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Surname Saturday, Bough (US Virgin Islands)

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The mission from Randy Seaver:  how many surnames in your family tree database was done before, but since the Bough family gathering I needed to bring the tree up to date.  Looking at the Surname Statistics in my Roots Magic Software, there are 9 pages with 39 names per page .  Grand total of about 351 surnames in my database with 1,144 persons.  The top 15 are with birth date ranges:

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A family increase, April 8, 2017

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Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings offers us the following challenge:

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Pick one of your sets of great-grandparents – if possible, the one with the most descendants.

2) Create a descendants list for those great-grandparents either by hand or in your software program.

3) Tell us how many descendants, living or dead, are in each generation from those great-grandparents.

4) How many are still living? Of those, how many have you met and exchanged family information with? Are there any that you should make contact with ASAP? Please don’t use last names of living people for this – respect their privacy.

5) Write about it in your own blog post, in comments to this post, or in comments or a Note on Facebook.

For this exercise I chose my Great-Grandfather August Curtis Bough (1866-1939)  This is one of the smaller branches of the family tree.  I did not count spouses/partners.

I created a descendant List report in Roots-Magic 7.   Then I counted the descendants of each generation.

His descendants, I am aware of, number by generation:

  1. Children= 13, (all deceased; 4 had no children)
  2. Grandchildren =23, (2 living; 21 deceased)
  3. Great Grand =28, (27 living; 2 decease)
  4. Great Great Grand = 21 all living
  5. 3X Great Grand = 25 all living
  6. 4X Great-Grand = 1
  7. 5X Great Grand = 0

The total that I am aware of is 110 persons., I have met 59 of the 76 still alive. I have met 11 out of 36 that are now deceased.  So that leaves at least 17 that I haven’t met, most are younger than myself.   Recently at the Bough gathering I met several 3X Great-Grans of August C. Bough.

Perhaps through research/DNA testing I will be able to find more descendants of:

Martin Luther Bough (1887 – 1968)

Emalda Bough-Wortman (1898-1984)

Vivian M. Bough (1893-1917)

While the challenge was fun,  it was a somber moment.  I could not help, but think about the family stories, cultural connections, shared by those deceased descendants that I knew and loved.

 

SNGF -My Ancestral Birth Chart

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.   The challenge is to create a five or six generation ancestor chart that shows your ancestor’s birthplaces .

As I was looking at the ancestral birth charts on Randy’s Genea Mussings  blog, I was struck by the participants ability to identify 5 generations.  I took note of the various countries labeled; and the flow from one generation to the next.  It appeared with each generation born, the families would settle in a different state.

Knowing my ancestors basically remained in one country or one state.  I had second thoughts about developing and sharing a birth chart.  Simply put, my ancestors’ birth place is either the US Virgin Islands or Savannah Georgia.  Shaking the family trees has not yet produced five generations.  Still, I decided to join the fun and create my ancestral birth chart.

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The five generations chart of my maternal lineage begins with an ancestor that was born in Barbados, who settled in the Danish West Indies; to the descendants of my generation, who were born in New York.

The five generations chart of my paternal lineage begins with ancestors born Georgia or  in the low country of South Carolina, settling in Savannah Georgia; to the descendants of my generation, who were born in New York.

The 1917 transfer of the Danish West Indies to the Virgin Islands of the United States played a significant role in the migration of Virgin Islanders to the city of New York. Change was in the air; our people saw the same opportunities in the North as southern blacks, who were leaving states below the Mason-Dixon Line en mass.  In creating the chart I recognized, both paternal along with maternal ancestors all had a common goal: making their lives and the lives of their families better in an environment that promoted freedom and possibility.

 

“Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – What date was your Grandfather Born?”

2014 has been one of twists and turns.  Oddly enough, I’ve learned to embrace some of those adventures in life with quiet time.  However, as I slowed down I missed my genealogical journey.  It is a pleasure to participate in Saturday Night Genealogy fun from Randy at Genea-Musings.

Mission:

1)  What day of the week was your Grandfather born (either one)? Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Grandfather’s birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

3)  What famous people have been born on your Grandfather’s birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

4)  Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

Here’s mine:

1)          I picked my maternal grandfather, Julius Curtis Bough who was born                 on 2    November 1891 in St. Croix, Danish West Inies now the US                           Virgin Islands.  

