Monday, November 30, 2009

Meet the family for November 30th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Dugar Stanford
is 120 years old today, born in 1889.  Andrew is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandparents.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Josephine Stanford
is 159 years old today born in 1850.  Rebecca is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Tappin
died 297 years ago today in 1712 at the age of 50 in Middletown, CT.  Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Ward. Sr. Dec 6, 1683 in Middletown, CT and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.  Jr. married Rebecka Birnham Aug 28, 1707 in Hartford, CT and begot Rebeckah Ward in 1723, their 4th child born of 6.  Rebeckah Ward married William Cotton Sep 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT and begot their 6th child Thomas Cotton in 1764.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frederick Jeager Banks and Mary Evelyn Dodd's
128th anniversary is today, married in 1881, he at age 24 and she 22.  Fred is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Ira Bradley Banks, their 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Taylor
is 169 years old today born in 1840.  Henry is the boy's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Sally Ann Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and sister of aforementioned Samuel Cheney Cotton.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Minnie Gertrude Burt
died 46 years ago today in 1963 at age 62 in Dekalb, AL.  Minnie is Ella's 1st cousin 3 times removed and her 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt and sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  Minnie's father is John Henry Burt, Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Tempa Copeland Ella's 4th great-grandaunt and sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Meet the family for November 29th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bradley Banks
is 232 years old today, born in 1777.  Brad is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandmother, Sally Gold.  Sally is the mother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via her second husband Ira Cotton.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarha J. Cleveland
died 72 years ago today in 1937 at age 80 in Elmira New York.  Sarha is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Her father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of the aforementioned Ira Cotton.

STONER/ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Irene Hannah Stoner
is 109 years old today born in 1900.  Irene is the wife of the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed, Robert Frazier Abell, Sr. whose mother is Lena V. Frazer, 3rd cousin 4 times removed, her mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, 2nd cousin 5 times removed, her mother is Deborah A. VanCise, 1st cousin 6 times removed, her mother is Polly Cotton, 5th great-grandaunt and sister of the aforementioned, Ira Cotton.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lyman Walker
is 185 years old today, born in 1824.  Lyman is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, brother of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather and son of the aforementioned Ira Cotton.

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Browne
is 416 years old today, born in 1593.  Bill is the the boys' 11th great-granduncle, the brother of Sarah Browne who married Arthur Fenner and are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633 who married William Ward in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton and they begot William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard and begot the aforementioned, Ira Cotton.  All roads lead to Ira today.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clyde Oliver Stanford
is 126 years old today, born in 1883.  C.O. is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  He was born in Lone Pine, Brown county, Nebraska and died in San Francisco, CA at age 23.  His father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Hugh E. Mayne
died 12 years ago today in 1997 at age 68 in Ocala, Florida.  Hugh is the girls' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Robert Franklin Mayne, the girls 2nd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.

MYER-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Jay Hooten's
birthday is today, I don't know what year.  Jay is the husband of the girls' 1st cousin twice removed, Melinda Beck.  They have two children, Miranda Hooten and Michael Hooten.  Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the girls Great-grandaunt and sister of Dick Myer, the girls great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Mitch Brown
is 39 years old today, born in 1970.  Mitch died January 13, 1975 at age 4.  He is the girls' 1st cousin twice removed and the son of Jerrel Thomas Brown the girls' great-granduncle and his wife Nancy.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sally Mae Naugher
is 91 years old today, born in 1918.  Sally is Tara's grandaunt, the sister of her younger brother, Moses S. Naugher.  Sally died in 1995 at age 76 in Centre, AL.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Meet the family for November 28th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Delila Caroline Martin
died 104 years ago today in 1905 in Hall county Georgia at age 71. Delila is Ella's 4th great-grandmother.  She married William H. West in 1850 in Hall county, GA and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854. Sarah married John Henry Chambers in 1871 in Hall county, Ga and they begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE


STEIBLE/WOODEN
Eugenia (Virginia) Ernestine Steible
is 100 years old today, born in 1909.  Virginia is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of Steve's great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Joseph Naugher
died 130 years ago today in 1879 at age 89 in Cherokee, AL.  Joseph was born in Ireland.  Joseph is Tara's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot Robert Marion Naugher in 1821.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in 1847 in Benton, Alabama and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.  Moses of course married Sallie E. Savage in Cherokee County, AL August 3, 1883 and they begot 7 children with the 6th being Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Levinia Jane Earnest
is 205 years old today, born in 1804.  Jane is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in February of 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in December on Christmas.

HAZELITT/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Hazelitt
died 106 years ago today in 1903 at age 67. Mary is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Hubbard Cotton January 16, 1861 in Hector, New York and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married the aforementioned Lotti B. Ray December 13, 1887 in Appleton City, MO.

HUMPHRIES/BIRNHAM/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Humphries
died 283 years ago today in 1726 at age 67 in East Hartford, CT. Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Richard Burnham Birnham and begot Rebecka Birnham in 1685.  Rebecka married Thomas Ward, Jr. in Hartford, CT August 28, 1707 and they begot Rebeckah Ward in 1723.  Rebeckah married William Cotton September 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT. and the begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard in Middletown on October 31, 1787 and they begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.  VP as we used to call him, married Almira Walker in Cuba, New York in 1834.  They begot the afore mentioned Hubbard Cotton in 1838.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Meet the family for November 27th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

KNEFF/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Kneff
is 190 years old today, born in 1819.  Cat is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  She married Isaac Austin Stanford in October of 1835 in Tippecanoe, IN and begot 12 children with David Stanford being the second born.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Cotton
is 254 years old today, born in 1755.  James is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard in Middletown, CT October 31, 1887 and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marie Antoinette Cotton
died 36 years ago today in 1973 just a day after her 82 birthday. in St. Louis MO.  Marie is the boys' great-grandmother.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Gold
is 246 years old today, born in 1763.  This Samuel Gold, and there are three, is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Talcott Gold, born to Abel Gold and Ellen Burr.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, III
is 43 years old today, born in 1966 Happy birthday!  Tre is Steve's uncle.  He married Lisa and begot Johnathan Wesley Reeves in 1988.  His parents are John Wesley Reeves, Jr. and Mary Evelyn Pharris.  Tre shares a birthday with Steve's Great-grandmother and Tre's Grandmother, our next contestant.

