Sunday, July 05, 2009

Meet the family for July 5th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amelia Burr
is 242 years old today, born in 1767.  Amelia is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Amelia's father is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr, the brother of Ellen Burr, who married Abel Gold and are the parents of Talcott Gold.  Interestingly, Amelia's mother was also married to Abel Gold making Abel Amelia's stepfather.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Burr
is 242 years old today, born in 1767. William is also the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed, because he is the twin brother of the afore mentioned Amelia Burr.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Maria Cotton
died 212 years ago today in 1797 at age 1 year 9 months.  Maria is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard in Oct of 1795.  Maria's older brother is Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton.

BANKS/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marianna Banks
died 239 years ago today in 1770 at age 24 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Marianna is the boys' second cousin 8 times removed.  Marianna was the first of the 3 children born to Gershom Banks and his 2nd wife Hannah Bradley who is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hannah's father, John Bradley is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Gershom Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.


WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Effa June Stanford
died 129 years ago today in 1880 at age 2 months.  Effa is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Effa's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

HULGAN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Mary Luvady Chambers
is 133 years old today, born in 1876.  Mary is Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt. Mary's brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers, born in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers (3rd of 4) in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan  and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lula May McCutcheon
died 53 years ago today in 1956 at age 69 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama.  Lula is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.  She married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.  Lula's family consisted of her parents, John Davis McCutcheon and Lenore Overstreet, both died in Valhermosa Springs, Morgan, Alabama.  They begot 9 children, where Lula was the 6th of the 9.

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