Tuesday, May 20, 2014

52 Ancestors: #21 Elizabeth Kinnick

52 Ancestors: #21 Elizabeth Kinnick

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 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 six weeks… to the first George Washington Kinnick…  now, to another of his sisters, born in Maryland. This time, adding her family to the WikiTree entries.

She 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.

#21 Elizabeth Kinnick

This family was included in the first book I published about the Kinnick ancestors:

Kinnick Early US Family History


print book:

Elizabeth Kinnick was born in Maryland in 1782, before her parents (John and Ann) moved to North Carolina in about 1792. She was their third child and and first daughter.

She married James Harbin in August of 1803 in North Carolina. He died in 1845 in Knox Co, Indiana, he in 1855. They just had two sons.

Their children:

1. Allen Cartright Harbin (1809-1873) married Mary Jane Stevenson in 1846. They had eight children.
2. David Granderson Harbin (1820-1873) first married Sarah Scott in 1842; they had a son. She died in 1845. He second married Louisa Ann Byers in 1847. Then had ten children.

As shared last week, the descendants of this extended family have also been fascinating to research and write stories about.  There is much more to be done on this family.

The 1953 Kinnick Genealogy Book has been the starting point for much of my KINNICK family history research.

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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