Sunday, June 03, 2012

Meet the family for June 3, 2012

HAWKINS/JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
David Hawkins
is 285 years old today, born in 1727.  David is Caitlyn's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of John Hawkins, her 7th great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


BATHOLOMEW/VAN CISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Christian Batholomew
is 202 years old today, born in 1810.  Chris is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Deborah A. VanCise.  Deborah's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton.  Polly's brother is Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold in 1811.

FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VAN CISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wesley Frazer
is 166 years old today, born in 1846.  John is the husband of the boys' second cousin Anelia S. Batholomew who happens to be the daughter of the above mentioned Christian Batholomew and Deborah A. VanCise.

FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wesley Frazer and Amelia S. Batholomew's
143 anniversary is today, married in 1869.  John not known for his memory, decided to get married on his birthday so that he could remember to send his wife flowers.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martha Clark
died 218 years ago today in 1794 in Grafton Worcester, Massachusetts at age 100.  Martha is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Her mother is 1st cousin 10 times removed, Sarah Stowe, whose father is 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton around 1666 in Concord, Massachusetts.

NAUGHER- FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Howard Milton Naugher
is 87 years old today, born in 1925.  Howard is Tara and Calum's Granduncle.  He died November 16, 1985 in Lexington, Kentucky at age 60.  His brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's grandfather and the father of Tara and Calum's father, Brent Steward Naugher.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Harriet Rebecca Stewart
is 187 years old today, born in 1825. Harriet is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart.  Harriet was the 10th born and John the 8th of the 12 children born to Archibald Stewart and Rachel Akins, Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER- FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
John Blevins Crow
died 45 years ago today in 1967 at age 94 in Mentone, Dekalb, Alabama. John is kids' maternal 3rd great-granduncle.  John's sister is Ella Mariah Crow, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ella Mariah married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 children, the youngest was Oscar Thomas Brown, born in 1912.  Oscar T. married the kids' 2nd great-grandmother, Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer in 1956 and they begot Thereasa Ellen Myer in 1961.  Thereasa married Duard Robert Hulgan and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan in 1980 and Heather Leigh Hulgan in 1983.  Kellie married Aaron Hosler July 7, 2007 in Alabama. Kellie and Aaron begot Ella Marie Hosler Sepember 23, 2008 in Fort Payne, Alabama.   Heather married Jeremy Knowles in Auburn, Alabama and just had a baby boy, Mason Daniel Knowles, April 25, 2010 in North Carolina.  While Dick and Ella Ween's middle child, Beverly begot Cristy Dale Hawkins in 1980.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings July 8, 2006 and they begot Caitlyn Belle Jennings, June 10, 2009 in Ft. Payne, Alabama.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
John Henry Meyer
died 118 years ago today in 1894 at age 84 in Winterville, GA.  John or as it shows on his head stone Heinrich, looks to be the kids' 4th great-grandfather.  I believe he was married to Sophie Winter and they are the parents of John Hammond Meyer, Dedrich Henry Meyer and Dora Meyer.

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Meet the family for June 2, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILCHER/BROWN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH/DAY
Nancy Wilcher
died 165 years ago today at age 57 in 1847 in Sangamon, Illinois. Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, married Joshua Brown in 1812 and begot Resin D. Brown in 1813.  Resin married Rachel Earnest in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH/DAY
Capt. Thomas Ward, Sr.
died 284 years ago today at age 67 in 1728 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Thomas is the boys' 9th great-grandfather and also the boys' 9th great-granduncle.  Thomas married Anna Tappin and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. the boys 8th great-grandfather and 1st cousin 10 times removed.  Thomas jr. married Rebecka Birnham and begot Rebeckah Ward who is the boys' 7th great-grandmother and 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Rebeckah married William Cotton who is the boys' 7th great-grandfather and 2nd cousin 9 times removed via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.  Now back to the beginning.  Thomas Ward, Sr. is also the boys' 9th great-granduncle because he is the brother of Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall.  All of this is because Thomas Ward, Sr and Phoebe Ward are the children of William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ruhamah Barlow
died 199 years ago today in 1813.  Roomie as we called him, is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is 8th great-granduncle Samuel Barlow, Jr., the brother of David Barlow, Sr.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Colton Peels
is 21 years old today, born in 1991. Colton is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His mother is Loucretia Brown the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Loucretia's father is Jerrel Thomas Brown the brother of Ella Ween Brown the kids' great-grandmother.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLTON!!
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Friday, June 01, 2012

Meet the family for June 1, 2012

HAWKINS/JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Edward Hawkins
is 236 years old today, born in 1776. There are 5 Edward Hawkins in the family tree.  This one is Caitlyn's 5th great-granduncle, the brother of 5th great-grandfather, William Hawkins.

BROWN/MYER -FAMILY LINE


MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sidney Merit Mayne
died 44 years ago today in 1968 at age 64 in Cherokee, AL.  He is buried at Sand Rock Cemetery.  Sidney is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.  Donie married Oscar Thomas Brown in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween is Ella Marie's Great-grandmother.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jasper Lee Crow and Deborah Emmaline Sanders' 124th anniversary is today, married in 1888 in Scottsboro Alabama when he was 20 and she was 19 years old.  Jasper is the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His father, Isaac Allen Crow, Jr. is the brother of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow.

COX/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Catherine Malinda Cox
is 163 years old today, born in 1849.  Catherine is the wife of the aformentioned Isaac Allen Crow, Jr.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Emily Nicey Barnett
died 162 years ago today in 1850 at the age of 27 in Madison Georgia.  Emily is the kids' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Abel M. Barnett their 5th great-grandfather.  Abel married Rachel and they begot 7 children with David A. Barnett being the oldest.  David married Jane C. and they begot 7 more children with Lucy E. Barnett being the oldest.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer in 1875 and they begot 6 children before he died as a result of helping fight a fire.  Dedrich Homer Myer was the last born.

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
David Andrew Jackson Barnett
died 132 years ago today in 1880 at the age of 64 in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia.  David is the 9th child born of the 15 that David Barnett Sr and Sarah Phillips begot.  David's brother Abel M. Barnett was the 8th born and is the kids' 5th great-grandfather. While the aforementioned Emily Nicey was the 11th born.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BIGHAM/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Leila Bigham
died 97 years ago today in 1915 at age 31.  Leila is the wife of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle John Jovas Chambers.  John's brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's Great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oceanus Hopkins
died 385 years ago today.  Some say it was 1623 at the age of 3. Some say it was 1627 at age 6 and one says it was in the first winter at age 1.  Oceanus was the only child born on the trip from England to Plymouth on the Mayflower, even though 3 women were pregnant.   He was born on September 16, 1620 to Stephen Hopkins second wife Elizabeth Fisher.  Oceanus is the boys' 11th great-granduncle.  His sister Constance Hopkins, the boys 11th great grandmother, went on to married Nicholas Snow May 22 1627 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  They begot 7 children, the first of which is the boys' 10th great-grandmother, Sarah Snow, born in 1632.  Sarah married William Walker January 25, 1655 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts and begot Jabez Walker in 1668.  Jabez is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Jabez married Elizabeth Fuller and begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702.  Jeremiah married Ester Tomlin October 13, 1724 in Needham, Middlesex, Massachusetts and begot Benjamin Walker in 1726.  Ben married Sylvia Keith in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  Cady of course married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and the rest is Cottons, Woodens, Bridgforths and Days.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Walker
is 317 years old today, born in 1695. He died in 1742 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut at age 47.  Richard is the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Jeremiah Walker, born in 1702 and later married to Esther Tomlin the parents of Benjamin Walker, the boys' 7th great-grandfather.

