Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Genealogy Fun - 16 Great-Great-Grands

Carrie at Under the Nut Tree Genealogy participated in an 'old' Saturday Night Genealogy Fun posted at Genea-Musings by Randy. The title is "Your 16 Great-Great-Grands." I thought it sounded like a great activity, so I'm going to participate, too.

Here are the steps:
  1. List your 16 great-great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.
  2. Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.
  3. Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 - 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate).
  4. If you don't know all 16 of your great-great-grandparents, then do it for the last full generation you have.
  5. Write your own blog post, or make a comment on Facebook or in this post.
My results:
  1. Alexander STEWART (1852-1922) born in Pennsylvania - mixture of German/Irish/French
  2. Catharine Jane McCLINTOCK/McCLINTICK (1852-1929) born in Pennsylvania - some German
  3. Augustus L MERRILL (1848-1920) born in Pennsylvania - unknown
  4. Sarah Jane EASTWOOD (1848-1923) born in England - English
  5. Charles PETERS (1847-1910) born in Germany - German
  6. Guntherine Fredericka WERTHER (1847-1888) born in Germany - German
  7. Josiah Randolph COPPENBARGER (1844-1934) born in Illinois - primarily German
  8. Elizabeth BENNETT (1849-1914) born in Missouri - unknown
  9. Rheinhard KAECHLE (1844-1900) born in Germany - German
  10. Mary Magdalena "Lena" KARBACH/KOERBACH (1848-1938) born in Germany - German
  11. Francis "Frank" ADAM (1826-1902) born in Germany - German
  12. Francesca "Frances" HOLTHOEFER (1833-1907) born in Germany - German
  13. James B DICKSON (1840-1902) born in Tennessee - unknown
  14. Elizabeth Ann BOYERS (1842-1882) born in Mississippi - unknown
  15. Reuben Houston WARD (1859-1906) born in Tennessee - unknown
  16. Sallie Harried DICKSON (1860-1960) born in Tennessee - unknown
My "nationalities" from my great-great-grandparent are:
7 German
1 English
8 unknown (with a little more German, Irish & French thrown in).

My calculated percentages are:
44% German
6% English
50 % unknown (with a small portion of that being Irish & French)

Strangely, my DNA results show:
35% Scandinavian (which could include German)
30% Irish (which could include French & English)
20% Western European (which could include German & English)
10% Italy/Greece (which could include French)

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

1 comment:

  1. What a fun challenge- glad you did it too! I actually learned a lot doing it also--- also found out that I have some more work to do! :) Great post!


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