Sunday, December 19, 2010

Meet the family for December 19th

JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

JENNINGS
Roger Jennings
is 59 years old today born in 1951.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER!!!!  Roger is Caitlyn's grandfather, and the father of Kevin Jennings, Cristy Dale Hawkins' husband.

COTTON/
WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold and Ellen Burr's
256th anniversary is today, married in 1754.  He was 27 years old and she was 18.  They were married in Fairfield, CT. Abel and Ellen are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They are the parents of our Revolutionary sailor, Talcott Gold.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charlotte Brown
is 171 years old today, born in 1839.  This is the tragic Christmas story of a couple in love.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray February 13, 1865 and are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Charlotte got pregnant soon after the wedding and delivered Lotti (Charlotte) B. Ray on Christmas day December 25, 1865, just 6 days after her own birthday.  That's when all went wrong and Charlotte died 10 days later January 5, 1866.  Apparently Thomas, Lotti's father, tried to farm and take care of his father and new daughter too.  Not being able to, Thomas gave custody to Lotti's mother's parents, her grandparents, when she was 4 years old.  She was raised by her grandparents until she married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in Appleton City, MO, December 13, 1887.  They had 3 children of their own with Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother being the middle child.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Russell Abell
is 105 years old today, born in 1905.  Daniel is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Lena V. Frazer, their 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, their 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, their 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of their 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Arthur Ward Hulgan
is 126 years old today, born in 1884.  Arthur is Ella  and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of their 2nd great-grandfather Thomas Franklin Hulgan.

GARRETT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Hanseltine Elizabeth Garrett
is 149 years old today, born in 1861.  Hansel is the wife of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Franklin Hulgan, the brother of their 3rd great-grandfather John Miller Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/NAUGHER
Cindy Dean Stowe
is 43 years old today, born in 1967.  Cindy is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  Cindy's mother is Evelyn Coradean Naugher the sister of Tara's Grandfather, Moses S. NaugherHAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Robert Sanford
died 114 years ago today in 1896 when he was 24 years old. Robert is Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, AL November 4, 1847 and begot Moses Service Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather in 1851.

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