Saturday, October 31, 2009

Meet the family for October 31st

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BATHOLOMEW/VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Christian Batholomew and Deborah A. VanCise's
165 anniversary is today, married in 1844, he was 34 and she was 25. Deb is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard's
222nd anniversary is today, married in 1787, he was 23 and she was 21. They are the boy's 6th great-grandparents, the parents of Ira Cotton.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Henry Stanford
died 61 years ago today in 1948 at the age of 75 in Ohio.  William is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden October 29th, 1884.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Zuma McMurrey
died 91 years ago today in 1918 at age 20 in AL.  Zoom is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Norman Naugher
died 17 years ago today in 1992 at age 66 in Piedmont, AL.  Norm is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  His father is Great-granduncle, James Loid Naugher, brother of Horace Savage Naugher.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Meet the family for October 30th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SILLIMAN/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amelia Silliman
is 273 years old today, born in 1736.  Here is a first.  Amelia is related to the boys' 3 different ways.  She is the wife of their 7th great-grandfather, the wife of their 7th great-granduncle and the wife of their 5th cousin 9 times removed.  She was first married to Ebenezer Burr, the boys' 7th great-granduncle, then to Abel Gold, their 7th great-grandfather.  She begot only Sally Gold with Abel.  Sally is the 1/2 sister of Talcott Gold, et al. 

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lucy Cotton
died 162 years ago today in 1847 at the age of 100 in Claridon, Marion, Ohio.  She was born in Middletown CT September 9, 1747.  Lucy is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, the sister of Thomas Cotton (lived to be 92) who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton in 1788.

HOPKINS/WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hopkins and Helen Vickaris's 400th anniversary
is today, married in 1609 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, he at age 30 and she 28.  William and Helen are the boys' 12th great-grandparents. They were born and died in Worcestershire, England but they begot Elizabeth Hopkins in 1610 in Haddam CT.  Liz married John Wakeman in England in 1628 and begot Helena Wakeman, the boys' 10th great-grandmother in New Haven, CT in 1632.  Helena married Lt., John Talcott, Jr. in Hartford, CT yesterday in 1650.  They begot Hannah Talcott in 1663 who married Nathan Gold, Jr. in 1686 in Fairfield, CT.  They begot Samuel Gold in 1692 in Fairfield and Sam married Esther Bradley in 1716 also in Fairfield, CT.  They begot Abel Gold in 1727 who married Ellen Burr in Fairfield on December 19, 1754.  They begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
John Jovas Chambers
is 132 years old today, born in 1877. John is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.

WEBB/GOODE/MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Robert Webb
died 166 years ago today in 1843 at age 81 in Rutherford county, NC.  Robert is Ella's 7th great-grandfather, the husband of Emelia Clinton who begot Phoebe Webb in 1788.  Phoebe married Richard Goode in NC in 1808 and begot Matilda Priscilla Goode in 1810.  Matilda married John Martin in Hall GA on June 16, 1833 and begot Delila Caroline Martin in 1834.  Delila of course married William H. West in 1850 and they begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers in Hall GA on December 24, 1871 and they begot the aforementioned Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.


STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret Jennie Stanford
died 74 years ago today in 1935 at the age of 69 in Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri.  Jennie is the wife of Joseph R. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.  They are the parents of Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Sallie E. Savage
is 148 years old today, born in 1861.  Sallie is Tara's 2nd great-grandmother.  She was the first born to the Frances and Frances family of 17 children.  Sallie died young at age 39 only 2 years after giving birth to her 7th child with Moses Service Naugher.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY TREE

PHILLIPS/BARNETT/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER/JENNINGS
Sarah Phillips
is 230 years old today, born in 1779.  Sarah is the girls' 6th great-grandmother.  She married David Barnett in Oglethorpe, GA April 7, 1791 and they begot Abel M. Barnett in 1813.  Abel married Rachel and begot David Barnett in 1833.  David married Jane C. and begot Lucy E. Barnett in 1858.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer and begot Dedrich Homer Myer in 1889.






Thursday, October 29, 2009

Meet the family for October 29th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GIFFORD/SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Dorothy Gifford
died 438 years ago today in 1571 at age 51.  Dorothy is the boys' 13th great-grandmother.  She married Francis Shirley and begot Elizabeth Shirley in 1540.  Liz married Thomas Cotton and begot Andrew Cotton.  Andrew married Joane and begot William Serg Cotton in 1610. Serg is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Edna Belle Everhart
died 12 years ago today in 1997 at age 83 in St. Louis, Mo. Edna is my aunt.  She is the sister of my grandmother Lola Everhart (Steible).  She was born in 1914 in Clinton, MO and married Leonard Frank Hinson.  They begot Jo Ann Hinson

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James A. Ewing and Matilda Wishard's
135th anniversary is today in 1874 in Tuscola, Douglas, IL.  He was 37 and she was 17.  While not directly related I thought it interesting that two sisters would marry on the same day.

