Friday, July 23, 2010

Meet the family for July 23rd


John W. Bolton
is 110 years old today, born in 1900.  John is the Husband of Lena Parker, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Ida Jane McMurray, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

Lee Vernon McMurrey
died 133 years ago today in 1877. Lee is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909, who is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.


Lt., John Talcott, Jr.
died 322 years ago today in 1688 at the age of 56, in Hartford, CT. John is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Braintree, Essex, England in 1632.  He married Helena Wakeman in 1650.  Going back in time, Helena's parents are John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins, the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  Elizabeth's parents are William Hopkins and Helen Vickaris, the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  But, William's brother is the famous Stephen Hopkins a passenger on the Mayflower.  So William is also the boys' 12th great-granduncle.

Side bar:  Stephen Hopkins first came to the new world via the ship "Sea Venture"  he organized a mutiny after the ship was stranded in Bermuda.  He was captured and sentenced to death, but later talked his was out of it and went back to England to later come over on the Mayflower.  For further information on the Sea Venture go to  PS: the wreak of the Sea Venture is said to have inspired William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Thomas Ward III
is 295 years old today, born in 1715.   Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle via his sister Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton.  He is also the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed, via his great-grandfather, William Ward's daughter Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall.


Virtle Josephine Stanford
is 116 years old today, born in 1894. Virtle is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865 who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the parents of Walter William Wooden.

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