Thursday, December 23, 2010

Meet the family for December 23rd


Joey Alan McMurrey
is 51 years old today, born in 1959.  Happy birthday Joey.  Joey is married and has 2 daughters and two grandkids.  Unfortunately for some of us he is a big Alabama fan.  Joey is Ella, Mason and Caitlyn's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Hubert Loyd McMurrey, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Hubert's father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Lee was born in 1877 and Ida was born in 1881.  They are the second and third born of the 11 children born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley.


Helena Wakeman
is 378 years old today, born in 1632.  Helena is the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Her parents are John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins.  They are our direct line to the Mayflower where Stephen Hopkins got his ride to the new country.  Helena married Lt., John Talcott, Jr. from Braintree, England and they begot Hannah Talcott in 1663.  Hannah married Nathan Gold, Jr. in Fairfield, CT May 14, 1686 and they begot Samuel Gold in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley from New haven CT in Fairfield, CT December 7, 1716 and they begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in Fairfield December 19, 1754 as we discussed the other day and they are the parents of the boys' 6th great-grandfather and Revolutionary sailor, Talcott Gold.

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