Thursday, December 31, 2009

Meet the family for December 31st

Last day of the year and decade. Great day for family events.  Have a safe New Year's eve and a happy New Year.   I, for one, am going to make some positive changes in this next year. - jerry

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurrey's
110th anniversary is today, married in 1899 when he was 21 and she was 18.  I'd love to know what time of day, or night, they were married.  Married on the last day of the century, what a cool thing to do.  William and Ida are Donie Mae Mayne's parents.  Donie, know in the family as Mama Brown was born January 22, 1909 in Double Bridges, Marshall, Alabama.  Mama Brown is the girls' great, great-grandmother and is VERY dear to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Melea Jenae Peels
is 18 years old today, born in 1991. Melea is the girls' (Ella and Caitlyn) 2nd cousin once removed. Her mother is Tarrel Brown, their 1st cousin twice removed.  Tarrel's parents are Nancy Andrews and Great-granduncle, Jerrel Brown.  Jerrel's parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne.  His siblings are great-granduncle, Doyle Brown and Great-grandmother, Ella Ween Brown.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN MELEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Venice Regina Edge
died 14 years ago today in 1995 at the age of 85 in Leesburg, Cherokee, AL. Venice is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Oda Levi Edge, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 6 Edge children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Melinda Beck
is 48 years old today, born in 1961.  Melinda is the girls' 1st cousin twice removed, born to Lelia Jane Myer and Bill Wayne Beck.   Melinda Beck is Susan Beck Lovelady's younger sisterMelinda married Jay Hooten and begot Miranda Hooten in 1981 and Michael Hooten in 1987 who are the girls' 2nd cousins once removed.  Miranda married P. J. Mitchell and they begot Joseph Mitchell in 2002 and Haley Mitchell in 2004 who are the girls' 3rd cousins. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELINDA!!!!!!!!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward III
died 210 years ago today in 1799 at age 84 in Middletown, CT.  I bet he was trying to make it to the new century. Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Rebeckah Ward who was born on September 3rd 1723 in Middletown and is the boys' 7th Great-grandmother.  Rebeckah married William Cotton on Sep 22, 1742 at age 19.  They begot 7 children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born on March 26th 1764 in Middletown.  Interestingly, his mother Rebeckah died just 4 months later at the young age of 40 on July 28th 1764.  Thomas Jr. later married Anna Hubard or Hubbard on Oct 31 1787 in Middletown, CT and begot the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, less than a year later on Aug 20th 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold on May 6th 1811.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton on April 7th 1815 in Delaware county, NY.  Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 also in NY and they begot Hubbard Cotton in April of 1838.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel, the boys' great, great-grandfather, married Lotti B. Ray on Dec 13th, 1887 in Appleton City, MO.  Lotti and Samuel begot Marie Antoinette Cotton on November 26th 1891 also in Appleton City.  Marie married Walter William Wooden when she was just 18.

ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rudolph Bruno Rosentreter
died 58 years ago today in 1951 at age 83 in Polk, Florida. Rudy is the husband of the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed, Lucy Powers Jaeger.  Lucy's mother is 2nd cousin 4 times removed Helen Altana Powers.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Samaria Martin
died 81 years ago today in 1928 at age 91. Samaria Martin, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt, died on this day in 1928. Samaria Martin was the sister of Delila Caroline Martin, Ella's 4th great-grandmother.  Delila married William H. West in Hall county GA on Aug 29th 1850.  They begot Sarah Matilda West, Ella's 3rd great-grandmother, on Oct 12, 1854 in Hall County.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers on Dec 24th 1871 in Hall, GA and begot 9 children.  The 6th one was Noah Benjamin Chambers, born on Dec 18th 1879 in GA.  He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella's great-grandmother, the next year, 1909.  Nellie met a man from AL, Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot 8 children?  The last of which is Ella's Grandfather, Duard Robert Hulgan.  Duard married Thereasa Ellen Myer and begot Ella's mother Kellie Marie Hulgan on November 20th 1980 in Fort Payne AL.  Kellie married Aaron Hosler on 7-7-07 and begot Ella Marie Hosler the next year on Sepember 23rd 2008.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Marion Savage
is 173 years old today, born in 1836. Frances Marion Savage was born on this day in Union, Arkansas in 1836.  He died at age 65 in Ladiga, Calhoun, AL on March 28th 1802.  Frances is Tara's 3rd great-grandfather.  Frances married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct 4th 1860 (this is where all those middle names come from).  They begot an amazing 17 children.  The oldest, Sallie E. Savage born in 1861ended up getting married to Moses Service Naugher on Aug 3rd 1883.  They had 7 children of their own.  The 6th child was Horace Savage Naugher born July 22 1897.  He is Tara's Great-grandfather.  He married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, their first of 9 children on September 17th 1920.  He of course married Haney Fortenberry on March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher, Tara's father, on Feb 3rd 1952.

PARR/NAUGHER
Elizabeth Parr
is 193 years old today, born in 1816.  Liz is the wife of Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy and begot the aforementioned Moses Service Naugher in 1851, who married Sallie E. Savage.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Meet the family for December 30th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

GAULTNEY/HULGAN/HOSLER
Elizabeth Ann Gaultney
died 75 years ago today in 1934 at age 74 in Dekalb, AL.  Elizabeth is the 2nd wife of Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, brother of John Miller Hulgan.  Stephan's first wife was Mary Ann (Molly) Bryant.  She begot 2 children before dieing in 1881.  Stephan married Elizabeth February 23, 1882 in Marshall county, Alabama.  They begot 6 more children.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
MacKey Burt
is 131 years old today, born in 1878.  Mac is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt, sister of 4th great-grandfather, Tillman R. Copeland who married Taletha Jane Whitlock December 12, 1853 in St. Clair county, Alabama.  They begot Ruth J. Copeland who married the aforementioned John Miller Hulgan brother of Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Frank Naugher
died 20 years ago today in 1989 at age 76.  Frank is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  His father is James Loid Naugher, Tara's great-granduncle and brother of her great-grandfather, Horace Savage Naugher.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and they begot Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

OWEN/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Mary Arline Owen
died 9 years ago today in 2000 at the age of 79 in Crossville, Dekalb, Alabama.  Mary is the wife of the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Hubert Loyd McMurrey, who is the father of our newest 2nd cousin Joey Alan McMurrey.  Hubert is the son of Lee Vernon McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and they are the parents of Donie Mae Mayne, the girls' 2nd great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ruggles Gold
died 180 years ago today in 1829 at age 42 in Washington State. Thomas is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Tom's father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold whose father is Hezekiah Gold the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of 8th great-grandfather, Samuel Gold.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Meet the family for December 29th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Stanford
died 180 years ago today in 1829 at age 75.  Abe is the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  Born in England in 1754 Abe married Elizabeth and begot John T. Stanford in 1782 in Dorchester, Maryland USA.  John married Bathsheba Austin Emmott as from Dorchester in 1802 and they begot 4 children the last of which is the boys' 4th great-grandfather Isaac Austin Stanford who married Catherine Kneff October 8, 1835 in Tippecanoe, Indiana and begot 12 Stanford children, with David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, being the second born.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William David Stanford
died 62 years ago today in 1947 at age 54 in Los Angeles, California.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is William Henry Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and the son of the aforementioned David Stanford.  He is also the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden  October 29 1884 in IL and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents, the parents of Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WHALEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Jean Whaley
died 2 years ago today in 2007 at age 82 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana.  Helen is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, Nathan H. Wooden, born in Stinesville, Indiana December 14, 1922.  Nathan died April 8, 2006 in Bradenton, Florida at age 83.  Nathan' father is Harvey Houston Wooden the youngest born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  Harvey's brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boy's 2nd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BOLTON/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
John W. Bolton
died 31 years ago today in 1978 at age 78 in Dekalb county, Alabama.  John is the husband of the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Lena Parker.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey their 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, Sr
. is 98 years old today, born in 1911.  John is Steve's great-grandfather.  John married Sarah Eloise Garrison June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama and proceeded to beget 4 Reeves children, with John Jr. being the second born, he in 1935.  Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and they begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956, the first of 5 children.  Mittie married Steven Ray Wooden, Sr. in Mt. Juliet, Davidson, Tennessee on August 13, 1976.  They begot Steven Ray Wooden, Jr. February 9, 1983 in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska.




