Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Where Were My Ancestors 150 Years Ago?

Randy Seaver’s instructions for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun are:
1) Determine where your ancestral families were on 1 January 1863 - 150 years ago.
2) List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible). Do you have a photograph of their residence, and does the residence still exist? How many do you have in each generation living in January 1863?
3) Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.
So here is my post about my ancestors, starting with my father’s side. I will ignore my husband’s side of the family.

On my father’s side:

My 2nd great-grandfather, Johan Anton Hork (1843-1906) was living in Oberhundem, Kreis Olpe, Westfalia (Germany).  His mother, Maria Catharine Trösster Hork (1813-1874) was still alive as well.

My 2nd great-grandmother, Julia Ann Sievert (1854-1928) was living with her parents, Vincent Sievert (1823-1890) and Susanna Raduntz Sievert (1832-1911) in Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA.

My 2nd great-grandfather, John H. Sullivan (1854-1932) was living either in Eyeries Parish, County Cork, Ireland, or somewhere in the United States.  The same is probably true for his parents, Jeremiah Sullivan (1811-1888) and Mary Sheehan Sullivan (1832-1892). I have not yet found a ship list with this family on it.

My 2nd great-grandmother, Anna Marie Gleeson (1860-1912) was living in Richmond, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada with her father, John Gleeson (1835-1915) and her mother Margaret Tierney Gleeson (1835-1920).  Margaret Tierney’s parents, my 4th great-grandparents, John Tierney (1832-1891) and Ann Murray Tierney (1832-1899) were also living in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada in a community called Nepean.

On my mother’s side:

My 3rd great-grandfather, Ruben Mack Johnston (1841-1924) was living in Oakland, Yalobusha County, Mississippi in 1860 with his parents Samuel Johnston (1816-bef 1870) and Elizabeth McCormack (1814-1891).  By 1870, he was living with his first wife, Catharine Skull (not my line). I have no marriage for them so not sure when they married. Their oldest son born about 1865.   

My 3rd great-grandmother, Olivia Jane Jones (1859-1914) was living with her parents, Benjamin W. Jones (1822-aft 1860) and Amanda A. Haley Jones (1827-1904) probably in Rankin County, Mississippi, at least that was where they were living in 1860. Benjamin W. Jones was killed in the Civil War but no known date of death has been found yet.

My 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Hayden Hutson (1853-1930) was living with his parents, Robert Hutson (1821-??) and Amanda Davis Hutson (1826-??) probably in Salacoa, Cherokee County, Georgia. His parents were last seen in the 1860 census. No 1870 census has been found for Peter.

My 3rd great-grandmother, Sarah Helena Selman (1858-1916) was living with her parents, Greenlee Bean Selman (1820-1888) and Amanda Deborah Oldham Selman (1822-1880) in perhaps Cherokee County, Texas.  Greenlee Selman’s parents, Benjamin F. Selman (1795-1873) and Sarah Bean Selman (1798-1868) were also living in Cherokee Co, Texas.

My 3rd great-grandfather, A. Ebenezer Loveless (1851-1929) was living with his parents, Jesse Loveless (1806-1873) and Elizabeth Nixon Loveless (1810-bef 1880) in Cass County (now Chattooga Co) Georgia.

My 3rd great-grandmother, Eliza A. Rogers (1854-1907) was living with her parents, David Rogers (1818-??) and Rebecca Waddell (1840-??) in Chattooga County, Georgia.

My 4th great-grandfather, George Wilson Lancaster (1839-1919) was probably living with his parents, Ellis W. Lancaster (1810-1866) and Elizabeth S. Neel (1811-1881) in Kaufman County, Texas.

My 5th great-grandmother, Martha Jane Polly (1855-1932) was living with her parents, Nathan H.O. Polly (1820-1902) and Lydia Margaret ?? (1828-1912) probably in Montague County, Texas where they were in 1860.

My 4th great-grandfather, James Madison Coor (1833-1890) was living in Copiah County, Mississippi with his wife, Melissa Ann Welch Coor (1840-1876).  His mother, Ann Kethley Coor (1792-1872) also lived in Copiah County, Mississippi.  Melissa’s father, Dempsey Welch (1798-1864) also lived in Copiah County, Mississippi.

So the countdown:
4 (four) 2nd great-grandparents (Germany, Ireland, Illinois & Canada)
13 (thirteen) 3rd great-grandparents (Germany, Canada, Ireland, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas)
17 (seventeen) 4th great-grandparents (Canada, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas)
7 (seven) 5th great-grandparents (Mississippi, Texas)
2 (two) 6th great-grandparents (Texas)

P.S. The only way I could do this was to color code the generations. Whew!

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

1 comment:

  1. With ancestors living in so many places in Europe, Canada and the USA, I don't blame you for colour-coding them :-)


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