Saturday, July 10, 2010

Meet the family for July 10th


Brandon Max Hawkins
is 26 years old today, born in 1984.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDO!!


Charles W. Parker
is 130 years old today, born in 1880.  Charles is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray, who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne.


David Leland Smith
died 28 years ago today in 1982 at the age of 19 in Erlangen, Germany.  David is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  His father is still living and I don't know his name, but David's grandfather is Arnot Mathew Smith, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Arnot's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and her father is Morgan R. Cleveland, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

Ellen Jennings
is 242 years old today, born in 1768.  Ellen is the wife of the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Issac Gold.  Issac's brother is Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

Sally gold
is 228 years old today, born in 1782.  Sally is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, who as mentioned above, married Ira Cotton.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.


Eldred Maurice Sims
died 21 years ago today in 1989 at age 78 in Decatur, Alabama. Eldred is the husband of Steve's great-grandaunt, Johnnye Douzie Garrison who is the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Sarah Eloise Garrison who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.


Thomas Ernest Sims
died 71 years ago today in 1939 at age 48.  Thomas (Uncle Ernie) was believed to have been gay.  In a bit of extreme irony closed himself in the families hall closet and shot himself to death with a pistol according to Betty Wooden.  Ernie was the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims. Ernie may have been the subject of a song written by "The Who" in the early 1970's called "The Pin Ball Wizard" but that fact is unsubstantiated.

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