Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Birth Order in Your Line

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge issued by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings is a fun one:

)  Pick one of your ancestral lines – any one – patrilineal, matrilineal, zigzag, from a famous ancestor, etc.  Pick a long one if you can.

2)  Tell us which position in the birth order that your ancestor was in each generation.  For example “third child, first son.”  Also list how many children were born to these parents.  

I chose my Mayflower line back to George Soule:

1. Linda Anne Sabo (1952-), first child, only daughter of George and Doris (Adams) Sabo (one daughter, one son)
2. Doris Priscilla Adams (1923-2008), second child of Vernon and Hazel (Coleman) Adams (three daughters)
3. Hazel Ethel Coleman (1901-1995), second child, only daughter of Hartwell and Anna (Jensen) Coleman (two children)
4. Hartwell Thomas Coleman (1866-1938), fifth child, fourth son of Williams and Sarah (Crouse) Coleman (six children)
5. Sarah Moriah Crouse (1833-1930), fourth child, only daughter of Peter and Rebecca (Jones) Crouse (four children plus five more by Rebecca’s second husband)
6. Rebecca Jones (1809-1897), eleventh child, sixth daughter of Richard and Mary (Boone) Jones (twelve children)
7. Mary Boone (1770-1840), third child, second daughter of William and Ruth (Hill) Boone,  (eleven children)
8. Ruth Hill (1744-1833), fifth child, second daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Fones) Hill (eight children)
9. Mary Fones (1707-1754), first child, first of three daughters of Jeremiah and Martha (West) Fones (seven children plus five more by a first wife)
10. Martha West (c1676-1764), fifth child, first daughter of Francis and Susannah (Soule) West (nine children)
11. Susannah Soule (1640-1685), fifth child, first of four daughters of George and Mary (Buckett?) Soule (nine children)

Interesting – Aside from Mary Fones (1707-1754), I am the only first born child in my line.

Thank you Randy. I enjoyed this. It’s always fun looking at data in a new way.

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