Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Meet the family for September 29th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Tara Modesa Naugher
is 28 years old today, born in 1982.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Tappin
is 348 years old today, born in 1662.   Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Ward, Sr. in Middletown, CT and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Earnest
is 177 years old today, born in 1833.  Betty is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  Elizabeth's mother is Rebecca Blunt, the 2nd wife of Jacob A. Earnest our next contestant.  Rachel's mother was his 1st wife, Elizabeth Sims.  That's the 3rd or 4th time I've noticed a child being named for a previous wife.  Seems strange to me.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob A. Earnest
died 168 years ago today in 1842 at age 63 in Hancock county, IL.  Jacob is the boys' 5th great-grandfather and the husband of both Rebecca Blunt and Elizabeth Sims.  Our line goes through Jacob and Elizabeth Sims' 7th child, Rachel Earnest, who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown, the mother of Lotti B. Ray.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Philibert Keith
died 196 years ago today in 1814 at age 77 in Bridgwater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Phil is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Sylvia Keith, the boys' 7th great-grandmother who married Benjamin Walker in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Emery Cleveland
died 100 years ago today in 1910 at age 55.  William is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, John Fletcher Cleveland whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, born in 1788.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James R. West
died 124 years ago today in 1886 at age 24.  James is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Savannah Peels
is 13 years old today, born in 1997.  Savannah is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  Her mother is Loucretia Brown, 1st cousin twice removed whoses father is Jerrel Thomas Brown, the kids' Great-granduncle and brother of their great-grandmother, Ella Ween Brown/Myer.  Happy birthday Savannah!!

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