Monday, January 11, 2010

Meet the family for January 11th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Betsey Ann Barlow
is 215 years old today, born in 1795.  Liz is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, the sister of All Barlow who married Talcott Gold in 1782 and begot Sally Gold in 1782.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Ella Mariah Crow
died 72 years ago today in 1938 at age 61 in Mentone, Dekalb, Alabama.  Ella is the girls' 3rd great-grandmother, born in Alabama Sepember 21, 1876 she married Oscar Routh Brown who was born in Georgia September 16, 1862.  They begot 5 Brown children Erskin 1901, Ralph 1905, Dolph 1905, James Lee 1909-1965 and Oscar Thomas (Coon) Brown 1912. Oscar Thomas Brown was born in Mentone, Alabama March 5, 1912 and married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936.  They begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel T. Brown in 1941.  Ella Mariah Crow is their Grandmother.  So Tarrel, Loucretia and Yolanda Brown and Pam, Gina and Sammy Brown, and Darlene, Beverly and Thereasa are Ella' great-grandchildren, their children are Ella Mariah Crow's 2nd great-grandchildren, and their children like Ella Marie Hosler and Caitlyn Belle Jennings are Ella Mariah's 3rd great-grandchildren.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Going even further back is John Crow who also died today but 182 years ago in 1826 at age 54 in , Dekalb, Alabama.  John is the girls' (Ella and Caitlyn's) 6th great-grandfather. John was born in 1774 in South Carolina and married Hannah Stevens June 4, 1793.  They begot Isaac Allen Crow, Sr. in 1813 who married Sarah Alice Cox from Walker, GA in Walker, GA in 1832.  They begot 12 Crow children with John Christopher Crow born in 1838 being the 5th child.  John Christopher Crow married Mary Jane Cothern May 2, 1872 and are the girls' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 11 more Crows with the aforementioned Ella Mariah Crow being born in 1876.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Clemson Moore
is 159 years old today, born in 1851 Remember Nora Catherine Moore, Steve's second cousin who married her 1 cousin, William F. McCaw Johnson?  Well, her father, John Clemson Moore was born on this day in 1851.  He isn't blood but he married Mary Frances Jones Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her parents are William M. Jones and Maranda Johnson.  Maranda being Steve's 3rd great-grandaunt and the daughter of James Johnson and Mary Magelaine Le Fevre, Steve's 4th great-grandparents, and the parents of Abraham, and Amanda Johnson.  Abraham being the father of none other than William F. McCaw Johnson.  I'll dig deeper into this relationship some day.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Samuel Omar Garrison
died 41 years ago today in 1969 at age 87 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama.  Samuel is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Sam married Lula May McCutcheon in Morgan, AL December 27, 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
William Woodrum
died 82 years ago today in 1928 at age 74 in , Kanawha, WV  Another one off the beaten path, so to speak, but weird enough to venture a look is story of William Woodrum, and his wife Leah Ann Tucker who both died on this day, she in 1923 and he in 1928 five years later to the day. in Mammoth, Kanawah, either VA or WV.  He is the father of Ruth Mae Woodrum, who is the wife of Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed, John Melville Sims.  Bingo!  John Melville Sims is the son of William H. H. Sims, Steve's 3rd great-granduncle.  His parents are Dryden Sims and Rebecca Bays, Steve's 4th great-grandparents, and the parents of Thomas Nuton Sims who is Gram's (Margret Izora Sims) Father.  Gram of course married Gramp, (See picture) and begot Lola Ray Everhart who married  Ceasar Alford Steible on Jan 5th 1928. They begot their only child Betty Lou on October 5th, 1928 and she grew up to marry Jerry J. Wooden and the rest is history.

TUCKER/WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Leah Ann Tucker
died 87 years ago today in 1923 at age 69 in Mammoth, Kanawha, WV.  See William Woodrum above.

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