Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meet the family for March 18th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Burr
was born on this day and died on this day in 1839, 271 years ago. Abby is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  She was born and died in Fairfield CT to Capt. Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman.  She was the 10th of the 11 children they had. Abby's older sister Ellen Burr married Abel Gold and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  Their 3rd child is Talcott Gold the boys' link to the SAR. (Son's of the American Revolution)

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow's
anniversary number 228 is today.  They were married in 1782. Talcott and Anna are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.  He was born in Fairfield, CT and she in Stratford, CT, just down the road.  They both died and are buried in Friendship NY.  Talcott was originally buried in the town cemetery but was moved to the Cotton Family Plot in Friendship, NY where he now rests. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hall
is 265 years old today, born in 1745.  Betty is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr., the brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall is 269 years old today, born in 1741.  John is the brother of the aforementioned Elizabeth Hall, also born on this day but several years apart.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Laura Phelps Walker
died 133 years ago today in 1877 at age 50 in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan.
Laura is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Maranda Johnson
died 151 years ago today in 1859 at age 26 in Owen IN.  She is buried at Little Mount Cemetery, in Owen.  Maranda is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the twin sister of Amanda Johnson, both born Feb, 28 1833.  Amanda is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann's
111 anniversary is today.  Caesar and Louisa are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  They came to America from Germany and France.  Caesar in 1895 from Alsace-Lorraine, France and Louisa in 1892 from Stuttgart, Germany.  They married in 1898 in East St. Louis, IL and begot 7 children.  The 4 child and the first boy was Ceasar Alford Steible, born in 1908.  Al married Lola Everhart Jan 5, 1928 also in East St. Louis, IL and begot only one child, Elizabeth Louise Steible, Steve's Grandmother.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lewis Henry Everhart is 140 years old today, born in 1870. 
Lewis is the older brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Lewis married Gertie Colwell, April 22, 1900 then Pearl May Bell January 24, 1914.  He had two children with each.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

John Christopher Crow and Charity Adeline Holland's
152nd anniversary is today, married in 1858 in Dekalb, AL when he was 19 and she was 18 years old. John and Mary are the girls' 4th great-grandparents.   They begot 11 children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

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