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Eloise Garrison
is 100 years old today, born in 1909. Sarah is Steve's Great-grandmother.  She was born in Morgan county, Alabama and died in Henderson county Tennessee April 10, 1981 at the age of 71. Sarah was married to John Wesley Reeves, Sr.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Walter Verdell Hulgan
is 27 years old today, born in 1882. Walter is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, the brother of Ella's 3rd great-grandfather, John Miller Hulgan.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Meet the family for November 26th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/JOHNSON/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Benjamin Gold and Eleanor Johnson's
225th anniversary is today, married in 1784, he at age 22 and she 16, in Cornwall, Litchfield, CT.    Benjamin is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, Jr. and his father is Hezekiah Gold, Sr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of Talcott Gold. Since Thanksgiving was on a different day almost every year in the beginning, this marriage was not on Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving in 1784 was December 11th.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt. John Boradell Denison and Phebe Lay's
342 anniversary is today, married in 1667, he was 21 and she was 16, in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT. Phebe is the boy's 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward and they begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and are the parents of Experience Hall.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Fenner
is 394 years old today, born in 1615.  Sarah is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, the sister of the afore mentioned Phoebe Fenner.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marie Antoinette Cotton
is 118 years old today, born in 1891.  Mammy as we knew her is the daughter of Lotti B. Ray and Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  She was born in Appleton City, MO.  She met and married Walter William Wooden, Sr. from Champaign Illinois on May 8, 1910.  Marie is the boys' great-grandmother and the mother of Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Walter William Wooden, Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Montie Elberta Wooden
is 100 years old today, born in 1909.  Montie is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

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MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
John B. (Bull) Kelley
is 168 years old today, born in 1841. Bull is the girls' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Lucy Ann Kelley who married William M. McMurrey and are the parents of Ida Jane McMurrey. who married William Mitchell Mayne and are the parents of Donie Mae Mayne.




Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Meet the family for November 25th

Today is a record 12 family members to talk about, so let's get started-

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE


STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Archibald Stewart
is 228 year old today, born in 1781. Archy is Tara's 5th great-grandfather. He married Rachel Akins in July of 1804 and begot 12 children with the 8th one being John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale in 1845 and begot 11 more Stewarts. Frances Matilda Stewart was the first born and she married Frances Marion Savage and as we all know, they begot 17 children. That is 40 children born in just 3 generations. Not to mention Sally E. Savage, the first born to the Frances', married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 and begot 7 more. Then their 6th born, Horace Savage Naugher married Maxie Ruth Smith and had 9 of their own. Ok, the count is 56 children in 5 generations from just the children in Tara's line. What a family reunion you could have.
This is a Confederate Veterans memorial with John Thomas Stewart

NAUGHER
Margaret Ann Naugher
died 127 years ago today in 1882 at age 24 in Cherokee, AL. Margaret is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of the afore mentioned Moses Service Naugher.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall
died 298 years ago today in 1711 at age 63 in Guilford, New Haven, CT. John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Hall the father of Experience Hall and Sam Jr. mentioned below. Their parents are Richard Hall and Mary Anthony who both came from England to be some of the first settlers of Middletown, Connecticut.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lydia Cotton
is 310 years old today, born in 1699. Lydia Cotton is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt. Lydia is the second daughter of Samuel Cotton, Steve's 8th great-grandfather and his first wife Lydia Bates. Samuel's second wife was Experience Hall, who was our great-grandmother mentioned below. So Lydia Cotton is only a 1/2 aunt, but still blood via Samuel.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall, Jr
. is 313 years old today, born in 1696. Samuel Hall is the boys' 8th great-granduncle. He was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1696. His parents, Samuel Hall and Phebe Ward were some of the first Puritan settlers of the Colony of Connecticut. Imagine what is was like back then. The internet connections must have been very slow. Samuel's sister was the famous Experience Hall the second wife of Samuel Cotton and Steve's 8th great-grandparents. Samuel is 12 years younger than Experience. Samuel and Experience were two of 6 children that the Puritan's Samuel and Phebe raised.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hall
is 275 years old today, born in 1735. William is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. His father is the afore mentioned Samuel Hall, Jr. also born on this day, both probably in Middletown, CT.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Chancey Cleveland
is 183 years old today, born in 1826. Chancey is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed. His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather. Nancy Ann Cotton married John Platt Cleveland December 27, 1816 in Masonville, New York and begot 14 children with Chancey being the 7th child born.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Leonard Abell and Lena V. Frazer's 113th anniversary is today, married in Wyalusing, Bradford, PA in 1896 when he was 21 and she was 18. Interestingly, Thanksgiving was on the 26th of November in 1896, so they were married the day before Thanksgiving. She is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed as outlined below.
Lena Frazer Amelia

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Frazier Abell and Irene Hannah Stoner's
83rd anniversary is today, which was Thanksgiving day in 1926, he was age 28 and she age 25 in Warren, Bradford, PA. Robert is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed. His mother is the boys' 3rd cousn 4 times removed, Lena V. Frazer. Her mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and 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 and sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather and also Nancy Ann Cotton mentioned above. Their parents being Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard, the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret Jennie Stanford
is 144 years old today, born in 1865 Margaret Jennie Stanford is Steve Jr's great great-grandmother. She has been referred to with these names, Jane, Jannie, Jennis, Jennie and Margaret.
The first records of her I have are the 1870 Census in Blair, Clay county, Illinois

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Wilson Stanford
is 165 years old today, born in 1844.Steve's 3rd great-granduncle William Wilson Stanford. William was David Stanford's brother who was the father of the afore mentioned Margaret Jennie Stanford, if my records are correct.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Lou Della McMurrey
died 43 years ago today in 1966 at age 81. Lou is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley, the girls' 4th great-grandparents.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Meet the family for November 24th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Adam Starling
died 204 years ago today in 1805 at age 51 in Johnston county, North Carolina.  Adam is the girls' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Abraham Starling, Jr., the girls 6th great-grandfather.  Abraham married Charlotte Heart from Cambridgeshire, England and begot John Starling in 1804.  John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers from South Carolina and they begot 12 children, the last being Alice Cora Starling in 1878 who married Joseph Lewis Edge.  They begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902 who married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.  They are the girls' 2nd great-grandparents.

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
John A. Starling
died 115 years ago today in 1894 at age 62.  The aforementioned Wiley B. Starling had a brother named John A. Starling born in 1932.  This John is the girls' 4th great-granduncle.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson's
151 anniversary is today, married in 1858, both 25 years old in Owen, IN.  Andrew and Amanda are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 6 children, Joseph R. Wooden, Jeremiah Wooden, Elba Wooden, Minnie Hodges Wooden, Lola Wooden and Harvey Houston Wooden.

MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Glen Moore
died 113 years ago today in 1896 at the age of 2 months having been born September 13, 1896.  James is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Mary Frances Jones, their 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Mary's mother is Maranda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of the aforementioned Amanda Johnson.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ADAMS/NAUGHER
Charles Savage Adams
is 47 years old today, born in 1962.   Charles, Tara's 1st cousin once removed, is the son of John Adams and Sandra Rebecca Naugher, the sister of Moses S. Naugher.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Meet the family for November 23rd

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. and Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Steible's
59th anniversary is today, married in 1950 in Kansas City MO, he at age 23 and she at 22.  They begot Jerry Jr. in 1952 in KC, MO then moved to Dallas, Texas where they begot Steven Ray Wooden, Sr.  Then they moved to Denver, CO where they begot James Price Wooden.  Then they moved to Atlanta, GA where they begot Walter William Wooden.

