Monday, July 26, 2010

Meet the family for July 26th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Ira Cotton
is 142 years old today, born in 1868.  George is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle whose brother is Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Their parents are Mary Hazelitt and Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Junius Declose Galt
is 117 years old today, born in 1893.  Junius is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, whose sister is Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, Jr
. is 75 years old today, born in 1935, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!!  John is Steve's grandfather and the father of Mittie Reeves, Steve's mother.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Louise J. Stanford
died 173 years ago today in 1837 at age 1 year 25 days having been born July 1, 1836. Louise is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford, born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.  Louise was the first born of their 12 children and David was the second born, having been born just 4 months after his older sister's death.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McNAUGHT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John McNaught
is 222 years old today, born in 1788. Born in Trione Parish Toronto, Ireland, John is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Martha Jane Wooden born in 1765 and married George McNaught in Trione Parish, Toronto, Ireland in 1781.  They had 5 children, all born in Ireland, with John being the 4th born.  Martha's brother is Robert Miller Wooden, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, born in Oldham, Kentucky January 1, 1796.  He married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit and they begot 10 children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being the last born in 1833.

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