Monday, August 31, 2009

Meet the family for August 31st

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Angeline Kenley
died 100 year ago today in 1909 at age 70 in Lexington, Nebraska.  Angeline is the boys' 3rd great grandaunt, the sister of Nancy Ann Kenley, the second wife of David Stanford and the parents of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

MURRAY/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deborah Murray
is 243 years old today, born in 1766.  Deborah is the mother of the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Freeland Powers
died 91 years ago today in 1918 at the age of 61.  James is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His 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, via their mother Sally Gold.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter William Wooden, Sr
. died 48 years ago today in 1961 at the age of 73, in Kansas City, MO. Walter, or Dada, as we called him, is the boys' great-grandfather or the father of their parent.  Walter was born in Champaign, Illinois in 1887 and moved with the family to their farm in Appleton City Mo.  He didn't like farm life and left as soon as he could, moving to the big city of Kansas City.  His parents are Joseph R. Wooden and Margaret Jennie Stanford.  He had one brother, Leroy Oliver Wooden born in 1901, 14 years younger.  Leroy stayed on the family farm and raised a family of his own, dieing in May of 1996 in Cassville Mo, at age 94, not far from the family farm.  Before he left the farm, Walter met Marie Antoinette Cotton and they were married on May 8, 1910.  When they moved to Kansas City, Walter was mostly a self taught accountant and later an insurance salesman.  When he was 21 he had rheumatic fever which damaged his heart.  The doctors told his parents that he probably wouldn't live to see 30.  When he was in highschool, Walter was a great track athlete, outstanding in the sprinting events. Walter and Marie begot three children, Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, the mother of Trip Day, Walter William Wooden, Jr. the father of Deborah Ann Wooden and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr. the father of Jerry Joseph Wooden, Jr., Steven Ray Wooden, Sr., James Price Wooden and Walter William Wooden.  Before he died, Walter and Marie traveled the country in their 1956 Buick, visiting the capital of every state in the country, except Alaska and Hawaii. 

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

LINIGAR/BAYS/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Phoebe Linigar
died 174 years ago today in 1835 at the age of 43 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Phoebe is Steve's 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Nancy Ann Linigar who married Thomas Bays and are Steve's 5th great-grandparents.  They begot Rebecca Bays in 1818 who married Dryden Sims in October of 1837 and later begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier in March of 1878 in Appleton City, Mo and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.  Margret is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother, the mother of Lola Ray Everhart who married Al Steible and begot Betty Steible in 1928.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances M. Savage
is 135 years old today, born in 1874.  Frances is the 9th child of the 17 born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  He like many of the 17, died a young death at the age of 24 in Cherokee, AL in 1899.  Frances is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle.

SWAFFORD/NAUGHER
Kenneth Swafford and Connie Sue Naugher's
13th anniversary is today, married in 1996 when she was 47.  Connie Sue is Tara's aunt, the sister of Tara's father Brent Stewart Naugher.  Happy anniversary Connie and Kenneth.




Sunday, August 30, 2009

Meet the family for August 30th

KNOWLES-FAMILY LINE

KNOWLES
Jeremy Knowles
is 28 years old today, born in 1981.  Jeremy is the husband of Ella's aunt, Heather Leigh Hulgan

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Fenner
died 329 years ago today in 1680 at age 54 in Providence Rhode Island.  William is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and brother of Phoebe Fenner who married William Ward and are the boys' 10th great-grandparents and the parents of Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and are the parents of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Meet the family for August 29th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

FARMER/KELLEY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Malinda Farmer
is 182 years old today, born in 1827.  Malinda is the girls' 5th great-grandfather.  She married Lewis Kelley in Tennessee in 1840 and begot 7 children, the 5th one being Lucy Ann Kelley in 1856.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey, the girls' 4th great-grandfather who's father William M. McMurrey Sr. also celebrates his birthday today.


McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
William M. McMurrey
is 187 years old today, born in 1822  in  South Carolina.  He later married Betsie (Elizibeth) and begot 13 children.  The first one was William M. McMurrey jr. who married Lucy Ann Kelley in 1856.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
William H. West and Delila Caroline Martin's
159 anniversary is today, married in 1850, he at 24 and she at 16 years old.  They begot 5 children, the second being Sarah Matilda West, born in 1854 who married John Henry Chambers in Hall, GA on December 24, 1871.  They begot 9 children, the 6th one being Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Meet the family for August 28th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE - USING THE WAY BACK MACHINE

WENTWORTH/POLEY/POOLE/HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anne Wentworth died 434
years ago today in 1575 at age 55 in Suffolk, England.  Anne is the boys' 14th great-grandmother.  She married John Poley (Poole) and begot Mary Poole in 1552.  Mary and her husband Nicholas Hopkins are the parents of Stephen Hopkins who, with his second wife, Elizabeth Fisher, and their family, sailed to Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower in 1620.

