Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet the family for December 13th


Gerald Wayne McMurrey
is 66 years old today, born in 1944.  Jerry is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.

Robert M. Coats
died 88 years ago today in 1922 at age 69.  Bob is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Mary Jane Farmer.  Mary's father is Reubin Farmer the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Malinda Farmer who married Lewis Kelley in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelley in 1856.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot Ida Jane McMurrey in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.


Charles G. McElroy and Frances S. Barnett's
159th anniversary is today, married in 1851 when she was 30 in Oglethorpe county, Georgia.  Frances is the kids' 1/2 5th great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Abel M. Barnett through a common father, David Barnett and Frances' mother Louvicy Hayes the second wife of David.  Abel's mother is Sarah Phillips.  Sarah and David were married April 7, 1791-1798 in Oglethorpe, Georgia and Sarah died in 1819 after begetting 9 children with David.  David then married Louvicy February 18, 1819 and begot 8 more children together for a total of 17 for David.

Stella Irene Barnett
died 44 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 87 in Winterville, Georgia.  Stella is the kids' 3rd cousin 5 times removed and the wife of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer.  They are not related to each other, it just so happened that Dedrick's father John Hammond and his brother Dedrick Henry Meyer the kids' 3rd great-grandfather, lines both married into the Barnett family.  Dedrick Henry Meyer married Lucy Emline Barnett and John Hammond Myer's son Dedrick Hammond Meyer married Stella Irene Barnett, Lucy's 3rd cousin.


Rebecca Elizebeth Sims
is 121 years old today, born in 1889. Rebecca is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margret Izora Sims who married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902.  They begot Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.


Samuel Hazelitt Cotton
died 95 years ago today in 1915 at the age of 53 in Appleton City, St. Clair MO.  Sam is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, the husband of Lotti B. Ray.  They begot the 3 children, Hubbard, Marie and Helen.  Having died so young, Samuel left Lotti to be helped by her children much of her remaining life.  She lived with Marie and her husband, Walter Wooden until her death in 1951.

Samuel Warner and Susannah Hall's
298th anniversary is today, married in 1712 when he was 29 and she was 23 years old, in Middletown, Connecticut.  Susannah is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, the sister of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

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