Monday, December 28, 2009

Meet the family for December 28th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/
Elisha Toby Burt and Tempa Copeland's
144th anniversary is today, married in 1865 when he was 22 years old and she was 29.  Tempa is Ella's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Flora Mae Naugher
is 102 years old today, born in 1907.  Flora is Tara's Great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Horace Savage Naugher, via a common father, Moses Service Naugher.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Jerrel Thomas Brown
is 68 years old today, born in 1941.   Jerrel died on March 26th 2002 in Nashville, TN after having a heart transplant.  Jerrel is Ella Marie's Great-granduncle.  He had a sister, Ella Ween Brown and a brother Doyle Brown.  Their parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne.  Jerrel married Nancy Andrews September 14, 1962 and they begot Tarrel Brown in 1964, Loucretia Brown in 1973, Mitch Brown in 1970 and Yolanda Brown in 1963. Jerrel's grandchildren are Tarrel - Yokila Devane Sims 1986, Melea Jenae Peels 1991.  Loucretia - Colton Peels 1991, Savannah Peels 1997, Christian Peels 1993. That is the extent of my information at this time.  Thanks to all who have contributed.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Meet the family for December 27th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARLOW/HUBBARD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Barlow and Susanah Hubbard's
266th anniversary is today, married in 1743 in Fairfield, CT when he was 24 and she was 17 years old.  David and Susanah are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot David Barlow II in 1745.  David Jr. married Sarah Bradley August 9, 1764 in Greenfield, CT and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold in Fairfield March 18, 1782.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Platt Cleveland and Nancy Ann Cotton's
193rd anniversary is today, married in 1816 when he was 20 and she was 17 in Masonville, Delaware, New York.  Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Ira Cotton who married Talcott Gold's daughter Sally Gold May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Gold
is 317 years old today, born in 1692 is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  The following is a few lines from the Powers-Banks ancestry book starting on page 183-185:

"Our line is through Samuel, the fourth son, born 27 December 1692.  He appears to have lived a quiet and prosperous but uneventful life, without colony or church office.  He purchased the estate still known (in 1921) as the Gould homestead, recently turned by bequest into a summer home for unmarried Protestant females.  He married, 7 December, 1716, Esther Bradley of New Haven.  He had five children, one dying in infancy.  he died 11 October, 1769.  His stone, somewhat broken but repaired, reads as follows:
                Here lyes Buried the Body Mr. SAMUEL GOULD Who departed this Life Oct y 11th 1769 in y 77th Year of His Age.

His son, Colonel Abraham, was killed by the British at Ridgefield, 1779.  He was the ancestor of Jay Gould.

Samuel's son Abel is our ancestor, (
ours too) baptized 17 September, 1727.  Like his father's, his life seems to have been lived in private.  He emerges into the colony records, rather the state records, under date 4 November, 1776; at a meeting of the governor and the committee of safety, it was voted to supply Abel Gold and others with twelve cannon, 4-pounders, eight small swivels, half a ton of round-shot, and one hundred weight of grape-shot.  Yet in the stirring days of the next year, when the British burned Fairfield I find no mention of his name.  However, his loss by fire, barn and other things, was set as 124L.  He has been called captain but in the parish records he is not so distinguished.  One earlier entry in the Colonial Records, October, 1769, tells at some length of a legal suit whereby he gets six and one-fourth acres of land.  he had a slave Tony in days when slaves in Fairfield were not numerous, yet otherwise his wealth seems to have been modest.  His treatment of his slave suggests that he was both religious and patriotic; Tony, who had married Deacon Bulkley's Dorcas in November, 1780, had been baptized 16 April, 1775, and served three years in the war.  He is on the Revolutionary rolls of 1781 for a bounty of 30L.  Abel's young son Talcott, was also in the war.  Why then did not Abel, if he were captain, serve?  His family duties must have been large; since his marriage to Ellen Burr, 19 December, 1754, he had many children, the eldest being but twenty in October, 1776; there were at that time eight younger children living, the youngest about a year old.  In 1777 was born another, costing the life of its mother.  The father was fortunate in finding speedily a new mother, Amelia Burr, for his family.  Was it pity that prompted Amelia Burr to assume the care of that large family?  She was a widow with several children of her own.  She was born Silliman, daughter of Judge Silliman, sister to General Silliman.  As nothing indicates that Abel Gold was, for such a person, in any worldly way, a good match, his attraction for her must have lain in character or in pitifulness of condition;  the last element was certainly there, I am inclined to think the other also.  Quite clearly he was regular in his habits, orderly and decent.  Every one of his eleven children had been promptly baptized.  Their good old family names were proof of proper pride.  The strength of family attachment is shown also in his marriages.  Ellen Burr was a distant cousin, Amelia Burr, the second wife, was a widow to Ellen's brother Ebenezer, and also a distant cousin, through descent from Major Gold.  Amelia must have known Abel through thick and through thin, and have found in his home a proper sphere for a somewhat masterful woman.  Upright, personally attractive to women, somewhat lacking in force, we think Abel Gold was.  Yet was he lacking in force?  How explain the shadowy title, Captain?  How explain the trust by the state government of the defense of Fairfield?  Yet if not lacking in force, why not more of his accomplishment, in business, in church, or in state?  The case fascinates and baffles.  His property was not great;  for in the list of appraised losses suffered in the fire of 1779, his is set down at only 124L 7s 5d.  It is true that Abel's loss did not include a house.  The loss of Thaddeus Burr was over 1500L.  His wife's property evidently remained in her own name;  for though I found no record of the distribution of Abel's property, upon his death, the probate records show the distribution of the estate of his first wife, Ellen.  No one of his children attained distinction.  Talcott I infer was the most competent.  Abel died 11 November, 1789.

Abel's daughter Ellen was a little heroine, the most celebrated in the annals of Fairfield.  Mrs. Schenck records, p. 395, and it seems to be a matter of common tradition, that

             When she was but twelve years of age, she would rise in the night to prepare and make bread and food for the soldiers at the fort [this was the Fort Black Rock, under command of Lieutenant Isaac Jarvis, whom by mistake, Mrs. Schenck calls the husband of Ellen]; or to dispense to the troops passing through the town.  On the night of the burning of Fairfield a British officer was wounded near her house and she was asked to allow him to be brought into the house.  She refused unless a promise should be given that her family and all their belongings should be protected from harm.

One version of the story is that at risk of her own life she dragged a wounded British soldier to safety across her own threshold; that out of gratitude, the British saved her father's house from burning.  Certain it is that, though Abel was recompensed for a burnt barn and other property destroyed, a house is not included;  it must have been one of the half dozen saved.  Ellen was thrice married, but though she had a single daughter, has left no descendants.  Pity that her brother Talcott did not perpetuate her name, his mother's likewise, among his five girls."


I'll end this here.  I find this fascinating and I could go on typing the whole book.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Bradley
is 265 years old today, born in 1744. Sarah the daughter of Gershom Bradley and Sarah Sherwood of Fairfield Connecticut married David Barlow on the 9th of Aug. 1764. They begot Anna Barlow in Oct of 1763.  If my dates are correct, David was 18 and Sarah 19 when they had Anna.  Anna at age 23 married the afore mentioned Talcott Gold.  They begot 6 children, 5 of which were girls.  Our line goes through Sally Gold, the oldest child.  She married Ira Cotton which ties us to the Cotton family.  Sally and Ira begot Samuel Cheney Cotton who, along with Almira Walker begot Hubbard Cotton. Hubbard and Mary Hazelitt begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married  Lotti B. Ray and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton the mother of Jerry Wooden Sr., Walter William Wooden, Jr. and Charlotte Marie Wooden.


REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Samuel Omar Garrison and Lula May McCutcheon's
104th anniversary is today married in 1905 when he was 24 and she was 18 in Morgan county, Alabama. Samuel and Lula are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents, the parents of Sarah Eloise Garrison born in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in Athen, AL June 25, 1932.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Walter Verdell Hulgan
died 42 years ago today in 1967 at age 85 in Fyffe, Dekalb, Alabama. Walter is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Meet the family for December 26th

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

FROST/HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Sherinda Frost Hawkins
is in her twenties today, born in the early eighties.  Sherinda is wife of Caitlyn's uncle Brandon Hawkins' and also the wife of Ella's 1st cousin once removed, also Brandon Hawkins.  Sorry I don't know your birth year yet Sherinda.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Smith, Jr.
is 100 years old today, born in 1909.  Arnot is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Arnot Mathew Smith and Mathew's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland and Morgan's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Frank McCaw
is 111 years old today, born in 1896.  John is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and their 3rd cousin 2 times removed.  His mother is Nora Catherine Moore, the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and his father is William F. McCaw/Johnson the boys' 1st cousin 4 tiems removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sarah Jane Naugher
is 164 years old today, born in 1845.  Sarah is Tara's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara's 3rd great-grandfather.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Meet the family for Christmas Day December 25th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Annie Josephine Naugher
died 40 years ago today in 1969 at age 83.  Annie is Tara's Great-grandaunt.  She was born in Cherokee county AL on Oct 1, 1886 and died at age 83.  Her parents were Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage also the parents of Annie's younger brother Horace Savage Naugher who along with Maxie Ruth Smith were Tara's Great-grandparents.  Horace and Maxie married and had Moses S. Naugher in the fall of 1920.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry on March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.  Brent married Carol and begot Calum Stewart Naugher in 1976 and Tara Modesa Naugher in 1982.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Sumner Cotton
died 48 years ago today in 1961 at age 88 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Charles is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lotti B. Ray
is 144 years old today, born in 1865 Lotti B. Ray is Steve's great great grandmother who we have talked about often.  I'll only mention again that she was born on Christmas day in 1865, 143 years ago in Springfield IL to Charlotte Brown and Thomas B. Ray.  Charlotte died 10 days later on January 5th 1866.  After living 4 years with her father, Lottie went to live with her grandparents, Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest in May or June of 1870.  Her father never re-married and died sometime after 1910 in Kansas.  I don't know if they ever saw one another again.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel E. Ray
is 192 years old today, born in 1817  Steve's 3rd great-granduncle Samuel E. Ray.  He was born on this day in 1817 in Gallatin, KY.  Sam was the son of Thomas Ray and his first wife Polly Furnis.  Polly died in 1820 when Sam was just 3 years old. Thomas married again to Susan ? and had 4 more children.  The last one was Thomas B. Ray who married Charlotte Brown and begot Lotti B. Ray, also born on this day, who we talked about earlier.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Gertrude W. Hulgan
is 133 years old today, born in 1876.  Gertrude is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-granduncle and brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.  John  married Ruth J. Copeland and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.

BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Lillie Jane Burt
is 136 years old today, born in 1873 Lillie Jane Burt was born on Christmas day in 1873 in DeKalb, AL.  She later died at age 28 on July 21, 1902 in Lebanon AL.  Lillie is Ella Marie's 1st cousin 5 times removed which must make their common ancestor Ella's 5th great grand parent.  Let's see.  Lillie Jane Burt is the daughter of Ella's 4th great-grandaunt Tempa Copeland from Dog Town. Tempa is the sister of Tillman R. Copeland who's parents are Ella's 5th great grandparents John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Martha's mother was also a Copeland, a relationship I'm still not sure of.  Tillman is Ella's 4th great grandfather.  He married Talitha Whitlock on Dec 12th 1853 in St. Clair county AL and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth is the wife of John Miller Hulgan the parents of Thomas Franklin Hulgan who married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905. Cecil then married Nellie Chambers and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953 who married Thereasa Ellen Myer and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan in 1980.  Kellie returned the favor by marrying Aaron Hosler on July 7th 2007 and begot Ella Marie Hosler in 2008.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Isaac Allen Crow, Jr
. is 161 years old today, born in 1848.  Isaac is Ella and Caitlyn's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Christopher Crow, the girls 4th great-grandfather.  They were born to Isaac Allen Crow, Sr. and Sarah Alice Cox.  John Jr. married Mary Jane Cothern May 2, 1872 and begot 11 Crow children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.  Ella is the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 more Browns.  Oscar Thomas Brown was the youngest.  He married Donie Mae Mayne (Mama Brown) in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown, Doyle Brown and Jerrel Brown.

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Lee Vernon McMurrey and Nettie Adaline Reynold's
111th anniversary is today, married in 1898 when he was 21 and she was 16 years old.  Lee is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls 3rd great-grandmother. They were born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley who were married in 1873.  Lee Vernon and Nettie begot 11 children with Hubert Loyd McMurrey being the 10th.  Hubert married Mary Arline Owen and they begot Joey Alan McMurrey in 1959 who is the girls' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and doesn't live far from you guys.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
David Barnett
is 233 years old today, born in 1776.  David is the girls' 6th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Phillips April 7, 1791 in Oglethorpe, GA and they begot 13 children with Abel M. Barnett being the 7th born in 1813.  Abel married Rachel and they begot David Barnett in 1833 who married Jane C. and begot Lucy E. Barnett in 1858.  Lucy, the first of their 7 children, 5 girls and 2 boys, married Dedrick Henry Meyer from Hanover Germany some time prior to 1875.  They begot 6 children before Dedrick was killed helping put out a fire in Winterville, GA April 11, 1889.  Their last child was Dedrich Homer Myer born in 1889.  Dedrich married Cora Augusta Edge January 19, 1920 and they begot 11 more Myer children with Roland Max Myer being the 7th born.  Roland (Dick) married Ella Ween Brown March 31, 1956 in Trenton, GA and they begot the famous "Myer girls."


STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
James Julious Sims
died 49 years ago today in 1960 at age 66. James is Steve Jr's 2nd great-granduncle.  He was born in MO on October 5th 1894 to Thomas Nuton Sims and Matilda Ann Boudinier.  James was the youngest of 7 children and the brother of Margret Izora Sims Steve's Great great grandmother,  Gram.

WISEMAN/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Nancy Wiseman
died 147 years ago today in 1862 at age 56 in Harrison county, Indiana. Nancy Wiseman who was born on Sep 8th 1806 in Shenandoah, VA , is Steve's 5th great-grandmother.  Nancy married George Conrad in July of 1825 in Harrison Indiana and begot Mary Ann Conrad around that same time.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart several years her younger and they begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thomas married Mary Jane Martin and were Steve's 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of the one and only Elmer Elsworth Everhart (Gramp).  Gramp married Gram and begot Lola Everhart who married Al Steible and begot Betty Steible.


STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Olive Bell Bennett
is 129 years old today, born in 1880 Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed, Olive Bell Bennett, born on Christmas day in 1880 in Tolono, IL. 128 years ago.  She later died at age 80 in Bowdre IL in 1961.  Olive is the daughter of Steve's 3rd Great-grandaunt Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the 11th of 12 children from Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff, Steve's 4th great-grandparent's.  They are the common ancestors.  Catherine Ethilinda's older brother was David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley on Feb 27th 1865 in Clay county IL and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford on November 25th of that same year. (I''ll help you with the math, that's 2 days shy of 9 months.)  An interesting side bar on the David Stanford family is that they named their second daughter Catherine Ethilinda Stanford.  That is the same name as her aunt who is just 8 years older.


HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Troy Hawkins and Willie Belle Dorsett's
65th anniversary is today married in 1944 when they both were 22 years old in Round Mountain, Cherokee, Alabama.  Troy and Willie Belle are Caitlyn's great-grandparents.  They begot Jimmy Dale Hawkins and Brenda Hawkins.  Jimmy Dale married Beverly Myer and they begot Cristy Dale Hawkins and Brandon Max Hawkins.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings and they begot Caitlyn Belle Jennings.  The mean children in school call her flower head.

HUMANITY-FAMILY LINE

GOD/MARY-JOSEPH/JESUS
There is the birthday 2014 years or so ago of the father of man.  A carpenter's son from a small town called Nazareth, who's was born probably on Aug 22 but is celebrated on this day.
In everybody's line, his birth celebrated today around 6 B.C. was Yeshua, or Jesus of Nazarene.  Born to Mary in Bethlehem, who was engaged to marry Joseph, while they were in town to answer to the census being taken.  Jesus was one of 7 children that Mary and Joseph had.  Jesus had 4 younger brothers and  at least 2 sisters.  The Roman Catholics believe that the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ were the children of Joseph by a former marriage.  Christ, it is written in the Bible, lived a sin free life and died in 27 A.D. a martyr on the cross. 

The Jews believe that Jesus named Yeshu'a ben Panthera, was the illegitimate child of the union between his mother and a Roman soldier named Tiberius Julius Abdes Panthera.  And the Moslems believe in the Koran that " a full-grown man forced his attentions on Mary, and in her fear of the disgrace that would follow she left the area and bore Jesus in secret."  I won't go into his blood line here, but many books have been written on the subject.   My point is, that no matter our heritage, even the greatest man to have ever lived had no control over it, but it is most interesting to know why our eyes are blue or why our legs are long.  Those are our ancestors gifts.

I would just like to close by wishing Jesus a happy birthday and all of you a merry Christmas.




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Meet the family for December 24th

Slow day today, but stay tuned tomorrow we have a record 14 events on Christmas!

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


CHAMBERS/WEST/HULGAN/HOSLER
John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West's
138th anniversary is today, married in 1871 when he was 23 and she was 17 years old in Hall county, GA.  John and Sarah are Ella's 3rd great-grandmother and grandfather.  They begot 9 Chambers children with Noah Benjamin Chambers being the 6th, born in Georgia December 18th, 1879.  He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie, Ella's great grandmother married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot 8 Hulgan children, with Duard Robert Hulgan being the last in 1953.  Duard loves Thereasa Ellen Myer so much he married her twice and they begot three girls.  Kellie Marie Hulgan is Ella's mother, Heather Leigh Hulgan married Jeremy Knowles and they are expecting Mason Knowles early next year and then there is Haley Dabeth Hulgan born in 1997.  Her middle name is a combination of her mother's and her mother's sister's names.  Da (Darlene) be (Beverly) and th (Thereasa).  Cool isn't it?

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

TILLINGHAST/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORT-DAY
Mary F. Tillinghast
died 117 years ago today in 1892 at age 66 in Millerton, Tioga, Pennsylvania. Mary is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed John Fletcher Cleveland.  They begot 7 children.  John's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  Nancy is the youngest of 5 children born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard who were married October 31, 1787 in Middletown, CT.  They are Ira, Chauncey H., Polly, Maria, and Nancy Ann Cotton.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Meet the family for December 23rd

Only two events to look at today but I want to introduce you to a newly discovered cousin in the Brown/Myer line.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE


McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Joey Alan McMurrey
is 50 years old today, born in 1959.  Happy birthday to the newest discovered member of the Brown/Myer family line.  Joey and I have been swapping McMurrey information on Ancestry.com for a while now.  Joey is married and has 2 daughters and two grandkids.  Unfortunately for some of us he is a big Alabama fan.  Joey is Ella and Caitlyn's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Hubert Loyd McMurrey, the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Hubert's father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Lee was born in 1877 and Ida was born in 1881.  They are the second and third born of the 11 children born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helena Wakeman
is 377 years old today, born in 1632.  Helena is the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Her parents are John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins.  They are our direct line to the Mayflower where Stephen Hopkins got his ride to the new country.  Helena married Lt., John Talcott, Jr. from Braintree, England and they begot Hannah Talcott in 1663.  Hannah married Nathan Gold, Jr. in Fairfield, CT May 14, 1686 and they begot Samuel Gold in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley from New haven CT in Fairfield, CT December 7, 1716 and they begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in Fairfield December 19, 1754 as we discussed the other day and they are the parents of the boys' 6th great-grandfather and Revolutionary sailor, Talcott Gold.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Meet the family for December 22nd

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

PARKINSON/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Parkinson
is 204 years old today, born in 1805. James is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Mahala Earnest, the sister of their 4th great-grandmother, Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown in 1834.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marianna Banks
is 264 years old today, born in 1745. Marianna is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed. Her mother is their 1st cousin 9 times removed, Hannah Bradley. Hannah's father is 8th great-granduncle John Bradley whose brother is 8th great-grandfather, Gershom Bradley.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Burr
died 245 years ago today in 1764 at age 38 in Fairfield, CT. Seth is the boy's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold in Fairfield, CT December 19, 1754 and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GRANTLAND/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Martha Demaris Grantland
is 160 years old today, born in 1849. Martha is Steve's 3rd great-grandmother. She married John Thomas Garrison in Morgan, AL February 24, 1870 and begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881. Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

COFFINGER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Robert Eugene Hulgan and Phyllis Ann Coffinger's
53rd anniversary is today, married in 1956 when he was 21 and she was 19 years old in Rhea county, Tennessee. Robert is Ella's great-granduncle. Robert died just 6 years ago February 6, 2003 in Graysville, Rhea, Tennessee. He is the 1/2 brother of Cecil Robert Hulgan via common fathers and different mothers. Robert's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecils, Della D. Berryhill.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William L. Stewart
died 83 years ago today in 1926 at age 73 in Loraine, Mitchell, Texas. William is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart, both born to the Civil War hero John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale, Tara's 4th great-grandparents.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Meet the family for December 21st

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clarence Leslie Banks
is 126 years old today, born in 1883. Clarence is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed. His father is their 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Frederick Jeagar Banks. Frederick's father is 1st cousin 5 times removed, Ira Bradley Banks. 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, via their common mother Sally Gold.

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Tappin
died 297 years ago today in 1712 at age 47. James is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Anna Tappin, the wife of Thomas Ward, Sr. Thomas and Anna are the boys' 9th great-grandparents, married in Middletown, CT December 6, 1683. They begot only one child I know of, Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684. Jr. married Rebecka Birnham in 1707 and they begot 6 children with Rebeckah Ward being the 4th. Rebeckah married William Cotton in Middletown September 22, 1742.

HULGAN FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
John Miller Hulgan
died 70 years ago today at age 87 in Etowah, AL. We were just talking about John last night at the Myer clan Christmas gathering. John was a cotton farmer in Etowah county Alabama. He is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather. John married Ruth J. Copeland November 15, 1871 in Dekalb, AL and they begot 6 Hulgan children with Thomas Franklin Hulgan being the 2nd born. Thomas, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather married Della D. Berryhill and they begot 6 children with Cecil Robert Hulgan born in 1905 being the second.

MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
William Olen Brown
died 86 years ago today at age 58 in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama. This Brown is not related to the other Browns in the line. William is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed. His other is Ora Edge, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge, the girls' 3rd great-grandfather. Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot 6 more Edge children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born. I was told a story last night by Ella Ween that Cora would never let anyone know what her middle intial A. stood for. Now of course we know that the A. is for Augusta witch was her mother's mother's (her maternal grandmother's) first name. She was Augusta A. Powers. Now I'm going to wonder what her A. stands for.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Meet the family for December 20th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Davis McCutcheon
is 156 years old today, born in 1853.  John is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Lenore Overstreet January 27, 1874 in Morgan, AL and begot 9 children.  Lula May McCutcheon, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother was the 6th born.  The others in order are.  Hettie Cora, Pearl, Virginia, Willie Frances, John Cleveland, Lula May, Joe Wheeler, Georgia Elizabeth and Marvin E. McCutcheon.   Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and begot 3 children with Sarah Eloise Garrison being the middle child.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25th 1932 in Athens, AL.  They begot Donald Boyd Reeves, John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Dottie Joan Reeves and Judith May Reeves.  Donald married Martha Ann Chandley and begot 4 children, Tamela Ann, Cynthia Fay, Lori Leslie, and Donald Boyd Reeves, Jr. John Wesley Reeves, Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and begot Mittie Marie, Alisa Annette, Diedre Diane, John Wesley III, and Jason Thomas ReevesDottie Joan Reeves married George Joseph Getz III and they begot Michael, Mona, Linda and Samuel. Judith May Reeves married Emery Paul Skelley and begot Jeffrey and Wesley Skelley. I thought I was going to do the whole line but it got too deep.  Maybe next time.

HAWKINS/JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

DORSETT/HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Willie Belle Dorsett
is 87 years old today, born in 1922.  Willie is Caitlyn's great-grandmother.  She married Troy Hawkins December 25th, 1944 on Round Mountain, Cherokee, AL.  They begot Jimmy Dale Hawkins in 1953 and Brenda Hawkins.  Jimmy Dale married Beverly Joan Myer around 1979 and begot Cristy Dale Hawkins in 1980 and Brandon Max Hawkins in 1984.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings July 8, 2006 in Taff Springs, AL and begot Caitlyn Belle Jennings, June 10, 2009 in Ft. Payne, AL.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Meet the family for December 19th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold and Ellen Burr's
255th anniversary is today, married in 1754.  He was 27 years old and she was 18.  They were married in Fairfield, CT. Abel and Ellen are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They are the parents of our Revolutionary sailor, Talcott Gold.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charlotte Brown
is 170 years old today, born in 1839.  This is the tragic Christmas story of a couple in love.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray February 13, 1865 and are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Charlotte got pregnant soon after the wedding and delivered Lotti (Charlotte) B. Ray on Christmas day December 25, 1865, just 6 days after her own birthday.  That's when all went wrong and Charlotte died 10 days later January 5, 1866.  Apparently Thomas, Lotti's father, tried to farm and take care of his father and new daughter too.  Not being able to, Thomas gave custody to Lotti's mother's parents, her grandparents, when she was 4 years old.  She was raised by her grandparents until she married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in Appleton City, MO, December 13, 1887.  They had 3 children of their own with Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother being the middle child.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Russell Abell
is 104 years old today, born in 1905.  Daniel is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Lena V. Frazer, their 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, their 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, their 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of their 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Arthur Ward Hulgan
is 125 years old today, born in 1884.  Arthur is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of her 2nd great-grandfather Thomas Franklin Hulgan.

GARRETT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Hanseltine Elizabeth Garrett
is 148 years old today, born in 1861.  Hansel is the wife of Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Franklin Hulgan, the brother of her 3rd great-grandfather John Miller Hulgan
John Miller Hulgan going to market


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/NAUGHER
Cindy Dean Stowe
is 42 years old today, born in 1967.  Cindy is Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  Cindy's mother is Evelyn Coradean Naugher the sister of Tara's Grandfather, Moses S. NaugherHAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Robert Sanford
died 113 years ago today in 1896 when he was 24 years old. Robert is Tara's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, Tara's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Tara's 4th great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, AL November 4, 1847 and begot Moses Service Naugher, Tara's 2nd great-grandfather in 1851.

JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

JENNINGS
Roger Jennings
is 58 years old today born in 1951.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER!!!!  Roger is Caitlyn's grandfather, and the father of Kevin Jennings, Cristy Dale Hawkins' husband.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Meet the family for December 18th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amanda Jane Kenley
died 146 years ago today in 1863 at the age of 23.  Amanda is the boy's 3rd great-grandaunt, the first wife of David Stanford and the sister of David's second wife Nancy Ann Kenley.  Amanda died after giving birth to David's 3rd child, Mary A. Stanford.  Mary was born October 8, 1863 and died November 17, 1863.  Her mother Amanda died a month later.  David waited a reasonable 2 years before he married Amanda's sister, Nancy who is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Their first child was the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Jennie Stanford, born in 1865.  Nancy and David had 10 children together.  Their last 5 children included 2 sets of twins.  All five were girls and only one lived to be 2 years old.  They were Dolly M. Stanford, Cora E. Stanford, Josephine Stanford, Etta May Stanford and Effa June Stanford.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher and Minnie Lee Roberts'
105th anniversary is today, married in 1904 when he was 20 and she was 17 years old.  James is Tara's great-granduncle, the brother of Horace Savage Naugher.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Hall
is 273 years old today, born in 1736.  Joseph is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle, brother of Experience Hall.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mahala Earnest
is 198 years old today, born in 1811.  Mahala is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt,  the sister of Rachel Earnest, their 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown, Lottie's mother.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ward
is 342 years old today, born in 1667.  Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt twice.  Once for her brother Thomas Ward, Sr. the boys' 9th great-grandfather, and once for her sister Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents also.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Fenner
died 408 years ago today in 1601 at the age of 61 in Horley, Surrey, , England.  Thomas is the boys' 12th great-grandfather.  He married Mary and begot Arthur Fenner in 1575.  Arthur married Sarah Browne in 1614 and begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward in 1660 and begot the aforementioned Thomas Ward, Sr. and Phoebe Ward.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Noah Benjamin Chambers
is 130 years old today, born in 1879.  Noah is Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan.


WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

SELLS/Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William W. Sells
died 135 years ago today in 1874 at the age of 79 in Henderson, IL.  William is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Sarah Le Fevre, the sister of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.




Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meet the family for December 17th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Stephen Snow
died 304 years ago today in 1705 at age 69 in Eastham Barnstable, Massachusetts.  Steve is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, brother of Sarah Snow who married William Walker in Eastham, Mass. January 25, 1655.  They are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COATS/FARMER/KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
William Enoch Coats
is 123 years old today, born in 1886.  William is the girls' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Mary Jane Farmer, the girls 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Mary Jane's father is Reubin Farmer, the girls' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Malinda Farmer who married Lewis Kelley in Tenn. in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelley in 1856.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot Ida Jane McMurry in 1881. Ida is the girls 3rd great-grandmother.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Meet the family for December 16th

WOODEN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MYER-WOODEN
Nancy Darlene Myer
is 53 years old today, born in 1956. It is rare in an individual's time continuum that an event so special as to change life as you know it occurs, but that is what happened to me when I met Darlene.  Just to show you, when all seems darkest, the next moment everything could change, is exactly what happened to me.  Never give up on the amazing experience that life is.  I was ending a very bad relationship and was at lunch with a good friend discussing my options when a beautiful woman at a table near us caught my eye.  I pointed her out to my friend and he said that he knew her and asked if I would like to meet her.  I said absolutely.  That was the beginning of my relationship with Darlene Myer 27 years ago.  If it is possible to have a best friend, a business partner, a soul mate and a wonderful spouse all rolled up in one person, then that is was I have with Darlene.  I bless the day we met and look forward to growing old together everyday.  If you know us you know how you are related to Darlene and what she means in your life.  If you don't, I am profoundly sorry for you.  Happy Birthday Dar!!!!!!!

