52 Ancestors Week 3: Long Line

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Time for the next 52 Ancestors challenge!

52 Photos and 52 Ancestors sharing bacgesPlease share with us a profile of an ancestor or relative who matches this week's theme:

Long Line

From Amy Johnson Crow:

Is there a trait or an occupation that seems to have been in your family tree for generations? Is there a line in your genealogy that's been in a particular place for a long, long time? Maybe you have Long as a surname. Be creative! Remember, there is no right or wrong way to interpret the prompt.

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ago in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
edited ago by Eowyn Langholf
Hi Cousin Eowyn,

I am doing the 52 Ancestors Challenge, but have not gotten my 52 ancestors for 2020 badge as yet. When you recover from the scan-a-thon, can you please send it along? And I will respond to week 3 as soon as I recover from the scan-a-thon. Good job all on the Thon! Thanks! Carol
Actually Eowyn, I too also have not received a badge for the 52 Ancestors 2020 participation. Thank you.
I too would like a 2020 badge.  Thanks. I'm trying real hard to keep up better than 2019.
I am in this boat, too,  Thank you cousins.
Actually it looks like nobody has gotten theirs yet.
There certainly are. It’s teaching on my father’s side of the family. All of his siblings taught, or were administrators. All of my cousins are teachers, except one. 2 of my sisters taught. My father started out as a lawyer, but ended up teaching patent law for the government. I lectured in Opthalmic Principles on the side, for twenty years.
If you have not received an participants badge for 2020, You will need to add your name and request to this thread. Thank you.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/969955/are-you-participating-the-2020-ancestors-photos-challenges

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This is an Oklahoma Historical Society photo of the long line of men, who made the 1893 land run. They are waiting to file their claims at the Enid land office. My great grandfather, Alvin Porter Long, was one of these men. My only question is that I know that my great grandmother, Phoebe Morris, also made the run in a wagon with her sister, and I do not see any women in this photo. Maybe one of her brothers, who also made the run, filed for her.

ago by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (124k points)
edited ago by Alexis Nelson

Her brother probably filed and ran for her.

SJ you are right about Phoebe having her brothers with her. She always was close to her family. My great grandfather was alone until he married Phoebe.
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This is a tough one! I will choose a genealogy line, though all my immigrant ancestors must have stood in a number of lines to get to where they ended up :) ! My grandmother, Anna Blanchard Driver was a very prideful woman and told the story that she was a descendant of an original American Immigrant family. Turns out she was rather correct! While not Mayflower original, Her ancestor Walter Fyler did arrive during the Great Puritan Migration (1620-1640).  Here is Hannah Ann Filer Blanchard, my great grandmother who came to California from Massachusetts with her brother following the death of her father in 1850. 

ago by Lyn Sara Gulbransen G2G6 Mach 1 (17.5k points)
edited ago by Lyn Sara Gulbransen
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I come from a long line of persons who married their relatives. My maternal grandparents are third cousins. Two sets of 3rd GGP were first cousins--Harriman-759 and Harriman-760 as well as Bowden-2976 and Perkins-12474. Harriman-895 married his first cousin, and when she died, he married secondly his first wife's sister (also his first cousin).
ago by S Mercer G2G6 (9.5k points)
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OK, I'll continue in the Oklahoma Territory theme.  This is a picture of a long line of hard-drinking men at the saloon in Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma, that was owned by my great-grandfather Isaac McHenry (1861-1930):

Isaac McHenry's Saloon - Woods County, Okllahoma

As the picture suggests, he had a loyal customer base but his saloon was not so popular in some circles.  The headline from this article in the Capron Hustler opposing one of his liquor license applications says it all:

 "Down with Buncoe, Boodle, and Booze," Capron [Oklahoma Territory] Hustler, Nov. 10, 1904, p. 1, col. 1; image, Newspapers.com, (https://www.newspapers.com/image/582031830/ : accessed 24 Dec 2019).

