This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:
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 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 four weeks… to the first George Washington Kinnick… to older sibling John Adam. This time, adding his family to the WikiTree entries.
He would also be a first cousin, five generations removed. Also part of this fascinating 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.
#19 John Adam Kinnick
This family was included in the first book I published about the Kinnick ancestors:
John Adam Kinnick was born in Maryland in about 1778, before his parents (John and Ann) moved to North Carolina in about 1792. He was their first born child and son.
He married Anney Call in North Carolina in November of 1803. He died in about 1822 and she in about 1845, both in North Carolina.
1. Mary (Polly), b. 1806, married William Etchison in 1828
2. Sarah (1809-1876)
3. Temperance (Tempy), b. 1813, married Edward Lee in 1852
4. John Adam (Jack), b. 1817; d. 1893, Johnson Co, IN; married Mary Emmeline Harris
5. Incy Jane (1819-1872) married William Pulaski Chamberlain in Hot Springs, AR
6. Elizabeth (b. 1821)
Their one son, Jack, and his wife, Mary Emmeline Harris (his first cousin; she was a daughter of John and Susannah (Kinnick) Harris - Susannah a daughter of John and Ann Kinnick - We will do Susannah as #20, next week), had eight children born in Johnson County, Indiana; most lived to adulthood and had children of their own.
As shared last week, the descendants of this family have been fascinating to research and write stories about. 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! ;-)