Friday, July 31, 2009

Meet the family for July 31st

On this day-

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HOLHFELD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sharon Cotton
is 70 years old today, born 1939.  Sharon is the person that really got me started in the family tree stuff.  She contacted mom several years ago trying to get information about the family.  Sharon has provided me with much valuable information.  Sharon is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, via the connection with Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker and is also the boys' 11th cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  I don't know a lot about Sharon's living family, but her husband in a Holhfeld.  Her parents are Elmer Morton Cotton and Sarah Grace Bogle, Elmer being the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Elmer's father is Henry Marshall Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  Henry, Hubbard and their sister Helen Marshal Cotton's parents are Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandparentsHAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!

GLOVER/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Glover
is 357 years old today, born in 1652.  Abby is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Abby is also Sharon Cotton's 6th great-grandmother.  Abigail married Daniel Burr December 11, 1678 in New Haven, CT.  They begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in Fairfield, Connecticut in June of 1722.  They begot 11 children, the 8th is Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold in Fairfield, December 19, 1754 and they begot 12 children, our line going through Talcott Gold,
born in 1759.  Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and Sharon's 3rd great-grandfather.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Irene Dobbs
is 88 years old today, born in 1921.  Irene is Ella's 2nd cousin twice removed, via the relationship with John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland.  She is also Ella's 3rd cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Irene's mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's father is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Burt and Minnie's mother is Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt, Lillie Jane Hulgan.  Lillie's brother is Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  John Henry Burt's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's brother, Tillman R. Copeland is Ella's 4th great-grandfather.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
William H. West
died 146 years ago today in 1863 at age 37 in Smith county, Mississippi. Bill is Ella's 4th great-grandfather who married Delila Caroline Martin in 1850 in Hall county, GA.  They begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854, also in Hall, GA.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers, December 24, 1871 in Hall, GA.  They begot Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan.



Thursday, July 30, 2009

Meet the family for July 30th

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
Louis William Bridgforth
is 146 years old today, born in 1863. Louis is Bryan and Andrew's great-grandfather. Louis married Bertha Maria Welsh December 10, 1891 and begot 6 children the 5th of which was Edward McPhail Bridgforth in 1906. Edward is the boys' grandfather. He married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1944.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Philibert Keith
is 272 years old today, born in 1737. Phil is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Sylvia Keith, their 7th great-grandmother who married Benjamin Walker in 1756. They begot Marshall Walker in 1757. Marshall Walker, age 19, married Hannah Dunbar, age 16, August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795. Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 in Massachusetts and begot 9 children, the first of which was Almira Walker who later married Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Walker
is 347 years old today, born in 1662. Sarah is both the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, via her parents William Walker and Sarah Snow, and their 3rd cousin 11 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Rachel Galt
is 151 years old today, born in 1858. Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Her mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt whose sister is Charlotte Brown. Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton December 13, 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Susannah E. Savage
died 146 years ago today, in 1863 at 3 months old having been born on April 2, 1863. Susannah is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt. Susannah was the second of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart. She was born just as the war broke out. In fact, her sister, the third child born to the Frances' also died young, living from only October, 10, 1864 to January 5, 1865, she was Amanda E. Savage.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meet the family for July 29th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

JAEGAR/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gustavus Jaegar
died 92 years ago today in 1917 at the age of 79.  Gus is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Helen Altana Powers. Helen not only is the boys' 2nd cousin but she is their 10th cousin 4 times removed, via their connection with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
John Dewey Hulgan
is 110 years old today, born in 1899. John is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  Thomas' parents are John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland, married November 15, 1871 in Dekalb co. AL.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905.  Cecil is Ella's great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MITCHELL/HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Joseph Mitchell
is 7 years old today, born in 2002.  Joseph is the girls' 3rd cousin, born to P. J. Mitchell and Maranda Hooten, Maranda being the girls' 2nd cousin once removed.  Maranda's parents are Jay Hooten and the girls' 1st cousin twice removed, Melinda Beck whose mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the sister of Dick Myer, the girls great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rufus Webster Savage
is 123 years old today, born in 1886. Rufus is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle, the last of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  Rufus' sister, Sallie E. Savage, Tara's 2nd great-grandmother was the first born in 1861.  There are 25 years between the two of them. Sally has two children either older or close to the same age as her little brother. James Loid Naugher, Sallies first was born in 1884 and Annie Josephine Naugher, her second, was born in October of 1886.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Meet the family for July 28th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Alva Wishard
is 122 years old today, born in 1887.Alva is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed. His mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt and the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford born in 1865 Margaret is 2 years older than Catherine. Margaret Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden. Catherine married Oliver Kaufman Wishard.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILLIAMS-REEVES/WOODEN
Caitlyn Ann Williams-Reeves
is 19 years old today, born in 1990. Caitlyn is Steve's 2nd cousin, daughter of Lori Leslie Reeves and her partner, Robert Clayton Williams. Lori is the Steve's 1st cousin once removed and the daughter of Donald Boyd Reeves. Donald is the son of John Wesley Reeves, Sr. and Sarah Eloise Garrison.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Margaret Ann Naugher
is 151 years old today, born in 1858. Margaret is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt. Margaret's brother is Moses Service Naugher, Tara's 2nd great-grandfather
and the father of Horace Savage Naugher.

