Thursday, June 18, 2009

Meet the family for June 18th


Adella Electra Scott
died 74 years ago today in 1935 at age 80 in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan. Adella is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Her mother is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Laura Phelps Walker. Laura's sister is Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandmother. This is the New York side of the family.

Ellen Burr
died 232 years ago today in 1777 at age 40 in Fairfield, CT She apparently died a day after giving birth to Hannah Gold. We discussed Ellen in some detail yesterday because of the Abel Gold marriage thing. Ellen is the boys' 7th great-grandmother. The following is an excerpt for the Powers-Banks Ancestry book.

His family duties must have been large; since his marriage to Ellen Burr, 19 December, 1754, he had many children, the eldest being but twenty in October, 1776; there were at that time eight younger children living, the youngest about a year old. In 1777 was born another, costing the life of its mother.

From the Powers-Banks Ancestry
written by WM. H. Powers, John Leslie Powers 1921
Samuel Gold
died 195 years ago today in 1814 at age 21. He died while chopping wood and was killed by a falling tree in Friendship, New York. Amazing. Samuel is the boys' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Sally Gold who married Ira Cotton and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton

Sally and Ira Cotton's graves in Friendship, New York

John T. Stanford
is 156 years old today, born in 1853 in Clay county, Illinois. There are 2 John T. Stanfords in our family line. This one is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of David Stanford and the 9th of the 12 children born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.


John W. Steible
died 10 years ago today in 1999 in Collinsville, IL at age 74. I just recently made contact with someone in John's family. John is Steve's Great-granduncle whose brother is Al Steible, Steve's great-grandfather.


Sarah Deliliah Tate
is 185 years old today, born in 1824 in GA and died March 29, 1891 in Hartselle, Alabama at age 66. Sarah is Steve's 4th great-grandmother. Sarah married James Catlett Garrison and begot John Thomas Garrison in 1849. John married Martha Demaris Grantland in Morgan, AL on February 24, 1870 and begot Samuel Omar Garrison (3rd of 6) in 1881. Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison (2nd of 3) in 1909. Sarah of course married John Wesley Reeves, Sr on June 25, 1932.