I started his blog entry back in 2014 but never finished, and as it fits so well with the "youngest" theme, I will now complete the page.
While working on my WAITE (ie WAIT, WAITT, WAYTE) line, retracing the names and finding the proper sources for all the data (much of which was handed down to me when I was young), I began to notice a trend. For four generations, my direct ancestor was the youngest born in the household, with their parents being well into their 40's in each case. Viewing it on a pedigree chart, it almost looked like there was a generation missing in between the names. However, after filling in the births of all the other known children in each case, the family data looks more solid, and I just happened to have ancestors who were the last to be born in their households.
My WAITE relatives are as follows:
My third great-grandmother, EMILY AUGUSTA WAITT, was the youngest child of Oliver and Hannah (Elms) Waitt, born on 10 Aug 1840 in Malden, MA [from ME Death Rec, her birth not found in city vr]. At that time, Oliver was 44 years old and wife Hannah was a few months shy of 46. She died in Kittery, Maine on 18 Jan 1919, aged 78 yrs, 5 mos, 8 days.
CHILDREN OF OLIVER AND HANNAH (ELMS) WAITT
i. EBENEZER E WAITT, b. ca 1822; died 27 Mar 1885 in Malden, MA.
ii. EDWARD L WAITT, b. ca 1824 in Chelsea, MA; d. 13 Jan 1892 in Malden.
iii. Unknown "child of Oliver", buried 14 Mar 1825
iv. HANNAH M WAITT, b. ca 1827; d. in Minnesota in 1869. Married 21 June 1849 to RUFUS McALLISTER.
v. JUDITH REBECCA WAITT, b. ca 1828; d. 2 Nov 1831, aged 3 yrs 8 mos
vi. MARY A E WAITT, b. ca 1830; . Marr. Samuel H Kempton on 2 Nov 1848.
vii. JUDITH REBECCA WAITT, b. ca 1832; Marr. 10 Feb 1864 in Malden to Henry A Beckford.
viii. GUSTAVUS C WAITT, d. 21 July 1839, aged 5 mos.
ix. EMILY AUGUSTA WAITT, b. 10 Aug 1840 in Malden; Marr. 28 July 1863 to JAMES W BROWN of Kittery, Maine.
The research continues...
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 32 (April 1878)
Corey, Deloraine P. The Waite Family of Malden, Massachusetts. Malden: 1913.