Once again, Randy over at GenaMusings has come up with something fun for Saturday night.
1) How old is your father now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."
2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ahnentafel. Who is that person?
3) Tell us three facts about that person with the "roulette number."
My Dad, George VanGilder Hughes, was born on July 1, 1921, sooo he would have been 88 this year thus the ahnentafel number I am looking for is 22. And the winner is......my paternal great great grandfather, Sampson Frum Pool.
Sampson was the son of William Lanham Pool and Ann Louise Frum. He lived his entire life in the Morgantown, West Virginia area. He was born on February 20, 1843 and died on December 14, 1909 in Sabraton, outside Morgantown. He was moved to his daughter's home, my great grandmother, Jessica Pool VanGilder, so he could be closer to medical help. He is buried beside his wife, Sarah Harner Pool in Mt. Union Cemetery, north of Morgantown, West Virginia.
Sampson served during the Civil War as a private with Captain L.S. Hayes "B" Company, West Virginia Union Militia. I have a letter written for him while he was stationed in Martinsburg.
He had a farm north of Morgantown near coal mine#5, which he worked until his death. In other Pool genealogical work, I have seen him referred to as "Bub" Pool.
Unfortunately, I have no identified photographs of Sampson.