Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Meet the family for March 31st

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Marietta Burt
died 113 years ago today in 1897 at age 3 in Dekalb, AL.   Marietta is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother Tempa Copeland is Ella's 4th great-grandaunt.  Her brother, Tillman R. Copeland is Ella's 4th great-grandfather who married Taletha Jane Whitlock Dec 12, 1853 and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan Nov 15, 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876. Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/BROWN/HULGAN/HOSLER
Roland Max Myer and Ella Ween Brown's
54rd anniversary is today.   HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!  And many many more!  They are Ella and Caitlyn's Great-grandparents. And the reason why we are all a family in the first place!  Thanks, Dick and Ella Ween - we all love you!



MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Thereasa Ellen Myer
is 48 years old today, born in 1961 on her parents anniversary in Atlanta, GA, Thereasa married Duard Hulgan and begot 3 wonderful girls. Haley Dabeth Hulgan, the youngest is full of potential and hasn't met any person or creature that doesn't love her at first sight.  Heather, the chosen one, is multi talented, beautiful, creative and being the middle child has middle child syndrome.  Kellie, the oldest, leads like the oldest child should.  Has a wonderful future with her husband Aaron and her new baby Ella Marie Hosler, who gets cuter everyday.  While the family grows, Thereasa literally solves the problems of the county.  Thereasa is a driving force in the county government and is constantly in the news for projects she has accomplished.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Meet the family for March 30th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWARD/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Matilda Stewart
died 122 years ago today at age 43 in 1888. If you think you are tough have a look at this woman.  She married Frances Marion Savage at age 15, and she had her first child at 16 in 1861.  Then another in 1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1885 and 1886.  She died two years later. Of the 43 years she lived she was prego roughly 17 years.  Almost all of her adult life.  Plus there were no disposable diapers, microwave oven's to warm the bottles, canned baby food.  This all happened in Calhoun Alabama during and after the Civil War.  Amazing.  Frances is Tara's 3rd great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ANTHONY/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Anthony
died 319 years ago today in 1691 at age 68 in Middletown, CT.  Mary is the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  She married Richard Hall Feb 11, 1645 in Middletown, CT and begot 5 children, Anna, Mary, John, Jane and Samuel Hall who married Phoebe Ward Dec 6, 1683 in Middletown and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton Feb 28, 1716 in Middletown and begot 4 children for him.

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Zaccheus Gould
died 342 years ago today in 1668 at age 79 in Topsfield, Mass.  Zac, as we used to call him, was born in 1589 in Hemel Hempstead, Herefordshire, England.  He is the boys' 11th great-granduncle and the brother of John Gould.  John married Judith in 1603 in Bovingdon, Harts, England and begot two children, Nathaniel Gould and Major, Nathan Gold Sr.  Nathan married Sarah Phippen in Fairfield, CT May 14 1660 and begot Nathan Gold Jr. around 1663.  Nathan Jr. married Hannah Talcott May 14, 1686 in Fairfield and begot 7 children, the 4th being Samuel Gold in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley Dec 7 1716 in Fairfield and begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.  He married Ellen Burr on Dec 19, 1754 also in Fairfield.  They begot 11 children, the 3rd one being Talcott Gold in 1759.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frank Cotton Bellows
is 84 years old today, born in 1926.  Frank is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed, his mother is Great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton, the sister of Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
James Thomas Stimpson
is 120 years old today, born in 1890.  James is the husband of the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, Fannie Maybell McMurrey.  Fannie's sister is Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BEATTIE/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Joseph Roy Beattie
is 82 years old today, born in 1928.  Joe is Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joe's mother is Wilhelmia Catherine (Minnie) Steible, the sister of Ceasar Alford Steible, Steve's great-grandfather.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Lori Leslie Reeves
is 43 years old today, born in 1967. Lori is Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Her father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather. Happy birthday Lori!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Meet the family for March 29th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TATE/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Deliliah Tate
died 119 years ago today at age 66 in 1891 in Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama. Sarah is Steve Jr.'s 4th great-grandmother.  Sarah married James Catlett Garrison and begot John Thomas Garrison in 1849.  John married Martha Demaris Grantland Feb 24, 1870 in Morgan, AL and begot 6 children, the 3rd being Samuel Omar Garrison, born in 1881.  Samuel married Lula Mae McCutcheon Dec 27, 1905 in Morgan and begot 3 children, Otis, Sarah Eloise and Johnnye Douzie Garrison.  Sarah Eloise married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 and begot 4 children, John Wesley jr, Donald Boyd, Dotty Joan and Judith Mae ReevesJohn Wesley Reeves Jr married Mary Evelyn Pharris and they begot, Mittie Marie, Alisa Annette, Diedre Diane, John Wesley III and Jason Thomas Reeves.  Mittie of course married Steve Wooden Sr. and they begot Jr. in 1983.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Donnie Loyd McMurrey d
ied 58 years ago today in 1952 at 10 days old.  Donnie is the girls' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, her father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Hubert Loyd McMurrey and Hubert's father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meet the family for March 28th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Marion Savage
died 108 years ago today at age 65 in 1902. Frances was born Dec 31, 1836 in Union, Arkansas.  He married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct, 4th 1860 in Calhoun Alabama, he was 23 and she was 15.  They started begotting children and popped out 17 before it was over.  They are Tara's 3rd great-grandparents.  Their first child was Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 in Cherokee, AL.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Freda Kay Hulgan
is 67 years old today.  Freda is Duard's older sister and Ella's Grandaunt.  Freda died in September of 1969 at age 26.  She was married to Kenneth Pruitt.  Some one correct me if this information is wrong or if you can add some dates or locations to it.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
James Calvin Burt
died 70 years ago today in 1940 at age 68. James is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  He was born in Dekalb county, Alabama October 16, 1871 and died in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.  He was the 5th of 10 children born to Elisha Toby Burt and Ella's 4th Great-grandaunt, Tempa Copeland.  Tempa's brother is Ella's 4th great-grandfather Tillman R. Copeland, born in 1835 to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot 4 children, the oldest being Ruth J. Copeland who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 in Dekalb, Alabama.  They begot Thomas Frankilin Hulgan in 1876, their second of 6 children.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill  and they begot 6 children, Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's Great-grandfather is their second child.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Talcott
died 314 years ago today at age 32 in 1696. Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Nathan Gold in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1686.  They begot 7 children and in 1692 had Samuel Gold, who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 in Fairfield and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally Gold
is 231 years old today, born in 1779. This isn't the Sally Gold that was the daughter of Talcott Gold.  This Sally is the boys' 1/2- 6th great-grandaunt and was born to Abel Gold and his second wife Amelia Silliman.  That makes this Sally Gold, Talcott Gold's 1/2 sister.  Talcott must have liked her enough to name his first daughter after her when she was born in 1782, just 3 years later.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Gold
is 198 years old today, born in 1812.  Thomas is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, born to Elizabeth and the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Abel Gold Jr., Talcott Gold's brother.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Ward
died 320 years ago today in 1690 at age 57.  William is the boys' 10th great-grandfather. He was born August 16, 1632 in Northly, Oxfordshire, England. and died in Middletown, Connecticut.  He came to America between 1632 and 1658 when he married his first wife, Sarah Phelps in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.  She was 26 and he was 25.  Sarah died a year later about two weeks after giving birth to their only child William Jr. who died himself one day shy of his 2nd birthday in 1661.  William Sr. now 27 married the 27 year old Phoebe Fenner in 1660 and begot 9 children of their own.  The second one, a girl named Phoebe Ward was born in 1663 and is the boys' 9th great-grandmother having married Samuel Hall in 1683.  They are the parents of Experience Hall.  But lets look back on the timing of the their marriage and the death of William Ward Jr.  Sarah Phelps died on July 9, 1659 after giving birth to William on June 21, 1659.  Then William Sr. married Phoebe Fenner on March 28 1660, roughly 8 months after the death of his first wife.  Then Phoebe gave birth to their first child, Thomas Ward on February 7, 1661, 11 months later.  But William Jr. died June 20, 1661.  Was she too busy with her new child to pay attention to the sickly William Jr?  We may never know.


WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Ward and Phoebe Fenner's anniversary number 350 is today,
married in 1660, in Middletown CT when they were both 27 years old.  Gee, that was nice of William to died on their anniversary, so she would remember him.  Actually, he died at age 57 in 1690 and she died a year later at age 58 in 1691.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Fred Douglas Bellows
is 116 years old today, born in 1894.  Fred is the husband of the boys' great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton, the sister of  Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton.   Helen was the youngest of the three children born to Lotti B. Ray and Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Helen married Fred Douglas Bellows and they begot George Cotton Bellows, May 1920-October 1920 and Frank Cotton Bellows, March 1926 - October 1939.  They are both the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Denison
is 330 years old today, born in 1680.  Dan is the boys' 2nd cousin 10 times removed.  His mother is Phebe Lay, the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed.  We called her Frito Lay. Frito's mother is 10th great-grandaunt, Sarah Fenner, the sister of Pheobe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Pheobe married William Ward in Middletown, CT on this day in 1660.  See the previous mention.

BOUDINOT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elias Boudinot and Harriet Ruggles Gold's 184th
anniversary is today, married in 1826 when he was 24 and she was 20 years old.  Interesting story here.  "   From Peggy Bright - In researching our family history, I kept coming across the name Harriet Ruggles Gold when searching my great aunt, Harriet Anne Gold (Peck) Herdegen.  It turns out that Harriet Ruggles Gold was the daughter of Benjamin Gold.  He was the brother of Thomas and Thomas R. Gold.  Harriet is buried in New Echota, Georgia (now Calhoun).  She married Elias Boudinot (aka Buck Waite), a Cherokee, who signed the Treaty of New Echota. If you don't know the story about them, I will tell you about their love story that began in Cornwall, CT."      This story was featured on Public TV and produced by Ken Burns.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William James Wishard and Mary Kaufman's
162 anniversary is today, married in 1848 in Kingman, Vermillion, Indiana. William James Wishard is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's father.  Williams son Oliver Kaufman Wishard married the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford in 1886 in Tuscola, Illinois.  Catherine's oldest sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884, also in Illinois.


WOODEN-FAMILY TREE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eunice O. Wooden
is 94 years old today, born in 1916.  Eunce is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the youngest of the 6 children born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  Our line goes through the 1st born, Joseph R. Wooden, born 18 years before Harvey.  Joseph is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.


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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Meet the family for March 27th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Cotton
Died 368 years ago today in 1642. Andrew is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Joane and begot William Serg Cotton in 1610.  Serg was born in England and married Ann Graves from England in Accomack, VA.  So Serg is our link to the new world.  He came to America some time between 1610 and July 10 1637 when he was married in Virgina.  Serg died June 29 1670 in Boston, Mass.  He and Ann had 4 children.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Barlow II
died 193 years ago today in 1817 at age 72.  We talked about David and family yesterday.  He married Sarah Bradley in 1764 and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna was the one who married Talcott Gold.

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Taylor
died 92years ago today in 1918 at age 77.  Henry is new to the family.  He is the boys' 1 st cousin 5 times removed.  Henry is the progeny of Deacon, Franklin Taylor and the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Sally Ann Cotton.  Sally's bother is the boys' 4th great-grandfather, Samuel Cheney Cotton.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Hall
died 319 years ago today at age 70 in 1691. Richard is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Canterbury, St. Paul, Kent, England June 5, 1620.  He died in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  In between he married Mary Anthony from London, England, moved to the Colonies and begot 5 children.  The last one was Samuel Hall born in 1658.  Sam married Phoebe Ward in 1683 in Middletown and begot the magical, bewitching, lovely, Experience Hall in 1684.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ZINK/BROCK/Le FEVRE/JOHNSON /WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Zink
is 252 years old today born in 1758. Cat is the boys' 6th great-grandmother.  She married George Brock in 1780 and begot 6 children.  The first one was Mary Magdelaine Brock who married Abraham Le Fevre in 1795 and begot 6 children, the 4th being Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824.  They begot 10 children, the 5th being Amanda Johnson in 1833, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 in Owen IN and had 6 children.  The first on was Joseph R. Wooden.

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Jane Johnson
is 161 years old today born in 1849. Liz is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Amanda Johnson who we just talked about.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
John Miller Hulgan
is 158 years old today, born in 1852.  John is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.  John married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 and begot 6 children, the 2nd one being Thomas Franklin Hulgan, born in 1876.  Tom married Della D. Berryhill and begot 6 children of their own.  The second one being Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's Great-grandfather.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Gwen, Lucille, Raymond, Syble, Verom, Freda, Johnny, Duard and Wilma.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Joseph Lewis Edge
died 81 years ago today in 1929 at age 56. Joe was born in York, South Carolina in 1873.  He died in Cherokee county, AL.  In between, Joe married Alice Cora Starling and begot 6 children, Oma, Cora Augusta, Grady, Mary, Joe and DoraCora Augusta Edge married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot the current Myer Clan.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Meet the family for March 26th

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
Edward McPhail Bridgforth
Jr. is 75 years old today, born in 1935.  Edward is Bryan and Andrew's Uncle.  Edward is the oldest of the three boys that were born to Edward McPhail Bridgforth Sr. and Sudie Seay Bagley.  William Bagley Bridgforth is next, born in 1938 and John Baskervil Bridgforth, Debi Wooden's husband, is the youngest, born in 1944.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Jerrel T. Brown
died 8 years ago today. Jerrel is Ella's great-granduncle.  Jerrel was born to Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne Dec 28, 1941 in Henagar, Dekalb, AL.  He married Nancy Andrews and had 3 girls and 1 boy, Tarrell Brown (1964), Cretia Brown (1973), Mitch Brown (1970-1975) and Yolanda Brown (1963-).  Jerrel died after a heart transplant in Nashville Tennessee in 2002.  We all miss him.  I can't believe it has been 8 years.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ABELL/FRAZIER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard S. Abell
is 79 years old today, born in 1931 in Rhode Island.  Richard is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  He died May 15, 1985 in Moorpark, Ventura, CA.  Here is how it tracks.  Richard's father is Robert Frazier Abell Sr., the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  Robert's mother is Lena V. Frazer, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Cotton
is 246 years old today, born in 1764. There are 4 Thomas Cottons in our family line and 3 Thomas Cottens.  This Thomas is the boys' 6th great-grandfather, born in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  He died April 9, 1856 also in Middletown.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard Oct 31, 1787 in Middletown and begot 5 children, the oldest being Ira Cotton.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bradley David Banks
is 152 years old today, born in 1858.  Brad is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, born to 1st cousin 5 times removed, Ira Bradley Banks.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother, Sally Gold.

WRIGHT/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Bernice Wright
died 9 years ago today in 2001.  Fran is the second wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Arnot Mathew Smith, Sr.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jemima Hall
is 252 years old today, born in 1758.  Jem is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall, III.  Samuel's father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of .Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Meet the family for March 25th

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Authur McCaw
died 35 years ago today at age 71. Authur is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is William F. Johnson/McCaw who is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  That is the expected.  The unexpected is that William's wife is Nora Catherine Moore, who is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Yes, these are 1st cousin's who married.  But as we talked about before, William changed the family name form Johnson to McCaw for some reason.  Quite possibly because he was adopted by the Johnson family and reverted back to his original name when he became of age.  That would make the 1st cousin thing moot.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Cotton
is 309 years ago today, born in 1701. Elizabeth is the boys' 1/2-7th great-grandaunt, born in Middletown, CT. Elizabeth's parents are Samuel Cotton and his first wife Lydia Bates who we discussed yesterday.  Sam's second wife is, Experience Hall.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ann Gold
died 224 years ago today in 1786 at 4 days old. Sarah is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed, their 5th cousin 7 times removed, and their 7th cousin 7 times removed.  Her father is Capt. Benjamin Gold, their 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed and his father is Hezekiah Gold, 8th great-granduncle, brother of 8th great-grandfather Samuel Gold.

