Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Or How Many Descendants Does my Roderick and Frances “Fanny” Great-Grandparents Have Now?
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – A Family’s Increase
By Randy Seaver
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Hey, genealogy fans, it’s Saturday Night! Time for some Genealogy Fun!
Your task, if you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music), is to:
1) Pick one of your four great-grandparents – if possible, the one with the most descendants.
2) Create a descendants list for those great-grandparents either by hand or in your software program.
3) Tell us how many descendants, living or dead, are in each generation from those great-grandparents.
4) How many are still living? Of those, how many have you met and exchanged family information with? Are there any that you should make contact with ASAP? Please don’t use last names of living people for this – respect their privacy.
5) Write about it in your own blog post, in comments to this post, or in comments or a Note on Facebook.
How Many Descendants Do My Great-Grandparents Roderick and Frances “Fanny” Stocking Have Now?
by Sherry Stocking Kline
October 18, 2009
My Great-Grandparents were Roderick and Frances “Fanny” Stocking. Roderick was born in Butler, Michigan on Dec 25, 1853, and his wife, Frances Hitchcock, was born November 9, 1858 in Crescent City, Illinois.
They had four children, all sons, Elmer, Ralph, Roderick Porter, and John.
Elmer had nine children, one of which died at birth.
Ralph adopted three children, one died young.
Roderick had three children, one son and twins, a boy and girl. He died young. He was electrocuted while working on high lines. Electricity was fairly new to the area then, and people often did their own wiring, and so accidents happened.
John and his wife did not have any children.
Generation 1 – 4 children – all dead (Roderick Remine’s Children)
Generation 2 – 15 children – 12 dead 3 alive
Generation 3 – 33 children – 4 dead 29 alive
Generation 4 – 39 children – 3 dead 36 alive
When I printed this report out and looked at it, I was shocked that I had so many new entries that needed to be made in my Family Tree Program.
91 members to generation 4, and I think there are at least 30 more individuals that could be added. It has been quite some time since I’ve sent out questionnaires to the families and asked them to fill them out.
We plan to have a family reunion next summer, so it looks like I certainly have my work cut out for me! Now I’ve got to get busy and get those questionnaires sent out so that I can learn just how many descendants Great-grandma and Great-grandpa Stocking really do have!