Last day of the year and decade. Great day for family events. Have a safe New Year's eve and a happy New Year. I, for one, am going to make some positive changes in this next year. - jerry
William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurrey's 110th anniversary is today, married in 1899 when he was 21 and she was 18. I'd love to know what time of day, or night, they were married. Married on the last day of the century, what a cool thing to do. William and Ida are Donie Mae Mayne's parents. Donie, know in the family as Mama Brown was born January 22, 1909 in Double Bridges, Marshall, Alabama. Mama Brown is the girls' great, great-grandmother and is VERY dear to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Melea Jenae Peels is 18 years old today, born in 1991. Melea is the girls' (Ella and Caitlyn) 2nd cousin once removed. Her mother is Tarrel Brown, their 1st cousin twice removed. Tarrel's parents are Nancy Andrews and Great-granduncle, Jerrel Brown. Jerrel's parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne. His siblings are great-granduncle, Doyle Brown and Great-grandmother, Ella Ween Brown. HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN MELEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Venice Regina Edge died 14 years ago today in 1995 at the age of 85 in Leesburg, Cherokee, AL. Venice is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Her father is Oda Levi Edge, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents. They begot 6 Edge children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born. Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.
Melinda Beck is 48 years old today, born in 1961. Melinda is the girls' 1st cousin twice removed, born to Lelia Jane Myer and Bill Wayne Beck. Melinda Beck is Susan Beck Lovelady's younger sister. Melinda married Jay Hooten and begot Miranda Hooten in 1981 and Michael Hooten in 1987 who are the girls' 2nd cousins once removed. Miranda married P. J. Mitchell and they begot Joseph Mitchell in 2002 and Haley Mitchell in 2004 who are the girls' 3rd cousins. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELINDA!!!!!!!!
Thomas Ward III died 210 years ago today in 1799 at age 84 in Middletown, CT. I bet he was trying to make it to the new century. Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Rebeckah Ward who was born on September 3rd 1723 in Middletown and is the boys' 7th Great-grandmother. Rebeckah married William Cotton on Sep 22, 1742 at age 19. They begot 7 children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born on March 26th 1764 in Middletown. Interestingly, his mother Rebeckah died just 4 months later at the young age of 40 on July 28th 1764. Thomas Jr. later married Anna Hubard or Hubbard on Oct 31 1787 in Middletown, CT and begot the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, less than a year later on Aug 20th 1788. Ira married Sally Gold on May 6th 1811. They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton on April 7th 1815 in Delaware county, NY. Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 also in NY and they begot Hubbard Cotton in April of 1838. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. Samuel, the boys' great, great-grandfather, married Lotti B. Ray on Dec 13th, 1887 in Appleton City, MO. Lotti and Samuel begot Marie Antoinette Cotton on November 26th 1891 also in Appleton City. Marie married Walter William Wooden when she was just 18.
Rudolph Bruno Rosentreter died 58 years ago today in 1951 at age 83 in Polk, Florida. Rudy is the husband of the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed, Lucy Powers Jaeger. Lucy's mother is 2nd cousin 4 times removed Helen Altana Powers. Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Lydia's father is 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.
Samaria Martin died 81 years ago today in 1928 at age 91. Samaria Martin, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt, died on this day in 1928. Samaria Martin was the sister of Delila Caroline Martin, Ella's 4th great-grandmother. Delila married William H. West in Hall county GA on Aug 29th 1850. They begot Sarah Matilda West, Ella's 3rd great-grandmother, on Oct 12, 1854 in Hall County. Sarah married John Henry Chambers on Dec 24th 1871 in Hall, GA and begot 9 children. The 6th one was Noah Benjamin Chambers, born on Dec 18th 1879 in GA. He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella's great-grandmother, the next year, 1909. Nellie met a man from AL, Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot 8 children? The last of which is Ella's Grandfather, Duard Robert Hulgan. Duard married Thereasa Ellen Myer and begot Ella's mother Kellie Marie Hulgan on November 20th 1980 in Fort Payne AL. Kellie married Aaron Hosler on 7-7-07 and begot Ella Marie Hosler the next year on Sepember 23rd 2008.
Frances Marion Savage is 173 years old today, born in 1836. Frances Marion Savage was born on this day in Union, Arkansas in 1836. He died at age 65 in Ladiga, Calhoun, AL on March 28th 1802. Frances is Tara's 3rd great-grandfather. Frances married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct 4th 1860 (this is where all those middle names come from). They begot an amazing 17 children. The oldest, Sallie E. Savage born in 1861ended up getting married to Moses Service Naugher on Aug 3rd 1883. They had 7 children of their own. The 6th child was Horace Savage Naugher born July 22 1897. He is Tara's Great-grandfather. He married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, their first of 9 children on September 17th 1920. He of course married Haney Fortenberry on March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher, Tara's father, on Feb 3rd 1952.
Elizabeth Parr is 193 years old today, born in 1816. Liz is the wife of Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy and begot the aforementioned Moses Service Naugher in 1851, who married Sallie E. Savage.
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