Monday, December 14, 2009

Meet the family for December 14th

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elba Wooden
died 82 years ago today in 1827 at age 64 in Salem, Marion, IL.  Elba is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph R. Wooden, born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Elba married Frederick Songer Young March 12, 1890 in Clay county, IL and begot 3 children.  Pearl, the oldest married a Cantrell and had two children, Carl Y. Cantrell around 1916 and Lee W. Cantrell about 1918.  They are both 2nd cousins twice removed.  Pearl's youngest son, Verle Wooden Young married Edith Tippetts and begot 5 Young children. Two boys and three girls.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan H. Wooden
is 87 years old today, born in 1922.  Nathan is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed from a different sibling of Joseph R. WoodenHarvey Houston Wooden, Joseph's youngest sibling and the boys' 2nd great-granduncle was born May 22, 1878 in IL.  He married Myrtle M. Anderson and begot 10 Wooden children, 6 girls and 4 boys.  The youngest was Nathan H. Wooden.  Nathan married Helen Jean Whaley in Indiana August 22, 1949.  They had at least a boy and a girl.  Both are still living.  Helen died in 2007 a year after Nathan in April of 2006 at age 83.  Their girl married Brent Riley and they had Sean Riley and a still living Riley girl who married Esmir Krivdic and is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. is 386 years old today, born in 1623.  This Nathan is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Fairfield, CT and married Sarah Phippen in Fairfield May 14, 1660.  They begot a boy and a girl.  Nathan Gold, Jr. born in 1663 married Hannah Talcott May 14, same as his parents, in 1686.  They had 7 children before she died.  He remarried and had 5 more with Sarah CookSamuel Gold from Nathan's first wife married Esther Bradley and they begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in Fairfield December 19, 1754 and begot 11 children, the 3rd of which is Talcott Gold in 1759.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Johnson
is 151 years old today, born in 1858.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Joseph E. Johnson, the boy's 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 and later begot the aforementioned Joseph R. Wooden.

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