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Alexander Spry and Caroline Wishard's 135th anniversary is today in 1874 in Douglas, IL.  He was 28 and she was 22.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph R. Wooden and Margaret Jennie Stanford's
125th anniversary is today in 1884 in IL.  He was 24 and she was 18. They are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents and the parents of Walter William Wooden.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

EUBANKS/NAUGHER
Larry Wilson Eubanks
is 60 years old today, born in 1949. Larry is Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  His mother is Mary Elizabeth Naugher, Tara's grandaunt and sister of Moses S. Naugher, Tara's grandfather.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Lott Walker Savage
is 137 years old today, born in 1872. Lott is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle and brother of Sallie E. Savage from the parents Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Meet the family for October 28th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Asia Minor Stanford
is 137 years old today, born in 1872.  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.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Mildred Bagley Garden
is 64 years old today, born in 1945.  Mildred is Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed.  Her mother is Sallie Mildred Bagley, their grandaunt and sister of Sudie Seay Bagley the boys' grandmother.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses Pink Naugher
died 100 years ago today, in 1909.  Moses is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  His father is her great-granduncle, James Loid Naugher, brother of Horace Savage Naugher.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

COFFINGER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Phyllis Ann Coffinger
is 72 years old today, born in 1937.  Phyllis is the wife of Ella's great-granduncle, Robert Eugene Hulgan, born to Thomas Franklin Hulgan and Bonnie Dobbs in 1935.  He is the 1/2 brother of Cecil Robert Hulgan via different mothers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meet the family for October 27th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOODE/WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anne Goode
is 441 years old today, born in 1568.  Anne is the boys' 12th great-grandmother.  She married Francis Wakeman on his birthday October 6, 1589 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England and later begot John Wakeman in 1601.  John married Elizabeth Hopkins who is the daughter of William Hopkins who is the brother of Stephen Hopkins who was on the Mayflower.  So both brothers, Stephen and William are the boys'  12th great-grandfathers and their 12th great-granduncles.

JENNINGS/HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Cristy Dale Hawkins Jennings
is 29 years old today, born in 1980. While being one of the top 3 or 4 best people in the WORLD, Cristy is a dedicated teacher and a new wonderful mother to Caitlyn Belle Jennings.  Cristy married Kevin Big'n Jennings July 8th, 2006 in Taff Springs, AL.  Caitlyn was born June 10th, 2009 in a well attended operation in Ft. Payne AL.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRISTY!

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Leroy Oliver Wooden
is 108 years old today, born in 1901.  Leroy is the boys' great-granduncle, the brother of Walter William Wooden.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

FARMER/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Sarah E. Farmer
died 79 years ago today in 1930 at age 62 in Cherokee county, AL.  Sarah is the girls' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her father is Reubin Farmer, the girls' 5th great-granduncle and brother of Malinda Farmer who married Lewis Kelley in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelley in 1856.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot Ida Jane McMurray in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Meet the family for October 26th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Aubry Tip Stanford
is 101 years old today, born in 1908.  Aubry is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford.

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Ann Kenley
died 121 years ago today in 1888.  Nancy was David Stanford's second wife, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother and mother of Margaret Jennie Stanford.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

PARKINSON/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clarinda Adeline Parkinson
died 123 years ago today in 1886.  Clarinda is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, her mother is Mahala Earnest whose sister is Rachel Earnest the boys' 4th great-grandmother.

THOMPSON/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Thompson
died 291 years ago today in 1718.  Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Abraham Bradley and begot Esther Bradley in 1695.  Esther married Samuel Gold in 1716.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jane Banks
died 260 years ago today in 1749.  Jane is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her mother is Hannah Bradley who we just talked about.  They died on the same day but Jane was only 1 month old.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

MAXEY/NAUGHER
Coy Maxey and Anna Ruth Naugher's
53rd anniversary is today, married in 1956 when she was 20

WOODEN/DAY-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/DAY
Raymond W. Day, Jr. and Charlotte Marjorie Wooden's
67th anniversary is today, married in 1942 when he was 26 and she was 25.  Charlotte is the mother of Trip, or Raymond W. Day III.  She is the boys' grandaunt and the sister of their grandfathers, Jerry Wooden and Walter Wooden, Jr.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Meet the family for October 25th

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Jane Johnson
died 97 years ago today.  Liz is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Bradley
is 356 years old today, born in 1653 in Fairfield, CT.  Francis is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Burr
died 184 years ago today in 1825.  Sam is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  His father is 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr, brother of Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jeannetta Happer Galt
is 136 years old today, born in 1873.  The boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, mother is 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, sister of Charlotte Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE


SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
James Sims and Elizabeth Nancy Cotton's
213 anniversary is today.  Married when he was 42 and she was 17.  They are Steve's 5th great-grandparents

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Gilbert Clifford McMurrey
died 38 years ago today in 1971.  Gil is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Ida Jane McMurray, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Marvin Homer Parker
is 103 years old today, born in 1906.  Also the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Marvin's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Ida Jane and Grover Cleveland McMurrey.






Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meet the family for October 24th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Bradley
is 359 years old today, born in 1650 -    boys' 9th great-grandfather

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Bradley
died 260 years ago today in 1749 - 1st cousin 9 times removed

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ruggles Gold
died 182 years ago today in 1827 at age 62 in Whitesborn, New York - 2nd cousin 8 times removed

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hall
is 311 years old today, born in 1698.  8th great-granduncle, brother of Experience Hall


MYER-FAMILY LINE

WHITE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Tonas White
is 83 years old today, born in 1926. Husband of the girls' great-grandaunt Lelia Jane Myer

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Washington Columbus Chambers
died 65 years ago today in 1944 at age 70 in Cherokee, GA - Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, brother of Noah Benjamin Chambers.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Meet the family for October 23rd

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HELMS/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Clyde E. Helms
died 38 years ago today, in 1971 at the age of 64.  Clyde is the husband of the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Venice Regina Edge.  Venice's father is 3rd great-granduncle Oda Levi Edge, brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, the girls' 3rd great-grandfather and husband of Alice Cora Starling.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Le Fevre and Mary Cooper's 186th anniversary i
s today, married in 1823, he at 22 and she at 20 years old. Isaac is the boys' 4th great-granduncle. brother of Mary Magdelaine le Fevre the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married James Johnson.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hall
died 201 years ago today in 1808 at the age of 73 in Middletown, CT.  William is the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Experience Hall.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meet the family for October 22nd

WOODEN/KERLIN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/KERLIN
Walter William Wooden and Angela Denise Kerlin's
4th anniversary is today, married in 2005, he at age 40 and she at 32.  Walt is my brother and Steve Jr's uncle and Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removedHAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU GUYS!!!!!!!

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Dolly M. Stanford
died 133 years ago today in 1876 at age 11 months. in Clay county, IL.  Dolly is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the boys' 2nd great-grandfparents.

BRIDGFORTH/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SEAY/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Isham Trotter Bagley and Susan Epes Seay's
135th anniversary is today, married in 1874, he at age 23 and she 19.  Isham and Susan are Bryan and Andrew's 2nd great-grandparents.  They were both born in Virgina, he in Pleasant Hill Plantation and she in Amelia.  They begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884 who married Ethel Clare Hethorn, Bryan and Andrew's great-grandmother.  Edward and Ethel begot Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912 who married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16th, 1931.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Browne
is 417 years old today, born in 1592.  This one is an oldie.  Sarah is the boys' 11th great-grandmother, the wife of Arthur Fenner and the parents of Phoebe Fenner.  Phoebe, born in 1633 married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663, their second born. Phoebe married Samuel Hall and they are the parents of the boys' 8th great-grandmother, Experience Hall.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meet the family for October 21

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Powers and Lydia Ann Banks' 162nd anniversary
is today, married in 1847, he at 28 years old and she at 18.  Lydia is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Morehouse and Hannah Gold's 211th
anniversary is today, married in 1798, she was 21 years old.  Hannah is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, the sister of Talcott Gold.


WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob N. Stanford
died 147 years ago today in 1862 at 1 year 16 days old in Clay county , Illinois. Jacob is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford whose spouse is our next contestant.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph R. Wooden
is 149 years old today, born in 1860.  Joseph is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather whose wife was Margaret Jennie Stanford.  the parents of Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.



Monday, October 19, 2009

Meet the family for October 19th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES
Donald Boyd Reeves III
is 8 years old today, born in 2001.  Don is Steve's 2nd Cousin.  His father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Jr., Steve's 1st cousin once removed and his father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Sr. Steve's granduncle, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Bradley
died 291 years ago today in 1718. Abraham is the boys' 9th great-grandfather, he married Hannah Thompson and begot Esther Bradley in 1695.  Esther married Samuel Gold and begot Abel Gold in 1727.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meet the family for October 18th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold
is 253 years old today, born in 1756. Abel is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Talcott Gold.

HUBBARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Hubbard
died 162 years ago in 1847 at the age of 81 in NY. Anna, the wife of Thomas Cotton is the boys' 6th great-grandmother. Thomas and Anna begot Ira Cotton, Chauncey H. Cotton, Polly Cotton, Maria Cotton and Nancy Ann Cotton.

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Dryden Sims and Rebecca Bays
' 172nd anniversary is today, married in 1837, he at 18 and she at 19 years old. Dryden and Rebecca are Steve's 4th great-grandparents. They begot Thomas Nuton Sims who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
George Darius Hulgan
is 125 years old today, born in 1884. George is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed. His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan, born in 1852.