SEDGWICK/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Sedgwick
died 243 years ago today in 1766 at age 27 in Cornwall, CT. Sarah is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, the Rev., Hezekiah Gold. Hezekiah's father is also Hezekiah Gold, the boy's 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold, who married Esther Bradley December 7, 1716 in Fairfield, CT and begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they begot the boys' 6th great-grandfather, Talcott Gold in 1759.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham's
302nd anniversary is today, married in 1707 in Hartford, CT.  He was 22 and she was 21 years old.    The couple is the boys' 8th great-grandparents and parents of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton September 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT.  They begot Thomas Cotton in 1764, who married Anna Hubbard October 31, 1787 in Middletown, CT.  They begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold May 6, 1811.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Thomas Garrison
is 160 years old today, born in 1849.  John is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Martha Demaris Grantland February 24, 1870 in Morgan, AL and begot 6 children, the 3rd being Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and they begot 3 children, the second one being Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909, who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Meet the family for August 27th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY TREE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Timothy Hall
died 258 years ago today in 1751 at age 7. Tim is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the boys 8th great-granduncle and brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BAILEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Willie B. Bailey and Zuma McMurrey's
93rd anniversary is today. Married August 27, 1916 in Cherokee, Al.  Zuma was 18.  Zuma is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the younger sister of Ida Jane McMurrey.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Meet the family for August 26th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Ward
died 254 years ago today in 1755 at age 85 in Middletown, CT.  Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of both Thomas Ward, Sr., the boys 9th great-grandfather and Phoebe Ward, the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall in Middletown, CT on December 6, 1683 and they begot Experience Hall and 5 other children, the 5th one being the next person, Samuel Hall, Jr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall, Jr. and Abigail Starr's
278th anniversary is today, married in 1731.  He was 34 and she was 19 years old. They were married in Middletown, CT.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Ethilinda Stanford
is 151 years old today, born in 1858.  Catherine is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of David Stanford, of course.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Charles Hubert Dobbs, Jr.
is 86 years old today, born in 1923.  Charles is Ella's 2nd cousin twice removed.  His mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt and Minnie's father is John Henry Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lillie is the sister of Thomas Frankin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  John Henry Burt's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt and sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURTRY/McMURREY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
John McMurtry
died 186 years ago today in 1823 at age 49 in Abbeville, , South Carolina. I know, the spelling is wrong.  I have found strong evidence that all of these people are in your tree.  The spellings may be wrong for several reasons, but I'm going with what I find for the time being.  I've been in contact, via email with Darlene's (and her sisters')2nd cousin, Joey McMurrey about the tree as of late.  I found that John McMurtry who died on this day in 1823 had married Sarah Anderson.  They are Ella and Caitlyn's 6th great-grandparents and the parents of William M. McMurrey, Sr., born August 29, 1822.  William married Betsie or Elizabeth ?, and begot 13 children, the first being William M. McMurrey, Jr. around 1849.  William Jr. married Lucy Ann Kelley in 1873 and begot 11 more children with Ida Jane McMurray, being the 3rd child born.  Ida is the girls' 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot 8 more children with Donie Mae Mayne being the 3rd born.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meet the family for August 25th

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY TREE

BROCK/Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Le Fevre and Mary Magdelaine Brock's
214th anniversary is today, married in 1795 in Washington, Virginia. He was 23 and she was 15 years old.  They are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.  The begot 6 children, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob B., Mary Magdelaine, Nancy and Daniel.  Mary Magdelaine married James Johnson from Kentucky, in Salem, Indiana, March 4th, 1824 and begot 10 children of their own.  The 5 and 6th girls were twins and the fifth, Amanda Johnson, married Andrew J. Wooden  November 24, 1858 in Owen, In.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

CHILDS/NAUGHER
Ryan Evan Childs
is 20 years old today, born in 1989 to Connie Sue Naugher and her husband.  Connie Sue is  Tara's Aunt, the sister of Brent Stewart Naugher. 

Monday, August 24, 2009

Meet the family for August 24th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY TREE

SIMS/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Fred Pickens Sims
died 88 years ago today in 1921 at age 39.  Fred is Steve's great-grandaunt's husband's father.  Fred's son is Eldred Maurice Sims who married Johnnye Douzie Garrison in 1935.  Johnnye's sister is Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.  I believe she is known as Big Momma.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Freeland Powers
is 152 years old today, born in 1857.  James is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lydia Ann Banks
is 180 years old today, born in 1829.  Afore mentioned, Lydia is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ray
died 138 years ago today in 1871 at age 77 in Gardner, IL.  Thomas is the father of Thomas B. Ray who married Charlotte Brown and are the parents of Lotti B. Ray.  That makes Thomas Sr. the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Meet the family for August 23rd

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Ace Gwinn Edge
is 159 years old today born in 1850.  Ace is the girls 4th great-grandfather.  He married Regina Ann Elizibeth Sims in 1872 in Union, SC and begot 9 children with Joseph Lewis Edge being the first.  Joseph, the girls 3rd GGF married Alice Cora Starling and begot 6 children, with Cora Augusta Edge being the second of the 6.  Cora, the girls' 2 GGM married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Oda Levi Edge
is 126 years old today, born in 1883.  Oda is the girls 3rd great-granduncle and son of the afore mentioned Ace Gwin Edge, brother of Joseph Lewis Edge.

BROWN/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
William Olen Brown is 144 years old today, born in 1865.  William is the husband of the girls 3rd great-grandaunt, Ora Edge who is the sister of Oda Edge and Joseph Edge and daughter of Ace Edge.