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/BRADLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Bradley Banks
died 71 years ago today in 1838.  David is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother Sally Gold.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martin Van Buren Brown
died 85 years ago today in 1924 at age 87 in Henry county MO.  Marty is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/HETHORN/BRIDGFORTH
Edward Garland Bagley and Ethel Clare Hethorn's
101 anniversary is today, married in 1908 when he was 24 and she was 21 years old.  Edward and Ethel are Andrew and Bryan's Great-grandparents.  They begot 5 children with Sudie Seay Bagley being the 2nd born.  Sudie married the next contestant, Edward McPhail Bridgforth in 1931 and begot 3 more Bridgforth boys.

BRIDGFORTH
Edward McPhail Bridgforth
died 58 years ago today in 1951 at age 45.  Edward is Andrew and Bryan's grandfather.  Edward married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931 and they begot John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1944.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Infant Chambers
is 128 years old today, born in 1881.  This baby is Ella's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Meet the family for December 15th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Sumner Cotton
is 136 years old today, born in 1873. Born to Hubbard Cotton and Mary Hazelitt these twin brothers (see James Rodrick Cotton below) were born in New York.  They are the boys' 2nd great-granduncles.  It is said that they fell in love with the same woman, Marie Burquist.  I show both of them married to her, so I don't really know which one ended up with her.  I also show that she had children with both of them, so maybe they both did.  Interesting sibling dynamic

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Rodrick Cotton
is 136 years old today born in 1873.  Brother of Charles Sumner Cotton

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Marshall Cotton and Marium Luticia Williamson's
141st anniversary is today, married in 1868 when he was 19 and she was 21 years old in Georgetown, NY.  Henry is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the afore mentioned Hubbard Cotton.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gold
died 254 years ago today in 1755 at 2 months of age in Fairfield CT.  John was the first born of Abel Gold and Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great grandparents.  The 3rd born of their 11 children was Talcott Gold the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Banks
died 104 years ago today in 1905 at age 40. Julia is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Ira Bradley Banks, their 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via the same mother Sally Gold.

?/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susan Ray
died 150 years ago today in 1859 at age 61 in Gardner, Sangamon, Illinois.  I don't know Susan's maiden name, but she married Thomas Ray and they are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Thomas B. Ray in 1841 who married Charlotte Brown February 13, 1865 in Sangamon, IL.  They begot Lotti B. Ray on Christmas day in 1865 and Charlotte died in January.  Lotti later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in Appleton City, Mo and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Gordon Stephen Hulgan
is 122 years old today, born in 1887.  Gordon is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Gordon's father is William Wallace Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Lucy Ann Kelley
is 153 years old today, born in 1856.  Lucy is the girls' 4th great-grandmother.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 children, the 3rd of which was Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot 8 children, the 3rd of which is Donie Mae Mayne, the girls' 2nd great-grandmother.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Silas Polk Johnson
is 175 years old today, born in 1834.  Silas is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden and is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Meet the family for December 14th

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elba Wooden
died 82 years ago today in 1827 at age 64 in Salem, Marion, IL.  Elba is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph R. Wooden, born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Elba married Frederick Songer Young March 12, 1890 in Clay county, IL and begot 3 children.  Pearl, the oldest married a Cantrell and had two children, Carl Y. Cantrell around 1916 and Lee W. Cantrell about 1918.  They are both 2nd cousins twice removed.  Pearl's youngest son, Verle Wooden Young married Edith Tippetts and begot 5 Young children. Two boys and three girls.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan H. Wooden
is 87 years old today, born in 1922.  Nathan is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed from a different sibling of Joseph R. WoodenHarvey Houston Wooden, Joseph's youngest sibling and the boys' 2nd great-granduncle was born May 22, 1878 in IL.  He married Myrtle M. Anderson and begot 10 Wooden children, 6 girls and 4 boys.  The youngest was Nathan H. Wooden.  Nathan married Helen Jean Whaley in Indiana August 22, 1949.  They had at least a boy and a girl.  Both are still living.  Helen died in 2007 a year after Nathan in April of 2006 at age 83.  Their girl married Brent Riley and they had Sean Riley and a still living Riley girl who married Esmir Krivdic and is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. is 386 years old today, born in 1623.  This Nathan is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Fairfield, CT and married Sarah Phippen in Fairfield May 14, 1660.  They begot a boy and a girl.  Nathan Gold, Jr. born in 1663 married Hannah Talcott May 14, same as his parents, in 1686.  They had 7 children before she died.  He remarried and had 5 more with Sarah CookSamuel Gold from Nathan's first wife married Esther Bradley and they begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in Fairfield December 19, 1754 and begot 11 children, the 3rd of which is Talcott Gold in 1759.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Johnson
is 151 years old today, born in 1858.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Joseph E. Johnson, the boy's 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 and later begot the aforementioned Joseph R. Wooden.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Meet the family for December 13th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Gerald Wayne McMurrey
is 65 years old today, born in 1944.  Jerry is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey the girls 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.

COATS/FARMER/KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Robert M. Coats
died 87 years ago today in 1922 at age 69.  Bob is the husband of the girls' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Mary Jane Farmer.  Mary's father is Reubin Farmer the girls' 5th great-granduncle, the 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 McMurrey in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Rebecca Elizebeth Sims
is 120 years old today, born in 1889. Rebecca is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margret Izora Sims who married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902.  They begot Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hazelitt Cotton
died 94 years ago today in 1915 at the age of 53 in Appleton City, St. Clair MO.  Sam is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, the husband of Lotti B. Ray.  They begot the 3 children, Hubbard, Marie and Helen.  Having died so young, Samuel left Lotti to be helped by her children much of her remaining life.  She lived with Marie and her husband, Walter Wooden until her death in 1951.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Warner and Susannah Hall's
297th anniversary is today, married in 1712 when he was 29 and she was 23 years old, in Middletown, Connecticut.  Susannah is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, the sister of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Meet the family for December 12th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

LUTTRELL/HULGAN/HOSLER
Dialtha Almeda Luttrell
is 180 years old today, born in 1829.  Ella's 4th great-grandmother, Dialtha married George Washington Hulgan June 8, 1848 in Knox county, Tennessee.  They had 5 children all boys'.

COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Tillman R. Copeland and Taletha Jane Whitlock's
156th anniversary is today, married in 1853 when he was 18 and she was 16 years old, in St. Clair county, Alabama.  Tillman and Taletha are Ella's 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 4 children, 3 girls and a boy.  Ruth J. Copeland, Ella's 3rd great-grandmother was the first born. Ruth married John Miller Hulgan the second child born to the aforementioned George Washington Hulgan and Dialtha Ameda Luttrell.

BRYANT/HULGAN/HOSLER
Martha Jane Bryant
died 74 years ago today in 1935 at age 75 in Painter, Dekalb, Alabama.  Martha is the wife of Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, William Wallace Hulgan, the brother of the aforementioned John Miller Hulgan

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

WOOD/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Richard Tholian Wood and Mattie Carolyn Edge's
112th anniversary is today, married in 1897 when they both were 22 years old.  Mattie is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge, the girls' 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer and are the girls' 2nd great-grandparents.

MYER-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Miranda Hooten
is 28 years old today, born in 1981 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIRANDA!!!  Miranda is the girls' 2nd cousin once removed.  She married P. J. Mitchell and begot Joseph Mitchell in 2002 and Haley Mitchell in 2004, both are the girls' 3rd cousins.  Miranda's parents are Jay Hooten and Melinda Beck, the girls' 1st cousin twice removed.  Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the girls' great-grandaunt and the sister of their great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer. 

