This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:
The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.
My approach: I have made this a Tuesday Theme, and, use it to enhance my WikiTree ancestor profiles. That is, focus on a different ancestor on my WikiTree list of profiles, each week (include possibly adding new profiles), Great idea! Thanks to Randy Seaver's post for bringing this to my attention!
Going back three weeks… to the first George Washington Kinnick… to his sibling David. This time, adding his family to the WikiTree entries.
He would also be a first cousin, five generations removed. Also part of this fascinating extended family - and, another part of the largest single groups of KINNICK surnames in the country (counting their descendants). My mother was a KINNICK, of course.
Kinnick Early US Family History (this is a different book than I featured the last couple of weeks)
David R. Kinnick was born in Maryland in about 1780 before his parents (John and Ann) moved to North Carolina in about 1792. He was their second born child and son, after John Adam, and before Elizabeth and George Washington.
He married Sarah Rector, in May of 1804, in Surry Co, North Carolina. They had eleven children, most of whom lived into adulthood and had children of their own. The first eight were born in North Carolina before the family migrated west into Tennessee in about 1820 where the last three were born.
1. Elizabath (b. 1805)
2. Nancy (b. 1806)
3. Qunicy (1808-1811)
4. John (1809-bef 1910)
5. George (1812-?)
6. Joanne (1814-?)
7. Youry (1815-1894)
8. Susan "Patty" (1819-?)
9. Martha (1822-?)
10. Mary "Polly" (1823-1870)
11. Murry Riley "Riley" (1834-1874)
The descendants of this family have been fascinating to research and write stories about (and share information with!). This is the only family I have to research that lived in Tennessee. And, I've only scratched the surface. There is much more to be done on this family.
The 1953 Kinnick Genealogy Book, that has been the starting point for much of my KINNICK family history research, had virtually nothing on this particular family. She did not recognize that David and his family had moved to Tennessee.
When I compiled, with the aid of nearly 100 other contributors, the 2003 Online KINNICK Genealogy Book, in 2003 (nearly 900 online pages, inter-linked) - the 50th anniversary of the earlier work - we extended the family history to all KINNICK descendants that we could identify. It has become the definitive work on the KINNICK Surname, and is the basis for the One-Name Study currently continuing the work.
What fun! ;-)
Families are Forever! ;-)