Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ancestors I've known

As part of Randy Seaver’s ‘Saturday Night Genealogy Fun’, here is my reply to the latest challenge:

1) Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).

2) Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.


This one’s going to be relatively brief.

The only ancestors I’ve met are my dad, mum and my nanna (my dad’s mother). My paternal grandfather died in 1957, twenty years before I was born, and my maternal grandparents died in 1950.

John Trevor PATTEN (1936 - ), my father, resided in Baryulgil, Copmanhurst, Grafton, Sydney, Engadine, Bomaderry, Gulargambone, Wantabadgery, Cummeragunja, Ulmarra, Melbourne, The Philippines, Yamba, Brushgrove, Newcastle, Lithgow, and probably a few that we’ve both forgotten.

Margaret Ruth FISHER / SMITH (1943 - ), my mother, resided in Sydney, Melbourne, Ulmarra, Baryulgil, Yamba, Brushgrove, Newcastle, Lithgow

Selina PATTEN (nee AVERY, 1909 – 1983), my grandmother (my dad’s mum), resided in Baryulgil, Tabulam, Grafton, Sydney, Engadine, Casino and Bomaderry.

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