The theme for week 46 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Birthdays. And I am not sure what day of the year for sure has the most birthdays, but I know off the top of my head that April 2 is high on the list for my ancestors.
I have a total of 9 birthdays that appear on 2 April, the oldest being born in 1725 (my 7th-Great-Grandmother, Martha Shattuck) and the youngest being born in 1949, my Aunt Teri (which would be the 6th-Great-Granddaughter of Martha).
Here is my list of names, how they are related to me, and how old they would have been in 2021.
- Martha Shattuck – 7th-Great-Grandmother – 296
- Elizabeth Naill – Wife of 4th-Great-Granduncle – 222
- Eliza Horton – 3rd-Great-Grandmother – 208
- William Harrison Geer – 3rd-Great-Grandfather – 181
- Arabelle Morgart – 2nd-Great-Grandaunt – 165
- James Stevenson – 1st Cousin Twice Removed – 112
- Anna Maria Morgart – Grandmother – 107
- Willis Mellott – 3rd Cousin Once Removed – 84
- Terry (Teri) Fairhurst – Aunt – 72
My software program that I used to track my genealogy has a calendar maker and in the beginning of this year I contemplated printing one out to honor my relatives. I was astounded when I saw I had so many events on 2 April that my Grandma wasn’t even listed in the primary box. At the time she was the second youngest to my aunt (I’ve since added Willis Mellott).
So funny how some dates have so many whereas I am the only person on my birthday so far (which makes me feel special).