Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What Do You Know - Tim McGraw and Hubby are Kin

All day yesterday I was playing musical blogger templates so if you happened to drop by during that time, my apologies for the weirdness. It just felt like time for something new. I wish I could change my living room around.

Well now that the ancestors and I are settled in the new digs let's get on with this post shall we.

Did you watch "Who Do You Think You Are?" with Tim McGraw last Friday?

As I was watching I got a little excited when I noticed that he was driving through Big Stone Gap, Virginia because that is where hubby's great-grandparents are from. Then my curiosity was peaked when they started talking about his 6th great-grandfather Isaac Chrisman. I knew that name. I knew that I had seen it somewhere before while doing research on hubby's ancestors.

So Saturday morning you know I hit the computer first thing to do a little investigating. I opened up his family tree file and sure enough, there was Isaac Chrisman.  He was hubby's seventh great-grandmother's (Jane/Jean Scott) first husband! About a year after Isaac was killed by Indians, Jane married Nathaniel Hix and their first child was Frances Hix, hubby's sixth great-grandmother. I made this chart showing how they are connected:

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find much of anything on their common ancestor Jane Scott.

If you check out the McGraw Family Album on NBC.com, you can see the documents they used to aid Tim on his journey.


  1. This is a very cool chart. What motivation to get right at it and find this connection. What kind of program did you use to make that very useful chart? Part of a larger family tree program?

  2. I used RootsMagic to make the chart. I love this program! I started with the free version and I liked it so much that I broke down and bought the full version so now I can make cool charts and stuff :-). This was a chart showing relationship between two people.

  3. How exciting for you! MORE primary sources! :)

  4. I had the same experience listening to the rerun ( think I remember it the 1st time I heard it too.) My hubby's line is thru Jane Jean Scott and Nathaniel Hicks/Hix! Was Nathaniel also killed by Indians?

    1. Unfortunately I don't have any info on the death of Nathaniel.



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