Saturday, September 11, 2010

Meet the family for September 11th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eleanor Johnson
died 152 years ago today in 1858 at the age of 90 in Cornwall, CT.  Eleanor is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, Capt., Benjamin Gold.  Ben's father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, Jr. and his father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold, the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Esther Bradley in December of 1716 and begot Able Gold the father of Talcott Gold.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lorenzo Dow Cleveland
is 193 years old today, born in 1875.  Lor is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of  Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Fenner
is 385 years old today, born in 1625.  William is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and the brother of their 10th great grandmother, Phoebe Fenner.  William was born in Surrey England and died in Providence, Rhode Island.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Johnson
died 125 years ago today, in 1885 at the age of 82 in Harrison, IN.  James is the boys' 4th great-grandfather who married Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson and Maranda Johnson in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Talley Chambers
died 135 years ago today in 1875 at the age of 4 months. James is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
William Bagley Bridgforth
died 6 years ago today in 2004 at the age of 66 in Kenbridge, Virginia.  William is Andrew and Bryan's uncle, the brother of their father, John Baskerville Bridgforth.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
John F. Barnett
is 187 years old today, born in 1823.  John is the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Abel M. Barnett, the kids 5th great-grandfather.  John was the 12th child of the 15 born to David Barnett and Sarah Phillips in Oglethorpe, Georgia.   Abel was the 8th born, ten years younger than John.  Abel married Rachel Meadows of Oglethorpe and they begot 9 children, with David A Barnett being the first born in 1833.  David the kids' 4th great-grandfather, married Jane C. and they begot 7 children with Lucy E. Barnett being the first born in 1858.  There were 5 girls and 2 boys in that family.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer around 1875 and they begot 6 children before he was killed in Winterville Georgia April 11, 1889.

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