SEDGWICK/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Sedgwick
is 271 years old today, born in 1739.  She is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Rev. Hezikiah Gold whom we just talked about.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ruggles Gold
is 223 years old today, born in 1787.  Thomas is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  His father is the aforementioned Capt. Benjamin Gold.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Joseph R. Wooden
died 79 years ago today at age 70 in Appleton City MO in 1931.  Joseph is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.  Joseph, who I got my middle name from, married Margaret Jennie Stanford Oct 29, 1884 in IL.  They begot Walter William Wooden Sr. in 1887 and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KAUFMAN/WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Kaufman
is 182 years old today born in 1828.  Mary Kaufman is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's mother. Mary married William James Wishard and begot Oliver Kaufman Wishard in 1859.  Oliver married Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt.  Catherine's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden who we discussed above.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sarah E. Naugher
is 156 years old today born in 1854. Sarah is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Sarah's older brother is Moses Service Naugher Tara's 2nd great-grandfather who married Sallie E. Savage in August of 1883.  They begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897. 

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Archibald Stewart
died 148 years ago today in 1862 at age 80.  Archie is Tara's 5th great-grandfather.  Born in York, SC in 1781 he died in Calhoun, Alabama.  He married Rachel Akins July 12, 1804 in Rock Hill, York, SC.  They had 12 kids with the line going through John Thomas Stewart, the 8th born in 1820.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Edgar L. McMurrey
is 100 years old today, born in 1910. Edgar is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet the family for March 24th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Dedrich Homer Myer
is 121 years old today, born in 1889.  Dedrich was born in Madison GA and died April 20 1953 at age 64 in Tuckers Chapel, AL.  He is buried in Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery.  Dedrich is the girls' 2nd Great-grandfather.  Dedrich married Cora Augusta Edge January 19, 1920 and begot 11 children, Joseph Dedrich Myer (1921- ), John Bruna Myer (1923- ) Nena M. Myer (1924- ) Thomas Fredrick Myer (1926- ). Melba Cora Myer (1928- ), David Homer Myer (1930- ), Roland Max Myer (1932- ), Bobby Farris Myer (1935-), Billy Ray Myer (1937- ), Lelia Jane Myer (1939- ) and Phyllis Joan Myer (1943- ).

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER
Elijah Burt
is 135 years old today, born in 1874. Elijah is Ella's 1st cousin 5 times removed, born in DeKalb, AL and died September 25, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Elijah's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's older brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock Dec 12, 1853 in St. Clair county AL.  They begot 4 children, the oldest being Ruth J. Copeland who married John Miller Hulgan Nov 15, 1871 in DeKalb, AL.  They begot 6 children, the second one being Thomas Franklin Hulgan born in 1876 in AL.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella's Great-grandfather, Aug 14, 1905 in AL.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Isaac Le Fevre
died 120 years ago today in 1890 at age 88. Isaac is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  Mary M married James Johnson March 4, 1824 in Salem, Indiana and begot 10 children.  Amanda Johnson was their 5th child.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 just 5 months before her twin sister Maranda died. 

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
John Naugher
is 196 years old today, born in 1814. John is Tara's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  John's father is Jack Naugher, born in Ireland in 1774.  He is Tara's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph Naugher also born in Ireland to Daniel Naugher and Mary Jane Stinson, Tara's 5th great-grandparents, who were married in Ireland in 1774

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Joseph D. Savage
is 134 years old today, born in 1876.  Unfortunately, Joseph died just 20 days before his first birthday on March 4, 1877.  Joseph is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle and the 10th of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  Sallie their oldest married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 in Cherokee, AL and begot 7 children of their own.  Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's Great-grandfather was their 6th child.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot the other Moses in 1920.  M.S. as he was known, married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946 and begot Connie Sue, Brent Stewart and Rhonda Lea Naugher.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall
died 270 years ago today in 1740 at age 81 in Middletown, Connecticut. Samuel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in Middletown, CT December 6, 1683.  They begot Experience Hall in 1684. Experience is the boys' 8th great-grandmother.  Experience Hall is Samuel Cotton's second wife.  Old Sam first married Lydia Bates July 22, 1695 in Chelmsford, MA.  Lydia died September 9, 1713 in Middletown, CT, probably during child birth, birthing Ebenezer Cotton the Cotton's 7th child.  Sam married Experience in 1716 in Middletown, CT and begot 4 more Cotton children.  William Cotton born in 1720 married Rebeckah Ward in 1742 and begot the last of their 7 children, Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas, the boys' 6th great-grandfather, married Anna Hubbard in 1787 also in Middletown, CT.  They begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.  This Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 in Cuba New York and begot 3 children, Helen Marshal Cotton, Hubbard Cotton and Henry Marshall Cotton.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 in Hector, New York and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Haze, as we called him, married Lotti B. Ray Dec 13, 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.  I'm not afraid to tell you that Lotti must have had serious skills, because she wasn't the fairest of lasses. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ozias Hall
is 260 years old today, born in 1750.  Oz is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of 8th great-grandmother Experience Hall.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Philo D. Walker
is 174 years old today, born in 1836.  Phil is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Almira Walker both born to 5th great-grandparents, Cady R. Walker and Electa Sparks.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

GARDNER/HAPPER/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Violet Gardner
is 192 years old today, born in 1818. Violet Gardner is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's uncle's wife.  Violet's husband is John Arrell Happer whose sister is Sarah Happer. Sarah married Rev. Thomas Galt and begot James Junius Galt in 1835.  James is married to Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Mary Ann's sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray  and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Meet the family for March 23rd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Elizabeth Earnest
died 107 years ago today in 1903 at age 69 in Hancock county , IL. Liz, as we called her, is the boy's 4th great-grandaunt.  Her sister, Rachel Earnest married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 12 children, the forth one being Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 in Sangamon County, IL.  They begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865 and she later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887 in Appleton City, MO.  They had 3 children, the middle child was Marie Antoinette Cotton, born in 1891 in Appleton City.  Marie married Walter William Wooden Sr. May 8, 1910 and begot Charlotte Marjorie, Walter William Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet the family for March 22nd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Hall
is 272 years old today, born in 1738. Abby is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of 8th great-grandmother, Experience Hall.

BATHOLOMEW/VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Christian Batholomew
died 159 years ago today from suicide in 1851 at age 40.  Christian was married to Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her mother, Polly Cotton is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt.  Polly's brother, Ira Cotton is the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COATS/FARMER/KELLY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Noah Samuel Coats
died 38 years ago today in 1972 at age 80.  Noah is Ella's 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Noah was born Feb 6, 1892 in Haralson, GA.  He was the 4th of 5 children.  Noah's mother Mary Jane Farmer is Ella's 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Mary Jane's father is Ella's 5th great-granduncle Reubin Farmer.  Reubin's sister, Malinda Farmer is Ella's 5th great-grandmother.  Malinda married Lewis Kelly in 1840 in Tenn.  They begot 4 children, the last one being Lucy Ann Kelly.  Lucy married Wilkes C. McMurray in 1870 and begot Ida Jane McMurray in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Mamma Brown, Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Meet the family for March 21st

