Sunday, January 31, 2010

Meet the family for January 31st

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Wihelmia Catherine "Minnie" Steible
died 42 years ago today in 1968 at age 63 in Somoma California. Minnie is Steve's Great-grandaunt.  She is the 3rd child of Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann.  Minnie is the older sister of Al Steible, Steve's great grandfather.



Saturday, January 30, 2010

Meet the family for January 30th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Marie Stowe
died 305 years ago today in 1705 at age 61 in Concord Middlesex, MA  Mary is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She was born Feb 6, 1643 in Roxbury Massachusetts and married the Rev. John Cotton in 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.  They begot Samuel Cotton in 1676 and I must mention his sisters, still born in 1679, Deliverance Cotton and Thankful Cotton.  Samuel married Experience Hall in 1716 and begot William Cotton in 1720.  William and Rebeckah Ward begot Thomas Cotton in 1764 and Thomas married Anna Hubbard in 1787 to later bear Ira Cotton in 1788. Ira and Sally Gold had Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815 and old Sam married Almira Walker and had Hubbard Cotton in 1838.  Hubbard and Mary Hazelitt begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. And of course, Samuel married Lotti B. Ray on Dec 13, 1887 and begot Mammie.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Pam Brown
is 51 years old today, born in 1959  Pam is the girls' 1st cousin twice removed and the daughter of Doyle Brown and Barbara Wilhoite Doyle is the brother of Ella Ween Brown and Jerrel Brown.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pam!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Meet the family for January 29th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOODE/WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anne Goode
died 389 years ago today in 1621 at age 52 in Bewdley, , Worcestershire, England.    Anne is the boys' 12th great-grandmother. She was only 52, having been born on Oct 27, 1568.  Anne is the wife of Francis Wakeman and the parents of John Wakeman.   John Wakeman (1601-1661) was born in Braintree, England and died in Hartford CT.  So John was the person who brought this branch of the family to the new world.  John married Elizabeth Hopkins on Jan 28th, 1628 darn, yesterday. They begot Helena Wakeman in 1632 and Helena married John Talcott Jr.  They begot Hannah Talcott who married Nathan Gold and begot Samuel Gold in 1692Samuel Gold married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel was the one who married Ellen Burr and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Anne Stewart
is 205 years old today, born in 1805.  Anne is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart and 10 others.  Remember that John was killed in action during the War of Northern aggression.  Anne was the first born in the family of 12 born to Archibald Stewart and Rachel Akins.  Anne was born in York, South Carolina if my records are correct, as were the first 6 Stewart children.  Then around 1817 the family moved to Morgan county, GA where child 7, 8, 9 were born.  Then Samuel Davis Stewart was born in Spring Garden, AL in 1827, but I show his sister Margaret Susannah Stewart being born in GA.  That may be a mistake.  Rachel Akins, the mother died in 1858 in Spring Garden, AL and the father Archibald died in Calhoun, Alabama in 1862.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William Benjamin Savage
died 93 years ago today in 1917 at age 46 in Cherokee, Alabama. William is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage, Tara's 2nd great-grandmother and a member of the "family of 17".  Sallie of course married Moses Service Naugher and begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Tara's Grandfather, Moses S. Naugher.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John T. Stanford
died 184 years ago today in 1826 at age 44 in Waverly, Pike, Ohio,  and is the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  In 1802, John married Bathsheba Austin Emmott, the boys' 5th great-grandmother and they begot 4 children, the last of which was Isaac Austin Stanford in 1812.  Isaac married Catherine Kneff and they begot the one and only David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Mary Luvady Chambers
died 51 years ago today in 1959 at age 82 Mary is Ella Marie's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Mary is the daughter of Ella's 3rd great-grandparents, John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West, both from Hall GA.  Mary's younger bother is Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Ella's great-grandmother, Nellie Chambers.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

SEAY/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Susan Epes Seay
died 67 years ago today in 1943 at age 87 in Blackstone, Virginia.  Susan is Bryan and Andrew's 2nd great-grandmother.  She was born in Amelia Virginia in 1855 and married Isham Trotter Bagley from the Pleasant Hill Plantation October 22, 1874.  They begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884.  Edward married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and they are the boys' grandparents.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Meet the family for January 28th

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Authur McCaw
is 106 years old today, born in 1904  Authur is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  He is the 4th child of the 8 that the 1st cousins reunion had.  Parents, William F. McCaw Johnson and Nora Catherine Moore.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and Nora is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Nora's line goes up through her mother Mary Frances Jones, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, to Maranda Johnson, Mary's mother and the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Maranda is the daughter of the boys' 4th great-grandparents, Mary Magdelaine Lefevre and James Johnson.  Maranda's sister is Amanda Johnson who is the wife of Andrew J. Wooden and the boys' 3rd Great-grandparents. To complete the circle.  William F. McCaw Johnson's father is Abraham Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  His parents are, drum roll please, Mary Magdelaine Lefevre and James Johnson, the boys' 4th great-grandparents, and Abraham's sister is of course Amanda Johnson. First cousin's shouldn't marry, if for no other reason than, it confuses future geologists.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Andrews Powers
is 155 years old today, born in 1855.  Charles is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Lydia Ann Banks, 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, 4th great-granduncle and the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, 4th great-grandfather, via their common mother Sally Gold.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frederick Jeager Banks
is 153 years old today born in 1857.  Fred is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 5 times removed, Ira Bradley Banks.  Ira's father is 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton as before.  Yes Steve, I believe that Fred was a meister!

WAKEMAN-HOPKINS/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkin's
382nd anniversary is today, married in 1628 when he was 26 and she was 17 years old in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England  John and Liz are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot Helena Wakeman in 1632 who later marred Lt. John Talcott, Jr.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Ann Cotton
died 126 years ago today in 1884 at age 84 in Southport, Chemung, NY.  Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold the daugher of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Ira and Sally begot the aforementioned Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ray
is 216 years old today, born in 1794  Thomas is the boys' 4th great-grandfather and the father of Thomas B. Ray who married Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte and Thomas begot Lottie B. Ray and Charlotte died 10 days later.  Thomas B. was living at home when the 1850 census was taken and was 10 years old in Sangamon, Illinois.  In 1860 he was shown as 19 and his mother had died and he and his 66 year old father Thomas, were raising Charles Johnson age 4.  Marriage records show Thomas B. marrying Charlotte Brown on February 13, 1865 in Sangamon, IL.  Later that same year Lottie was born on Christmas day and Charlotte died 10 days later on Jan 5th, 1866.  Thomas and Lottie went back to live with his father and Charles Johnson and on the 1870 Census take on June 13th, it shows Thomas Ray age 76 with Charles Johnson age 14.  Then it groups Thomas B. Ray age 29 with Charlotte (Lottie) Ray age 4.  It goes on to list William O. Bryan 32, Martha A. Bryan 26, Alice Bryan 2, and Laura B. Bryan 1.  I know that Thomas, the father, died the next year in 1871 but before that Thomas B. Ray sent Lottie to live with her grandparents the Browns.  I know this because on the Browns census in 1870 taken on July 4th, just 3 weeks after the Thomas Ray Census, Lottie is also show.  They must have been having hard times.  It was just after the civil war and things were hard.  Thomas was a farmer and after his father died Thomas moved to Howard in Bates county Missouri. That is south of Kansas City and 385 miles from Howard, IL which is just outside Springfield, IL.  On the 1880 census he is only 39 but he is living alone and is a farmer. That same year shows Lottie at age 14 still living with her grandparents, but they have moved to Deepwater, Henry, Missouri. which is  where the Lake of the Ozarks are now and only 55 miles away from her father.  The next census available is the 1900 census that shows Thomas at age 59, now living in Wilson, Lane, Kansas, 449 miles from Deepwater and still alone.  Lottie is now 34 in 1900, living in Appleton, St. Clair, Missouri and married to Samuel Cotton and has all three of her children.  Appleton is just a few miles from where her grandparents live in Deepwater.  The 1910 census shows Thomas, now 69 living with Martin A. Dowse age 51 and Glenna A. Dowse age 16 in Eminence, Woodson, Kansas.  Woodson County Kansas is 371 miles closer to Deepwater than Wilson was.  Thomas and Lottie now are only living 158 miles apart.  I don't know what happened to Thomas from that point on, but since he doesn't show up on the 1920 census, he probably died before then.  I don't know if Lottie and Thomas ever saw one another again.  Kind of sad.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
David Bell Stewart
died 78 years ago today in 1932 at the age of 81 in Cherokee county, AL.  David is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart.  Both were born to John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale.  John and Emily begot 11 children with Frances being the first and David the 4th.

JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

JENNINGS
Kevin Jennings
is 31 years old today, born in 1979.  Kevin is the father of Caitlyn Belle Jennings born June 10, 2009 in Ft. Payne, Alabama.  Kevin married Cristy Dale Hawkins July 8, 2006 in Taff Springs, Alabama  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG'UN!!!!

