Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Happened on Your Mother's Birthdate?

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has a fun exercise he asks others to do along with him on Saturday nights. Tonight's fun is to write about what happened on the day our mother was born. We are to answer these questions:
  • What day of the week was your Mother born? Tell us how you found out.
  • What has happened in recorded history on your Mother's birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.
  • What famous people have been born on your Mother's birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
  • Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook or Google+.
My mother, Lela Nell Johnston, was born on 21 August 1934. That was a Tuesday. I found it on a website called "What Day of the Week?"

Historical events that happened on that date in history [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_21]:
Famous people born on this day:
Here is my post.

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, Mam-ma's Southern Family

Monday, May 12, 2014

6 Generations of My Maternal Line

I saw a posting on Google+ from my friend Sheri Fenley where she posted a 6 generation maternal line and she said she got the idea from Lorine McGinnis at the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog, 6 generations of her maternal line.

My first thought was I don't have photos of six generations on my maternal side, but then upon checking, I decided that I do, as long as I include my two daughters.

6 generation maternal line
Eliza Rogers, Lela Ann Loveless, Pansy Louise Lancaster,
Lela Nell Johnston, me, my two daughters
Eliza A Rogers was born May 1854 in South Carolina. She married Ebenezer Loveless 19 Mar 1871 in Chattooga Co, Georgia.

Lela Ann Loveless was born 2 Apr 1896 in Faulkner Co, Arkansas. She married George Warren Lancaster 15 Dec 1912 in Erath Co, Texas.

Pansy Louise Lancaster was born 19 Nov 1913 in Erath Co, Texas. She married Tom J. Johnston 15 Dec 1933 in Comanche Co, Texas.

Lela Nell Johnston was born 21 Aug 1934 in Erath Co, Texas. She married William J Hork 19 Apr 1953 in Concord, Contra Costa Co, California.

I was born of this marriage. And my two children born of the marriage with my husband.  So that makes 6 generations!

Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, Mam-ma's Southern Family