ENNIS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/
HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Giles Richard Ennis
died 100 years ago today in 1909 at age 67 in Birmingham, AL.  Giles is the husband of the girls' 4th great-grandaunt, Mary Elizabeth Starling.  Mary's brother is Wiley B. Starling and they were born to the girls' 5th great-grandparents, John Starling and Nancy Melby.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and they begot 12 children, the last of which was Alice Cora Starling the wife of the afore mentioned Joseph Lewis Edge.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Wilson Stanford
died 86 years ago today in 1923 at age 78.  Bill is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, brother of the omni present David Stanford.  Their parents are the boys' 4th great-grandparents, Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Dugar Stanford
died 62 years ago today in 1947 at age 57.  Andy is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Isaac Stanford the son of David Stanford and his first wife, Amanda Jane Kenley.  His 1/2 sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Meet the family for August 22nd

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Mathew Smith
is 120 years old today, born in 1889.  Arnot is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is the boys' second cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Morgan's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton.  They were born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

FREEMAN/McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ida freeman
died 36 years ago today in 1973 at age 63. Ida is the wife of  the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, John Frank McCaw.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
James R. West
is 147 years old today, born in 1862.  James is Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers and are Ella's 3rd great-grandparents.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Adah Stanford
died 149 years ago today in 1860 at age 20.  Mary is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of David Stanford.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Mary Viola Sims i
s 124 years old today, born in 1885.  Mary is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, sister of Margret Izora Sims.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Meet the family for August 21st - addendum

Jerry left a great deal out of today's post. It should be amended to read
as follows:

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Jerry Joseph Wooden, Jr. is 57 years old today, born in 1952. I
made it to another year. Thank you God!

Jerry, the oldest of four sons begot by Betty Wooden and Jerry Wooden Sr.
The leader of the tribe, the scribe of Wooden history. Jerry Jr has been
the motivating force in bringing families together and help us recognize
the importance of our heritage. Jerry is always there for us and is
willing to give his left....and his right testicle in order to continue to
be the shinning light for this clan.

Happy birthday Jerry, and may ye have many more :)

Meet the family for August 21st

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Clara Sallie Naugher
died 98 years ago today in 1911 at age 2 having been born on August 12, 1909. Clara is Tara's 1st cousin 2 times removed.

ROBERTS/NAUGHER
Minnie Lee Roberts
is 122 years old today, born in 1887. Minnie is the wife of Tara's great-granduncle, James Loid Naugher whose brother is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's Great grandfather.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerry Joseph Wooden, Jr.
is 57 years old today, born in 1952.  I made it to another year.  Thank you God!

GRIGGS/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Griggs
died 329 years ago today in 1680 at age 62 in Middletown, CT.  Mary and her husband Thomas Stowe are the boys' 10th great-grandparents and both seemed to have died on the same day in 1680.  I can't confirm that, but I'll work on it.

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Stowe
died 329 years ago today in 1680 at age 65 in Middletown, CT.


WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Wilhelmia Catherine Steible
is 195 years old today, born in 1904.  She is the only family member that I share a birthday with.  Minnie as she was called, is Steve's great-grandaunt and the sister of Ceasar Alford Steible (Grandaddy)




Thursday, August 20, 2009

Meet the family for August 20th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harry Alexander Stanford
is 113 years old today, born in 1896.  Harry is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Harry's father is James Isaac Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford via their father David Stanford and his 3 marriages and 13 children.

SPENCER/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Molly Spencer
died 80 years ago today in 1929 at age 59.  Mary is the wife of the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, William Henry Stanford, one of David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley's kids.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton
is 221 years old today, born in 1788.  Ira is the boys' 5th great-grandfather and the second husband of Sally Gold who is the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Sally and Ira begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jeremiah Walker
died 198 years ago today in 1811 at age 108.  I do believe the birthday must be wrong, or the death day, because his son Jeremiah Jr. shows the same death day.  Jeremiah is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John B. Banks
is 145 years old today, born in 1864.  John is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed and their 10th cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Ira Bradley Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Ira's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via their mother Sally Gold.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall i
s 277 years old today, born in 1732.  I know, you might think this is the Samuel Hall that is Experience Hall's father.  But you'd be wrong.  This Samuel Hall is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Experience Hall.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Lavena Rena Crow
died 73 years ago today in 1936 at age 89.  Lavena is the girls' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of  John Christopher Crow, the girls' 4th great-grandfather.  John married Mary Jane Cothern his second wife in May of 1872.  They begot 11 children, the 3rd one being, Ella Mariah Crow, the girls' 3rd Great-grandmother.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 children, the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown who married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer and begot the three Myer girls.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
William Morris Naugher
is 117 years old today, born in 1892. William is the girls' 2nd great-granduncle, by marriage.  His brother is Horace Savage Naugher, the girls' 2nd great-grandfather who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Meet the family for August 19th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Donie Mae Mayne
died 18 years ago today in 1991 at the age of 82 in Tucker's Chapel, AL.  Donie is the girls' 2nd great-grandmother, the mother of Ella Ween Brown.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Cornelius VanCise, Jr.
died 136 years ago today in 1873 at age 85 in Masonville, Delaware, New York. John is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt Polly Cotton.  John fought as a private in the war of 1812.  Polly is the sister of the boys' 5th great-grandfather Ira Cotton.

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lucy Powers Jaeger
died 42 years ago today in 1967 at the age of 96 in Dallas, Texas. Lucy is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  her mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' second 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 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold whose first husband was Bradley Banks.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Burr
is 326 years old today, born in 1683.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed. Her father is the boys' 9th great-granduncle and the brother of Daniel Burr the boys' 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover in 1678 and begot the Capt. Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in 1722 and begot 11 children, the 8th being Ellen burr in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold and they are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
John Melville Sims
died 48 years ago today in 1961 at the age of 86 in Montgomery, West Virginia.  John is Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is William H. H. Sims, Steve's 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Thomas Nuton Sims, Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.