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

DAVIS/KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Davis
died 152 years ago today in 1858 at age 47.  She was only 47 when she died having been born in 1811. Nancy is the wife of the boys' 4th great-granduncle, Henry Kenley.  Henry's parents are the boys' 5th great grandparents, John Kenley and Mary Warmsley.  The line goes through their 4 child of 7, James S. Kenley, who married Mary Jane Gill and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  Two of their daughters married David Stanford, the first and the boys' 3rd great-grandmother was Nancy Ann Kenley.  David and Nancy begot Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden who are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents and the parents of Walter William Wooden Sr.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Austin Stanford
died 132 years ago today in 1878 at age 67 in Clay, Illinois.  Samuel is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Isaac Austin Stanford, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  Isaac and Catherine Kneff begot David Stanford who we just talked about.  I still think it is weird that every time we have several people to talk about they are almost always intertwined some how.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Walter Arny Chambers
is 126 years old today, born in 1884.  Walter is Ella Marie's 2nd great-granduncle, born in 1884.  He died last week on Jan 22, 1918.  Walter is the son of John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West, Ella's 3rd great-grandparents.  Walter's brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella's great, great-grandfather.  Noah married Dellia Keever and begot Nellie Chambers who married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Meet the family for January 27th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Annie Inez Stanford
is 90 years old today, born in 1920.  Annie is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Asia Minor Stanford their 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford and Jacob is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, David Stanford.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/OVERSTREET/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Davis McCutcheon and Lenore Overstreet's
136th anniversary is today, married in 1874 when he was 20 and she was 14 years old in Morgan county, Alabama.  This couple is Steve's 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot Lula May McCutcheon in 1887.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison in December of 1905.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

PHILLIPS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Pamelia Phillips
died 102 years ago today in 1908 at age 98 in Peterburg, Rensselaer, New York, USA   Pam is the wife of the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via their common mother Sally Gold. 

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Prudence Denison
is 292 years old today, born in 1718.  Prudence is the boys' 3rd cousin 9 times removed.  She was born and died in Stonington, CT.  Her father is Daniel Denison, the boys' 2nd cousin 10 times removed.  Daniel's mother is Phebe Lay from Saybrook CT, the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Phebe's mother is Sara Fenner from Horley, England the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and sister of Phoebe Fenner born in Watertown, CT in 1633 and married William Ward March 28, 1669 in Middletown, CT.  They are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ruth Snow
died 294 years ago today in 1716 at age 72 in Eastham, Branstable, Massachusetts.  Ruth is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, the sister of Sarah Snow both born to Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins who we talked about the other day.  Sarah Snow is the boys' 10th great-grandmother who married William Walker in 1655.





Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meet the family for January 26th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRETT/TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Garrett
died 283 years ago today in 1725 at age 73 in Hartford, CT.  Betty is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, the sister of Anna Garrett, born in Hartford, CT in 1644 Anna married James Tappin, Sr. and begot Anna Tappin in 1662.  Anna married Thomas Ward, Sr. and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684 and he married Rebecka Birnham and they begot 6 children with Rebeckah Ward being the 4th born.  Becky married William Cotton in Middletown, CT September 22, 1742 and are the boys' 7th great grandparents.  William Cotton is the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.

SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Shirley
is 495 years old today, born in 1515  This is one of the boys' oldest know relatives. Even though the name line is short, in reality there are 11 Cottons in this line. Francis is the boys' 13th great-grandfather, WOW.  Born in 1515 and died on July 27, 1571 Francis lived to be 56.  He married Dorothy Gifford (1520-1571) and together they begot Elizabeth Shirley in 1540.  Elizabeth married Thomas Cotton and begot Andrew Cotton.  Andrew married Joane, and were Steve's 11th great-grandparents and the parents of William Serg Cotton (1610-1670) who we talked about recently.  The following pictures are Staunton Harold where Francis was born and Breedon On Hill where he died.





To learn more about the Shirleys of Ettington go to:  http://www.shirleyassociation.com/NewShirleySite/NonMembers/England/Lineages/ettington_pedigree.html
Yes we are Royalty!

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Monroe Brown
is 190 years old today, born in 1820  James is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the father of funk.  Actually James is the brother of Resin D. Brown who was Charlotte Brown's father and who, with Rachel Earnest, raised Lottie Ray when Charlotte died.

WILLIAMSON/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marium Luticia Williamson
died 80 years ago today at age 82 in Leon, Butler, Kansas  Marium is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Henry Marshall Cotton.  This is interesting, so bare with me for a moment.  Ira Cotton and Sally Gold begot Samuel Cheney Cotton.  Samuel and Almira Walker begot Hubbard Cotton, Helen Marshal Cotton and Henry Marshall Cotton. Henry Marshall Cotton and Marium Luticia Williamson begot 6 children all of which are the boys' 1st cousin's 4 times removed.  The 5th child is Elmer Morton Cotton who begot 3 children, the youngest of which is Sharon Cotton, the woman who contacted Mom about our family and got me started on all of this a couple of years ago.  I still email her on a regular basis about the family.  I think they live in Kansas. Sharon married a Holhfeld and is Sharon Holhfeld.  She is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Otis Garrison
died 102 years ago today in 1908 at 10 months old in Morgan, Alabama.  Otis is Steve's great-granduncle, the brother of Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama.  Otis, Sarah and Johnnye Douzie Garrison are the children of Samuel Omar Garrison and Lula May McCutcheon, Steve's 2nd gret-grandparents.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Sallie Mildred Bagley
is 100 years old today, born in 1910.  Sallie is Bryan and Andrew's grandaunt, the sister of Sudie Seay Bagley, their grandmother.  Sallie married Charles Atkinson Garden September 24, 1937 and begot Clare Hethorn Garden and Mildred Bagley Garden both the boys' 1st cousin's once removed.  Clare married Laurence Beckley Maddison April 30, 1966 and they begot Sallie Purrington Maddison in 1967 and Laurence Beckley Maddison in 1969.  They are the boys' 2nd cousins.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Meet the family for January 25th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Cecil Raymond Everhart
died 22 years ago today in 1988 at age 68 in Clinton, Henry, Missouri.  Cecil is Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed, his father is James Noel "Smokey" Everhart the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bert Eugene Stanford
died 46 years ago today in 1964 at age 50.  Bert is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford their 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Donald Boyd Reeves
is 76 years old today, born in 1934.  "Uncle Don" is Steve's Granduncle.  He is the brother of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr.  Donald was the first born of the 4 children born to John Wesley Reeves, Sr. and Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandparents.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON!!!!!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CORNWELL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Cornwell
is 301 years old today, born in 1709.  Mary is the wife of the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Samuel Cotton, Jr., the 1/2 brother of William Cotton, via their common father Samuel Cotton.  Samuel Jr.'s mother is Lydia Bates, Samuel's first wife, and William's mother is Experience Hall.  All of these people lived, married, begot and died in the Middletown, Connecticut area.

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow
is 411 years old today, born in 1599.  Nic is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Constance Hopkins who came to the country via the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins.  Nicholas and Constance begot 10 children, of which Sarah Snow is our direct line.  Sarah married William Walker also on this day (see below).  The following is information I have about Nicholas and Constance.  If you haven't heard of the "division of cattle" and the "division of land", they were a very important part of our country's growth.
CONSTANCE HOPKINS &  NICHOLAS SNOW IN 17TH CENTURY RECORDS

CONSTANCE HOPKINS : MAYFLOWER PASSENGER
"The names of those which came over first, in the year 1620, and were by the blessing of God the first beginners and in a sort the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in new England; and their families…
"Mr. Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth his wife, and two children called Giles and Constanta, a daughter, both by a former wife. And two more by this wife called Damaris and Oceanus; the last was born at sea. And two servants called Edward Doty and Edward Lester."
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, ed. Samuel Eliot Morison (New York : Knopf, 1991), p. 441-3.

NICHOLAS SNOW : PASSENGER ON THE ANNE
Nicholas Snow came to Plymouth from England on the Anne in 1623. This is documented in the 1623 division of land.

NICHOLAS SNOW & THE 1623 DIVISION OF LAND
The 1623 division of land marked the end of the Pilgrims' earliest system of land held in common by all. Governor Bradford explains it this way :
"And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number, for that end, only for the present use (but made no division for inheritance) and ranged all boys and youth under some family. This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression."
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, ed. Samuel Eliot Morison (New York : Knopf, 1991), p. 120.

Plymouth Colony Records, Deeds, &c., Vol. I 1627-1651 is the oldest record book of the Plymouth settlement. It begins with the 1623 division of land, recorded in the handwriting of Governor William Bradford. The lands of Nicholas Snow are described as "The fales of their ground which came ouer in the shipe called the Anne according as their were case. 1623… these following lye on the other side of the towne towards the eele-riuer … These butt against Hobs Hole. Nicolas Snow." [Also in this are were the lands of Anthony Dix, Mr. Pierce's 2 servants, and Ralph Walen.]