BEATTIE/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Kathleen M. Beattie
is 51 years old today, born in 1958 in San Francisco, CA.  Kathleen is Steve's 2nd cousin once removed.  Her father is Joseph Roy Beattie, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joseph's mother is Wilhelmia Catherine (Minnie) Steible the sister of Ceasar Alford Steible, Steve's Great-grandfather.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GAINES/WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines
is 297 years old today, born in 1712. John is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Susannah Warner.  Susannah's mother is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall the younger sister of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Cotton
would be 312 years old today having been born in 1697.   That was just 77 years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth. She is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  She was the oldest daughter of Samuel Cotton and his first wife, Lydia Bates. Mary was born probably in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Samuel Cotton was also married to, Experience Hall.  Samuel is the boys' 8th great-grandfather and Experience is their 8th great-grandmother.  They had 9 children (that's 11 kids for old Samuel), and our line goes through their second oldest son William Cotton, born in 1720.  William married Rebechah Ward and had 7 chidren of their own, our line going through Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard in 1787 and they begot 5 children, one of which was the boys' 5th great-grandfather Ira CottonIra and Sally Gold married and had Samuel Cheney Cotton who married Almira Walker and had the first Hubbard Cotton.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and had the second Samuel, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Samuel Hazelitt then married Lotti Ray and had the boys' great-grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton who of course married Walter William Wooden Sr, Walt's name sake, and the rest is history.  The Cotton line is our longest running known line of ancestors.  Just on the male side I have records dating back to Evon Ivan Bellomontenis who was born in 1026 AD in Cotentin, Normandy France.  He married Emme Lupus and named their first child John De Cotentin. Which I guess means John of Cotentin France.   That spelling stayed the same until the boys' 28th great-grandfather was named William De Contentin in 1110 AD in Suffold, England.  He and Isabella De Leon named their eldest, Edond De Coten in 1130 AD.  Then in 1155 AD another William was named De Cotten.  That stayed De Cotten until John De Cotten and Isabella Fauconer named their son Henry Cotton in 1264 AD.  It is all a little fuzzy with the name bouncing around for several hundred years from one spelling to another until the boys' 12th great-grandfather  Thomas Cotton in 1550.  They begot Andrew Cotton who then begot William Serg Cotton (might have been Sargent)  Serg then had a son who I can document pretty darn well from then on.  He was the Rev John Cotton, born in 1643 in Gloucester, England.  The Reverend and Mary Stowe had 6 children, William, Mary, Joseph, (the first) Samuel, Thankful Cotton and Deliverance Cotton.  Etc, Etc

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Gold
is 250 years old today, born in 1759.  Tom is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hezekiah's father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle Hezekiah Gold, Sr. the brother of Samuel Gold born in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley and they begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold and 10 others.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Kenley
would be 233 years old today.  He was born the year we finished the American Revolution 1776.  John is the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  He was born in Virginia and died in Clay and Richand, Clay county, Illinois.  Interestingly he seems to have died on the same day as his son Louis Kenley.  Wonder what happened there.  John was 79 and Louis was 56 at the time of their demise.   I don't think they were living together though.  According to the 1850 Federal Census John was living with his son Samuel's family as well as his daughter Nancy.  Our line goes through his first wife Mary Warmsley who died in 1848.  They had 7 children.  James the 4th oldest was the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Jane Gill and had Nancy Ann Kenley and Amanda Jane Kenley, both of who were eventually married to David Stanford.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
William Edward McMurrey
died 22 years ago today in 1987 at age 94 in Birmingham, Alabama.  William is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of their 3rd great-grandmother, Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee county, Alabama.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909 who is the girls' 2nd great-grandmother.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Meet the family for November 22nd

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Audrey Christine Hulgan
is 80 years old today, born in 1929.  Audrey is Ella's great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's grandfather.  Audrey's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill.  They father is Thomas Franklin Hulgan.

HULGAN/HOSLER
Jesse Alma Hulgan
is 120 years old today, born in 1889.  Jesse is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James S. Kenley
died 131 years ago today in 1878 at age 65 in Talona, Champaign, IL.  James is the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Jane Gill March 19, 1835 in Orange county, Indiana and begot Nancy Ann Kenley in 1844.  Nancy is the second wife of David Stanford.  They begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
James Thomas Stimpson
died 35 years ago today in 1974 at age 84 in Cherokee, AL.  James is the husband of the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, Fannie Maybell McMurrey.  Fannie's sister is Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee county, Alabama.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

BOUDINIER/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Matilda Ann Boudinier
is 150 years old today, born in 1859.  Matilda is Steve's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Nuton Sims March 15, 1878 in Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ruth Mae Woodrum
died 78 years ago today in 1931 at age 51 in Harewood, Fayette, West Virgina. Ruth is the wife of Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed, John Melville Sims.  John's father is William H. H. Sims the brother of Thomas Nuton Sims, Steve's 3rd great-grandfather and husband of  the afore mentioned Matilda Ann Boudinier.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev., Hezekiah Gold and Sarah Sedgwick's
251 anniversary is today, married in 1758, he at 27 and she at 19 years old, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  Hezy, as we called him, is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold, the boy's 8th great-grandfather.

WILLIAMSON/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marium Luticia Williamson
is 162 years old today, born in 1847.  Marium is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Henry Marshall Cotton, the brother of Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt January 16, 1861 in Hector, Schuyler, New York.  They later begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton, the husband of Lotti B. Ray.





Saturday, November 21, 2009

Meet the family for November 21st

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Earnest
died on this day 130 years ago in 1879 at age: 73.  Sarah is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rachel Earnest who was married to Resin Brown.  They had 5 children one of which was Charlotte Brown, Steve Jr's 3rd great-grandmother.  Charlotte married Thomas Ray and had Lotti Ray.  Charlotte died 10 day's after giving birth to Lotti and Lotti was raised mostly by her grandparents Resin Brown and Rachel Earnest.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton (a real piece of work) and had 3 children Hubbard Cotton, Helen Cotton and Steve Jr's great-grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.  Marie married Walter Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phebe Cotton
is 285 years old today, born in 1724. Phebs is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, the sister of William Cotton.  They both and two others are the children of Experience Hall and Samuel Cotton.  Samuel also had 7 other children from a previous marriage to Lydia Bates.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

LANE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Maggie May Lane
died on this day 107 years ago in 1902.  Maggie May was the 4th and last child of Dawson and Lucy Lane.  Maggie is the girls 2nd great-grandaunt.  Maggie's mother was Lucy E. Barnett.  Dawson B. Lane was her second husband. They had 4 children but two died very young. Lucy's first husband was Dedrick Henry Meyer, father to Dedrich Homer Myer who was Dick Myer's father.  Maggie May lived less than a year and is buried at Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

