Thursday, November 25, 2010

Meet the family for November 25th


Archibald Stewart
is 229 year old today, born in 1781.  Archy is Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandfather.  He married Rachel Akins in July of 1804 and begot 12 children with the 8th one being John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale in 1845 and begot 11 more Stewarts.  Frances Matilda Stewart was the first born and she married Frances Marion Savage and as we all know, they begot 17 children.  That is 40 children born in just 3 generations. Not to mention Sally E. Savage, the first born to the Frances', married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 and begot 7 more.  Then their 6th born, Horace Savage Naugher married Maxie Ruth Smith and had 9 of their own.  Ok, the count is 56 children in 5 generations from just the children in Tara and Calum's line.  What a family reunion you could have.

Margaret Ann Naugher
died 128 years ago today in 1882 at age 24 in Cherokee, AL.  Margaret is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Moses Service Naugher.


John Hall
died 299 years ago today in 1711 at age 63 in Guilford, New Haven, CT.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Hall the father of Experience Hall and Sam Jr. mentioned below. Their parents are Richard Hall and Mary Anthony who both came from England to be some of the first settlers of Middletown, Connecticut.

Lydia Cotton
is 311 years old today, born in 1699.  Lydia Cotton is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  Lydia is the second daughter of Samuel Cotton, Steve's 8th great-grandfather and his first wife Lydia Bates. Samuel's second wife was Experience Hall, who was our great-grandmother mentioned below.  So Lydia Cotton is only a 1/2 aunt, but still blood via Samuel.

Samuel Hall, Jr
. is 314 years old today, born in 1696.  Samuel Hall is the boys' 8th great-granduncle.  He was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1696.  His parents, Samuel Hall and Phebe Ward were some of the first Puritan settlers of the Colony of Connecticut.  Imagine what is was like back then.  The internet connections must have been very slow. Samuel's sister was the famous Experience Hall the second wife of Samuel Cotton and Steve's 8th great-grandparents.  Samuel is 12 years younger than Experience.  Samuel and Experience were two of 6 children that the Puritan's Samuel and Phebe raised.

William Hall
is 276 years old today, born in 1735.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is the aforementioned Samuel Hall, Jr. also born on this day, both probably in Middletown, CT.

Chancey Cleveland
is 184 years old today, born in 1826.  Chancey is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather Nancy Ann Cotton married John Platt Cleveland December 27, 1816 in Masonville, New York and begot 14 children with Chancey being the 7th child born.

Charles Leonard Abell and Lena V. Frazer's
114th anniversary is today, married in Wyalusing, Bradford, PA in 1896 when he was 21 and she was 18.  Interestingly, Thanksgiving was on the 26th of November in 1896, so they were married the day before Thanksgiving.  She is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed as outlined below.

Robert Frazier Abell and Irene Hannah Stoner's
84th anniversary is today, which was Thanksgiving day in 1926,  he was age 28 and she age 25 in Warren, Bradford, PA.  Robert is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Lena V. Frazer.  Her mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather and also Nancy Ann Cotton mentioned above.  Their parents being Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard, the boys' 6th great-grandparents.


Margaret Jennie Stanford
is 145 years old today, born in 1865 Margaret Jennie Stanford is Steve Jr's great great-grandmother.  She has been referred to with these names, Jane, Jannie, Jennis, Jennie and Margaret.
The first records of her I have are the 1870 Census in Blair, Clay county, Illinois.

William Wilson Stanford
is 166 years old today, born in 1844.  Steve's 3rd great-granduncle  William Wilson Stanford.  William was David Stanford's brother who was the father of the aforementioned Margaret Jennie Stanford, if my records are correct.


Lou Della McMurrey
died 44 years ago today in 1966 at age 81.  Lou is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley, the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

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