NICHOLAS AND CONSTANCE HOPKINS SNOW & THE 1627 DIVISION OF CATTLE

Plymouth Colony Records, Deeds, &c., Vol. I 1627-1651 tells of the 1627 division of cattle :
"At a publicque court held the 22th of May it was concluded by the whole Companie, that the cattell wch were the Companies, to wit, the Cowes and the Goates should be equally devided to all the psonts of the same company … & so the lotts fell as followeth, thirteene psonts being pportioned to one lot…
"The seauenth lott fell to Stephen Hopkins & his company Joyned to him (2) his wife Elizabeth Hopkins (3) Gyles Hopkins (4) Caleb Hopkins (5) Debora Hopkins (6) Nickolas Snow (7) Constance Snow (8) William Pallmer (9) ffrances Pallmer (10) Willm Pallmer Jnor (11) John Billington Senor (12) Hellen Billington (13) ffrancis Billington. To this lott fell A black weining Calfe to wch was aded the Calfe of this yeare to come of the black Cow, wch pueing a bull they were to keepe it vngelt 5 yeares for common vse & after to make there best of it. Nothing belonging of thes too, for ye copanye of ye first stock : but only half ye Increase. To this lott ther fell two shee goats : which goats they posses on the like terms which others doe their cattell."
NICHOLAS SNOW : A 1626 PURCHASER


"Isaac Allerton negotiated in England an agreement dated 26 October 1626 between the Adventurers and himself as 'one of the planters resident at Plymouth afforesaid, assigned, and sent over as agent for the rest of the planters ther,' whereby the adventurers for L1,800 sold to the planters, later known as the Purchasers, all the 'said stocks, shares, lands, merchandise, and chatles' which had belonged to the Adventurers. The list we have of the Purchaser is from the PCR 2:177, and was obviously compiled sometime after the 1626 agreement, for Richard Warren died in 1628, and his wife replaced him on the list, and John Billington was hanged in 1630, and his share is represented on the list by his surname only. Though the following year the fifty-eight Purchasers in turn assigned both the shares in the company and the debt to the eight Plymouth and four London Undertakers, the list of Purchasers continued to be an important one for, in general, these people were privileged above all others in future land grants in the colony. The list, consisting of fifty-three Plymouth names plus the names of five London men, is as follows :
'The Names of the Purchasers. Mr Wm Bradford Mr. Thom Prence Mr Wm Brewster… Jonathan Brewster Edward Banges Nicholas Snow Steven Hopkins Abraham Pearse…"
Eugene A. Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Its History & People 1620-1691 (Salt Lake City : Ancestry Publishing, 1986), p. 419-420.
NICHOLAS SNOW & THE PLYMOUTH RECORDS


1633 : "The Names of the Freemen of the Incorporacon of Plymoth in new England, An: 1633. Edward Wynslow Govr., Capt Myles Standish, William Bradford, John Howland, John Alden, John Done, Stephen Hopkins … Edward Bangs, Nicholas Snow…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 3.

25 March 1633 : "According to an order in Court held the 2d of January, in the seaventh yeare of the raigne of or soveraigne lord, Charles, by the grace of God King of Engl., Scot., France, & Irel., defendor of the faith, &c, the psons heere under menconed were rated for publike use by the Govr, Mr Will Bradford, Capt Myles Standish, Joh: Alden, Joh: Howland, John Done, Stephen Hopkins, Will Gilson, Sam Fuller Senior, John Genny, Godbert Godbertson, & Jonathan Brewster, to be brought in by each pso as they are heere under written, rated in corne at vi s p bushel, at or before the last of November next ensuing, to such place as shall be heereafter appointed to receiue the same. And for default heereof, the value to be doubled, & accordingly leavied by the publick offer for yt end
                                                L      s      d
Edward Wynslow, Govr         02     05     00
Mr. Will Bradford                  01     16     00
John Washburne                    00     09     00
Nicholas Snow                      00     17     00
Mr. Hatherlies two men         00     18     00


Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 9.

27 March 1633: "According to an order in Court held the 2d of Jan., in the ninth yeare of the raigne of our sov. Lord, Charles, by the grace of God King of Engl., Scot., Fr., & Ire., defendr of the faith, &c, the psons heerunder menconed were rated for publick use by the Govr & Mr Tho. Prence, Mr Will Bradford, Capt Myles Standish, John Howland, Stephen Hopkins, John Done, Will Gilson, Will Collier, Joh. Jenny, Robt Heek, Jonathan Brewster, Kenelm Wynslow, & Stephen Deane, to be brought in by each pson as they are heerunder written, rated in corne at vj ss p bushell, at or before the last of Novbr next ensuing, to such place as shall be heerafter appointed to receiue the same; and for default heerof, the value to be doubled, & accordingly levied by the publick officer for that end.
                                      L     s     d
Edw: Wynslow             02     05     00
Mr. Will Bradford         01     07     00
Capt Myles Standish     00     18     00
…Tho: Clark                01     07     00
Nicholas Snow             00     12     00

Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 26-27.

5 January 1634 : "January. The seruant of Nicholas Snow was willing to serue out his time with John Cooper, acording to the tenour of his indenture."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 33.

1 October 1634 : "2. Apoynted for laying out of highwayes :
For Duxbery side, Capt Miles Standish, Mr William Colier, Jonathan Brewster, William Palmer, Steuen Trace.
3. For Plimouth, John Jeney, Fra: Cooke, Manaseh Kempton, Ed. Bangs, Nicholas Snow, John Winsloe, James Hurst.
4. The high wayes to be layd out before the 15 of Nouember next."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 31.

22 February 1635 : "Twiford West, hauing bound him selfe by an indenture to serue Mr Edward Winslow, of New Plimoth, or his assignes, for the terme of sixe years, vpon shuch conditions as apears more at large in ye said indenture, the said Ed: Winslow haueing assigned him to serue Nicolass Snow, of ye same towne of Plimoth, the said Twiford West (after some triall) disliking to be with ye said Nicolas Snow, came to ye afforesaid Ed: Winslow, & desird he might dwell with him selfe, and he would serue him one year more then is expresed in ye said indenture; vpon which his request, ye said Ed: Winslow compounded with ye said Nicolass Snow for ye said Twiford West, so as the said Twiford West is now (by his own free desire) bound to serue ye said Ed: Winslow seauen years, his time beginning from ye date mentioned in ye afforesaid indenture. This agreemente was acknowledged by all ye parties before ye Gouer, Feb: 12, 1635, and was desired to be recorded."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 37.

14 March 1635 : "The place heerafter menconed were assigned to severall psons, for their prnt use the yeare 1636, vizt. –  
"…That John Fans & Mr Coomb haue the place over ag Mr Allertons howse, on the north side Jones River, up to the place where Mr Prence, &c, are appointed, pvided they spare Nicholas Snow one smale jag of hey; the rest he is to have at Wellingsly…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 39-41.

7 March 1636 : "At a Genall Court holden at New Plymouth, for the whole Gourment, the vijth Day of March, 1636, in the xijth Yeare of the Raigne of our Souraigne Lord, Charles, by the Grace of God of England, scotland, France, & Ireland, King, Defendor of the Fayth, &c.
"The Names of the Freemen: Mr. Bradford, Gournor, Edward Winslow, gen., William Bradford, gen., … Edward Banges, Nicholas Snow, John Cooke…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 52.

20 March 1636 : "The pticuler psons assigned this yeare as followeth for hey :
"…To Nicholas Snow, at Wellingsley, where he had the last yeare."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 55-57.

5 October 1636 : "Also, Joseph Beedle & Edw. Dowty, having entred cross accons against each other, their matters being raw & impfect, were by the Court referred the arbitracon of Richard Church, Josuah Prat, & Nicholas Snow, & they to stand to such order the said arbitrators should sett downe."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 44.

6 March 1637 : "Mr Edward Winslow complaines against Thomas Clark, in an action vpon the case, to the damnag of viij li for a bargaine of pallasadoes, a corne fann, and other corne. The jury found for the pltiff, and doe assesse viij li damnage, and the charges of the Court.
"John Stockbridg complaines against Georg Bower, in an action vpon the case, to the damnage of iiij li. This suite is respited to the next Court, in regard that the defnt alleadged that he would then proue that the pltiff accepted of payment from Mr Cudworth, and another man, wherevpon tyme was graunted him till the next Court.
"The jury name of tryalls this Court was these: Mr John Done, Mr Thomas Besbidge, Anthony Annable, William Basset, James Hurst, Humfrey Turner, sworne. Thomas Cushman, Nicholas Snow, John Faunce, John Barnes, John Jenkine, Richard Burne, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 8.

7 July 1637 (the calling of the jury is detailed in the 2 May 1637 entry) : "The Verdict or Order of thabouesaid Jury, pformed by them the tenth Day of May, 1637, and deliuered by them into the Genall COurt held the vijth of July next after, and by the same confirmed in these words following, vizt: …
"To the Eele Riuer, from Plymouth. The wayes now in vse to Wellingsley bridge, and so the creeke, where wee allowe fiftie foote from the banke, & from the corner at Raph Wallens. The vpper way to Thomas Clarkes still; the lower way from Raph Wallens right out to Holmans Rock; allowed fourty foote on the west side, and so straight to Manasseh Kemptons ground, whose fence is to be remoued twenty foote inward, and so passing betweene two rocks at the brooke, straight to Edward Banges, leaueing his hiouse west, and so along, leaueing Nicholas Snowes house east, & and so to Mr Hopkins house, leaueing it east, and so vp the valley to Thomas Clarkes vper stile, the foote way to be continued from Mr Hopkins, in the old path, belowe Thomas Clarkes to the heigh way. The heigh way from Thomas Clarkes stille to passe betweene his house and his hoggs coate downe to George Soules, next the riur, and the said Georg to allow a sufficient way from thence ou the riuer by a bridge, and so to another heighway alowed for that neighbourhood; to the wch neighbourhood we allow a way from Mr Hopkins house downe to a p^ that leads to the fishing poynt…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 58-60.

