52 Ancestors: #30 Edward Noble (Saturday Night Fun)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I decided to incorporate the challenge of Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings to “Play Ahnentafel Roulette” into my 52 Ancestors posts. His challenge:

1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 80 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.”

My great-grandfather, Giovanni Furlani, was born on 8 February 1858 in Trentino-Alto Adige. Dividing 1858 by 80 equals 23 (rounded), which is my “roulette” number.

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an “Ahnentafel” – your software will create this – use the “Ahnentafel List” option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?

I did not have a 23 in my Ahnentafel list so I spun the wheel again using his son, my grandfather, Candido Furlani, born 26 March 1888, in Trentino-Alto Adige. Dividing 1858 by 80 equals 24 (rounded), which is my “new” roulette number.

Ahnentafel 24 is Edward Noble (1827-1872) who married Mary Devine (1827-1917) on 2 August 1852 in Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, England.

 3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the “roulette number.”

  •  Edward is found on the 1861 UK census living in the Pottery Yard, Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, England, He is listed as head of household, age 35, laborer, born in Ireland. His wife, Mary and their children, Thomas, John, Mary, Edward and James are also in the household.
  • Edward arrived in New York 15 August 1864 on the ship Chancellor. He departed from Liverpool, Lancashire, England. His destination was listed as United States.
  • Edward died 10 May 1872 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, He is buried In Saint Mary’s cemetery, also in Mount Carmel. I have written about Edward before (https://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/52-ancestors-1-edward-noble/), hoping to get more feedback on the names of the town/townland and parish on his tombstone. I have been able to transcribe every other word on this stone but those two critical words. At least, I know it is somewhere in County Mayo, Ireland.
Current photo of St. Michael's RC Church, Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring, England, where Edward Noble and Mary Devine married in 1852

Current photo of St. Michael’s RC Church, Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring, England, where Edward Noble and Mary Devine married in 1852

 

Week 30 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, a blogging challenge initiated by Amy Johnston Crow in her blog No Story Too Small.

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