Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Meet the family for August 26th


Anna Ward
died 254 years ago today in 1755 at age 85 in Middletown, CT.  Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of both Thomas Ward, Sr., the boys 9th great-grandfather and Phoebe Ward, the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall in Middletown, CT on December 6, 1683 and they begot Experience Hall and 5 other children, the 5th one being the next person, Samuel Hall, Jr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle.

Samuel Hall, Jr. and Abigail Starr's
278th anniversary is today, married in 1731.  He was 34 and she was 19 years old. They were married in Middletown, CT.


Catherine Ethilinda Stanford
is 151 years old today, born in 1858.  Catherine is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of David Stanford, of course.


Charles Hubert Dobbs, Jr.
is 86 years old today, born in 1923.  Charles is Ella's 2nd cousin twice removed.  His mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt and Minnie's father is John Henry Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lillie is the sister of Thomas Frankin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  John Henry Burt's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt and sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.


John McMurtry
died 186 years ago today in 1823 at age 49 in Abbeville, , South Carolina. I know, the spelling is wrong.  I have found strong evidence that all of these people are in your tree.  The spellings may be wrong for several reasons, but I'm going with what I find for the time being.  I've been in contact, via email with Darlene's (and her sisters')2nd cousin, Joey McMurrey about the tree as of late.  I found that John McMurtry who died on this day in 1823 had married Sarah Anderson.  They are Ella and Caitlyn's 6th great-grandparents and the parents of William M. McMurrey, Sr., born August 29, 1822.  William married Betsie or Elizabeth ?, and begot 13 children, the first being William M. McMurrey, Jr. around 1849.  William Jr. married Lucy Ann Kelley in 1873 and begot 11 more children with Ida Jane McMurray, being the 3rd child born.  Ida is the girls' 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot 8 more children with Donie Mae Mayne being the 3rd born.

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