Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - My Most Interesting Ancestor (Today)

On any given day, I would choose a different answer to the question, “Who is your most interesting ancestor?” Today, the most interesting ancestor I have is George Abbot (1615-1681) because I can trace my ancestry back to four of his thirteen children, John, Sarah, Benjamin, and Thomas. Part of what makes George Abbot interesting is the challenge of untangling the identical names of the successive generations. This is particularly difficult when they married cousins or descendants of another nearby Abbott family. These lines trace to my grandparents, Thomas Richard & Fern Lyndell (Cotton) Carter, making my grandparents distant cousins.

1 comment:

  1. Sigh, I only descend from three of his children.