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Seth Samuel Burr
died 237 years ago today at age 78 in 1773 in Fairfield, CT. Seth is the boys' 8th great-grandfather and the father of Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.  Talcott of course married Anna Barlow and begot Sally Gold who married Ira Cotton in 1811.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ann Gold
is 224 years old today, born in 1786.  This Gold is buried deep.  She is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  Her father is 2nd cousin 8 times removed, Capt. Benjamin Gold, whose father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Rev, Hezekiah Gold, whose father is 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold the brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ephraim Keith
is 303 years old today, born in 1707.  Ephraim is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Washburn in 1732 and they begot Sylvia Keith in 1735.  Sylvia married Benjamin Walker in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar in 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Leslie Powers
is 147 years old today, born in 1863. John is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is 1st cousin 5 times removed, Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via their common mother, Sally Gold.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Marsh Powers died 156 years ago today in 1854 age age 1.  Julia is the older sister of the aforementioned John Leslie Powers.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harry Alexander Stanford
died 40 years ago today at age 73 in 1970. Harry is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed. His father is James Isaac Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and the son of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather and Amanda Jane Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Amanda is of course, the sister to the boys' 3rd great-grandmother Nancy Ann Kenley, David Stanford's second wife.  So that makes James Isaac Standford the half brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Speak of the devil, Isaac Austin Stanford and Margret Ann Mean's 132 anniversary is today, married in 1878 in Clay county, IL.  Isaac was 65 and Margret 55 years old. Ok, Isaac and Catherine are the parents of the David Stanford mentioned above.  They also had a total of 12 children, David was the second.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses Service Naugher
is 159 years old today, born in 1851 in Alabama.  He died at age 75 in Cherokee county AL and is buried at Carmel Presbyterian Cemetery. Moses is Tara's 2nd Great-grandfather.  Moses married Sallie E. Savage in 1883 and begot 7 children.  The sixth one was Horace Savage Naugher born July 22 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot 9 children of their own.  The second one was Tara's Grandfather, Moses S. Naugher (I don't know if the S is Service or Savage, but I think he was known as M.S.)  who married Haney Fortenberry in 1946 and begot Tara's father Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.

SCHUCHERT/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SCHUCHERT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ruth E. Schuchert
died 8 years ago today in Kenbridge, Lunenburg, Virginia at age 75. Ruth is the wife of Walter William Wooden Jr. (Bud). Ruth was born August 4, 1926.  Ruth is Bryan and Andrew's grandmother.   Bud and Ruth married September 1, 1950 in Kansas City, MO.  They begot their only child Deborah Ann Wooden January 2, 1955.  Debi married John Baskervil Bridgforth April 24, 1982 in Jefferson county Texas.  They begot the twins, Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth April 5, 1983, in Texas.  Ruth was a wonderful person and I wish I'd spent more time with her and Bud.  They got me through a couple of rough patches, and I have some wonderful memories of them.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Oscar William Hulgan
died 52 years ago today in 1958 at age 61 in Dekalb, AL. Oscar is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed, the 7th child of 8 born to Ella's 3rd Great-granduncle, William Walllace Hulgan.  William is the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.




Saturday, March 20, 2010

Meet the family for March 20th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Ward
is 340 years old today, born in 1670.  Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, born in Middletown, CT to William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  Phoebe Ward, Ann's older sister is Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall in 1683 and begot their first child of 6, Experience Hall in 1683.  Either my dates are wrong or Experience Hall was born before Samuel and Phoebe married. I do have a record that shows Experience born in 1783, an obvious misprint and another in 1684.  That is probably correct.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Burr
died 219 years ago today in 1791 in Fairfield, CT at age 62.  Samuel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born to Capt. Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman.  Samuel's sister, Ellen Burr married Abel Gold and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They begot 11 children, the 3rd one being Talcott Gold in 1759.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

FARMER/KELLY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Mary Jane Farmer
died 86 years ago today in 1924 at age 68.  Mary Jane is Ella's 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her father is Ella's 5th great-granduncle, Reubin Farmer.  Reubin's older sister is Malinda Farmer who married Lewis Kelly in 1840 in TN.  They begot 4 children, the last of which was Lucy Ann Kelly, born Dec 15, 1856 (interestingly, Darlene Myer was born Dec 16, 1956).  Lucy Ann married Wilkes C. McMurrey in 1870 and begot Ida Jan McMurrey in 1881.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne Dec 31, 1899 in Cherokee co. AL and begot 8 children.  The 3rd one was Donie Mae Mayne, born Jan 22 1909.  Donie Mae married Oscar T. Brown.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Meet the family for March 19th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HELMS/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
George Helms
is 118 years old today, born in 1892. George is the husband of Ella's 3rd great-grantaunt, Pluma Annie Edge.  George was born on Round Mountain in Cherokee county, AL and died February 6, 1949 at the age of 56.  George and Pluma married on August 22, 1915.  I don't know if they had any children or not.  Pluma's brother is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather, Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot Roland Max Myer in 1932.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Donnie Loyd McMurrey
is 58 years old today, born in 1952.  Donnie is the girls' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Hubert Loyd McMurrey whose father is 3rd great-granduncle, Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of 3rd great-grandmother, Ida Jane McMurrey.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rachel M. Stewar
t is 152 years old today, born in 1858.  She is Tara's 3rd great-grandaunt, living only 5 months she died August 12, 1858.  Her parents are John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale, Tara's 4th great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Galt
is 253 years old today, born in 1757. James Galt is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's grandfather.  James' father is the Reverend, Thomas Galt who married Sarah Happer and begot James Junius Galt the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown.  Mary Ann's sister is Charlotte Brown the mother of Lotti B. Ray the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Burr
died 317 years ago today in 1693 at age 60 in Fairfield, CT.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Daniel Burr who married Abigail Glover in 1678 in New Haven, CT and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot the Captain, Seth Samuel Burr who married Elizabeth Wakeman in 1722 in Fairfield CT and begot Ellen Burr and 10 other children.  Ellen of course married Abel Gold and are the parents of the afore mentioned Talcott Gold.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Tappin Ward
is 292 years old today, born in 1718.  Tap, as his friends called him, only lived to see 30 years old.  He most likely died where he was born in Middletown CT in 1748.  He is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the brother of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton Sep 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT and begot Thomas Cotton, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James S. Kenley and Mary Jane Gill's
anniversary number 175 is today.  They were married in 1835. James and Mary are the boys' 4th great-grandparents and the parents of Nancy Ann Kenley and Amanda Jane Kenley. Both of which were married to David Stanford.  The difference being that Nancy begot Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother and Amanda didn't.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Austin Stanford
is 200 years old today, born in 1810. He lived to the age of 67 and died in Clay IL.  Samuel is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Isaac Austin Stanford who married Catherine Kneff and begot the aforementioned David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, in 1837.

EWING/WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
William Huggard Ewing and Elizabeth Wishard's
anniversary number 140 is today, married in 1870. William Huggard Ewing is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's sister's husband.  Here we go.  William's wife is Elizabeth Wishard who's brother is Oliver Kaufman Wishard the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilanda Stanford.  Catherine's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.  Their parents are the afore mentioned David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meet the family for March 18th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Burr
was born on this day and died on this day in 1839, 271 years ago. Abby is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  She was born and died in Fairfield CT to Capt. Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman.  She was the 10th of the 11 children they had. Abby's older sister Ellen Burr married Abel Gold and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  Their 3rd child is Talcott Gold the boys' link to the SAR. (Son's of the American Revolution)

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow's
anniversary number 228 is today.  They were married in 1782. Talcott and Anna are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.  He was born in Fairfield, CT and she in Stratford, CT, just down the road.  They both died and are buried in Friendship NY.  Talcott was originally buried in the town cemetery but was moved to the Cotton Family Plot in Friendship, NY where he now rests. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hall
is 265 years old today, born in 1745.  Betty is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr., the brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall is 269 years old today, born in 1741.  John is the brother of the aforementioned Elizabeth Hall, also born on this day but several years apart.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Laura Phelps Walker
died 133 years ago today in 1877 at age 50 in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan.
Laura is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Maranda Johnson
died 151 years ago today in 1859 at age 26 in Owen IN.  She is buried at Little Mount Cemetery, in Owen.  Maranda is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the twin sister of Amanda Johnson, both born Feb, 28 1833.  Amanda is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann's
111 anniversary is today.  Caesar and Louisa are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  They came to America from Germany and France.  Caesar in 1895 from Alsace-Lorraine, France and Louisa in 1892 from Stuttgart, Germany.  They married in 1898 in East St. Louis, IL and begot 7 children.  The 4 child and the first boy was Ceasar Alford Steible, born in 1908.  Al married Lola Everhart Jan 5, 1928 also in East St. Louis, IL and begot only one child, Elizabeth Louise Steible, Steve's Grandmother.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lewis Henry Everhart is 140 years old today, born in 1870. 
Lewis is the older brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Lewis married Gertie Colwell, April 22, 1900 then Pearl May Bell January 24, 1914.  He had two children with each.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

John Christopher Crow and Charity Adeline Holland's
152nd anniversary is today, married in 1858 in Dekalb, AL when he was 19 and she was 18 years old. John and Mary are the girls' 4th great-grandparents.   They begot 11 children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Meet the family for March 17th

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO EVERYONE!!