FAUCETT/NAUGHER
Mary Polly Faucett
died 137 years ago today in 1872 at age 81 in Tuscaloosa, AL. Mary is the wife of Tara's 4th great-granduncle, James Naugher who was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1775. James is the brother of Joseph Naugher who married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot Robert Marion Naugher in Union South Carolina in 1821. Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, Alabama in 1847 and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebeckah Cotton
died 255 years ago today in 1754 at age 10 in Middletown, CT. Here we go, another first. Rebeckah is not only the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, via her relationship with Willam Cotton and Rebeckah Ward, via her brother Thomas Cotton the boys' 6th great grandfather, she is also the boys' 3rd cousin 8 times removed, TWICE. Once via her relationship through William Cotton, her father and then Experience Hall, his mother. The again through her mother Rebeckah Ward and her father Thomas Ward, Jr. Tangled up and blue. For your inquiring minds. William Cotton and Rebeckah Ward were husband and wife and 2nd cousins.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebeckah Ward
died 245 years ago today in 1762 at age 40 in Middletown, CT. Speak of the devil, Rebeckah died on the same day as her daughter Rebeckah Cotton exactly 10 years later.


Side bar: On this day 400 years ago in 1609 Stephen Hopkins, the boys' 12th great-grandfather and the other 149 men and woman on the good ship "Sea Venture" were ship wreaked on what is now Bermuda for approximately 9 months. Some good reading on the matter is found:

The Sea Venture was also the namesake of a cruise liner which operated between the USA and Bermuda in the 1970s for Flagship Cruises, before being obtained by Princess Cruises, which renamed her the Pacific Princess. She was subsequently used in the television show The Love Boat.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Venture

Monday, July 27, 2009

Meet the family for July 27th

Record day today with 13 events:

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Almira Walker
died 142 years ago today in 1867 at age 52 in Friendship, New York. Almira is the boys' 4th great-grandmother via her marriage to Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and their 8th cousin 6 times removed via her relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

SPARKS/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Electa Sparks
died 139 years ago today, in 1870 at age 73 in Friendship, New York. On the same day as her daughter Almira died 3 years earlier. Electa is the boys' 5th great-grandmother. She married Cady R. Walker in 1813 and begot the afore mentioned Almira Walker in 1814.

SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Shirley
died 438 years ago today, in 1571 at age 56. This is early Cotton stuff. Francis is the boys' 13th great-grandfather. Francis married Dorothy Gifford and begot Elizabeth Shirley in 1540. Liz married Thomas Cotton and begot Andrew Cotton who married Joane and they begot William Serg Cotton in 1610. Serg married Ann Graves July 10th, 1637 in Accomack, VA and begot Rev, John Cotton in 1643. John married Mary Marie Stowe in 1666 in Concord, Mass. and they begot Samuel Cotton in 1676. Samuel is the boys' 8th great grandfather and the husband of Experience Hall. They were married February 28, 1716 in Middletown, CT.

GAINES/WARNER/HALL-WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines and Susannah Warner's
271 anniversary is today, married in 1738. Susannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed via Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward and their 2nd cousin 9 times removed via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner. Susannah's mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and sister of Experience Hall, and Susannah Hall's grandmother is Phoebe Fenner.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Hall i
s 315 years old today, born in 1694. Interestingly, Mary Hall is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and the sister of Experience Hall and Susannah Hall. Making Mary also the boy's 1 cousin 10 times removed, via her relationship with William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, her grandparents.

GAINES/WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines, Sr
. died 261 years ago today, in 1748 at age 73 in Middletown, CT. John is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed's husband's father. John married Naomi Hale and begot John Gaines, Jr. in 1712. John, Jr. married Susannah Warner, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. Her mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and her sister is Experience Hall.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FARTHING/REEVES/WOODEN
Beth Ann Farthing
is 45 years old today, born in 1964. Beth is the Partner of Steve's 1st cousin once removed, Donald Reeves, Jr. Donald and Beth have not gotten married and have one son, Donald Boyd Reeves III, born in 2001. Donald's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Sr. Steve's granduncle and brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr. Steve's grandfather.

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Johnnye Douzie Garrison
died 12 years ago today, in 1997 at age 81 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama. Johnnye is Steve's great-grandaunt who married Eldred Maurice Sims in 1935. Johnnye's sister is Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

GOETTER/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Orville Goetter
died 12 years ago today, in 1997 at age 93 in Belleville, St. Clair, Illiniois. Orville is Steve's great-granduncle's wife's uncle. His brother is Paul W. Goetter who married Vernetta Bohnenstiehl in 1922 and begot Mildred L. Goetter the wife of Steve's great-granduncle, John W. Steible. John is the brother of Al Steible and the youngest of the clan. John died in 1999.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan
died 38 years ago today, in 1971 at age 44 in Fayetteville, GA.

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Joseph M. Martin
is 182 years old today, born in 1827. Joe is Ella's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Delila Caroline Martin who married William H. West in 1850 and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854. Sarah married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879. Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909. Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and are Ella's great-grandparents.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher, Jr
. is 98 years old today, born in 1911. James is Tara's great-granduncle, the brother of Horace Savage Naugher who married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara's great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

HUTCHINS/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Roda Carrie Hutchins
is 102 years old today, born in 1907. Roda is the Wife of the girls' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne. Robert is the brother of Donie Mae Mayne who married Oscar Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Meet the family for July 26th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Ira Cotton
is 141 years old today, born in 1868.  George is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle whose brother is Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Their parents are Mary Hazelitt and Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Junius Declose Galt
is 116 years old today, born in 1893.  Junius is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, whose sister is Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, Jr
. is 74 years old today, born in 1935, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!!  John is Steve's grandfather and the father of Mittie Reeves, Steve's mother.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Louise J. Stanford
died 172 years ago today in 1837 at age 1 year 25 days having been born July 1, 1836. Louise is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford, born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.  Louise was the first born of their 12 children and David was the second born, having been born just 4 months after his older sister's death.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Meet the family for July 25th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WAKEMAN/HOPKINS/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wakeman, Jr.
is 379 years old today, born in 1630. John is the boys' 10th great granduncle and their 2nd cousin 12 times removed.  He is their uncle via his sister Helena Wakeman who married Lt. John Talcott, Jr. and begot Hannah Talcott the boys' 9th great-grandmother who married Nathan Gold, Jr. and begot Samuel Gold.  He is their 2nd cousin via his mother Elizabeth Hopkins, the boys' 11th great-grandmother and their 1st cousin whose father is William Hopkins, their 12th great-grandfather and their great-granduncle via his brother Stephen Hopkins also the boys' 12th great-grandfather.


BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Burr
is 334 years old today, born in 1675. Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, her father John Burr, Sr. is their 9th great-granduncle and the brother of Daniel Burr, their 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover in 1678 and begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694 who married the afore mentioned Elizabeth Wakeman in 1722.  They begot Ellen Burr in 1736 who married Abel Gold and they begot Talcott Gold in 1759.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PAYNE/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Lou Dovie Payne
died 13 years ago today, in 1996 at age 73 in Piedmont, Calhoun, AL. Lou is the second wife of the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, Grover Cleveland McMurrey whose sister is Ida Jane McMurray.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Robert Fletcher Chambers
is 129 years old today, born in 1880.  Robert is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, his brother being Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella's paternal Great-grandmother.



Friday, July 24, 2009

Meet the family for July 24th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COLLIUS/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Friedrike Collius
is 210 years old today, born in 1799.  She is the mother of the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Slow Day.  Friedrike, from Baden Wurttembery, Germany, married Christoph Heinrich Jaeger and begot Gustavus Jaeger in 1838.  Gustavus, also from Germany came to the states and married Helen Altana Powers June 26, 1869 in Sandusky, Ohio.  The begot 6 children, the first being Lucy Powers Jaeger born in 1870.  But Helen's mother is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold.

FITCH/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sara Fitch
is 378 years old today, born in 1631.  Sara is the wife of boys' 9th great-granduncle, John Burr, Sr.  John's brother is Daniel Burr, the boys' 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover and begot Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in June of 1722 and begot 11 children, the 8th being Ellen Burr who later married Abel Gold and together are the parents of Talcott Gold.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Ora Edge
is 123 years old today, born in 1886.  Ora is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge the girls' 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Meet the family for July 23rd

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BOLTON/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
John W. Bolton
is 109 years old today, born in 1900.  John is the Husband of Lena Parker, the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Ida Jane McMurray, the girls 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lt., John Talcott, Jr.
died 321 years ago today in 1688 at the age of 56, in Hartford, CT. John is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Braintree, Essex, England in 1632.  He married Helena Wakeman in 1650.  Going back in time, Helena's parents are John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins, the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  Elizabeth's parents are William Hopkins and Helen Vickaris, the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  But, William's brother is the famous Stephen Hopkins a passenger on the Mayflower.  So William is also the boys' 12th great-granduncle.

Side bar:  Stephen Hopkins first came to the new world via the ship "Sea Venture"  he organized a mutiny after the ship was stranded in Bermuda.  He was captured and sentenced to death, but later talked his was out of it and went back to England to later come over on the Mayflower.  For further information on the Sea Venture go to  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Venture  PS: the wreak of the Sea Venture is said to have inspired William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward III
is 294 years old today, born in 1715.   Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle via his sister Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton.  He is also the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed, via his great-grandfather, William Ward's daughter Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Virtle Josephine Stanford
is 115 years old today, born in 1894. Virtle is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865 who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the parents of Walter William Wooden.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Meet the family for July 22nd

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Horace Savage Naugher
is 112 years old today, born in 1897. Horace died in 1975 at age 77 in Cherokee County Nursing Home, Centre, AL. Horace is Tara's Great-grandfather who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather, in 1920. Moses married Haney Fortenberry in 1946.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton Taylor
is 175 years old today, born in 1834. He died at age 79 in 1914. Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. The son and first born to Deacon, Frankin Taylor and Sally Ann Cotton, the daughter of Ira Cotton and Sally Gold, the boys' 5th great-grandparents, both from Middletown, CT.

LE FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob C. Le Fevre
died 113 years ago today in Marion, Iowa at age 63. Jacob is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. The son of Isaac Le Fevre and Mary Cooper. Isaac is the brother of Marry Magdelaine Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married James Johnson from Kentucky March 4th 1824 in Salem IN. They begot 10 children, the 5th being, Amanda Johnson in 1833 who married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather. Andrew and Amanda begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860 and Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford October 29, 1884 in IL. They begot Walter William Wooden, the boys' great grandfather and Leroy Oliver Wooden, the boys great-granduncle. Leroy married Bessie A. Wolfe and they begot Carl K. Wooden and the next gentleman, Kenneth Wendell Wooden.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Kenneth Wendell Wooden
died 3 years ago today in 2006 in Cassville, Barry, MO at age 82. He is buried where he was born, in Appleton City, St. Clair, MO. Kenneth is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed. He married Lillis Biles in the 1940's and had twins that died in 1946 and Kenetta Wooden, a girl that also died at birth in 1948. Finally they begot Kay Marlene (Wooden) Ferguson in 1951. Kay is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed. Kay has been married twice and was adopted by her step father Carl Ferguson . The first marriage was to Jim Lockerby in 1970. They had two children, Loey Rana Lockerby in 1971 and David Joseph Lockerby in 1976. Loey is a movie critic for the newspaper in Kansas City, Kansas and isn't married. David married Angela McClain in June of 2000 and they have a boy named Riley Charles Lockerby, born in 2005. David works for a custom metal shelving company in Houston Lake, MO. Loey and David are the boys' 3rd cousin and David's son Riley is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.

Riley David and Loey

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Meet the family for July 21st

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Lillie Jane Burt
died 107 years ago today in 1902 at age 28 in Lebanon, AL.  Lillie is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lillie's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th Great-grandaunt,
the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather. 

Hulgan
Lillie Jane Hulgan
died 67 years ago today in 1942 at age 69 in Dekalb, AL. This Lillie is Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.