NALLE/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
John Nalle
died 227 years ago today in 1782 at the age of 79 in Brunfield Parish, Culpeper, Virginia. John is Steve's 7th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Brown and begot Agatha Nalle in 1730.  Agatha married Jeremiah Sims in 1753 and they begot James Sims in 1754.  James married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton in 1796 and begot Dryden Sims in 1819.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Meet the family for August 18th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY TREE

HAWLEY/WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hawley
died 256 years ago today in 1753 at the age of 74 in Fairfield, CT.  Betty is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Wakeman in 1698 in Fairfield, CT and begot Elizabeth Wakeman in 1702.  Liz married the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in Fairfield, in 1722 and they begot 11 children, the 8th being Ellen Burr in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold, his first marriage and they begot Talcott Gold et al.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob H. Earnest
is 173 years old today, born in 1836.  Jake is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Rachel Earnest, via their father Jacob A. Earnest.  Jacob H. is the product of Jacob A's marriage to Rebecca Blunt, his second wife.  Elizabeth Sims is Rachel's mother.  Rachel was born in 1816, 20 years before her 1/2 brother Jacob.

POOLE/HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Poole
died 376 years ago today in 1633 at the age of 81 in London, England.  Mary is the boys' 13th great-grandmother.  She married Nicholas Hopkins in London, England in 1578 and begot William Hopkins in 1579 and Stephen Hopkins in 1580.  Stephen is our ride on the Mayflower and the Sea Venture.  Stephen first married Constance Dudley in 1599 and they begot Constance Hopkins, Elizabeth Hopkins and Giles Hopkins.  Stephen then went with the Sea Venture to Virgina to bring supplies to the settlers in Jamestown.  They sailed into a hurricane and were stranded on what is now Bermuda for 10 months.  Stephen eventually made his way back to England to find that his wife Constance had died sometime between 1609 and 1613.  He remarried to Elizabeth Fisher in St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel England on February 19, 1618 and she got pregnate just before they sailed on the Mayflower to Plymouth, Mass in 1620. Stephen took his entire family to Mass.   Their child was born on board the Mayflower (the only child born on the voyage) and they named him Oceanus Hopkins.  Oceanus died in 1627 in Plymouth the same year Stephen and Elizabeth begot Damaris HopkinsConstance Hopkins is the boy's 11th great-grandmother, who married Nicholas Snow in 1627.  They begot 8 children with the second one being Sarah Snow who married William Walker in 1655 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  They begot 3 children, the last being Jabez Walker in 1668.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William H. Earnest
is 202 years old today, born in 1807.  William is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother and mother of Charlotte Brown who is the mother of Lotti Ray.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nora Catherine Moore
died 58 years ago today in 1951 at the age of 72 in Tippicanoe, IN. Nora is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, her mother is Mary Frances Jones, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Maranda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Amanda Johnson, who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.



NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

BALE/STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Emily Caroline Bale
died 116 years ago today in 1893 at the age of 69 in Spring Garden, Cherokee, AL.  Emily is Tara's 4th great-grandmother who married John Thomas Steward and begot Frances Matilda Steward in 1845.






Monday, August 17, 2009

Meet the family for August 17th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

GREEN/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Davie Inez Green
is 109 years old today, born in 1900.  Davie is the wife of the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, Grover Cleveland McMurrey.  Grover's sister is Ida Jane McMurray who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne, the mother of Ella Ween Brown.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Edward Sterling Abell
is 102 years old today, born in 1907. Ed is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His mother, Lena V. Frazer is their 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena' mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, their 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ernest Brown
is 135 years old today, born in 1874. Ernie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, the son of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Martin Van Buren Brown.  Marty's sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Brown and begot Lotti B. Ray.

BANKS/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jane Banks
died 171 year ago today in 1838 at the age of 81 in Fairfield, CT.  Jane is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her mother is Hannah Bradley, their 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hannah's father is John Bradley, the boys' 8th great-granduncle, brother of Gershom Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II, the boys' 7th great-grandfather and begot Anna Barlow in 1763. Anna is the wife of Talcott Gold.

DUNBAR/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marshall Walker and Hannah Dunbar's
233rd anniversary is today, married in 1776 when he was 19 and she was 16.  They begot 5 children, the forth being Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Burr
died 290 years ago today in 1719 at the young age of 40 in Fairfield, CT. Samuel is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed.  His father is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, John Burr, Sr. the brother of Daniel Burr who married Abigail Glover and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Robert Eugene Hulgan
is 74 years old today, born in 1935.  Bob is Ella's great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of  Cecil Robert Hulgan, via their father, Thomas Franklin Hulgan.  Robert's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Meet the family for August 16th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amanda Madonna Stanford
is 139 years old today, born in 1870.  Amanda is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt.  Her father is David Stanford and her sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bathsheba Austin Emmott
is 227 years old today, born in 1782.  Bath is the boys' 5th great-grandmother.  She married John T. Stanford of the Dorchester, Maryland Stanfords in 1802.  They begot Isaac Austin Stanford in 1812 who married Catherine Kneff in 1835 and begot David Stanford in 1837.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Annis Brown
is 162 years old today, born in 1847.  Annis is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt whose father is Resin D. Brown and her sister is Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

