Friday, March 26, 2010

Meet the family for March 26th


Edward McPhail Bridgforth
Jr. is 75 years old today, born in 1935.  Edward is Bryan and Andrew's Uncle.  Edward is the oldest of the three boys that were born to Edward McPhail Bridgforth Sr. and Sudie Seay Bagley.  William Bagley Bridgforth is next, born in 1938 and John Baskervil Bridgforth, Debi Wooden's husband, is the youngest, born in 1944.


Jerrel T. Brown
died 8 years ago today. Jerrel is Ella's great-granduncle.  Jerrel was born to Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne Dec 28, 1941 in Henagar, Dekalb, AL.  He married Nancy Andrews and had 3 girls and 1 boy, Tarrell Brown (1964), Cretia Brown (1973), Mitch Brown (1970-1975) and Yolanda Brown (1963-).  Jerrel died after a heart transplant in Nashville Tennessee in 2002.  We all miss him.  I can't believe it has been 8 years.


Richard S. Abell
is 79 years old today, born in 1931 in Rhode Island.  Richard is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  He died May 15, 1985 in Moorpark, Ventura, CA.  Here is how it tracks.  Richard's father is Robert Frazier Abell Sr., the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  Robert's mother is Lena V. Frazer, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

Thomas Cotton
is 246 years old today, born in 1764. There are 4 Thomas Cottons in our family line and 3 Thomas Cottens.  This Thomas is the boys' 6th great-grandfather, born in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  He died April 9, 1856 also in Middletown.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard Oct 31, 1787 in Middletown and begot 5 children, the oldest being Ira Cotton.

Bradley David Banks
is 152 years old today, born in 1858.  Brad is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, born to 1st cousin 5 times removed, Ira Bradley Banks.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother, Sally Gold.

Francis Bernice Wright
died 9 years ago today in 2001.  Fran is the second wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Arnot Mathew Smith, Sr.

Jemima Hall
is 252 years old today, born in 1758.  Jem is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall, III.  Samuel's father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of .Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother

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