BRIDGFORTH/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH OR SOMETHING
Sudie Seay Bagley
is 97 years old today, born in 1912. Sudie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandmother and the wife of Edward McPhail Bridgforth.  Sudie died July 19, 1993 in Kenbridge, VA.  I'm sorry I missed that the other day.  I hadn't had it checked off on my program.  Sudie and Edward begot 3 boys, Edward Bridgforth (Jr ?) in 1935, William Bagley Bridgforth in 1938 and John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1944.  John (Jack) is the father of Andrew Bagley Bridgforth and Bryan Wooden Bridgforth. Sudie's parents are Edward Garland Bagley  from Virgina and Ethel Clare Hethorn.  Before Edward I am very confused.  Jack, if you could clue me in on your grandfathers' marriages I would appreciate it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Meet the family for July 20th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Asia Minor Stanford
died 74 years ago today in 1935 at the age of 62 in Fannin, Texas. Asia is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deborah A VanCise
died 99 years ago today in 1910 at age 91. Deborah is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed. Her mother is Polly Cotton, the boys 5th great-grandaunt. Polly's brother is Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold in 1811.

Deborah A. VanCise

WILLICKE/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Esther Ann Willicke
died 336 years ago today in 1673 at age 83 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. Esther is the boys' 11th great-grandmother.  She married John Hall and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown, CT in 1645.  They begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Fenner
is 392 years old today, born in 1617. Thomas is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, the brother of Phoebe Fenner.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall in Middletown in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

ENNIS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKIN/HOSLER-JENNINGS
William Houston Ennis
is 141 years old today, born in 1868. William is the girls' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is the girls' 4th great-grandaunt, Mary Elizabeth Starling.  Mary's brother is Wiley B. Starling, the girls 4th great-grandfather. Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and they begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

LUTTRELL/HULGAN/HOSLER
Dialtha Almeda Luttrell
died 149 years ago today in 1860 at age 30 in Cater, MO. Dialtha married George Washington Hulgan in Knox Tenn. in 1848.  They begot John Miller Hulgan in 1852.  John married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 in Dekalb, AL and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876. Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's great-grandfather in 1905.








Sunday, July 19, 2009

Meet the family for July 19th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Gold
is 208 years old today, born in 1801. Daniel is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, his father is Abel Gold, the boys' 6th great-granduncle and the brother of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather. While we are talking Golds. I must tell you that one of our distant cousins came by the house to tell us about the family of Golds. She is Peggy Bright, the boys' 8th cousin twice removed. Our connection is Thomas Ruggles Gold, the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed. Thomas was a US Representative from New York. Here is his Bio.

Thomas Ruggles Gold
Date of Birth: 4 Nov 1764
Date of Death: 24 Oct 1827
Elected Office(s): Representative
Elected Date(s): 4 Mar 1809
[4 Mar 1815]
State: New York, Connecticut
Country: USA
Biography: a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., November 4, 1764; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Conn.; settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1792; assistant attorney general of New York 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1796-1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; served in the State assembly in 1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, N.Y., where he died October 24, 1827; interment in Grand View Cemetery.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Martha Burt
is 139 years old today, born in 1870. Martha is Ella's first cousin 5 times removed. Her mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt born in Dog Town, AL and died in Lebanon, AL. Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather. Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock and begot Ruth J. Copeland Ella's 3rd great-grandmother, who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1876.

John Miller Hulgan with his cotton load.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Michael Hooten
is 22 years old today, born in 1987. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL. Michael is the girls' 2nd cousin once removed. His mother is Melinda Beck, the girls 1st cousin twice removed and sister of Susan Beck Lovelady. Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer (Aunt Jane), the girls great-grandaunt and the sister of Roland Max Myer, the girls Great-grandfather.

?/BROWN
Nancy (Brown)
is ? years old today, born on this day a while back, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY! If anyone knows Nancy's last name or year born, please let me know. - Thanks

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Meet the family for July 18th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Alice Cora Starling
died 43 years ago today in 1966 at age 88. Alice is the girls 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 6 Edge children.  Cora Augusta Edge, the second born, married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot 11 Myer children between 1921 and 1943.

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Mattie Carolyn Edge
is 134 years old today, born in 1875.  Mattie is the girls 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge, the girls 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph is the husband of the afore mentioned Alice Cora Starling.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Jefferson Everhart
is 160 years old today, born in 1849. Thomas is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  He lived to see 89 years, dieing in 1938 in Cedar Township, Pettis, MO.  He married Mary Jane Martin and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.  Elmer married Margret Izora Sims in 1902 and begot 10 children, Lola Ray Everhart was the second child.  She was born in 1906 and married Al Steible and had only one child, Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden in November of 1950.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Henry C. Savage
is 128 years old today, born in 1881.  Henry is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage.  Henry was born in July and died in November of the same year.  He was the 14th of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Meet the family for July 17th

NAUGHER - FAMILY LINE

EUBANKS/NAUGHER
George Wilson Eubanks and Mary Elizabeth Naughe
r's 68th anniversary is today, married in 1941.  Elizabeth is Tara's grandaunt.  Her brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Gerald Wayne McMurrey died 9 years ago today, in 2000, in Fort Worth, Texas.  H
e was 55 years old.  Gerald is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Gerald's father, Grover Cleveland McMurrey is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Meet the family for July 16th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bathsheba Austin Stanford
is 154 years old today, born in 1855.  Bath is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford who married his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley on February 27, 1865 and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford on November 25, 1865.  Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Malcom Parker
died 18 years ago today in 1991 at the age of 64 in Cherokee, AL. Malcom is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  He was born in Alabama in 1927, the last of 6 children born to Charles W. Parker and the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne, the 3rd of their 8 children in 1909.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

