Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Meet the family for February 2nd


Abraham Gold II
died 187 years ago today in 1823 at the age of 56 in Roxbury, NY  The boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed and the son of Colonel Abraham Gold and Elizabeth Burr.  Colonel Gold is the brother of Abel Gold, the boys'7th great-grandfather.  Abel is the father of Talcott Gold.

James Walker
is 257 years old today, born in 1753.  James is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Marshall Walker who married Hannah Dunbar and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents, the parents of Cady R. Walker who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.

John De Hastings
died 651 years ago today in 1359 at the age of 44 in Chebsey, Stone, Staffordshire, England. John De Hastings and his wife Juliane Leyburne are the boys' 22nd great-grandparents.  John was born in Leamington House, Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire, England in 1315.  He died in Chebsey, Stone, Staffordshire, England in 1359.  John and Juliane begot Alice De Hastings who married Thomas De Cotten and became the boys' 21st great-grandparents and the parents of John I De Cotten (1357-1393). John I De Cotten was born in Cotten Hall, Landwade, Cabridge, England and married Bridget Grace and begot Walter Cotten in 1389.  Walter married Joan Rede in 1400 (that would make him 11 and her 20).  They begot William De Cotten that same year. Walter and Joan died the same day (makes you wonder how doesn't it) on May 14th 1445 in Landwade, Cambridge, England.  (see  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18944 )  More info in a great old book I found on line titled "The Baronetage of England" by Thomas Wotton, Edward Kimber, Richard Johnson.  This book describes the family well. We have a couple of knights in our family. http://books.google.com/books?id=EvQfAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA382&lpg=RA1-PA382&dq=1445+Landwade,+Cambridge,+England&source=web&ots=kpgo35L_Dg&sig=YgO-A3KPfi5Ga-Gjp4eDhIjdlMM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result


Alpheus Ethebrit Griffin
is 117 years old today, born in 1893.  Al is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Clemontina Brown the sister of  the girls' 3rd great-grandfather Oscar Routh Brown who married Ella Mariah Crow.

Anna Emmizetta Brown died 55 years ago today in 1955 at age 95 in Los Angeles, CA.  Anna is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Oscar Routh Brown.  They are the 6th and 7th children born of the 11 begot by Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers the girls 4th great-grandparents.


Carl McCaw
is 109 years old today, born in 1901  Carl is Steve's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His parents are the 1st cousins William McCaw Johnson and Nora Catherine Moore.

Robert Lincoln McCaw
is 100 years old today, born in 1910  Robert is Carl's younger brother.  They were born the same day 9 years apart.  This is a weird family,  hope I find out more.


Diedre Diane Reeves
is 51 years old today, born in 1959.  Diedre is the sister of Steve's mother Mittie Reeves.  Diedre married Gary Duane Backman, Jr and begot Joshua Duane Backman in 1983 and Jessica Diane Backman in 1987.  They are both Steve's 1st cousins.

Eldred Maurice Sims and Johnnye Douzie Garrison's
75th anniversary is today, married in 1935 when he was 24 and she was 18 years old in Morgan, Alabama.  Johnnye is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of Steve's great-grandmother Sarah Eloise Garrison.  Johnnye married Eldred and begot 4 Sims children, Josephine, Lula June, Marcia Elaine and Eldred.  All are Steve's 1st cousins twice removed.


John Thomas Stewart
is 148 years old today, born in 1862.  John is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart, Tara's 3rd great-grandmother.  Frances was the first born and John was the last born of the 11 children born to John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale before John Sr. was killed in battle in Corinth Mississippi.  Unfortunately John Jr. like his father died in 1862, Sr. April 6th and Jr. August 25th.


Joseph M. Martin
died 104 years ago today in 1906 at age 78 in Habersham, GA  Joseph is Ella's 4th great-granduncle and the second child of the 4 that John Martin and Matilda Priscilla Goode, Ella's 5th great-grandparents, had.  Joseph is the brother of his older sister Delila Caroline Martin born in Hall county, GA and married William H. West Aug 29, 1850.  They begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854 who married John Henry Chambers and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879. Noah is Ella's 2nd great-grandfather who married Dellia Keever and begot Nellie Chambers Ella's Great-grandmother and the mother of Duard Robert Hulgan.


P. J. Mitchell
is 30 years old today, born in 1980.  P.J. is the husband of the girls' 2nd cousin once removed, Miranda Hooten.  Miranda's mother is Melinda Beck their 1st cousin twice removed whose mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the sister of Dick Myer, the girls' great-grandfather.

Reubin Thonton Wood
is 159 years old today, born in 1851  Reubin Thonton Wood is Ella Marie Hosler's  3rd great-grandaunt's husband's fatherMattie Carolyn Edge, Ella's 3rd great-grandaunt was married to Richard Tholian Wood, Reubin's son. Mattie Edge is the 2nd of 9 children to Ace Gwinn Edge and Regina Ann Elizibeth Sims, Ella's 4th great-grandparents and the parents of Joseph Lewis Edge, Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902. Cora is the wife of Dedrich Homer Myer the father and mother of Roland Max Myer Ella's Great-grandfather.


William Bagley Bridgforth
would be 72 years old today, born in 1938. William or I'll assume Bill, is Andrew and Bryan's Uncle, the brother of their father, John or Jack, Baskervil Bridgforth.  William died at age 66 in Kenbridge, Virginia Sepember 11, 2004.

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