Friday, April 30, 2010

Meet the family for April 30th

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Laurence Beckley Maddison and Clare Hethorn Gardens' 44th anniversary is today
, married in 1966 when she was 22 years old.  Clare is Andrew and Bryan's 1st cousin once removed.  Her mother is Sallie Mildred Bagley the sister of the boys' grandmother, Sudie Seay Bagley.  Sudie was the 2nd of the 5 children born to the boys' great-grandparents, Edward Garland Bagley and Ethel Clare Hethorn.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Meet the family for April 29th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

INCE/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Horace Edgar Ince
died 74 years ago today in 1936 at age 81 in Sumner, Kankakee, Illinois.  No blood here, but Horace is the Father of the husband of Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt Rebecca Elizebeth Sims.  Rebecca is the sister of Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother, who married Elmer Everhart and begot Lola Ray Everhart who married Al Steible and begot Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden and begot the rest of us.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Minnie Margaret Galt
died 61 years ago today in 1949 at age 84 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. Minnie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown who is the sister of the boys' 3rd great-grandmother, Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and died birthing Lotti Ray.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Meet the family for April 28th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CLARK/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Amy Clark
died 294 years ago today in 1716 at age 36 in Richmond, VA.  Amy is Steve's 8th great-grandmother.  She married William Symes around 1700 and begot Thomas Sims in 1702.  Thomas married Rebecca Petty and begot Jeremiah Sims in 1738 the following is Jeremiah Sims' last Will and Testament:
James Sims, born 8 October 1754[1] in Culpeper County, Virginia, was the only child of Jeremiah Sims and Agatha Nalle. On 4 March 1768[2] a weak and sick Jeremiah Sims wrote his will which was probated 18 October 1768[3] in Culpeper County. James was nearly 14 when his father died in 1768. Jeremiah left half of his estate to his beloved wife Agatha Sims and the other half to his loving son James Sims. In the event that James would die without heirs the estate was to be divided equally between Jeremiah's two nephews, Thomas Graves and Jonathan Sims or their heirs. Jeremiah appointed his loving wife Agatha and his loving friends Edward Sims, John Nalle Jr., and Henry Pendleton as executors of his will. The will was witnessed by Thomas Griffin, Moses Spicer, Henry Pendleton and John Nalle Jr.
 "In the name of God Amen. I, Jeremiah Sims of the County of Culpeper being sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory blessed by God for it, Do
constitute ordain and appoint, this my last will and testament in manner and form following (to wit) In the first place I bequeath my soul to God was
gave it, and my Body to be decently buried. ITEM I lend unto my beloved wife, Agatha Sims one half of my estate both real and personal during her
natural life, after my just debts are paid. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my loving son James Sims one half my estate both real and personal after my just
debts are paid. ITEM My will and desire is that if my said son James Sims should dec without heir that my wife have the use of my whole estate during
her natural life and then to be equally divided between my two nephews, Thomas Graves and Jonathan Sims or their heirs. ITEM I do constitute and
appoint my beloved wife Agatha Sims executrix and my loving friends Edward Sims, John Nalle Jr. and Henry Pendleton executors of this my last will and
testament. Witness my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of March 1768. Jeremiah Sims (LS.)
 Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of us:
Thomas Griffin and Moses Spicer, Henry Pendleton and John Nalle Jr.[4]


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

GOODE/MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Matilda Priscilla Goode
is 200 years old today, born in 1810 in Rutherford, Polk, NC.  Matilda is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandmother.  She married John Martin in 1833 and begot the next lady on the list Delila Caroline Martin on this same day.

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Delila Caroline Martin
is 176 years old today, born in 1834 in Hall county, GA.  Delila is Matilda's daughter and Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandmother.  Delila married William H. West in 1850 and begot the NEXT person on the list Ira Benjamin West in 1860.  weird.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ira Benjamin West
died 94 years ago today in 1916 at age 56.  Ira died on the same day that his mother and grandmother were born.  Ira is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

DAVIES/ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Dorothy Greenleaf Davies
is 95 years old today, born in 1915 in New Haven, Connecticut. Dorothy is the mother of the new cousin I just found, Diane Rosentreter.  Dorothy is the wife of the boys' 4th cousin twice removed, Ernest William Rosentreter.  Diane is his daughter and the boys' 5th cousin once removed.  Ernest's mother is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed Lucy Powers Jaegar.  Lucy's mother, Helen Altana Powers is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Lydia's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks.  David's mother is the boys 5th great-grandmother, Sally Gold when she was married to Bradley Banks, her first husband.  Her second husband Ira Cotton is the boys' 5th great-grandfather and the father of Samuel Cheney Cotton.

BIRNHAM/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Burnham Birnham
died 279 years ago today in 1731 in Hartford, CT. at age 77.  Richard is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Humphries and begot Rebecka Birnham in 1685.  Rebecka married Thomas Ward in 1707 and begot Rebeckah Ward in 1723.  Rebeckah Ward married William Cotton the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.  Rebeckah and William begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Ok, here's a twist.  Rebeckah Ward seems to be both the boys' 7th great-grandmother and their 2nd cousins 9 times removed.

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Snow died 306 years ago today in 1704 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusett at age 74
.  Mary is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, the sister of Sarah Snow, their 10th great-grandmother.  They were the 2nd and 3rd born respectfully to Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins.  Constance was a passenger on the Mayflower with her father, Stephen Hopkins and her step mother.  Constance married Nicholas Snow in Plymouth May 22, 1627 and they begot 10 children.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Davis McCutcheon
died 90 years ago today in 1920 at age 66 in Valhermosa Springs, Morgan, Alabama.  John is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  John married Lenore Overstreet in 1874 in Morgan county, AL and begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 also in Morgan county and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and are Steve's great-grandparents.

BLACKBURN/REEVES/WOODEN
Justin Thomas Blackburn
is 26 years old today, born in 1984 in Atlanta, Fulton, GA.  Justin is the son of John Bedford Blackburn, Jr. and Mittie's sister, Alisa Annette Reeves, Steve's Aunt, making Justin and Steve 1st cousinsHAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Margaret Frances Naugher
is 83 years old today born in 1927.  Maggie is Tara's grandaunt, the sister of Moses S. Naugher.  Maggie married Leonard Elmo Stowe and begot Sandra Ruth Stowe and Terry Elmo Stowe both Taras' 1st cousins once removed.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Luther Crow
died 44 years ago today in 1966 in Floyd county GA at age 80.  William is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ella Mariah Crow, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 boys.  The last one was Oscar Thomas Brown who married Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother who then begot Ella Ween Brown, Doyle Brown and Jerrel Thomas Brown. 