SHEFFIELD/SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ralph Shirley and Joan Sheffield's
498th anniversary is today, married in 1514 when he was 56 and she was 40 years old in Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England.  Ralph and Joan are the boys' 14th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McNAUGHT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy McNaught
is 226 years old today, born in 1786.  Nancy is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, the daughter of George McNaught and Martha Jane Wooden, the boys 4th great-grandaunt.  Martha is the sister of Robert Miller Wooden the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  There are 3 boys and Martha in the family born to Robert Wooden, Sr. from Kentucky and Jane Barnhill.  Robert Miller Wooden married Malinda Mahala Wilhoite on February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky.  They are the parents of 10 Wooden children, with Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, being born last.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Ovid Stanford
is 109 years old today, born in 1903.  James is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great -granduncle. James' father is David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, via his 1st wife Amanda Jane Kenley.  Because Amanda Jane is the sister of Nancy Ann Kenley, David's 2nd wife, there is also another cousin thing going on here somewhere.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Effa June Stanford
is 132 years old today born in 1880.  Unfortunately, Effa June and her twin sister Etta May both died within days of their births.  They are the boys' 2nd great-grandaunts.  They were born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley.  They are the sisters of the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BAYS/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Rebecca Bays
died 132 years ago today in 1880 at the age of 62.  Rebecca is Steve's 4th great-grandmother who married Dryden Sims and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier in 1878 and when he died in 1896 she married Charles E. Blessin.  Thomas and Matilda begot Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  The following is Thomas' Obituary:

Death of Mr. Sims.

Died- March 3 at his home two miles west of Roscoe, Thomas N. Sims.  The deceased was born in West Virginia April 11, 1860 and in 1870 removed with his parents to St. Clair County.  he was married to Matilda A. Bondinier march 15, 1878 and to this union were born ten children six of whom with his wife and one sister survive to mourn their loss.  He joined Friendship baptist Church in the fall 1894 and was elected deacon of said church.  He had been in foor health for two years, but none knew he was so near death.  he arose monday morning and helped his son hitch up the team to go to work.  he then returned to the house and on tuesday at 12 o'clock he died.  His funeral will be preached the 4th sunday in march by Elder Bybe at mottey school house.  May God Comfort the stricken family and bind up their weeping hearts is the prayer of the writer. -

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES
Cynthia Fay Reeves
is 50 years old today, born in 1962.  Cynthia is Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  She married James Alfred Gilbert, Jr. and they have two children, Leslie Ann Gilbert 1985 and James Alfred Gilbert III 1986.  Cynthia's parents are Martha Ann Chandley and Steves' Granduncle Donald Boyd Reeves.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Meet the family for May 31, 2012

KERLIN/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KERLIN/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Angela Denise Kerlin is 39 years old today, born in 1973.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL!!!!!!  Angel is Walter William Wooden's wife and they live in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, GA. Angel is the wife of the boys' uncle.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Effa June Stanford is 132 years old today, born in 1880 in Stanford, Clay, Illinois.  She unfortunately died less than two months later on July 5, 1880.  Effa was one of a set of twins born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley and is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt.  Effa's twin sister is Etta May Stanford and her big sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINES

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frank N. Smith
is 165 years old today, born in 1847 in New York.  He died at age 88 on April 25, 1936 in Elmira, Chemung, New York. Frank is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Morgan's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton whose older brother is the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold in 1811.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev., Hezekiah Gold
died 222 years ago today in 1790 at age 59 in Cornwall, Connecticut. Hez is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  He is also their 3rd and 5th cousins 9 times removed via other lines.  He married Sarah Sedgwick November 22, 1758 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  They had 3 children, Thomas Gold 1759, Capt, Benjamin Gold, 1762 and Thomas Ruggles Gold 1764.  Thomas Ruggles Gold was a US congressman serving in the House for the state of New York starting in 1809 and again for Connecticut beginning in 1815.  His bio follows:
Elected Office(s):     Representative
Elected Date(s):     4 Mar 1809
[4 Mar 1815]
State:     New York, Connecticut
Country:     USA
Biography:     a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., November 4, 1764; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Conn.; settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1792; assistant attorney general of New York 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1796-1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; served in the State assembly in 1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, N.Y., where he died October 24, 1827; interment in Grand View Cemetery.
 Another Story:
Thomas R. Gold, Families of Olde Whitesborough 1784-1824
Added by bright93 on 10 Jun 2009

Source:  Sperry, Claire C. and Sperry, Charles B. Families of Old Whitesborough 1784-1824.  Whitesboro, NY 1984, pgs. 83-85, 167.

        Thomas Ruggles Gold was born in Cornwall, Connecticut on November 4, 1764, the son of Hezekiah and Sarah (Sedgwick) Gold.  Thomas was fifth in the line of descent from his immigrant ancestor, Major Nathan Gold.

Thomas Ruggles - 5;  Hezekiah - 4; Hezekiah - 3; Nathan - 2; Nathan - 1

        One of the Grantees named in the Charter Oak was Nathan Gold who had emigrated to Connecticut from Edmundsbury, England.

       Thomas Ruggles Gold did not serve in the Revolutionary War, but his father, Hezekiah Gold did serve as a Private.

       Thomas Ruggles Gold pursed classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1786.  He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced his law practice in Goshen, Connecticut.  It was there he met and married Sarah Sill, sister of Theodore Sill who later became his law partner in Whitesboro.  She was the daughter of Dr. Elisha and Mary (Heaton) Sill.  Dr. Elisha Sill was a Surgeon in the Revolutinary War.

       When Thomas was 28 years old, he with his wife, and daughter, Harriett Lavina, moved to Whitesboro, New York where he set up his law practice.  He like so many others of Connecticut succumbed to the call to the Whitestown Country.  He lost but little time in becoming involved in the politics of this adopted state.  

