Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How Many Times Have My Ancestors Been Married?

I just happened to notice Randy's post on the most married person, and I thought I would do a similar post, only I would be doing this post on my ancestors. So, how many times have my ancestors been married?

Well, so far, the most times one of my ancestors has been married is three times. I've had a few ancestors who have been married twice (One, of which I have written about before.), but this ancestor was married more than that. For all I know is that he had been married at least three times. His first marriage only lasted about two months before his wife died, and then he didn't apparently remarry until eight years later. His second marriage lasted about nineteen years, and he again out-lived his wife. As for the third marriage, I have not been able to figure where or when he married his third wife. In fact, I don't know what happened to her. From family stories, it sounds as though she walked out on him, and his children apparently didn't care what happened to her. (It's a long story.)

So, how many ancestors do you have that have been married more than once, and how many times were they married?


alwierzba said...

My great-grandfather was married four times. His first three wives died during or right after child birth. His fourth wife was my great-grandmother.

wendy said...

Jessica - first off thanks for mentioning my blog & re-adding it! I love the title of this post & think I'll write my own post on this same subject. I'll let you know when I have it up!