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meet the family for April 27th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BERRYHILL/HULGAN/HOSLER
-KNOWLES
Anne E. is 168 years old today, born in 1842 in Jefferson, GA.  She married Levine C. Berryhill Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather from Stewart, GA.  They begot Della D. Berryhill in 1884 and Lula G. Berryhill in 1872. Della married Thomas Franklin Hulgan and are Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandparents.  They begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905, Duard's Father.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lelia Jane Myer
is 71 years old today born in 1939. Jane is the kid's Great-grandaunt and Dick Myer's younger sister. She married Billy Wayne Beck and had two daughters Susan Beck and Melinda Beck, both of which are kids' 1st cousins twice removed.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE!!!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Colonel, Abraham Gold
died 231 years ago today in 1779 killed by the British at the battle of Ridgefield in Fairfield county Connecticut at the age of 46. Abraham is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, born to Samuel Gold and Esther Bradley in 1732 in Fairfield, CT.  His older brother Abel Gold also fought in the Revolution.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of our main Revolutionary Mariner, Talcott Gold.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton, Jr.
died 269 years ago today in 1741 at age 36.  Samuel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the 1/2 brother of William Cotton whose parents are Samuel Cotton and his second wife Experience Hall.  Our line goes through Experience and her son William who married Rebeckah Ward in 1742 and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard and they are the boys' 6th great-grandparents and the parents of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold, Talcott Gold's daughter.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ward
died 266 years ago today in 1744 at age 76 in Middletown Connecticut where she was born in 1667 on December 18th. Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall.   Interesting side bar.  In our combined family trees there are 58 people named Sarah or Sara or Sarha

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Keith Walker
is 231 years old today, born in 1779. Keith is the boys' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Cady R. Walker, born in 1795.  Cady marrieds Electa Sparks and they begot Almira Walker in 1814 who married Samuel Cheney Cotton and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Meet the family for April 26th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Fulton Sims
died 119 years ago today in 1891 at the age of 75 in Swiss, Virginia.  Charles is Steve's 4th Great-granduncle and the brother of Dryden Sims Steve's 4th great-grandfather who married Rebecca Bays and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860, the father of Steve's 3rd great-grandmother, Margret Izora Sims.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Elizabeth Sims
is 232 years old today, born in 1778 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  This is very interesting.  This Sims is not related to the Sims above. (that I know of)  Elizabeth is the boys' 5th great-grandmother who married Jacob A. Earnest and begot Rachel Earnest and married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

NOTE OF INTEREST

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/KNOWLES
"Mason arrived via C section at 11:30pm. Baby is fine at 7lbs 2 ounces and 19 inches. Mommy had a hard time with blood pressure after the surgery but is doing well now". - Jeremy

Congratulations Jeremy and Heather and welcome to the world Mason.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Meet the family for April 25th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Eleanor Nellie Stanford
is 162 years old today, born in 1848 in Clay county, Illinois.  She died at age 80 in Clay in 1928. Ellie Nellie as she was called in school, is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Ellie was born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff and is the sister of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and are the parents of Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandfather who married Joseph R. Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Frank N. Smith
died 74 years ago today in 1936 at a age 88 in Elmira, New York. Frank is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite as we discussed the other day was born to the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed Morgan R. Cleveland and Clarissa.  Morgan is the 11th child from the marriage of John Platt Cleveland and the boys' 5th great-grandaunt Nancy Ann Cotton the daughter of Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard and the sister of Ira Cotton.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
John Gold
is 322 years old today born in 1688 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  He died at age 78 in Fairfield in 1766. John is the boys' 8th great-granduncle and the brother of Samuel Gold.  Samuel married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/KNOWLES
Mason Knowles
will probably be born today.  Heather is in labor and at the hospital.  More later.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Meet the family for April 24th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob A. Earnest
is 231 years old today born in 1779. Jacob is the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  he married Elizabeth Sims and begot 11 children, the 7th being the boys' 4th great-grandmother Rachel Earnest the wife of Resin D. Brown and the mother of Charlotte Brown.


WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Thomas Ward
died 331 years ago today in 1679 at age 67 in North Leigh, Oxfordshire, , England.  Thomas is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Joyce Stafford and begot William Ward in 1632.  William married Phoebe Fenner in Middletown, Ct in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall in 1683 in Middletown CT and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Bradley
died 269 years ago today in 1741 at age 21 in Greenfield, Connecticut.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  She is the daughter of Sarah Gilbert and the boys' 8th great-granduncle, John Bradley.  John is the brother of 8th great-grandfather, Gershom Bradley.

BRIDGFORTH/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
John Baskerville Bridgforth and Deborah Ann Wooden's
28th anniversary is today married in Dallas Texas in 1982 when he was 38 and she was 27 years old.  John and Debi are the parents of Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth both born in 1983.  Debi is Steve's 1st cousin once removed and Bryan and Andrew are Steve's 2nd cousins.  Debi's parents are Ruth E. Schuchert and Steve's granduncle, Walter William Wooden, Jr. or Bud.  Happy Anniversary you Guys!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Meet the family for April 23rd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOUSSEAU/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Diane Carol Mousseau
died 6 years ago today in 2004 at the age of 61 in Pahrump Nevada.  Diane is the wife of the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed, Smith (sorry he is living and I don't have his first name yet.)  I do know that they have 4 children, 3 living and one, David Leland Smith, the boys 5th cousin twice removed, who was born in 1962 and died in 1982 in Germany. Davids father's father is Arnot Mathew Smith, born and died in New York and is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Arnot's mother Waite L. Cleveland is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed also from New York.  Wait's father, Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot the boys 4th great-grandfather, Samuel Cheney Cotton.

McMURRY/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James McMurry
died 151 years ago today in 1859 at age 61 in Ione California. James is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Levinia Jane Earnest, the sister of Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray, who begot Lotti B. Ray, who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton the wife of Walter William Wooden, Sr.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Adah Stanford
is 170 years old today, born in 1840.  Mary is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt the sister of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden, Sr. and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

LOCKERBY/FERGUSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Riley Charles Lockerby
is 5 years old today.  Riley is one of our Wooden Cousins from Missouri.  He is our boys' 3rd cousin once removed.  His father is David Joseph Lockerby, the boys' 3rd cousin born in 1976 in Kansas City, KS to Jim Lockerby and Kay Marlene Ferguson (Wooden).  Kay was adopted by her step father Carl Ferguson when her biological father Kenneth Wendell Wooden and her mother, Lillis Biles divorced.  Kenneth Wooden is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed who's father is Leroy Oliver Wooden the brother of Walter William Wooden, Sr. our boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Harriet Rebecca Stewart
died 109 years ago today in 1901 at age 75 in Bastrop Texas. Harriet is Tara's 4th great-grandaunt the sister of Tara's 4th great-grandfather, John Thomas Stewart.  The one who was killed in the War of Northern Aggression.


For more on the family trees of the Wooden/Myer line and branches please go to  http://quagmyer.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Meet the family for April 22nd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Experience Hall
died 248 years ago today at age 78 in 1762 where she was born in Middletown, CT.  Experience the subject of my novel was born in 1684 to Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward.  She married Samuel Cotton in 1716 and begot 4 children, John Cotton 1719, William Cotton 1720, the boys 7th great-grandfather, Daniel 1723 and Phebe Cotton in 1724.

JAEGAR/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Wihelmina Jaegar
died 126 years ago today in 1884 at age 12.  She is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed, born to Gustavus Jaeger and the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed Helen Altana Powers.  Helen is the daughter of Charles Powers and the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed Lydia Ann Banks who is the daughter of Pamelia Phillips and the boys' 4th great-granduncle David Bradley Banks.  David is the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton who was born to David's mother Sally Gold and her second husband and the boys' 5th great-grandfather Ira Cotton.  I am in contact with our 5th cousin in that line Diane Wesson who lives in Texas.


STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Isaac Stanford
is 150 years old today, born in 1860.  James is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.  James was born to David Stanford and his first wife Amanda Jane Kenley, the sister of Nancy Ann Kenley, David's second wife and the mother of Margaret Jennie Stanford.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BACKMAN/REEVES/WOODEN
Jessica Diane Backman
is 23 years old today, born in 1987 in Nashville Tennessee to Mittie Wooden's sister Diedre Diane Reeves and Gary Duane Backman, Jr.  Jessica is Steve's 1st cousin.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSICA!

