Friday, January 22, 2010

Meet the family for January 22nd


Benjamin H. Spry and Mary Wishard's
131st anniversary is today, married in 1879 when he was 24 and she was 25 years old in Tuscola, Illinois.  They were married in Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, on Jan 22, 1879.  No blood here once again, but Mary Wishard is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's sister. To elaborate on that; Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford and her husband is Oliver Kaufman Wishard, so Mary Wishard is his sister.  These people all seem to be part of the big migration of our family to Appleton City, MO.  The Wishards came from Kentucky while the Stanfords came from Indiana.


Clarinda Adeline Parkinson
is 172 years old today, born in 1838.  The boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Clarinda's mother is Mahala Earnest the boys' 4 great-grandaunt and sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents, and parents of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891, the boys' great-grandmother.

Daniel Burr
died 199 years ago today in 1811 at the age of 80 in Fairfield, Connecticut.   Daniel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  He was born in 1730 in Fairfield and died in Fairfield, Connecticut.  It should be noted that this relative was born a subject of the King of England and died while our fourth president, James Madison was in office. He was 78 years old at his death.  Daniel was the 4th child of 11 from the family of Capt. Seth Samuel Burr and his 1st wife Elizabeth Wakeman.  Daniel's name sake and the boys' 8th great-grandfather was Daniel Burr (1642-1695).  Our direct relative in that family is Daniel's sister Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold and was the mother of Talcott Gold.


Donie Mae Mayne
is 101 years old today, born in 1909.  Mamma Brown was born  in Double Bridges, Marshall, AL.  She died on Aug 19th 1991 at her home with Dick and Ella Ween in Tuckers Chapel, AL. She was 82 when she died.  Donie is Ella and Caitlyn's Great, great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Ween Brown.  Donie was the 3rd child in a family of 8 children from William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurrey.  I found that William's mother may be Ella Higgins, and Ida's parents are Wilkes C. McMurray and Lucy Ann Kelly.  I have the family going back on the female side to the girls' 6th great-grandparents, Jonathon Farmer (1792-1855) and Tempa (1794-1865).


Samaria Martin is 173 years old today, born in 1837 in Hall county GA.  Samaria died at the age of 91 on Dec 31, 1928.  She is Ella's 4th great-grandaunt.  Samaria Martin is the youngest of 4 children to John Martin and Matilda Priscilla Goode Ella's 5th great-grandparents.  Samaria's oldest sibling is Delila Caroline Martin who married William H. West and they are Ella's 4th great-grandparents.  Their second child is Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers and together are Ella's 3rd great-grandparents.  Their 6th child was Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and are the parents of Nellie Chambers, Duard Hulgan's mother.

Walter Arny Chambers, Noah Benjamin Chambers youngest brother, died on this day in 1918 at the age of 33.  Walter's birthday is Jan 28th so we'll be talking about him again real soon.  He is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle.

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