Friday, October 17, 2014

My Great Great Great Grands – Life Spans & Other Comparisons

I have been posting about my ‘grands’ for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks & started to wonder if they were all contemporaries and how their life spans compared. So I compiled these statistics on my 3x great grandparents for my father’s family. I am not strong with statistics so these are just basics.


My father’s family:

Edward Brown                  1806 GA – 1856 MS          49 years
Mary Spurlock                   1800 GA – 1888 MS          88 years

Wyatt Smith                       1809 LA – 1894 MS           84 years
Euseba Fortenberry            1809 SC – 1878 MS           68 years

Nathaniel Brumfield           1813 LA– 1852 LA              39 years
Charlotte Ott                     1815 LA – 1895                   80 years

Edwin Alford                      1792 NC– 1878 MS           85 years
Martha Smith                     1802 SC– 1861 MS            59 years

Abraham Mark                  1812 PA – 1872 OH           59 years
Mary Heffelfinger             1819 PA – 1904 OH           84 years

Isaac Ritter                          1823 OH – 1880 OH          57 years
Isabell Fisher                        1828 OH– 1870 OH           41 years

Christian Gruissy              1811 Swiss– 1907 OH      96 years
Mary Grorisclauss            ?      - c 1849

John Wolf                            1809 PA– 1883 OH            73 years
Elizabeth Burkholder           1814 PA– 1856 OH            42 years


These ancestors were born over a span of 36 years with Edwin Alford standing out because he was born in an earlier century than the others.  They died over a span of 55 years with two born in a later century. It is interesting to look at these ancestors as a group. 

1 comment:

  1. While I have never plotted out a chart like this, I often ponder how well in-laws knew one another. I also pay attention to whether one set of in-laws was older than the other or if they were true contemporaries.

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