Friday, December 31, 2010

Meet the family for December 31th


William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurrey's
111th anniversary is today, married in 1899 when he was 21 and she was 18.  I'd love to know what time of day, or night, they were married.  Married on the last day of the century, what a cool thing to do.  William and Ida are Donie Mae Mayne's parents.  Donie, know in the family as Mama Brown was born January 22, 1909 in Double Bridges, Marshall, Alabama.  Mama Brown is the kids' great, great-grandmother and is VERY dear to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Melea Jenae Peels
is 19 years old today, born in 1991. Melea is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed. Her mother is Tarrel Brown, their 1st cousin twice removed.  Tarrel's parents are Nancy Andrews and Great-granduncle, Jerrel Brown.  Jerrel's parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne.  His siblings are great-granduncle, Doyle Brown and Great-grandmother, Ella Ween Brown.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN MELEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

William B. "Wiley" Starling and Augusta Ann Power's
156th anniversary is today, married in 1854 when he was 24 and she was 22 years old in Chattooga county, Georgia.  Wiley and Ann are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 11 children with the last one being Alice Cora Starling, the kids' 3rd great grandmother who married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 7 children, the second one being Cora Augusta Edge who married Dedrich Homer Myer on January 19, 1920.


Venice Regina Edge
died 15 years ago today in 1995 at the age of 85 in Leesburg, Cherokee, AL. Venice is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Oda Levi Edge, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and are the kids' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 6 Edge children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

Melinda Beck
is 49 years old today, born in 1961.  Melinda is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, born to Lelia Jane Myer and Bill Wayne Beck.   Melinda Beck is Susan Beck's younger sisterMelinda married Jay Hooten and begot Miranda Hooten in 1981 and Michael Hooten in 1987 who are the kids' 2nd cousins once removed.  Miranda married P. J. Mitchell and they begot Joseph Mitchell in 2002 and Haley Mitchell in 2004 who are the kids' 3rd cousins. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELINDA!!!!!!!!


Thomas Ward III
died 211 years ago today in 1799 at age 84 in Middletown, CT.  I bet he was trying to make it to the new century. Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Rebeckah Ward who was born on September 3rd 1723 in Middletown and is the boys' 7th Great-grandmother.  Rebeckah married William Cotton on Sep 22, 1742 at age 19.  They begot 7 children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born on March 26th 1764 in Middletown.  Interestingly, his mother Rebeckah died just 4 months later at the young age of 40 on July 28th 1764.  Thomas Jr. later married Anna Hubard or Hubbard on Oct 31 1787 in Middletown, CT and begot the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, less than a year later on Aug 20th 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold on May 6th 1811.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton on April 7th 1815 in Delaware county, NY.  Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 also in NY and they begot Hubbard Cotton in April of 1838.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel, the boys' great, great-grandfather, married Lotti B. Ray on Dec 13th, 1887 in Appleton City, MO.  Lotti and Samuel begot Marie Antoinette Cotton on November 26th 1891 also in Appleton City.  Marie married Walter William Wooden when she was just 18.

Rudolph Bruno Rosentreter
died 59 years ago today in 1951 at age 83 in Polk, Florida. Rudy is the husband of the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed, Lucy Powers Jaeger.  Lucy's mother is 2nd cousin 4 times removed Helen Altana Powers.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

Susanna Hall
died 235 years ago today in 1775 at age 2.  Susanna is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, born in 1773.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall III.  Samuel the third's father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

Mary Clark
is 307 years old today, born in 1703.  Mary is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Her mother is 1st cousin 10 times removed, Sarah Stowe, whose father is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the brother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev John Cotton around 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.


Samaria Martin
died 82 years ago today in 1928 at age 91. Samaria Martin, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt, died on this day in 1928. Samaria Martin is the sister of Delila Caroline Martin, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandmother.  Delila married William H. West in Hall county GA on Aug 29th 1850.  They begot Sarah Matilda West, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, on Oct 12, 1854 in Hall County.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers on Dec 24th 1871 in Hall, GA and begot 9 children.  The 6th one was Noah Benjamin Chambers, born on Dec 18th 1879 in GA.  He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's great-grandmother, the next year, 1909.  Nellie met a man from AL, Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot 8 children?  The last of which is Ella and Mason's Grandfather, Duard Robert Hulgan.


Frances Marion Savage
is 174 years old today, born in 1836. Frances Marion Savage was born on this day in Union, Arkansas in 1836.  He died at age 65 in Ladiga, Calhoun, AL on March 28th 1802.  Frances is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather.  Frances married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct 4th 1860 (this is where all those middle names come from).  They begot an amazing 17 children.  The oldest, Sallie E. Savage born in 1861ended up getting married to Moses Service Naugher on Aug 3rd 1883.  They had 7 children of their own.  The 6th child was Horace Savage Naugher born July 22 1897.  He is Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather.  He married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, their first of 9 children on September 17th 1920.  He of course married Haney Fortenberry on March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher, Tara and Calum's father, on Feb 3rd 1952.

Elizabeth Parr
is 194 years old today, born in 1816.  Liz is the wife of Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy and begot the aforementioned Moses Service Naugher in 1851, who married Sallie E. Savage.


George Howard Bridgforth
is 102 years old today, born in 1908.  George is Bryan and Andrew's Granduncle, the brother of Grandfather, Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. born January 16, 1906 in Virginia.

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