Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Meet the family for May 26th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Jerry Joseph Wooden Jr. is the reference point for relations today.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Mar Cotton
is 112 year old today, born in 1898.  Helen is my grandaunt.  Her sister is my grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall
died 337 years ago today in 1673.  John is my 10th great-grandfather.  He married Esther Ann Willicke and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown on Feb 11, 1645 and begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot our heroine Experience Hall in 1684.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton, Jr
. is 306 years old today, born in 1704. Sam is my 1/2 -6th great-granduncle, being the son of Samuel Cotton, Sr. and his first wife, Lydia Bates.  Lydia died in 1713 and Samuel Cotton married Experience Hall, begetting, my 6th great-grandfather William Cotton.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

Nancy Darlene Myer is the reference point for relations today

STARLING/EDGE/MYER
John Starling
died 134 years ago today in 1876.  John is Darlene's 3rd great-grandfather. John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers to become Darlene's 2nd great-grandparents.  Their last child was Alice Cora Starling, born in March of 1878 in Cherokee, AL.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge, their second child, in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot Darlene's father Roland Max Myer in 1932.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER
Lena Parker
died 39 years ago today, in 1971.  Lena is Darlene's 1st cousin twice removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the sister of Ida Jane McMurray, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne at the last moment of the century on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie is Darlene's Grandmother.


STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ruth Mae Woodrum
was born 130 years ago today in 1880 in West Virginia.  Ruth is the wife of my 1st cousin 3 times removed, John Melville Sims.  John's father is my 2nd great-granduncle William H. H. Sims, while his brother is Thomas Nuton Sims, my 2nd great-grandfather, who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and begot Margret Izora Sims, my Great-grandmother.


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