December 2019 BioBuilders - Families with multiple births

+12 votes

This month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is families with multple births - twins, triplets, etc. You can do either or both parents. Everyone have fun.

Thank you for your support.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section:

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • names of children, if any
  • death date/place

Biography Section:

  • Written (full) sentences stating the facts above, adding inline sources to each fact.
  • Is the profile '''Genealogically Defined?'''
  • As a general rule biographies should be in your own words. Paraphrase and rewrite, don't copy/paste.
  • Baptism, burial, military, and other life events with inline sources.
  • Something to "humanize" the person, such as career or avocation with sources.
  • List of children with at least one pertinent fact.
  • Some list siblings. (I think this takes up real estate.)
  • Explanatory remarks, if needed (e.g. disputed persons information, Research Notes, whatever needs extra explaining).
  • Photos or pictures, background. Not a must, but nice (you need to own the copyright unless they are in the public domain).
  • Categories.
  • Connection to the Global Tree.
  • All duplicates merged or initiated.
  • Links to persons and events, perhaps from Wikipedia.
  • Historical context as related to the person's life.
  • Sources, Sources, Sources.

You can see some ideas on where to find some of this information on the Biography Builders space page.

Use "comments" below to ask questions.

NOTE: Biography Builders will not show on the tracker. Please add a list to your answer.

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders

P.S. Suggestions for future themes are ways welcome, especially if they tie into, or help, a Wikitree Project.

[edited to add a link to the space page so the question will show up there]

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
edited by Debi Hoag

The following are the links to multiple births categories and templates.

Hope this helps



Thanks Janet! Twins run in my family and I found a wonderful picture of triplets in my Grandmother's things. I never knew about the template!

23 Answers

+10 votes
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
edited by Kathy Rabenstein
Didn't know there is such a category, but do now and found it - thank you.
I didn't know of this category either but found it last night and added it to the four profiles
+8 votes
I'll probably skip this month. It's Christmas, but also, while twins run in my family, I'm not sure of an easy way to find them in my tree. If I happen to run across any as I work on improving some of the other profiles, I'll come back here and post them.
by Alicia Taylor G2G6 Mach 3 (33.1k points)
+7 votes
I am in for the month
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (454k points)
+9 votes
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
edited by Janet Wild
+9 votes
I will try to get some done
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Mach 7 (75.6k points)
+9 votes
I don't have time to do these at the moment, but Silas Haskell and William Henry Haskell b. 1833 in Maine were twins.  They both could use a lot of work because I did them when I first joined Wikitree.
by Peggy Moss G2G6 Mach 1 (19.3k points)
+9 votes

This will be a challenge, but did find one that I've not already written a biography for, and hope to locate a few more.

  1. Susannah King Roach mother of one twin set with Mathias C. Roach
  2. Mathias Croe Roach father of two sets of twins. 
  3. Rhetta Edwards Roche mother of one twin set with Mathias C. Roach
  4. Mathias Croe Roche twin son of Mathias and Rhetta Roche
  5. Betta Werner McGuire mother of triplets that did not live 
  6. Charles Joseph McGuire father of triplets that did not live
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (362k points)
edited by Patricia Roche
+7 votes
I don't think I have a single twin in my family. Well maybe a few obscure ones that I wouldn't be able to find. Anyway I found a couple that needed bios and research.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+10 votes
by Melissa Arjona G2G2 (2.7k points)
edited by Melissa Arjona
+7 votes
I'll try and find some to work on.
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
edited by Traci Thiessen
+10 votes

I think I have a few twins I can do.

1. Pierre Teller (1747 - 1783)  father of twins Eunice and Miriam

2. Margaret Hains (1752 - 1835)  mother of twins Eunice and Miriam

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
+10 votes

I think I have a few, will try to squeeze them in this month!

  1. Marie Adea Rivet, mother of twins Agathe & Ada Landry b. 23 Aug 1878
  2. Elias Rivet (minor updates), father of twins Paul and Pauline Rivet, b. 29 Jun 1827
  3. Magdeleine Lambert, mother of twins Paul and Pauline Rivet, b. 29 Jun 1827
  4. Paul Rivet, twin, b. 29 Jun 1827
  5. Pauline Rivet, twin, b. 29 Jun 1827
  6. Denis Gerasime Rivette, twin, b. 20 Sep 1876
  7. Joseph Antoine Rivette, twin, b. 20 Sep 1876
  8. Jacob Barnhisel, father of Esther & Jacob, b. 12 Nov 1845
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Mach 6 (63.4k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
+6 votes

I have a few profiles that fit the bill.

1. Submit (Loring) Estabrook, mother of Job and Joseph

by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
edited by Bob Keniston
+6 votes
My Dad was a twin and so was one of my mother's sisters, both their twins died in infancy, but I'll work on those profiles and on their parents.
by Christine Frost G2G6 Mach 5 (50.8k points)
+6 votes
I know I do have twins somewhere in my tree - and I have categorised them, so should be able to find them. I have yet to discover any triplets - I am guessing there were quite rare in the 17-1800s
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
I have a set of triplets that my Grandmother had a postcard of that were born in 1914. I posted the photo because I had no idea who they were. I still have not connected them to my family. Project?

#1 Mary Ann Bachell and her husband

#2 George Court had one set of twins who survived infancy.

+6 votes
Through research on the Genealogy of my  Murray Line,  my father's side, I have found that as far back as 1840-41, which is when complete census’ began, there have been 3 sets of boy/girl twins born.

The first that I found was in 1857 to  my 2nd great grandfather, WILLIAM MURRAY AND MARY ANN BARWISE of Cumberland, England; the births being:  James and Catherine Murray.

The second was in 1901 to my grandfather, GEORGE MURRAY AND MARY  DAVIS  of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the births being, my father,  Walter Malone  and Mary Ann (Pauline)  Murray.

The third was in 1956  to  my sister, Betty Murray Hankins  and Harold Walker Rinehart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  the births being:  Sharman Elaine and Gary Wayne Rinehart.

On my Mother's side,the Weir's, I found 1 set of boy twins born in 1885.
by Evelyn McKelvey G2G6 Mach 1 (14.8k points)
+6 votes
by Christine Frost G2G6 Mach 5 (50.8k points)
edited by Christine Frost
+2 votes
I have been working on Builders Multiple Births, adding dates of birth, marriage and deaths to twin profiles. I have worked on Gilliam-408,  Brown 70626, Brown-70871, and Brown-7070.  Cleveland-2575, Ford-11288, Cleveland-2777, and Cleveland-27784.

Helen Holt    Thornton-5581
+2 votes
I would like to join BioBuilders. I have been working on the twins in my family and husbands line.  I have done Brown-70626, Brown 70870, Brown 70871, Gillam-408

and Cleveland -2515, Ford-11288,Cleveland-2777, and Cleveland 2784.

Helen L Holt   Thornton-5581
+3 votes

I would like to join Biography Builders.  I have been working on Twins, profiles.(1) Brown-70871, (2)Brown 70870, (3)Brown-70626,(4) Gillam-406,I have added the Roach Twins Roach-(5)


Parents: (7)Jernigan-783 and

(8) Roach-3016 

Cleveland twins:






the Sain twins. 



Plus parents. 

(15)Sain-39   And (16) Mother Thornton-5729

by Helen Holt G2G3 (3.6k points)
edited by Helen Holt
Helen, thanks for writing up biographies.  It really helps improve the tree.  You can make it easier for Bob by numbering the profiles you completed.  You can do this by simply editing your reply.

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