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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – All My GrGrGrandparents

Randy’s Genea-musings:
Here is your SNGF assignment for the evening (if you choose to accept it – this is not stump the genealogist or even Miss
ion Impossible):

1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.

2) Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.

3) Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 – 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate).

My paternal 2nd greatgrandparents:

1. Benjamin Haines, born about 1802 in Niagara, ON, married Sarah Elizabeth Friesman about 1835 in Niagara, ON, died about 1886 in Elgin County, ON. German
2. Sarah Elizabeth Friesman, born in Niagara, ON abouth 1816, died 1892 in Rodney, Elgin County, ON. French/English
3.Linus Clark Doan, born about 1830 in Humberstone Twp., Welland Cty, ON, married Hannah Maude Doan,, about 1850 in Welland Cty., ON. English
4. Hannah Maude Doan, born about 1830 in Crowland Twp., died about 1860 in Welland Cty., ON. English
5. Celestin Desbiens, born in 1831 in La Malbaie, P.Q., married Adele Morin in 1851 in Chicoutimi, P.Q. French
6. Adele Morin, born in Saguenay Quebec. French
7. Philias Tremblay, born in 1837 in Charlevoix, P.Q., married Marie-Louise Dallaire in 1857 in Lac-St-Jean, P.Q., died in Rochester, Essex County, ON in 1891. French
8. Marie-Louise Dallaire was born in 1825 in La Malbaie, and died in 1924 in Maidstone Twp., Essex County, ON. French

My maternal grgrgrandparents:
1. William James O’Neil, born in 1851 in Sandwich, ON, married Rosetta Holden in 1881 in Sandwich, died in 1923 in Sandwich, ON. Irish
2. Rosetta (Ettie) Holden was born in 1862 in Sandwich, ON, died in Essex County, ON. German/English
3. Robert Queen, born in Port Patrick, Wigtown, Scotland in 1845, married Mary Stevenson in 1868, died in Essex County, ON. Scottish
4. Mary Stevenson, born in 1851 in Ontario, died in Essex County, ON. Scottish
5. George Milne Fairbairn, born in 1838 in Detroit, MI, married Jane McDowell in Rochester, ON. in 1869, died in 1913 in Essex, Essex Cty., ON. Scottish
6. Jane McDowell, born about 1849 in Sandwich S., Essex Cty., died in Essex, ON. in 1923. Scottish
7. Allen Clark Doan, born in 1850 in Welland, ON, married Mary Elizabbeth Robbins in 1875 in Welland, ON., died in Essex, ON in 1921. English
8. Mary Elizabeth Robbins was born in Pelham Twp., Welland Cty., ON in 1860. English

German – 10%
English – 28%
Irish – 6.25%
Scottish – 28%
French – 28%

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