Friday, May 21, 2010

Meet the family for May 21st

WOODEN FAMILY LINE

ANDERSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Azra S. Anderson
is 138 years old today, born in 1872 in Harter IL. Azra is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle's wife's brother.  Ok, not really blood, but close. His sister is Myrtle M. Anderson who married Harvey H. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather and father of the next contestant, Leroy.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Leroy Oliver Wooden
died 14 years ago today in 1996 at age 94.  Leroy is Walter Wooden Sr.'s brother.  The one that stayed on the farm.  That makes Leroy the boys' Great-granduncle.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SMELLY/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert Smelley
died 254 years ago today in 1756 at age 40 in Northampton, NC. Robert is the kids' 8th great-grandfather. I don't know who he married (very unusual) but they begot Elizabeth Smelley in 1737 in NC.  Elizabeth married Abraham Starling in Northampton, NC in 1755 and begot Abraham Starling Jr. in 1758.  Jr. married Charlotte Heart from Hilton, England and begot John Starling in 1804.  John born in Tennessee married Nancy Melby from Tennessee in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers, and are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878 in Cherokee, AL who married Joseph Lewis Edge from York, SC and they begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot the Myer eleven.

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