WOODEN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/MYER
Jerry Joseph Wooden Jr. and Nancy Darlene Myer's
26th anniversary is today.   Most of you know our story.  We met while I was representing a graphic design studio and Darlene was one of our clients.  David Cooper, one of the partners of my firm and I were having lunch and Darlene was sitting at a table near by.  David introduced us and we haven't been apart more than a couple of days since.  We were married in a friends back yard in a surprise wedding.  We gathered friends and family for a St. Patrick's day party.  During the party I announced from the porch that Darlene and I were engaged.  Some one in the crowd asked when we were to be married.  I replied, "funny you brought that up" and our minister came out in full robe from the house and married us on the spot.  It was a great time and it seems like yesterday. It has been 26 years.  We are still savoring the memory of our Savanna trip last year,  thanks to the wonderful gift our family gave us.  We will never forget it.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
John R. Savage
is 142 today, born in 1868. John is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle.  He is the 5th of the 17 children born to Frances Savage and Frances Stewart, Tara's 3rd Great-grandparents.

NAUGHER
Connie Sue Naugher
is 61 years old today.  Connie Sue is Tara's AuntConnie Sue is Tara's father Brent's older sister.  Happy birthday Connie Sue Naugher, Swafford, Childs.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FERGUSON/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Ferguson
died 12 years ago today in 1998 at age 83 in Shingle Springs, El Dorado, CA.  Joseph is the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His mother is Juanita M. Galt the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Juanita's father is the boy's 1st cousin 4 times removed, Thomas Resin Galt.  Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother and the mother of Lotti B. Ray.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN-EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin's
141st anniversary is today, married in 1869 in Lafayette, MO when he was 19 and she was 17 years old. Thomas and Mary are Steve's 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Elmer Elsworth Everhart. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Meet the family for March 16th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally Gold
died 150 years ago at age 77 in 1860. Sally is the boys' 5th great-grandmother.  She married her second husband Ira Cotton on May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton, the second of their 2 children.  Samuel Cheney married Almira Walker and begot the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Hubbard Cotton in 1838.


VICKARIS/HOPKINS/WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Vickaris
died 352 years ago today in 1658 at age 77 in Ribbsford Church, Worcestershire, England.  Helen is the boy's 12th great-grandmother.  Helen married William Hopkins October 30, 1609 in Worcester, England and they begot Elizabeth Hopkins in 1610.  Elizabeth married John Wakeman in 1628 and they begot Helena Wakeman.  Helena's huband and the boys' 10th great-grandfather is Lt. John Talcott, Jr.  But Helena's brother Samuel Wakeman married Hannah Goodyear and are also the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  They begot Joseph Wakeman who married Elizabeth Hawley and they begot Elizabeth Wakeman, the boys' 8th great-grandmother who married Capt. Seth Samuel Burr in 1722.

SHEFFIELD/SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joan Sheffield
died 482 years ago today in 1528 at age 54 in Leicestershire, England.  Joan is the boys' 14th great-grandmother, who married Ralph Shirley in 1514.  They begot Francis Shirley in 1515.  This line is a royal line and has a lot of history.


MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Alice Cora Starling
is 132 years old today, born in 1878 in Blue Pond, Cherokee, AL.  Alice Cora was the last child of the 12 born to Wiley B. Starling and Augusta A. Powers.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 6 children of her own.  The second one being Cora Augusta Edge, Ella's 2nd great-grandmother, born in 1902. Cora Augusta married Dedrich Homer Myer Jan 19, 1920 and begot 11 children, the 7th being Roland Max Myer born April 3, 1932 in Hawkins Chapel, Cherokee County, AL.  Roland married Ella Ween Brown on March 31, 1956 in Trenton, GA and begot 3 girls.  Thereasa Ellen Myer is the youngest born on her parents anniversary March 31 1961 in Atlanta GA.  Thereasa married Duard Hulgan and begot three girls of her own.  Kellie, the oldest, married Aaron Hosler and begot Ella Marie Hosler in September of 2008.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Althea Amanda Wooden
died 39 years ago at age 67 in Bloomington, IN. Althea is the 4 child born of the 10 that Harvey H. Wooden and Myrtle M. Anderson had.  Althea is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father Harvey is the boys' 2nd great granduncle and the last of 6 children born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  The oldest child is Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather who married Margaret Jennie Stanford and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lora A. Wooden
died 39 years ago at age 67 in 197.  Lora is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and was born to the afore mentioned Harvey H. Wooden on Oct 9, 1903 in IL. Lora is the 3rd of Harvey and Myrtle's 10 children.


STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Baby Doe Stanford
is 163 years old, born in 1847 in Clay county, IL.  Baby Doe died the same day. Baby Doe is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  Doe was born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  Their second child of the 12 they had is David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Frank Robert Mayne
died 63 years ago at age 46 in Ocala, Marion county Florida.  Frank is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle.  Frank is the oldest of the 8 children born to William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurray.  Frank's sister Donie Mae Mayne is Ella's 2nd great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Ween Brown.  Frank married Roda Carrie Hutchins and begot Vernon W. Mayne and Hugh E. Mayne.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses S. Naugher and Haney Fortenberry's
64rd anniversary is today.  They were married in 1946, he was 25 years old. Moses and Haney are Tara's Grandparents.  They begot 3 children, Connie Sue in 1949, Brent Stewart in 1952 and Rhonda Lea Naugher in 1965.  Moses' parents are Horace Savage Naugher and Maxie Ruth Smith.  Haney's parents are L. Fortenberry and Nora Whitten.



Monday, March 15, 2010

Meet the family for March 15th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Burr
died 210 years ago today at age 58 in Fairfield Connecticut. Charles is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  His sister is Ellen Burr, born in 1736,  Ellen married Abel Gold Dec 19, 1754 in Fairfield.  They begot 11 children.  The third one is Talcott Gold.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Micheal Cotton
is 254 years old today, born in 1756.  Micheal is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Thomas Cotton, the boys' 6th great-grandfather who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton in 1788

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Pearl May Bell
died 38 years ago today in 1972 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois at age 90.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.

BOUDINIER/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Nuton Sims and Matilda Ann Boudinier's
132nd anniversary is today, married in 1878 in Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri when he was 17 and she was 18 years old.  This couple is Steve's 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 7 children with Margret Izora Sims being the 2nd born.  Margaret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Thomas Franklin Hulgan
died 60 years ago today at age 73 in Dekalb county AL. Thomas is Ella's 2nd great-grandfather.  He was born second in a line of 6 children to John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland on Dec 7, 1876 in Dekalb county, AL.  He died on this day in 1950.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot 6 children of their own.  The second of which is Cecil Robert Hulgan, born in 1905.  Cecil is Ella's Great grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Erskin D. Crow
died 40 years ago today in 1970 in Fort Payne, Dekalb, Alabama at age 86.  Erskin is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ella Mariah Crow, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Erskin was the 8th born to the family of 11 children.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Meet the Family for March 14th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JENNINGS/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt., Seth Samuel Burr and Ruth Jennings' anniversary
number 256 is today.  They were married in 1754 in Fairfield Connecticut.  He was 59 years old.  Ruth was Seth's second wife.  His first wife Elizabeth Wakeman is the boys' 8th great-grandmother and the mother of Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold and begot Talcott Gold in 1759 in Fairfield, CT.

BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Esther Bradley
is 315 years old today, born in 1695 in New Haven, CT.  Esther married Samuel Gold Dec 7, 1716.  They begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and begot Talcott Gold.

WESSENHAM/COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary De Wessenham
died 511 years ago today in the year 1499 in  England at age 69.  She was born in 1430 in Covington, Huntingdon, England.  Mary is the boys' 17th great-grandmother.  Mary married William De Cotten in Covington, England in the year 1450.  She was 20 and he was 24.  William died the year after their son William Cotten Jr. was born in 1460.  William Jr.'s wife is the only unknown spouse in our line.  They begot Thomas Cotten in 1482 and Thomas married Eleanor Knightley and are the boys' 15th great-grandparents.  They begot another Thomas Cotten in 1507.  Thomas II married Joan Paris and begot Thomas Cotten III in 1529.  Tray married Lucy Harvey and begot Thomas Cotton IV in 1550.  Four married Elizabeth Shirley who would have no more of the numbers game and begot Andrew Cotton and Robert Bruce Cotton.  Andrew the boys' 11th great-grandfather married Joane and begot William Serg Cotton in 1610.  From this point on our tree is pretty well documented.  William Serg Cotton was born in Bunbury England in 1610 but died June 29, 1670 in Boston Mass.  This side of the family were all Puritans, and William married Ann Graves and begot the Rev. John Cotton in 1643.

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Wihelmina Jaeger
is 138 years old today, born in 1872.  Willy is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Helen Altana Powers whose mother is 1st cousin 5 times removed Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is 4th great granduncle David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via their common mother Sally Gold.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Mary Elliott Naugher
died 121 years ago today at age 36 in Ambersonville, Cherokee County, AL. Mary is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  She was born May 3, 1852 in Spring Garden, Cherokee, AL.  Her older brother is Moses Service Naugher who married Sallie E. Savage in 1883 and begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara's Great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Nellie Lee McMurrey
died 24 years ago today in 1986 at age 77.  Nellie is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is 3rd great-granduncle, Lee Vernon McMurrey the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3nd great-grandmother.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Meet the family for March 13th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Phebe Cotton
died on this day in 1725 at age 3 months. Phebe is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt.  Her mother is Experience Hall.  Phebe was the last of the Experience/Samuel Cotton coupling.  William Cotton is Phebe's brother.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE


CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNING-HOSLER
Lavena Rena Crow
is 163 years old today, born in 1847.  Lavena is the girls' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Christopher Crow, the 5th born of the 12 children Isaac Allen Crow, Sr and Sara Alice Cox had.  Lavena was the 11th born.  John Christopher Crow is the girls' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Jane Cothern in 1872 and they begot 11 more Crows.  Ella Mariah Crow was their 3rd born.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Tamela Ann Reeves
is 50 years old today, born in 1960. Tammy is Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  She is married to Dean Eugene White.  Tammy is first born to Donald Boyd Reeves and Martha Ann Chandley.  Donald is Steve's Granduncle, the brother of his grandfather John Wesley Reeves, Jr.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Meet the family for March 12th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SPRY/WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Benjamin H. Spry
died 71 years ago today at age 84 in Appleton City, MO.Benjamin H. Spry is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's sister's husband. Benjamin married Mary Wishard in 1879.  Mary is the sister of Oliver Kaufman Wishard who married the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt Catherine Ethilinda Stanford in 1886.  Catherine's older sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.  They begot Walter William Wooden in 1887 and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Caroline Wishard
died 73 years ago today at age 84 in Kingman Indiana.  Caroline Wishard is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's sister.  Another diverted connection.  I'm not even going to go there.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher
died 48 years ago today at age 77 in Cherokee County, AL.  James is Tara's Great-Granduncle.  His brother is Horace Savage Naugher who married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara's Great-grandparents.  They begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920 who married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946 and are Tara's grandparents.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Josephine V. Savage
died 125 years ago today at age 7 in Cherokee, AL. Josephine is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt. She is the 11th of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Steward.  Her older sister is Sallie E. Savage Tara's 2nd great-grandmother and the mother of Horace Savage Naugher mentioned above.

NAUGHER
Paul Naugher
died 20 years ago today at age 65. Paul is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  Paul's father is Tara's great-granduncle, James Loid Naugher.  James' brother is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara's Great-grandfather who we talked about above.


COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Marie Ellen Galt
died 23 years ago today at age 87 in Hale Texas.  Marie Ellen is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  She was born to Thomas Resin Galt the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Mary Ann's parents are Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandparents. 


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Meet the family for March 11th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRET/TAPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Garrett
died 281 years ago today in 1729 at age 73 in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticuit.  Joseph is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, the brother of Anna Garrett who married James Tappin, Sr and are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
William Edward McMurrey
is 117 years old today, born in 1893.  William is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meet the family for March 10th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Thomas B. Ray
is 169 years old today, born in 1841.  I was able to track Thomas until the 1910 census where he disappeared. Last known location was Eminence, Woodson county, KS. Thomas is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Charlotte Brown Feb 13, 1865 in Sangamon, Illinois.  They begot Lotti B Ray on Christmas day in 1865.  Thomas gave up Lotti to her mother's parents to be raised when she was 4.  He lived out his life as a single farmer, mostly in Kansas.


Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Meet the family for March 9th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

KEEVER/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Dellia Keever
died 45 years ago today. She was 74 and died in Decatur, AL in 1965.  Dellia married Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1908.  He was 29 and she was 18 years old.  They begot  Gid Chambers in 1907, Ede Chambers in 1908, Nellie Chambers in 1909 and Mary Dee Chambers in 1919.  Dellia is Ella's 2nd great-grandmother.  Nellie Chambers married Cecil Robert Hulgan and they are Ella's Great-grandparents.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

EUBANKS/NAUGHER
George Allen Eubanks
is 62 years old today, born in 1948. George is Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  George's parents are George Wilson Eubanks and Mary Elizableth Naugher.  George has a brother too, Larry Wilson Eubanks, born in 1949.  George's mother Mary is Tara's Grandaunt.  Her parents are Horace Savage Naugher and Maxie Ruth Smith also the parents of Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Johnson
is 207 years old today, born in 1803 in Kentucky.  He died at age 82 on Sep 11, 1885 in Harrison, IN.  James married Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre March 4 1824 in Salem, IN and are the boys' 4th great grandparents.  They begot Amanda Johnson in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COMINGS/INCE/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lenore B. Comings
died 100 years ago today at age 51 in Cairo, IL. Lenore B. Comings is Steven Ray Wooden, Jr.'s  2nd great-grandaunt's husband's mother. No blood just interesting.  Lenore's son Frank Ince is the second husband married to Rebecca Elizebeth Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Rebecca is Margret Izora Sim's sister.  Margret is Gram, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother and the mother of Lola Everhart who is the mother of Betty Steible the mother of Steve Wooden, the father of Steve Wooden Jr.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Samuel Cotton died 250 years ago today in 1760 at age 84 in Middletown, CT.  He was born February 21, 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Samuel married, Experience Hall on Feb 28, 1716 in Middletown, CT.  Experience was his second wife. Samuel married Lydia Bates July 22, 1695 at age 19 in Chelmsford, MA.  Lydia was 22.  Lydia provided 7 children for Samuel and died birthing Ebenezer Cotton in 1713.  Samuel married Experience 3 years later and Experience bore 4 more children for him.  William Cotton her second child is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.