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses Service Naugher
died 84 years ago today in 1926 at age 75 in Cherokee county Alabama. Moses is Tara's 2nd great-grandfather and the father of Horace Savage Naugher who is the father of Moses S. Naugher, who is the father of Brent Stewart Naugher who is the father of Tara Modesa Naugher.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Green F. Hulgan
died 100 years ago today in 1910 at the age of 29. Green is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is William Wallace Hulgan, the brother of John Miller Hulgan.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COLWELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lewis Henry Everhart and Gertie Colwell's 110th anniversary is today, married in 1900 when he was 30 and she just 18 years old in Georgetown, Pettis, Missouri. Lewis is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandfather, Elmer Elsworth Everhart.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meet the family for April 21st

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Sims
died 226 years ago today in 1784 at age 82 in Culpeper county Virginia. Thomas is Steve's 7th great-grandfather.  Thomas married Rebecca Petty November 30 1725 in Richmond, Virginia and begot 10 children over the next 18 years.  I show Rebecca being born in 1720.  That is either wrong or Rebecca shouldn't even be in the family.  Then came Thomas Jr.in 1726, James 1728, William 1728 (another set of twins), Elizah 1732, Amy 1734, Sarah 1736, Steve's 6th great-grandfather Jeremiah Sims 1738, another Thomas in 1740 and Zachariah Sims in 1748. Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in 1753 still in Virginia and begot James Sims in 1754.  James married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton, no relation to our other Cotton line that I can tell, in 1796 now in Jackson River Virginia.  They had 6 children the 5th being Dryden Sims born in 1819.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 in Virginia and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in West Virginia.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier Steve's 3rd great-grandmother in Appleton City Missouri in 1878 and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Caroline Louise Jaeger
died 93 years ago today in 1917 at age 37.  Caroline is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Helen Altana Powers, 2nd cousin 4 times removed, whose mother is Lydia Ann Banks, 1st cousin 5 times removed whose father is David Bradley Banks, 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother to Samuel Cheney Cotton, 4th great-grandfather.


Little Know fact

The 1918 flu pandemic -  This was the Spanish Flu and it is estimated that 50 - 100 million people died from between March of 1918 and June of 1920.  This flue was unusual in that it targeted strong health individuals and left the week, young and old, mostly untouched.  Studies show that the virus kills via "cytokine storm"  which means it causes a overreaction of the body's immune system.  The following people in our family line died during that time period.  The ones in blue are likely to have died from the flu while the others where to old or too young and probably died of other causes:

Wooden family lines

Lydia Ann Banks - 1st cousin 5 times removed - died June 6, 1919 age 89
Henry Jackson Bissey - Husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt - died Oct 24, 1919 at age 86
John D. Brown - Boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Jan 3, 1920 age 77
Husband of Pearl G. Young - boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1919
Henry Marshall Cotton - boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Oct 8, 1919 age 70
James Freeland Powers - the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed - died August 31, 1918 age 61
Jacob K. Stanford - the boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Feb 23, 1918 age 75
Henry Taylor - the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed - died March 27, 1918 age 77
Louie E. Wooden - the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1920 age 18

Hulgan family lines

Della D. Berryhill - Ella's 2nd great-grandmother- died 1919 at age 35
Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan - Ella's 3rd great-granduncle - died Jan 25, 1920 age 71

Steible family line

William Thomas Everhart - Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1919 age 15
William H. H. Sims - Steve's 3rd great-granduncle- died 1920 age 77

Reeves family line

John Thomas Garrison - Steve's 3rd great-grandfather - died July 4, 1918 age 68
John Davis McCutcheon - Steve's 3rd great-grandfather - died April 28, 1929 age 66

Myer/Brown family lines

John B. Kelley - the girls' 4th great-granduncle - died Oct 17, 1919 age 77
Lucie Ella Mayne - the girls' 2nd great-grandaunt - died June 24, 1919, at birth
Zuma McMurrey - the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt - died Oct 31, 1918 age 20

















Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meet the family for April 20th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Dedrich Homer Myer
died 57 years ago today in 1953 at the age of 64. Dedrich Homer Myer is Dick Myer's father and 10 others.  He was born March 24, 1889 in Madison, Georgia.  Homer married Cora Augusta Edge in 1920.  They are Ella's 2nd great-grandparents.  This Christmas I would like to do a tree for each branch of the 11 children.  Any information on their children and their children's children and their children's, children's, children will be welcome.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BOWMAN/KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eliza J. Bowman
is 169 years old today, born in 1841.  Eliza is the wife of the boys' 4th great-granduncle, Franklin Kenley, born in 1838 in Indiana.  Frank is the only child of the boys' 5th great-grandfather, John Kenley and his second wife Zilphia Nevins.  His son from his first marriage with Mary Warmsley, is James S. Kenley born in 1813, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, born in Kentucky, then married Mary Jane Gill and begot Nancy Ann Kenley in 1844.  Nancy married David Stanford in 1865 and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford later that same year.  Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884 in Illinois.  They are both buried in Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James L. Wooden
is 52 years old today, born in 1958.  His father is Kenneth Wendell Wooden, born in 1923 and died in 2006. James is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed.  Kenneth is their 1st cousin twice removed and his father is Leroy Oliver Wooden, the brother of Walter William Wooden, the boys' great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Susan wife of Thomas Ray Sr.
is 212 years old today, born in 1798. Susan died at age 61 in Gardner Illinois in 1859.  They begot 4 children, the youngest being Thomas B. Ray the husband of Charlotte Brown and the Father of Lottie B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton to be the 2nd great-grandparents of the boys'.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Meet the family for April 19th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Otis Garrison
is 103 years old today, born in 1907 in Morgan Alabama, Otis died January 26th of the next year 1908 at age 10 months.  He is Steve's Great-granduncle born to Samuel Omar Garrison and Lula May McCutcheon.  Otis was the first of their 3 children, the other two were Johnnye Douzie Garrison born in 1916 and Steve's Great-grandmother Sarah Eloise Garrison, born in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. and begot John Jr. in 1935.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Hoyt McMurrey
died 63 years ago today in 1947 at age 47 in Sand Rock, AL.  Hoyt is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, another brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Hoyt was the last born of the 11 children that William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley begot.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

POWELL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Louisa Powell
is 145 years old today, born in 1865.  Mary is the wife of the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, James Isaac Stanford, the son of David Stanford and his first wife Amanda Jane Kenley.  When Amanda died, David married her sister Nancy Ann Kenley and they begot the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.  James and Jennie were more than just 1/2 siblings.  They must be 3/4 siblings, don't you think?




Sunday, April 18, 2010

Meet the family for April 18th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elisha Ward
died 300 years ago today in 1710 at age 7 months. Eisha is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt and the sister of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Nehemiah Burr
is 276 years old today born in 1734.  Nehi is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born to Capt, Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman also the parents of Ellen Burr the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
James Catlett Garrison
died 119 years ago today in 1891 at age 73 in Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama. James is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  James married Sarah Deliliah Tate and begot John Thomas Garrison who married Martha Demaris Grantland and begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John Jr. in 1935.

