Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Heritage Pie

 Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has presented the following challenge for this evening:
Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places).
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.] 
My 16 great-great grandparents are:   
  1. Ransom Spurlock, born 25 October 1807, in Washington County, Georgia, married Ellender Vickers 20 April 1836, in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama, died 2 October 1896, in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana;
  2. Ellender Vickers, born 30 December 1820 in Georgia, died 11 November 1906 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana;
  3. Houston T. Owens, born 24 March 1816 in Tennessee, married Sherreldia Jane Hammontree 29 December 1841 probably in Alabama, died 15 September 1895, Hurricane, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana;
  4. Sherreldia Jane Hammontree, born 10 November 1895 in Tennessee, died 31 December, 1896, Hurricane, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana;
  5. Howell Brewer Martindale, born about 1814 in Moore County, North Carolina, married Mary Elizabeth Eaton 9 August 1838, Bismarck, St. Francois County, Missouri, died about 1866 near Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas;
  6. Mary Elizabeth Eaton, born about 1817 in Missouri, died 11 Jan 1873, Bismarck, St. Francois County, Missouri;
  7. James B. Forshee, born 10 December 1810 in Tennessee, married Sarah Ann Parker 15 September 1830 in probably in Monroe County, Tennessee, died 28 June 1878, Hopewell, Washington County, Missouri;
  8. Sarah Ann Parker, born 27 January 1816 in Tennessee, died 26 March 1896, Hopewell, Washington County, Missouri;
  9. Andrew Yawman, born 29 March 1810 in Schmittviller, Moselle, France; married Catherine Sitterly 24 June 1834 in Schenectady, Albany County, New York, died 24 December 1891, Denison, Grayson County, Texas;
  10. Catherine Sitterly, born 13 May 1813 in Guilderland, Albany County, New York, died 3 August 1889, Denison, Grayson County, Texas;
  11. James H. Burton, born 1 April 1822, in Virginia, married Margaret Parsons about 1845 probably in Kentucky, died 19 August 1901, Stowe Prairie Township, Todd County, Minnesota;
  12. Margaret Parsons, born October 1826 in Kentucky, died after 1901 probably in Minnesota;
  13. David Snider, born 12 June 1810, probably in Virginia, married Nancy Colwell/Caldwell date unknown, died 4 April 1892, Taylor Township, Union County, Ohio;
  14. Nancy Colwell/Caldwell, born 11 June 1814, in Virginia, died 5 February 1877, in Taylor Township, Union County, Ohio;
  15. Joseph Franklin, born 1826 in Ohio, married Rhoda Cary 12 July 1849 in Union County, Ohio, died 12 October 1892, in Jackson, Paulding County, Ohio;
  16. Rhoda Cary, born 9 January 1833 in Pharisburg, Union County, Ohio, died after 21 August 1872 probably in Ohio.
Their places of birth are as follows:
France – 1
Georgia – 2
Kentucky – 1  
Missouri – 1  
New York – 1  
North Carolina – 1  
Ohio – 2  
Tennessee – 4  
Virginia – 3  
I’m not sure whether Alsace-Lorraine was under French or German rule during my Yawman ancestors’ time there. My mother’s family always considered themselves German, but I have heard that Andrew had to renounce his allegiance to the King of France when he naturalized. To date I have not found his naturalization documents.  
And, for extra credit, here is my Heritage Pie:
Denise's 16 Great-Great Grandparents' Birthplaces
© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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