ago by Scott McClain G2G2 (2.8k points)
Thank you Scott for sharing your great grandfather Isaac with us. The photo is absolutely fabulous, and the story behind it is so interesting.
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The first long lines that I ever found in my ancestry (ancestree) were the Burrow & Hancock lines and also the Stephens line - both of which go back to the time of the English civil war in the mid 1600s.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Burrow-403

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stephens-6615

The Hancocks are on my fathers side and lived in Somerset. The Stephens are on my mothers side and lived in Cornwall.
I have since also found one other line that goes back to the 1500s through my matrolineal lines of McCallum, McMillan and Breckeridge in Ayrshire and Argyll in Scotland. This line is also on my mothers side as well.
Sadly those lines are on My heritage and there are no sources so I don't know how accurate they are.
Also sadly I have not yet found any one connected to the aristocracy that would give me a gateway ancestor back to 1066 or earlier - so I am happy with 2 of my lines going back to the 1600s.  The civil war means that a lot of parish records were lost or destroyed.
ago by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (683k points)
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My grandma Amy when she was young use to work in a hotel folding sheets. She would walk back and forth over and over again in a line for hours doing this job.
ago by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 2 (21.4k points)
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Charles Coleman was lucky to have stable employment with the telephone company, a booming industry in the early 20th century. As a lineman he probably installed and repaired hundreds of miles of long telephone lines.

ago by C Ryder G2G6 Mach 5 (52.5k points)
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G W Hampel, my grandfather was a car inspector for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He walked many a long line of cars. Here he is as a fireman, his first job on PR.

ago by Shirley Davis G2G6 Mach 1 (13.6k points)
edited ago by Shirley Davis
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My great great grandma  Precious Buckingham Pruett was living in Oakland, California at the time of the "Great San Francisco Earthquake" in 1906.  More than 150,000 people fled to Oakland, doubling its population in 72 hours after the quake.  Here is a photo of the relief line.

ago by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (171k points)

It is as if people were more civilized back then wink

Thanks for the story
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There is a photo that includes my Great-Aunt, Anna Lucille Rammel-May (1895-1951) ... it has a group of women lining up outside of the Tax Collectors Office in Decatur, Macon, Illinois .. they are lined up to protest the amount of the high taxes.

The line is not real long ... but I also appreciated the story about her lining up to protest high taxes ... note the sign in the background.

She is 2nd from the right.

ago by Bill Sims G2G6 Mach 4 (46.1k points)
Thank you Bill for a great photo, Anna and her friends are lovely. Glad this photo is in such good condition, since it wonderful being able to see the way they are dressed—love those hats.
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I have a suggestion ... the Photo challenge has a link that can be copied to add a free space on the profile where the photo is actually stored ... sometimes that is how to get it displayed ... since I occasionally use a photo in the ancestor challenge, it might be good to have such a link to a free space to be copied to a profile ... not real sure how all this works ... but know sometimes people can't see my photo s unless I add the link to the profile.

Also, I haven't got my challenge badges for both contests on my profile for 2020.

Thanks for all you do!!
ago by Bill Sims G2G6 Mach 4 (46.1k points)
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https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Colville-325 William Colville of Lesnessock and Tradigal (1662), my fifth great grandfather, pretty well documented.   It goes back further but this is the farthest back with good sources.

ago by Joelle Colville-Hanson G2G6 Mach 6 (67.4k points)
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I am a 9th generation Vermonter.  I like to say this, and it is true, but it isn't the whole story.  I can trace this long line to Charles Andrew Jr., [Andrew-974], although I have other ancestors who came earlier to Vermont, stayed, but had longer generations.  I can find eight generations in the ground, with Charles Andrew Jr. the first of that long line.  I will be the ninth, but not too soon, I hope. How many generations you have in the ground is one way to measure how long your family has been here.  This seems almost archaic, as people can move so freely now, independent of the old homestead.  My truth is along with being a 9th G. Vermonter, I can say I am also everything else down from ninth; eighth, seventh, all the way to not a Vermonter at all.  It is all how you define that long line.
ago by Carolyn Adams G2G6 Mach 2 (24.3k points)
edited ago by Carolyn Adams
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My ancestor https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Humble-713 was born at Heddon-on-the-wall (great name for a town BTW) in the early 1800's. She would have played on the following section of Hadrian's wall where my feet are standing. 200 years ago my ancestor played on the wall and 2000 years ago the Romans built the wall.

ago by David Grawrock G2G5 (5.4k points)
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I have one long line in my family tree with members of the same family living in the same village for more than 10 generations, but I am saving that family for another week.

