This week's challenge from Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings is another hit!
"Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places). [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your software for this.]
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 chart generator from Kid Zone for this.] [Note: Thank you to Sheri Fenley for the "Heritage Pie" chart idea.]
4. Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook or google+."
Armed with this assignment, I fire up my genealogy program and bring you my 16 great-great-grandparents, along with their origins and places of death.
William M. BEAN was born 18 Sep 1792 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He married Rachel WISEMAN 20 Nov 1813 in Monroe County, [West] Virginia. He died 01 Jan 1864 at Wiseman's Hollow, Monroe Co., [W] VA.
Rachel WISEMAN was born 23 Apr 1790 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She died 07 Nov 1856 in Monroe Co., [W] VA. The couple are both buried in the BEAN Family Cemetery, located on the old Bean Farm near Waiteville, Monroe Co., WV.
Samuel PERKINS was born 21 Apr 1778 in Virginia [the exact location is unsure]. He married Elizabeth TUCKWILLER 15 Sep 1812 in Greenbrier Co., [W] VA. He died 19 Jan 1854 in Fort Spring, Greenbrier County, [W] VA.
Elizabeth TUCKWILLER was born 08 Nov 1779 in Greenbrier County, [W]VA. She died 28 Jul 1867 in Fort Spring, Greenbrier County, [W] VA. They are both buried at Mount Vernon ME Church Cemetery [in the "Old" cemetery] at Fort Spring, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Richard C. FAUDREE was born 1834 in Halifax, Virginia. He married Mary Margaret WICKLINE on 28 Oct 1856 in Monroe County, [W] VA. He died 01 Jan 1902 in Sweet Spring, Monroe, West Virginia.
Mary Margaret WICKLINE was born 1831 in Monroe County, [W] VA. Her date of death is unknown. Mary is buried in the Wickline Cemetery located near old Centennial, Monroe Co., WV. It is believed that Richard is also buried here.
George W. CARNEFIX was born about 1831. It is believed he was born in Virginia, as all of his siblings were, but this has not been proven. He married Mary Susan DAUGHERTY on 02 May 1860 in Monroe County, [W] VA. He died in Oct 1864 at the Battle of Cedar Creek, in Bath County, Virginia.
Mary Susan DAUGHERTY was born 1834 in Monroe County, [W] VA. After CARNEFIX's death in 1864, she married Jacob Elijah WICKLINE on 19 Feb 1873 in Monroe Co., WV. It is unknown when she died. It is believed that CARNEFIX was buried at the site of the Battle of Cedar Creek, and Mary was buried at the Wickline Cemetery, near Centennial in Monroe Co., WV.
Gottleib DREHER was born 1827 in Baden, Germany. He married Sarah HUNSINGER it is believed before coming to the US. He died Jan 1893 in Jefferson County, KY.
Sarah HUNSINGER was born 1829 in Alsace, Germany. She died 15 Sep 1900 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY. The are both buried at Cave Hill Ceetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.
John BENZEL was born 11 Jan 1835 in Prussia. He married Wilhelmina LAMBRECHT about 1860 in Prussia. He died 18 Jan 1899 in Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana.
Wilhelmina LAMBRECHT was born 25 May 1835 in Prussia. She died 07 Mar 1924 in Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN. They are both buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Lawrence Co., IN.
Isadore BANET was born 27 Sep 1832 in Doubs, Jourmenot [Arcy] France. He married Rosalie SPRIGLER in Floyd County, IN. He died 30 May 1901 in Floyd Knobs, Floyd County, Indiana.
Rosalie SPRIGLER was born 25 Jul 1836 in Floyd County, Indiana. She died 23 Feb 1904 in Floyd Knobs, Floyd Co., IN. They are both buried at St. Mary of the Knobs Cemetery, Floyd Knobs, Floyd County, Indiana.
Joseph EVE was born 11 Jan 1829 in France. He married Annette UNKNOWN before 1858 in Indiana. He died 08 Jan 1892 in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana.
Annette UNKNOWN was born 12 Feb 1840 in Indiana. She died 01 May 1870 in Indiana. They are both buried at St. Mary of the Knobs Cemetery, Floyd Knobs, Floyd Co., IN.
Since I did not get to this exercise until Sunday, and have to work at my regular job in the early afternoon, I did do the "extra credit". However, I did thoroughly enjoy the exercise and thank Randy for another fun challenge!!!