And then there were 16

by Tonia Kendrick on August 8, 2009 in Uncategorized

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Assignment is to list one’s 16 great-great-grandparents, include their dominant ancestry and to calculate one’s own dominant ancestry.

My spin on this is to look back an additional four generations from the ggg’s in order to identify their ancestry.  Many, many of my ancestors were already on these shores at that time, so there will be lots of states mentioned; some ancestors, however, don’t go back an additional four generations (yet), so I’ve put the last state or country that I have for them.

Francis Marion KENDRICK b. Feb 1844, , Polk, Tennessee, USA; d. 06 Nov 1932, Cisco, Murray County, Georgia, USA (Virginia)

Barbara E BAXTER b. 20 Dec 1854, Tennessee; d. 05 Mar 1939, , Murray, Georgia, USA. (Tennessee)

William M WEST b. Jan 1832, South Carolina; d. 05 Apr 1928, Cisco, Murray County, Georgia, USA; bur. Aft 05 Apr 1928, Mt. Sumach Cemetery, Cisco, Murray, Georgia, USA. (South Carolina)

Leaty Caroline LANKFORD b. 20 Jul 1848, Tennessee; d. 20 Feb 1937, Cisco, Murray County, Georgia, USA; bur. Aft 20 Feb 1937, Mt. Sumach Cemetery, Cisco, Murray, Georgia, USA. (Georgia and North Carolina)

David Sanford BUTLER b. 25 May 1855, Adairsville, Cass, Georgia, USA; d. 18 May 1938, Chatsworth,Murray,Georgia; bur. Aft 18 May 1938, Ramsey Cemetery, Ramhurst, Murray County, Georgia. (Virginia)

Malinda Josephine HEMPHILL b. 27 May 1860, , Murray, Georgia, USA; d. 16 Nov 1933, Chatsworth,Murray,Georgia; bur. Aft 16 Nov 1933, Ramsey Cemetery, Ramhurst, Murray County, Georgia. (Ireland x 3, Scotland x 2, England, North Carolina x 2)

William Everett WHITENER b. Dec 1855, Ellijay,Gilmer,Georgia; d. 05 Jan 1937, Dennis, Murray County, Georgia, USA; bur. Aft 05 Jan 1937, , Murray, Georgia, USA. (Germany x 2, Pennsylvania x 3, North Carolina, Virginia x 4)

Mary Elizabeth PATTERSON b. 07 Feb 1867, Ellijay,Gilmer,Georgia; d. 06 Apr 1920, Sand Springs,Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA; bur. Aft 06 Apr 1920, Wards Grove Cemetery, Foyil, Rogers County, Oklahoma.  (Native American)

James Young HEMPHILL b. 31 Jul 1835, ,Burke,North Carolina,USA; d. 17 Aug 1890, , Murray, Georgia, USA. (Ireland x 2, Scotland x 2)

Mary Elizabeth MCENTIRE b. 23 Feb 1841, , Murray, Georgia, USA; d. 06 Jul 1921, , Murray, Georgia, USA. (Ireland x 5, Scotland x 2, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina)

Martin LaFayette ROBERTS b. 02 May 1853, , Bradley, Tennessee, USA; d. 02 Apr 1925, , Murray, Georgia, USA; bur. Aft 02 Apr 1925, Spring Place Cemetery, Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia. (New Jersey, Virginia)

Rosa E ELLIS b. 28 Mar 1853, , Murray, Georgia, USA; d. 26 Mar 1936, , Murray, Georgia, USA; bur. 28 Mar 1936, Spring Place Cemetery, Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia. (Virginia)

William H. WARD b. Sep 1864, , , Georgia; d. 1933, ,Fannin,Georgia,USA. (Georgia)

Mary Lourania FORRESTER b. 07 Jul 1864, , , Georgia; d. 21 Apr 1944, ,Fannin,Georgia,USA.  (South Carolina, Georgia)

Reuben Phillip JOHNSON b. 03 Sep 1853, , , Georgia; d. 15 Apr 1911, Blue Ridge,Fannin,Georgia,USA; bur. Aft 15 Apr 1911, Johnson Cemetery, Stock Hill, Fannin, Georgia. (North Carolina)

Martha Jane GARRETT b. 7 Jun 1854, ,Fannin,Georgia,USA; d. 26 Oct 1929, ,Fannin,Georgia,USA; bur. Aft 26 Oct 1929, Johnson Cemetery, Stock Hill, Fannin, Georgia. (Pennsylvania x 3, Virginia x 4, North Carolina x 2, Maryland x 3)

The final ethnicity tally is:

Virginia 26.5%

North Carolina 12.7%

Georgia 12%

South Carolina 9.4%

Germany 7.5%

Tennessee 6.3%

Ireland 5.8%

Scotland 4.8%

New Jersey 3.1%

Pennsylvania 2.8%

Maryland 1.6%

England .8%

Native American .1%

My maternal DNA is haplogroup H and paternal DNA is haplogroup R1b, both European.

Based on the paper records, I’m going to proclaim myself American, mostly Southern, of Northern European extraction with a tiny smattering of Native American.

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