TROTTER/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Julianna (Julia) Pegram Trotter
was born on this day 186 years ago in 1823 and is Andrew and Bryan's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Edward Garland Bagley August 5, 1845 and begot Isham Trotter Bagley in 1851.  Isy, as we called him, married Susan Epes Seay on October 22, 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884. Edward is the boys' great-grandfather.  He married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot 5 children, the 2nd of which is the boy's grandmother, Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and begot the three Bridgforth brothers, Edward, William and John Baskervil Bridgforth or Jack. 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Meet the family for November 20th- Mile Stone day

It's been exactly 1 year since I started doing the "Meet the Family" daily blog.  Hope some of you have learned about your relatives from it.  I'm going to keep going and add the new people until I get to the day I started posting on the internet, then I'm going to move on to other interests.   Look at the difference between last year and this.  Last year there were only Kellie and Lola's birthday and Doyle's death.  Now it includes one of the oldest members of the family, Geoffroy I. De Bretagne.- jerry

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


HULGAN/HOSLER
  Kellie Marie Hulgan (Hosler)
is 29 years old today.  Happy birthday Kellie.   Kellie is the daughter of Duard Hulgan and Thereasa Ellen Myer and the sister of Heather Knowles and Haley Dabeth Hulgan..
   Kellie was born in 1980 in Ft. Payne, AL

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY TREE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Doyle Brown the brother of Ella Ween
Brown died on this day in 2000, in Cleveland, TN.   Doyle was the middle child of the three born to Oscar Thomas Brown and Donie Mae Mayne.  Doyle married Barbara Wilhoite and begot Pam, Gina and Sammy Brown, all of which are the girls 1st cousins twice removed.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lola Ray Everhart (Steible)
Would have been 103 today.  She was the second oldest of nine Everhart/Sims children.  She was born Nov 20, 1906 in East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, USA. She was the mother of Betty Wooden and the Grandmother of Jerry Jr., Steve Sr., Jim, and Walt Wooden.  She is the Great-grandmother of Steve Jr.  She lived most of her life in either East St. Louis, IL, or Kansas City, Mo.  She was married to Ceasar Alford Steible.  She died in 1979, of cancer. Four years before Steve Jr. was born.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-granduncle was born 190 years ago on this day in 1819.  Daniel is the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824.  They begot Amanda Johnson  and her twin sister Maranda in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden on November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.

SELLS/LeFEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William W. Sells and Sarah Le Fevre's
192 anniversary is today, married in 1817 when he was 22 and she was 18 years old.  Sarah is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of the afore mentioned Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

DeBRETAGNE/LUPUS/DeCOTENTIN/DeCONTENTIN/DeCOTEN/DeCOTTEN/COTTON/COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Geoffroy I. De Bretagne
died 1001 years ago today in 1008 at age 28.  Now thats old. Geoff is the boys' 33rd great-grandfather.  He married Hegwig Normandy from France and begot Emme Lupus in 1008.  Geoff was born in 980 in Rennes, Ille Et Vilaine, Bretagne, France and died in Nates, Loire Atlantique, Anjou Pays De La Loire, France. Geoff's wife Hegwig, the boys' 33rd great-grandmother is one of the oldest members of our family, born in 977, three years before Geoff.  She lived to be 57 dieing February 21, 1034




Thursday, November 19, 2009

Meet the family for November 19th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Angeline Kenley
is 171 years old today, born in 1838.  Angeline is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Nancy Ann Kenley, who married David Stanford as his second wife after her sister Amanda Jane Kenley died.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Meet the family for November 18th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Damaris Hopkins
died 340 years ago today in 1669 at age 42 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Damaris is the boys' 11th great-granduncle and their 1st cousin 13 times removed.  His parents are Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth Fisher, Stephen's second wife, who came over on the Mayflower.  Damaris' 1/2 sister is Constances Hopkins who also made the trip on the Mayflower but whose mother is Constance Dudley.  Constance Dudley died while Stephen was stranded on Bremuda after being ship wrecked on the Sea Venture who was trying to restock the settlers in Jonestown, VA.
STEPHEN HOPKINS

ORIGIN: London
MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower
FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
OCCUPATION: Tanner and merchant.
FREEMAN: In the "1633" list of Plymouth freemen Stephen Hopkins is near the head of the list, included among the assistants [ PCR 1:3]. In list of Plymouth Colony freemen, 7 March 1636/7 (as "Steephen Hopkins, gen.") [PCR 1:52]. In the Plymouth section of the 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen (as "Mr. Steephen Hopkins," annotated "dead") [PCR 8:173].
EDUCATION: He signed his will. The inventory included "diverse books" valued at 12s.
OFFICES: Assistant, 1633-36 [PCR 1:5, 21, 32, 36].
   Volunteered for service in the Pequot War, 1637 [PCR 1:61].
ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth division of land "Steven Hobkins" received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower [PCR 12:4]. In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle Stephen Hopkins, his wife Elizabeth Hopkins, Gyles Hopkins, Caleb Hopkins and Deborah Hopkins are the first five persons in the seventh company, and Damaris Hopkins is the thirteenth person in the eighth company [PCR 12:11, 12].
   In the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1634 Stephen Hopkins was assessed £1 7s., and in the list of 27 March 1634 £1 10s. [PCR 1:9, 27]. "Steven Hopkins" was one of the Purchasers [PCR 2:177].
   On 1 July 1633 "Mr. Hopkins" was ordered to mow where he had mowed the year before [PCR 1:15], followed by similar orders on 14 March 1635/6 and 20 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:41, 57].
   On 5 February 1637/8 "Mr. Stephen Hopkins requesteth a grant of lands towards the Six Mile Brook" [PCR 1:76].
   On 7 August 1638 "[l]iberty is granted to Mr. Steephen Hopkins to erect a house at Mattacheese, and cut hay there this year to winter his cattle, provided that it be not to withdraw him from the town of Plymouth" [PCR 1:93].
   On 17 July 1637 "Steephen Hopkins of Plymouth, gent.," sold to George Boare of Scituate, yeoman, "all that his messuage, houses, tenements, outhouses lying and being at the Broken Wharfe towards the Eele River together with the six shares of lands thereunto belonging containing six acres" [PCR 12:21]. On 30 November 1638 "Mr. Steephen Hopkins" sold to Josias Cooke "all those his six acres of land lying on the south side of the Town Brook of Plymouth" [PCR 12:39]. On 8 June 1642 William Chase mortgaged to "Mr. Stephen Hopkins ... all that his house and lands in Yarmouth containing eight acres of upland and six acres more lying at the Stony Cove" [PCR 12:83].
   On 1 June 1640 "Mr. Hopkins" was granted twelve acres of meadow [PCR 1:154, 166].
   In his will, dated 6 June 1644 and proved 20 August 1644, Stephen Hopkins "of Plymouth ... weake yet in good and perfect memory" directed that he be buried "as near as conveniently may be to my wife, deceased," and bequeathed to "son Giles Hopkins" the great bull now in the hands of Mrs. Warren; to "Steven Hopkins my son Giles his son" 20s. in Mrs. Warren's hands; to "daughter Constanc[e] Snow, wife of Nicholas ... my mare"; to "daughter Deborah Hopkins" cows; to "daughter Damaris Hopkins" cows; to "daughter Ruth" cows; to "daughter Elizabeth" cows; to "four daughters Deborah, Damaris, Ruth and Elizabeth Hopkins" all the moveable goods; if any of the daughters die, their share to be divided equally among the survivors; to "son Caleb heir apparent" house and lands at Plymouth, one pair of oxen and hire of them and all the debts "now owing unto me"; daughters to have free recourse to use of the house in Plymouth while single; "son Caleb" executor; Caleb and Captain Standish joint supervisors [ PCPR 1:1:61].
   The inventory of the estate of Stephen Hopkins was taken 17 July 1644 and was untotalled, with no real estate included [PCPR 1:1:62-63].
   On 28 October 1644 "Caleb Hopkins son and heir unto Mr. Steephen Hopkins of Plymouth deceased" deeded to "Gyles Hopkins of Yarmouth, planter, one hundred acres of those lands taken up for the Purchasers of Satuckquett which said lands do accrue unto the said Steephen as a Purchaser" [PCR 12:104].
BIRTH: By about 1579 based on estimated date of first marriage.
DEATH: Plymouth between 6 June 1644 (writing of will) and 17 July 1644 (proving of will).
MARRIAGE: (1) By 1604 Mary _____; she was buried at Hursley, Hampshire, 9 May 1613 [ TAG 73:169].
   (2) St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, London, 19 February 1617/8 Elizabeth Fisher. She died at Plymouth sometime in the early 1640s before her husband, who desired to be buried near her; Bradford indicated that both she and her husband had lived in Plymouth above twenty years.
CHILDREN:

   With first wife


   i   ELIZABETH, bp. Hursley, Hampshire, 13 May 1604 [TAG 73:170]; living on 12 May 1613 [TAG 73:165]; no further record.


   ii   CONSTANCE, bp. Hursley, Hampshire, 11 May 1606 [TAG 73:170]; m. Plymouth by 1627 NICHOLAS SNOW (in the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle "Nickolas Snow" and "Constance Snow" were the sixth and seventh persons in the seventh company, which was headed by Stephen Hopkins [PCR 12:11]).


   ii   GILES, bp. Hursley, Hampshire, 30 January 1607/8 [TAG 73:170]; m. Plymouth 9 October 1639 Catherine Whelden [PCR 1:134; TAG 48:5].

   With second wife

   iii   DAMARIS, b. say 1618; probably died at Plymouth before the birth of her sister of the same name.


   iv   OCEANUS, b. at sea on the Mayflower voyage between 16 September and 11 November 1620; died by 1627.


   v   CALEB, b. Plymouth say 1624; "became a seaman & died at Barbadoes" between 1644 and 1651 [ Bradford 445].


   vi   DEBORAH, b. Plymouth say 1626; m. Plymouth 23 April 1646 as his first wife Andrew Ring [PCR 2:98; TAG 42:202-05], daughter of widow MARY RING.


   vii   DAMARIS, b. Plymouth say 1628; m. Plymouth shortly after 10 June 1646 Jacob Cooke [ MD 2:27-8], son of FRANCIS COOKE. (Since this Damaris was still bearing children in the early 1670s, she cannot be the same as the Damaris who came on the Mayflower.)


   viii   RUTH, b. Plymouth say 1630; d. after 30 November 1644 and before spring 1651 [Bradford 445]; unm.


   ix   ELIZABETH, b. Plymouth say 1632; believed to have died by 6 October 1659 when her property was appraised "in case Elizabeth Hopkins do come no more" [MD 4:114-19]; unm.




COMMENTS: Caleb Johnson's discovery [TAG 73:161-71] of the family of Stephen Hopkins in Hursley, Hampshire, eliminates at last the suggestion that Stephen Hopkins was son of Stephen Hopkins, a clothier, of Wortley, Wooten Underedge, Gloucestershire [ MF 6:3, citing "[t]he Wortley historian"].
   Johnson's discovery also strengthens the argument that this was the same Stephen Hopkins who was the minister's clerk on the vessel Sea Venture which met with a hurricane in 1609 while on a voyage to Virginia [TAG 73:165-66]. One of one hundred and fifty survivors marooned on a Bermuda, he fomented a mutiny and was sentenced to death, but "so penitent he was and made so much moan, alleging the ruin of his wife and children in this his trespass," that his friends procured a pardon from the Governor [MF 6:3, citing William Strachey's account].
   In his listing of the Mayflower passengers Bradford included "Mr. Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth his wife, and two children called Giles and Constanta, a daughter, both by a former wife. And two more by this wife called Damaris and Oceanus; the last was born at sea. And two servants called Edward Doty and Edward Lester" [Bradford 442]. Stephen Hopkins signed the Mayflower Compact. In his accounting of this family in 1651 Bradford reported that "Mr. Hopkins and his wife are now both dead, but they lived above twenty years in this place and had one son and four daughters born here. Their son became a seaman and died at Barbadoes, one daughter died here, and two are married; one of them hath two children, and one is yet to marry. So their increase which still survive are five. But his son Giles is married and hath four children. His daughter Constanta is also married and hath twelve children, all of them living, and one of them married" [Bradford 445].
   In June 1621 Steven Hopkins and Edward Winslow were chosen by the governor to approach Massasoit, and Hopkins repeated this duty as emissary frequently thereafter [ Young's Pilgrim Fathers 202, 204].
   Despite his social standing and his early public service, Stephen Hopkins managed to run afoul of the authorities several times in the late 1630s. In June of 1636 while an Assistant, he was fined for battery of John Tisdale, whom he "dangerously wounded" [PCR 1:41-42]. On 2 October 1637 he was fined for allowing drinking on the Lord's day and the playing of "shovell board" [PCR 1:68] and on 2 January 1637/8 he was "presented for suffering excessive drinking in his house" [PCR 1:75]. On 5 June 1638 he was "presented for selling beer for 2d. the quart, not worth 1d. a quart" [PCR 1:87]; for this and other similar infractions he was on 4 September 1638 fined £5 [PCR 1:97]. He dealt harshly with his pregnant servant Dorothy Temple and only the intercession of John Holmes freed him from being held in contempt of court [PCR 1:111-13]. In December 1639 he was presented for selling a looking glass for 16d. when a similar glass could be bought in the Bay for 9d. [PCR 1:137].
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1992 John D. Austin published an excellent and extensive account of Stephen Hopkins and his descendants as the sixth volume in the Five Generations Project of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants [cited herein as MF 6].
   In 1998 Caleb Johnson published his discovery of the baptismal place of the children of Stephen Hopkins by his first wife [TAG 73:161-71].
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meet the family for November 17th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Cotton
is 286 years old today, born in 1723.  Dan is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward in Middletown, CT September 22, 1742 and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764, the last of their 6 children.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary A. Stanford
died 146 years ago today in 1863 at the age of 1 month old in Clay IL.  Mary is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the offspring of David Stanford and Amanda Jane Kenley his first wife.  Mary is the last child born to Amanda.  In fact, Amanda gave birth to Mary on October 8th and Mary died November 17th and Amanda died December 18th.  David married Amanda's sister Nancy Ann Kenley, two years later and their first child was Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, who married Joseph R. Wooden.