JENNINGS/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Jana Jennings
is 35 years old today, born in 1974. Jana is Ella and Caitlyn's 2nd cousin once removed. Jana's mother is Susan Beck Lovelady, the girls' 1st cousin twice removed. Susan's mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the girls' great-grandaunt and the sister of Roland Max Myer (Dick).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meet the family for October 17th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arthur Fenner
is 390 years old today, born in 1619.  Arthur is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  Father of Phoebe Fenner who married William Ward and begot Thomas Ward, Sr. the father of our next contestant.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward, Jr.
is 325 years old today, born in 1684. Tom is the boys' 8th great-grandfather, father of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton in 1742.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BAXTER/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
James Baxter
died 115 years ago today, in 1894 at the age of 82 in Fort Payne, AL.  James is Ella's 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Martha Baxter who married John Copeland and are Ella's 5th great-grandparents.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
John West
is 219 years old today, born in 1790.  John is also Ella's 5th great-grandfather, and father of William H. West who married Delila Caroline Martin and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1857.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
James Pace Sanford
is 130 years old today, born in 1879. James and Pronce are twins and are Tara's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Their mother is Sarah Jane Naugher and her father is Daniel Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-grandfather.

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Pronce Sanford
is 130 years old today born in 1879

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
John B (Bull) Kelley
died 90 years ago today in 1919 at the age of 77 in Cherokee, AL.  John is the girls' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Lucy Ann Kelley who married William M. McMurry in 1873.




Friday, October 16, 2009

Meet the family for October 16th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
James Calvin Burt
is 138 years old today, born in 1871.  James is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  James' mother is Tempa Copeland Ella's 4th great-grandaunt and Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in St. Clair county AL December 12, 1853 and they begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan in November of 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather in 1876.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Mary Velular Crow
is 131 years old today, born in 1878.  Mary is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ella Mariah Crow from Mentone, AL.  Ella Mariah was born in 1876 and married Oscar Routh Brown then begot Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912 who married Donie Mae Mayne, the girls' 2nd great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Ween Brown.

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Peter Starling
died 125 years ago today in 1884 at the age of 73. Peter is the girls' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of John Starling who married Nancy Melby and are the girls' 5th great-grandparents.  They begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830 who married Augusta A. Powers and begot her 12th child, Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Samuel Davis Savage
is 140 years old today, born in 1869. Sam is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage and 16 others.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
John R. Savage
died 136 years ago today in 1873 at the age of  5 in Cherokee, AL.  4 years after Samuel Savage was born his 5 year old brother John died.  John was also Tara's 2nd great-granduncle.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Meet the family for October 15th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Browne
died 376 years ago today, in 1633 at age 71 in Rusper, Sussex, England.  Joe is the boys' 12th great-grandfather.  Born in Horley England in 1562 he married Margery Patching from Horsham, England in Horley on February 16, 1584.  They begot 5 children with Sarah, the only girl, the 3rd born.  Sarah married Arthur Fenner in 1614 in England and begot 7 children, the last being Phoebe Fenner, but she was born in Watertown, CT in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward in March of 1660 in Middletown, CT and begot 9 children with Phoebe Ward being the second born.  This Phoebe of course married Samuel Hall and they begot 6 children, with Experience Hall being the 1st.

BIRNHAM/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecka Birnham
died 286 years ago today in 1723 at age 38 in Middletown, CT.  Speaking of the Wards.  The aforementioned William Ward who married Phoebe Fenner begetting Phoebe Ward in the process, also begot Thomas Ward, Sr, the first born of the nine. Thomas married Anna Tappin and they begot Thomas Ward, Jr. who married this Rebecka Birnham on August 28, 1707 in Hartford, CT.  They begot Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton in Middletown, CT September 22, 1742.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

MILLER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Stephen Hulgan and Sarah Miller's
201 anniversary is today, married in 1808 both 28 years old in Randolph, NC.  They are Ella's 5th great-grandparents, the parents of George Washington Hulgan who married Dialtha Almeda Luttrell in 1848 and begot John Miller Hulgan in 1852.  John married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876.  Thomas is Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Meet the family for October 14th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gershom Banks and Hannah Bradley's
266th anniversary is today, married in 1743, he was 31 and she was 17. Gershom was married 3 times.  Hannah is his second wife.  Hannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is John Bradley is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Gershom Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Bradley
is 283 years old today, born in 1726 she was married on her birthday.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Banks
is 262 years old today, born in 1747.  Tom is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His parents are the aforementioned Gershom Banks and Hannah Bradley.

BARTHOLOMEW/VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Bartholomew
died 78 years ago today in 1931 at age 85 in Elmira Arnot Ogden Hospital, NY. Henry is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Deborah A. VanCise,  the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Kenneth Wendell Wooden
is 86 years old today, born in 1923.  Kenneth is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed and the son of the boys' great-granduncle Leroy Oliver Wooden.  Leroy is the brother of Walter William Wooden from the parents, Joseph R. Wooden and Margaret Jennie Stanford.