2 October 1637 : "Georg Clark complaynes agst Edward Dotey in an action vpon the case for denying him liberty to hold land for the terme he had taken yt for, to the damnage of xx li. The jury found for the pltiff, and assessed xx s damnage, and the charges of the Court. Execucon graunted.
"Georg Clark complaines agst Edward Dotey, in an action of assault and battery, (for strikeing the plt,) to the damnage of v li. The jury found for the pltiff, and assessed xii d damnage, and the charges of the Court. Execucon graunted.
"The jury names were these : Mr Stephen Hopkins, Mr John Done, Josias Winslowe, James Hurst, Phineas Pratt, Thomas Cushman, sworne. Nicholas Snowe, Thomas Willet, Willm Paddy, George Bower, Georg Kennerick, Henry Howland, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 6-7.

7 May 1638 : "Nathaniell Sowther desires lands towards the Six Mile Brook.
"Josuah Pratt, Nehemiah Smyth, Georg Watson, Nicholas Snow, John Rouse, desire lands towards the Six Mile Brooke."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 83.

5 June 1638 : "The Names of the Grand Inquest.
"Jonathan Brewster, gen, Thomas Burne, gen … Josiah Cooke, Nicholas Snowe, Henry Bourne, pcutr, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 87.

5 June 1638 : "Whereby it is manifest and appeareth by the oathes of John Done, John Barnes, Nicholas Snow, Richard Burne, Richard Sparrow, Giles Ricards, Josias Cooke, Anthony Snow, William Hiller, Richard Clough, Willm Fallowell, Thomas Atkinson, Richard Wright, John Smaley, Walter Horton, & John Wood, honest and lawfull men of the colony aforewaid, who being sworne, and charged vpon the view taken of the body of John England, found dead vpon the flatts of the shores of Plymouth aforesaid, dilligently to enquire how the said John England came to his death, xpon their oath aforesaid, doe say that the said John England, sayleing in a canow of Mr Thomas Burnes betwixt Greenes Harbor and Plymouth aforesaid, by reason of the insufficiency of the said canow, to make way in stormy weather, was ouer sett, and so the said John England was drowned. And so they say all that the said cannow was the cause of the death of the said John England, and so fynd the said cannow to be forfaited to our souaigne lord the King, and doe apprise it at tenn shillings sterl, and haue committed the same to the keeping of the goument of New Plymouth aforesaid. In witness whereof they haue herevnto put their hands, the day and yeare first aboue written, 1638."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 88.

2 July 1638 : "Nicholas Snow requesteth some more hey ground, and is allowed to cutt hey this yeare vpon the meaddow reserued for the towne of Plymouth.
"The like liberty is graunted to Manasseh Kempton & Josias Cooke."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 90.

6 July 1638 : "Memorand the sixt day of July 1638 That Nicholas Snow acknowledgeth that for and in consideracon of the sume of Twelue pounds sterl to be payd him he Hath bargained and sould vnto Samuell Eddy all that his house and garden adjoyneing wth the fence in and about the same in Plymouth wherein the sd Nicholas now dwelleth wth all and singuler thappurtences therevnto belonging and all his Right title and Interrest of and into the said prmiss and euery pte and pcell thereof To haue and to hold the said house and garden and all ^ singuler the prmiss wth their appurtences vnto the said Samuell Eddy his heires and Assignes for euer and to the onely pper vse of the said Samuell Eddy his heires and Assignes for euer.
"The said xij li for the prmiss to be payd in fourty bushells of good merchantable Indian Corne at the rate it will passe fro man to man and if it shall far short of the said sume then the said Samuell to make vp the same either in money or other comodyty. And the possession of the said house and garden to be giuen by the last day of October next at wch tyme the money or Corne is to be payd and deliued."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 12, p. 31.

7 August 1638 : "Nicholas Snow desireth 5 or 6 acres of land lying on the north side the lands graunted lately to Mr Atwood."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 93.

3 March 1639 : "Surveyors of the heighwayes.
"Plymouth. Nicholas Snow, Richard Sparrow, & Josiah Cooke, & Thom Cushman."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 141.

2 June 1639 : "Samuell Chaundler complains against John Jenney, gent, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xl li. The jury fynd for the pltiff, fine li damnage of svij li iiij s, and for the other & charges of the suite; and for the other debts, if he can proue them, to haue liberty to recou them.
"John Barnes complns agst John Holmes, in an action of debt, for viij li. The jury fynd for the pltiff viij li dam, and the charges of the suite. Pled, Wm Hatch.
"John Whitcomb complns agst John Stow, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xxx li. The jury fynd for the pltiff v dam & charges of the suite. Execucon made for 14 s 6 d.
"The names of the jury for tryall of these actions are these: Mr John Done, Francis Cooke, James Hurst, Richard Sparrow, Josuah Pratt, Josias Cooke, sworne. Gabriell Fallowell, Edward Banges, Nicholas Snow, Edmond Tilson, Edward Foster, Humfrey Turner, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 15-16.

1 February 1640 : "It is ordered by the Court, that the twenty acres of land wch Thom Clarke bought of Raph Wallen shalbe layd forth at the lower end of the two lotts of 40 acres that he hath at the Eele Riuer, and that Edward Banges, Nicholas Snowe, & Josuah Pratt shall also lay forth Sarah Mortons lott there, and after they are layd forth, the bounds to be entred in the booke of records, that there mey be no more tontrousy about them."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 7.

5 May 1640 : "John Winslow, Nicholas Snowe, Nehemiah Smythg, Georg Soule, Josuah Pratt, are appoynted to view all the meddowes at Greens Harbour, wch are not graunted forth, & to measure them, and to make report thereof the next Court."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 151.

2 June 1640 : "Surveyors of the Heigh Wayes. Plymouth, Nicholas Snow, Richard Sparrow, Josias Cooke, & Thoom Cushman."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 155.

1 September 1640 : "Bridgitt Fuller, widdow, compl agst Edward Dotey, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xxx li. The jury fynd for the pltiff, and assesse iij li x s dam, & charges, of the Court; but the platiff is to pforme her bargaine to the deffnt for wintering her cattell.
"Nicholas Norton compl agst Mr Joseph Hull, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam xxx li. The jury fynd for the plt, & assesse sviij li dm, & charges of the Court. Judgnt & execucon pnounced & graunted.
"Raph Gorame compls agst Raph Smyth, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of viij li. The jury fynd for the pltiff, & assesse xx s dam, & charges of the suite.
"The juries names for tryall of these actions are these: Edward Dillinghame, Josuah Pratt, Thom Cushman, Nicholas Snow, Georg Watson, Richard Church, sworne. John Jenkine, Josias Cooke, John Paybody, Gabriell Fallowell, Wm Hoskine, Nathaniell Morton, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 16-17.

2 November 1640 : "These seuall psons following are graunted meddowing in the South Meddows towards Aggawam, Colebrook Meddowes : … To Andres ring fiue acres. To Nicholas Snow tenn acres. To John Morton fiue acres…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 166.

1 December 1640 : "Presentments.
"… Thomas Coachman, Nicholas Snow, & Josias Cooke, for not mending the heigh wayes at the Second Brooke, Smylt Riuer, New Bridge, and other places.
"Discharged, vpon condicon that they shall repaire the heigh wayes this yeare."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 5.

1 June 1641 : "Willm Newland complains agst Thomas Applegate, in an action of trespasse vpon the case, to the dam of xx li. The jury fynd for the pltiff, and assesse viij li dam, and the charges of the suite. Judgnt graunted.
"Willm Alvey complns against Joseph Winsor, in an action of slaunder, to the dam of x li. The jury fynd for the defent, and assesse him v s for his dam, and the pltiff to pay the charges of the Court.
"The Juries Names for these Tryalls. John Winslow, John Cooke, John Dunhame, Josuah Pratt, Thom Cushman, Richard Sparrow, sworne. Gabriell Fallowell, Manasseth Kempton, Willlm Hoskine, John Finney, John Shawe, Nicholas Snow, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 19-20.

6 September 1641 : "Samuell jackson complns agst Willm Randle, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of vij li. The jury fynd for the pltiff, & assesse damn vij li, and the charges of the suite. Judgnt & execucon graunted.
"Thomas Applegate complns agst Willm Newland, in an action of trespas for detayneing certaine swyne. The jury fynd for the deffnt, & giue him the charges of the suite.
"Emanuel White complns agst James Cole, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of iij li x s ; the deffent confesseth xxij bushells of Indian, wch he pmised the plitiff to pay for the debt of James Luxford, & execucon graunted.
"Anthony Thacher complns agst Edward Morrell, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xxviij s. An old iron pot and a frying pan attached.
"The Jurys Names. Mr. John Done, Mr Thomas Willett, Edward Bangs, Thom Cushman, Richard Sparrow, Richard Knowles, sworne. Manasseth Kempton, Wm Hoskine, John Finney, John Shawe, Nicholas Snow, Willm Fallowell, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 23.

7 March 1642 : "Mr Willm Hanbury complns agst Mr Andrew Hellot, in an action of debt vpon a bill of vj li ix s ix d. the jury fynd for the plitiffe the debt, vj li ix s ix d, and ij d dam, and the charges of the suite. Judgment & execucon graunted.
"Joseph Ramsden complans agst Mr John Jenney, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xxx li. The jury fynd for the pltiffe, & assesse xij s dam, and the charges of the suite.
"John Coggen complns agst Mr Joseph Hull, in an action of trespas, &c. Two steers attached, wch are so to remayne vntill the action be tryed, or the debt payd.
"John Tompson complns agst John Holmes, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of iiij li. The jury fynd for the pltiff liij s x d debt, x s dam, & charges of the suite.
"The Names of the Jury. James Hurst, Francis Cooke, Nicholas Snow, John Jenkins, Richard Higgens, Edmond Tilson, sworne. Humphrey Turner, John Smaley, John Williams, Joseph Rogers, Thomas Burges, Josuah Pratt, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 33-34.