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Morris Bennett
died 63 years ago today in 1926 at age 71 in Tolono, Champaign, IL.  Morris is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the sister of the afore mentioned David Stanford.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Meet the family for November 16th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Howard Milton Naugher
died 24 years ago today in 1985 at age 60 in Lexington, KY. Howard is Tara's granduncle, the brother of Moses S. Naugher.

MAXEY/NAUGHER
Michael Coy Maxey
is 50 years old today, born in 1959.  Michael is Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  His mother is Anna Ruth Naugher the sister of Moses S. Naugher.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jasper D. Stanford
died 110 years ago today in 1899 at age 1 year 10 months. Jasper is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford and Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John W. Stanford
is 147 years old today, born in 1862.  John is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Jacob K. Stanford, same as Asia Minor's.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Platt Cleveland
is 213 years old today, born in 1796.  John is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton.  John and Nancy were married December 27, 1816 in Masonville, New York and begot 14 children between 1817 and 1842.  John lived to be 89.  He lived 2 years after Nancy died at age 84 in 1884.

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Talcott
is 340 years old today, born in 1669.  Joseph is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Hannah Talcott who married Nathan Gold, Jr. and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents. Nathan Gold, Jr. was of course, the colonial Deputy/Lieutenant-Governor of Connecticut from 1708-1724.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret A. Ray
is 177 years old today, born in 1832.  Maggie as we called her, is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Thomas B. Ray, Jr. who married Charlotte Brown in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sam Cotton III
is 271 years old today, born in 1738.  Sam is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  His father, Samuel Cotton, Jr. is the 1/2 brother of William Cotton via their father and different mothers.  Samuel, Jr's mother was Lydia Bates and William's mother was Experience Hall.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Tempa Copeland
is 173 years old today, born in 1836.  Tempa is Ella's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather who married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan in 1871.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meet the family for November 15th

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ceasar Alford Steible
died 25 years ago today in 1984 at age 76 in Stover MO of pancreatic cancer. Al is Steve's great-grandfather

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland's
138th anniversary is today, married in 1871, he at age 19 and she at 14 years old. And they said it wouldn't last.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Platt Cleveland
died 123 years ago today in 1886.  He is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton.

PATCHING/BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margery Patching
died on this day 404 years ago in 1605 at the age of 41 in Rusper, Sussex, England.  Margery is the boys' 12th great-grandmother, born and married in Horley, England to Joseph Browne.  They begot Sarah Browne in 1592 who married Arthur Fenner in Rusper England on January 9, 1614.  They begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633 on a trip to the colonies.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown, CT March 28, 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall December 6, 1683 in Middletown, CT and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow
died 333 years ago today in 1676 at age 77 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massacusetts, and is buried in the Old Cove Cemetery in Barnstable County.  Nick is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Constance Hopkins who came over on the Mayflower.  They had 8 children with Sarah Snow being the 2nd born and the boys' 10th great-grandmother.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Fenner Ward
is 284 years old today, born in 1725.  Fin as we called him is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of the boys' 7th great-grandmother, Rebeckah Ward, who married William Cotton in Middletown, CT on September 22, 1742.  They begot Thomas Cotton in 1764, and Tom married Anna Hubbard in 1787 and begot Ira Cotton in 1788.


WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Frances Jones
is 153 years old today, born in 1856.  Mary is 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.

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Wallace McCaw
is 101 years old today, born in 1908.  Richard is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His parents being the 1st cousins that married, William F. McCaw-Johnson and Nora Catherine Moore.


WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oliver Kaufman Wishard
died 61 years ago today in 1948 at age 89 in Appleton City, MO.  Oliver is the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2rd great-grandmother.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meet the family for November 14th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Banks
is 144 years old today, born in 1865.  Julia is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hall
died 311 years ago today in 1698 at 1 month old in Middletown, CT having been born October 24, 1698.  William is the brother of Experience Hall and the boys' 8th great-granduncle.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Zellah Brown
is 188 years old today, born in 1821.  Zee as we called her is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Resin D. Brown, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Walter Burt
is 129 years old today, born in 1880.  Walter is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.



Friday, November 13, 2009

Meet the family for November 13th

Happy Friday the 13th everyone - stay safe out there.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Mathew Smith and Estella Flora Gardner's
102 anniversary is today, married in 1907, he at age 18 and she at 14 years old in Elmira, New York.  Arnot is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Edward Sterling Abell
died 20 years ago today in 1989 at age 82 in Endicott New York. Ed is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Francis Malinda Stewart
died 164 years ago today in 1845 at age 36 in Morgan, GA. Francis is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt, sister of John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale and begot Frances Matilda Stewart in 1845.  Frances married Frances Marion Savage in 1860 in Calhoun, AL and begot Sallie E. Savage and 16 others.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Isaac Stanford
died 77 years ago today in 1932 at age 72.  James is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who was born to the sister of James' mother and David Stanford.  Margaret Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884 and are the parents of Walter William and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JOHNSON-JONES/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nora Catherine Moore
is 131 years old today, born in 1878.  This is a case of 1st cousin's marrying if he is indeed blood to her.  I think William F. McCaw Johnson was just raised by the Johnson family and that is why he later changed his name back to McCaw.  We may never know.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CAMPBELL/McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Jane Campbell
is 180 years old today, born in 1829.  Sarah is Steve's 4th great-grandmother, the wife of Joshua Sexton McCutcheon.  They begot John Davis McCutcheon in 1853 and John married Lenore Overstreet in 1874.  They begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887 who married Samuel Omar Garrison and they are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meet the family for November 12th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

