Friday, November 26, 2010

Meet the family for November 26th


Capt. Benjamin Gold and Eleanor Johnson's
226th anniversary is today, married in 1784, he at age 22 and she 16, in Cornwall, Litchfield, CT.    Benjamin is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, Jr. and his father is Hezekiah Gold, Sr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of Talcott Gold. Since Thanksgiving was on a different day almost every year in the beginning, this marriage was not on Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving in 1784 was December 11th.

Capt. John Boradell Denison and Phebe Lay's
343 anniversary is today, married in 1667, he was 21 and she was 16, in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT. Phebe is the boy's 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward and they begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and are the parents of Experience Hall.

Sarah Fenner
is 395 years old today, born in 1615.  Sarah is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Phoebe Fenner.

Marie Antoinette Cotton
is 119 years old today, born in 1891.  Mammy as we knew her is the daughter of Lotti B. Ray and Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  She was born in Appleton City, MO.  She met and married Walter William Wooden, Sr. from Champaign Illinois on May 8, 1910.  Marie is the boys' great-grandmother and the mother of Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Walter William Wooden, Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr.


Montie Elberta Wooden
is 101 years old today, born in 1909.  Montie is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the youngest child in the family of 6 whose oldest is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden.  Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford and they begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.


John B. "Bull" Kelley
is 169 years old today, born in 1841John is the kids' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Lucy Ann Kelley, their 4th great-grandmother.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 McMurrey children with Ida Jane McMurrey being the 3rd born.

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