Sunday, June 10, 2012

More Genealogy New Calendar Math Found at

Just when you thought it was safe to crawl out of your genealogy closet, I have uncovered some more interesting genealogy calendar math.

My 6th great grandmother is Hannah Medlicott, who was born in 1684 in Colonial Pennsylvania, and died in 1715. She was married to John Wendel Kite.

What is interesting are the nearly a dozen trees that give her parents as (wait for it) . . .

Father: William Medlicott (1805-1884)
Mother: Martha Tankee (1839-1866)

Fascinating that a couple can have a daughter 121 years (father) and 155 years (mother) before they are even born. And this is why I tell my students not to blindly accept what they see at as gospel. You may end up looking pretty foolish if you do.