Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) Reader Doug Greenhill suggested this challenge: “What is the time span between your first known immigrant direct ancestor to your last known immigrant direct ancestor?”
2) Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post or in a status line on Facebook. Leave a comment with a link to your blog post if you write one.
Her Direct Ancestor Time Span
My first known direct immigrant ancestors arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. They are:
- John Howland
- Elizabeth Tilley Howland
- Joan Hurst Tilley
- John Tilley
- William Brewster
- Mary Brewster
My most recent direct ancestor immigrant is my great-grandfather Carl August Peterson (1868-1950). He arrived in the United States from Sweden in 1881.
1881-1620= 261 years time span.
His Direct Ancestor Time Span
My husband’s first known direct immigrant ancestor may have arrived during the late 1600’s or early 1700’s. The earliest documented ancestor in the United States is his 7x great-grandfather Ephraim Overman (?-1732). Ephraim was a member of the Quaker church in 1708 in North Carolina.
His most recent direct immigrant ancestor is his grandmother Margaret Gospodnetich Matulich (1896-1974). She arrived in the United States from Croatia in 1920.
1920-1708= 212 years time span.