UNCLE JOHN WOODEN
Not related but of interest to the Wooden family is the birthday today of John Wooden the legendary basketball player and coach.  John turns 99 today, born in 1910 in Martinsville, IN.  He HAS to be related somehow, look and the nose and where he was born, I want DNA taken.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Isaac Allen Crow, Sr. and Mary Holland Allison's
157th anniversary is today, married in 1852 he at 39 and she at 45.  Isaac is Ella and Caitlyn's 5th great-grandfather.  Mary was his second wife and they had no children. Isaac had 12 children with his first wife Sarah Alice Cox.  Their 5th child is John Christopher Crow, Ella and Caitlyn's 4th great-grandfather who married Mary Jane Cothern and begot Ella Mariah Crow the girls 3rd great-grandmother.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meet the family for October 13th

WOODEN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MYER/WOODEN
Quag Myer
is 9 years old today, born in 2000.  Quag is the little girl dog of Darlene and Jerry.  She is from Broken Bow, NE and is the runt of a 10 dog litter.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUAG!  Yes, I know, but it's my blog.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Pauline Rosentreter
is 98 years old today, born in 1911.  Anna is the boys' 4th cousin twice rmoved.  Mother - Lucy Powers Jaeger, her mother - Helen Altana Powers, her mother - Lydia Ann Banks, her father - the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold.

ROBINSON/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Benjamin Dudley Robinson
died 129 years ago today in 1880 at the age of 44 in San Antonio Texas.  Ben is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Helen Marshal Cotton, the sister of Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Denison
died 262 years ago today in 1747 at the age of 67 in Stonington, CT.  Dan is the boys' 2nd cousin 10 times removed.  His mother is Phebe Lay, the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Phebe's mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother and wife of William Ward.  They begot 9 children, the 2nd one being Phoebe Ward the mother of Experience Hall

TOMLIN/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jeremiah Walker and Esther Tomlin's
285th anniversary is today, married in 1724, he at age 22 and she at 13. This lovely couple are the boys' 8th great-grandparents who begot Benjamin walker who married Sylvia Keith and begot Marshall Walker, who married Hannah Dunbar who begot Cady R. Walker.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Maria Cotton
is 214 years old today, born in 1795.  Maria is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Ira Cotton

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lillie May Stanford
died 23 years ago today in 1986 at age 90 in Oklahoma City, OK. Lillie is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Asia Minor Stanford the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Jacob K. Stanford, the brother of David Stanford.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Meet the family for October 12th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Alfred Blane Crow
died 33 years ago today in 1876 at age 88. Al is Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ella Mariah Crow, Ella's 3rd great-grandmother.

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Gilbert Clifford McMurrey
is 91 years old today, born in 1918.  Gill is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey, Ella's 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, Ella's 3rd great-grandmother.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Sarah Matilda West
is 155 years old today, born in 1854.  Sarah is Ella's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally Adaline Cleveland
is 181 years old today, born in 1828.  Sally is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed and her mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the mother of 14 children and the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather and husband of Sally Gold.

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deacon, Franklin Taylor
died 165 years ago today in Friendship, NY. Frank is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Sally Ann Cotton who is the sister of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the children of the aforementioned Ira Cotton and Sally Gold.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

BARRON/STEWARD/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Elizabeth Barron
died 200 years ago today in 1809 at age 61 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Betty is Tara's 6th great-grandmother.  She married Alexandar Stewart and begot Archibald Stewart in 1781.  Archi married Rachel Akins in 1804 and begot John Thomas Stewart and 11 others.  John married Emily Caroline Bale and they had 11 more including the champion, Frances Matilda Stewart who had 17 children.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Samuel Omar Garrison
is 128 years old today, born in 1881.  Sam is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather, who married Lula May McCutcheon and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah, (big mama) married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in Athens, Alabama on June 25, 1932.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Meet the family for October 11th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
James Thomas Savage
died 76 years ago today in 1933 at the age of 67 in Taylor, Texas. James is Tara's 2nd great granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage the oldest of the 17 born to the two Frances'.  James was the 4th born.

