Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun--A 100 Word Genealogy Challenge

Randy Seaver from Genea-Musing issued this challenge:

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

This SNGF is based on the 100 Word Challenge ( that school children are participating in around the world.  They are given a word or phrase to write a story about in one hundred words.

1)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,the most interesting ancestor I have..." in 100 words.  [Hint:  If you write it in a word processor, you can use Tools > Word Count (or similar) to count words]

2)  Share the story with all of us by writing your own blog post, writing a comment on this blog post, or put it in a Google Plus Stream or Facebook Status or Note.  Please leave a comment on this post so others can find it.

I  chose to write about my Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather for this challenge because he is the one I am currently researching-that makes him the most interesting ancestor I least for now!

The most interesting ancestor I have is William J. Dorrity.
 William was born in South Carolina about 1820 and married Martha Mathis, the girl-next-door. Together they had at least 12 children and possibly as many as 16!
William was a planter with a farm in Sumter County, SC. where he grew corn, cotton, sweet potatoes and had an orchard with fruit trees.  
 He served in Company G. of the SC 20th Infantry during the Civil War.
 The 1880 Census reports William Dority as being bedridden with consumption. In 1897 his wife was listed as a widow on the pension roll.

© Cheri Hudson Passey


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