Thursday, February 18, 2010

Meet the family for February 18th


Sally Ann Cotton
was born on this day in Delaware county, NY in 1813 197 years ago today.  Sally lived to be 71 and died in Appleton City, MO on September 14, 1884.  Sally is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  One of two children that I know of begot by Ira Cotton and Sally Gold.  Sally's brother is the boys 4th great-grandfather Samuel Cheney Cotton.  Samuel married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lotti B. Ray the mother of Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter Wooden and begot Walter, Jerry and Charlotte Wooden.


James Noel  "Smokey" Everhart, Jr.
is 88 years old today, born in 1922.  James is Steve's 2nd Great-granduncle, the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather and the man that named me Jughandle.

Jeremiah Sims
is 272 years old today, born in 1738. Jeremiah is Steve's 6th great-grandfather.  He was born in Culpeper, VA and died in Swiss, Nicholas, WV in 1768.  Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in 1753 and begot James Sims and Nancy Ann Sims.  James is listed as one of the pioneers of West Virgina and there is quite a bit written about him.  He married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (not related to the other Cotton line that I know of) in 1796 and begot 6 children of their own after James' first marriage to Phebe Nalle ended in her drowning death in 1794.  Lots of stories surrounded her death, and several law suites, but the story that stuck was that she was visiting a sick friend and while coming home late, her horse threw her while crossing a river.


Rosco McMurrey
died 44 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 60 in Wayne, Michigan. Rosco is the girl's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey of the family we have talked about a lot recently.  Weird how on February 15th Henry Lee McMurrey and Edgar L. McMurrey both died in 1985 and February 18th 1966 Rosco died.


Sally Stewart
is 195 years old today, born in 1815.  Sally is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart, the Civil War solider.  Sally only lived to be 1 year old but John Thomas' first born was Frances Matilda Stewart and she named her first born Sallie E. Savage.  That Sallie only lived to be 39 years old but is Tara's 2nd great-grandmother, the mother of Horace Savage Naugher.

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