with his parents & a younger brother & working as a farm laborer. His father is a farmer.

1880 Census in Dunstable, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. He's 9 months old - born in August. He's living with his parents & two older sisters, ages 3 & 6.

Edward L Stewart's front of WWI draft registration card (from FamilySearch)
Edward's WWI Draft Registration Card. This was a new record for me and filled in a lot of blanks including exact date of birth and middle name! It lists his full name as Edward Lawrence Stewart with a date of birth as August 10, 1879. He was of medium build and a slender build.

I'm thrilled to have found some new information and need to search for more family records in the draft registration cards.

Do we share common ancestors? I'd love to talk! Please write me at drleeds@sbcglobal.net

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