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 seven 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.
#22 Mary Kinnick
This family was included in the first book I published about the Kinnick ancestors:
Kinnick Early US Family History
Mary Kinnick was born in Maryland in 1787, before her parents (John and Ann) moved to North Carolina in about 1792. She was their sixth child and and third daughter. [They also had a seventh child and fourth daughter, named Milly, born in Maryland in 1789. She married Basil Hagen, and we know little more of her family.]
She first married Peter Rector, Jr., in May 1804. in Charlestown, North Carolina. He died in 1827 in North Carolina. They had ten sons. [She lived until 1873, married twice more later in life (Peter Rector and Peter Little), and died in Indiana.]
Their children (each born in Rowan Co, North Carolina):
1. John Rector (1806-1872)
2. George Rector (b. 1806)
3. Jacob Rector (1810-1880) married and migrated to Emporia, Lyon Co, Kansas - where I lived for 15 years and was able to do extensive research on his family. ;-)
4. Elizabeth Rector (1812-1899) married David Nugen. [She died in New London, Henry Co, Iowa.]
5. Mark Rector (1813-1854) married Elizabeth Little Lineback in Sep 1841, in St. Joseph Co, IN; where she died.
6. Nancy Rector (1815-1908)
7. Lucinda Rector (1819-1866) married Lewis Hendricks in Nov 1842, in Wayne Co, IN.
8. Patsy Rector (b. Oct 1821)
9. Andrew Jackson Rector (1823-1904) married Elizabeth Walsmith in Dec 1846.
10. Mary Jane Rector (1826-1921) married Phillip Fox in Wayne 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. Aside from Jacob, I've done little personal research not he rest of 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! ;-)