Tuesday, April 15, 2014

52 Ancestors: #16 George Washington Kinnick Jr.

52 Ancestors: #16 George Washington Kinnick Jr.

This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

on her No Story Too Small blog.

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 plan to make 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!

Continuing from last week… This time, I'm starting with WikiTree entries. A weekly reminder got me off onto this series of three father and son sets of George Washington Kinnicks - a fascinating family - and, the largest single groups of KINNICK surnames in the country (counting their descendants). My mother was a KINNICK, of course.

The second of the three Georges:

#16 George Washington Kinnick Jr.

This George Washington Kinnick is the son of #15, and is designated Jr. His son, who will be #17, often went by the nickname "Wash."

Each of these families was included in the book I wrote about them:


print book:

George Jr. was born in Moxville, Davie Co, NC, on 18 Oct 1825. He married Sarah Melissa Reavis (1834-1870). They were part of the major migration of this extended family in 1850 to Indiana.

Their children were:

1. Martha Cathrine (b. 1851, Indiana)
2. Mahala (b. Apr 1853, Indiana)
3. Hannah E. (b. 1857, Iowa)
4. Chloa Ellende "Cloe" (b. 1859, Clarinda, Iowa)
5. Edith Clarissa (1860, IA - 1862)
6. George Washington "Wash" (b. 1863, Villisca, Iowa; d. 1959, Lewistown, Montana)
7. John Harvey (b. Aug 1866, Iowa; d 1955)
8. Sarah G. (b. Sep 1868, Iowa; d. 1868, Iowa)
9. Solomand (b. 1869, Iowa; d. 1959, Lewistown, Montana)

As shared last week, the descendants of this family have been fascinating to research and write stories about. And, I've only scratched the surface. I am now Facebook Friends with some of the descendants of this family. The 1953 Kinnick Genealogy Book, that has been the starting point for much of my KINNICK family history research, was primarily focused on this family - which was a major contribution of all we know about the extended family history. 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! ;-)

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