What happened to the combined wealth of my long line of past ancestors?
Nobody I know has it
- Miss Sakura 🌸Lv 42 weeks ago
If they were in the U.S., the may've lost it in the stock market crash of 1929.
- LudwigLv 72 weeks ago
One of your cousins probably spent it all on hookers and blow.
- AmarettaLv 74 weeks ago
Unless each generation was actively working to increase their inherited wealth and educate their children in good schools, they would eventually spend it down and lose it.
- PeriferalistLv 71 month ago
I suppose it's all been spent by now.
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- CogitoLv 71 month ago
Lands were divided up between children, money was spent, debts were paid, mistakes were made, and as nowadays, people had to buy things and pay things in order to live!
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
Maybe they spent it. Or lost it.
- FLv 61 month ago
Probably the tax man got it.
- tham153Lv 71 month ago
My great great grandfather, Thomas Oliver Larkin, was reputed to be the wealthiest living American when he died in a typhoid epidemic in 1858. I come nowhere near that kind of wealth. So where? My great grandmother was the seventh of his eight surviving children, every last one of whom seems to have had kids. The money got split up among multiple descendants to the point where at least some of us are not too impressive. Likely same for your family, especially if there's a wastrel or two in there.
- MaxiLv 71 month ago
That is something you could potentially find out by researching your ancestry correctly...... as names/dates mean nothig at all until you research their lifetime and find each and every written record produced in their life.... gains and loses can easily be found starting with reading their basic Wills, the jobs they had being skilled or not, who they married and what their standing/weath was and what was happening locally, nationally and internationally at the time they lived..... simple basic and in depth research
- SandyLv 71 month ago
they spent it, gambling, bad investments or they stole it and are living in fat city.