Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meet the family for April 21st


Thomas Sims
died 226 years ago today in 1784 at age 82 in Culpeper county Virginia. Thomas is Steve's 7th great-grandfather.  Thomas married Rebecca Petty November 30 1725 in Richmond, Virginia and begot 10 children over the next 18 years.  I show Rebecca being born in 1720.  That is either wrong or Rebecca shouldn't even be in the family.  Then came Thomas 1726, James 1728, William 1728 (another set of twins), Elizah 1732, Amy 1734, Sarah 1736, Steve's 6th great-grandfather Jeremiah Sims 1738, another Thomas in 1740 and Zachariah Sims in 1748. Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in 1753 still in Virginia and begot James Sims in 1754.  James married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton, no relation to our other Cotton line that I can tell, in 1796 now in Jackson River Virginia.  They had 6 children the 5th being Dryden Sims born in 1819.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 in Virginia and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in West Virginia.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier Steve's 3rd great-grandmother in Appleton City Missouri in 1878 and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.


Caroline Louise Jaeger
died 93 years ago today in 1917 at age 37.  Caroline is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Helen Altana Powers, 2nd cousin 4 times removed, whose mother is Lydia Ann Banks, 1st cousin 5 times removed whose father is David Bradley Banks, 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother to Samuel Cheney Cotton, 4th great-grandfather.

Little Know fact

The 1918 flu pandemic -  This was the Spanish Flu and it is estimated that 50 - 100 million people died from between March of 1918 and June of 1920.  This flue was unusual in that it targeted strong health individuals and left the week, young and old, mostly untouched.  Studies show that the virus kills via "cytokine storm"  which means it causes a overreaction of the body's immune system.  The following people in our family line died during that time period.  The ones in blue are likely to have died from the flu while the others where to old or too young and probably died of other causes:

Wooden family lines

Lydia Ann Banks - 1st cousin 5 times removed - died June 6, 1919 age 89
Henry Jackson Bissey - Husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt - died Oct 24, 1919 at age 86
John D. Brown - Boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Jan 3, 1920 age 77
Husband of Pearl G. Young - boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1919
Henry Marshall Cotton - boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Oct 8, 1919 age 70
James Freeland Powers - the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed - died August 31, 1918 age 61
Jacob K. Stanford - the boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Feb 23, 1918 age 75
Henry Taylor - the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed - died March 27, 1918 age 77
Louie E. Wooden - the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1920 age 18

Hulgan family lines

Della D. Berryhill - Ella's 2nd great-grandmother- died 1919 at age 35
Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan - Ella's 3rd great-granduncle - died Jan 25, 1920 age 71

Steible family line

William Thomas Everhart - Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1919 age 15
William H. H. Sims - Steve's 3rd great-granduncle- died 1920 age 77

Reeves family line

John Thomas Garrison - Steve's 3rd great-grandfather - died July 4, 1918 age 68
John Davis McCutcheon - Steve's 3rd great-grandfather - died April 28, 1929 age 66

Myer/Brown family lines

John B. Kelley - the girls' 4th great-granduncle - died Oct 17, 1919 age 77
Lucie Ella Mayne - the girls' 2nd great-grandaunt - died June 24, 1919, at birth
Zuma McMurrey - the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt - died Oct 31, 1918 age 20

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