Genealogy Roulette

Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musing always has some genealogy Saturday night fun. And this week is no exception. Tonight’s assignment, if we choose to particpate is to do the following:

1) How old is your great-grandfather now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.”

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ahnentafel (ancestor name list). Who is that person?

3) Tell us three facts about that person with the “roulette number.”

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook or Google Plus note or comment, or as a comment on this blog post.

5) If you do not have a person’s name for your “roulette number” then spin the wheel again – pick a grandparent, a  parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!
Here’s mine:

I first choose Joseph E. Cook and his age would have been 150 and that divided by 4 gave me 37.5 and I rounded it to 37.  The ancestor was Emily Johns’ mother, who I did not know. So I picked the aother great grandfather, Christopher Malachi McGraw. His age would have been 158 and the roulette number I ended up with was 39. This ancestor is Caroline Mathilda Rhudy Jenkins.

1)Caroline Matilda Rhudy Jenkins  was born about 1840 in Grayson, County, Virginia to George Washington Rhudy and Amy Comer.

2)She died on 26 Sept 1882 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia and is buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

3)She married John Ballad Jenkins in Rome, Floyd, Georgia on 9 July 1856.

4) She had nine children: Charles J. (my great grandfather), Joseph, Mary, Carrie, Lelia, Sarah, Rosie, Amy, John B.

I wish I knew more.


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