McKEE/REEVES/WOODEN
Leonard "Pete" Carter McKee and Judith May Reeves'
24th anniversary is today, married in 1986 when she was 45, in Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee. Judith is Steve's grandaunt.  She is the sister of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
William David Stanford
the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed is 117 years old today born in 1893 to
Mary Molly Spencer and William Henry Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle.  William is the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Jimmy Nelson McMurrey
died 12 years ago today in 1998 at age 60.  Jimmy is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Grover was the 7th born and Ida the 3rd born of the 11 that William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley had.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Meet the family for April 17th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Gold
died 261 years ago today at age 62 in Ridgefield, CT. in 1749.  Abby is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt.  She was born in Fairfield, CT to Nathan Gold and Hannah Talcott, the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  Abby's brother is Samuel Gold, 5 years her younger, Samuel married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phoebe Ward
is 347 years old today, born in 1663 in Middletown, Connecticut.  She lived to be 78 years old, dieing on May 14, 1741 in Middletown. Phoebe or Phebe as I've seen it spelled, is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Samuel Hall in 1683 and raised 5 children, one other died at 1 month old.  Her oldest daughter is Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Audrey Christine Hulgan
died 23 years ago today at age 57 in Chattanooga Tennessee in 1987.  Audrey is Ella's 1/2 Great-grandaunt born to Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, Thomas Franklin Hulgan and his second wife Bonnie Dobbs.  Thomas' first wife Della D. Berryhill died in 1919 after birthing 6 children to Thomas.  The 2nd one was Ella's great-grandfather Cecil Robert Hulgan, born August 14, 1905 in Alabama.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot 9 Hulgans.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Austin Stanford
is 198 years old today, born in 1812 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania.  He later died on November 12, 1900 in Douglas Illinois.  Isaac is the boys' 4th great-grandfather and the father of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.  Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Meet the family for April 16th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SCHOFIELD/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Scholfield and Annie Steible's
89th anniversary is today, married in 1921.  Annie is Steve's great-grandaunt.  Born in 1902 she is the second oldest of the 7 children born to Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann, Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  Annie is 6 years older than her 1st brother Ceasar Alford Steible, Steve's Great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FERGUSON/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
June Juanita Ferguson
died 22 years ago today in 1988 at the age of 70 in Eugene Oregon.  Cousins seem to roam farther than uncles and aunts.  June is the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed, born in 1917 in Colorado Springs, CO to Joseph Harden Ferguson and the boys' second cousin 3 times removed, Juanita M. Galt from MO.  Juanita's father is Thomas Resin Galt, born in IL, he is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt born in Sangamon IL.  Mary's parents are Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandparents, both from Kentucky.  So that is a move from Kentucky to Illinois to Missouri to Colorado to Oregon.

JACKSON/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Jackson
died 257 years ago today in 1753 at the age of 73 in Fairfield, CT.  Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Francis Bradley and begot Gersom Bradley in 1712.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744, the boys' 7th great grandmother.  Sarah married David Barlow II in 1764 and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold in 1782 and they begot Sally Gold in 1782, the boys' 5th great-grandmother who married Ira Cotton in 1811.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thankful Cotton
died 331 years ago today in 1679 at the age of 2 days in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Thankful is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt.  She was the last of the 6 children born to the Rev, John Cotton and Mary Marie Stowe.  Thankful's brother is Samuel Cotton who married Experience Hall in 1716.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Edward Adorno Powers
died 97 years ago today in 1913 at age 52 in Lucas county Ohio.  The boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. His mother is Lydia Ann Banks, 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her father is David Bradley Banks the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  Their common parent was Sally Gold.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BAYLER/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ketorah Bayler
is 168 years old today born in 1842 at the age of 0.  You'd be surprised if she was born at age 2 wouldn't you?  Ketorah is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Jacob K. Stanford.  Jacob's brother is David Stanford, born in 1837 and the father of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.



Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meet the family for April 15th

HAWKINS/JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Jimmy Dale Hawkins
is 57 years old today, born in 1953.  Jimmy Dale is the father of Cristy Dale Hawkins (Jennings) and Brandon Max Hawkins.  Have a Happy Birthday today!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Abraham Gold II
is 244 years old today born in 1766 in Fairfield, CT.  He died February 2, 1823 in Roxbury, Delaware, New York.  Abe is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the boys' 7th great-granduncle Colonel, Abraham Gold.  Colonel Gold's brother is Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr and begot Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

DOUBRAVA/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Francis Doubrava and Mary Barbara (Marie) Steible's
85th anniversary is today, married in 1925.  Marie Steible is the Steve's great-grandaunt and younger sister of Ceasar Alford Steible.  Marie was born in 1914 and died in 2003.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Raleigh Haynes Savage
died 56 years ago today in 1953. Raleigh is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle, born November 4, 1883 in Ladiga, Calhoun, Alabama and died in the same place at age 69.  Raleigh is the 15th of the 17 children Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart had.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Anna Emmizetta Brown
is 151 years old today, born in 1859.  Anna is the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt.  She is the 6th child and second girl born to Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers of their 11 children.  The girls' 3rd great-grandfather, Oscar Routh Brown was the 7th child born in the family 3 years later.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Re: Breaking News update

Of course we now need to know how the hell you get Bass out of that name.

SW

Breaking News update

This morning I said that I would love to know what Baskerville Pennington Bridgforth's nick name is since I can't see many people using his whole name.  Jack replied a little while ago that his nick name is Bass.  For those with inquiring minds. -Thanks Jack  and thank you all for reading.- jerry

Meet the family for April 14th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Haley Dabeth Hulgan
is 13 years old today!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALEY!!!!!!  Haley is Ella's Auntie.  Haley was born in 1997 to Duard Robert Hulgan and Thereasa Ellen Myer.  Hope you have a great birthday today, we all love you!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton Taylor
died 96 years ago today in 1914 at the age of 79. Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Sally Ann Cotton the sister of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather who married Almira Walker and begot Helen Marshal Cotton in 1835, Hubbard Cotton in 1838 and Henry Marshall Cotton in 1849.

BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Gilbert
died 243 years ago today in 1767 at the age of 61 in Greenfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.  Sarah is the wife of the boys' 8th great-granduncle John Bradley who's brother is Gershom Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah Bradley married David Barlow II August 9, 1764 in Greenfield and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna Barlow married Talcott Gold in 1782 and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

McCORD/NAUGHER
Olga B. McCord
is 94 year old today, born in 1916.  Olga is the wife of Tara's 1st cousin twice removed, James Loid Naugher, Jr.  James's father James Loid Naugher Sr. is Tara's great-granduncle and the brother of Horace Savage Naugher, who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.  Moses is Tara's grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
Baskerville Pennington Bridgforth
is 40 years old today, born in 1970.  I'd love to know his nick name.  Baskerville is Andrew and Bryan's 1st cousin.  His father is Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Jr. the boys' uncle and brother of their father John Baskerville Bridgforth.  Happy birthday you old Basker !  I love these names.  Blue blood as it gets.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Meet the family for April 13th

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

LeFEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Magdelaine LeFevre
died 127 years ago today in 1883 at 76 years of age.  Mary is the boys' 4th great-grandmother and the wife of James Johnson.  They were married in Salem, Indiana in 1824 and begot 10 children.  Amanda Johnson, the fifth child married Andrew J. Wooden and they begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Mathew Smith, Sr.
died 44 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 76 in Bath, Steuben, New York. Arnot is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Waite L. Cleveland, 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Morgan R. Cleveland whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, who married, Sally Gold in 1811.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Hubert Loyd McMurrey
died 21 years ago today in 1989 at age 68 in Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama. Loyd is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is 3rd great-granduncle, Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Meet the family for April 12th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Horace Savage Naugher
died 35 years ago today in 1975 at age 77 while in the Cherokee County Nursing Home in Centre Alabama.  Horace is Tara's great-grandfather, born to Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage July 22 1897, Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot 9 children, Moses S. Naugher was the second child.  Moses was born in 1920 and is Tara's Grandfather.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Jennie Martin
is 108 years old today, born in 1902. Jennie is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Charles E. McCaw.  Charles is one of the 8 children born to his father William F. Johnson/McCaw who married his first cousin Nora Catherine Moore.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and Nora is their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  I'm not going to beat a dead horse with this one.  If you want a complete run down again on these two, please let me know.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Venice Regina Edge
is 100 years old today, born in 1910. Venice is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is 3rd great-granduncle, Oda Levi Edge who married Clara Irene Brown and begot 3 children with Venice being the first born.  Levi is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora of course married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Meet the family for April 11th

MEYER/MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Dedrick Henry Meyer
died 121 years ago today in 1889 at age 36 in Winterville, Clark, GA.  Dedrick (I guess they called him Henry) is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.  Henry was born January 4, 1852 in Hanover, Germany. The following 1880 census put him and his wife Lucy E. Meyer in Grove Hill, Madison, GA at age 26.