Monday, March 08, 2010

Meet the family for March 8th

HULGAN/HOSLER
Johnny Wayne Hulgan
is 63 years old today. Johnny is Ella's Granduncle.  He died at age 15 on Sepember 28, 1962. Johnny is Duard's older brother.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

LOCKERBY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Loey Rana Lockerby is 39 years old today.  Loey is our most recently discovered cousin from the Wooden family.  Loey is the boys' 3rd cousin.  Her mother Kay Marlene Ferguson is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed.  Her father Kenneth Wendell Wooden is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed and Kenneth's father, Leroy Oliver Wooden is the boys' great-granduncle and the brother of Walter William Wooden Sr.  Loey is a movie critic in KC, KS.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Montie Elberta Wooden died 11 years ago today. Montie is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  We just may have more cousins lurking in this line.  Montie's parents are Harvey H. Wooden and Myrtle M. Anderson.  Harvey's parents are Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson, his oldest brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather Montie's siblings are as follows:  Conie P. Wooden (1901-2000), Louie E. Wooden (1902-1919), Lora A. Wooden (1903-1971), Althea Amanda Wooden (1903-1971), Lola E. Wooden (abt 1906-?), Nelvin Wooden (1908-1996), Bert L. Wooden (1912-1982), Eunice O. Wooden (1916-1939) and Nathan H. Wooden (1922-2006)


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

REEDY/NAUGHER
Mary Ann Reedy
died 111 years ago today. Mary is Tara's 3rd great-grandmother.  Mary married Robert Marion Naugher November 4, 1847 in Benton, AL.  They had 6 children, the second of which was Moses Service Naugher born in 1851.  Moses married Sallie E. Savage August 3rd 1883 in Cherokee county, AL and begot Horace Savage Naugher, their 6th child, on July 22, 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, their second child, on Sep 17, 1920.  Moses is Tara's Grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BLUNT/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Blunt
died 152 years ago today. She is the second wife of the boys' 5th great-grandfather Jacob A. Earnest.  Jacob was first married to Elizabeth Sims and she bore 9 children to him before she flat wore out.  Rachel Earnest is their 7th child and the boys' 4th great grandmother.  She married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and you probably know the rest by now.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Walker
died 313 years ago today in 1697 at age 32 in Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.  Betty is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt and their 3rd cousin 11 times removed.  Betty is the sister of Jabez Walker the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Interestingly enough Elizabeth died the same day as her mother in 1697.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Snow died 313 years ago today in 1697 at age 65 in Eastham Barnstable, Mass.  Sarah is the boys' 10th great-grandmother and the mother of the aforementioned Elizabeth Walker.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Walker
died 163 years ago today in 1847 at age 94.  James is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Marshall Walker who married Hannah Dunbar in 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.

WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Wakeman
died 318 years ago today in 1692 at age 56 in Fairfield, CT. Sam is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He married Hannah Goodyear and begot Joseph Wakeman around 1670.  Joseph married Elizabeth Hawley in Fairfield Ct around 1698 and begot Elizabeth Wakeman in 1702.  Eliz married Capt Seth Samuel Burr in 1722 and they begot Ellen Burr in 1736.  Ellen married Able Gold in 1754 and they begot Talcott Gold in 1759.



Sunday, March 07, 2010

Meet the family for March 7th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Gold
died 142 years ago today at age 71 in Friendship, NY in 1868. Anna is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the third daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Sally Gold is her older sister and the boys' 5th great-grandmother.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine F. Brown
is 175 years old today, born in 1835 in Sangamon county, IL. Catherine is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and they begot Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden.

FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lena V. Frazer
is 131 years old today, born in 1878 in Elmira, NY.  She died at age 86 in 1964. Lena is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed. He mother Amelia S. Batholomew is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed. Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed. Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Polly Gold
Died 170 years ago today at age 36.  She was born June 6, 1802 in Middletown, CT. Polly is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of their 5th great-grandmother, Sally Gold who we talked about earlier today.

WASHBURN/KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Washburn
died 214 years ago today in 1796 at age 86 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Sarah is the boys' 8th great-grandmother.  She married Ephraim Keith in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts on September 21, 1732 and begot 3 children.  Sylvia Keith, the middle child born in 1735 married Benjamin Walker in 1756.  They begot their second child, Marshall Walker in 1757 and Marshall married Hannah Dunbar August 17, 1776 begetting Cady R. Walker, their 4th child of 5 and the boys' 5th great-grandfather, in 1795.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROCK/LeFEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
George Brock Jr
. is 212 years old today, born in 1798 in Shenandoah county, VA.  He died at age 61 in Sullivan, IN on May 5, 1859. George is the boys 5th great-granduncle and the younger brother of Mary Magdelaine Brock who married Abraham Le Fevre and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.  Their 4th child is Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson and begot 10 children, the 5th being Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden and begot Joseph R. Wooden who married Margaret Jennie Stanford who begot Walter William Wooden.

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sarah Le Fevre
is 211 years old today, born in 1799 in Washington County, VA.  She died in 1847 at age 48 in Henderson County IL. Sarah is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  Her sister Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  Mary married James Johnson and begot Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden as we discussed earlier.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
George Isaac Bennett
is 121 years old today, born in 1889 in IL.  He died at age 83 in Urbana, IL in July of 1972. George is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  George's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Catherine's father is Isaac Austin Stanford the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  Catherine's brother is David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  David married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

OVERSTREET/McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lenore Overstreet
is 151 years old today, born in 1859 in Morgan county AL.  She died at age 79 on May 28 1938 in Valhermosa Springs, AL. Lenore is Steve Jr's 3rd great-grandmother.  Lenore married John Davis McCutcheon on Jan 27, 1874 in Morgan county AL.  They begot 9 children, Hettie Cora, Pearl, Virginia, Willie Frances, John Cleveland, Lula Mae, Joe Wheeler, Georgia Elizabeth and Marvin E. McCutcheon.  Lula Mae married Samuel Omar Garrison in Morgan County, AL on Dec 27, 1905.  They begot 3 children, Otis, Sarah Eloise and Johnnye Douzie Garrison.  Sarah Eloise married John Wesley Reeves Sr. on June 25, 1932 and begot 4 children, John Wesley Jr., Donald Boyd, Dotty Joan and Judith Mae Reeves.  John Wesley Reeves Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and begot 5 children, Mittie Marie Reeves, Alisa Annette, Diedre Diane, John Wesley III and Jason Thomas Reeves.  Mittie married Steven Ray Wooden Sr. and begot Steven Ray Wooden Jr.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

