I am running a bit late but Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings presented the following challenge Saturday evening:
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+.
Because all of my Greatgreat Grandparents were born in the United States, I made a pie chart in Photoshop using the states where they were born. “Unknown” was born either in Virginia or Tennessee.
Eliza Williams Allen – born a slave in Alabama. Died free 22 June 1917 in Montgomery, Alabama
Dock Allen – born a slave in Georgia about 1839. Died free 29 May 1909 Montgomery, Alabama.
They were married about 1860 in Alabama.
Joe Turner – born a slave in Alabama about 1939. Died 7 Feb 1919 Lowndes County Alabama.
Emma Jones Turner – born a slave in South Carolina about 1840. Died before 1909 Lowndes County Alabama. They were married in 1861 in Lowndes County, Alabama.
No death or marriage information at this time. They lived in Elmore county and probably died there.
Pricilla – born a slave about 1832 Alabama
Joseph Jackson – born a slave about 1838 South Carolina
Going by Census information for William Graham as I have no more information about them.
William Graham’s mother – b. Alabama
William Graham’s father – b. Alabama
Frank Cleage – was born a slave in North Carolina about 1816
Judy Cleage – was born a slave in Tennessee about 1814.
They were married 11 August 1866 in McMinn County, Tennessee. I cannot find them after the 1870 census so although I think they died free in Tennessee I am not sure at this point.
Mother of Celia Rice – born a slave in Virginia. Died free in Tennessee.
Father – Unknown white male in the Rice family – born free, owned Celia’s mother. Born in either Virginia or Tennessee. Assume died in Tennessee. No marriage involved here.
Clara Hoskins Green – born enslaved in Kentucky about 1829. Died free in Lebanon, KY after 1880.
Robert Allen – born free 1823 in Kentucky. White slave owner. Died in Kentucky. No marriage involved.
John Averitt – white – born free in Kentucky 28 Feb 1810 died 1894 in Kentucky.
Elizabeth Tucker Averitt – white – born Kentucky 2 Sep 1813 died in Kentucky, date unknown.
They were married 17 April 1835 in Washington County, Kentucky.
5 thoughts on “Where My Greatgreat Grandparents Were Born”
I've been reading a lot of posts today with pie charts. I think a lot of us really liked this challenge. I did it, too.
off to see yours.
Hi Kristin, WOW! Your pie chart looks impressive! Did it take you very long to compile everyone and then transfer those findings into this finished product? I must say that this activity does give you a quick visual as to where in the world (and in this case America) your ancestors lived and how that impacts where you and living relatives live today! I've never participated in Randy Seaver's challenges before, but when I find myself longing for something to do on a Saturday evening, I will have to join the fun!
Liv, I already had the information in my genealogy program. I copied it from there into my word program and then figured out how many were born in each place, etc. I created my circle graph using photoshop because I use photoshop all the time. I should do one on where we all lived 60 years ago and where we live today. Not very related any more to where we started.
I don't do the challenges very often but sometimes they peek my interest. This one seems to be all over the place.
Interesting to see how many states we have in common. The only one I don't have for my great-greats is Virginia (it comes in on earlier ancestors, though).
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