Friday, July 30, 2010

Meet the family for July 30th


Louis William Bridgforth
is 147 years old today, born in 1863. Louis is Bryan and Andrew's great-grandfather.  Louis married Bertha Maria Welsh December 10, 1891 and begot 6 children the 5th of which was Edward McPhail Bridgforth in 1906.  Edward is the boys' grandfather.  He married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.

Bertha Lee Bridgforth
is 117 years old today, born in 1893. Bertha is Andrew and Bryan's grandaunt, the sister of their grandfather, Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. Looks like Bertha was named for her mother, Bertha Maria Welsh, the boys' great-grandmother.


Philibert Keith
is 273 years old today, born in 1737.  Phil is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Sylvia Keith, their 7th great-grandmother who married Benjamin Walker in 1756.  They begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall Walker, age 19, married Hannah Dunbar, age 16, August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 in Massachusetts and begot 9 children, the first of which was Almira Walker who later married Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

Sarah Walker
is 348 years old today, born in 1662. Sarah is both the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, via her parents William Walker and Sarah Snow, and their 3rd cousin 11 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

Sarah Rachel Galt
is 152 years old today, born in 1858.  Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt whose sister is Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton December 13, 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.


Thomas McNaught
is 227 years old today, born in 1783.  Probably born in Ireland Thomas is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Martha Jane Wooden, the sister of 4th great-grandfather, Robert Miller Wooden (1795-1835).  Robert married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit(e) February 18, 1819 in Jefferson, Kentucky.  They begot some where around 11 children before he died  at age 39.  Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather was the last born to Robert and Malinda.  Malinda then marred Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall and had at least 3 more children. Some confusion remains because Jefferson Woodsmall adopted some of the younger Wooden children and because the birthdays aren't clear, I don't know who begot who yet.  Good news is that the information has been rolling in.  I added at least a dozen people yesterday.


Susannah E. Savage
died 147 years ago today, in 1863 at 3 months old having been born on April 2, 1863.  Susannah is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Susannah was the second of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  She was born just as the war broke out.  In fact, her sister, the third child born to the Frances' also died young, living from only October, 10, 1864 to January 5, 1865, she was Amanda E. Savage.

Marietta Mary Stewart
died 77 years ago today in 1933 at age 86 in Cherokee, Alabama.  Mary is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of their 3rd great-grandmother, Frances Matilda Stewart aforementioned above.

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