FARMER/KELLY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Thomas K. Farmer
is 170 years old today born in 1840 in AL.  Thomas is Ella's 5th great-granduncle.  His sister Malinda Farmer married Lewis Kelly and are Ella's 5th great-grandparents.  They begot 4 children, the last of which was Lucy Ann Kelly who married Wilkes C. McMurray in 1870.  They begot Ida Jan McMurray in 1881 who married William Mitchell Mayne Dec 31, 1899 in Cherokee county AL.  They begot 8 children, the 3rd one being Donie Mae Mayne who married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Roland Max Myer in 1956 and begot Thereasa Myer.  Thereasa married Duard Hulgan and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan who married Aaron Hosler and begot Ella Marie Hosler.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Meet the family for March 6th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Mary Lelia West
was born on this day 114 years ago in 1857 in Hall, GA.  She died at age 60 in 1917.  Mary is Ella's 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her older sister Sarah Matilda West is Ella's 3rd great-grandmother.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers in Hall county GA on December 24, 1871.  They begot 9 children, William Samuel Chambers, Washington Columbus Chambers, James Talley Chambers, Mary Luvady Chambers, John Jovas Chambers, Noah Benjamin Chambers, Robert Fletcher Chambers, Infant Chambers and Walter Arny Chambers.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and they are Ella's 2nd great-grandparents.  The begot 4 children, Nellie Chambers, Gid Chambers, Ede Chambers, Mary Dee Chambers.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Ella's Grandfather, Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rufus Webster Savage
died on this day in 1943, 67 years ago in Piedmont, AL.  He was 56 years old.  Rufus was born July 29, 1886 in Ladiga, AL.  Rufus is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle.  Rufus is the youngest of the 17 children that were born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart, Tara's 3rd great-grandparents. Sallie E. Savage, the first born, is Tara's 2nd great-grandmother.  Sallie was born in 1861, 25 years before Rufus.  Sally married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 and begot 7 children.  Two of which are older than Sallies youngest brother Rufus.  Kind of weird to think that your mother was having a child at the same time as you were.  Sallie and Moses' 6th child was Horace Savage Naugher, born in 1897.  Horace is Tara's Great-grandfather.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot 9 more Naughers.  The second in line was Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather, who married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946.  They begot three children, Connie Sue, Brent Stewart and Rhonda LeaBrent is Tara's father.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HUMPHRIES/BIRNHAM/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Humphries the boys' 9th great-grandmother,
was born on this day in 1659, 351 years ago in Windsor, CT.  She died at age 67 on November 28, 1726 in East Hartford, CT.  Sara married Richard Burnham Birnham and begot Rebecka Birnham in 1685 in Hartford.  Rebecka married Thomas Ward and moved to Middletown, CT.  They had 6 children, the last of which was Rebeckah Ward born in 1723 in Middletown, CT.  Rebeckah married William Cotton Sep 22, 1742 and begot 7 Cotton children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born March 26, 1764 in Middletown CT.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.  They had 5 children, the first of which was Ira Cotton.  Ira married Sally Gold and begot just 2 children, the last being Samuel Cheney Cotton born in 1815 in Delaware, NY.  Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.  Marie married Walter William Wooden in 1910 and begot Walter William Wooden Jr. in 1924 and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. in 1927.  Walter married Ruth E. Schuchert in 1950 and begot Deborah Ann Wooden in 1955.  Debbi married John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1982 and begot the twins, Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth in 1983.  Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. married Betty Steible also in 1950 and begot Steven Ray Wooden in 1956.  Steven married Mittie Marie Reeves in 1976 and begot Steven Ray Wooden Jr. also in 1983.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William R. Cotton
the boys' 6th great-granduncle was born on this day, 260 years ago in Middletown, CT in 1750.  William's parents are William Cotton and Rebeckah Ward.  William's brother is the afore mentioned Thomas Cotton, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY and also LAY/FENNER/WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lay
is 356 years old today, born in 1654. He is the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Their mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt.  Sarah's youngest sister is Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother who married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall the boys' 8th great-grandmother.  Phoebe Fenner and William Ward also begot Thomas Ward, Sr. who married Anna Tappin and they begot Thomas Ward, Jr. who married Rebecka Birnham and begot Rebeckah Ward.  Ok, now Rebeckah Ward married William Cotton who is the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall making his wife Rebeckah also his 2nd cousin.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Fannie Maybell McMurrey
is 114 years old today, born in 1896.  Fannie is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Both were born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Fannie was the 9th born of the 11 and married James Thomas Stimpson in Cherokee, AL January 21, 1912.  They had 6 children with Virgie M. Stimpson being the first born.  Virgie, William Clee, Ralph A., Clifford, Earl and Norman Stimpson are all the girls' 1st cousins 4 times removed.


Friday, March 05, 2010

Meet the family for March 5th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Dorothy Ward
is 339 years old today, born in 1671.  She lived to be the ripe old age of 26, and died in 1697 in Springfield MA. Dorothy is the 6th of the 9 children born to William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  Dorothy's sister Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall and begot, Experience Hall in 1683.  Experience was Samuel Cotton's second wife and the mother of the boys' 7th great-grandfather, William Cotton.  William married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard in 1787 and begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold the daughter of Talcott Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815. Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.  Marie married Walter Wooden in May of 1910 and begot Charlotte Marjorie Wooden in 1917, Walter Wooden Jr. in 1924 and Jerry Wooden Sr. in 1927.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Rachel Earnest
is 194 years old today, born in 1816.  She died April 11, 1906 in Appleton City, MO at age 90.  Rachel must have been a great woman.  She is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  She and her husband Resin D. Brown begot and raised 12 children and some grandchildren too.  She is the mother of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lottie B. Ray the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.  When Charlotte died and Thomas couldn't raise Lottie, she went to live with her grandparents Rachel and Resin who raised her until she married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887. 

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Martin Happer Galt
died 100 years ago today at age 68, 1910 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Martin Happer Galt is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's brother. Martin's brother is James Junius Galt who married the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt Mary Ann Brown.  Mary Ann is from the same family as Charlotte Brown who we just talked about.

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Smith, Jr. died 10 years ago today in 2000 at the age of 90 in Eldred, McKean, Pennsylvania.  Arnie is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His father is, 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Arnot Mathew Smith, Sr., his mother is, 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite's father is, 1st cousin 6 times removed, Morgan R. Cleveland whose mother is, 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton.  Both were born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard in Middletown, CT.  Ira is the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Tappin, Sr. and Anna Garrett's
353rd anniversary is today, married in 1657 when he was 14 and she was 13 years old, in guilford, New Haven, CTEither I have the marriage date wrong or this was an arranged marriage.  Nevertheless, James and Anna didn't have their first born until 1662, five years after their supposed marriage.  The couple are the boys' 10th great-grandparents and begot Anna Tappin in 1662, James Tappin in 1665, and Mary Tappin in 1668.  Anna went on to marry Thomas Ward, Sr. and the normal age of 21 and begot only Thomas Ward, Jr. that I know of.  Thomas Jr and his wife Rebecka Birnham are the boys' 8th great-grandparents, the parents of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton in Middletown in 1742.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Emma Naugher
is 91 years old today, born in 1919.  Emma died at age 19 on January 10, 1939.  Emma is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed. Emma's parents are James Loid Naugher Jr. and Minnie Lee Roberts.  James is Tara's great-granduncle and the brother of Horace Savage Naugher Tara's Great-grandfather.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Elizabeth Stewart is
203 years old today, born in 1807.  Elizabeth is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart, who we talk about so much.  They were born to Archibald Stewart and Rachel Akins.  Elizabeth was the 2nd born and John the 8th born of the 12 siblings. Elizabeth was born in York, SC and died in Calhoun AL.  John was born in Morgan, GA and died, of course in Corinth, Mississippi.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Frank Ince and Rebecca Elizebeth Sims's
105th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1905.  Frank was 19 and Elizebeth was 15 years old.  Rebecca is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Rebecca's sister is Margret Izora Sims Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.  Margret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and begot 10 children, the second of which is Lola Ray Everhart who married Ceasar Alford Steible in 1928 and begot Betty Steible.  Betty married Jerry Wooden in 1950 and begot Steve Wooden in 1956.  Steve married Mittie Marie Reeves in 1976 and begot Steven Ray Wooden Jr. in 1983.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY/WOODEN/LOCKERBY
Kenneth Wendell Wooden and Leola C. Mezzacasa
were married on this day in 1955, 55 years ago. Kenneth was 31 and Leola 36.  Kenneth is Walter Wooden's brother Leroy Oliver Wooden's son.  Leola was Kenneth's second wife and the mother of one of his 2 living children, James L. Wooden.  Kenneth was first married to Lillis Biles in the 1940's.  They had a daughter, Kay Wooden whom I have been in email contact. She teaches music therapy in Kansas City, Kansas.  Kenneth is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed and Kay and James are 2nd cousins once removed.  Kay married Jim Lockerby in 1970 and had two children, Loey Rana Lockerby in 1971 and David Joseph Lockerby in 1976.  Loey is a film critic for a newspaper in Kansas City, KS.  David is a manager for a manufacturing plant that makes metal storage systems also in Kansas.  They are the boys' 3rd cousins.  David married Angela McClain in June of 2000 and had Riley Charles Lockerby April 23, 2005.  Riley is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.  Pretty cool, huh?

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Lucy Louise Crow
is 129 years old today, born in 1881.  Lucy is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of 3rd great-grandmother, Ella Mariah Crow.  Lucy was the 6th born and Ella the 3rd born to John Christopher Crow and Mary Jane Cothern's 11 children.  Most all of this happened in Mentone, Alabama.  Ella later married Oscar Routh Brown and they begot 5 boys.  The last of which is the next contestant, who was also born on this day.

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Oscar Thomas Brown is 98 years old today, born in 1912.  Oscar is the girls' 2nd great-grandfather.  He married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Thomas Brown in 1941.






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