     In 1796, four years after Thomas R. Gold's arrival in Whitesboro, he was elected to his first political office, that of New York State Senator.  He served from 1796 to 1802 under President, John Adams and Vice-President, Thomas Jefferson.   Thomas was a Federalist.  From 1797 to 1801, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York (at this time it was legal for a man to hold two state offices at the same time).  Peggy's Note: In George Washington Irving's book the Life of George Washington, a letter to Washington is signed by John Jay and Thomas Ruggles Gold.  Copy of the letter was found in the Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

       On March 23, 1799, he was a member of the Aqueduct Association which had been formed to provide water to the future Village of Whitesboro.

       In 1800, he was made a member of the Council of Appointments.  Also, in 1800, he entered into law practice with his brother-in-law, Theodore Sill in the law firm of Gold and Sill.  They operated a law school for many years (many men who late became famous attorneys receiving their training in this school.

       He was unsuccessful in his run for Congress in 1804.  He was elected to the State Assembly in 1808.  He ran in the Federalist thich to the 11th and 12th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1813.  He was defeated for re-election in 1812 as a member of the 13th Congress, although he was again re-elected in 1814 to the 14th Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); he was not a candidate in 1816.  He then resumed his law practice in Whitesboro.

       In 1804, Thomas R. Gold sold the land on which the Presbyterian Church built to the United Presbyterian Societies of Whitesboro and Old Fort Schuyler, Presbyterian Church.  An interesting note is:  that after the erection of the Presbyterian Church in 1803, in leveling the ground around the church, Mr Gold drove the oxen that were attached to the plow and Jonas Platt use a spade and shovel.

       During Mr. Carnahan's pastorate over the United Societies of Whitestown and Old Fort Schuyler, he preached a portion of the time on the Lord's Day in the morning at Whitesboro and in the afternoon at Fort Schuyler (Utica).  Deacon Thurston, a grand man, rich in faith, and poor in this world's goods, would walk from Whitesboro to Fort Schuyler during the intermission.  Mr. Gold purchased and presented him with a good horse, saddle, and bridle.

       In 1807/8, Thomas Ruggles Gold was one of the founders if a joint stock company under the name of The Oneida Manufacturing Society with a capital of $200,000.00.  On February 2, 1808, they purchased land and water rights from Amos Wetmore, and in 1809, they erected a 3 1/2 story brick building which was known as the Oneida Factory.

      In 1807, he was the defense attorney in the famous Hitchcock Trail in which a Mr. Hitchcock, a teacher of Madison, NY, who was married became enamoured with one, Lois Andrus.  He purchased arsenic from the local druggist, went home and managed to mix some on his wife's plate of food for the evening meal in a vain attempt to solve his dilemma.  The trail took place in Cazenovia, NY, and Mr. Gold lost his case.  Mr. Hichcock was hung in Cazenovia on September 11, 1807, and reports say that thousands came to the spectacle.

      In 1811, he became associated with many prominent local men in the establishment of the Oriskany Manufacturing Company which was organized to manufacture woolen goods when a shortage was feared with the prospect of the coming war with Britain.

     Thomas Ruggles Gold was one of twenty-four founding trustees at Hamilton College when the college received it's charter on May 26, 1812.  According to land records at the Onieda County office.  He made two donations of land for the college as his support of the $ 50,000 given.

      Upon his retirement from Congress, he resumed his practice of law with Theodore Sill with whom he had formed a partnership in 1800.  He died October 24, 1827, and was interred in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro, his grave being marked by a red stone monument enclosed by an iron fence at the top of the hill overlooking Whitesboro.  His wife died on July 18, 1854, at the age of 87 years.
Source: Sperry, Claire C. and Sperry, Charles B. Families of Old Witesborough 1784-1824.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jesse Alma Hulgan
died 59 years ago today in 1953 at age 63 in Dekalb county Alabama. Jesse is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed. His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle. Stephan's younger brother, John Miller Hulgan is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather who married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876.  Thomas is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Chambers
died 96 years ago on this day in 1916 at the age of 68.  John is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.  Born in Hall county GA in 1848 John married Sarah Matilda West in 1871.  They begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879 who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's fraternal great-grandmother in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Noah Benjamin Chambers
died 69 years ago today in 1943 at age 63 in Decatur, Alabama.  Noah is also Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and they are Ella and Mason's Great-grandparents.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Meet the family for may 30, 2012

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Stanford
died 100 years ago today in 1912 at age 74.  Old Dave must have be a piece of work.  He is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He was married three times:  Amanda Jane Kenley from Feb 24, 1859 to her death December 18, 1863 then Amanda's sister Nancy Ann Kenley from Feb 27, 1865 to her death Oct 26, 1888.  She was our great-grandmother and the mother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden.  Then David married Cynthia A. Pearl January 14, 1890 who actually out lived him. David begot a total of 16 children, 3, 13 and 0. I don't know who the other 3 were with Nancy, I only show 10.

"David Stanford passed to his reward on the evening of May 30th, Memorial Day, having experienced seventy-five years of Earth's joys and sorrows.

Mr. Stanford was a native of Indiana but had resided most of his life in Illinois, and for about thirty years had lived in Douglas County.  He was a farmer until 1892, in which year he engaged in mercantile pursuits in Old Villa Grove, which occupation followed until advancing years compelled him to retire from active life.


Mr. Stanford was married three times and was the father of sixteen children, his first wife being the mother of of three and his second wife, thirteen.  Five of the latter are now mourning the loss of their father, Mrs. Jennie Woodson (sic-Wooden) and Mrs. Katherine Wishard, of Appleton City, Missouri, Mrs. Dora (sic-Cora) Bryan of Champaign, Illinois, and William Stanford and Mrs. Bertha Anderson of this city.  His aged and faithful wife is also left behind together with four brothers and four sisters (there were 12 children in his parents family) and a number of their relatives and friends.


During the war of the rebellion (civil war), Mr. Stanford served in the 36th Illinois Infantry, from which he was honorably discharged at the close of the hostilities.


In the year 1868 the subject of this sketch became a member of the Christian Church, and it was under the auspices of that organization that his remains were taken to their last resting place on Sunday, June 2, 1912.  The services were held in the Christian church. Rev. C.H. Soriven officiating, before a large concourse of mourning relatives and sympathizing friends.


