The theme of this blog comes from Randy Seaver’s blog Genea-Musings. He challenges us to list our paternal grandmother’s (father’s mother) patrilineal line, that is her father’s father’s father’s etc., in the hopes of identifying Y-DNA candidates for this line. Since I had already decided to try to include more personal genealogy in my blog, I will start with this one.
My grandmother was Marjorie Katherine Posson (1926-2002), daughter of Clarence Posson. She was very special to me, and I will always regret that I was out of town when she passed. I was supposed to visit with her the night before I left, but got tied up with other things, and told her I would come see her as soon as I got back. It was the last time I spoke with her. My grandma was the one who first got me into genealogy back when I was about 8 or 9 years old, and (as you may know) it has since become a passion.
I have used the Ahnentafel numbers for this line.
5. Marjorie Katherine Posson (1926-2002)
10. Clarence Posson (1898-1973)
20. Fred Posson (1871-1954)
40. William Henry Harrison Posson (1840-1906) Civil War veteran – went to Rockford, Illinois with cousin Henry Posson – enlisted in Co. G, 45th Illinois Volunteers – moved to West Berne
80. William Posson (1800-?)
160. Peter Posson (1771-?)
320. Peter Posson (1739-?)
640. Conrad Posson
As for a Y-DNA line, my grandmother does have a brother, and he is still living, so I will not put his name here, but maybe I can talk him into a Y-DNA test? Who knows?