Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Meet the family for December 1st


James Edwin Garrison
died 60 years ago today in 1949 at age 78 in Morgan county, AL.  James is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle.  Born and died in Morgan county, AL.  His brother is Samuel Omar Garrison born in 1881, 10 years after James.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan county.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 who married into the Reeves family by hooking up with John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama.


Jonas Ausburne Keever
is 164 years old today, born in 1845.  Jonas is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Mary Ann Baker and begot Dellia Keever in 1890.  Dellia married Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecial Robert Hulgan and they begot 9 children with Duard Robert Hulgan being the last in 1952.

Nellie Chambers
died 36 years ago today in 1973 at age 64 in Fort Payne Alabama.  The aforementioned Nellie Chambers is Ella's Great-grandmother. 

Stephen Hulgan
died 164 years ago today in 1845 at age 65 in Indiana.  Stephen who we covered extensively yesterday, is Ella's 5th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Miller and they are the parents of George Washington Hulgan.


Rachel Akins
is 225 years old today, born in 1784.  Rach as we used to call her, is Tara's 5th great-grandmother.  She married Archibald Stewart in Rock Hill, SC July 12, 1804.  They begot 12 children as is about average for the Stewart and Savage families.  The 8th born was John Thomas Stewart in 1820.  He has been immortalized on a plaque for his service and making the ultimate sacrifice during a battle in Corinth, Mississippi in the War of Northern Aggression.  He fought and died with the 55th Infantry Regiment Alabama.  John left behind 11 children with his wife Emily Caroline Bale.  The last was a son born in February of 1862 just 2 months before John was killed.  The son was named after his father, but sadly died August 25th of that same year.  John's  first born was a Son named Frances Marion Savage, born in Union, Arkansas December 31, 1836. He married Frances Matilda Stewart October 4, 1860 in Calhoun, Alabama and they spent the next 28 years having 17 babies, the family record.  Over half of them died very young.  The family saw much grief in those 28 years.


Rev, John Cotton
is 366 years old today, born in 1643.  The good reverend John is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Marie Stowe in Concord, Massachusetts in 1666.  They begot 6 children, with Samuel Cotton carrying our line.  Samuel married Experience Hall in Middletown, CT February 28, 1716.  It was Samuel's second marriage having had 7 children with Lydia Bates before she died in child birth in 1713.


Wiley B. Starling
is 179 years old today, born in 1830.  Wiley is the girls' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Augusta A. Powers and begot 12 children, the last of which was Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they carried the name Cora on to their 2nd born Cora Augusta Edge born in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer and the rest is history.

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