Thursday, April 08, 2010

Meet the family for April 8th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Grizzella Earnest
is 197 years old today, born in 1813. Grizzella was born in Logan Kentucky and is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown the mother of Lottie B. Ray.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Luanna Brown
is 161 years old today, born in 1849.  Luanna is Steve's 3rd Great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.
is 83 years old today, born in 1927.  Jerry is Steve's Grandfather and Andrew and Bryan Bridgforth's Granduncle.  Another one of my heroes born in April.  This is my father, the man who gave me his name.  Dad was born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, just as I was.  He married Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Steible November 23 1950 in Kansas City.  He sacrificed and worked extremely hard to raise 4 boys and provide them with just about everything we could have ever wanted.  Dad was a planner.  He taught us to prepare for potential problems in life.  I'm not sure that took with me.  I did get his nose and his emotions.  Dad loved his family more than anything.  On the day before he died, he told mom that he had done all he could and that he thought she could take care of herself from here on out. He didn't wake up the next day.  Call me crazy, but since Dad died in 2001 every year on Mom's birthday a balloon shows up in the yard.  No, REALLY!  Some times a random balloon just lands in the yard.  On her 80th birthday we were throwing her a party in the yard and just before sunset a huge hot air balloon flew right over the house.  Explain that!  I miss our talks Dad, and thanks for continuing to look after us.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan H. Wooden
died 4 years ago today in 2006 at age 83 in Bradenton Florida. Nathan is the boys'1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Harvey H. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle.  Harvey's oldest brother is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden who married Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1884 and begot Walter William Wooden Sr. and Leroy Oliver Wooden.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Washington Columbus Chambers
is 136 years old today, born in 1874.  Columbo as we called him, or George some would call him in referral to the first President, is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, born in Hall county, GA and died at age 70 in Cherokee county GA., probably Wild Cat, GA. His mother called him Bob, because she never really liked his whole name.  That was his father's idea. Columbo's brother is Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, Noah Benjamin Chambers born December 18, 1879 in GA who married Dellia Keever in 1908.  They begot Nellie Chambers, Ella's Great-grandmother and the wife of Cecil Robert Hulgan, Duard's father.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Henry Daniel Sanford
is 142 years old today, born in 1868.  Henry is Tara's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.   His mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, Tara's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is Daniel Naugher, her 3rd great-granduncle and brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher.  Robert was born December3, 1821 in Union, SC and died September 2, 1900 in Cherokee, AL.  He married Mary Ann Reedy November 4, 1847 in Benton, Lowndes, Alabama and they begot 6 children.  The second one born and the only boy is Moses Service Naugher, born in 1851

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