Have you ever discovered that you are descended from one set of parents through two or more of their children? I have. Three of my colonial New England lines – Haskell, Giddings and Lakin – have produced two children each from whom I descend. I also have one Loyalist ancestor from whom I’ve found two daughters who are both my ancestors. I suspect, but probably won’t ever be able to prove due to lack of records, that I have several Slovak families from whom I descend more than once simply because the village was so small. There have been centuries of intermarriages there, but the church records only begin in 1828.
Strangely enough, I haven’t yet found a single double line in my husband’s family.
I am going to be blogging about each of my double lines. Today I’ll start with the simplest to follow – that of Loyalist Robert Carlisle.
Robert Carlisle married wife, Catherine, maiden name unknown, about 1785, probably in New Brunswick although his regiment was formed in Nova Scotia, Canada. Robert was born about 1760, place unknown, and died in 1834 in Charlotte, Washington, Maine according to wife Catherine’s request for a widow’s pension. Catherine was born about 1764, her place of birth also unknown.
They were the parents of at least eight children – Robert Jr., John, James, Hugh, Abigail, Daniel, Catherine and Mary. They might also be parents of Tyson, Hannah, George, Ann and Benjamin, but those relationships are still unproven.
My two ancestors are daughters Abigail and Catherine. Abigail was born about 1793 in New Brunswick, Canada and died 27 Mar 1871 in Meddybemps, Washington, Maine, which borders Charlotte, the town where the Carlisles settled. Abigail married Israel Hicks on 9 March 1819 in Shediac, Westmoreland, New Brunswick, Canada. Israel and Abigail Hicks had eight children, one of whom was my 2x great grandmother, Elida Ann Hicks, born about 1833 in Buctouche, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Catherine Carlisle was born about 1798 in New Brunswick, Canada and died 30 December 1888 in Calais, Washington, Maine. She married John Stewart on 28 Dec 1814 in Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. John and Catherine Stewart had thirteen children, one of whom was my 2x great grandfather, Charles Augustus Stewart, born 1 July 1822 in Charlotte, Washington County, Maine.
Charles Stewart and Elida Ann Hicks were first cousins, as their mothers were sisters. They married about 6 July 1860, when they filed their intentions, in Calais, Washington, Maine.
Here is an easy viewing chart:
Do you have any double descents in your family lines?