Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Little Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, on Sunday

Chicago, Illinois (1893)
Over at Genea-musings, Randy Seaver gave the challenge to play a form of ancestor name roulette. It sounded fun to me, and I have a few minutes to enjoy. Here are the results of my 'spin.'

  1. My great-grandmother, Maud May (Morgan) Bemiss, was born in 1884. Divide 1884 by 90 and get 20.93333..., rounded up to 21.
  2. Person number 21 on my ahnentafel is my third great-grandmother Grace Eliza Coryell.
    1. born on September 12, 1838, in Nichols, Tioga County, New York to Charles Patterson and Harriet Nancy (Field) Coryell. Charles was a physician.
    2. married on October 10, 1860, to Eugene Marguerat, probably in New York. Eugene was also a physician.
    3. died on March 6, 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
    4. buried in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago
  3. Three facts about Grace:
    1. She attended the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1852.
    2.  Eugene and Grace moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1862, where they were very active in civic and social activities. They had seven children:
    3. Grace was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, being a descendant of both Emanuel and John Coryell. John Coryell served with the Associators and when the British evacuated Philadelphia he supplied Washington with boats to cross the Delaware at Coryell's Ferry. Emanuel Coryell, while serving in the army, was wounded and received a pension of the rank of captain.
Very fun exercise!

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