Dedrick H. Meyer
Home in 1880:     Grove Hill, Madison, Georgia
Age:     26
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1854
Birthplace:     Eur
Relation to Head of Household:     Self (Head)
Spouse's Name:     Lucy E.
Father's birthplace:     Eur
Mother's birthplace:     Eur
Neighbors:     View others on page
Occupation:     Farmer
Marital Status:     Married
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Dedrick H. Meyer     26
Lucy E. Meyer     21
Grave in Winterville, GA
It has been told that Henry died as the result of helping fight a fire and left Lucy (Burnett) a widow at age 31.  My dates don't really seem to work out here.  Little help, if anyone can.  I show Henry and Lucy marrying prior to 1875.  That would make him 23 and her 17.  Brunno Davied Meyer was born Feb 1, 1876, then John Henry Myer (note name change) was born July 15, 1880 in GA.  Leler Jane Myer was born March 4, 1882 (but I show her born on Round Mountain in Cherokee, AL.)  That means they would have had to move to Alabama after the 1880 census and before Leler Jane was born in 82.  Then Tommas Adkerson Meyer (name back to old spelling) was born Feb 5, 1884 in Round Mountain. Then Dora Lou Myer (she has the new spelling) abt 1887 in Round Mountain, AL.  Then I show that Dedrich Homer Myer (Ella's 2nd great-grandfather) was born in Madison, Morgan, GA March 24, 1889 just about 3 weeks before his father Henry's death in Winterville GA on April 11, 1889.  The family must have moved back to GA for work, then after Henry's death, moved back to Alabama to stay.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.  Of course, the 1890 census is lost, but I show Lucy in Round Mountain in 1900, Lookout Al in 1910, Tucker AL in 1920 and Tucker the year of her death in 1930.  The above 1880 census doesn't show Brunno.  He should have been 4 years old if he was born in 1876.  If anyone has more accurate birth and death days and years for these family members, please let me know.



BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Edward Garland Bagley
died 68 years ago today in 1942 at age 57.  Edward is Bryan and Andrew's Great-grandfather.  Edward was born June 4, 1884 in Virgina and married Ethel Clare Hethorn.  They begot Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and begot Edward Bridgforth in 1935, William Bagley Bridgforth in 1938 and John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.  John married Deborah Ann Wooden April 24, 1982 in Jefferson county, Texas and begot the twin's Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth in 1983.  Bryan and Andrew are Steve Jr's 2nd Cousins.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

LeFEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac LeFevre
is 209 years old today, born in 1801.  Isaac is the boys' 4th great-granduncle.  Isaac's younger sister is Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre born in 1806.  Mary married James Johnson and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Amanda Johnson in 1833 and Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen IN.  They begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860 who married Margaret Jennie Stanford October 29, 1884 in IL.  They begot Walter William Wooden in 1887 and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Margret Izora Sims
is 127 years old today.  This is my great-grandmother Gram.  Gram is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.  She was a beautiful woman.  Gram married Gramp, Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902, he first called me Jerry Jughandle Wooden Jr. in 1955.  Gram and Gramp begot 10 children, the second one was my Grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart, born in 1906.

COLWELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Gertie Colwell
is 128 years old today, born in 1882.  Gert is the first wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.  Lewis is the oldest in a family of 6 boys and one girl born to Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin.  Lewis' next brother is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather Elmer (Jughandle) Elsworth Everhart.  The 5th born is Samuel Lee Everhart who bought some oil royalties is Texas in the 20's and didn't apparently leave them to anyone, so a man in Texas is trying to track Samuel's heirs in order to buy them.

PETTY/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Rebecca Petty
died 226 years ago today in 1784.  Rebecca is Steve's 7th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Sims in Virgina in 1725.  They begot Jeremiah Sims in 1738.  Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in VA in 1753 and begot James Sims in 1754. James also from VA married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (no relation that I know of to our other Cotton family) and are Steve's 5th great-grandparents.  They begot Dryden Sims in 1819.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and begot our next contestant Thomas Nuton Sims on this day in 1860.

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Nuton Sims
is 150 years old today, born in 1860.  This is interesting.  Thomas, who is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather married Matilda Ann Boudinier March 15, 1878 in Appleton City MO.  Their 2nd child and Steve's 2nd great grand mother, the aforementioned Margret Izora Sims was also born on this day 23 years after her father.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Rachel Earnest
died 104 years ago on this day in 1906 in Appleton City, St. Clair county, MO at age 90.  Rachel married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lottie B. Ray later that year on Christmas day.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Grover Cleveland McMurrey
is 119 years old today, born in 1891. Grover is the girls' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Grover was child number 7 born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley.  Grover married Davie Inez Green in Cherokee AL August 12, 1917 and begot Gilbert Clifford McMurrey in 1918 and Jimmy Nelson McMurrey in 1937.  Davie and Grover must have divorced because he married Lou Dovie Payne in 1938 and they begot 5 more children.  Lou Dovie died in 1996 and Davie Inez Green died in 1970.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Meet the family for April 10th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ADAMS/NAUGHER
John Grambling Adams
is 49 years old today born in 1961.  John is Tara's 1st cousin once removed, born to John Adams (sr?) and Sandra Rebecca Naugher, Tara's grandaunt.  Sandra is the sister of M.S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Eloise Garrison
died 29 years ago today in 1981 at age 71 in Henderson Tennessee. Sarah is Steve's Great-grandmother.  She married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 and begot John Wesley Reeves Jr. in 1935, then Donald Boyd Reeves, Dotty Joan Reeves and Judith Mae Reeves.  John Jr. is of course Steve's Grandfather.

CHADLEY/REEVES/WOODEN
Donald Boyd Reeves and Martha Ann Chandley's
54th anniversary is today, married in 1956 when he was 22 and she was 23 years old in Old Hickory, Davidson, Tennessee.  Donald is Steve's Granduncle.  Donald and Martha begot 4 children who are Steve's 1st cousins once removed.  They are Tamela Ann Reeves (1960- ) Cynthia Fay Reeves (1962- ), Lori Leslie Reeves (1967- ) and Donald Boyd Reeves, Jr. (1969- ).

Friday, April 09, 2010

Meet the family for April 9th

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Frank McCaw
died 45 years ago today in 1965 at age 66.  John is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  He is the son of William F. McCaw/Johnson and Nora Catherine Moore.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Marie Jean Naugher
is 59 years old today born in 1951. Marie Jean is Tara's 1st cousin once removed.  Her father is Tara's granduncle, Howard Milton Naugher and Howard's brother is Moses S. Naugher Tara's grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Cotton
died 154 years ago today in 1856 at age 92. Tom is the boys' 6th great-grandfather, the father of Ira Cotton, Chaucey H. Cotton, Polly Cotton, Maria Cotton and Nancy Ann Cotton.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles R. Cotton
died 146 years ago today in 1864 at age 34 during the Battle of Pleasant Hill in Pleasant Hill, Sabine, LA during the Civil War.  Charles was a captain for the Union out of Friendship New York.  Charles is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His father is Chauncey H. Cotton the brother of Ira Cotton, both born to the aforementioned, Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard.  Both Chauncey and Ira married daughters of Talcott Gold.  Chauncey married Anna and Ira married Sally Gold.  Ira and Sally are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

ABELL/FRAZER /BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amaziah Amariah Abell
died 96 years ago today in 1914 at age 79. Amaziah Amariah Abell is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed's husband's father.

