Friday, September 11, 2009

Meet the family for September 11th


Eleanor Johnson
died 151 years ago today in 1858 at the age of 90 in Cornwall, CT.  Eleanor is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, Capt., Benjamin Gold.  Ben's father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, Jr. and his father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold, the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Esther Bradley in December of 1716 and begot Able Gold the father of Talcott Gold.

Lorenzo Dow Cleveland
is 192 years old today, born in 1875.  Lor is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of  Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

William Fenner
is 384 years old today, born in 1625.  William is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and the brother of their 10th great grandmother, Phoebe Fenner.  William was born in Surrey England and died in Providence, Rhode Island.


James Johnson
died 124 years ago today, in 1885 at the age of 82 in Harrison, IN.  James is the boys' 4th great-grandfather who married Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson and Maranda Johnson in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.


James Talley Chambers
died 134 years ago today in 1875 at the age of 4 months. James is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.


William Bagley Bridgforth
died 5 years ago today in 2004 at the age of 66 in Kenbridge, Virginia.  William is Andrew and Bryan's uncle, the brother of their father, John Baskervil Bridgforth.

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