Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Meet the family for November 3rd

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Johnson
is 168 years old today, born in 1842.  Dan is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew Jackson Wooden on November 24, 1858 in Owen, Indiana.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Edward Garland Bagley
is 199 years old today, born in 1811.  Edward is Andrew and Bryan's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Julianna "Julia" Pegram Trotter on August 5, 1845 and later begot Isham Trotter Bagley in 1851.  Trot, as we used to call him, married Susan Epes Seay October 22, 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884.  This Edward married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot Sudie Seay Bagley, the second born to their 5 children family, in 1912.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. and are the boys' grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SCOTT/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Goundry Scott
died 118 years ago today in 1892 at age 68 in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan.  George is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Laura Phelps Walker, the sister of Almira Walker, born in 1814 who married Samuel Cheney Cotton and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Junius Galt
died 87 years ago today in 1923 at age 88 in Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri.  James is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, the sister of Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Thomas B. Ray in Sangamon Illinois February 13, 1865 and bad luck followed them.  Charlotte died on January 5th 1866 just 10 days after giving birth to Charlotte B. Ray later known as Lotti.  Lotti's father Thomas couldn't raise her by himself and at age 4 gave her up to her grandparents, Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest to raise.  Pushing her luck, Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton on December 13th, 1887 in Appleton City, Missouri and begot 3 children, Hubbard Ray Cotton, Helen Mar Cotton and the middle child was the boys' great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton, born later this month on the 26th in 1891.  Marie married Walter William Wooden, Sr. May 8, 1910 and begot Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Ray's mother in 1917.  Walter William Wooden, Jr. Debbie's father, in 1924 and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr., Jerry, Steve, Jim and Walt's father, in 1927.

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