Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meet the family for August 28th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE - USING THE WAY BACK MACHINE

WENTWORTH/POLEY/POOLE/HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anne Wentworth died 435
years ago today in 1575 at age 55 in Suffolk, England.  Anne is the boys' 14th great-grandmother.  She married John Poley (Poole) and begot Mary Poole in 1552.  Mary and her husband Nicholas Hopkins are the parents of Stephen Hopkins who, with his second wife, Elizabeth Fisher, and their family, sailed to Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower in 1620.

SEDGWICK/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Sedgwick
died 244 years ago today in 1766 at age 27 in Cornwall, CT. Sarah is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, the Rev., Hezekiah Gold. Hezekiah's father is also Hezekiah Gold, the boy's 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold, who married Esther Bradley December 7, 1716 in Fairfield, CT and begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they begot the boys' 6th great-grandfather, Talcott Gold in 1759.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham's
303rd anniversary is today, married in 1707 in Hartford, CT.  He was 22 and she was 21 years old.    The couple is the boys' 8th great-grandparents and parents of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton September 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT.  They begot Thomas Cotton in 1764, who married Anna Hubbard October 31, 1787 in Middletown, CT.  They begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold May 6, 1811.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Thomas Garrison
is 161 years old today, born in 1849.  John is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Martha Demaris Grantland February 24, 1870 in Morgan, AL and begot 6 children, the 3rd being Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and they begot 3 children, the second one being Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909, who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama.

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