JOYCE/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cornelia Joyce
died 177 years ago today in 1833 at age 77.  Corie is the wife of the  boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Timothy Hall, born in 1752.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. 1696-1764, the son of Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward and the brother of Experience Hall the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Meet the family for April 8th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Grizzella Earnest
is 197 years old today, born in 1813. Grizzella was born in Logan Kentucky and is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown the mother of Lottie B. Ray.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Luanna Brown
is 161 years old today, born in 1849.  Luanna is Steve's 3rd Great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.
is 83 years old today, born in 1927.  Jerry is Steve's Grandfather and Andrew and Bryan Bridgforth's Granduncle.  Another one of my heroes born in April.  This is my father, the man who gave me his name.  Dad was born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, just as I was.  He married Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Steible November 23 1950 in Kansas City.  He sacrificed and worked extremely hard to raise 4 boys and provide them with just about everything we could have ever wanted.  Dad was a planner.  He taught us to prepare for potential problems in life.  I'm not sure that took with me.  I did get his nose and his emotions.  Dad loved his family more than anything.  On the day before he died, he told mom that he had done all he could and that he thought she could take care of herself from here on out. He didn't wake up the next day.  Call me crazy, but since Dad died in 2001 every year on Mom's birthday a balloon shows up in the yard.  No, REALLY!  Some times a random balloon just lands in the yard.  On her 80th birthday we were throwing her a party in the yard and just before sunset a huge hot air balloon flew right over the house.  Explain that!  I miss our talks Dad, and thanks for continuing to look after us.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan H. Wooden
died 4 years ago today in 2006 at age 83 in Bradenton Florida. Nathan is the boys'1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Harvey H. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle.  Harvey's oldest brother is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden who married Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1884 and begot Walter William Wooden Sr. and Leroy Oliver Wooden.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Washington Columbus Chambers
is 136 years old today, born in 1874.  Columbo as we called him, or George some would call him in referral to the first President, is Ella's 2nd great-granduncle, born in Hall county, GA and died at age 70 in Cherokee county GA., probably Wild Cat, GA. His mother called him Bob, because she never really liked his whole name.  That was his father's idea. Columbo's brother is Ella's 2nd great-grandfather, Noah Benjamin Chambers born December 18, 1879 in GA who married Dellia Keever in 1908.  They begot Nellie Chambers, Ella's Great-grandmother and the wife of Cecil Robert Hulgan, Duard's father.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Henry Daniel Sanford
is 142 years old today, born in 1868.  Henry is Tara's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.   His mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, Tara's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is Daniel Naugher, her 3rd great-granduncle and brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher.  Robert was born December3, 1821 in Union, SC and died September 2, 1900 in Cherokee, AL.  He married Mary Ann Reedy November 4, 1847 in Benton, Lowndes, Alabama and they begot 6 children.  The second one born and the only boy is Moses Service Naugher, born in 1851

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Meet the family for April 7th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ceasar Alford Steible
is 102 years old today.  Known to everyone as Al, he is my Grandfather or Granddaddy as we called him and Steve Jr's Great-grandfather.  Everyone has someone or several someone's that influence them the most as they are growing up.  This man was and is a hero to me.  He taught me how to walk on stilts, to work with wood and to fix things.  He taught me to fish and to run a boat and to shoot a gun.   He raised his family from age 12 when his father said he was old enough to earn a living.  He did it with a bicycle shop.  Then he worked in a foundry during the depression, and built houses before power tools.  He was an electrician and the reason I'm in construction today.  Finally he was a brewer at several different beer companies, after all, he was German. Many times he worked 2 and three jobs at a time to make enough money to make sure his family was OK.   He didn't finish high school, but he knew more than any person I've ever known.  Just like Dick Myer, Al Steible was the person all his friends and neighbors called on when they had a problem.  He was a lot of people's hero.  Granddaddy would have been 102 today.  I would have thought he, if anyone, could make it, but he died at age 76 in Stover Missouri on November 15, 1984 of pancreatic cancer.  It wasn't pretty, but he died with a grace and dignity that I aspire to.  He told the priest that visited him that he had lived a long wonderful life and was ready to meet his maker.  I hope he did.  I don't regret many things in my life, but I can count the number of times I disappointed Granddaddy, and I regret that.  And I remember every one of them.  I'm a very emotional person and as I am right now, I stood at my Grandfather's bedside as he was dieing and cried like a baby.  I'm sure that was a big disappointment to him.  My brother Steve did something that I deeply admire him for and envy his ability to do.  He stood next to Granddaddy and without crying, thanked him for everything he had taught him and told him he loved him.  I couldn't get those words out, and that is my last regret with my Grandfather. This story I repeated from last year, but I thought it was worth repeating for the permanent record.

BEATTIE/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Margaret Jane Beattie
is 36 years old today, born in 1974.  Margaret Steve's 2nd cousin once removed is one of our lost cousins that I recently found.  Her mother Linda Matson married Joseph Roy Beattie in 1972.  Joseph is Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joseph's mother is Steve's great-grandaunt Wilhelmia Catherine or Catherine Wihelmia Steible, but everyone called her Minnie.  Minnie was born on my birthday August 21, 1904 and is 4 years older than her brother Ceasar Alford Steible who also celebrates his birthday today.  Happy birthday Margaret Jane Beattie from your lost family!!!!


GOETTER/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Darvin Goetter
died 26 years ago today in 1984 at age 56.  Darvin is Steve's great-granduncle's wife's brother.  Darvin's sister is Mildred L. Goetter.  She married John W. Steible ad begot 3 children, Paul, Jane and Kevin John Steible, who are Steve's 1st cousins once removed.  John W. Steible is Al Steible's only brother, even though John was only 3 years older than Al's daughter Betty.  They had 5 sisters though, but John was the last child born to Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann, both from the old country.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Burr
is 278 years old today, born in 1732.  Elizabeth was born to Colonel, John Burr and an unknown mother in Fairfield, CT.  She married Colonel, Abraham Gold in Fairfield on January 1, 1754.  Colonel Gold is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the brother of Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.  There is a lot of Revolutionary history in this part of our family.  Colonel Abraham Gold was killed by the British at the battle of Ridgefield in Fairfield county, Connecticut on April 27, 1779.  He died an American Citizen. If you want to read about the historic battle go to   http://www.ridgefieldct.org/content/42/249/1077.aspx

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret A. Ray
died 143 years ago today in 1867 at age 34.  Margaret is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Born to Thomas Ray Sr and Susan in 1832, Margaret's younger bother is Thomas B. Ray who married Charlotte Brown and begot Lottie B. Ray in 1865.


COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cheney Cotton
is 195 years old today, born in 1815. Mr. Vice President, as we like to call him, is the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot 3 children, the middle child being the boys' 3rd great grandfather Hubbard Cotton in 1838. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 in Hector, Schuyler, New York and begot 4 children, the first being Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Haze, as we called him is the Cotton who married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 in Appleton City, MO and later begot Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden Sr.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sarah Earnest
is 204 years old today, born in 1806.  Sarah is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  Rachel married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and they begot Lottie.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Edward Adorno Powers
is 149 years old today, born in 1861.  Ed is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Lydia Ann Banks, 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother Sally Gold.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

PHILLIPS/BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
David Barnett and Sarah Phillips'
219th anniversary is today, married in 1791 in Oglethorpe, Georgia when his was 14 and she just 11.  Must have been either a mistake or an arranged marriage.  David and Sarah are the girls' 6th great-grandparents.  They begot Abel M. Barnett, the 7th born of their 13 children.  Abel married Rachel and begot David Barnett in 1833.  This David married Jane C. and are the girls' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Lucy E. Barnett in 1858, the first born of their 7 children.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer in 1875.  The following is David's last will and testament that I recently came across:

Will of David BARNETTWill Book "D" from 1833-1866 Oglethorpe County, GeorgiaIn the name of God, Amen. I, David BARNETT, of the state of Georgia, County of Oglethorpe, being of advanced age, but of sound mind do make this to be my last will and testament, thereby revoking all other wills by me made.