MOUSSEAU/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Diane Carol Mousseau
is 67 years old today, born in 1942.  Diane is the wife of the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed who is still living and I don't know his name.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter William Wooden, Jr.
died 21 years ago today of a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 64 in Dallas, Texas while cutting a tree in his back yard.  Uncle Bud as I knew him was one of the rare people that you could know in your life.  If you met him you would always remember him.  He was called suave, handsome, clever even brilliant by many.  While others might say, crude, cunning, devious, scoundrel or even worst.  But to me he was a hero, a uncle that would tell great stories, whether true or not and teach things that couldn't be learned in books.  I miss him to this day and always will.  I just hope someone can say the same about me when I'm gone.  Bud is Andrew and Bryan's grandfather and Steve's grand-uncle.  The stories we could tell and probably will some day.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MITCHELL/HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Haley Mitchell
is 5 years old today, born in 2004.  Haley is the girls' 3rd cousin.  Her mother is Miranda Hooten their 2nd cousin once removed.  Miranda's mother is Melinda Beck the girls' 1st cousin twice removed and her mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the girls Great-grandaunt and sister of Roland Max Myer the girls great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Austin Stanford
died 109 years ago today in 1900 at age 88 in Douglas county IL.  Isaac is the boys' 4th great-grandfather who married Catherine Kneff in October of 1835 in Tippecanoe, IN and begot David Stanford in 1837.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Jeffrey Milton Naugher
is 55 years old today, born in 1954.  Jeffrey is Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  His father is Howard Milton Naugher the brother of Moses S. Naugher, Tara's grandfather.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Meet the family for November 11th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold
died 220 years ago today in 1789 at age 62 in Fairfield, CT.  Abel is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.  He married Ellen Burr and they are the parents of Talcott Gold.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Elizabeth Stewart
died 121 years ago today in 1888 at the age of 81 in Calhoun, AL. Liz is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt the sister of John Thomas Stewart Tara's 4th great-grandfather, the father of Frances Matilda Stewart who married Frances Marion Savage.

WOODEN/REEVES-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Joshua Sexton McCutcheon
is 190 years old today, born in 1819.  Joshua is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Jane Campbell and begot John Davis McCutcheon in 1853.  John married Lenore Overstreet January 27, 1874 in Morgan, AL and begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and begot 3 children, with Sarah Eloise Garrison being the middle child.  Sarah, Steve's great-grandmother, married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, AL.  They begot 4 children Donald Boyd in 1934, John Wesley, Jr. in 1935, Dottie Joan in 1937 and Judith May in 1940.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meet the family for November 10th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Albert Burt
is 143 years old today, born in 1866.  Albert is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HAPPER/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Howard H. Happer
and Annis Brown's 140th anniversary is today, married in 1869 he at 23 and she at 22 years old, in Sangamon, IL.  Howard is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Annis Brown, the sister of Charlotte Brown.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOETTER/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Mildred L.Goetter
died on this day 5 years ago in 2004 in Belleville, IL.  Mildred is the wife of Steve's great-granduncle, John W. Steible, the youngest sibling of Al Steible, Steve's Great-grandfather.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Meet the family for November 9th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Charlie Hubert Dobbs
died 42 years ago today in 1967 at age 65 in DeKalb county, AL.  Charlie is the husband of Minnie Gertrude Burt who is Ella's 1st cousin 3 times removed and her 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Minnie's mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan who is Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt and Minnie's father is John Henry Burt who is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  So John Henry Burt and Lillie Jane Hulgan are 1st cousins.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deliverance Cotton
died 330 years ago today in 1679 at age 9 months in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Dee as we called her, is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, the sister of Samuel Cotton and the twin sister of Thankful Cotton who only lived 2 days and died April 14, 1679.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob Earnest
died 206 years ago today in 1803 at age 70 in Pendleton, South Carolina. Jacob is the boys' 7th great-grandfather and the husband of Agnes Young.  They begot William Earnest in 1753 and married Rachel McCrory and begot Jacob A. Earnest the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Elizabeth Sims in Spartanburg, SC in 1803.  They begot Rachel Earnest in 1816 who married Resin D. Brown in Sangamon, IL in May of 1834.  They begot Charlotte Brown in 1839 who married Thomas B. Ray in February of 1865 in Sangamon, IL and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti is the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Meet the family for November 8th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Stanford
is 172 years old today, born in 1837.  David is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  The following is his obituary:
"David Stanford passed to his reward on the evening of May 30th, Memorial Day, having experienced seventy-five years of Earth's joys and sorrows.
Mr. Stanford was a native of Indiana but had resided most of his life in Illinois, and for about thirty years had lived in Douglas County.  He was a farmer until 1892, in which year he engaged in mercantile pursuits in Old Villa Grove, which occupation followed until advancing years compelled him to retire from active life.
Mr. Stanford was married three times and was the father of sixteen children, his first wife being the mother of of three and his second wife, thirteen.  Five of the latter are now mourning the loss of their father, Mrs. Jennie Woodson (Wooden) and Mrs. Katherine (Catherine) Wishard, of Appleton City, Missouri, Mrs. Dora (Cora) Bryan of Champaign, Illinois, and William Stanford and Mrs. Bertha Anderson of this city.  His aged and faithful wife is also left behind together with four brothers and four sisters and a number of their relatives and friends.
During the war of the rebellion, Mr. Stanford served in the 36th Illinois Infantry, from which he was honorably discharged at the close of the hostilities.
In the year 1868 the subject of this sketch became a member of the Christian Church, and it was under the auspices of that organization that his remains were taken to their last resting place on Sunday, June 2, 1912.  The services were held in the Christian church. Rev. C.H. Soriven officiating, before a large concourse of mourning relatives and sympathizing friends.
Mr. Stanford will be missed in Villa Grove.  He was a man of sterling worth, he had firm convictions and the courage to live them."


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
William Riley Burt
is 142 years old today, born in 1867.  William is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Tempa Copeland and her brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Meet the family for November 7th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Bradley Banks
in 207 years old today, born in 1802.  David is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys 4th grandfather.  Their common mother is Sally Gold.

PARKINSON/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Parkinson
and Mahala Earnest's 176th anniversary is today, married in 1833, he at age 27 and she 21, in Sangamon, IL.  Mahala is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents, the parents of Charlottle Brown.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Maria Theresa Gold
is 223 years old today, born in 1786.  Maria is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  Her father is Thomas Gold, their 2nd cousin 8 times removed whose father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, their 1st cousin 9 times removed while his father is their 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold, Sr. the brother of Samuel Gold, the boys' 8th great grandfather.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Dolly M. Stanford i
s 134 years old today, born in 1875.  Dolly is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Thelma Lucille Parker
died 7 years ago today in 2002.  Thelma is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls 3rd great-grandmother.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Meet the family for November 6th

WOODEN-FAMILY TREE

WOODEN
Walter William Wooden
is 45 years old today, born in 1964.  Walt is Steve's uncle, Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed and my youngest brother. He was named after his grandfather, Walter William Wooden, Sr.  He was born in Atlanta, GA and is a Auburn graduate in visual design. Walt is a strong church supporter and an Elder in his church.  He does wonderful work with young members and not to mention that Walt is an incredibly talented designer and has his own graphic design firm where he does a high concentration of Christian design (books, Bibles, etc) as well as layout and design for magazines and websites.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WALT, HAVE A GREAT ONE!  WE ALL LOVE YOU.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Henry C. Savage
died 128 years ago today in 1881. Henry is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage of the Frances and Frances family.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Sarah Walker died 316 years ago today in 1693 at age 31 in Barnstable, Massachusetts.  Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt as well as their 3rd cousin 11 times removed.  She is the sister of Jabez Walker who married Elizabeth Fuller in 1699 and begot Jeremiah Walker, the boys' 8th great-grandfather, in 1702. 



