Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many "Mary LNU" Persons in Your Family Tree?

It's Saturday Night again - time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is my assignment from Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing:
1)  How many females in my family tree database are without a last name?
2) How many "Mary" persons without a surname do I have in my genealogy database?  How many of them are my ancestor? 
3)  Look at records online that might lead you to her surname.

Women Without Surnames
I have a total of 6,827 persons in my database and 226 of the females have no last name. The most I have are Mary, with 22 Mary names with no last name. Only two of them are in my direct line. These both are in my maternal line. I also have quite a few Elizabeths and Anns.

Wife of Benjamin Brashear
Mary, the wife of Benjamin Brashear and the mother of Elizabeth Brashear. Elizabeth married John Sellman about 1629 in Anne Arundel Co, Maryland. I descend through their oldest son, John Selman (1680- ) and Martha Groce. I don’t know enough about both Benjamin and Mary to search for them.

Wife of David Walker
Mary, the wife of David Walker and the mother of Hope Walker. Hope Walker was the wife of Nathaniel Lancaster. They married 19 Apr 1758 in Goochland Co, Virginia. I descend through their youngest, Robert Lancaster (1784-1840) and Sarah Ellis (1782-1830). There seem to quite a few trees on with Mary Munford as the wife of David Walker. I’ll have to check this out. I haven’t worked on this family yet.

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  1. I am glad you have a lead on one of your mystery Marys. I hope you are able to solve the other one too.


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