CORNWELL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Cornwell
died 262 years ago today in 1747 at the age of 74 in Middletown, CT. William isn't really blood, but he married Martha Thompson and begot Mary Cornwell in 1709.  Mary then married Samuel Cotton, Jr., the boys' 7th great-granduncle in 1732.  Samuel is the son of Samuel Cotton and Lydia Bates, Samuel, Sr's first wife.  So Samuel, Jr. is really a 1/2 brother of William Cotton, the boys' 7th great-grandfather, whose mother is Samuel, Sr.'s second wife, Experience Hall.  William Cotton went on to marry Rebeckah Ward and they begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold in 1811.  Sally had already been married to Bradley Banks and had 2 children with him.  She had 2 more with Ira.  The boys' 4th great-grandfather, Samuel Cheney Cotton was their last child born in 1815.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Meet the family for July 15th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER
John Henry Myer is 129 years old today, born in 1880. John is the girls' 2nd great-granduncle, the father of Corrie Myer, Orvil Myer, Henry Oates Myer and Lois I. Myer. His parents are Dedrick Henry Meyer and Lucy E. Barnett. Spent yesterday down in Winterville, GA at the cemetery of Dedrick Henry Meyer.



















NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Mary Zepho Naugher
is 103 years old today, born in 1906. Mary is Tara's great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Horace Savage Naugher, via their father, Moses Service Naugher, Tara's 2nd great-grandfather.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Meet the family for July 14th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN
Steven Ray Wooden, Sr
. is 53 years old today.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!!!!!  Steve was born in Dallas, Texas in 1956 and now lives in Albion, Nebraska.  Steve is Steve Jr's father and the husband of Mittie Reeves.  Steve's parents are Jerry J. Wooden, Sr. and Betty L. Steible.  Steve was recently accepted by Duke University to their Doctoral program in his field of anesthesia.  Steve is a pilot, and currently holds the position of chairman of the state Aeronautics board, having been appointed by the governor.  Steve has held the position of Chairman of the Nebraska State Board of Health and Tres. of the national CRNA association.  Later this year Steve will be the only person to ever receive the two highest awards in his field.  Have a good birthday Steve.

HUBBARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Hubbard
is 243 years old today, born in 1766.  Anna is the boys' 6th great-grandmother, the wife of Thomas Cotton.  They were married in Middletown, CT October 31, 1787.  Their first born of 5 was Ira Cotton who later married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Ira and Sally begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt., John Boradell Denison
is 363 years old today, born in 1646.  The Captain is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed, Phebe Lay.  Phebe's mother is Sarah Fenner the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother and the sister of Thomas Ward, Sr. the boys' 9th great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

GRIFFIN/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Arthur E. Griffin
is 119 years old today, born in 1890.  Arthur is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed, born in Sharon, Weakley, Tennessee.  Arthur's mother is Clemontina Brown, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Oscar Routh Brown, the girls' 3rd great-grandfather.  Their parents are Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, the girls 4th great-grandparents.  Oscar was the 7th of their 11 Brown children.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow and begot 5 children, the last being Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar T. Brown married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Meet the family for July 13th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Cotton
died 306 years ago today in 1703 at the age of  5 months.  She was born in Middletown, CT February, 10, 1703. Hannah is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, born to Samuel Cotton and Lydia Bates, Hannah was the 4th of their 7 children.  Lydia Bates died giving birth to their last child, Ebenezer Cotton in 1713.  Samuel remarried to Experience Hall in 1716 and they had 4 more Cotton childrenWilliam Cotton, their 2nd child is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Juanita M. Galt
is 114 years old today, born in 1895.  Juanita is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd Great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Peter Brown
died 109 years ago today in 1900 at the age of 54. Peter is the younger brother of the afore mentioned Charlotte Brown and is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Meet the family for July 12th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Ernest Jaegar
is 133 years old today, born in 1876.  Charles is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, via their mother Sally Gold..

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
John Henry Burt
died 74 years ago today in 1935 at age 67 in Dekalb, AL. John is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed and the husband of Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt, Lillie Jane Hulgan. Lillie and John are first cousins.  John's mother is Tempa Copeland, Lillie's grandaunt and Tempa's parents, John Copeland and Martha Baxter are Lillie's great-grandparents.  Their first born, Tillman R. Copeland is Lillie's grandfather and their daughter, Ruth J. Copeland is Lillie's mother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Melba Cora Myer
is 81 years old today, born in 1928.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELBA!  Melba is the girls' great-grandaunt, and the sister of Roland Max Myer.  Melba is the 5th of the 11 Myers born to Dedrich Homer Myer and Cora Augusta Edge.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Addendum to July 11th

One of the subjects of today's post was Nathan Gold.  This is a little info I've uncovered on their family:

Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1694-1761, married Mary Ruggles of Guiolford, Conn.  He was the fifth child of Nathan, Jr. and ther son Rev. Hezekiah Gold had a son Thomas Gold, 1760-1827 (the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed), who acquired great wealth and married Martha Marsh.  They had a large and imposing residence in East Street, Pittsfield, Mass.  In this fine residence stood the "Old Clock on the Stairs" the subject of an immortal poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.