AKINS/STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rachel Akins
died 151 years ago today in 1858 at the age of 73 in Spring Garden, AL.  Rachel is Tara's 5th great-grandmother who married Archibald Stewart in 1804 and begot 12 children, the 8th one being John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale in 1845 and begot 11 more children, the first being Frances Matilda Stewart who married the other Frances and begot 17 children.  OMG in 3 generations, that is 40 children.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Gold
died 240 years ago today in 1769 at the age of 76 in Fairfield, CT where he was born.  Samuel is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of 11 Gold children including Talcott Gold in 1759.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Meet the family for October 10th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Abel M. Barnett
is 196 years old today, born in 1813.  Abe is the girls' 5th great-grandfather.  Abel married Rachel and begot David Barnett  named after his grandfather David in 1833, then 6 other children.  Abel was born in Oglethorpe, GA.  David also born in GA married Jane C. from GA and begot 7 more children, the first on being Lucy E. Barnett in 1858.  Lucy, born in GA met a man from Hanover, Germany, Dedrick Henry Meyer and they were married prior to 1875.  They lived in Winterville GA and together begot 6 children with the 6th being Dedrich Homer Myer, born in Madison, Morgan, GA in 1889.  Dedrich Homer Myer married Cora Augusta Edge and they begot 11 Myer children together in Cherokee County, AL.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Amanda E. Savage
is 145 years old today, born in 1864.  Amanda is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Sallie E. Savage and number 3 in the line of 17 children.  Amanda only lived 3 months, dieing January 5, 1865.

NAUGHER
Sally Mae Naugher
died 14 years ago today in 1995 at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center, Centre, AL at the age of 76.  Sally is Tara's Grandaunt, the sister of Moses S. Naugher, born to Horace Savage Naugher and Maxie Ruth Smith.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Ann Cotton
is 210 years old today, born in 1799.  Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Ira Cotton, both born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard, the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

HUBBARD/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDDGFORTH-DAY
Susanah Hubbard
died 264 years ago today in 1745 at the age of 19 in Fairfield, CT.  Suzy is the boys' 8th great-grandmother.  She married David Barlow in Fairfield, CT December 27, 1743 and begot David Barlow II in 1745.  David jr. married Sarah Bradley in 1764 and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold in Fairfield, CT March, 18, 1782 and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

STARR/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Starr
is 298 years old today, born in 1711.  Abby is the wife of the boys' 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr. who is the brother of Experience Hall.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arthur Fenner
died 306 years ago today in 1703 at the age of 83 in Providence, Rhode Island.  Arthur is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Browne both from Horne, Surrey, England, in Rusper, Sussex, England January 9, 1614.  They begot 7 children, the last of which is Phoebe Fenner in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall in December of 1683 and are the parents of Experience, Phebe, Susannah, Mary, Samuel, Jr., and William Hall.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SONNER/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Johann Philip Sonner
died 203 years ago today in 1806 at age 76 in Strasburg, VA.  Johann is Steve's 7th great-grandfather.  He married Anna Elizabeth Windle and begot Margaret Rebecca Sonner in 1763.  Margaret married Joseph Conrad in 1786 and begot George Conrad in 1806.  George married Nancy Wiseman from Virginia in Harrison, IN July 2, 1825 and begot Mary Ann Conrad around 1824.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart, Steve's 4th great-grandfather and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Tom married Mary Jane Martin and begot Gramp - Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.


Friday, October 09, 2009

Meet the family for October 9th

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Althea Amanda Wooden i
s 106 years old today, born in 1903.  Althea is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Althea's father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the youngest of the 6 children born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  Harvey's brother Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather is 18 years older.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lora A. Wooden
is 106 years old today, born in 1903.  Lora is Althea's twin sister

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HARKRIDER/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Elisa Jane Harkrider
is 181 years old today, born in 1828

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

HETHORN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Ethel Clare Hethorn died 46 years ago today in 1963 at the age of 76.  Ethel is Andrew and Bryan's great-grandmother.  Ethel married Edward Garland Bagley December 16, 1908 and begot 5 children, with Sudie Seay Bagley being the second born.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth and they begot John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1944. 

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob B. Le Fevre
died 129 years ago today in 1880 at the age of 77 in Morgan, IN. Jacob is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Stewart Naugher
is 81 years old today, born in 1928.  Stewart is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  His father is James Loid Naugher the brother of Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's  Great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Thomas Truly Brown
is 194 years old today, born in 1815. Thomas is Ella's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Louise J. C. Rogers and begot 11 Brown children with Oscar Routh Brown being the 7th.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow and begot 5 children, the last of which is Oscar Thomas Brown who married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Meet the family for October 8th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Marshall Cotton
died 90 years ago today in 1919 at the age of 70 in Leon, Butler, Kansas of cancer.  Henry is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Hubbard Cotton and Helen Marshal Cotton.  Hubbard Cotton married Mary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton, George Ira Cotton, Charles Sumner Cotton and James Rodrick Cotton.  After the death of his wife Mary in 1903, Hubbard lived with his son George in Friendship, NY until he died in 1910.  Samuel moved to Appleton City MO and married Lotti B. Ray in December of 1887 and begot Hubbard Ray Cotton, Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother and Helen Mar Cotton.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ward
is 286 years old today, born in 1723.  Sarah is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rebeckah Ward who married, William Cotton in Middletown, CT in 1742 and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Keith
is 276 years old today, born in 1733.  Mary is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, the sister of Sylvia Keith who married Benjamin Walker of Bridgwater, Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1756.  They begot Marshall Walker in 1757 who married Hannah Dunbar and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.  They begot Cady R. Walker in 1795 and Cady married Electa Sparks of Connecticut in 1813 and they begot Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.

