Tonight's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge from Randy Seaver is:
- How old would your great-grandfather be now, if he had lived? Divide this number by four and round off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."
- Use your pedigree charts to find the person with that number in your ahnentafel. Who is that person?
- Tell us three facts about the person with that "roulette number."
My great-grandfather, Rev Alban Edgar Brunskill Davis, was born in 1852. Had he lived, he would be 159 years old. Dividing this number by four gives me a "roulette number" of 40.
Number 40 in my ahnentafel is my 3x great grandfather, William Eaton, 1777-1857.
My three facts about William are:
- He was a carpenter in the small village of Dean in Bedfordshire and also had a side line selling beer. He was the fifth in an unbroken line of seven generations of Eatons who were carpenters in Dean, spanning the period 1679 to 1898.
- He married three times.
- His first wife was Elizabeth Hardwick, 1779-1814. Elizabeth was from Great Staughton in Huntingdonshire, where they married in 1801. William was two years older than Elizabeth.
- His second wife was Martha Windsor, 1796-1820. They married in Dean in 1815. William was 19 years older than Martha.
- His third wife was my 3x great grandmother, Elizabeth Panther, 1802-1868. William was 25 years older than Elizabeth.
- With Elizabeth Hardwick he had eight children:
- Sarah Eaton, 1803-1803
- William Eaton, 1804-1824
- Thomas Eaton, 1805
- Samuel Eaton, 1806
- Mary Eaton, 1808
- Hannah Eaton, 1809
- John Eaton, 1811
- Joseph Eaton, 1813-1814
- With Martha Windsor he had only one child:
- Elizabeth Eaton, 1816
- With Elizabeth Panther he had eight children:
- Robert Eaton, 1822-1898
- Sarah Eaton, 1823-1832
- Ann Burgess Eaton, 1825
- Emma Eaton, 1828
- William Eaton, 1829
- Mary Eaton, 1832
- Sally Burgess Eaton, 1839
- Samuel Panther Eaton, 1842