The Old Clock on the Stairs

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Somewhat back from the village street
Stands the old-fashioned country-seat.
Across its antique portico
Tall poplar-trees their shadows throw;
And from its station in the hall
An ancient timepiece says to all, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Half-way up the stairs it stands,
And points and beckons with its hands
From its case of massive oak,
Like a monk, who, under his cloak,
Crosses himself, and sighs, alas!
With sorrowful voice to all who pass, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

By day its voice is low and light;
But in the silent dead of night,
Distinct as a passing footstep's fall,
It echoes along the vacant hall,
Along the ceiling, along the floor,
And seems to say, at each chamber-door, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Through days of sorrow and of mirth,
Through days of death and days of birth,
Through every swift vicissitude
Of changeful time, unchanged it has stood,
And as if, like God, it all things saw,
It calmly repeats those words of awe, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

In that mansion used to be
Free-hearted Hospitality;
His great fires up the chimney roared;
The stranger feasted at his board;
But, like the skeleton at the feast,
That warning timepiece never ceased, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

There groups of merry children played,
There youths and maidens dreaming strayed;
O precious hours! O golden prime,
And affluence of love and time!
Even as a miser counts his gold,
Those hours the ancient timepiece told, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

From that chamber, clothed in white,
The bride came forth on her wedding night;
There, in that silent room below,
The dead lay in his shroud of snow;
And in the hush that followed the prayer,
Was heard the old clock on the stair, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

All are scattered now and fled,
Some are married, some are dead;
And when I ask, with throbs of pain,
"Ah! when shall they all meet again?"
As in the days long since gone by,
The ancient timepiece makes reply, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Never here, forever there,
Where all parting, pain, and care,
And death, and time shall disappear, —
Forever there, but never here!
The horologe of Eternity
Sayeth this incessantly, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Meet the family for July 11th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Gold
is 292 years old today, born in 1717. Daniel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the brother of Abel Gold.  Daniel was born in Fairfield, CT and died in Redding CT in 1775 at age 58.  His parents are Samuel Gold and Esther Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  His brother Abel married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gould
died 359 years ago today in 1650 at age 66 in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England where he was born in 1584. John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Judith in 1603 in Bovingdon, Harts, , England and begot the Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. in 1623. 

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Lott Walker Savage
died 51 years ago today in 1958 at age 85 in California.  He was born in 1872 in Alabama. Lott is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Sallie E. Savage.  Lott was number 8 of the 17 boys and girls born to Frances Marion Savage and Fances Matilda Stewart.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Meet the family for July 10th

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS
Brandon Max Hawkins
is 25 years old today, born in 1984.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDO!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Charles W. Parker
is 129 years old today, born in 1880.  Charles is the husband of the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray, who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Leland Smith
died 27 years ago today in 1982 at the age of 19 in Erlangen, Germany.  David is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  His father is still living and I don't know his name, but David's grandfather is Arnot Mathew Smith, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Arnot's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and her father is Morgan R. Cleveland, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

JENNINGS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ellen Jennings
is 241 years old today, born in 1768.  Ellen is the wife of the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Issac Gold.  Issac's brother is Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally gold
is 227 years old today, born in 1782.  Sally is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, who as mentioned above, married Ira Cotton.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Eldred Maurice Sims
died 20 years ago today in 1989 at age 78 in Decatur, Alabama. Eldred is the husband of Steve's great-grandaunt, Johnnye Douzie Garrison who is the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Sarah Eloise Garrison who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
died 70 years ago today in 1939 at age 48.  Thomas (Uncle Ernie) was believed to have been gay.  In a bit of extreme irony closed himself in the families hall closet and shot himself to dead with a pistol according to Betty Wooden.  Ernie was the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Meet the family for July 9th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Marietta Burt
is 116 years old today, born in 1893.  Marietta is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland who married Taletha Jane Whitlock and begot Ruth J. Copeland.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather and Lillie Jane Hulgan, who married John Henry Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Martha Burt
died 43 years ago today in 1966.  Martha is Marietta's sister and is also Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed. She died on her sisters birthday at the age of 95.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
William Samuel Chambers
died 72 years ago today in 1937.  William is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle.  He died at age 64.  His brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella's 2nd Great-grandfather who married Dellia Keever  and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella's great-grandmother.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lay
died 320 years ago today in 1689.  Robert is the husband of the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, Sarah Fenner.  Sarah's sister is Phoebe Fenner who married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall in 1684.

PHELPS/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Phelps
died 350 years ago today in 1659.  Sarah is the first wife of the boys' 10th great-grandfather, William Ward.  They begot 1 child, William Ward, the boys' 1/2-9th great-granduncle.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

FIDLER/MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Tom Fidler
died 41 years ago today in 1968.  Tom is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Flora Bell Moore.  He died in Marion, Indiana at age 76.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN
Yolanda Brown
is 35 years old today, born in 1974, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOLANDA!  Yolanda is the girls' 1st cousin twice removed.  Her father is Jerrel Thomas Brown, the girls' great-granduncle and brother of Ella Ween Brown.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Meet the family for July 8th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jabez Walker
is 341 years old today, born in 1668.  Jabez is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Born to William Walker and Sarah Snow, Jabez is a third generation Mayflower descendant.  His Grandmother is Constance Hopkins who came over on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins in 1620.  Jabez married Elizabeth Fuller in 1699 and begot Jeremiah Walker, Richard Walker and Sarah Walker.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Ward
died 248 years ago today in 1761 at age 83.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle twice.  His sister is Phoebe Ward and his brother is Thomas Ward, Sr..  Their parents are William Ward and Phoebe Fenner

Side bar:  There are 138 John's in our combined family lines!

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Jane Naugher
died 85 years ago today in 1924 at age 74.  Jane is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Moses Service Naugher.

JENNINGS/HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

JENNINGS
Kevin Jennings and Cristy Dale Hawkins'
3rd anniversary is today,  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU GUYS!!

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BAXTER/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Martha Baxter
is 198 years old today, born in 1811.  Martha is Ella's 5th great-grandmother.  She married John Copeland in 1835 in St. Clair co. AL and begot Tillman R. Copeland.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan November 15, 1871 in DeKalb co. AL.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS

William Mitchell Mayne is 131 years old today, born in 1878.  William is the girls' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Ida Jane McMurray in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Meet the family for July 7th

Big Alabama day!!!

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


HULGAN/HOSLER
Aaron Hosler and Kellie Marie Hulgan's
2nd wedding anniversary is today,  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KELLIE AND AARON.

