Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - 6 Mar 2010

Tonight's mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Pretend that you are one of the subjects on the Who Do You Think You Are? show on NBC TV.

2) Which of your ancestors (maximum of two) would be featured on your hour-long show? What stories would be told, and what places would you visit?

3) Tell us about it on your own blog, in comments to this blog post, or in a Note or Comment on Facebook.

My two (since I must do only two) would be my great-grandfather Preston who owned a piece of the the Blue Gravel gold mine in California, according to his own 1880s bio in a county history in Montana. He left home at 15 to be on a wagon train west in 1852, based on the info we have to date.

The second would be his maternal grandfather, John Butler, who appears to have spend the winter of 1776-77 with his seven cousins, and General George Washington, at Valley Forge, a few miles from their home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

If I could have a third, it would be fifth great-grandfather William Kinnick, a Sergeant Major in the Maryland line in the Revolutionary War. He served 3 years to the day, as a man in his mid-fifties.

Thanks, Randy, for the opportunity to do this exercise!

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Those would be two ( um 3) great ancestors to learn about. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. So when are you going to share the gold mine and Valley Forge memories? My ancestor Benuawell Bonfoey must have met your John Butler.
    Great thoughts.