WOODEN/DAY-BRIDGFORTH
Charlotte Marjorie Wooden
died 22 years ago today in 1987 at the age of 70 in Brentwood, CA.  Aunt Charlotte was the oldest of the three Wooden children born to Walter and Marie.  She first married Raymond W. Day, Jr in 1942 and begot Raymond W. Day III.  Charlotte is the boys' grandaunt.  Darlene and I visited her in 1984 on our trip to the olympics.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elihu Cotton
died 189 years ago today in 1820 at the age of 86 in Middletown, CT. Elihu is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed. His father is Samuel Cotton, Jr., the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the 1/2 brother of William Cotton, via their father Samuel Cotton. Sr. and his second wife Experience Hall.  William married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Ward
is 377 years old today, born in 1632.  Bill is the boys' 10th great-grandfather who married Phoebe Fenner in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall and they are the boys' 9th great-grandparents and the parents of Experience Hall.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Lectra Coradene Naugher
is 100 years old today, born in 1909.  Lectra is Tara's 1/2 great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Horace Savage Naugher, via their father Moses Service Naugher and his first wife Sallie E. Savage.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Nena M. Myer
is 85 years old today, born in 1924.  Nena is the girls' grandaunt, the sister of Roland Max Myer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT NENA!!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Meet the family for August 15th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY TREE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Lee Brown
is 124 today, born in 1885.  Henry is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Martin Van Buren Brown, the boys 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot, Hubbard Ray Cotton, Marie Antoinette Cotton and Helen Mar Cotton.

FERGUSON/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Ferguson
is 95 years old today, born in 1914. Joe is the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His mother is Juanita M. Galt, the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Juanita's father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Tom's mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Pluma Odell Mayne
is 89 years old today, born in 1920.  Odell is the girls' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Donie Mae Mayne who married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown who married Dick Myer.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sarah Jane Naugher
died 117 years ago today in 1892 at age 46.  Sarah is Tara's 1st cousin 4 times removed whose father is Daniel Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851. Sarah died young but she had married Lemuel Hayden Sanford when she was 20 and they begot 8 children. Mary Elizabeth Sanford, Henry Daniel Sanford, Robert Sanford, Martha Sanford, James Pace Sanford, Pronce Sanford, Annie L. Sanford and Sarah J. Sanford.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Meet the family for August 14th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Cecil Robert Hulgan
is 104 years old today, born in 1905.  Cecil is Ella's great-grandfather, the father of Duard Robert Hulgan.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Clara Irene Brown
died 26 years ago today in 1983 at age 90 in Centre, AL.  Clara is the wife of the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, Oda Levi Edge.  Oda's brother is Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marie Ellen Galt
is 110 years old today, born in 1899.  Marie is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Marie's father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removedThomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

WASHBURN/KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Washburn
is 300 years old today, born in 1709. Sarah is the boys' 8th great-grandmother.  She married Ephraim Keith in West Bridgewater, Mass. September 21, 1732 and begot Sylvia Keith in 1735.  Sylvia married Benjamin Walker in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar, the boys' 6th great-grandparents, in Aug of 1776.  They begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 and they begot Almira Walker in 1814.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Le Fevre
died 144 years ago today, in 1865.  Nancy is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre the boys' 4th great -grandmother, who married James Johnson and begot Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meet the family for August 13th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bert Eugene Stanford
is 96 years old today, born in 1913.  Bert is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father, Asia Minor Stanford is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/ EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Fulton Sims is 194 years old today, born in 1815. Charlie is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Dryden Sims, Steve's 4th great-grandfather.   Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  All of this in West Virginia.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier from IL in Appleton City, MO March 15, 1878 and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.  Margret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.

WOODEN/REEVES-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Steven Ray Wooden, Sr. and Mittie Marie Reeves' 33 anniversary is today, married in 1976 when they were both 20 years old.  I always said that it wouldn't last because they were married on the 13th, and I may be right, but it looks like they have a pretty good start.  Steve and Mittie met in high school and have been together ever since.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU GUYS! Keep up the good work.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Meet the family for August 12th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Clara Sallie Naugher
is 100 years old today, born in 1909.  Clara is Chris' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Chris' 2nd great-granduncle, James Loid Naugher the brother of Horace Savage Naugher, Chris' 2nd great-grandfather.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Samuel Davis Savage
died 81 years ago today in 1928 at the age of 58.  Samuel is the 6th of the 17 born to the two Frances'.  Samuel is Chris' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Sallie E. Savage, the oldest.  Sallie married Moses Service Naugher bringing her into the Naugher clan.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY TREE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNING
Grover Cleveland McMurrey
and Davie Inez Green's 92 anniversary is today married in 1917, he at 26 she at 16.  Grover is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurray who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne.  I am recently finding a wealth of information on the McMurray's.  One thing I've found is that the name is spelled 4 different ways, McMurry, McMurrey, McMurray and even McMurtry!.  I will spell it the way that I find it until I have more information.  More to come.

PARKER/MCMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Lena Parker
is 107 years old today, born in 1902.  Lena is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurray, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne, the girls 2nd great-grandmother.



WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Browne
is 405 years old today born in 1604.  John was born in Rusper, Sussex, England and died the same year.  He is the boys' 11th great-granduncle, twice.  His sister is Sarah Browne who married Arthur Fenner in England in 1614.  They begot Phoebe Fenner the boys' 10th great grandmother who was born in Watertown, CT in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward and had Thomas Ward, Sr.  and Phoebe Ward both of which are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  Thomas is because he married Anna Tappin and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. who married Rebecka Birnham and begot Rebeckah Ward who married William CottonPhoebe Ward is because she married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall who married Samuel Cotton and begot William Cotton who Rebeckah Ward married.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Meet the family for August 11th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

INCE/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Frank Ince
died 84 years ago today in 1925 at age 39 in St. Louis Missouri.  Frank is the husband of Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, Rebecca Elizebeth Sims.  Frank was Rebecca's second husband.  Rebecca's sister is Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother who married Elmer Elsworth Everhart and begot Lola Ray Everhart.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hubbard Ray Cotton
died 63 years ago today in 1946 at age 56.  Hub is the boys' great-granduncle, the brother of Marie Antoinette Cotton.  It is said (by Betty) that Hubbard was a playboy, who dated starlets and squandered his father's hard earned money.  He married late in his forties but died young.  His parents are Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and Lotti B. Ray.

DIMON/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jane Dimon
is 287 years old today, born in 1722. She is the second wife of the boys' 8th great-grandfather, Gershom Bradley.  Gershom and his first wife Sarah Sherwood begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II in 1764 and they are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They begot Anna Barlow who married Talcott Gold

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
William Clee Stimpson
died 14 years ago today in 1995 at age 78.  William is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Fannie Maybell McMurrey, the girls 3rd great-grandaunt whose sister is Ida Jane McMurray.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie married Oscar Thomas Brown and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937. 

Monday, August 10, 2009

Meet the family for August 10th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Pauline Rosentreter
died 97 years ago today in 1912, at age 10 months in Elmore, OH. Anna is the boys' 4th cousin twice removed and their 12th cousin twice removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  The 4th cousin line goes like this.  Anna'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 and her father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GETZ/REEVES/WOODEN
George Joseph Getz III
died 6 years ago today in 2003 at age 72. George is the husband of Steve's Grandaunt, Dottie Joan Reeves.  Dottie is the daughter of John Wesley Reeves, Sr. and Sarah Eloise Garrison.  Dottie's brother is John Wesley Reeves, Jr. Steve's grandfather.

REEVES/WOODEN
Judith May Reeves
is 69 years old today, born in 1940 in Davidson county, Tennessee.  Judith is Steve's grandaunt and also the sister of the afore mentioned John Wesley Reeves, Jr.  Judith married Pete Carter McKee in Tenn. April 18, 1986, I don't show any children.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Meet the family for August 9th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY TREE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Ella Ween Brown
is 72 years old today, born in 1937.  Ella Ween is the best mother-in-law a guy could hope for.  I've always enjoyed the time I get to spend in Alabama with the Myers.  We had a great time yesterday celebrating her birthday with the family- thanks.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLA WEEN, HAVE A GREAT ONE!

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Barlow II and Sarah Bradley's
245th anniversary is today, married, both at age 19 in 1764 in Greenfield, CT.  They are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Anna Barlow who married Talcott Gold in 1782.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Meet the family for August 8th

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bert L. Wooden
is 97 years old today, born in 1912. Bert is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Bert is the 8th child of 10 born to Harvey Houston Wooden and Myrtle M. Anderson.  Harvey is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Minnie Margaret Galt
is 145 years old today, born in 1864.  Minnie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

FAUCETT/NAUGHER
Mary Polly Faucett
is 219 years old today, born in 1790.  Mary is Christopher's 5th great-granduncle, James Naugher's wife.  James was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1775 and died in Union, SC in 1825.  He is buried in Love Cemetery, SC.  James' brother is Joseph Naugher, Chris' 5th great-grandfather.

NAUGHER
William Morris Naugher
died 32 years ago today in 1977 at the age of 84 in Calhoun, AL. William is Chris' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Horace Savage Naugher, Chris' 2nd great-grandfather.


Friday, August 07, 2009

Meet the family for August 7th

HOSLER-FAMILY LINE

HOSLER
Aaron Hosler
is 31 years old today, born in 1978.     Aaron is the husband of Kellie Marie Hulgan and they are the parents of Ella Marie Hosler.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON, HAVE A GOOD ONE!

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Cora Augusta Edge
died 25 years ago today, in 1984 at the age of 82 in Centre, AL.  Cora is the girls' 2nd great-grandmother.  She married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot 11 Myer children.  Joseph Dedrich Myer, John Bruna Myer, Nena M. Myer, Thomas Fredrick Myer, Melba Cora Myer, David Homer Myer, Roland Max Myer, Bobby Farris Myer, Billy Ray Myer, Lelia Jan Myer and Phyllis Joan Myer.  Darlene and Beverly have told me many stories about the great times they had visiting Grandmother Myer when they were young.  Not that you are old now!

EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Don L. Edge
died 31 years ago today in 1978 at age 60 in Cherokee county, AL.  Don is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Oda Levi Edge the brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, the girls' 3rd great grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot 6 Edge children, the 2nd one being the afore mentioned Cora Augusta Edge.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Meet the family for Aug

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Tappin
died 297 years ago today in 1712 at age 69 in Middletown, CT.  James is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He married Anna Garrett and begot Anna Tappin in 1662.  Anna married Thomas Ward, Sr. in Middletown, CT December 6, 1712 and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.  Oh, that must be a mistake.  Jr. must have done something different.  Oh, well, Jr. married Rebecka Birnham in 1707 and begot Rebeckah Ward in 1723.  RW married William Cotton in Middletown, CT in 1742 and are the boys' 7th great-grandparent.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Peter Brown
is 164 years old today, born in 1845.  Peter is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  His sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and they begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Jeffrey Lee Reeves
is 25 years old today, born in 1984.  Jeffrey is Steve's 2nd cousin.  Jeffrey is the offspring of Lori Leslie Reeves and Clay, her first marriage.  Lori is Steve's 1st cousin once removed and the daughter of Martha Ann Chandley and Steve's granduncle, Donald Boyd Reeves.


