March 21, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Paternal Grandmother's Patrilineal Line

Randy Seaver's Gena-Musings Saturday night post for March 21, 2009-

Provide a list of your paternal grandmother's patrilineal line. Answer these questions:

* What was your father's mother's maiden name?

* What was your father's mother's father's name?

* What is your father's mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?

* Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.
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My father’s mother’s maiden name is Ethel Wheeler b 1889 in Seney Michigan.

Her father’s name is James Byard Wheeler b 1852 in Sheffield Twp. Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario.

James Byard is the son of James McLean Wheeler b 1814 in Ontario who had 6 sons, and James McLean is the son of Calvin Wheeler b abt 1789 in the US, Vermont or NY. Calvin had 5 sons. Calvin’s birthplace is a mystery still, he left New York in his twenty’s for Canada. I do not know who his parents are or what may have happened to them. Calvin’s family were........Tories!

My grandmother had one brother Richard McLean Wheeler b 1883 and died 1888, no hope for DNA there.

Another descendant of my gr gr grandfather James McLean Wheeler, a male living in Minnesota descendant of Alonzo [another] son of James McLean. This man would be my fathers second cousin. There are ‘lots’ of Wheeler descendants running around whom I have contacted, none can get back any further than I can....The family house in Ontario was sold for the first time in about 2006, in the family since male descendants in that family too.

So Calvin Wheeler b abt 1789 in the USA, my gr gr gr grandfather, is the farthest back I can go at this time.

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