Mr. Stanford will be missed in Villa Grove.  He was a man of sterling worth, he had firm convictions and the courage to live them."(read - he was hard to get along with)


COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eunice Bradley
is 304 years old today, born in 1708.  Eunice is the wife of 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Barlow, Jr. whose brother is 8th great-grandfather, David Barlow, Sr.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Hall
died 336 years ago today in 1676 at the age of 19 in Massachusetts.  There are 3 Richard Halls in the family tree.  This one is 9th great-granduncle, Richard Hall, the brother of 9th great-grandfather, Samuel Hall who married Phebe Ward and are the parents of Experience Hall.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Ann Wooden
died 146 years ago today in 1866 at age 34 in Oldham Kentucky.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SONNER/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Joseph Conrad and Margaret Rebecca Sonner's
226th anniversary is today, married in 1786 in Strasburg, Virginia when he was 26 and she was 23 years old.  Joe and Marge are Steve's 6th great-grandparents.  The begot 3 children with George Conrad being the first born.  George, Steve's 5th great-grandfather, married Nancy Wiseman July 2, 1825 in Harrison, Indiana.  They begot 4 children with Mary Ann Conrad being the oldest.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and they begot 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meet the family for May 29, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Electa Walker
is 192 years old today, born in 1820.  You may be thinking, wow, what an unusual name.  Well, this Electa is the third Electa in our tree.  She is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton and begot Hubbard Cotton.  Electa's parents are Cady R. Walker and Electa Sparks 1797.  What a great name, even before electricity.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susannah Warner
is 295 year old today, born in 1717.  Susannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. Her mother Susannah Hall is the boy's 8th great-grandaunt and the sister of Experience Hall.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Benjamin Franklin Gold
is 220 years old today, born in 1792.    Ben is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed, also their 5th and 7th cousins 7 times removed.  Ben's father is Capt, Benjamin Gold, Sr., 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Sr.'s father is Rev., Hezekiah Gold whose father is Hezekiah Sr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they begot Talcott Gold, et al.  Talcott being the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

STURGIS/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ester Sturgis
is 290 years old today, born in 1722.  Ester is the wife of the boys' 8th great-grandfather, David Barlow, Sr.  The begot, 4 children; Joseph, Susannah, Benjamin and Elizabeth.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Erskin D. Crow
is 129 years old today, born in 1883. Erskin is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, born in Dekalb, Al and died March 15, 1970 at age 86 in Fort Payne.  Her sister is the first Ella, Ella Mariah Crow, born in 1876 and died in Mentone January 11, 1938.  She married Oscar Routh Brown and begot Oscar Thomas Brown March 5, 1912.  Oscar T. married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Ella Ween of course married Roland Max Myer in 1956 and begot Thereasa Ellen Myer in 1961, Thereasa married Duard Robert Hulgan and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan in 1980, Kellie married Aaron Hosler in 2007 and the most current Ella was born in Sept of 2008 in Fort Payne.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

POWELL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerusha Ann Powell
is 161 years old today, born in 1851.  Jerusha is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, John T. Stanford, the brother of David Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandfather who married Nancy Ann Kenley, et al and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HENSLEY/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Derek Christopher Hensley
is 44 years old today, born in 1968.  Derek is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, Kimberly Myer.  Kimberly's father is Billy Ray Myer, the kids' great-granduncle and brother of Roland Max Myer the kids' great-grandfather.  Happy birthday Derek!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Meet the family for May 28, 2012

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

OVERSTREET/McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lenore Overstreet
died 74 years ago today in 1938.  Lenore is Steve's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married John Davis McCutcheon in Morgan, AL January 27, 1874 and begot 9 children with the 6th one, Lula May McCutcheon going on to marry Samuel Omar Garrison to be Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 and Sarah was the first to marry a Reeves - John Wesley Reeves, Sr. - from that side of the family.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mehitable Burr
is 289 years old today, born in 1723.  Mehitable is Steve's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Ellen Burr who married Able Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sarah Matilda West
died 125 years ago today, in 1887.  Sarah is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, who married John Henry Chambers in Hall county, GA December 24, 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie became a Hulgan by marrying Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

LANE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Dawson B. Lane
died 89 years ago today in 1923 at age 60.  DB is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandmother, Lucy Emilne Barnett.  Born to David A. Barnett and Jane C. Fleeman October 23, 1858, Lucy first married Dedrich Henry Meyer in Winterville Georgia.  Dedrich died April 11, 1889 and Lucy remarried to Dawson Lane in February of 1896.

SUDDETH/MEYER/MYER/
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
George W. Suddeth died 31 years ago today in 1981 at age 71 in Athens, Georgia.  George is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Maggie Meyer, 1st cousin 4 times removed, the daughter of John Hammond Meyer, who is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Meet the family for May 27, 2012

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Johnathan Wesley Reeves
is 24 years old today. Johnathan is Steve's 1st cousin.  His father is John Wesley Reeves III.(Steve's Uncle).  Trey's father is John Wesley Reeves, Jr.(Steve's Grandfather), married to Mary Evelyn Pharris.  Jr's father is John Wesley Reeves, Sr.(Steve's great-grandfather) married to Sarah Eloise Garrison.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nelvin Wooden
is 104 year old today, born in 1908.  Nelvin is the boys'   1st cousin 3 times removed.  Born in Xenia, IL in 1908, he died in Indianapolis, IN Sep 20 1996. His Father is Harvey H. Wooden, the boys 2nd great-granduncle married to Myrtle M. Anderson, the parents of 10 Woodens born between 1901 and 1922.  Nathan H. Wooden died in Bradenton, FL  April 8, 2006.  His wife is Helen Whaley but that's all I know.  Harvey's father is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew J. Wooden.  Harvey's brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boy's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jefferson Wooden
is 191 years old today, born in 1821.  Jefferson is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden.  They were born to Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Wilhoit, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  As I understand the story, Robert Miller Wooden died a young man of 39 in April of 1835.  He had sired 10 children with Malinda Wilhoit, Andrew Wooden being the last one born in 1833.  Malinda remarried to Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall in February of 1840.  He adopted several of the children, effectively changing their names. Jefferson was born with his twin, James R. Wooden (1821-1916) then Joshua Miller Wooden was born in 1822 and Andrew Jackson Wooden in 1833.  Joshua is the grandfather of Coach John WoodenAndrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Atkinson Garden
died 37 years ago today in 1975.  Charles is the husband of Andrew and Bryan's Grandaunt, Sallie Mildred Bagley.  Sallie is the sister of Sudie Seay Bagley, the boys' grandmother who married Edward McPhail Brdgforth, Sr. June 16, 1931.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Meet the family for May 26, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

DUNBAR/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Dunbar
is 252 years old today, born in 1760.  Hannah is the boys' 6th great-grandmother.  She married Marshall Walker August 17, 1776 and begot 5 children with Cady R. Walker being the 4th born in 1795.  The birth of Cady Walker is a big stumbling point in this line.  I can't seem to prove his birth to Hannah and Marshall.  Stay tuned.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Clark
died 244 years ago today in 1768 at age 102 in Framingham Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Isaac is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, Sarah Stowe.  Sarah's father is Samuel Stowe, the brother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton in or around 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Mar Cotton
is 114 year old today, born in 1898.  Helen is the boys' great- grandaunt.  Her sister is their great- grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Captain John Hall
, Sr.died 339 years ago today in 1673.  John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Esther Ann Willicke and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown on Feb 11, 1645 and begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot our heroine Experience Hall in 1684.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton, Jr
. is 308 years old today, born in 1704. Sam is the boys' 1/2 -7th great-granduncle, being the son of Samuel Cotton, Sr. and his first wife, Lydia Bates.  Lydia died in 1713 and Samuel Cotton married Experience Hall, begetting, their 7th great-grandfather William Cotton.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Starling died 136 years ago today in 1876.  John is the kids' 5th great-grandfather. John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers to become the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  Their last child was Alice Cora Starling, born in March of 1878 in Cherokee, AL.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge, their second child, in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot the kids' great-grandfather Roland Max Myer in 1932.

