Here is another fun project that Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings has come up with to further challenge us. I am having fun participating in this exercise and wonder what he will come up with next week! Here is the challenge for this week: Provide a list of your paternal grandmother's patrilineal line. Answer these questions: * What was your father's mother's maiden name?
Etta Mae Smalley born June 21, 1901 near Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon and died February 15, 1993 in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon.
* What was your father's mother's father's name? Andrew Anderson Smalley born April 3, 1853 in Falls Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania and died March 12, 1943 in Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon. * What is your father's mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line? Only Andrew Smalley's fathers name is Benjamin L. Smalley nothing else known about him and he is currently a brick wall. * Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? My Grandmother, Etta was one of 14 children. Six of them were brothers: David Jesse died at the age of 46 of a burst appendix was married once for a short time and never had children. Second brother, David Edgar was single all of his life, third brother, Andrew Jr. died as a young boy, fourth Christopher died as a baby, fifth Carl White married a woman with four children and had none. Sixth and last brother, Benjamin L. stayed single and was named after his grandfather. If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further. Unfortunately, Andrew's only brother Edgar was married for a short time before he died in a mine accident in Nevada and never had a chance to produce children. I would have to first break through and be able to learn more about Benjamin L. Smalley's family before this project would be of any help to me at this time.