1.   My will and desire is that at my death, I shall be buried in a Christian like manner.

2.   My will is that all my just debts be paid at my death, or, as seen thereafter as may be convenient from the sale of property, if necessary.

3.   My will and desire is that at my death all my property both real and personal (except as herein after provided) be sold at public outcry at the place of my present residence, and the proceeds thereof be divided equally amongst all my children, except Benjamin Johnson BARNETT and William BARNETT, to each of whom I give and bequeath, one dollar each, upon such terms and conditions under such restrictions and limitations as herein after mentioned. My reason for excluding my said two sons, Benjamin Johnson BARNETT and William BARNETT, is, that I have already had to pay for them more than an equal share of my estate and amount too.

4.   To my youngest son, George W. BARNETT, who is now in the service of his county (country?), and may never live to return, in that event, I wish his share of my estate to go to and be equally divided between his brothers and sisters of full blood.

5.   To the children of my deceased daughter, Cretia H. HAYES (HAYS), I give and bequeath one equal share of my estate, except Tabitha POWERS, wife of Bennett POWER, her share of my estate given to my dear daughter, is to go to and belong to her children, that is, to the children of my granddaughter Tabitha POWER, as aforesaid.

6.   To my son James BARNETT (married Sarah WEBB), I give an equal share of my estate.

7.   To the children of my dearest daughter, Nancy POWERS, wife of William POWER, I give and bequeath one equal share of my estate, except to Buson POWER, who is now dead, and to Bennett POWER, who has not acted in a becoming manner.

8.   I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary COILE, wife of James COILE, during her lifetime, and at her death to go to, and be equally divided between my said daughter's children, share and share alike.

9.   To my daughter Martha WOOD, wife of Fountain WOOD, I give and bequeath for her sole and seperate use during her lifetime, and at her death, to be equally divided among her children, share and share alike.

10. To Viney E. DUFFIE, wife of James DUFFIE etc. To my niece Elizabeth SIMMONS etc. To Frances, wife of Charles G. McCRORY etc. To Elizabeth Ann. To A.J. BARNETT. To John F. BARNETT etc. To Samuel C. etc. To Archibald H. etc and George W. BARNETT, all share and share alike.

Signed, David BARNETT 2 June 1831 Recorded 4 Sept 1831 Wit: John V. COLLIER Benj. WEBB James C. CHANDLER

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Meet the family for April 6th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Georgia Elizabeth McCutcheon
is 117 years old today, born in 1893. Yesterday was Steve's 2nd great grand-aunt's, Willie Frances McCutcheon's birthday, born in 1882.  Well today, oddly enough, is her younger sister's birthday, 11 years later.  That family had 9 children.  Hettie Cora 1875, Pearl 1877, Virginia 1879, Willie Frances 1882, John Cleveland 1885, Lula Mae 1887, Joe Wheeler 1890, Georgia Elizabeth 1893 and Marvin E. McCutcheon 1898.  Lula Mae is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother who married Samuel Omar Garrison and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. and the march of the Johns began.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
John Thomas Stewart
died 148 years ago today in 1862 at age 41 in a Civil War battle in Corinth Mississippi. John is Tara's 4th great-grandfather, born May 4, 1820 in Morgan County, GA.  John married Emily Caroline Bale and begot Frances Matilda Stewart in 1845.  Frances is the Stewart side of Team Frances.  She married Frances Marion Savage Oct 4th 1860 in Calhoun, AL and begot 17 children in 25 years.  Their oldest, Sallie E. Savage, is Tara's 2nd great-grandmother, who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GADDY/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
-DAY
Lyndell Evie Gaddy is 102 years ago today, born in 1908.  Lyndell Evie Gaddy is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Thomas Martin Galt, born Dec 4, 1903 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He died at age 97, 56 years after his wife, in Muleshoe Texas January 17, 2001.  Thomas' father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. His mother is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, the wife of James Junius Galt and the sister of Charlotte Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lottie B. Ray.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan Gold
is 320 years old today, born in 1690. Nathan is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, born in Fairfield CT, to Nathan Gold Jr. and Hannah Talcott.  Samuel Gold, Nathan's bother, born in 1692 is the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Able married Ellen Burr and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Earnest
is 200 years old today, born in 1810.  Robert is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot the afore mentioned, Charlotte Brown.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Ward
died 265 years ago today in 1745 at age 79. William is the boys' 9th great-granduncle born in Middletown, CT to William Ward Sr. and Phoebe Fenner in 1665.  His sister, Phoebe Ward, born just 2 years earlier is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall and they begot the amazing, Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience is the boys' 8th great-grandmother and the second wife of Samuel Cotton.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COATS/FARMER/KELLY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
William Enoch Coats
died 42 years ago today in 1968 at age 81.  Look at the line of names when the blood is passed from female to female!  William is Ella's 2nd cousin 5 times removed, born Dec 17, 1886 in Haralson, GA.  William's mother is Ella's 1st cousin 6 times removed, Mary Jane Farmer, also born in GA but in 1855.  Mary Jane's father is Ella's 5th great-granduncle, Reubin Farmer, born in SC in 1829, but Reubin's sister, Malinda Farmer is Ella's 5th great-grandmother.  Malinda married Lewis Kelly in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelly in 1856.  Lucy is Ella's 4th great-grandmother.  She married Wilkes C. McMurray in 1870 and begot their only child (that I know of) Ida Jane McMurray in 1881.  Ida Jane is Ella's 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne Dec 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie Mae married the infamous, Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella's names sake and great-grandmother, Ella Ween Brown, in 1937 on Sand Mountain, AL.  I think you know the rest.

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Lou Della McMurrey
is 125 years old today, born in 1885.  Ok, now this is a little weird.  Lou, the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, was born on this day.  Now check out the next two participants.

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Charles W. Parker
died 49 years ago today in 1961 at the age of 80 in Cherokee, AL. Charles is Lou Della's husband.  He died on her birthday.

HOOD/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Ott Bradford Hood and Thelma Lucille Parker's
75th anniversary is today, married in 1935 when he was 21 years old.  Thelma is Lou Della and Charles' first born.  She chose to be married on this day.  Thelma is the girls' 1st cousin 4 times removed.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Meet the family for April 5th

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH

Both Andrew Bagley Bridgforth and Bryan Wooden Bridgforth turn 27 years old today, born in 1983 in Jefferson county, Texas.  Andrew and Bryan are Steve's 2nd Cousins.  Their parents are John Baskerville Bridgforth and Deborah Ann Wooden, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Jack's parents are Edward McPhail Bridgforth and Sudie Seay Bagley.  Debi's parents are Walter William Wooden Jr., Steve's Granduncle and Ruth E. Schuchert.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Isaac Starling
died 232 years ago today in 1778, he was 62. Isaac is the girls' 7th great-granduncle.  His brother is Abraham Starling, the girls' 7th great-grandfather.  Abraham married Elizabeth Smelley in 1755 in Northhampton, NC.  They begot 3 children, the last one being Abraham Starling Jr. in 1758.  He married Charlotte Heart from Hilton, Cambridgeshire, England, and begot 4 more Starlings, the oldest being John Starling in 1804 in Tennessee.  John married Nancy Melby, also from Tenn, in 1825 and begot 7 more Starling children.  Some time between 1832 (when John A. Starling was born in Tenn) and 1837 (when Daniel Pickens Starling was born in Centre,Cherokee, AL) they moved to Alabama.  Their second child, born in Tenn, was Wiley B. Starling, the girl's 4th great-grandfather.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and begot 12 more Starlings of their own.  The last one, born in 1878 when Augusta was 46 years old, was Alice Cora Starling, the girls' 3rd great-grandmother.  Alice Cora married Joseph Lewis Edge some time before 1900 and begot 6 Edge children.  The second one, Cora Augusta Edge born in 1902 is the girls' 2nd great-grandmother, who married Dedrich Homer Myer from Madison, Morgan, GA and begot the 11 Myer children we know and love.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McMURRY/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
James McMurry
is 212 years old today, born in 1798.  James is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Levinia Jane Earnest, born in Logan Kentucky in 1804 and died in Amador California May 6, 1891.  Levinia is the oldest of 11 children born to the boys' 5th great-grandparents, Jacob A. Earnest and Elizabeth SimsRachel Earnest, the 7th born married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Charlotte Brown in 1839 who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti of course married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton Dec 13, 1887 in Appleton City, MO and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton, their second child, in 1891, also in Appleton City, MO.

