Both Andrew Bagley Bridgforth and Bryan Wooden Bridgforth turn 27 years old today, born in 1983 in Jefferson county, Texas. Andrew and Bryan are Steve's 2nd Cousins. Their parents are John Baskerville Bridgforth and Deborah Ann Wooden, Steve's 1st cousin once removed. Jack's parents are Edward McPhail Bridgforth and Sudie Seay Bagley. Debi's parents are Walter William Wooden Jr., Steve's Granduncle and Ruth E. Schuchert. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!
Isaac Starling died 232 years ago today in 1778, he was 62. Isaac is the girls' 7th great-granduncle. His brother is Abraham Starling, the girls' 7th great-grandfather. Abraham married Elizabeth Smelley in 1755 in Northhampton, NC. They begot 3 children, the last one being Abraham Starling Jr. in 1758. He married Charlotte Heart from Hilton, Cambridgeshire, England, and begot 4 more Starlings, the oldest being John Starling in 1804 in Tennessee. John married Nancy Melby, also from Tenn, in 1825 and begot 7 more Starling children. Some time between 1832 (when John A. Starling was born in Tenn) and 1837 (when Daniel Pickens Starling was born in Centre,Cherokee, AL) they moved to Alabama. Their second child, born in Tenn, was Wiley B. Starling, the girl's 4th great-grandfather. Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and begot 12 more Starlings of their own. The last one, born in 1878 when Augusta was 46 years old, was Alice Cora Starling, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother. Alice Cora married Joseph Lewis Edge some time before 1900 and begot 6 Edge children. The second one, Cora Augusta Edge born in 1902 is the girls' 2nd great-grandmother, who married Dedrich Homer Myer from Madison, Morgan, GA and begot the 11 Myer children we know and love.
James McMurry is 212 years old today, born in 1798. James is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Levinia Jane Earnest, born in Logan Kentucky in 1804 and died in Amador California May 6, 1891. Levinia is the oldest of 11 children born to the boys' 5th great-grandparents, Jacob A. Earnest and Elizabeth Sims. Rachel Earnest, the 7th born married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents. They begot Charlotte Brown in 1839 who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865. Lotti of course married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton Dec 13, 1887 in Appleton City, MO and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton, their second child, in 1891, also in Appleton City, MO.
Reverend, John Kendall Deering and Lydia Ann Banks were married on this day in 1876 when she was 46 years old. It was her second marriage. Lydia is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Her father is David Bradley Banks.
James Thomas Savage is 144 years old today, born in 1866. James is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle. James is another one of the 17 children born to the two Frances', Savage and Stewart. James came in at number 4. He died in Taylor, Texas in 1933. James' oldest sister, Sallie E. Savage, is Tara's 2nd great-grandmother, who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 and the had 7 children, the 6th being Horace Savage Naugher in 1897 who married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara's great-grandparents. They begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920 and he married Haney Fortenberry in 1946. They are Tara's grandparents.
William Henry Stanford is 137 today born in 1873. William is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884 and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.
Willie Frances McCutcheon is 128 years old today, born in 1882. Willie is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, born in Morgan county, AL and died in Morgan April 4th 1967. We discussed Willie yesterday. Willie's sister is Lula Mae McCutcheon born in 1887 in Morgan. She married Samuel Omar Garrison in Morgan on Dec 27th, 1905. They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 and she married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932. John and Sarah begot John Jr. in 1935 and he married Mary Evelyn Pharris begotting along the way, Mittie Marie Reeves, Steve's mother, in 1956.
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