Instead of typing it all out here is his findagrave memorial with all of his children linked:
Samuel's family tree sometimes reads more like a family bush. It took me hours to compile these numbers because I couldn't keep some of the lines straight! Here are the raw numbers (again, this is only what I've documented - it's actually probably closer to triple this):
20 (probably 22) children
150 great grandchildren
251 2nd great grandchildren
332 3rd great grandchildren
304 4th great grandchildren
167 5th great grandchildren
17 6th great grandchildren
Grand total of 1333 documented descendants!
As you can see, the numbers go up as expected until the 2nd great grandchildren when they start not keeping pace. I'm comfortable that I have all of his grandchildren and most of his great grandchildren documented.
The numbers are skewed because of the following:
- Samuel's son Conrad had a son Mitchell who married his 1st cousin Jane, daughter of Samuel's son Andrew.
- Samuel's daughter Caroline's son Adelbert married his 1st cousin Cora, daughter of Samuel's son Edward.
- Samuel's son David married his half-sister Eveline's daughter Delaney (what relation is that?).
- Samuel's grandson Edgar (via son Melvin) had a daughter that married William Strickfaden, son of Eliza Hogmire who was a daughter of Samuel's son Elizur. This one is more complex but still........
In my next blog I'll share some of the stories I got about Samuel and his children. If you're descended from Samuel (or know someone who is) I'd love to hear from you. I've taken this family on as the family I've tried to make as complete as possible.