Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Mother's Mother's Patrilineal Line

From Randy over at Genea-Musings: 

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 
 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

The challenge:  Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandmother's patrilineal line who could take a Y-chromosome DNA test. Answer these questions:

1) What was your mother's mother's name?

2) What is your mother's mother's patrilineal line? That is, her father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?

3) Can you identify male sibling(s) of your mother's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.

4)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, or in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook or Google Plus post.

Here is mine:
1)  My mother's mother's name was Ethel Irene Ranney Tapley (1913-1973), daughter of Luther Boardman Ranney (1870-1943) and Bessie Alice Carter (1883-1960).

2)  Ethel Ranney Tapley's patrilineal line is:

*  Luther Boardman Ranney (1870-1943) married Bessie Alice Carter (1883-1960)
*  Comfort Ranney (1838-1920) married Mary Margaret Hesser (1842-1920)
*  Luther Boardman Ranney (1809-1890) married Sarah Maria Carter (1812-1846)
*  Comfort Ranney (1788-1823) married Elizabeth Hubbard (1790-1868)
*  Comfort Ranney (1759-1859) married Ruth Lenora Treat (?-bef. 1812)
*  Nathaniel Ranney (1735-1800) married Prudence Willard (?-1803)
*  Nathaniel Ranney (1702-1766) married Rachel Sage (1708-1755)
*  Thomas Ranney (1661-1726) married Rebecca Willett (abt. 1663-?)
*  Thomas Rany (1616-1713) married Mary Hubbard (1642-1721)
3)  Luther Ranney (1870-1943) had  one brother, James Comfort Ranney (1879-1947) who had two daughters, so that doesn't work out.

Comfort Ranney (1838-1920) had three sisters and one "half" brother (same fathers).  Does that count?  If so, Luther Kelsey Ranney (1856-1936) had two sons:  Luther Carroll Ranney (1893-?) who had one son; and Neumann Clinton Ranney (1895-1938) who I don't know whether he had any children.  I would have to do some research to find out whether this line continues on and add more generations, if so.

There are several male Ranney lines from the earlier generations, but I don't have information on very many of the descendants (especially after the mid 1800's).  I need to do more research!  There is always more research!!

This is an example of why I say it is easier to find dead people than living ones.  However, if you are reading this, and you a male descendant through the patrilineal line listed above, or you know someone who is, please contact me!

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