Almira Walker died 143 years ago today in 1867 at age 52 in Friendship, New York. Almira is the boys' 4th great-grandmother via her marriage to Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and their 8th cousin 6 times removed via her relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.
Electa Sparks died 140 years ago today, in 1870 at age 73 in Friendship, New York. On the same day as her daughter Almira died 3 years earlier. Electa is the boys' 5th great-grandmother. She married Cady R. Walker in 1813 and begot the afore mentioned Almira Walker in 1814.
Francis Shirley died 439 years ago today, in 1571 at age 56. This is early Cotton stuff. Francis is the boys' 13th great-grandfather. Francis married Dorothy Gifford and begot Elizabeth Shirley in 1540. Liz married Thomas Cotton and begot Andrew Cotton who married Joane and they begot William Serg Cotton in 1610. Serg married Ann Graves July 10th, 1637 in Accomack, VA and begot Rev, John Cotton in 1643. John married Mary Marie Stowe in 1666 in Concord, Mass. and they begot Samuel Cotton in 1676. Samuel is the boys' 8th great grandfather and the husband of Experience Hall. They were married February 28, 1716 in Middletown, CT.
John Gaines and Susannah Warner's 272 anniversary is today, married in 1738. Susannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed via Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward and their 2nd cousin 9 times removed via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner. Susannah's mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and sister of Experience Hall, and Susannah Hall's grandmother is Phoebe Fenner.
Mary Hall is 316 years old today, born in 1694. Interestingly, Mary Hall is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and the sister of Experience Hall and Susannah Hall. Making Mary also the boy's 1 cousin 10 times removed, via her relationship with William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, her grandparents.
John Gaines, Sr. died 262 years ago today, in 1748 at age 73 in Middletown, CT. John is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed's husband's father. John married Naomi Hale and begot John Gaines, Jr. in 1712. John, Jr. married Susannah Warner, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. Her mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and her sister is Experience Hall.
Beth Ann Farthing is 46 years old today, born in 1964. Beth is the Partner of Steve's 1st cousin once removed, Donald Reeves, Jr. Donald and Beth have not gotten married and have one son, Donald Boyd Reeves III, born in 2001. Donald's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Sr. Steve's granduncle and brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr. Steve's grandfather.
Johnnye Douzie Garrison died 13 years ago today, in 1997 at age 81 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama. Johnnye is Steve's great-grandaunt who married Eldred Maurice Sims in 1935. Johnnye's sister is Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.
Orville Goetter died 12 years ago today, in 1997 at age 93 in Belleville, St. Clair, Illiniois. Orville is Steve's great-granduncle's wife's uncle. His brother is Paul W. Goetter who married Vernetta Bohnenstiehl in 1922 and begot Mildred L. Goetter the wife of Steve's great-granduncle, John W. Steible. John is the brother of Al Steible and the youngest of the clan. John died in 1999.
Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan died 39 years ago today, in 1971 at age 44 in Fayetteville, GA. Evelyn is Ella and Mason's 1/2 great-grandaunt, the sister of Cecil Robert Hulgan via different mothers. Evelyn's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill. Of course, both of their fathers are Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.
Joseph M. Martin is 183 years old today, born in 1827. Joe is Ella and Mason's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Delila Caroline Martin who married William H. West in 1850 and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854. Sarah married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879. Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909. Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and are Ella and Mason's great-grandparents.
James Loid Naugher, Jr. is 99 years old today, born in 1911. James is Tara and Calum's great-granduncle, the brother of Horace Savage Naugher who married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara and Calum's great-grandparents.
Roda Carrie Hutchins is 103 years old today, born in 1907. Roda is the Wife of the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne. Robert is the brother of Donie Mae Mayne who married Oscar Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown.
William Barnett died 142 years ago today in 1868. William is the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Abel M. Barnett (1813-1864). Abel married Rachel and begot 7 children with David A. Barnett, the kids' 4th great-grandfather being the first born. David married Jane C. and they begot 7 children with Lucy E. Barnett being the first born. Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer in 1875 and they are the kids' 3rd great-parents.
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