If my mathematics abilities don't fail me, then the following is true, while sparing the reader from the monotonous "Great" following the 3rd generation Grandparents: Each of us has 4 Grandparents, 8 Great Grandparents, 16 Great Great Grandparents, 32 Great Great Great Grandparents, 64 4th Great Grandparents, 128 5th Great Grandparents, 256 6th Great Grandparents, 512 7th Great Grandparents, 1024 8th Great Grandparents, and so on. The number doubles as we look at each preceding generation.
I'll list each generation of my ancestors by name and by maternal (M) and paternal (P) lines, also linking their names to the page they are on. Lots more research needs to be done on my maternal ancestors, some of whom didn't leave many clues behind as to their identity. Most were farmers, which was no surprise.
This is a work in progress!
8 Great grandparents:
16 Great Great Grandparents:
* Surname has been variously spelled Robson, Robeson, Robertson, and Robinson.
32 Great Great Great Grandparents, some still unknown:
P Edward Ward and (?), Keatings unknown, Hudsons unknown, Jeremiah G. Miller and Jane W. Green, Ebenezer Libby Dyer and Mary Cross, Daniel Dibble Fenn & Adaline Gardner, Alvah Wilson & Annis (or Annice) Bartholomew.
M Richard O'Brien and (unknown), Richard Perkins and (unknown), Isaac Smith and Mary (Ische?), Samuel L. Dockham and Rhoda Louisa Moore, Thomas C. Beach and Lodema Z. Ford, Nelson Madden and Olive Parks
64 4th Great Grandparents, the ones I know of, at least:
P John Miller and Love Kingsbury, Eliphalet Green and Jane Cilley, Christopher Dyer and Lydia Libbey, Ebenezer Cross and Abagail Webb, Theophilus Merriman Fenn and Mary Dibble, and Levi Gardner & Lydia Stickney, Thomas Wilson & Rhoda Rhodes, Thomas Bartholomew & Anna Foote,
128 5th Great Grandparents:
P Jeremiah Miller Jr. and Mary Walker, Joseph Kingsbury and Sarah Milberry, Aaron Cilley and Elizabeth Dodge, Christopher Dyer and Hannah Randall, Ebenezer Libbey and Miriam Larrabee, Ralph Cross and Miriam Atkins, Unknown Webbs, Edward Fenn and Abagail Austin, Daniel Dibble and Sarah Patterson, unknown Gardners, Rueben Stickney and Sarah Cleveland.
256 Sixth Great Grandparents (got a ways to go on this category!):
Still working on this...
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