Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meet the family for November 11th


Abel Gold
died 221 years ago today in 1789 at age 62 in Fairfield, CT.  Abel is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.  He married Ellen Burr and they are the parents of Talcott Gold.


Elizabeth Stewart
died 123 years ago today in 1888 at the age of 81 in Calhoun, AL. Liz is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt the sister of John Thomas Stewart Tara's 4th great-grandfather, the father of Frances Matilda Stewart who married Frances Marion Savage.


Joshua Sexton McCutcheon
is 191 years old today, born in 1819.  Joshua is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Jane Campbell and begot John Davis McCutcheon in 1853.  John married Lenore Overstreet January 27, 1874 in Morgan, AL and begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and begot 3 children, with Sarah Eloise Garrison being the middle child.  Sarah, Steve's great-grandmother, married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, AL.  They begot 4 children Donald Boyd in 1934, John Wesley, Jr. in 1935, Dottie Joan in 1937 and Judith May in 1940.


George W. Barnett
died 149 years ago today in 1861 at the age of 18.  The following is information I recently received from Karen Spaeth a cousin of the family.
9.  George W. BARNETT
b.  abt 1841/42
d.  11 Nov 1861
Civil War Service for George W. BARNETT:  6th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. K "Gilmer Blues" (Oglethorpe Co. GA), Army of Tennessee, CSA:  "Barnett, George W.- private May 28, 1861. Died November 11, 1861."
Muster roll contributed by Carolyn L. Harper Johnson <>
"The (6th Georgia Infantry) regiment garrisoned Yorktown, Virginia from June 1861 until the spring of 1862, experiencing its first combat in April in defense of that location."
My comment:  If George W. Barnett died on 11 Nov 1861, he likely died in Yorktown VA, perhaps of disease.

George is the kids' 1/2 5th great-granduncle,
the brother of Abel M. Barnett.  Abel was born to David Barnett and Sarah Phillips and George was born to David Barnett and his second wife Louvicy Hayes.  Together there were 17 children in the family.  Abel later married Rachel Meadows and they are the kids' 5th great-grandparents.

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