HOUSTON/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Mark Houston
is 42 years old today, born in 1970.  Mark is the husband of the kids' 2nd cousin once removed, Brandy Myer.  Brandy's father is Lyle Myer whose father is Thomas Fredrick "Fred" Myer, the brother of Great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lena Parker died 41 years ago today, in 1971.  Lena is kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the sister of Ida Jane McMurray, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne at the last moment of the century on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie is the kids' 2nd great-Grandmother.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lucinda Crow died 102 years ago today in 1910 at age 77 in Owensburg, Greene, Indiana.  Lucinda is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow who married Mary Jane Cothern in May of 1872 and begot 3rd great-grandmother, Ella Mariah Crow 3rd of their 11 children.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ruth Mae Woodrum
was born 132 years ago today in 1880 in West Virginia.  Ruth is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, John Melville Sims.  John's father is their 3rd great-granduncle William H. H. Sims, while his brother is Thomas Nuton Sims, their 3rd great-grandfather, who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and begot Margret Izora Sims, their 2nd Great-grandmother.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Meet the family for May 25, 2012

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ernest Hugh Mayne
is 83 years old today, born in 1929 in Centre, Al.  He died at age 68 in Ocala, FL in 1997.  Hugh is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Hugh's father is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne , the brother of  Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd Great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Richard Gould II
died 415 years ago at age 44 in 1597 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, , England.  He was born in 1553 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England.  Richard is the boys' 12th great-grandfather.  Richard married Mary Colder in 1578 and begot 3 children, the middle one is John Gould who married Judith in 1603 and begot Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. in 1623 who married Sarah Phippen in 1660 and begot Nathan Gold, Jr. in 1663. Jr. married Hannah Talcott in 1686 and begot Samuel Gold in 1692. Samuel, the boys' 8th great-grandfather married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sarah Fenner
died 336 years ago on this day in 1676 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut.  She was 60 having been born November 26, 1615 in Horley, Surrey, England.  Sarah is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall from and in Middletown, Connecticut and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Thomas Resin Galt
died 59 years ago on this day in 1953 at age 93 in Hale, Texas having been born in Illinois in February of 1860. Tom is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His is the son of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, who is the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Cotton Bellows
is 92 years old today, born in 1920. George only lived 5 months and died in October of 1920 in Nodaway, MO.  George is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.  His mother is Helen Mar Cotton the sister of  Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

YOUNG/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Verle Wooden Young
died 26 years ago on this day at age 88 in Shelley, Idaho, being born December 3, 1897 in Iuka, IL.  Verle is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and the son of their 2nd great-grandaunt, Elba Wooden.  Elba's parents are Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson who's first son is Joseph R. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Meet the family for May 24, 2012

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Alpheus Ethebrit Griffin
died 65 years ago today in 1947 at age 54. Great name.  Al is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed born in Corinth Mississippi February 2, 1893 to his parents William Ellis Griffin and Clemontina Brown.  Al was the last of their 9 children.  Al's mother Clemontina, is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  She was born to Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, Ella's 4th great-grandparents.  Clemontina's brother, the 7th child born of the parents 11 is Oscar Routh Brown, born in 1862 probably in Mentone, AL.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow, this is where the Ella's come from.  Oscar and Ella begot Oscar T. Brown in 1912.   Oscar T. the youngest of 5 boys born to Oscar R. and Ella married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hubbard Ray Cotton
is 122 year old today, born in 1890.  Hubbard is the boys' great-granduncle, born to Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and Lotti B. Ray.  Hubbard's sister is Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother.  The story as told by Betty Wooden, goes:  Hubbard was a playboy bachelor, spending all of his fathers wealth accumulated by years of hard work in the lumber business.  Hubbard dated movie stars and such and finally married in his late 40's, but I don't know to who.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Talley Chambers
is 137 years old today, born in 1875.  James is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle.  His parents are John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West.  James' brother is Noah Benjamain Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie is Ella and Mason's paternal great-grandmother, who married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Jeremiah Sims
is 235 years old today, born in 1777.  This Jeremiah Sims (there are 2) is Steve's 4th great-granduncle, born in Culpeper, VA and died in German Ohio in 1824.  His parents are James Sims, Steve's 5th great-grandfather and his 1st wife Phebe NalleSteve's 5th great-grandmother is Jeremiah's 2nd wife Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (no relation to the other Cottons that I know of).  Jeremiah and Elizabeth begot 6 children, the fifth being Dryden Sims around 1819 in Kanawha, VA.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays from West Virginia and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Steve's 3rd great-grandmother, Matilda Ann Boudinier March 15, 1878 in Appleton City, MO and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883. Margret (Gram) married Elmer Elsworth Everhart (Gramp) in 1902 and begot Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.  Lola of course, married Al Steible January 5, 1928 in East St. Louis, IL and begot their only child, Elizabeth, Louise (Betty) Steible October 5, 1928 in East St. Louis.  Betty married Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr. November 23, 1950 in Kansas City, MO.

BELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Pearl May Bell
is 131 years old today, born in 1881.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.  Lewis is the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr
. died 11 years ago today in 2001 at the age of 74 in Woodstock, GA.  Jerry is Steve's grandfather and Bryan and Andrew's grand-uncle.  Born to Walter William Wooden, Sr. and Marie Anntoinette Cotton in 1927 in Kansas City, MO, he later married Betty L. Steible and begot 4 son's.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Lott Whitlock Savage
died 131 years ago today in 1881 at the age of 45 in Craighead, Arkansas.  Lott is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Marion Savage whose 17 children set a family record.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Meet the family for June 19, 2011

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH/DAY
Jesse M. Stanford
is 119 years old today, born in 1892.  Jesse is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Another of the Asia Minor Stanford/ Martha Telitha Hazelwood eleven.  Jesse was born in Fannin, Texas and is the oldest of the 11 children.  He died February 19, 1906 at age 13.  His father is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Asia Minor Stanford, whose father is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Jacob K. Stanford and Jacob's brother is David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lola Ray Everhart
died 32 years ago today in 1979 at age 72.  Lola is Steve's Great-grandmother.  Except for my mother and father, Lola had more to do with my moral and spiritual upbringing than anyone else in my life.  She was an amazing person, loved by everyone and also respected.  She is the second oldest of the 10 children born to Elmer Elsworth Everhart and Margret Izora Sims.  Lola married Ceasar Alford Steible in East St. Louis, Illinois January 5, 1928.  They begot their only child, Elizabeth Louise Steible in October of that same year.  Lola was active in social clubs and enjoyed bowling.  One or more of her grandchildren would visit every summer when they were growing up and a lot of time was spent at the Lake of the Ozarks, with Grandmother and Granddaddy in their cabin.  She would take us fishing and frog gigging and tell us stories and play games.  I remember her death like it was yesterday.  She died of cancer in Kansas City, MO in the hospital I was born in, St. Luke's.  Mom was with her.  I was servicing an air conditioner on the roof of a large build off of Fulton Industrial Blvd.  I knew the moment she died.  Two hours later, Dad called to tell me.  I told him I knew.  The last thing she said to Mom was that she was tired.

