Thursday, July 02, 2009

Meet the family for July 2nd


Charity Adeline Holland
is 170 years old today, born in 1839. Charity is the first wife of the girls' 4th great-grandfather John Christopher Crow. His second wife, Mary Jane Cothern is the girls' 4th great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Mariah Crow, Ella and Caitlyn's 3rd great-grandmother. Ella Mariah Crow married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 Brown children, the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown who married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

Ida Jane McMurray
is 128 years old today, born in Sand Rock, AL in 1881. She lived until 1960 when she died at age 78. Ida is the girls' 3rd great-grandmother. She married William Mitchell Mayne on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL. Interestingly, William's mother is Ella Higgins. William and Ida begot Donie Mae Mayne (3rd of 8) in 1909.


Daniel Burr
is 279 years old today, born in 1730. Daniel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather. He married Abigail Glover December 11, 1678 in New Haven, CT and begot the Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1694. Capt Burr married Elizabeth Wakeman in June of 1722 in Fairfield, CT and begot 11 more Burrs, the 8th one being Ellen Burr, born in 1736. Ellen married Abel Gold and together are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold.

Seth Samuel Burr
is 279 years old today, born in 1730. Seth is the son of the afore mentioned Capt. Seth Samuel Burr. This Seth is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born 5th among his 11 total siblings.

Mary Fish
died 191 years ago today in 1818 at the age of 82 in Wallingford, CT. Mary is the boys' 7th great-grandfather's wife's brother's wife. I mention this because I have a good picture. Mary is Brigadier General, Gold Selleck Silliman's second wife. The Brigadier is the son of Judge, Ebenezer Silliman who is the father of Amelia Silliman, the wife of the boys' 7th great-grandfuncle, Ebenezer Burr. Ebenezer is the brother of the afore mentioned Seth Samuel Burr and Ellen Burr.

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