Thursday, November 05, 2009

Meet the family for November 5th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

MARSH/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martha Marsh
is 244 years old today, born in 1765.  Martha is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, Thomas Gold.  Thomas' father is Rev, Hezekiah Gold, Jr. who married Sarah Sedgwick in Cornwall CT November 22, 1758.  Hezekiah's father is Hezekiah Gold, Sr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold born in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley in December of 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in December of 1754 in Fairfield, CT and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.  Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Meet the family for November 4th

BROWN/MYER- FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Charles W. Parker and Lou Della McMurrey's
109th anniversary is today, married in 1900 when he was 20 and she was 15 years old.  She is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey

COATS/FARMER/KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
John Robert Coats
is 114 years old today, born in 1895.  John is the girls' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Cotton
died 278 years ago today in 1731 at the age of 7 in Middletown, CT.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ruggles Gold
is 245 years old today, born in 1764

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Mary Viola Sims
died 124 years ago today in 1885 at the age of 3 months. in Chaulk Level Township, MO.  Mary is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
George Conrad
died 126 years ago today in 1883 at the age of 77 in Harrison, IN.  George is Steve's 5th great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Raleigh Haynes Savage
is 126 years old today, born in 1883.  Tara's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage.

REEDYS/NAUGHER
Robert Marion Naugher and Mary Ann Reedys'
162 anniversary is today, married in 1847, he at age 25 and she 22, in Benton, Lowndes, AL.  Tara's 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Frank Bennett
died 49 years ago today in 1960 at age 76. The boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Meet the family for November 3rd

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Johnson
is 167 years old today, born in 1842.  Daniel is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson, who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Edward Garland Bagley i
s 198 years old today, born in 1811.  Edward is Andrew and Bryan's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Julianna Pegram Trotter in August of 1845 and begot Isham Trotter Bagley in 1851. Isham married Susan Epes Seay in October of 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884. EGB is the boys' great-grandfather.  He married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16th. 1908 and begot Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SCOTT/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Goundry Scott
died 117 years ago today in 1892 at age 68 in Keeler, Michigan.  George is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Laura Phelps Walker, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in Cuba, New York in 1834.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Junius Galt
died 86 years ago today in 1923 at age 88 in Appleton City, MO.  James is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in Appleton City, Mo December 13, 1887.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Meet the family for November 2nd

MYER/NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER/MYER/JENNINGS
Beverly Joan Myer
is 51 years old today, born in 1958.  Beverly is the wife of Brent Naugher, the mother of Cristy Hawkins Jennings and Brandon Max Hawkins.  She also is the Grandmother of Caitlyn Belle Jennings.  Her sisters are Thereasa Hulgan and Darlene Myer.  Her parents are Ella Ween Brown Myer and Dick Myer.  Bev is one of the best people you can ever hope to meet.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLY!  Love you

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Caesar Augustus Steible
died 59 years ago today in 1950 at the age of 80.  He was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France and came over to the US in 1885.  Caesar is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  It is said that he drank a case of beer and went to bed and died.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Clara Irene Brown
is 117 years old today, born in 1892.  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 are the girls 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Cora Augusta Edge who married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GETZ/REEVES/WOODEN
George Joseph Getz III i
s 79 years old today, born in 1930.  George is the husband of Steve's grandaunt, Dottie Joan Reeves, who is the sister of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Isaac Stanford
and Mary Louisa Powell's 127th anniversary is today, married in 1882 when he was 22 and she was 17 years old.  James is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford.

Meet the family for November 2nd

MYER/NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER/MYER/JENNINGS
Beverly Joan Myer
is 51 years old today, born in 1958.  Beverly is the wife of Brent Naugher, the mother of Cristy Hawkins Jennings and Brandon Max Hawkins.  She also is the Grandmother of Caitlyn Belle Jennings.  Her sisters are Thereasa Hulgan and Darlene Myer.  Her parents are Ella Ween Brown Myer and Dick Myer.  Bev is one of the best people you can ever hope to meet.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLY!  Love you

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Caesar Augustus Steible
died 59 years ago today in 1950 at the age of 80.  He was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France and came over to the US in 1885.  Caesar is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  It is said that he drank a case of beer and went to bed and died.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Clara Irene Brown
is 117 years old today, born in 1892.  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 are the girls 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Cora Augusta Edge who married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GETZ/REEVES/WOODEN
George Joseph Getz III i
s 79 years old today, born in 1930.  George is the husband of Steve's grandaunt, Dottie Joan Reeves, who is the sister of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Isaac Stanford
and Mary Louisa Powell's 127th anniversary is today, married in 1882 when he was 22 and she was 17 years old.  James is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Meet the family for November 1st

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

LOCKERBY/FERGUSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Joseph Lockerby
is 33 years old today, born in 1976.  David is the boys' 3rd cousin.  His mother is Kay Marlene Wooden Ferguson, their 2nd cousin once removed.  Her father is Kenneth Wendell Wooden the boys' 1st cousin twice removed and Kenneth's father is Leroy Oliver Wooden, the brother of Walter William Wooden whose birthday is today also.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter William Wooden
is 122 years old today, born in 1887.  Walter is my father's father making him the boys' great-grandfather.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

LEYBURNE/De HASTINGS/De COTTEN/COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
JULIANE LEYBURNE
DIED 642 YEARS AGO TODAY IN 1367 AT AGE 64 IN CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND.  How this is an old one.  Juliane is the boys' 22nd great-grandmother.  She married John De Hastings in the early 1300's.  She was born in Leybourne, Kent, England in 1303 and begot Alice De Hastings in 1340.  In Wikipedia:
Laurence de Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke (20 March 1319 – 20 August 1348) was a Norman English nobleman and held the titles 1st Earl of Pembroke (3rd creation), Baron Abergavenny and Baron Hastings.
Family
His father was John Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings and his mother Juliana Leyburne. He was born at Allesley in Warwickshire and christened at Allesley on the same day. He was created Earl of Pembroke in October 1339.
He married Lady Agnes de Mortimer, the daughter of Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March with whom he had one son:
John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (born 1347)
Death
He died at Abergavenny Castle in 1348 and is buried in St. Mary's Priory Church in Abergavenny.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BRYANT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Mary Ann Molly Bryant
is 155 years old today, born in 1854.  Molly is the wife of Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan whose brother is John Miller Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

WISEMAN/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Philip Wiseman
died 148 years ago today in 1861 at age 86 in Harrison county, Indiana.  Phil is Steve's 6th great-grandfather from Shenandoah, Virginia, born in 1775.  He married Mary Graham and begot Nancy Wiseman in 1806.  Nancy married George Conrad in 1825 and begot Mary Ann Conrad in 1824.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Richard Hardy Naugher
is 87 years old today, born in 1922.  Richard is Tara's granduncle, the brother of Moses S. Naugher, Tara's grandfather.



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