  Lola Everhart Steible age 20 something

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Mary Lelia West
died 94 years ago today in 1917 at age 60.  Mary is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandaunt.  She was born March 6th, 1857 in Hall county, GA.  Her older sister is Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever and are Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
James T. McMurrey
is 89 years old today, born in 1922.  James is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed. His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN
This being father's day, I thought I would tell my favorite story about my dad, Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr.  Some time in the mid 1960's the Braves had a promotion that they would give a full sized baseball bat to the first 10,000 kids that should up at the stadium with reserved seats.  Dad got the (then) 3 of us to the stadium over 2 hours early for the game.  We went to our gate and they were out of bats.  He took us to every gate around the stadium and each of them had just run out of bats as we got there.  He was fuming.  When we got home Dad sat down and wrote the Braves a letter in red ink and burned the edges of the paper.  Several weeks later we each got our bat and free tickets to a game where we were taken down to the dug out before the game to meet the players and got an autographed picture of the player of our choice.  Our choice was the catcher, Joe Torre.  Thanks Dad for the memories.

FRITTS/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Harbin Fritts and Susan Wooden's
177th anniversary is today, married in 1834 when she was just 14 years old, in Kentucky. Susan is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

HAWLEY/STONESTREET/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret Hawley
died 16 years ago today in 1995 at age 87 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Margaret is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Merritt Hawley, whose mother is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Lucy Ann Stonestreet.  Lucy's mother is Ruth Wooden, the sister of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Wooden who is the first born of 7 children to Robert Wooden of Ireland and Abigail Isabelle Miller of Kentucky.


MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/MEADOWS/BARNETT/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Hannah West was born on this day in 1775, 236 years ago.  Hannah is the kids' 6th great-grandmother.  She married Jacob C. Meadows and begot Rachel Meadows in 1813.  Rachel married Abel M. Barnett January 11, 1832 in Oglethorpe, Georgia.  They begot 9 children with the first being David A Barnett who married Jane C. Fleeman December 8, 1857 in Oglethorpe and they begot 7 children with Lucy Emline Barnett being the first in 1858.


Meet the family for May 23, 2012

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Johnson
is 181 years old today, born in 1831.  Abe is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Polly Johnson
is 187 years old today, born in 1825.  Interestingly enough, Polly is Abraham Johnson's sister.  They were two of the 10 children born to James Johnson and Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.  But the interesting part is that Abraham was child number 4 and four years later Polly was child number 5 born on the same day.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Bonnie Dobbs
died 39 years ago today in 1973.  Bonnie is the second wife of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather Thomas Franklin Hulgan.  Thomas' first wife was Della D. Berryhill.  Together they begot Ella and Mason's paternal Great-grandfather, Cecil Robert Hulgan.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lula May McCutcheon
is 125 years old today, born in 1887.  Lula is Steve's maternal 2nd great-grandmother.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah, Steve's Great-grandmother married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John, Jr. in 1935.  Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris in 19?? and begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Benjamin Gold
died 175 years ago today in 1837 at age 74 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  This is a little strange.  Ben is the boys 2nd cousin 8 times removed - twice.  Then he is their 4th cousin 8 times removed and also their 6th cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hezekiah's father is also Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold.  Their parents are Nathan Gold, Jr. and Hannah Talcott.  Samuel and his wife Esther Bradley are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot Abel Gold in 1727 who married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

GRIGGS/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Griggs
died 366 years ago today in 1646 at age 60 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  Tom is the boys' 11th great-grandfather, he married Mary Green and begot Mary Griggs in 1618.  Mary married Thomas Stowe December 4, 1639 in Roxbury, Massachusetts and begot Mary Marie Stowe in 1643.  Mary Marie Stowe married the Rev. John Cotton about 1666 in Concord and begot Samuel Cotton in 1676.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Meet the family for May 22, 2012

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
George Conrad
is 206 years old today, born in 1806. George is Steve's 5th great-grandfather.  George married Nancy Wiseman in 1825 and begot Mary Ann Conrad in 1824.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thom is Steve's 3th great-grandfather who married Mary Jane Martin and begot Gramp, Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Le Fevre i
s 199 years old today, born in 1813. Nancy is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and are the boy's 3rd great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkin's
anniversary number 385 is today, married in 1627. They are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  Constance is our ride to the new world on the Mayflower.  She came over on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins in 1620.  Constance was among only a handful of children and women who lived through the first winter.  Constance married Nicholas Snow in Plymouth Massachusetts May 22, 1627.  They begot 7 children with the first one being our relative Sarah Snow.  Sarah married William Walker in January of 1655.


USHER/GARRETT/TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Garrett and Mary Usher's 376th anniversary is today, married in 1636 when he was 24 and she was 16 years old in Bocking Essex, England. Daniel and Mary are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot 4 children with Anna Garrett born first in 1644.  Anna married James Tappin, Sr on March 5, 1657 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut and begot Ann Tappin in 1662.  Anna married Capt. Thomas Ward, Sr. December 6, 1683 in Middletown, Connecticut and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.  Jr. married Rebecka Birnham August 28, 1707 in Hartford, Connecticut and begot Rebeckah Ward as their 4th of 6 children in 1723.  Rebeckah married William Cotton, the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall September 22, 1742 in Middletown, Connecticut and they begot 6 children with the last one being Thomas Cotton in March of 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard October 31, 1787 in Middletown and they begot Ira Cotton in 1788, Chauncey H. Cotton in 1791, Polly Cotton in 1793, Maria Cotton in 1795 and Nancy Ann Cotton in 1799.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harvey Houston Wooden
is 134 years old today, born in 1878.  Harvey is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of  2nd great-grandfather Joseph R. Wooden.  Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford October, 29, 1884 in Illinois and begot Walter William Wooden, the boys' great-grandfather, and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ROBERTS/NAUGHER
Minnie Lee Roberts
died 69 years ago today in 1943 at age 55 in Calhoun, Alabama.  Minnie is the wife of Tara and Calum's great-granduncle James Loid Naugher.  James is the brother of Horace Savage Naugher born in 1897.  Horace is Tara and Calum's great-grandfather.  He married Maxie Ruth Smith  and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William Alexandar Stewart
died 201 years ago today in 1811 just 8 days after he was born in Ebenizer, York, South Carolina. William is Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of the Civil War casualty, John Thomas Stewart, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Edwin Trout Meyer
is 82 years old today, born in 1930.  Ed is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His father is Arthur Herman Meyer, 2nd cousin 3 times removed whose father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer, 1st cousin 4 times removed, whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of Dedrich Henry Meyer, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Meet the family for May 20, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Joshua Brown
is 220 years old today, born in 1792. Josh is the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Nancy Wilcher and begot Resin D. Brown who married Rachel Earnest and begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lt. Samuel Barlow
died 267 years ago today in 1745 at age 63 in Fairfield, CT.  Samuel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Elizabeth Rumsey in 1704 and begot 4 children with David Barlow, Sr. being the last born in 1719.

