Saturday, February 13, 2010

Meet the family for February 13th


Caesar Augustus Steible
is 140 years old today, born in 1870, having been born on this day in 1870 in Alsace-Lorraine, France. Caesar Augustus Steible is Steve's 2nd great grandfather. Interesting side bar - Caesar originally spelled his name Ceasar, just as he spelled his son's, Ceasar Alford Steible, name.  But when Caesar came over on the boat the officials misspelled the name and changed it forever to Caesar.  He couldn't speak enough English at the time to change it back.  Caesar is the husband of Louisa Wildman married on March 17 or 18th 1898 in East Saint Louis, IL.  They begot 7 children, 5 girls and 2 boys.  The oldest boy is Steve's Great-Grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible (Al).  Al married Lola Ray Everhart on January 5th, 1928 in East Saint Louis and begot Elizabeth Louise (Betty) on October 5th of that same year.  Betty later married Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. on November 23rd 1950 in Kansas City, MO.  They begot the 4 boys, Jerry, Steven, James and Walter.

Ronnie L. Everhart
is 73 years old today, born in 1937.  Ron is Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Noel "Smokey" Everhart, the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's Great, Great-grandfather.


Jason Thomas Reeves
is 41 years old today, born in 1969.  Jason is Steve's uncle.  The brother of Steve's mother, Mittie Marie Reeves.  Mittie is the oldest of the family followed by Alisa Annette, Diedre Diane, John Wesley Reeves III and then Jason Thomas Reeves.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON!


Thomas B. Ray and Charlotte Brown's
145th anniversary is today, married in 1865 when he was 23 and she was 25 years old.  For those that don't know, Charlotte Brown and Thomas B. Ray begot a daughter, Lotti (short for Charlotte) B. Ray on Christmas Dec 25, 1865 in Springfield, IL.  Ten days later Charlotte died on Jan 5, 1866.  Lotti lived with her father Thomas for 4 years but for what ever reason he gave her to be raised by her grandparents in June of 1870.  Her grandparents, Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest raised Lotti until she married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton on Dec 13th, 1887.  I wonder if she got married on the 13th to test fate?  Samuel and Lotti begot Hubbard Ray Cotton (1890-1946), Helen Mar Cotton (1898-?) and the boys Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton (1891-1973).  Marie married Walter William Wooden and their begot, Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Ray Day III's mother, Walter William Wooden Jr. (Bud), Deborah Ann Wooden's Father and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr., the father of Jerry Jr, Steve Sr, Steve Jr.'s father,  James Price (Jim) and Walter William Wooden.

Elijah Lamb Galt
is 160 years old today, born in 1850  Elijah Lamb Galt is the boys 1/2,3rd great-grandaunt's husband's brother.  Elijah died on June 21, 1927 in St. Louis, Mo at the age of 77.  His parents are the Rev. Thomas Galt and Margaret Moore, Thomas' second wife.  His first wife is Sarah Happer who is the mother of James Junius Galt, the husband of the boys 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown.  Mary Ann is the Sister of the afore mentioned Charlotte Brown, the boys 3rd great grandmother.

Jerusha Cleveland
is 191 years old today, born in 1819.  Jerusha is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

Thomas Gold
died 183 years ago today in 1827 at age 67 in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts. Thomas is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev.,  Hezekiah Gold whose father is Hezekiah Gold, Sr., the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold the boys' 7th great-grandfather.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

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