Saturday, April 03, 2010

Meet the family for April 3rd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henrietta Earnest
is 192years old today, born in 1818. Rietta, as we liked to call her, is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  She is the 8th child of the 11 born to Jacob A. Earnest and Elizableth Sims.  The 7th child was Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839, the 4th child of 12 they had.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Morgan R. Cleveland
is 175 years old today, born in 1835.
  Morgan is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of 5the great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Roland Max Myer
is 78 years old today, born in 1932. Dick Myer is a living legend.  The stories about his world class generosity, his flawless ethics and his unconditional love for his family are endless.  We all know that Dick is Ella and Caitlyn's Great-grandfather and that Dick and Ella Ween Brown married March 31, 1956 in Trenton, GA.  And I'm sure you know that he and Ella Ween begot "the Myer Girls", Nancy Darlene Myer in 1956 who went on to married the love of her life, Jerry Wooden.  They have one pointer, Quag Myer.  Then came Beverly Joan Myer in 1958 who married Jimmy Dale Hawkins and they begot two amazing children, Brandon Max Hawkins who married the beautiful, Sherinda Frost, and Cristy Dale Hawkins who married the virtually perfect, Kevin "Big'un" Jennings and they begot, Caitlyn Jennings in June of last year.  Then Beverly married the rock solid Brent Stewart Naugher, who already had Calum Stewart Naugher, with kids of his own and Tara "teacher of the year" Modesa Naugher.  Then Dick and Ella Ween begot Thereasa Ellen Myer on their anniversary of all things, in 1961 while living in Atlanta, GA.  Thereasa married the stone man, Duard Robert Hulgan and proceeded to beget, three girls of their own.  Kellie Marie Hulgan born in 1980 settled down with a great man, Aaron Hosler and to everyone's pleasure became a fantastic mother to Ella Marie Hosler in 2008.  We can't wait to see the future of that little one. Then along came Heather Leigh Hulgan in 1983 who married a "foreigner", and all round great guy, Jeremy Knowles.  They of course are living the dream in Charlotte North Carolina, and are due to deliver Mason Knowles later this month.  Then finally came Haley Dabeth Hulgan.  She surprises us all every time we are around her.  She is destine for greatness.  So, long story short, you probably know all of that about Roland Max Myer, but did you know that I admire him, and look up to him as though he was my own father?  I'm sure you do too.  We love you Dick, have another great birthday, lest I repeat myself!

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Troy Hawkins
died 21 years ago today in 1989.  Troy was born around 1921 in AL to J.A. Hawkins and Iren L.  Troy was the 3rd of their 7 children.  Nellie J. Hawkins 1917, Cicie M. Hawkins 1918, Troy Hawkins 1921, Tressie Hawkins about 1922, Winnie S. Hawkins 1926, Amos Hawkins 1927, and Floyd Hawkins 1929.  Troy married Willie Belle Dorsett December 25 Christmas day in 1944 on Round Mountain, Cherokee, AL.  They begot Jimmy Dale Hawkins on tax day April 15th in 1953 and Brenda Hawkins, I'm not sure when.  Jimmy Dale married Beverly Myer and begot Cristy Dale Hawkins and Brandon Max Hawkins.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings and begot a baby girl due in June of last year that is named Caitlyn Belle Jennings.  Brandon married
Sherinda Frost in June of last year.  Troy Hawkins is Brandon and Cristy's Grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Verom Hulgan
is 71 years old today, born in 1939. Verom is Ella's granduncle.  He died at age 9 months, on January 19, 1940.  Verom is Duard's older brother.

HULGAN/HOSLER
Wallace Henry Hulgan
died 60 years ago today at age 65 in 1950 in Dekalb, AL.  Henry is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Henry's father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-granduncle.  Nic's next younger brother is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather, John Miller Hulgan who married Ruth J. Copeland and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Verom in 1939 and Duard Robert Hulgan, Ella's Grandfather, in 1953.


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