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 nine weeks… to the first George Washington Kinnick… now, to the second child, another son, born after John and Mary migrated from Maryland to North Carolina. This time, adding him 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.
#24 James Kinnick
This family was included in the first book I published about the Kinnick ancestors:
James Kinnick was born in North Carolina in March 1795, after his parents (John and Ann) moved to North Carolina in 1792. He was their nineth child and and fifth son.
He married Margaret Eckles (1792-1843) in Rowan Co, North Carolina in Feb 1817.
They had 8 children together:
1. Eliza Kinnick (1817-1863) married Samuel Henry in 1845.
2. Nancy Emeline Kinnick (1820-1846) married Geroge Wesley Burk in Mar 1840 in Johnson Co, Iowa.
3. William Franklin Kinnick (1822-1895) married Elizabeth Stinson in 1847.
4. Henry Kinnick (1824-1850)
5. Perlina Kinnick (1826-1908) married Thomas Rumbley Hubbell in Feb 1846 in North Carolina.
6. Emily Camilla Kinnick (1828- ??) married Lazarus Henry VanDyke.
7. Mary Kinnick (1830-??) married Alexander Robison.
8. James W. (Jr.) Kinnick (1834-1909) married Mary A. Alexander in 1856 in Johnson Co, IN.
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! ;-)