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COTHERN/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Mary Jane Cothern
died 77 years ago today in 1932 at age 83 in Alabama.  Mary Jane is the girls' 4th great-grandmother.  She married John Christopher Crow May 2, 1872 and begot 11 crows (a murder of crows) with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 Brown boys, the last of with was Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar T married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Brown in 1941.

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
William Clee Stimpson
is 93 years old today, born in 1916.  William, whom Darlene claims to have known, is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Fannie Maybell McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, Alabama.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathaniel Gould
died 317 years ago today in 1692 at age 78 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts.  Nate is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and brother of  Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. the boys' 10th great-grandfather.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gershom Bradley
is 297 years old today, born in 1712.  Ger, as we call him in his teens, is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow the wife of Talcott Gold.



Friday, December 11, 2009

Meet the family for December 11th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Cecil Robert Hulgan
died 42 years ago today in 1967 at age 62.  Cecil is Duard's father and Ella's Great-grandfather.  He was born in Alabama August 14, 1905 and married Nellie Chambers.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Bradley Banks and Jemima Smith's
154th anniversary is today, married in 1855 when he was 29 and she 20 years old in Sandusky, Ohio.  Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His father is David Bradley Banks, the boys 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother Sally Gold.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac J. Le Fevre
is 169 years old today, born in 1840.  Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed as well.  His father is Isaac Le Fevre, Sr. the boys' 4th great-granduncle and brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson from Kentucky in Salem Indiana March 4, 1824.  They had 10 children with Amanda Johnson being the 5th born.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/NAUGHER
Sandra Ruth Stowe is 62 years old today, born in 1947.  Sandra is
Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  Her mother is Tara's Grandaunt, Margaret Frances Naugher, the sister of Moses S. Naugher, Tara's grandfather.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Meet the family for December 10th

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Franciska Steible
is 110 years old today, born in 1899.  Franciska is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of his great-grandfather, Al Steible.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

MADDISON/GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Laurence Beckley Maddison
is 40 years old today, born in 1969.  Laurence is the husband of Andrew and Bryan's 1st cousin once removed, Clare Hethorn Garden.  Clare's mother is Sallie Mildred Bagley their grandaunt and sister of Sudie Seay Bagley the boys' grandmother.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1944.

WELSH/BRIDGFORTH
Louis William Bridgforth and Bertha Maria Welsh's
118th anniversary is today, married in 1891 when he was 28 and she was 23 years old.  Louis and Bertha are Andrew and Bryan's great-grandparents.  The begot 6 Bridgforth children with the 5th being Edward McPhail Bridgforth, the boys' grandfather.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Meet the family for December 9th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

PEARL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cynthia A. Pearl
is 176 years old today, born in 1833.  Cindy is David Stanford's third wife.  David is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather and the father of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COTHERN/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Mary Jane Cothern
is 160 years old today, born in 1849. Mary Jane is the girls' 4th great-grandmother.  She married John Christopher Crow May 2, 1872 and begot 11 children.  The 3rd born was Ella Mariah Crow on September 21, 1876 in Alabama.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 children, with the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar married Donie Mae Mayne, the girls' 2nd great-grandmother, in 1936.  They begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Brown in 1941.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ruth Ann Galt
died 15 years ago today in 1994 in Hialeah, Florida at age 97.  Ruth is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Thomas Resin Galt, their 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and they are the parents of Hubbard Ray Cotton, Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother, and Helen Mar Cotton.


WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
is 119 years old today, born in 1890.  Tom is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims.  Margret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.  Lola married Al Steible and begot Betty Steible in 1928.  Betty married Jerry Wooden in 1950 and the rest is history.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Meet the family for December 8th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amanda Madonna Stanford
died 46 years ago today in 1963 at age 93 in Clay county, IL.  Amanda is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford.  Their parents are David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Talcott
is 346 years old today born in 1663.  Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Nathan Gold, Jr. Nathan served as colonial Deputy/Lieutenant-Governor of Connecticut from 1708-1724 the time of his death. Nathan is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
William Samuel Chambers
is 137 years old today, born in 1872.  William is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of her 2nd great-grandfather, Noah Benjamin Chambers.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Meet the family for December 7th

First of all, congratulations to the Brown and Myer families for two very successful reunions over the week end.  What great families!  48 people for the Brown reunion and 54 Myers attended.  Great food and interesting conversation.  It was good to see familiar faces and young faces that have grow.  Hope we keep doing this every year.  The blog has a few new readers.  Welcome and please understand that the relationships I list are for the youngest generation in the Brown/Myer/Hulgan/Hawkins family.  That would be Caitlyn Jennings and Ella Marie Hosler as of this posting.  It would be Tara Naugher in the Naugher family line, even though she isn't the youngest generation.  It would be Steve Wooden Jr., Andrew Bridgforth and Bryan Bridgforth in the Wooden family line.  I will be happy to list others as I learn them and I intend to provide a current "tree" to all that are interested in the very near future.  - jerry

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Barbara Wilhoite Brown
is 67 years old today, born in 1942.  Barbara was at the reunion yesterday with just about her whole clan.  It was great to see everyone.  Barbara is the wife of the girls' (Ella and Caitlyn)  great-granduncle, Doyle Brown.  I think Doyle and Barbara were married in 1958.  They begot Pam Brown January 30, 1959, Gina Brown May 16, 1961 and Sammy Brown I'm not sure.  They were all there with a bunch of their kids yesterday. I promise to have everyone listed with their birthday's soon as I can.  Any help with missing birthdays, names, locations, spouses etc would be appreciated. 

MYER-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Twig Edge
is 128 years old today, born in 1881.  Twig is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Joseph Lewis Edge their 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot 6 children with Cora Augusta Edge being the second born.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot the Myer clan of 11.  Roland Max Myer was born in 1932 and is the girls' great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
James Alexander Stewart
is 161 years old today, born in 1848.  James is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart the first born of John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale
Tara's 4th great-grandparents.


REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


SIMS/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Eldred Maurice Sims
is 99 years old today, born in 1910.  Eldred is the husband of Steve's great-grandaunt, Johnnye Douzie Garrison who is the sister of Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in Athens AL June 25, 1932 and begot John Jr. in 1935 who was the 2nd of their 4 children.  John Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and begot Steve's mother Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956.

MULLIGAN/REEVES/WOODEN
Randall Bennett Mulligan
is 14 years old today, born in 1995.  Happy birthday Randall!  Randall is Steve's 2nd cousin.  His mother is Lori Leslie Reeves, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Lori's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle and brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's Grandfather.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GARDNER/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Estella Flora Gardner
is 117 years old today, born in 1892.  Estella is the wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Arnot Mathew Smith.  Arnot's mother is 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite's father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Morgan R. Cleveland.  Morgan's mother is 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, born Aug 20, 1788 in Middletown, CT and died Feb 15, 1865 in New York at the age of 76.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Morgan R. Cleveland
died 120 years ago today in 1889 at the age of 54 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  Morgan is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is the aforementioned Nancy Ann Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton.  Nancy was the youngest of the 3 girls and 2 boys' born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard who were married October 31, 1787 in Middletown, CT

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Gold and Esther Bradley's
293rd anniversary is today, married in 1716 in Fairfield, Connecticut when he was 23 and she was 21 years old.  They are the boys' 8th great-grandparents and the parents of Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Thomas Franklin Hulgan
is 133 years old today, born in 1876.  Thomas is Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  He married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905. I believe Thomas was named after his granduncle, Thomas Franklin Hulgan who was born in 1851 in Missouri City, TX and died in 1899 in Dekalb, AL.




Saturday, December 05, 2009

Meet the family for December 5th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Benjamin Franklin Gold
died 136 years ago today in 1873 at 81 years old. Ben is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  His father is Capt., Benjamin Gold, 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed and his father is Hezekiah Gold the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold, the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Esther Bradley.