6 June 1643 : "Joseph Hollway complns agst Mr Joseph Hull, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of 5 li. Two steers were attached by the constable of Yarmouth. The deffent made no answere. The debt of iij li xiij s was proued by bill, and the Court awarded the said debt of iij li xiij s, and x s damnage, and the charges of the suite.
"Joseph Hollway complns agst Josias Cooke, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of iiij li. He confessed by Mr Done the debt of ^ ^ and desireth mittigacon of Mr Holmes charges.
"Mr John Jenney complns agst Samuell Stertevaunt and Joseph Ramsden, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xx li. This was referred to be ended by the bench, and a form action, wherein the said Joseph Ramsden recoued agst the sd Mr Jenney.
"James Hunkins complns agst Mr John Groome, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xx li. The jury fynd for the pltiff v li viij s, and charges of the Court. Judgment graunted.
"John Gilbert, Junr, complns agst Mr Francis Doughty, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xx s. ^ bushells of corne attached by the constable of Taunton; the deffent made no answere. The Court awards the corne to the pltiff, onely Thomas Gilbert promiseth to make it good if the debt be not proued.
"The Jurys Names. James Hurst, Manasseth Kempton, Edward Banges, Josuah Pratt, Giles Rickett, Nicholas Snow, sworne. Robte Bartlett, Robte Finney, Samuell Hicks, John Smaley, James Cole, Daniell Cole, sworne."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 34-35.

10 February 1643 : "At a Townes meeting holden the xth ffebruary 1643.
"It is agreed That wolfe traps be made according to the order of the Court in manner following,
"1 that one trap be made at Joanes River by the Governors famyly Mr. Prences and mr Hanburies and mathew ffuller and Abraham Pearce…
"4 that one be made at broken wharfe [near the head of the beach] by Manassah kempton Edward Banges Richard Higgins Nathaniell Morton Nicholas Snow Anthony Snow John Jenkins Willm ffallowell Robte ffinney John and Ephraim Morton."
Records of the Town of Plymouth, Vol. 1, p. 16.

August 1643 : "The Names of all the Males that are able to beare Armes from xvj Yeares old to 60 Yeares, wthin the seurall townshipps.
"Plymouth. Mr Willm Hanbury … Edward Banges, Joseph Ramsden, Jeremiah Whitney, Nicholas Snow, Mark Snow, Willm Fallowell…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 8, p. 187-189.

3 March 1645 : "Memorand that Nicholas Snow doth acknowledg that for and in consideracon of the sum of twelue pounds sterl six pounds whereof is in hand payd by Thomas Morton and thother six pounds is to be payd the next Harvest in good merchantable Corne or cattell wherewth the said Nicholas Snow is fully contented. Hath freely and absolutely bargained and sold vnto the said Thomas Morton All that his house and buildings and vpland therevnto belonging and adjoyneing with two acrees of meddow lying at the heigh pines and tenn acres of vpland meddow lying at Colebrook meddowes containeing in all fifty and two acres be it more or lesse with all and singuler thapprtences therevnto belonging and all his Right title and interrest of and into the said prmiss and euery pt thereof wth the fenceing in and about the same To haue and to hold the said House and houseing wth the vpland adjoyening two acres of March meddow and tenn acres of vpland meddow aforesaid wth all and singuler their apprtencs and euery pt and pcell thereof vnto the said Thomas Morton his heires and Assignes for euer to the onely pp use and behoofe of him the said Thomas Morton his heires and Assignes for ever."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 12, p. 134.

10 March 1645 : "Memorand that Nicholas Snow doth acknowledg That for and in consideracon of the sum of tenn shillings to be payd in merchantable corne the next Haruest by Nathaniell Morton Hath freely and absolutely bargained and sold vnto the said Nathaniell Morton one acree of vpland lying at or neere Wellingsley brook wth all and singler thapprtenences therevnto belonging and all his Right title and Interrest of and into the same and euery pt and pcell thereof To haue and to hold the said acre of vpland wth thapprtences vnto the said Nathaniell Morton his heires and Assignes foreuer and to the onely pper use and behoofe of him the said Nathaniell Morton his heires and Assignes for euer."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 12, p. 135.

1 June 1647 : "Supvisors of the Highwaies.
"… Nawsett, Nicholas Snow & Edward Banges."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 115.

7 June 1648 : "The comittees for this Court weer -
"…For Naussit, Nicholas Snow, Samuell Nicks."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 123.

7 June 1648 : "The names ^ those yt are to take vp the excise weer these:
"…For Rehoboth, John Dogged. For Naussit, Nicholas Snowe."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 125.

1649 : William Bradford issued a deed for various parcels of land to his son John Bradford. Included in this deed were "three acrees I bought of mr hickes which was somtimes Nicholas Snowes."
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 19, p. 64.

4 June 1650 : "The comitties of the seuerall Townes that serued at this Court, and the aiornment thereof, were as foloeth: --
"…Nauset, Mr. John Done, Nicolas Snow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 154.

7 June 1652 : "The Deputies of the seuerall Townes.
"…Eastham, Edward Banges, Nicalas Snowe."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 8-9.

7 June 1653 : "The Survayors for the Hiewaies.
"…Eastman, Nicolas Snow, Mr John Freeman."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 32-33.

3 June 1657 : "The names of the Deputies that serued att this Court.
"Mr William Bradford … Willam Sabin, Nicalas Snow, richard Higgens, John Willis."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 115.

Circa 1658 : [The following appears to be a list of Freemen, and to have been taken about the year 1658]
"…Eastman. Mr Thomas Prence, Mr John Done, Edward Banges, Nicalas Snow, Josias Cooke, John Smalley…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 8, p. 197-201.

9 July 1660 : "An oath appointed to bee Recorded Being Requested by Gorg Bonum or to attest what wee Can affeirme about our portionf of meddow lying in the south meddow; for the ending of Differences that is risen amongst those psons That nos Doe enjoy it.
"Wee viz. Edward Banges Nicholas Snow Josias Cooke Doe upon our sertaine knowlidge affeirme that Josias Cooke had the first portion layed out to him by lott namely tenn acrees bee it more or less; beginning att the upper end of the meddow; and soe have posessed it many yeares without questioning of it till now; by any that wee know of;
"Taken upon oath ths 9th of July 1660 : Before mee thomas Prence govr."
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 15, p. 30.

22 November 1660 : An inventory of the estate of Richard Sparrow was taken by Nicholas Snow and Josias Cooke.
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 12, p. 58.

3 June 1662 : "The Constables of the seuerall Townes.
"…Rehoboth, Nathaniell Paine. Eastham, Nicholas Snow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 14-15.

27 June 1662 : Captain Thomas Southworth issued a deed to Manasses Kempton and Nathaniel Morton for a parcel of land that was bordered on the north side by ""he land which was somtime the land of Nicholas Snow."
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 17, p. 104-105.

23 November 1664 : The Widow Alice Bradford issues a deed to Richard Sears. The deed included land which was bounded "on the Easter side with an allotment of land late Nicholas Snowes."
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 34, p. 23.

9 June 1665 : "An Account of the Liquors brought into the Towne of Eastham, as followeth.
"… Aprill, 65. Thomas Paine, 1 gallon of liquor, and 2 gallons of Gorge Crispe.
"Nicholas Snow, 1 gallon and an halfe of liquor.
"Josepth Harding, one gallon and an halfe of liquor."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 100.

5 March 1667 : "In reference vnto the complaint made against Ralph Smith, of Eastham, concerning oppression and hard dealing with a carpenter named Crispen Wadlen, whoe was one of Captaine Allins companie, which said Wadlen kept about three weekes att the said Smithes house, the Court haue ordered, that a certaine psell of tooles which the said Smith had of the said carpenters shalbe deliuered vnto Nicholas Snow, to be sent to the said Wadlen; and that the said Snowes receipt of them shalbe the said Smithes discharge; and that a certaine psell of cotton woole, which the said Smith had of the said Crispin Wadlen, shalbe by him, the said Smith, kept, if hee please, for full satisfaction for the time & charge hee was att when att his house as aforesaid."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 175.

3 June 1668 : "The Celect Men of each Towne of this Jurisdiction.
"… Eastham, Daniell Cole, Nicholas Snow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 182.

5 April 1669 : A deed of land to Peter Warden was signed by William Twining, Elizabeth twining, stephen Snow, Susanna Snow, and Meriam Dean, acknowledged before John Freeman, Assistant, and witnessed by Josias Cooke and Nicholas Snow.
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 15, p. 51.

29 May 1670 : "An exact List of all the Names of the Freemen of the Jurisdiction of new Plymouth, transcribed by Nathaniel Morton, Secretary to the Court for the said Jurisdiction, the 29th of May, Anno Dom 1670.
"..Eastham. Mr John Freeman, Mr John Doane, Edward Banges, Nicholas Snow, Josias Cooke…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 174, 178.

7 June 1670 : "The names of the Selectmen in each Township of this Jurisdicn.
"…Eastham. Nicholas Snow, Daniell Cole, Leiften Rogers, Josias Cooke, Jonathan Sparrow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 34-35.

5 June 1671 : "the Celect Men.
"…Eastham. Nicholas Snow, Daniel Cole, Thomas Paine, Jonathan Sparrow, Marke Snow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 56-57.

