Fearless Females Blog Post: March 1 – Favorite Female Ancestor

Fearless Females – Prompts for Womens’ History Month

A number of Genea-Bloggers are participating in a series of daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month which starts today, 1 March 2010. Each Day as a different question. I will participate as I am able.

The Question for March 1, 2010

  • Do you have a favorite female ancestor?
  • One you are drawn to or want to learn more about?

Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.

Not my direct Ancestor, be my 7th Cousin. Here name is Grace Brewster Murray. She was born December 9, 1906 and died January 1, 1992.

My search started with an newspaper article that confirmed a family story that she was a Descendant of Captain John Worthington (1650 – 1701).

One of the thinks that makes her famous, is that SHE found the First Computer Bug.

This name may not be well known, but her full name and title was:

Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Murray Hopper and she was best known as “Amazing Grace” Hopper.

Searching for a female is sometimes a challenge, but I hope to share how I found the relationship between Amazing Grace and Capt. John.

So, over the month of March, more of her story will be shared on this Blog.


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