BANKS/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Banks
is 270 years old today, born in 1739.  Daniel is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His mother is Mary Bradley, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, John Bradley, the brother of Gershom Bradley who married Sarah Sherwood and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot Sarah Bradley who married David Barlow II and they begot Anna Barlow who married Talcott Gold.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Fletcher Cleveland
died 147 years ago today in 1862 at Alder Run, Tioga, Pennsylvania at age 37.  I have found that he may have died in the early 1900.  I'll keep checking.  He is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton.

WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Wakeman
died 283 years ago today, in 1726 at age 56 in Fairfield, CT.  Joe is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Elizabeth Hawley in Fairfield, CT around 1698 and begot Elizabeth Wakeman in 1702

SUMNER/WASHBURN/KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Waitstill Sumner
died 265 years ago today in 1744 at age 59 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.  This is a name I don't remember seeing before.  Waitstill is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Israel Washburn and begot Sarah Washburn in 1709.  Sarah married Ephraim Keith September 21, 1732 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts and they begot Sylvia Keith who married Benjamin Walker and they begot Marshall Walker, the boys' 6th great-grandfather who married Hannah Dunbar and begot Cady R. Walker, who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Ethilinda Stanford
died 64 years ago today in 1945 at age 87 in Tolono, IL.  We've discussed Catherine several times in the last couple of weeks.  She is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of David Stanford.




Friday, December 04, 2009

Meet the family for December 4th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Bradley
died 293 years ago today in 1716 at age 63 in Fairfield, CT.  Francis is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Jackson and begot Gershom Bradley in 1712.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah Bradley married David Barlow II August 9, 1764 in Greenfield, CT and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold March 18, 1782 in Fairfield CT and they begot Sally Gold in 1782.  After her first husband Bradley Banks tragically drown at age 30, Sally married Ira Cotton May 6, 1811 and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Bradley Banks
is 183 years old today, born in 1826.  Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle 1/2 brother of the aforementioned Samuel Cheney Cotton via their parents Bradley Banks and Samuel's mother Sally Gold.

STURGIS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Sturgis, Jr. and Grissel Gold's
218th anniversary is today, married in 1791 when she was 18 years old. Grissel is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt and sister of Talcott Gold.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Martin Galt
is 106 years old today, born in 1903.  Thomas is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Charlotte Brown.

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Stowe and Mary Grigg's
370th anniversary is today, married in 1639 in Roxbury, MA when he was 24 and she 21 years old.  They are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  They begot Mary Marie Stowe in 1643 who married the Rev, John Cotton in Concord Massachusetts around 1666.  They begot Samuel Cotton who married first, Lydia Bates on July 22, 1695, the Experience Hall on February 28, 1716 in Middletown, CT.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Samuel Davis Stewart
is 182 years old today, born in 1827 in Spring Garden, Cherokee, Alabama.  Sam is Tara's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Thomas Steward, Tara's 4th great-grandfather who married Emily Caroline Bale.  John was the person we talked about the other day as the one killed in battle in Corinth, Mississippi during the War of Northern Aggression.


Thursday, December 03, 2009

Meet the family for December 3rd

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Morris Bennett
is 155 years old today, born in 1854.  Morris is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford.  Cat is the sister of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Robert Marion Naugher
is 188 years old today, born in 1821.  Bob is Tara's 3rd great-grandfather.  Born in Union South Carolina he married Mary Ann Reedy from South Carolina on November 4, 1847 in Benton, Lowndes, Alabama.  They begot 6 children with Moses Service Naugher born in 1851 being the second born.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

YOUNG/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Verle Wooden Young
is 112 years old today, born in 1897. Verle is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Elba Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt and sister of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Meet the family for December 2nd

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Bonnie Dobbs
is 110 years old today, born in 1899.  Bonnie is the 2nd wife of Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, Thomas Franklin Hulgan.  Thomas was first married to Della D. Berryhill who is Ella's 2nd great-grandmother and they begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's great-grandfather and Duard's father.  Della died in 1919 after having 6 children with Thomas.  The children were 3, 6, 9, 11 Cecil was 13 and Ina was 15.  Thomas needed help and remarried less than a year after Della's death to Bonnie and they begot 5 more children.  That is quite the crowd.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jennie Grace Stanford
is 111 years old today, born in 1898.  Jennie is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who was born to Jennie Grace's sister Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sarah Ann Naugher
is 181 years old today, born in 1828. Sarah is Tara's 3rd great-grandaunt, sister to Robert Marion Naugher Tara's 3rd great-grandfather.  Their parents are Joseph Naugher and Jane Ingram from Ireland.  Robert was born in Union, SC and married Mary Ann Reedy November 4, 1847 in Benton, Lowndes, Alabama.  They begot 6 children, the 2nd being Moses Service Naugher in 1851.  Moses' first marriage was to Sallie E. Savage who bore him 7 children.  She died in Cherokee county June 15, 1901 and he married Marriell Burrows sometime before their first child, Mary Zepho Naugher was born in 1906.  They had 6 children together.  So between the Naughers, Savages and Stewarts, that group has more than accounted for at least 1/2 the population of Alabama today.  Brent can't swing a dead cat with out hitting a relation.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Meet the family for December 1st

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
James Edwin Garrison
died 60 years ago today in 1949 at age 78 in Morgan county, AL.  James is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle.  Born and died in Morgan county, AL.  His brother is Samuel Omar Garrison born in 1881, 10 years after James.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan county.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 who married into the Reeves family by hooking up with John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

KEEVER/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Jonas Ausburne Keever
is 164 years old today, born in 1845.  Jonas is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Mary Ann Baker and begot Dellia Keever in 1890.  Dellia married Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecial Robert Hulgan and they begot 9 children with Duard Robert Hulgan being the last in 1952.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Nellie Chambers
died 36 years ago today in 1973 at age 64 in Fort Payne Alabama.  The aforementioned Nellie Chambers is Ella's Great-grandmother. 

HULGAN/HOSLER
Stephen Hulgan
died 164 years ago today in 1845 at age 65 in Indiana.  Stephen who we covered extensively yesterday, is Ella's 5th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Miller and they are the parents of George Washington Hulgan.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

AKINS/STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rachel Akins
is 225 years old today, born in 1784.  Rach as we used to call her, is Tara's 5th great-grandmother.  She married Archibald Stewart in Rock Hill, SC July 12, 1804.  They begot 12 children as is about average for the Stewart and Savage families.  The 8th born was John Thomas Stewart in 1820.  He has been immortalized on a plaque for his service and making the ultimate sacrifice during a battle in Corinth, Mississippi in the War of Northern Aggression.  He fought and died with the 55th Infantry Regiment Alabama.  John left behind 11 children with his wife Emily Caroline Bale.  The last was a son born in February of 1862 just 2 months before John was killed.  The son was named after his father, but sadly died August 25th of that same year.  John's  first born was a Son named Frances Marion Savage, born in Union, Arkansas December 31, 1836. He married Frances Matilda Stewart October 4, 1860 in Calhoun, Alabama and they spent the next 28 years having 17 babies, the family record.  Over half of them died very young.  The family saw much grief in those 28 years.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev, John Cotton
is 366 years old today, born in 1643.  The good reverend John is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Marie Stowe in Concord, Massachusetts in 1666.  They begot 6 children, with Samuel Cotton carrying our line.  Samuel married Experience Hall in Middletown, CT February 28, 1716.  It was Samuel's second marriage having had 7 children with Lydia Bates before she died in child birth in 1713.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Wiley B. Starling
is 179 years old today, born in 1830.  Wiley is the girls' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Augusta A. Powers and begot 12 children, the last of which was Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they carried the name Cora on to their 2nd born Cora Augusta Edge born in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer and the rest is history.

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