2017 · Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: How Many Presidents?

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Randy says:  Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1) Which U.S. Presidents have held the office in your lifetime?  Your parents lifetimes?  Your grandparents’ lifetimes?  How many generations do you need to cover all of them?


2)  A list of the U.S. Presidents is in 
http://www.presidentsusa.net/presvplist.html to help you out.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post. 

My response:

My life: 1965-? – Suzanne Gunter McClendon

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
  2. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
  3. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
  4. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  5. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
  6. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)
  7. Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  8. George W. Bush (2001-2009)
  9. Barack Obama (2009-2017)
  10. Donald Trump (2017- )

The first president that I remember was Richard Nixon. He didn’t get off to a great start with me. That whole Watergate bit kept interrupting my favorite TV shows!

My father’s life: 1941-2012 – Jimmy Ray Gunter

  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
  2. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  4. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
  5. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
  6. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
  7. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
  8. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  9. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
  10. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)
  11. Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  12. George W. Bush (2001-2009)
  13. Barack Obama (2009-2017)

My mother’s life: 1944-? – Madeline Spence Gunter

  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
  2. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  4. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
  5. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
  6. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
  7. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
  8. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  9. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
  10. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)
  11. Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  12. George W. Bush (2001-2009)
  13. Barack Obama (2009-2017)
  14. Donald Trump (2017- )

My maternal grandfather’s life: 1910-1992 – William Howard Taft Spence

  1. William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
  2. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
  3. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
  4. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
  5. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
  6. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
  7. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
  8. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  9. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
  10. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
  11. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
  12. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
  13. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  14. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
  15. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)

My maternal great-grandmother’s life: 1880-1966 – Lula Elizabeth Carter Spence

  1. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
  2. James A. Garfield (1881)
  3. Chester Arthur (1881-1885)
  4. Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)
  5. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
  6. Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
  7. William McKinley (1897-1901)
  8. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
  9. William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
  10. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
  11. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
  12. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
  13. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
  14. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
  15. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
  16. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  17. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
  18. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

 
There have been 27 US Presidents since Great-grandma Lula’s birth and my life presently.

I have to go back to my 4th Great-grandfather David Wilson Pressley (1791-1849) to cover all 45 US Presidents.  David Wilson Pressley was my first direct Pressley ancestor to be born in the United States. He was born in Abbeville, South Carolina.

This was a fun post to work on! I really enjoyed it.

Have a blessed week, y’all!

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