HARRIS/JOHNSON/BLAKE/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Harris
is 315 years old today, born in 1697.  William is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed, Elizabeth Johnson.  Her mother is 1st cousin 10 times removed,Elizabeth Blake, whose mother is 9th great-grandaunt, Sara Hall, the sister of Samuel Hall.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Mitchell Mayne
died 66 years ago today in 1946. William is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  His mother is Ella Higgins and William married Ida Jane McMurray in 1899.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909 who married Oscar T. Brown in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer in 1956 and the rest is history.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Malinda Elizebeth Crow is 122 years old today, born in 1890.  Malinda is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Jasper Lee Crow, 1st cousin 5 times removed, whose father is 4th great-granduncle, Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the brother of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow who married Mary Jane Cothern May 2, 1872 and later begot Ella Mariah Crow among their 11 children.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Meet the family for May 19, 2012

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Edna Naugher
is 100 years old today, born in 1912.  Edna is Tara and Calum's Great-grandaunt.  She is the twin of the next contestant -

NAUGHER
Robert Naugher
is also 100 years old today, born in 1912. Edna and Robert are the children of Moses Service Naugher and his second wife, Marriell Burrows.  Their 1/2 brother is Horace Savage Naugher born to Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara and Calum's Great-grandparents.

SLATER/NAUGHER
Larry Keith Slater II
is 22 years old today, born in 1990. Larry is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin, born to Tara and Calum's aunt, Rhonda Lea Naugher.  Rhonda is Tara and Calum's father, Brent Steward Naugher's younger sister.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Elbridge G. Walker
is 194 years old today born in 1818 in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. Elbridge is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of the boys' 4th great-grandmother, Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.

FISH/SILLIMAN/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Fish
is 275 years old today, born in 1736 in Stonington, Connecticut.  She died at age 82 July 2, 1818 in Walingford, Connecticut. Mary is the boys' 7th great-grandfather's wife's brother's wife.  Mary married Brigadier General, Gold Selleck Silliman in 1774 in North Stonington, Connecticut. His sister, Amelia Silliman is the wife of her 1st husband and the boy's 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr.  Amelia's second husband is the boys' 7th great-grandfather, Abel Gold, via his first wife Ellen Burr.  Ellen is the sister of Amelia's 1st husband, Ebenezer Burr.  Wow, I think, I got that.

Mary Fish

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Samuel Warner
is 329 years old today, born in 1683 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Samuel died at age 48 on May 6th 1732 in Middletown. Sam is the husband of the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall.  Susannah's sister is Experience Hall who married Samuel Cotton and begot William Cotton in 1720.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre
is 206 years old today, born in 1806 in Washington, Virginia.  Mary died April 13, 1883 in Harrison, IN at age 76. Mary is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  She married James Johnson in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson in 1833. Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 in Owen, IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Jackson Wooden
is 179 years old today, born in 1833.  Andrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Amanda Johnson November 24, 1858 in Owen county, Indiana.  They begot 6 children, Joseph R. Wooden (sometimes known as James), Jeremiah Wooden, Elba Wooden Minnie Hodges Wooden, Lola Wooden and Harvey Houston Wooden.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Chalmers Cole Wooden, Sr. died 26 years ago today in 1986.  Chalmers is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, son of 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Wooden, the son of 1st cousin 6 times removed, Abraham Wooden, who is the son of 5th great-granduncle, John Wooden, the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Madison Wooden, Jr.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lucy Ann Kelley
died 65 years ago today in 1947 at age 90 in Sand Rock, Alabama. Lucy is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  She married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 children.  Ida Jan McMurrey was the 3rd born in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Alabama and begot 8 children with Donie Mae Mayne being the 3rd born in 1909.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


FLORA/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Wihelmina Flora
died 75 years ago today in 1937 at age 79 in Kansas City, Kansas.  Willey is the wife of Steve's 4th great-granduncle, Henry Wilford Conrad, the brother of Mary Ann Conrad who married Daniel G. Everhart and are Steve's 4th great-grandparents.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Meet the family for May 18, 2012

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Price Wooden
is 54 years old today, born in 1958 in Denver, CO. Jim died in Woodstock, GA May 6, 1993 at age 34.  Jim is Steve's uncle and Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed.  Jim is the 3rd born of 4 to Betty Steible and Jerry Wooden Sr.  Jim is my brother and is missed every day.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Fletcher Cleveland
is 187 years old today, born in 1825 in Masonville, New York.  John died December 5, 1862 in Alder Run, Pennsylvania at age 37. John is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  John's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt.  Nancy's brother is Ira Cotton the boy's 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Inez Elizabeth Meyer
died 13 years ago today in 1999 at age 100 in Athens, Georgia.  Inez is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is the much talked about, Dedrick Hammond Meyer, the son of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer.