            2 November 1891 was a Monday

2)  Important things in recorded history that occurred on 2 November include:

           * 1898 – Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with                         Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.

            *1920 – Warren G Harding elected 29th president of the United States

            *1938 – Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns’ manager

            *1983 – President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King                 Jr. holiday

            *2003 – Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs ran in the New York City Marathon. He                  finished in 4 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds. He raised $2 million                    dollars for children.           

3)  Here are some of the famous people born on 2 November:

             *In 1734, Daniel Boone, was born (died 1820).

              *In 1865, William Harding, 29th President of the United States was                            born (died 1923)

               *In 1877, Aga Khan III, President of the Assembly of the League of                             Nations was born (died 1957) 

                *In 1929, Amar Bose, Electrical Engineer and Sound Engine was born                   (died 2013)

                 *In 1974, Nelly, Actor/Singer American Rapper was born

Sources:   Lutheran Church Book Records, St. Croix  (1890-1895), websites:                                              timeanddate.com, historyorb.com, braineyhistory.com, onthisday.com,                                    famousbirthdays.com

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF)

The Date Dad Was Born – Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF)
Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) What day of the week was your Father born? Tell us how you found out.
Saturday, April 2, 1927 http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=1927

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Father’s birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

Nothing happened (that’s funny, and I will not tell him)
http://www.historyorb.com/date/1927/april/2
http://www.datesinhistory.com/apr02.php

3) What famous people have been born on your Father’s birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

– Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
– Carmen Basilio, American boxer, (d. 2012)
– Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
http://www.historyorb.com/

Thank you Liv I needed to have some fun after that verdict in Florida, it was time for Randy Seaver Saturday Nite Genealogy Fun

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – A Fearless Female Blog Prompt

From Randy over at Genea-Musings:

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

1) Read Lisa Alzo’s blog post Back for a Fourth Year: Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist.

2) Choose one of her daily blog prompts from the list (this is March 9th, do that one if you don’t want to choose another), and write about it.

3) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.

Here’s mine:

I selected the March 9th prompt – Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Record list my grandmother Caroline Bough and my mother Joyce Bough departing St. Croix and heading back to New York in April, 1933.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-19574 (jb)

Growing up in New York, and hearing stories about St. Croix, was very common in my household. One such family story, was when my mother, went to St. Croix when she was 2 years old. It was a difficult time for the family, my mother was very sick with a chest cold with symptoms of bronchitis/pneumonia.

During the 1930’s; pneumonia was considered the leading cause of death. Apparently, her parents were fearful that the rattling on her chest would lead to pneumonia. As a result, my grandmother who is native to St. Croix, took her daughter back home for healing. The combination of warm weather, and I assume the local herbs, proved to be very beneficial.

When I told my mother about the passenger record, showing her and my grandmother returning to New York, after spending time in St. Croix as child; she recalled the experience through her mother’s eyes high lighted by the fact that she was thankful to God for recovery.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Ancestor Roulette!

From Randy over at Genea-Musings:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along:
1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.”

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an “ahnentafel” – your software will create this – use the “Ahnentafel List” option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the “roulette number.”

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.

5) NOTE: If you do not have a person’s name for your “roulette number” then “spin” the wheel again – pick a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!

Here’s mine:

1) My great-grand father, August Curtis Bough (1866-1939) was born in 1866 by dividing my 100 gives me a roulette number of 18.66 my roulette number is 18.

2) Number 18 on My ancestor name list (ahnentafel list) is Sophia Lincoln , August Bough Grand Mother. Her vital information includes:

• Born in 1804, Christiansted St. Croix
• Baptized in 1805 in Anglican Church
• Died in 1884 on St. Croix

3) Three + facts about 3rd gg mother Sophia Lincoln
• She had three children:
Ellen Kelly (1829-?) George Bough (1831-1884) Mary Bough( 1837 -1913)
• Her occupation was listed as a Baker
• By 1846 she was listed on the “Free Inhabitants of Christiansted Town Register St. Croix.
Sophia Lincoln died within the same year as her son.

4. Done!

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