Honestly, I thought that I probably wouldn't find a connection to AJ Jacobs and the Global Family Reunion at all, and especially not this early in the game. But eventually, the connections worked their way into Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, where my the majority of my daughter and husband's ancestors come from. Bingo!
Still 49 steps away, but neat!
Me -> my husband -> his father -> his mother -> her father, Spurgeon Moore -> his mother, Sarah Jane Dobson Moore -> her mother, Sarah Purdy Dobson -> her father, Samuel Purdy -> his brother, Gabriel Purdy -> his daughter, Julia Ann Purdy Porter -> her daughter, Clara Porter Haskell George -> her husband, Henry George -> his mother, Cynthia Angenetta Hawes Powers -> her mother, Cynthia Witherell Hawes -> her mother, Cynthia Claflin Witherell -> her father, Nehemiah Claflin -> his father, Noah Claffland -> his father, Antipas Claffland-> his brother, Daniel Claflin-> his son, Robert Claflin -> his son, Daniel Claflin -> his daughter Phoebe Claflin Sprague -> her son, Almon Sprague -> his wife, Lucy Bentley Sprague -> her brother, Orlando Bentley -> his wife, Caroline Sears Bentley -> her sister, Elizaette Sears Austin -> her son, Duane S. Austin -> his son, Lloyd Austin -> his daughter, Gertrude Austin English -> her husband, James A. English -> his father, John Royal English -> his mother, Alice Parker Finnell -> her husband Ashford Bartlett Finnell -> his sister, Nora Finnell Ayers -> her husband, Frank C. Ayers -> his father, George Ayers -> his wife, Nancy Morrison Ayers -> her daughter, Nellie Crowley Kuntz -> her husband, Edward Kuntz -> his sister, Emma Kuntz Ferrell -> her daughter, Georgia Ferrell Hirsch Takacs -> her husband, Irwin Hirsch -> his mother, Harriet Friedenheit Hirsch -> her sister, Sophie Friedenheit Kingsbacher (AJ's 2nd great grandmother).