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Interesting lineage?
« on: December 11, 2007, 02:59:36 PM »

The Daniel Boone thread got me thinking. Does anyone here have any interesting or cool ancestry?

Genealogy being big in these parts, my grandmother claims to have traced our lineage back to Noah, or Adam, or Alexander the Great or something. The first two being dubious at best, and the second being no real claim to fame (a lot of people, I suspect, can claim ancestry of some conqueror or other, as that's kind of what conquerors did is spread their lineage, so to speak), the best I can do is claim that my great, great (maybe another great?) grandfather was Edward Partridge. But that name won't mean anything unless you've spent a fair chunk of time reading Mormon scriptures. The mother in law was impressed by it.

The wife just found out a year or two ago that apparently she's a direct descendant of Cheng or Eng (don't know 100% which) Bunker. Kind of creepy/cool.

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 03:06:19 PM »

We have traced my Dad's Mom back through the revolutionary war and into Scotland - Rose Clan.

Nothing really famous/infamous though.

I would love to have the time to devote more research into all of my grandparents ancestry.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 03:06:57 PM »

Arthur Middleton - signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Thats as famous as it got when my grandfather did his investigation.  Pretty cool though.


The lady that sits across from me is a descendent of the James family (Frank or Jesse, I'm not sure which).  I'm nice to her just in case.

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 03:08:19 PM »

The Daniel Boone thread got me thinking. Does anyone here have any interesting or cool ancestry?

Genealogy being big in these parts, my grandmother claims to have traced our lineage back to Noah, or Adam, or Alexander the Great or something. The first two being dubious at best, and the second being no real claim to fame (a lot of people, I suspect, can claim ancestry of some conqueror or other, as that's kind of what conquerors did is spread their lineage, so to speak), the best I can do is claim that my great, great (maybe another great?) grandfather was Edward Partridge. But that name won't mean anything unless you've spent a fair chunk of time reading Mormon scriptures. The mother in law was impressed by it.

Who wouldn't be impressed?



The wife just found out a year or two ago that apparently she's a direct descendant of Cheng or Eng (don't know 100% which) Bunker. Kind of creepy/cool.

What's creepy is that they were both married to seperate wives and each fathered his own set of children while still attached to each other.

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 03:09:35 PM »


The wife just found out a year or two ago that apparently she's a direct descendant of Cheng or Eng (don't know 100% which) Bunker. Kind of creepy/cool.


 Shocked  funky.  I don't have anyone interesting in my ancestry, but my knowledge doesn't go back very far.

I've been reading a lot about 23 and me recently.  When the price comes down, I'll be tempted to send some saliva in.  The next decade should be really interesting in mapping out everyone's genealogy.

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 03:10:19 PM »


What's creepy is that they were both married to seperate wives and each fathered his own set of children while still attached to each other.

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 03:30:30 PM »

Apparently, Chang and Eng were quite Air quotes prolific Air quotes.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 03:46:13 PM »

Nobody.  Descendant of orphans, convicts, farmers, factory workers, fisherman, drunkards, rapers, pillagers and other assorted Irishmen.  Probably an Englishman/Norman or two in there somewhere.   Disgusted

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 04:45:25 PM »

I have no idea.  My best guess goes back only a generation or two, to some drunk Scot who landed here in South Carolina.  That and some Cherokee, but not the cool feather, horseback kind.  Probably the more suburban hair brush salesman "domesticated" type.

Who knows?

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007, 05:00:55 PM »

I have no idea.  My best guess goes back only a generation or two, to some drunk Scot who landed here in South Carolina.  That and some Cherokee, but not the cool feather, horseback kind.  Probably the more suburban hair brush salesman "domesticated" type.

The correct term is "sivilized".

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2007, 05:02:55 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 05:10:25 PM »

Commodore John Barry on my side.
http://www.ushistory.org/people/commodorebarry.htm

Teddy Roosevelt on my wife's side.

I can't say these distant connections have had any impact in our lives, other than occasionally making for interesting conversation. However, I did chuckle recently when my daughter had an assignment for Veteren's Day where she had to write of ancestors from her maternal or paternal side who had served in combat.

Seeing it in print was kind of funny:

Commodore John Barry, Father of the American Navy, Revolutionary War
Theodore Roosevelt, Colonel First Cavalry Regiment, Spanish American War
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2007, 05:20:05 PM »

JD, there's a statue of John Barry in Wexford town that being his birthplace.  I've looked at it sober and bumped into it otherwise.

My family is right up the road.  Who knows, maybe we're distantly related.  As I mentioned, there are bound to be a few Normans in my line.   Wink



Oh yeah, that one famous guy's family Roll Eyes is from the area too.
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007, 05:36:31 PM »

Wow, that picture gives me goosebumps. Thanks for posting it. Barry has a statue outside of Independence Hall in Philadelphia as well. I took my oldest daughter there last summer and she was blown away.

As far as being related, who knows? I'll drink to that, anyway! I don't know much of the Barry's in County Wexford though. I actually have many more ancestors (that I know of) from County Cork (Hannigan, Murphy, and Scully, if that helps).
 
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007, 05:37:47 PM »

JD, there's a statue of John Barry in Wexford town that being his birthplace.  I've looked at it sober and bumped into it otherwise.
You didn't piss on it, did you?
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