Monday, February 15, 2010

Meet the family for February 15th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Dabbage Brown
is 134 years old today born in 1876. Charles is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Born in Montrose MO to Martin Van Buren Brown and Helen M. Cecil, Charles is the 3rd of the 5 children the Browns had.  Martin Van Buren Brown is the boys 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the boys 3rd great-grandmother, Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.  Marie married Walter William Wooden Sr., the boys' Great-grandfather, and begot Walter William Wooden Jr., the Bridgforth boys' Grandfather, and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr., Steve's Grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ira Cotton
died 145 years ago today in 1865. Ira is the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  He was born August 20th, 1788 in Middletown, CT.  He died probably in Friendship NY.  Ira marred Sally Gold May 6, 1811.  She was 28 and he was 22.  She had been married before on January 9th 1802 when she was 19 to Bradley Banks who died at age 30 in Masonville, NY. on June 8, 1808.  Bradley, I found in the Powers-Banks Ancestry Book, drowned in the Sausquehanna as follows:  "Here at Masonville, or near it, young Bradley was drowned in the Sausquehanna 8 June, 1808, leaving a young widow and two infants, David Bradley and Talcott, named for the two grandfathers, or rather for the mother's father and the father's grandfather; for Olive, the mother of Bradley Banks, was the daughter of David Bradley."
Sally married Ira Cotton and they moved to Friendship, NY where descendants of the Cotton family still own the home they built.

                                                              Sally Gold -Banks-Cotton


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Edgar L. McMurrey died 25 years ago today in 1985 at age 74.  Edgar is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of the next contestant, Ida Jane McMurrey.  Edgar was the 5th born of the 11 children Lee and Nettie Adaline Reynolds had.  Interesting side bar is that the 9th child born was Hubert Loyd McMurrey, who married Mary Arline Owen and begot 5 more McMurrey children.  The 5th born is Joey Alan McMurrey the girls' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and our new friend on Face Book.

McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Ida Jane McMurrey
died 50 years ago today in 1960. Ida is the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne Dec 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer and begot Thereasa Ellen Myer in 1961.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
John Blevins Crow
is 137 years old today, born in 1873.  John is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Ella Mariah Crow.  John was the first born and Ella the 3rd born of the 11 children born to John Christopher Crow and Mary Jane Cothern Ella Mariah Crow married Oscar Routh Brown and begot Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912, the last of their 5 children.  Oscar T. married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937. 

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