This week genealogy blogger Randy Seaver has invited followers to look at the lifespans of their second great grandparents.
1) We each have 16 great-great grandparents. How did their birth and death years vary? How long were their lifespans?
2) For this week, please list your 16 great-great grandparents, their birth year, their death year, and their lifespan in years.
I maintain an ancestor table spreadsheet using the Ahnentafel numbering system of my own and my husband’s forebears. Sometimes it is very easy to get distracted by the breadth of the family tree. It is useful to look back at the main trunk.
Mine and my husband’s great great grandparents are the 3*great grandparents of my children. They are numbered 32 to 63 on the table
|Name||Ahnentafel number||age at death||lived|
|George Edward Young||32||64||1826-1890|
|Sullivan||40||I do not know anything about the parents of Henry Sullivan|
|Francis Gilbart Edwards||46||65||1848-1913|
|Philip Champion de Crespigny||48||77||1850-1927|
|Annie Frances Chauncy||49||25||1857-1883|
|Edward Walter Hughes||50||68||1854-1922|
|James Francis Cudmore||52||75||1837-1912|
|Ellen Jane Mainwaring||55||75||1845-1920|
|Agathe Maria Lang||61||74||1852-1926|
|Gustav [Alfons] Waldemar Karl Peters||62||44||1860-1904|
|Agnes Helene Louise Stern||63||57||1861-1918|
My great great grandmother Annie Frances Champion de Crespigny née Chauncy (1857-1883) died at the age of 25 of pelvic cellulitis after a 3week illness.
This generation was born between 1822 and 1862. The most recent death of this generation of our family was 1942: my great great grandmother Henrietta Bertz née Ritter (1862-1942).
|My mother with her great grandmother Henrietta Bertz née Ritter Easter 1941|