Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meet the family for February 28th

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Amanda Johnson
is 177 years old today, born in 1833.  Amanda and Maranda are twins.  There are several sets of twins in the family line, ask Debi and Jack.  Amanda is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.  Their first born was Joseph R. Wooden who married Jennie Stanford Oct 29, 1884 in IL and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden. 

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Maranda Johnson
is 1776 years old today born in 1833.  Maranda of course is Amanda's twin sister and the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Maranda married William M. Jones Aug 30, 1855 and had two children, Mary Frances Jones and James Thomas Jones. Interestingly enough, Mary Frances married John Clemson Moore and they had 4 children.  The first one is Nora Catherine Moore who married her first cousin William F. Johnson McCaw in 1896.  Research shows that William may have been adopted though.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

REEDY/NAUGHER
Mary Ann Reedy
is 185 years old today, born in 1825.  Mary Ann later died at age 74 in Cherokee, AL. She married Robert Marion Naugher November 4, 1847 in benton Alabama.  They begot 6 children the second one being Moses Service Naugher one of our hall of fame nominees.  Moses was born on March 21, 1851 in AL and married Sallie E. Savage on Aug 3, 1883 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot 7 children and the second to the last one is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's Great-grandfather.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot their first child, Moses S. Naugher, Tara's GrandfatherM. S. married Haney Fortenberry and begot Tara's father Brent in 1952.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Paul Heflin Savage
died 66 years ago today in 1944, he was 64 years old. Paul is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle.  He was born in Cherokee, AL and died in Piedmont AL.  Paul was the 13th of the 17 children that Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart had.  Their first born, Sallie E. Savage is Tara's 2nd great-grandmother.  Sallie married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 and begot 7 children as we discussed above.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall's
anniversary number 294 is today.  They were married in 1716 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Samuel was 40 and Experience 33. February is a big month for this couple.  They both have birthday's and their anniversary is today. 

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Fannie Maybell McMurrey
died 22 years ago today in 1988 at age 91 in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.  Fannie is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Fannie was the 9th child born in a family of 11 children.  Fannie married James Thomas Stimpson in Cherokee county, January 21, 1912 when she was just 15 years old.  They had 6 children all are the girls' 1st cousins 4 times removed.

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