It’s Saturday night again which means it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun over at Genea-Musings. Tonight’s mission is:
1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places). [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your software for this.]
2) Determine the countries (or states) that these ancestors lived in at their birth and at their death.
3) For extra credit, go make a “Heritage Pie” chart for the country of origin (birth place) for these 16 ancestors. [Hint: you could use the chart generator from Kid Zone for this.] [Note: Thank you to Sheri Fenley for the "Heritage Pie" chart idea.]
4.) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook or google+.
Bearing in mind I don’t yet have complete information on all 16 of my great-great-grandparents, they are as follows:
James St. John, son of James St. John and Jane Lloyd was born on 22 Aug 1839 in Ontario. He died on 25 Jul 1910. He married Mary Elizabeth Barker on 11 Apr 1866 in Brock Township, Ontario.
Mary Elizabeth Barker, daughter of James Barker and Hannah Taylor. She was born on 26 Aug 1847 in Pinedale, Brock Township, Ontario. She died on 26 Jan 1892 in Ontario.
Harrison Thomas, son of Reuben Thomas and Melissa Haight was born on 30 Dec 1846 in East Whitby, Ontario. He died on 5 Dec 1878 in Holt, Ontario. He married Jane Summerville on 09 Jun 1874 in Sharon, Ontario.
Jane Summerville, daughter of Christopher Summerville and Elizabeth Humphreys was born about 1851 in Sharon, Ontario. She died on 09 Jun 1884 in Uxbridge, Ontario.
John Fee, son of Thomas Fee and Charlotte Williams was born in Sep 1844 in Quebec. He died on 08 Oct 1922 in Quebec. He married Henrietta Salter in 1872.
Henrietta Salter, daughter of David Salter and Maria Knight was born on 25 Apr 1846 in Montreal, Quebec. She died on 22 Jan 1932 in Westmount, Quebec.
John Johnson, son of Baptiste Johnson (?) and Ann Kelly was born on 11 Feb 1847 in Quebec. He died on 23 Jan 1939 in Athelstan, Quebec. He married Alice Jane Burton on 09 Mar 1873 in Montreal, Quebec.
Alice Jane Burton, daughter of Thomas Burton and Dionysia Ansted was born on 22 Dec 1848 in Loddon, Norfolk, England. She died on 26 May 1928 in Athelstan, Quebec.
Edward Pardoe Coulman, son of James Coulman and Mary Ann Pardoe was born on 20 Apr 1852 in London, England. He died on 16 1908 in Toronto, Ontario. He married Alice Louisa Oakley on 22 May 1879 in Toronto, Ontario.
Alice Louisa Oakley, daughter of Cornelius Oakley and Jane Adams was born on 04 Jun 1856 in Hove, Sussex, England. She died on 10 Oct 1947 in Toronto, Ontario.
William John Richardson, son of John Richardson and Charlotte (unknown) was born in Sep 1866 in Lewisham, Kent, England. His death date is unknown, but he is presumed to have died in Ontario. He married Rebecca Lusty on 26 Nov 1882 in Bromley, Kent, England.
Rebecca Lusty, daughter of Charles Lusty and Ellen (unknown) was born in Feb 1866 in Croydon, Surrey, England. She died on 26 Jun 1922 in Toronto, Ontario
Robert Hunter was born in 1816 in Ireland. He died on 29 May 1888 in Ontario. He married Hannah Dool around 1840 in Ireland.
Hannah Dool was born on 21 Jan 1823 in Ireland. She died on 22 Oct 1908 in Chinguacousy, Ontario.
James Davey, son of William Davey and Sarah Neil was born on 08 Feb 1854 in Chinguacousy, Ontario. He died on 28 Feb 1925 in Nortonville, Ontario. he married Margaret Hindle in 1875 in Brampton, Ontario.
Margaret Hindle, daughter of John Henry Hindle and Faith Collins was born on 14 Oct 1853 in Chinguacousy, Ontario. She died on 11 Oct 1930 in Brampton, Ontario.
Of these 16 people: 6 were born in Ontario, 3 were born in Quebec, 2 were born in Ireland, and 5 were born in England. And 12 died in Ontario, while 4 died in Quebec.
And here is my “Heritage Pie” chart:
Turns out I am, in fact, just about as Canadian as I thought I was! Over half of my great-great-grandparents were born in Canada and all of them died here. When I have some more time, I’d like to take this idea back as far as I can – it would be interesting to see where everyone originally came from. I’m pretty sure that it will show up mostly English with a bit of Irish and German/Irish Palatine thrown in for good measure!