5 June 1671 : "Surveyors of the Highwaies.
"…Eastham. Nicholas Snow, Gyles Hopkins."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 57-58.

5 June 1672 : "The Names of the Celect Men in each Towne.
"…Eastham. Nicholas Snow, Daniell Cole, Thomas Paine, Marke Snow, Jonathan Sparrow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 91-92.

29 November 1673 : Nicholas Snow, along with Willam Merricke and Willam twining, witnessed Annah Snow's statement that she received everything from her grandmother Elizabeth Cooke that was promised her in her grandfather Josiah Cooke's will.
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 15, p. 36-37.

3 June 1674 : "The names of the Celect Men in each towne are as followeth :
"…Eastham. Daniel Cole, Nicholas Snow, Jonathan Banges, Marke Snow, Jonathan Sparrow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 143-144.

1 June 1675 : "The Names of the Celect Men in each Towne of this Goument.
"…Eastham. Nicholas Snow, Jonathan Sparrow, Marke Snow."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 164.

6 March 1676 : "Letters of adminnestration was graunted vnto Constant Snow, and Marke Snow, and John Snow, to adminnester on the estate of Nicholas Snow, deceased."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 220.
CONSTANCE HOPKINS [SNOW] IN 1650

"Mr. Hopkins and his wife are both now dead, but they lived above twenty years in this place and had one son and four daughters born here…
"His daughter Constanta is also married and hath twelve children, all of them living and one of them married."
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, ed. Samuel Eliot Morison (New York : Knopf, 1991), p. 445.
NICHOLAS AND CONSTANCE HOPKINS SNOW : THEIR CHILDREN

Nicholas and Constance Hopkins Snow had 12 children : Mark, born 1628; Mary, born c,1630; Sarah, born c.1632; Joseph, born c.1634; Stephen, born c.1636; John, born c.1638; Elizabeth, born c.1640; Jabez, born c.1642; Ruth, born c.1644; unnamed child, born c.1646; unnamed child, born c.1648; unnamed child, born c.1650.
NICHOLAS AND CONSTANCE HOPKINS SNOW : THEIR DEATHS

"Nicholas Snow senior decesed the fiftenth day of November in the year one thousand six hundred seventie six.
"Constant Snow which was the wife of Nicholas Snow died about the Midle of October in the year 1677."
Eastham Records, Vol. 1 Part 1, p. 40.

Before his death, Nicholas Snow wrote a will. 
"A writing ordered to be Recorded Declaring the manor of Nicholas Snow his Disposing of his Estate as followeth; viz: Nicholas Snow of Eastham Late Deceased;
"I Nicholas Snow of Eastham being weake and Infeirme of body but of prfect Memory and understanding, not knowing the Day of my Departure but yett Dayly expecting my last Change; I thinke meet to leave this behind mee as my last Will and Testament; Impr: I Comend my soule into the Armes of Gods Mercye through Christ Jesus in whom I hope to sleep and my body to a Decent buriall; and as Concerning my temporall estate that God of his Goodnes hath Given mee; It is my last Will and Testament that after this manor it should be Disposed off;
"Impr: To my son Marke Snow I Give and bequeath all that twenty acrees of upland lying att Namskekitt wher his house now stands, and two acrees of Meddow; and all that broken marsh there of mine att Namscekett; Item two third of my Great lott att Satuckett lying next the Indians Ground; and that syde of my lott Next the Indians land I Give to him and his heires lawfully begotten of his body for ever; and what hee Can purchase more of upland and meddow of the Indians there at Satuckett I Give to him all this abovesaid lands or meddow or Marsh purchased or unpurchased I Give to him and to his heires lawfully begotten of his body forever;
Item To my son Joseph Snow I Give that other third prte of my Great lott att Satuckett; and two acrees and an halfe of meddow lying att Namscekett neare the head and an Necke of upland lying between it lying on the westsyde of Willam Twinings, all this abovesaid land and meddow I Give to my son Joseph Snow and to his heires Lawfully begotten of his body forever;
"Item To my son Steven Snow I Give twenty acrees on the southsyde of my Great lott att Ochett, and then acrees of My little lott att Satuckett lying between Daniell Cole and Edward Banges by the side of a Little pond, an acree and an halfe of Meddow att the boat meddow, lying between Thomas Williams, and Samuell freeman and that prte of my Meddow att the Great Meddow, That lyeth between Josiah Cooke and the Eelcreeke; all this abovesaid land and medow I Give to my son Steven and the heires lawfully begotten of his body; for ever
"Item To my son John Snow I Give all that my land att Paomett Purchased or unpurchased whether upland or meddow; and all my Right and title or privilidge there; all the abovesaid upland or Meddow right and Privilidge att Paomett I Give to my son John Snow; and to the heires lawfully begotten of his body, forever.
"Item To my son Jabez: Snow I Give all this my Land lying between my house and my son Thomas Paines, and seaven acrees att the basse pond lying between Daniell Cole and Willam Browne; and an halfe acree of Marsh att the end of it and six acrees of upland att the herring pond; and an acree and halfe of meddow att silver springe lying on the Northsyde of Willam Walkers, and the Clift of upland adjacent to the above said Meddow and all the sedge about it, to Ephraime Done; and that prte of my house hee lives in as longe as my wife or I Doe live
"Item I Give him two acrees of Meddow att the Great Meddow lying between the Eel Creeke and Joseph hardings;
"Item To my son Jabez I Give that my four acrees of Meddow att Billinsgate Due to mee yett unlayed out; All this abovesaid upland and meddow I Give to my son Jabez Snow and the heires of his body lawfully begotten for ever.
"Item This my meddow about my house I Give to my son Jabez;
"Item I Give to my Loveing wife Constant Snow all my stocke of Cattle sheep horses swine whatsoever, to be att her Disposall for the Comfort and support of her life, with all the moveable Goods I am posessed of and after her Decease, stocke and Movables to be equally Devided amongst all my Children;
"Item To my wife I Give the use and Disposall of the prte of my house shee now Dwells in DUring her life time, and after her Decease to be my son Jabez Snowes - Item I give to my loveing wife that ten acrees of upland att Pochett, and 20 on Billingsgate Iland, for her Desposall for the Comfort of her life, but if shee need it not, and leave it undesposed; I Give it then to my son Steven Snow;
That twenty acrees of upland att Billingsgate if my wife leave it undesposed, then to be my son Jabez Snowes
"I Doe Give to the Church of Eastham for the furniture of the Table of the Lord, with pewter or other Nessesaries I say I Doe Give ten shillings, out of my estate after my wifes Decease;
"That this is my last Will and Testament I have sett to my hand and seale; this fourteenth Day of November one thousand six hundred seaventy and six
Nicholas Snow
Witnes, Signed & Sealled in the presence of us
Samuell Treate
Thomas Paine senir

"It is my Desire that Deacon Samuell ffreeman and John Mayo would oversee the true and ffaithfull prformance of this my Last Will, and Testament and be healpfull in any Case of Need Concerning the same;
"Att the Court of his Matie held att Plymouth the fift of March 1676/77 Mr Samuell Treate made oath to this Writing that hee Did see Nicholas Snow Signe and seall it, and Did Declare it to be his Mind for the Disposall of his estate:
"Thomas Paine made oath att the Court fore Names, that hee Did see Nicholas Snow signe and seale This Paper or writing above Coppied; and heer entered abovesaid."

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Walker and Sarah Snow's
355th anniversary is today, married in 1655 when he was 35 and she was 23 years old.  The couple are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  They were married in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  They begot 3 children, Sarah Walker, Elizabeth Walker and the boys' 9th great-grandfather, Jabez Walker in 1668.  Jabez married Elizabeth Fuller in 1699 and they begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702. etc, etc.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan
died 90 years ago today in1920 at age 71 in Dekalb county, Alabama. Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, died today in 1920.  He was born Oct 6th 1848 in Knox county, Tennessee.  His parents are George Washington Hulgan and Dialtha Almeda Luttrell.  Stephan is the father of John Miller Hulgan Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/STEWART/NAUGHER
William Benjamin Savage
is 139 years old today born in 1871 Tara's 2nd great-granduncle was born on this day in 1871, he died on Jan 29, 1917 at the age of 46.  William is another of the Frances Savage and Frances Stewart clan that begot 17 children.  Tara's line goes down the first born, Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883, to become Tara's 2nd great-grandparents


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Meet the family for January 24th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER/
Charles Alfred Savage
died 56 years ago today in 1954  in Lake Butler, Union, Florida. Tara's 2nd Great-granduncle, died on this day in 1954 at the age of 75.  We discussed Charles on his birthday Jan 8th, but I'll rehash.  Born Jan 8th in Ladiga, Calhoun, Alabama to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart. Charles was the 12th child in that 17 child family.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lewis Henry Everhart and Pearl May Bell's
96th anniversary is today, married in 1914 when he was 43 and she 32 years old.  Lewis is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the oldest brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  They and 5 others were born to Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Timothy Hall
is 266 years old today, born in 1744.  Tim is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. their 8th great-granduncle, brother of Experience Hall their 8th great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Chauncey H. Cotton
is 219 years old today, born in 1791  He lived 78 years and died in 1869 in Friendship, NY.  He settled in Friendship in 1816.  Chauncey is the boys' 5th great-granduncle and the husband of their 5th great-grandaunt Anna Gold.  Chauncey's brother is Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather, and Chauncey's wife Anna Gold is the sister of Sally Gold, the boys' 5th Great-grandmother, and the wife of Ira Cotton, Chauncey's brother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SOBEL/JENNINGS/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Todd Sobel's
birthday is today.  Todd is the husband of the girls' 2nd cousin once removed, Jana Jennings.  Jana's mother is Susan Beck their 1st cousin twice removed.  Susan's mother is Lelia Jane Myer the girls' great-grandaunt and sister of their great-grandfather, Dick Myer.
      