HULGAN
Duard Robert Hulgan
is 56 years old today, born in 1953.  Duard is Kellie's father.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUARD!

HULGAN
Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan
is 82 years old today, born in 1927.  Evelyn is Ella's 1/2 Great-grandaunt, born in Fort Payne and died July 27, 1971 in Fayetteville, GA at the age of 44.  Evelyn's father is Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, but Evelyn's mother is Bonnie Dobbs, Thomas' 2nd wife.  Thomas had 4 children with Bonnie, Ruth Hulgan (1922-?), Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan (1927-1971), Audrey Christine Hulgan (1929-1987) and Robert Eugene Hulgan (1935-2003).  But first Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot 6 starter children, Ina I. Hulgan, Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ruford E. Hulgan, Lurley G. Hulgan, Ruba L. Hulgan and Grady F. Hulgan.  Cecil is Ella's Great-grandfather.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
William H. West
is 183 years old today, born in 1826. William is Ella's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Delila Caroline Martin in Hall Co. GA August 29, 1850 and begot 5 children, the 2nd one being Sarah Matilda West, Ella's 3rd great-grandmother.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers in Hall co. in 1871 and begot 9 children of their own.  the 6th being Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot 4 children, the 3rd being Nellie Chambers, Ella's Great-grandmother and the mother of the birthday boy, Duard Robert Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Jenny Lynn Naugher
is 60 years old today, born in 1949.  Jenny is Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  Her father is Howard Milton Naugher, Tara's Granduncle and Howard's brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.

NAUGHER
Norman Naugher
is 83 years old today, born in 1926, Norman is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  Norman's father is James Loid Naugher, Tara's great-granduncle.  James' brother is Tara's great-grandfather, Horace Savage Naugher the father of the afore mentioned Moses S. Naugher and Howard Milton Naugher.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Robert Franklin Mayne
is 108 years old today, born in 1901.  Robert is the girls' 2nd great-granduncle, born in Blue Pond, Al to William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurray, Robert is the bother of Donie Mae Mayne.  Donie is the girls' 2nd great-grandmother.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HALL-WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cornelia Hall
is 229 years old today, born in 1780.  Cornelia is the both the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, via Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward and their 3rd cousin 8 times removed, via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.  Cornelia's father is Timothy Hall and his father is Samuel Hall, Jr..  Samuel's parents are Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Meet the family for July 6th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher
is 125 years old today, born in 1884.  James is Tara's Great-granduncle.  He married Minnie Lee Roberts and had 11 Naugher children between 1900 and 1928.  James was the oldest of the 7 full children that his parents, Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage had.  Moses also had 6 children with Marriell Burrow.  James' brother is Horace Savage Naugher who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
May Bell Stanford
is 124 years old today, born in 1885.  May is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, via David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley and also the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, via James S Kenley and Mary Jane Gill. May Bell is the daughter of James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, where James' father is David Stanford who was married to both Amanda Jane Kenley and her sister Nancy Ann Kenley.  James S. Kenley and Mary Jane Gill are Amanda and Nancy's parents where David Stanford is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Amanda, his first wife is just the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward, Jr.
died 280 years ago today in 1729 at age 44 in Middletown, CT. Here is another double relation.  Thomas is the boys' 8th great-grandfather via his marriage to Rebecka Birnham.  He is also the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, via his grandmother Phoebe Fenner.  Going straight down the line from Thomas Ward, Jr. to his progeny, Rebeckah Ward, makes him the boys' 8th great-grandfather Rebeckah Ward married William Cotton whose parents are Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.  Going up the line Thomas Ward, Sr.'s parents are William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great grandparents.  They begot not only Thomas Ward, Sr., but Phoebe Ward the boys' 9th great grandmother and 9th great-grandaunt.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall who married into the Cotton line when she married Samuel Cotton.  They begot William Cotton who later marries Rebeckah Ward, his second cousin, the daughter of Thomas Ward, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham.  Wow, long way to go but we got there.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Meet the family for July 5th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amelia Burr
is 242 years old today, born in 1767.  Amelia is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Amelia's father is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr, the brother of Ellen Burr, who married Abel Gold and are the parents of Talcott Gold.  Interestingly, Amelia's mother was also married to Abel Gold making Abel Amelia's stepfather.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Burr
is 242 years old today, born in 1767. William is also the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed, because he is the twin brother of the afore mentioned Amelia Burr.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Maria Cotton
died 212 years ago today in 1797 at age 1 year 9 months.  Maria is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard in Oct of 1795.  Maria's older brother is Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton.

BANKS/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marianna Banks
died 239 years ago today in 1770 at age 24 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Marianna is the boys' second cousin 8 times removed.  Marianna was the first of the 3 children born to Gershom Banks and his 2nd wife Hannah Bradley who is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hannah's father, John Bradley is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Gershom Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.


WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Effa June Stanford
died 129 years ago today in 1880 at age 2 months.  Effa is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Effa's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

HULGAN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Mary Luvady Chambers
is 133 years old today, born in 1876.  Mary is Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt. Mary's brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers, born in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers (3rd of 4) in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan  and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lula May McCutcheon
died 53 years ago today in 1956 at age 69 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama.  Lula is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.  She married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.  Lula's family consisted of her parents, John Davis McCutcheon and Lenore Overstreet, both died in Valhermosa Springs, Morgan, Alabama.  They begot 9 children, where Lula was the 6th of the 9.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Meet the family for July 4th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Marshall Cotton
is 160 years old today, born in 1849. Henry is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle. He and his brother Hubbard Cotton are 2 of the 3 children born to the boys' 4th great-grandparents, Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. Mary and Hubbard are buried in the family plot in Friendship New York.