RUGGLES/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Ruggles
is 307 years old today, born in 1702.  There are 136 women named Mary in our combined family trees.  Mary Ruggles is the wife of the boy's 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold the boys' 8th great-grandfather.


WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE


SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
James Sims
is 255 years old today, born in 1754.  James is Steve's 5th great-grandfather.  He married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton and begot 6 children, Dryden Sims was the 5th one.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and they begot 4 children, the last one being Thomas Nuton Sims, Steve's 3rd great-grandfather who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.  Margret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and had 10 children, with Lola Ray Everhart being the second one.

WOODEN/REEVES-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Cleveland McCutcheon
died 54 years ago today in 1955 at the age of 70 in Morgan county, Alabama.  John is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Lula May McCutcheon who married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Steve's great-grandmother, Sarah Eloise Garrison.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph E. Johnson
died 114 years ago today in 1895 at the age of 66 in Owen county, IN.  Joseph is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson, the 5th child of the 10 born to James Johnson and Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden November 24th 1858 in Owen, county, IN and begot their first child, Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.  Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford and they are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary A. Stanford
is 146 years old today, born in 1863.  Mary is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the 3/4 sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford whose mother was Nancy Ann Kenley, Amanda Jane Kenley's sister.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

LUTTRELL/HULGAN/HOSLER
John Luttrell
is 208 years old today, born in 1801.  John is Ella's 5th great-grandfather.  He married Clarissa Harlow White and begot Dialtha Almeda Luttrell in 1829.  Dialtha married George Washington Hulgan in Knox county, Tennessee June 8th 1848 and they begot 5 children, with John Miller Hulgan being the second child.

TEMPLETON/DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Inell Templeton and Stella Mae Dobbs'
73 anniversary is today, married in 1936, he at 22 and she at 17 years old in Dekalb county, Alabama.  Stella is Ella's 2nd cousin twice removed.  Her mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's father is John Henry Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed and Minnie's mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Lillie is the sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, while John Henry Burt's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.



Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Meet the family for October 7th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hopkins
is 399 years old today, born in 1610. Betty is the boys' 11th great-grandmother and their 1st cousin 13 times removed.  Elizabeth married John Wakeman and begot Helena Wakeman in 1632.  Helena married Lt., John Talcott, Jr. in 1650 and begot Hannah Talcott in 1663.  Hannah married Nathan Gold, Jr. and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot Samuel Gold in 1692, who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of Talcott Gold, born in 1759.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SONNER/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Johann Philip Sonner
is 279 years old today, born in 1730.  Johann is Steve's 7th great-grandfather born in Baden, Bade-Baden, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, the place so nice they named it 3 times.  He married Anna Elizabeth Windle from Virginia and begot Margaret Rebecca Sonner in 1763.  Margaret married Joseph Conrad in 1786 in Strasburg, VA and they begot George Conrad who married Nancy Wiseman in 1825 and begot Mary Ann Conrad in 1824.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Tom married Mary Jane Martin and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.  Elmer is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Meet the family for October 6th

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob B. Le Fevre
is 206 years old today, born in 1803.  Jacob is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson in 1833 who later married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COATS/FARMER/KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
John Robert Coats
died 31 years ago today in 1978 at the age of 82.  John is the girls' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Mary Jane Farmer the girls' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Mary's father is the girls' 5th great-granduncle, Reubin Farmer and the brother of Malinda Farmer, the girls' 5th great-grandmother who married Lewis Kelley in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelley who married William M. McMurrey in 1873.  They begot Ida Jane McMurrey in 1881 and Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan
is 161 years old today, born in 1848.  Steve is Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan who married Ruth J. Copeland and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Meet the family for October 5th

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Steible (Wooden) is 81
years old today, born in 1928.  Betty met Jerry Wooden in 1948 and dated for 2 years before he could talk her into marrying him.  I for one am glad he did.  They were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1950 and begot 4 sons.  Jerry Jr., born in Kansas City, Mo  Steven Ray Wooden, Sr.,born in Dallas Texas, James Price Wooden, born in Denver, CO and Walter William Wooden, born in Atlanta, GA.  Have a happy birthday Mom and many, many more.

