Sunday, December 05, 2010

Meet the family for December 5th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Benjamin Franklin Gold
died 137 years ago today in 1873 at 81 years old. Ben is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  His father is Capt., Benjamin Gold, 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed and his father is Hezekiah Gold the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold, the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Esther Bradley.

BANKS/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Banks
is 271 years old today, born in 1739.  Daniel is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His mother is Mary Bradley, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, John Bradley, the brother of Gershom Bradley who married Sarah Sherwood and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot Sarah Bradley who married David Barlow II and they begot Anna Barlow who married Talcott Gold.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Fletcher Cleveland
died 148 years ago today in 1862 at Alder Run, Tioga, Pennsylvania at age 37.  I have found that he may have died in the early 1900.  I'll keep checking.  He is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton.

WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Wakeman
died 284 years ago today, in 1726 at age 56 in Fairfield, CT.  Joe is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Elizabeth Hawley in Fairfield, CT around 1698 and begot Elizabeth Wakeman in 1702

SUMNER/WASHBURN/KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Waitstill Sumner
died 266 years ago today in 1744 at age 59 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Waitstill is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Israel Washburn and begot Sarah Washburn in 1709.  Sarah married Ephraim Keith September 21, 1732 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts and they begot Sylvia Keith who married Benjamin Walker and they begot Marshall Walker, the boys' 6th great-grandfather who married Hannah Dunbar and begot Cady R. Walker, who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.

GRIGGS/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Griggs
is 425 years old today, born in 1585.  Thomas is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Green and they begot Mary Griggs.  They were all born in Suffolk, England.  Mary Griggs married Thomas Stowe from Biddenden, Kent, England on December 4th (yesterday) in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  They begot 8 children with Mary Marie Stowe born in 1643.  She is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married the Rev. John Cotton around 1666 in Concord, Mass.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Ethilinda Stanford
died 65 years ago today in 1945 at age 87 in Tolono, IL.  We've discussed Catherine several times in the last couple of weeks.  She is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of David Stanford.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MATSON/BEATTIE/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Linda Clare Matson
is 72 years old today, born in 1938.  Linda is the wife of Steve's 1st cousin twice removed, Joseph Roy Beattie whose mother is Wilhelmia Catherine "Minnie" Steible, the sister of Steve's great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible.  Happy birthday Linda!!!


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