Sunday, April 18, 2010

Meet the family for April 18th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elisha Ward
died 300 years ago today in 1710 at age 7 months. Eisha is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt and the sister of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Nehemiah Burr
is 276 years old today born in 1734.  Nehi is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born to Capt, Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman also the parents of Ellen Burr the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
James Catlett Garrison
died 119 years ago today in 1891 at age 73 in Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama. James is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  James married Sarah Deliliah Tate and begot John Thomas Garrison who married Martha Demaris Grantland and begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John Jr. in 1935.

McKEE/REEVES/WOODEN
Leonard "Pete" Carter McKee and Judith May Reeves'
24th anniversary is today, married in 1986 when she was 45, in Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee. Judith is Steve's grandaunt.  She is the sister of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
William David Stanford
the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed is 117 years old today born in 1893 to
Mary Molly Spencer and William Henry Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle.  William is the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Jimmy Nelson McMurrey
died 12 years ago today in 1998 at age 60.  Jimmy is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Grover was the 7th born and Ida the 3rd born of the 11 that William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley had.

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