I know, I know ... it's Monday but just saw this and thought it would be fun too!
Saturday's mission from Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings blog was:
1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death, and marriage data (dates & places).
2) Determine the countries (or states) that these ancestors lived in at their birth and at their death.
3) For extra credit, go make a "Heritage Pie" chart for the country of origin (birth place) for these 16 ancestors. [Hint: you could use the cart generator from Kid Zone for this.]
4) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook or google+.
WARNING: The following ancestors have been researched, but some of the information lacks standard sources. So please do not copy. Someday I hope that they will be fully sourced.
Here are my 16 great-greats:
William Porter, parents unknown, was born about 1794, most likely in Connecticut but birth has been seen as New York also. He most likely died in May 1862 in Knox County, Ohio, USA. He married Catherine ? Davis on 24 Sep 1842 in Knox County, Ohio, USA.
Catherine ?, parents unknown, was born abt 1810 in New York. She died 14 Jun 1882 in Knox County, Ohio, USA.
Unknown father of Mary Hontoon/Huntoon, supposedly born in Pennsylvania. Marriage and death information unknown.
Unknown mother of Mary Hontoon/Huntoon, supposedly born in Pennsylvania. Marriage and death information unknown.
John Linn, son of Jacob Linn and Elizabeth Ulrich, was born 6 Nov 1822 in Pennsylvania. He died 22 May 1911 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA. On 23 Jun 1850 he married Ellen Fitzsimmons in Stark County, Ohio, USA.
Ellen Fitzsimmons, daughter of William Fitzsimmons and Collen Cahill, was born 24 Aug 1822 in County Down, Ireland. She died 11 Dec 1885 n Navarre, Stark, Ohio, USA.
Mathew Mathias Carlin Sr., son of unknown parents, was born about 1816 in County Louth, Ireland. He died 24 Mar 1900 in Canal Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, USA. He married on unknown date in Ireland Jane Rochford.
Jane Rochford, daughter of unknown parents, was born abt 1830 in County Louth, Ireland. She died 3 Apr 1866 in Ohio. USA.
Ingham Wood, son of John Wood and Phebe Bradford, was born 19 Mar 1821 in Clark County, Ohio, USA. He died 4 Sep 1902 in Union County, Ohio, USA. On 22 Apr 1841 he married Ann Maskill in Union County, Ohio, USA.
Ann Maskill, daughter of Robert Maskill and Isabelle Middletown, was born 10 Oct 1818 in England. She died 1 Sep 1878 in Union County, Ohio, USA.
Unknown father of James William Lewis. Place of birth unknown.
Unknown mother of James William Lewis. Place of birth unknown.
Jacob Henry Shafer, son of William T Shafer and Sarah "Sally" DeWitt, was born 10 Jan 1814 in Delaware County, Ohio, USA. On 24 Nov 1841 in Marion County, Ohio, USA he married Hester Ann Cupp.
Hester Ann Cupp, daughter of Conrad Cupp and Elizabeth Croninger, was born 6 Oct 1819 in Pickaway County, Ohio, USA. She died 7 Jul 1910 in Union Township, Van Wert, Ohio, USA.
Andrew Gandy, son of Abijah Gandy and Rebecca Harris, was born 9 Aug 1826 in Clark County, Ohio, USA. He died 29 May 1900 in Leesburg Township, Union, Ohio, USA. 27 Nov 1847 in Union County, Ohio, USA he married Elizabeth Ann Johnson.
Elizabeth Ann Johnson, daughter of Elias Johnson and Eliza Hyde, was born between 1821-1822 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA. She died 9 Oct 1894 in Union County, Ohio, USA.
This was a good exercise as I can quickly see that I have 5 unknown great-great grandparents. Hopefully someone will see this and say "Hey, I know that guy's parents!".
Edited: 7:20pm - looked at this again and realized that I actually only have 4 unknowns and one from England that I did not input to the chart