Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Prolific Dad

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Prolific Dad

Saturday Night Fun with Genea-Musings

Your mission for Father's Day, if you decide to accept it, is to:
    1.    Determine who is one of the most prolific fathers in your genealogy database or in your ancestry. By prolific, I mean the one who fathered the most children.
    2.    Tell us about him in your own blog post, in comments to this blog post, or in comments on Facebook.

A Dozen seems to be my max - with two in direct line, one on each side!
2nd Great Grandfather, Michael SMITH (1829-1902, a Civil War Veteran), had three children with his first wife and nine with his second. The first child with his second wife, was my Great Grandfather, and namesake, William Smith, Dad's Dad!  ;-)

On my mother's side, also 2nd Great Grandfather, Walter Watson KINNICK (1840-1919, also a Civil War Veteran) had 12 children with his wife, Mary, between 1864 and 1887; all but one lived to adulthood.

Note the one common factor, both were Civil War Veterans!  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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