It's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!
The genealogy world was reminded (again) of how time flies, relatively speaking, by the news that there are two living grandchildren of President John Tyler (1790-1862). This past week there was the Robert Krulwich blog post about persons knowing people who knew famous people long ago.
For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I want you to:
1) Using your ancestral lines, how far back in time can you go with two degrees of separation? That means "you knew an ancestor, who knew another ancestor." When was that second ancestor born?
Well this picture is my 4 grandparents, my uncle Leigh and my parents:
Anton Hansen b. 10 July 1870 in Denmark, his parents
Hans Mikkelsen b 21 April 1837 and Karen Jorgensen b. 8 June 1840
Anna (Dillingham) Hansen b. 11 June 1872 her parents
Stanislaus Potoski Dillingham b. 8 August 1835 Eliza Minerva (Hellenbolt) Dillingham b. 1 March 1845
Charles Rupert Kelly b. 28 August 1890 his parents
Robert Forsyth Kelly b. 23 July 1855 Vada Belle (Hert) Kelly b. 25 March 1871
Cleo (Travis) Kelly b. 8 August 1890 her parents
Orville Travis b. 18 September 1864 Donna (Vanderpool) Travis b. 26 November 1873
So the earliest two were Hans Mikkelsen b. 1837 and Stanislaus Dillingham b. 1835