Thursday, March 25, 2010

Meet the family for March 25th


Authur McCaw
died 35 years ago today at age 71. Authur is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is William F. Johnson/McCaw who is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  That is the expected.  The unexpected is that William's wife is Nora Catherine Moore, who is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Yes, these are 1st cousin's who married.  But as we talked about before, William changed the family name form Johnson to McCaw for some reason.  Quite possibly because he was adopted by the Johnson family and reverted back to his original name when he became of age.  That would make the 1st cousin thing moot.


Elizabeth Cotton
is 309 years ago today, born in 1701. Elizabeth is the boys' 1/2-7th great-grandaunt, born in Middletown, CT. Elizabeth's parents are Samuel Cotton and his first wife Lydia Bates who we discussed yesterday.  Sam's second wife is, Experience Hall.

Sarah Ann Gold
died 224 years ago today in 1786 at 4 days old. Sarah is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed, their 5th cousin 7 times removed, and their 7th cousin 7 times removed.  Her father is Capt. Benjamin Gold, their 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed and his father is Hezekiah Gold, 8th great-granduncle, brother of 8th great-grandfather Samuel Gold.

Sarah Sedgwick
is 271 years old today, born in 1739.  She is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Rev. Hezikiah Gold whom we just talked about.

Thomas Ruggles Gold
is 223 years old today, born in 1787.  Thomas is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  His father is the aforementioned Capt. Benjamin Gold.


Joseph R. Wooden
died 79 years ago today at age 70 in Appleton City MO in 1931.  Joseph is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.  Joseph, who I got my middle name from, married Margaret Jennie Stanford Oct 29, 1884 in IL.  They begot Walter William Wooden Sr. in 1887 and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.


Mary Kaufman
is 182 years old today born in 1828.  Mary Kaufman is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's mother. Mary married William James Wishard and begot Oliver Kaufman Wishard in 1859.  Oliver married Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt.  Catherine's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden who we discussed above.


Sarah E. Naugher
is 156 years old today born in 1854. Sarah is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Sarah's older brother is Moses Service Naugher Tara's 2nd great-grandfather who married Sallie E. Savage in August of 1883.  They begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897. 

Archibald Stewart
died 148 years ago today in 1862 at age 80.  Archie is Tara's 5th great-grandfather.  Born in York, SC in 1781 he died in Calhoun, Alabama.  He married Rachel Akins July 12, 1804 in Rock Hill, York, SC.  They had 12 kids with the line going through John Thomas Stewart, the 8th born in 1820.


Edgar L. McMurrey
is 100 years old today, born in 1910. Edgar is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.

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