Mailing List:1997-10-15 02, WHITNEY Twins: A Curious Case, by Tim Doyle

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From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle -at- doit.com> Subject: WHITNEY Twins: A Curious Case Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 22:22:21 -0600 In researching my Whitney line through various records, I believe I have made an interesting discovery - a multiplicity of twin births. Although we have no way of knowing if any of following sets were identical, we know for sure that at least four of the seven sets of twins were fraternal (different sex). Fraternal twins are known to run in families, but I am not sure if this is really the case here or if it is all just a coincidence. If there is anyone out there with a knowledge of the hereditary nature of twins, I would be interested in your thoughts. Ezra 5 (John 4, Isaiah 3, Thomas 2, John 1) = Agnes (-----) Ezra 6 Esau 7, b. 21 Aug 1796 Rockingham, Windham Co, VT Esau 8, b. ca. 1830, NY Esther 8, b. ca. 1830, NY Jacob 7, b. 21 Aug 1796 Rockingham, Windham Co, VT Edwin 8, b. ca. 1843, NY Jane, b. ca. 1843, NY Royal 7 Samuel 8, b. ca. 1844, NY Ezra 8, b. ca. 1844, NY Lucretia 6 John 7 (descent from Lucretia not yet proven) Julia 8, b. ca. 1833, NY Julius 8, b. ca. 1833, NY Gideon 8, b. ca. 1836, NY Girtrude 8, b. ca. 1836, NY Peter 7 (descent from Lucretia not yet proven) Walter 8, b. ca. 1845 NY William 8, b. ca. 1845, NY In looking at what records I have, I do not see any other twins in Ezra (5) Whitney's siblings' families. If this twinning trait was indeed inherited, could it have originated in Agnes (-----)'s family? -------------------------------------------------- Tim Doyle tdoyle -at- doit.com / tdoyle -at- netcom.com WWW homepage: <a href="http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/">http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/</a> ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle


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