Friday, July 10, 2009

Meet the family for July 10th

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS
Brandon Max Hawkins
is 25 years old today, born in 1984.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDO!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Charles W. Parker
is 129 years old today, born in 1880.  Charles is the husband of the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray, who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Leland Smith
died 27 years ago today in 1982 at the age of 19 in Erlangen, Germany.  David is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  His father is still living and I don't know his name, but David's grandfather is Arnot Mathew Smith, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Arnot's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and her father is Morgan R. Cleveland, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

JENNINGS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ellen Jennings
is 241 years old today, born in 1768.  Ellen is the wife of the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Issac Gold.  Issac's brother is Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally gold
is 227 years old today, born in 1782.  Sally is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, who as mentioned above, married Ira Cotton.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Eldred Maurice Sims
died 20 years ago today in 1989 at age 78 in Decatur, Alabama. Eldred is the husband of Steve's great-grandaunt, Johnnye Douzie Garrison who is the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Sarah Eloise Garrison who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
died 70 years ago today in 1939 at age 48.  Thomas (Uncle Ernie) was believed to have been gay.  In a bit of extreme irony closed himself in the families hall closet and shot himself to dead with a pistol according to Betty Wooden.  Ernie was the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims.

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