WESSON/ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Young Wesson
died 1 year ago today in 2008 at age 68 in Tyler, Smith, Texas. This is a recently discovered line of cousins. Thomas is the Husband of the boys' 5th cousin once removed, Diane Rosentreter. Diane's father is Earnest William Rosentreter, the boys' 4th cousin twice removed. Earnest's mother is Lucy Powers Jaeger, the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed. Lucy's mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Lydia's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of the boys' 4th great-grandfather, Samuel Cheney Cotton. David and Samuel's mother is Sally Gold the boys' 5th great-grandmother.

WOODEN/REEVES-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Thomas Garrison
died 91 years ago today in 1918 at age 68 in Morgan, AL. John is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather, born in Marshall county AL August 28, 1849, he married Martha Demaris Grantland in 1870. They begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881 (3rd of 6). Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909. Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.


Side Bar of Note:
If you didn't already know, there were only two of the signers of the Declaration of Independence that later became Presidents of the United States. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both of them died with-in hours of each other on July 4th 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration.


Friday, July 03, 2009

Meet the family for July 3rd

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Cretia Brown
is ? years old, I don't know when Cretia was born. Can anyone help me out? Cretia is the girls' 1st cousin twice removed. Cretia's father is Jerrel Thomas Brown, the sister of Ellen Ween Brown, the girls' great-grandmother.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cryus H. Cotton
died 108 years ago today in 1901 at age 77 in Leroy, Mower, Minnesota. Cryus is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed. His father is the boys' 5th great-granduncle Chauncey H. Cotton who married Anna Gold one of the daughters of Talcott Gold. Chaucey's brother Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather married another of Talcott's daughters, Sally Gold.
Sally Gold's and Ira Cotton's graves in Friendship, New York.

BAYLER/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ketorah Bayler
died 106 years ago today in 1903 at age 61. Ketorah is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Jacob K. Stanford. Jacob's brother is David Stanford.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Meet the family for July 2nd

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Charity Adeline Holland
is 170 years old today, born in 1839. Charity is the first wife of the girls' 4th great-grandfather John Christopher Crow. His second wife, Mary Jane Cothern is the girls' 4th great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Mariah Crow, Ella and Caitlyn's 3rd great-grandmother. Ella Mariah Crow married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 Brown children, the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown who married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Ida Jane McMurray
is 128 years old today, born in Sand Rock, AL in 1881. She lived until 1960 when she died at age 78. Ida is the girls' 3rd great-grandmother. She married William Mitchell Mayne on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL. Interestingly, William's mother is Ella Higgins. William and Ida begot Donie Mae Mayne (3rd of 8) in 1909.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Burr
is 279 years old today, born in 1730. Daniel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather. He married Abigail Glover December 11, 1678 in New Haven, CT and begot the Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1694. Capt Burr married Elizabeth Wakeman in June of 1722 in Fairfield, CT and begot 11 more Burrs, the 8th one being Ellen Burr, born in 1736. Ellen married Abel Gold and together are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Samuel Burr
is 279 years old today, born in 1730. Seth is the son of the afore mentioned Capt. Seth Samuel Burr. This Seth is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born 5th among his 11 total siblings.

FISH/SILLIMAN/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Fish
died 191 years ago today in 1818 at the age of 82 in Wallingford, CT. Mary is the boys' 7th great-grandfather's wife's brother's wife. I mention this because I have a good picture. Mary is Brigadier General, Gold Selleck Silliman's second wife. The Brigadier is the son of Judge, Ebenezer Silliman who is the father of Amelia Silliman, the wife of the boys' 7th great-grandfuncle, Ebenezer Burr. Ebenezer is the brother of the afore mentioned Seth Samuel Burr and Ellen Burr.








Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Meet the family for July 1st

This is weird.  We have one or two people for several days in a row, then on the 1st boom, 8 hits.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Alfred Blane Crow
is 121 years old today, born in 1888.  Al is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle.  His sister is Ella Mariah Crow the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Al and Ella's parents are John Christopher Crow and his second wife Mary Jane Cothern.  Chris was married first to Charity Adeline Holland in March of 1858.  They didn't have any children. Then Chris married Mary Jane Cothern in May of  1872 and they had 11 children.  Ella Mariah was the 3rd and Alfred Blane Crow was the 10th.

WOOD/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Henry Roscoe Wood
died 52 years ago today in 1957 at age 75 in Kings county, California.  Henry is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's brother.  Henry is the brother of Richard Tholian Wood who married Mattie Carolyn Edge, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Mattie's brother is Joseph Lewis Edge, the girls' 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

HOOD/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Otto Bradford Hood
is 96 years old today, born in 1913. Otto died April 10, 1988.  He was married to Thelma Lucille Parker, the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thelma's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray and their parents are the girls' 4th great-grandparents, William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lay
died 271 years ago today in 1738 at age 84 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut. Robert is the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed. Robert's mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt who's sister is Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward in 1660 in Middletown, CT and begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Louise J. Stanford
is 173 years old today, born in 1836.  Louise is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt whose brother, David Stanford married his second wife and the boys' 3rd great-grandmother, Nancy Ann Kenley in 1865 in Clay county, IL.  They begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865 and she married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oliver Kaufman Wishard
is 150 years old today, born in 1859.  Oliver is the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford.  Catherine is the sister of the afore mentioned Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Banks
died 190 years ago today in 1819 at age 71 in Weston, Fairfield, Connecticut.  Tom is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His mother is Hannah Bradley, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hannah's father is John Bradley, the boys' 8th great-granduncle and the brother of Gershom Bradley the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow, the boys' 6th great-grandmother and the wife of Talcott Gold.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Paul Naugher
is 85 years old today, born in 1924. Paul is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  Paul's father is James Loid Naugher, Tara's great-granduncle whose brother is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's graeat-grandfather who married Maxie Ruth Smith..




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