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Meet the family for January 23rd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HAZELITT/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Hazelitt
is 174 years old today, born in 1836, probably in Friendship, NY.  She died in 1903 at the age of 67.  Mary is the boys' 3rd Great-grandmother.  She married Hubbard Cotton January 16th 1861 in Hector, Schuyler, NY she was 24 and he was 22.  Their first born of the 5 they had was Samuel Hazelitt Cotton born in 1862.  Samuel married Lotti Ray and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Percis Melissa Cleveland
is 179 years old today, born in 1831.  Percis is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandaunt.  Percis was number 9 of the 14 children born to Nancy and John Platt Cleveland.  Nancy Ann's brother is Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rudolph Bruno Rosentreter
is 142 years old today, born in 1868. Rudy is the husband of the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed, Lucy Powers Jaeger.  Lucy's mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys 1st cousin 5 times removed while Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of the boys' 4th great-grandfather, Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother, Sally Gold.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Meet the family for January 22nd

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SPRY/WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Benjamin H. Spry and Mary Wishard's
131st anniversary is today, married in 1879 when he was 24 and she was 25 years old in Tuscola, Illinois.  They were married in Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, on Jan 22, 1879.  No blood here once again, but Mary Wishard is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's sister. To elaborate on that; Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford and her husband is Oliver Kaufman Wishard, so Mary Wishard is his sister.  These people all seem to be part of the big migration of our family to Appleton City, MO.  The Wishards came from Kentucky while the Stanfords came from Indiana.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

PARKINSON/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clarinda Adeline Parkinson
is 172 years old today, born in 1838.  The boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Clarinda's mother is Mahala Earnest the boys' 4 great-grandaunt and sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents, and parents of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891, the boys' great-grandmother.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Burr
died 199 years ago today in 1811 at the age of 80 in Fairfield, Connecticut.   Daniel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  He was born in 1730 in Fairfield and died in Fairfield, Connecticut.  It should be noted that this relative was born a subject of the King of England and died while our fourth president, James Madison was in office. He was 78 years old at his death.  Daniel was the 4th child of 11 from the family of Capt. Seth Samuel Burr and his 1st wife Elizabeth Wakeman.  Daniel's name sake and the boys' 8th great-grandfather was Daniel Burr (1642-1695).  Our direct relative in that family is Daniel's sister Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold and was the mother of Talcott Gold.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Donie Mae Mayne
is 101 years old today, born in 1909.  Mamma Brown was born  in Double Bridges, Marshall, AL.  She died on Aug 19th 1991 at her home with Dick and Ella Ween in Tuckers Chapel, AL. She was 82 when she died.  Donie is Ella and Caitlyn's Great, great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Ween Brown.  Donie was the 3rd child in a family of 8 children from William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurrey.  I found that William's mother may be Ella Higgins, and Ida's parents are Wilkes C. McMurray and Lucy Ann Kelly.  I have the family going back on the female side to the girls' 6th great-grandparents, Jonathon Farmer (1792-1855) and Tempa (1794-1865).

HULGAN-FAMILY TREE

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Samaria Martin is 173 years old today, born in 1837 in Hall county GA.  Samaria died at the age of 91 on Dec 31, 1928.  She is Ella's 4th great-grandaunt.  Samaria Martin is the youngest of 4 children to John Martin and Matilda Priscilla Goode Ella's 5th great-grandparents.  Samaria's oldest sibling is Delila Caroline Martin who married William H. West and they are Ella's 4th great-grandparents.  Their second child is Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers and together are Ella's 3rd great-grandparents.  Their 6th child was Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and are the parents of Nellie Chambers, Duard Hulgan's mother.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Walter Arny Chambers, Noah Benjamin Chambers youngest brother, died on this day in 1918 at the age of 33.  Walter's birthday is Jan 28th so we'll be talking about him again real soon.  He is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle.



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Meet the family for January 21st

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Georgia Elizabeth McCutcheon
died 33 years ago today in 1977 at age 83 in Athens, Limestone, Alabama.  Georgia is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Lula May McCutcheon both among the 9 born to John Davis McCutcheon and Lenore Overstreet who were married in Morgan Alabama January 27, 1874.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison December 27, 1905 in Morgan and they are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents. 

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
James Thomas Stimpson and Fannie Maybell McMurrey's
98th anniversary is today, married in 1912 when he was 21 and she was 15 years old.  Fannie is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey the girls' 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee Alabama.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Oscar William Hulgan
is 113 years old today, born in 1897.  Oscar is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is William Wallace Hulgan Ella's 3rd great-granduncle, brother of John Miller Hulgan Ella's 3rd great-grandfather who married Ruth J. Copeland and begot 6 children with Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, being the 2nd born.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rachel Minerva Stewart
is 198 years old today, born in 1812.  Rachel is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart.  They were 2 of the 12 children born to Archibald Stewart and Rachel Akins who were married July 12, 1804 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  John is Tara's 4th great-grandfather that was killed in the Civil War.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Vivian Edge
is 95 years old today, born in 1915.  Vivian is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Oda Levi Edge, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meet the family for January 20th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

GRIFFIN/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
William Malachi Griffin
is 123 years old today, born in 1887.  William is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  William was born in Tennessee and died March 2, 1959 in Soldiers Home, Pierce, Washington.  His mother is Clemontine Brown and William was the 7th of 9 children born to William Ellis Griffin and Clemontina Brown.  Clemontina is the sister of Oscar Routh Brown.  Oscar is the 7th born of the 11 to Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, the girls' 4th great-grandparents.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow and they are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot Erskin Brown in 1901 then the twins Ralph and Dolph in 1905 followed by James Lee Brown in 1909 then Oscar Thomas "Coon" Brown in 1912.  Oscar Thomas married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Thomas Brown in 1941.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Meet the family for January 19th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Cordelia Lee Garrison
is 126 years old today, born in 1884.  Core is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Samuel Omar Garrison.  Cordelia was the only girl born to 6 children of John Thomas Garrison and Martha Demaris Grantland, Steve's 3rd great-grandparents.  They were married in Morgan Alabama February 24, 1870 and had their first child, James Edwin Garrison in 1871.  Samuel Omar Garrison Martha and John's 3rd child married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan and they are Steve's 2nd great Grandparents.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Dedrich Homer Myer and Cora Augusta Edge's
90th anniversary is today, married in 1920 when he was 30 and she was 18 years old.   He died in 1953 and is buried in Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery.  She died in 1984.  Together they are the parents of 11 children spanning a period from 1921 to 1943, that's 22 years of children making, not to mention the raising and feeding of all those kids.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Flora Bell Moore
is 123 years old today, born in 1887  The boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born on this day in 1887 in Owen, IN. Floras mother is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Mary Frances Jones.  Mary's mother is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Maranda Johnson the daughter of James Johnson from Kentucky and Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre from Virgina.  Amanda Johnson, the wife of Andrew J. Wooden is Maranda's sister and the boys' 3rd Great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wakeman, Jr
. died 375 years ago today in 1635 at age 4 in New Haven Connecticut.  John is the boy's 10th great-granduncle, the brother of Helena Wakeman born in 1632 also in New Haven.  Helena married Lt. John Talcott, Jr and are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  They begot Hannah Talcott in 1663 and Joseph Talcott in 1669.  Hannah married Nathan Gold, Jr. May 14th 1689 in Fairfield, CT and they begot 7 of their own children.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Frazier Abell, Sr.
died 20 years ago today in 1990 at age 92 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed who was born on Jan 13th, and we talked about him then, died on Jan 19, 1990 at the ripe old age of 92.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Thomas Franklin Stewart
died 99 years ago today in 1911 at age 51 in Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama. Thomas is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart who was the oldest born of the 11 children John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale had before John was killed in the War of Northern Aggression in Corinth Mississippi April, 6, 1862.  Frances was the first born and is Tara's 3rd great-grandmother.  She carried on the family tradition of having children by producing 17 of her own with her husband Frances Marion Savage.  Their first born, Sallie E. Savage, born in 1861 a year before her Grandfather's death, married Moses Service Naugher and they had 7 children to add to the 6 more Moses would have with his second wife Marriel Burrows after Sallie died in 1901.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN
Verom Hulgan
died 70 years ago today in 1940 at age 9 months.  Verom is Ella's Granduncle, died on this day in 1940.  He was less than 1 year old having been born on April 3, 1939.  Verom is Duard's brother.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Meet the family for January 18th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/SILLIMAN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold and Amelia Silliman's
232nd anniversary is today, married in 1778 when he was 50 and she was 41 years old. the boys' 7th great-grandfather and his second wife.  They were married on this day in 1778, in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Their union produced 1 child, Sally Gold born in 1779.  Abel lived until November 11, 1789 and Amelia lived until 1794.  Both died and are buried in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.  Abel's first wife was Ellen Burr who he married in 1754.  They produced 11 children and she died in 1777 at the age of 40.  Talcott Gold was their 3rd child and the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

WOODEN/DAY/BRIDGFORTH
Charlotte Marjorie Wooden
is 93 years old today, born in 1917.  Aunt Charlotte was born on this day in 1917 in Kansas City, MO.  Charlotte is the boys' Grandaunt and the oldest of the 3 Wooden children begot by Walter William Wooden Sr. and Marie Antoinette Cotton.  Charlotte died on Aug 16th 1987 in Brentwood, Contra Costa, California.  She was planing to come visit us in Atlanta two weeks later.  Charlotte had one child, Raymond W. Day III, with her first husband Raymond W. Day Jr.  Ray Sr. died of cancer when Trip (Ray III) was young. Trip still lives in California with his wife.  We get a Christmas card from him every year.  He is responsible for getting me interested in genealogy, when he sent the family bible to Jerry Sr.  Charlotte had done quite a bit of the research for our family before the internet was any help.  I believe that she is the one that gave me the Revolutionary War claim for Talcott Gold, many years ago. Charlotte was 10 years older than Jerry Wooden Sr. and 7 years older than their bother Walter Wooden Jr. (Bud).

