Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meet the family for February 25th


Deborah A. VanCise
is 191 years old today born in 1819. Deborah is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  She was born in Masonville, New York and died at age 91 in Southport, NY., on July 20, 1910.  Deborah's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton.  Polly's parents are Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard also the boys' 6th great-grandparents and the parents of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold.

Ephraim Keith the boys' 8th great-grandfather,
died 229 years ago today in 1781 at age 73 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Ephraim married Sarah Washburn September 21, 1732 in West Bridgewater and begot Sylvia Keith in 1735.  Sylvia married Benjamin Walker and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They produced Marshall Walker in 1757 who married Hannah Dunbar in August of 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795. 

Lydia Bates
is 337 years old today, born in 1673.  Lydia is the first wife of Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  His second wife was, of course, the amazing, Experience Hall, who begot William Cotton the boys' 7th great-grandfather who married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton who married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lottie B. Ray and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden Sr. and the rest is family history.

Jemima Hall
died 157 years ago today in 1853 at age 94 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont.  Jemima is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall III.  Samuel is the first born of Samuel Hall, Jr, the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Experience Hall, born to Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward.


Eugenia (Virginia) Ernestine Steible died 15 years ago today in 1995 at age 85. Virginia is Steve's Great-grandaunt.  She was born on November 28th 1909 in East Saint Louis, IL. the 5th child of the 7 born to Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann.  Virginia's older brother is Ceasar Alford Steible (Granddady) who married Lola Ray Everhart January 5, 1928 and begot Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden and begot the 4 Wooden boys.

Leah Ann Tucker
is 157 years old today, born in 1853. Leah Ann Tucker is Steven Ray Wooden Jr.'s  1st cousin 4 times removed's, wife's mother.  Leah Ann Tucker and her husband William Woodrum  both died on January 11th, 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.   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, 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.


Jacob K. Stanford
is 168 years old today, born in 1842. Jacob is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  Jacob is the forth of 12 children born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.  The second born is David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden.


Joseph William Bridgforth
is 110 years old today, born in 1900.  Joseph is Bryan and Andrew's granduncle, the brother of Edward McPhail Bridgforth, the boys' grandfather.


Francis Malinda Stewart
is 201 years old today, born in 1809.  Fran is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt, born in York, South Carolina and died in Morgan, GA in 1845.  Her father is Archibald Stewart Tara's 5th great-grandfather and her brother is John Thomas Stewart, Tara's 4th great-grandfather whose first born, Frances Matilda Steward married Frances Marion Savage and begot 17 Savage children.

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