Saturday, June 19, 2010

SNGF - A Prolific Dad

Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun this week is:

1) Determine who is one of the most prolific fathers in your genealogy database or in your ancestry. By prolific, I mean the one who fathered the most children.

For the father with the most children with one wife, the prize goes to...

Peter Bauer. He had 15 children with his wife Rosina Schnabel. All the children were born in Berks county, Pennsylvania.

But the overall winner in my family tree with the most children is...

Phineas Matthews. His first wife Mary Russell (actually Anderson) gave him 7 children. His second wife Abigail Nobles gave him 7 more. His third and final wife Chloe Sisson gave him 2 more children (and 2 step-children).  For a grand total of 14 biological children (16 children if you count the step children he also raised). 

No comments:

Post a Comment