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
James Julious Sims
is 115 years old today, born in 1894.  James is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Barlow
died 214 years ago today in 1795 at the age of 76 in Fairfield CT. David is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Susanah Hubbard in Fairfield CT in December of 1743.  They begot David Barlow II who married Sarah Bradley in August of 1764 in Greenfield, CT and begot Anna Barlow, who married Talcott Gold in March of 1782 in Fairfield, CT.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Marshal Cotton
is 174 years old today, born in 1835.  Hellen is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob N. Stanford
is 148 years old today, born in 1861.  Jacob is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford, via his mother Amanda Jane Kenley, David Stanford's 1st wife and then Nancy Ann Kenley, Margaret Jennie Stanford's mother and Amanda's sister, David's second wife.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

KEEVER/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Jonas Ausburne Keever
died 82 years ago today in 1927 at age 81 in Dekalb, AL. Jonas is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Baker and begot Dellia Keever in 1890.  Dellia married Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella's Great-grandmother, the wife of Cecil Robert Hulgan.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Meet the family for October 4th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Arabella Victoria Stewart
died 85 years ago today in 1924 at the age of 69 in Piedmont AL. Arabella is Tara's 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Frances Matilda Stewart our next contestant.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart's
149th anniversary is today, married in 1860, he at age 23 and she 15 in Calhoun, AL.  Frances Matilda is Tara's 3rd great-grandmother, the mother of Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883.

NAUGHER
Jane Naugher
is 160 years old today, born in 1849.  Jane is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt the sister of Moses Service Naugher.  Wow, 1 death a wedding and a birthday all within a small family circle on the same day albeit years apart.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN
Charley H. Hulgan
is 128 years old today, born in 1881.  Charley is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Thomas Franklin Hulgan, the 2nd of 6 children born to John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland. Charley was the third born.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clyde Oliver Stanford
died 102 years ago today in 1907 at the age of 23 in San Francisco, CA.  He was born in Lone Pine Nebraska in 1883. Clyde is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford.  I call it 3/4 because James Isaac's mother is Amanda Jane Kenley the sister of Margaret Jennie's mother Nancy Ann Kenley.  Got to be more blood than 1/2.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

DAVIES/ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Dorothy Greenleaf Davies
died 21 years ago today in 1988 at the age of 73 in Dallas, Texas. Dorothy is the wife of the boys' 4th cousin twice removed, Earnest William Rosentreter.  They were married September 23, 1943 in Polk, Florida and begot 2 children, Diane Rosentreter and a Living Boy. Diane married Thomas Young Wesson from Nashvillie and he died July 4, 2008 in Smith Texas.


Saturday, October 03, 2009

Meet the family for October 3rd

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan Gold, Jr.
died 286 years ago today in 1723 at the age of 60 in Fairfield, CT.  Nathan Jr. is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married his first wife Hannah Talcott May 14, 1686 in Fair field CT.  They begot 6 or 7 children before she died in childbirth.  He then married Sarah Cook and begot 4 or 5 more children. Interestingly, Nathan served as Deputy and Lieutenant-Governor of the state of Connecticut from 1708 until his death in 1723.


Friday, October 02, 2009

Meet the family for October 2nd

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles E. McCaw
is 112 years old today, born in 1897.  Charles is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and their 3rd cousin twice removed.  His Father is William F. McCaw Johnson (name change guy) the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and Charles' mother is 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Nora Catherine Moore.  William's father is Abraham Johnson, the boys' 3rd Great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Flossie Ada Bennett
died 53 years ago today, in 1956.  Flossie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 time removed.  Her mother is their 3rd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford the sister of David Stanford.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gold
is 254 years old today, born in 1755.  John is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Talcott Gold.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

COX/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Martha Elizabeth Cox
is 86 years old today, born in 1923.  Martha is the wife of the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Don L. Edge.  Don's father is Oda Levi Edge, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Meet the family for October 1st

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Annie Josephine Naugher
is 123 years old today, born in 1886.  Annie is Tara's great-grandaunt, the sister of Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's great-grandfather.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William L. Stewart
is 156 years old today, born in 1853.  William is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart.  Their parents are John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale, Tara's 4th great-grandparents.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Cordelia Lee Garrison
died 53 years ago today in 1956 at the age of 72 in Tulsa Oklahoma.  Cordelia is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Samuel Omar Garrison, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather who married Lula May McCutcheon and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah later married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. on June 25, 1932.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jeannetta Happer Galt
died 84 years ago today in 1825 at the age of 51 in Bates county, MO.  Jean is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Jean's mother is Mary Ann Brown, the sister of Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Laura Phelps Walker
is 183 years old today, born in 1826.  Laura is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and their 8th cousin 6 times removed, via the Hopkins line.  Laura is the sister of Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandmother, who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 in Cuba, NY.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phebe Hall
is 323 years old today, born in 1686.  Phebs is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, the sister of Experience Hall who married, Samuel Cotton and begot William Cotton the boys' 7th great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Frank Bennett
is 125 years old today, born in 1884.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the sister of David Stanford.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Pluma Annie Edge
is 116 years old today, born in 1893.  Pluma is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge, the girls' 2nd great-grandmother who married Dedrich Homer Myer  January 19th 1920 and begot Roland Max Myer in 1932.




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