DEERING/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Reverend, John Kendall Deering and Lydia Ann Banks
were married on this day in 1876 when she was 46 years old.  It was her second marriage.  Lydia is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her father is David Bradley Banks.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
James Thomas Savage
is 144 years old today, born in 1866.  James is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle.  James is another one of the 17 children born to the two Frances', Savage and Stewart.  James came in at number 4.  He died in Taylor, Texas in 1933.  James' oldest sister, Sallie E. Savage, is Tara's 2nd great-grandmother, who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 and the had 7 children, the 6th being Horace Savage Naugher in 1897 who married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara's great-grandparents.  They begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920 and he married Haney Fortenberry in 1946.  They are Tara's grandparents.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
William Henry Stanford
is 137 today born in 1873. William is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884 and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Willie Frances McCutcheon
is 128 years old today, born in 1882.  Willie is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, born in Morgan county, AL and died in Morgan April 4th 1967.  We discussed Willie yesterday.  Willie's sister is Lula Mae McCutcheon born in 1887 in Morgan.  She married Samuel Omar Garrison in Morgan on Dec 27th, 1905.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 and she married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.  John and Sarah begot John Jr. in 1935 and he married Mary Evelyn Pharris begotting along the way, Mittie Marie Reeves, Steve's mother, in 1956.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Meet the family for April 4th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Franciska Steible
died 55 years ago today at age 55 in 1955.  Frances is Steve's Great-grandaunt.  She is the first born of the 7 Steibles born to Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann.  Frances' brother Ceasar Alford Steible was born 8 years after Frances in 1908.  Al married Lola Everhart and begot Betty Lou Steible in 1928.  Betty married Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. in 1950 and begot the Wooden Boys in 1952, 1956, 1958 and Walter Wooden in 1964.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Willie Frances McCutcheon
died 42 years ago today in 1967 at age 84. Willie is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Born in Morgan, AL in 1882 Wille is the 4th of 9 children born to Steve's 3rd Great-grandparents, John Davis McCutcheon and Lenore Overstreet.  Willie's sister, the 6th child is Lula Mae McCutcheon born in 1887 also in Morgan, AL.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison December 27, 1905 in Morgan and begot Otis Garrison in 1907, Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 and Johnnye Douzie Garrison in 1916.  Sarah, the middle child, married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 and begot 4 Reeves children, John Wesley Reeves, jr.in 1935, Donald Boyd Reeves, Dotty Joan Reeves and Judith Mae Reeves.  John Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956, Alisa Annette Reeves in 1956, Diedre Diane Reeves in 1959, John Wesley Reeves III in 1966 and Jason Thomas Reeves in 1969.  Mittie of course married Steve Sr and begot Jr. in 1983.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Snow
died 318 years ago today in 1692 at age 54 in Eastham Massachusetts. John is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, the brother of Sarah Snow.  John was the 6th child born of the 10 to Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins.  Constance is the boys' 11th great-grandmother who came over on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins and her step mother Elizabeth Fisher.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Meet the family for April 3rd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henrietta Earnest
is 192years old today, born in 1818. Rietta, as we liked to call her, is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  She is the 8th child of the 11 born to Jacob A. Earnest and Elizableth Sims.  The 7th child was Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839, the 4th child of 12 they had.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Morgan R. Cleveland
is 175 years old today, born in 1835.
  Morgan is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of 5the great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Roland Max Myer
is 78 years old today, born in 1932. Dick Myer is a living legend.  The stories about his world class generosity, his flawless ethics and his unconditional love for his family are endless.  We all know that Dick is Ella and Caitlyn's Great-grandfather and that Dick and Ella Ween Brown married March 31, 1956 in Trenton, GA.  And I'm sure you know that he and Ella Ween begot "the Myer Girls", Nancy Darlene Myer in 1956 who went on to married the love of her life, Jerry Wooden.  They have one pointer, Quag Myer.  Then came Beverly Joan Myer in 1958 who married Jimmy Dale Hawkins and they begot two amazing children, Brandon Max Hawkins who married the beautiful, Sherinda Frost, and Cristy Dale Hawkins who married the virtually perfect, Kevin "Big'un" Jennings and they begot, Caitlyn Jennings in June of last year.  Then Beverly married the rock solid Brent Stewart Naugher, who already had Calum Stewart Naugher, with kids of his own and Tara "teacher of the year" Modesa Naugher.  Then Dick and Ella Ween begot Thereasa Ellen Myer on their anniversary of all things, in 1961 while living in Atlanta, GA.  Thereasa married the stone man, Duard Robert Hulgan and proceeded to beget, three girls of their own.  Kellie Marie Hulgan born in 1980 settled down with a great man, Aaron Hosler and to everyone's pleasure became a fantastic mother to Ella Marie Hosler in 2008.  We can't wait to see the future of that little one. Then along came Heather Leigh Hulgan in 1983 who married a "foreigner", and all round great guy, Jeremy Knowles.  They of course are living the dream in Charlotte North Carolina, and are due to deliver Mason Knowles later this month.  Then finally came Haley Dabeth Hulgan.  She surprises us all every time we are around her.  She is destine for greatness.  So, long story short, you probably know all of that about Roland Max Myer, but did you know that I admire him, and look up to him as though he was my own father?  I'm sure you do too.  We love you Dick, have another great birthday, lest I repeat myself!

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Troy Hawkins
died 21 years ago today in 1989.  Troy was born around 1921 in AL to J.A. Hawkins and Iren L.  Troy was the 3rd of their 7 children.  Nellie J. Hawkins 1917, Cicie M. Hawkins 1918, Troy Hawkins 1921, Tressie Hawkins about 1922, Winnie S. Hawkins 1926, Amos Hawkins 1927, and Floyd Hawkins 1929.  Troy married Willie Belle Dorsett December 25 Christmas day in 1944 on Round Mountain, Cherokee, AL.  They begot Jimmy Dale Hawkins on tax day April 15th in 1953 and Brenda Hawkins, I'm not sure when.  Jimmy Dale married Beverly Myer and begot Cristy Dale Hawkins and Brandon Max Hawkins.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings and begot a baby girl due in June of last year that is named Caitlyn Belle Jennings.  Brandon married
Sherinda Frost in June of last year.  Troy Hawkins is Brandon and Cristy's Grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Verom Hulgan
is 71 years old today, born in 1939. Verom is Ella's granduncle.  He died at age 9 months, on January 19, 1940.  Verom is Duard's older brother.

HULGAN/HOSLER
Wallace Henry Hulgan
died 60 years ago today at age 65 in 1950 in Dekalb, AL.  Henry is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Henry's father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-granduncle.  Nic's next younger brother is Ella's 3rd great-grandfather, John Miller Hulgan who married Ruth J. Copeland 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 Verom in 1939 and Duard Robert Hulgan, Ella's Grandfather, in 1953.


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