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Meet the family for August 5th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY TREE

ANDERSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Herbert Henry Anderson
is 141 years old today, born in 1868. Herbert is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle's wife's brother.  His sister is Myrtle M. Anderson who married the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, Harvey Houston Wooden.  They had 10 Wooden children but it looks like all of them have died.  The last one, Nathan H. Wooden born in 1922 and died in 2006 married Helen Jean Whaley who died in 2007, but they have a living boy and girl who would be the boys' 2nd cousin twice removed.  The girl married Brent Riley and they also have a boy and a girl.  The boys' name is Sean Riley, the boys' 3rd cousin.  Nathan's son married an Elshoff but that's all I know.  Harvey Wooden's brother is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sabinus Walker
is 208 years old today, born in 1801.  Sabinus is the boys' 5th great-granduncle and the brother of Cady R. Walker who married Electa Sparks in 1813 in Massachusetts.  They begot Almira Walker who was the first wife of Samuel Cheney Cotton.  They begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Meet the family for August 4th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY TREE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Reuben Morris Brown
died 111 years ago today in 1898 at age 69 in Custer county, Colorado.  Rube as his friends called him, is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Resin D. Brown who married Rachel Earnest in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown, their 4th of 12 children.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 when he was 23 and she was 25.  They begot Lotti (short for Charlotte) on Christmas of 1865.  It was a hard birth for Charlotte and she died 10 days later on January 5th, 1866.  Thomas gave up care and custody of Lotti when she was 4.  She lived with her grandparents Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest until she met and married the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  The begot a boy and 2 girls, the middle child was Marie Antoinette Cotton who later married Walter William Wooden.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Robert Sanford
is 137 years old today, born in 1872.  Robert is Tara's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Tara's 1st cousin 4 times removed, Sarah Jane Naugher, whose father is Daniel Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, Alabama in 1847.  They begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

WOODEN/SCHUCHERT-FAMILY LINE

SCHUCHERT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ruth E. Schuchert
is 83 years old today, born in 1926.  Today is Aunt Ruth's birthday.  Ruth married Walter William Wooden, Jr. in Kansas City, September 1, 1950 and begot their only child Deborah Ann Wooden in 1955.  Ruth is the wife of Steve's granduncle, but the grandmother of Bryan and Andrew.  Deborah married John Baskervil Bridgforth April 24, 1982 in Jefferson county, Texas and begot the boys Bryan and Andrew April 5, 1983

Monday, August 03, 2009

Meet the family for August 3rd

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Johnson
died 109 years ago today in 1900 at age 69 in Owen county, IN. Abe is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 and begot 6 children, Joseph R. Wooden being the first born.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Almira Walker
is 195 years old today, born in 1814. Almira is the boys' 4th great-grandmother and their 8th cousin 6 times removed.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 in Cuba, New York.  They begot 3 children, the second child being Hubbard Cotton born in 1838.  Hubbard married Hary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891 in Appleton City, MO.

LEATHLE/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Bethia Leathle
died 213 years ago today in 1796 at age 66 in Middletown, Connecticut. Liz is the wife of the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Thomas Ward III.  Thomas' sister is Rebeckah Ward, the boys' 7th great-grandmother who married William Cotton in 1742 and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Talcott Banks
is 205 years old today, born in 1894.  Talcott is the boy's 1/2 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold who was married to both Bradley Banks and Ira Cotton.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cora E. Stanford
is 132 years old today, born in 1877.  Cora is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden the son of Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage's 126th anniversary is today, married in 1883, he aged 32 and she aged 21.  Moses and Sallie are Tara's 2nd great-grandparents.  They begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Moses had also been married to Marriell Burrows and had 6 children with her.  Moses had a total of 13 children with Sallie and Marriell.

 
HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
David Martin is
174 years old today, born in 1835.  David 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, Ella's great-grandfather.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Meet the family for August 2nd

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ellen Gold
is 248 years old today, born in 1761. Ellen is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt and also their 6th cousin 8 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole. Ellen was the 4th child of the 11 born to Abel Gold and Ellen Burr. Ellen's brother (the 3rd born) is our family's pivotal figure, in my research, Talcott Gold. Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and our direct link to the "War of the Revolution" where he fought as a mariner on one of John Paul Jones' ships, the Alliance. We have other links to the war and even relatives that founded states and sailed on the "Mayflower" and the "Sea Venture", but no body I've talked to or emailed or read about has a document like we have.
"He was buried at Niles, about a mile away, but the remains have been removed to the family lot of the Cottons in Friendship. The stone records that he was a good citizen, a faithful husband and father, a servant of his country in the Revolution." Excerpt from the Powers-Banks Ancestry Book, page 188.
He is pivotal because we as a family hold his original document of his Pension Claim in our possession. It is signed by the secretary of War, J. C. Calhoun, who was later the 7th Vice President of the US. I don't know how I came to have it except that I vagely remember aunt Charlotte giving it to Dad to give to me when I was a teenager. Until just a couple of years ago I had no idea how important this document was. After all it is 191 years old and has survived countless viewings and foldings.




WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Ward
is 344 years old today, born in 1665. This William Ward, and there are at least 3, is the boys' 9th great-granduncle twice. Once through his brother, Thomas Ward, Sr., the boys' 9th great-grandfather via his marriage with Anna Tappin and their son Thomas Ward, Jr. who married Rebecka Birnham and their child Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton the son of Experience Hall and Samuel Cotton. Then again via his sister Phoebe Ward, who married Samuel Hall. Sam and Phoebe are the parents of Experience Hall. Wow, I'll have to look at this a little closer. Thomas Ward, Sr. born 1661 married Anna Tappin at age 51, in 1712. Thomas Ward Jr. born 1684 when his mother was 52. Jr. married Rebecka Birnham in 1707, ages 22 and 21. They begot Rebeckah Ward in 1723. She married William Cotton in 1742, born to Experience Hall in 1720. Ages, 22 and 19. Ok, I guess that's right. My head hurts.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

GILL/KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Jane Gill
died 146 years ago today in 1863 at age 44 in Clay county, IL. Mary Jane is the boys' 4th great-grandmother. She was born in Indiana in 1819 and married James S. Kenley in March of 1835 when she was 16. They begot 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys. The fifth one was Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother and David Stanford's 2nd wife, having married in February of 1865. He, earlier, had married Nancy's sister Amanda Jane Kenley, who was 4 years older than her sister and died in 1863. Nancy and David had 10 children, the first one is the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Jennie Stanford, known as Jane or Jannie. Jane married Joseph R. Wooden in October of 1884 and they begot two children, Walter William Wooden, Sr. in 1887 and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901. Walter fled the farm as fast as he could for the city and rarely looked back. Little was know of his brother and his eventual family until earlier this year I discovered his decedents. Leroy has a very interesting family mostly still living in the Missouri area. Walter and Leroy's parents are buried in Appleton City, St. Clair county, Missouri.


MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SMELLEY/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
John Smelley
is 275 years old today, born in 1734. John is the girls' 8th great-granduncle, born in the Ise of Wight, VA. to Robert Smelley and Eleanor Giles, the girls' 9th great-grandparents. John had a twin brother born on that day too. The following, Thomas Smelley. Thomas and John have and older brother, Robert Smelley, Jr. born in 1716 who is the girls' 8th great-grandfather. He married and unknown woman and they begot Elizabeth Smelley around 1737. Elizabeth, or Betty as we knew her, married Abraham Starling in Northampton, NC in 1755. They begot 3 children, the last one being Abraham Starling, the girls' 6th great-grandfather, who married Charlotte Heart from Cambridgeshire, England. They begot 4 children, the oldest was John Starling, the girls' 5th great-grandfather, who married Nancy Melby in 1825. They begot 7 children, with Wiley B. Starling being the 2nd born. Wiley married Augusta A. Powers from South Carolina and they begot 12 children, the last one being Alice Cora Starling in 1878, who married Joseph Lewis Edge from York, SC and they begot 6 children, the 2nd one being Cora Augusta Edge who married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and are the girls' 2nd great-grandparents.

SMELLEY/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Thomas Smelley
is 275 years old today, born in 1734. The twin brother of the afore mentioned John Smelley. Thomas died at age 28 in 1762 followed closely by his brother on September 16, 1764 at age 30.

?/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNING
Louise
was born on this day probably around 1920, probably in Cherokee County, AL. She married Joseph Dedrich Myer, known as JD Myer and they begot 2 children, Sherry Myer and Bradley Myer. Thats all I have. Louise was the wife of the girls' great-granduncle, JD.

MYER/BERT
Phyllis Joan Myer
is 66 years old today, born in 1943, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aunt Joan! Joan is the girls' great-grandaunt. She married Gary Bert and they begot Robin Bert, Stacey Bert and Misty Bert. Joan is Dick Myer's younger sister and the last one born to Dedrich Homer Myer and Cora Augusta Edge. I'm sorry, I don't have any dates or years for any one.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Jonathan Martin
died 157 years ago today in 1852 at age 85 in Gillsville, Hall, GA. John is Ella's 6th great-grandfather. He married Nancy Carmichael and begot John Martin in 1808. John married Matilda Priscilla Goode in 1833 and begot 4 children. Delila Caroline Martin was the first born and married William H. West in 1850. They begot Sarah Matilda West, the 2nd born who married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and they begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879. Noah was the 6th of their 9 children. Up until Noah, the family all had lived and died in Hall county Georgia. For some reason, Noah moved to Decatur, AL and in 1908 married Dellia Keever. They begot 4 children, the 3rd being Nellie Chambers, Ella's great-grandmother. Nellie was born in Georgia, but married a man from Alabama, Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's Great-grandfather.






Saturday, August 01, 2009

Meet the family for Aug 1st

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bathsheba Austin Stanford
died 82 years ago today in 1927 at age 72 in Clay county, IL. Bath is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, her brother being David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  David and Bath's parents are Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BACKMAN/REEVES/WOODEN
Joshua Duane Backman
is 26 years old today, born in 1983.  Josh is Steve's 1st cousin.  Josh's mother is Diedre Diane Reeves, the sister of Mittie Marie Reeves.

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