I have a lot of shoemakers in my family tree on multiple lines. The furthest back is Robert Camp who is listed as a shoemaker in the baptism entry for his son Daniel in 1691. There were still descendants of Robert working as shoemakers 200 years later.

ago by Ray Hawkes G2G6 Mach 3 (35.5k points)
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Discussing the most noble and ancient house of Bl-....Er...Hamel: https://allroadhaverhill.blogspot.com/2020/01/52-ancestors-week-3-long-line.html 

Starting with my grandfather and working my way back. 

ago by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (278k points)
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My 4th great grandfather François Savy was one of the earliest settlers in Seychelles in 1785. The family line there continues all the way to my mother, about 150 years. 

ago by Chris Hampson G2G6 Pilot (100k points)
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My long line encompasses a long line of carpenters among our ancestors from as early as 1622 to the present. Our 9th GGF, [[Barber-642|Thomas Barber]] arrived on the Christian as a carpenter's apprentice under Francis Stiles, who was contracted by Sir Richard Saltonstall to build houses for the early settlers in Windsor, CT. His son, [[Barber-1371|Lt. Thomas Barber II]], our 8th GGF, built the first sawmill, gristmill and church in Simsbury, CT. Our 5th GGF, Oviatt-192|William Oviatt]], whose daughter, Marinda, married into the Barber family, was a carpenter who moved from Milford, CT to Pownal, VT. William's wife, Sarah Munson, was the daughter of [[Munson-459|Timothy Munson]]. Timothy, our 6th GGF, was a carpenter, tailor and innkeeper. He moved from New Haven, CT to Pownal, VT. William and Sarah (Munson) Oviatt's daughter, Marinda married Joseph Barber, Jr. our 4th GGPs. Their daughter, Lucy, married Jeduthan Baldwin, our 3rd GGPs. Jeduthan's father, [[Baldwin-10529|Pvt. Josiah Baldwin]] was a skilled carpenter and served as a carpenter artificer at Fishkill, NY during the revolution. These ancestors are all on my father's paternal side. On his maternal side, my great grandfather [[Rathgeber-166|John Christian Rathgeber]] was a boss carpenter, who received a US Patent for a shade modification on 14 June 1887! My father was a self-taught carpenter, who built his retirement cabin in central Wisconsin and did carpentry work when he wasn't working as a switch man for the Milwaukee Road. My brother has inherited remarkable carpentry skills from this 385 year Long Line history of carpenters. In addition to building his 3-4k square foot log palace summer vacation home in central Wisconsin, he made a kayak with alternating light and dark-colored wood shined to a slick finish such that you could see your reflection and without one nail!

ago by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
These are among the lines we share, and a pleasure it is to revisit them.   I am working on the generation of your Lucy Barber Baldwin, as I descend from two of her sisters.   I found that picture of Lucy and marveled again how like she is to the family I knew in Pownal.   Those genes can't be denied.  Question, where are Lucy and Jeduthan buried?  Cannot find them on Findagrave.  Thanks for all you do.
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I am a direct descendant of [[Archambault-47|Antoine Archambault]], whose son was the origin of the Quebec line of Archambault’s in North America in 1645.
ago by Phil Jourdeuil G2G6 (6.7k points)
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This is the 'ship of the line' HMS Ville de Paris, named for the French flagship which sailed during the American Revolutionary War.  My fourth great grandfather, Samuel Avery, was a carpenter aboard the later HMS Ville de Paris, and probably saw service when she was in the Mediterranean.  For over 200 years, there has been a long line of seafarers in my family: mariners, Royal Navy officers, and shipwrights.

ago by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (801k points)

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