Friday, May 07, 2010

Meet the family for May 7th


Mary Ann Brown
is 172 years old today, born in 1838 in Sangamon, IL.  She died Sep 4, 1911 in Appleton City, Mo. Mary Ann is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lottie B. Ray.

Sam Cotton III
died 198 years ago today at age 73 in East Harford, Ct.  He was born November 16, 1738 in Middletown, Ct.  Sam is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Sam's father is Samuel Cotton, Jr. and his father is the boys' 8 great-grandfather Samuel Cotton.  All of the previous people were begot through Lydia Bates, Samuel Cotton's first wife, who died Sep 9, 1713. Our line goes through his second wife Experience Hall, who he married Feb 28, 1716.  Experience begot William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold the daughter of Talcott Gold.

Sarah Bradley
died 186 years ago today at age 79 in 1824.  She was born Dec 27, 1744 in CT. Sarah is the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  She married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna is the wife of Talcott Gold.

Sylvia Keith
is 275 years old today, born in 1735 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Sylvia died in 1822 in Monson, Mass. at age 87.  Sylvia is the boys' 7th great-grandmother and the wife of Benjamin Walker.  This branch was just recently discovered.  Ben and Sylvia begot Marshall Walker in 1757 and he married Hannah Dunbar in Aug of 1776.  They begot 5 children, the 4th being Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks (my second favorite family name)  in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton and they begot Hubbard Cotton.

Samuel Hall III and Lois Alvord's 255th
anniversary is today, married in 1755.  Samuel is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of Experience Hall the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

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