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev., Hezekiah Gold
is 279 years old today, born in 1731  Hezekiah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  He married Sarah Sedgwick in Cornwall, CT November 22, 1758 and they begot 3 children Thomas 1759, Capt. Benjamin Gold 1762 and Thomas Ruggles Gold in 1764.  The following is about Thomas Ruggles Gold, the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, who served in the House of Representatives for New York and Connecticut:
Thomas Ruggles Gold
Date of Birth:     4 Nov 1764
Date of Death:     24 Oct 1827
Elected Office(s):     Representative
Elected Date(s):     4 Mar 1809
[4 Mar 1815]
State:     New York, Connecticut
Country:     USA
Biography:     a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., November 4, 1764; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Conn.; settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1792; assistant attorney general of New York 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1796-1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; served in the State assembly in 1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, N.Y., where he died October 24, 1827; interment in Grand View Cemetery.
Thomas R. Gold, Families of Olde Whitesborough 1784-1824
Added by bright93 on 10 Jun 2009
Source:  Sperry, Claire C. and Sperry, Charles B. Families of Old Whitesborough 1784-1824.  Whitesboro, NY 1984, pgs. 83-85, 167.
        Thomas Ruggles Gold was born in Cornwall, Connecticut on November 4, 1764, the son of Hezekiah and Sarah (Sedgwick) Gold.  Thomas was fifth in the line of descent from his immigrant ancestor, Major Nathan Gold.
Thomas Ruggles - 5;  Hezekiah - 4; Hezekiah - 3; Nathan - 2; Nathan - 1 (Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. is the boys' 10th great-grandfather)
        One of the Grantees named in the Charter Oak was Nathan Gold who had emigrated to Connecticut from Edmundsbury, England.
       Thomas Ruggles Gold did not serve in the Revolutionary War, but his father, Hezekiah Gold did serve as a Private.
       Thomas Ruggles Gold pursed classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1786.  He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced his law practice in Goshen, Connecticut.  It was there he met and married Sarah Sill, sister of Theodore Sill who later became his law partner in Whitesboro.  She was the daughter of Dr. Elisha and Mary (Heaton) Sill.  Dr. Elisha Sill was a Surgeon in the Revolutinary War.
       When Thomas was 28 years old, he with his wife, and daughter, Harriett Lavina, moved to Whitesboro, New York where he set up his law practice.  He like so many others of Connecticut succumbed to the call to the Whitestown Country.  He lost but little time in becoming involved in the politics of this adopted state. 
     In 1796, four years after Thomas R. Gold's arrival in Whitesboro, he was elected to his first political office, that of New York State Senator.  He served from 1796 to 1802 under President, John Adams and Vice-President, Thomas Jefferson.   Thomas was a Federalist.  From 1797 to 1801, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York (at this time it was legal for a man to hold two state offices at the same time).  Peggy's Note: In George Washington Irving's book the Life of George Washington, a letter to Washington is signed by John Jay and Thomas Ruggles Gold.  Copy of the letter was found in the Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
       On March 23, 1799, he was a member of the Aqueduct Association which had been formed to provide water to the future Village of Whitesboro.
       In 1800, he was made a member of the Council of Appointments.  Also, in 1800, he entered into law practice with his brother-in-law, Theodore Sill in the law firm of Gold and Sill.  They operated a law school for many years (many men who late became famous attorneys receiving their training in this school.
       He was unsuccessful in his run for Congress in 1804.  He was elected to the State Assembly in 1808.  He ran in the Federalist thich to the 11th and 12th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1813.  He was defeated for re-election in 1812 as a member of the 13th Congress, although he was again re-elected in 1814 to the 14th Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); he was not a candidate in 1816.  He then resumed his law practice in Whitesboro.
       In 1804, Thomas R. Gold sold the land on which the Presbyterian Church built to the United Presbyterian Societies of Whitesboro and Old Fort Schuyler, Presbyterian Church.  An interesting note is:  that after the erection of the Presbyterian Church in 1803, in leveling the ground around the church, Mr Gold drove the oxen that were attached to the plow and Jonas Platt use a spade and shovel.
       During Mr. Carnahan's pastorate over the United Societies of Whitestown and Old Fort Schuyler, he preached a portion of the time on the Lord's Day in the morning at Whitesboro and in the afternoon at Fort Schuyler (Utica).  Deacon Thurston, a grand man, rich in faith, and poor in this world's goods, would walk from Whitesboro to Fort Schuyler during the intermission.  Mr. Gold purchased and presented him with a good horse, saddle, and bridle.
       In 1807/8, THomas Ruggles Gold was one of the founders if a joint stock company under the name of The Oneida Manufacturing Society with a capital of $200,000.00.  On February 2, 1808, they purchased land and water rights from Amos Wetmore, and in 1809, they erected a 3 1/2 story brick building which was known as the Oneida Factory.
      In 1807, he was the defense attorney in the famous Hitchcock Trail in which a Mr. Hitchcock, a teacher of Madison, NY, who was married became enamoured with one, Lois Andrus.  He purchased arsenic from the local druggist, went home and managed to mix some on his wife's plate of food for the evening meal in a vain attempt to solve his dilemma.  The trail took place in Cazenovia, NY, and Mr. Gold lost his case.  Mr. Hichcock was hung in Cazenovia on September 11, 1807, and reports say that thousands came to the spectacle.
      In 1811, he became associated with many prominent local men in the establishment of the Oriskany Manufacturing Company which was organized to manufacture woolen goods when a shortage was feared with the prospect of the coming war with Britain.
     Thomas Ruggles Gold was one of twenty-four founding trustees at Hamilton College when the college received it's charter on May 26, 1812.  According to land records at the Onieda County office.  He made two donations of land for the college as his support of the $ 50,000 given.
      Upon his retirement from Congress, he resumed his practice of law with Theodore Sill with whom he had formed a partnership in 1800.  He died October 24, 1827, and was interred in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro, his grave being marked by a red stone monument enclosed by an iron fence at the top of the hill overlooking Whitesboro.  His wife died on July 18, 1854, at the age of 87 years.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Cotton
is 353 years old today born in 1657.  One of our older confirmed relatives, Thomas Cotton, was born on this day in 1657 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.  Thomas is the boys' 9th great-granduncle.  His parents are William Serg Cotton and Ann Graves, who were married interestingly enough on July 10 1637 in , Accomack, Virgina.  All of their children except their first, Mary, that I know of were born in Gloucester, England after they were married.  They must have come back to the America after their children were born and settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where they are buried.

BRIDGFORTH/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Clare Hethorn Garden
is 66 years old today, born in 1944.  Clare is Andrew and Bryan's 1st cousin once removed.  Clare married Laurence Beckley Maddison April 30, 1966 and begot 2 children, Sallie Purrington Maddison in 1967 and Laurence Beckley Maddison in 1969.  They are the boys' 2nd cousins. Clare's mother is Sallie Mildred Bagley, the boys' grandaunt and sister of their grandmother Sudie Seay Bagley who married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Joseph Naugher
is 220 years old today, born in 1790  Joseph is Tara's 4th great-grandfather.  Joseph was born in Ireland in 1790 and died in Cherokee, AL on Nov 28, 1879 at the age of 89.  It appears that Joseph was the one in the family that brought them to Alabama from Union, South Carolina.  Joseph's parents, Daniel Naugher and Mary Jane Stinson were both born in Ireland and married in Ireland in 1774.  They had their first 2 children in Ireland and seemed to have moved to South Carolina sometime between 1775 and 1779 and had 2 more children then in 1790 Joseph was born in Ireland.  But Daniel and Mary are both buried in Union, SC.  Daniel in 1799 and Mary in 1830.  Joseph, the youngest, married Jane Ingram in 1815 and they begot Robert Marion Naugher in 1821 in Union, SC.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy whom he met in SC, on Nov 4, 1847 in Benton, Lowndes, Alabama.  The family was then firmly planted in Alabama.  Robert and Mary had 6 children all of which were born and died in Cherokee, AlabamaMoses Service Naugher the second child born March 21, 1851 in AL, married Sallie E. Savage in Cherokee, AL on August 3, 1883.  They had 7 children, the 6th of which was Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's Great-grandfather, born in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot 9 children of their own.  Moses S. Naugher born in 1920 was the first.  This Moses is Tara's Grandfather.  He married Haney Fortenberry March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952





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