STARLING/EDGE/
MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Frances Naoma Centennial "Tennie" Starling is 136 years old today, born in 1876.  Tennie is the kids 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of 3rd great-grandmother, Alice Cora Starling.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN
/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Charles Crow
died 87 years ago today in 1925 at age 68 in Whitfield, GA.  William is the kids' 1st cousin 6 times removed. His father is 5th  great-granduncle, John Clark Crow, the brother of Isaac Allen Crow, Sr.
Isaac Allen Crow and family

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meet the family for May 17, 2012

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Don L. Edge
is 94 years old today, born in 1918. Don is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Oda Levi Edge their 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Stowe
died 251 years ago today in 1761.  Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed.  Her father is 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the bother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe who married Rev. John Cotton 12 Aug 1662 in Concord, Mass.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ray and Susan Ray's
191st anniversary is today, married in 1821 when he was 27 and she was 23 years old in Gallatin Kentucky.  Thomas and Susan are the boys' 4th great-grandparents, the parents of 4 other Ray children, with Thomas B. Ray the last born in 1841.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Meet the family for May 16, 2012

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Joshua Hawkins
died 211 years ago today in 1801 at the age of 75 in Greenville, South Carolina.  Joshua is Caitlyn's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of 7th great-grandfather, John Hawkins who married Ruth Harberd and begot 12 children with Peter Hawkins being the 4th born.
Peter Hawkins

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Gina Brown
is 51 years old today, born in 1961, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINA! Gina is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  She is now married to Terry Floyd, I don't know if they have children.  Gina's parents are Doyle Brown and Barbara Wilhoite, the kids' great-granduncle and his wife.  Doyle is the brother of Ella Ween Brown and their parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne. Gina's sister is Pam Brown born in 1959 and brother Sammy Brown.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLERS-KNOWLES
Charles Meyer died 51 years ago today in 1961 at age 62 in Oglethorpe, GA.  Charles is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, John B. Meyer whose father is 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Burr
died 291 years ago today in 1721 at age 40 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut near where she was born in 1681. Rebecca is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed. Her father is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, Nathaniel Burr the brother of Daniel Burr who married Abigail Glover and begot the Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman and begot Ellen Burr in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold and they begot the boys' 6th great-grandfather, Talcott Gold.

CLARKE/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret Clarke
died 445 years ago today in 1567 at age 42 in Gloucester, England.  Margaret is the boys' 13th great-grandmother, the wife of 13th great-grandfather, Haule Hall whom they begot 5 children together, the last of which is Richard Hale Hall in 1553

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Hall is 358 years old today, born in 1654.  The previous listing, Margaret Clarke is Sarah's 2nd great-grandmother.  Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of 9th great-grandfather, Samuel Hall.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SUMMERS/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Fulton Sims and Minerva Summers
' 170th anniversary is today, married in 1842 when he was 26 and she was 20 years old in Gallia, Ohio. Charles is Steve's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Dryden Sims who married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and are Steve's 4th great-grandparents and the parents of Thomas Nuton Sims who married Matilda Ann Boudinier in 1878 and are the parents of Margret Izora Sims (Gram).

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Dorothy Jean Everhart
is 83 years old today, born in 1929.  Dorothy is Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is James Noel "Smokey" Everhart the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandfather, Elmer Elsworth Everhart.  Smokey was the 3rd born of 9 born to Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Harvey Houston Wooden
died 73 years ago today in 1939 at the age of 60 in Washington, Owen, IN. Harvey is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden who married Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1884 and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents. Harvey was the youngest of 6 children born to Andrew Jackson Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  More recent findings on the Wooden family include Andrew Jackson Wooden's parents, Robert Miller Wooden born in 1796, died in 1835.  Robert married Malinda Wilhoit February 18, 1819 in Jefferson, Kentucky.  They begot 10 children with Andrew being the last born in 1833.  Robert apparently died young at  age 39 two years after Andrew was born in April of 1835 in Owen Indiana and Malinda remarried to Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall February 4, 1840.  It seems that Jefferson Woodsmall adopted most of the Wooden Children, but it isn't clear yet.  Robert Miller Wooden was probably a Jr.or a III, because his father is also Robert Wooden, born in Kentucky and died January 21, 1833.  This Robert married Jane Barnhill February 26, 1809 in Jefferson Kentucky.  They has 4 children with Robert Miller Wooden being the last born.  Robert Sr. or Jr's father is Robert Wooden also.  He married Abba or Abby Miller or Millar and they had at least 7 children.  Ok try to follow.  Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Wilhoit begot 10 children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being probably the last born, right?  Well, his brother was Joshua Miller Wooden born June 23, 1822 in Oldham, Kentucky.  Joshua married Penelope Pope Yager and they begot Joshua Hugh Wooden and Robert Sanford WoodenJoshua Hugh Wooden married Roxanna Rothrock April 19, 1905 in Morgan, IN and they begot 4 children with John Robert Wooden born in 1910.  Yes this is the famous coach Wooden.  He is the boys' 3nd cousin 3 times removed.  John married Nellie C. Riley in August of 1932 and they had two children, James Hugh Wooden and Nancy Anne Wooden, both still living.

STONESTREET/HAWLEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Absalom Hawley and Lucy Ann Stonestreet's
159th anniversary is today, married in 1853 when he was 26 and she was 15 years old. Lucy is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, the daughter of 5th great-grandaunt, Ruth Wooden, the sister of Robert Madison Wooden, Jr.



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Meet the family for May 15, 2012

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Isaac A. Stanford, Jr.
is 151 years old today, born in 1861 in IL. Isaac is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  His brother is David Stanford.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Richard S. Abell
died 27 years ago today in 1985 in Moorpark, Ventura, CA at age 54. Richard is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  His father is Robert Frazier Abell the boys 4th cousin 3 times removed.  Robert's mother is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Lena V. Frazer. Lena's mother is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Amelia S. Batholomew.  Amelia's mother is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Deborah A. VanCise.  Deborah's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton and her brother is the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton the husband of Sally Gold and the parents of Samuel Cheney Cotton.

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Stephen Browne
is 424 years old today born in 1588 in Rusper, Sussex, , England. Stephen is the boys' 11th great-granduncle.  Stephen's sister is Sarah Browne the boys 11th great-grandmother who married Arthur Fenner in 1614 in England and begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633 in Watertown, Connecticut.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown, CT and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663 in Middletown, CT.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Thomas Fenner
died 365 years ago today in 1647 at age 29 in Brandford, Connecticut. Thomas is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and the brother of Phoebe Fenner mentioned above.

BOUDINOT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frank Brinsmade Boudinot
is 176 years old today, born in 1836.  Frank is the kids' 4th, 6th and 8th cousins 6 times removed.  His mother is 3rd cousin 7 times removed, Harriet Ruggles Gold.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Herbert Dorsey Wooden
died 71 years ago today in 1941 at age 28 in Ellis Texas. Herb is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.



HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sherman A. Hulgan
died 89 years ago today in 1923 at age 32.  Sherman is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is William Wallace Hulgan, the brother of John Miller Hulgan,  Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Billy Ray Myer
is 75 years old today, born in 1937.  Billy is the kids' great-granduncle, the brother of great-grandfather, Dick Myer.

MORRISON/MEYER/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Nellie Belle Morrison
is 106 years old today, born in 1906.  Nellie is the wife of the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Arthur Herman Meyer.  And are the parents of Glenda Elaine Meyer.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/
MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Thomas Alvin Crow
died 42 years ago today in 1970 at age 72 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tom is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, the son of 1st cousin 5 times removed, Jasper Lee Crown, the son of 4th great-granduncle Isaac Allen Crow, Jr. who is the brother of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow.

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