Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meet the family for March 28th


Frances Marion Savage
died 108 years ago today at age 65 in 1902. Frances was born Dec 31, 1836 in Union, Arkansas.  He married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct, 4th 1860 in Calhoun Alabama, he was 23 and she was 15.  They started begotting children and popped out 17 before it was over.  They are Tara's 3rd great-grandparents.  Their first child was Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 in Cherokee, AL.


Freda Kay Hulgan
is 67 years old today.  Freda is Duard's older sister and Ella's Grandaunt.  Freda died in September of 1969 at age 26.  She was married to Kenneth Pruitt.  Some one correct me if this information is wrong or if you can add some dates or locations to it.

James Calvin Burt
died 70 years ago today in 1940 at age 68. James is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  He was born in Dekalb county, Alabama October 16, 1871 and died in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.  He was the 5th of 10 children born to Elisha Toby Burt and Ella's 4th Great-grandaunt, Tempa Copeland.  Tempa's brother is Ella's 4th great-grandfather Tillman R. Copeland, born in 1835 to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot 4 children, the oldest being Ruth J. Copeland who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 in Dekalb, Alabama.  They begot Thomas Frankilin Hulgan in 1876, their second of 6 children.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill  and they begot 6 children, Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's Great-grandfather is their second child.


Hannah Talcott
died 314 years ago today at age 32 in 1696. Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Nathan Gold in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1686.  They begot 7 children and in 1692 had Samuel Gold, who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 in Fairfield and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

Sally Gold
is 231 years old today, born in 1779. This isn't the Sally Gold that was the daughter of Talcott Gold.  This Sally is the boys' 1/2- 6th great-grandaunt and was born to Abel Gold and his second wife Amelia Silliman.  That makes this Sally Gold, Talcott Gold's 1/2 sister.  Talcott must have liked her enough to name his first daughter after her when she was born in 1782, just 3 years later.

Thomas Gold
is 198 years old today, born in 1812.  Thomas is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, born to Elizabeth and the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Abel Gold Jr., Talcott Gold's brother.

William Ward
died 320 years ago today in 1690 at age 57.  William is the boys' 10th great-grandfather. He was born August 16, 1632 in Northly, Oxfordshire, England. and died in Middletown, Connecticut.  He came to America between 1632 and 1658 when he married his first wife, Sarah Phelps in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.  She was 26 and he was 25.  Sarah died a year later about two weeks after giving birth to their only child William Jr. who died himself one day shy of his 2nd birthday in 1661.  William Sr. now 27 married the 27 year old Phoebe Fenner in 1660 and begot 9 children of their own.  The second one, a girl named Phoebe Ward was born in 1663 and is the boys' 9th great-grandmother having married Samuel Hall in 1683.  They are the parents of Experience Hall.  But lets look back on the timing of the their marriage and the death of William Ward Jr.  Sarah Phelps died on July 9, 1659 after giving birth to William on June 21, 1659.  Then William Sr. married Phoebe Fenner on March 28 1660, roughly 8 months after the death of his first wife.  Then Phoebe gave birth to their first child, Thomas Ward on February 7, 1661, 11 months later.  But William Jr. died June 20, 1661.  Was she too busy with her new child to pay attention to the sickly William Jr?  We may never know.

William Ward and Phoebe Fenner's anniversary number 350 is today,
married in 1660, in Middletown CT when they were both 27 years old.  Gee, that was nice of William to died on their anniversary, so she would remember him.  Actually, he died at age 57 in 1690 and she died a year later at age 58 in 1691.

Fred Douglas Bellows
is 116 years old today, born in 1894.  Fred is the husband of the boys' great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton, the sister of  Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton.   Helen was the youngest of the three children born to Lotti B. Ray and Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Helen married Fred Douglas Bellows and they begot George Cotton Bellows, May 1920-October 1920 and Frank Cotton Bellows, March 1926 - October 1939.  They are both the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.

Daniel Denison
is 330 years old today, born in 1680.  Dan is the boys' 2nd cousin 10 times removed.  His mother is Phebe Lay, the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed.  We called her Frito Lay. Frito's mother is 10th great-grandaunt, Sarah Fenner, the sister of Pheobe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Pheobe married William Ward in Middletown, CT on this day in 1660.  See the previous mention.

Elias Boudinot and Harriet Ruggles Gold's 184th
anniversary is today, married in 1826 when he was 24 and she was 20 years old.  Interesting story here.  "   From Peggy Bright - In researching our family history, I kept coming across the name Harriet Ruggles Gold when searching my great aunt, Harriet Anne Gold (Peck) Herdegen.  It turns out that Harriet Ruggles Gold was the daughter of Benjamin Gold.  He was the brother of Thomas and Thomas R. Gold.  Harriet is buried in New Echota, Georgia (now Calhoun).  She married Elias Boudinot (aka Buck Waite), a Cherokee, who signed the Treaty of New Echota. If you don't know the story about them, I will tell you about their love story that began in Cornwall, CT."      This story was featured on Public TV and produced by Ken Burns.


William James Wishard and Mary Kaufman's
162 anniversary is today, married in 1848 in Kingman, Vermillion, Indiana. William James Wishard is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's father.  Williams son Oliver Kaufman Wishard married the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford in 1886 in Tuscola, Illinois.  Catherine's oldest sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884, also in Illinois.


Eunice O. Wooden
is 94 years old today, born in 1916.  Eunce is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the youngest of the 6 children born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  Our line goes through the 1st born, Joseph R. Wooden, born 18 years before Harvey.  Joseph is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.


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