Monday, May 31, 2010

RE: Meet the family for May 31st

Jerry,

 

You don’t know how much we appreciate what you have done here.  It has opened our eyes to help us understand the treasure and the trash we call family.  It has been very interesting and thanks for all of your hard work.

 

Steve

 

Meet the family for May 31st

This was going to be my last post for the Meet the Family blog, but I recently found out that the blog is being followed by "family" members all over the world.  So I will continue to update the list each day and try to add pertinent comments and content to help you all track your family lines.  If any one has questions or suggestions please let me know. - jerry

KERLIN/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KERLIN/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Angela Denise Kerlin is 37 years old today, born in 1973.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL!!!!!!  Angel is Walter William Wooden's wife and they live in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, GA. Angel is the wife of the boys' uncle.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Effa June Stanford is 130 years old today, born in 1880 in Stanford, Clay, Illinois.  She unfortunately died less than two months later on July 5, 1880.  Effa was one of a set of twins born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley and is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt.  Effa's twin sister is Etta May Stanford and her big sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINES

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frank N. Smith
is 163 years old today, born in 1847 in New York.  He died at age 88 on April 25, 1936 in Elmira, Chemung, New York. Frank is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Morgan's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton whose older brother is the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold in 1811.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev., Hezekiah Gold
died 229 years ago today in 1790 at age 59 in Cornwall, Connecticut. Hez is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  He is also their 3rd and 5th cousins 9 times removed via other lines.  He married Sarah Sedgwick November 22, 1758 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  They had 3 children, Thomas Gold 1759, Capt, Benjamin Gold, 1762 and Thomas Ruggles Gold 1764.  Thomas Ruggles Gold was a US congressman serving in the House for the state of New York starting in 1809 and again for Connecticut beginning in 1815.  His bio follows:
Elected Office(s):     Representative
Elected Date(s):     4 Mar 1809
[4 Mar 1815]
State:     New York, Connecticut
Country:     USA
Biography:     a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., November 4, 1764; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Conn.; settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1792; assistant attorney general of New York 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1796-1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; served in the State assembly in 1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, N.Y., where he died October 24, 1827; interment in Grand View Cemetery.
 Another Story:
Thomas R. Gold, Families of Olde Whitesborough 1784-1824
Added by bright93 on 10 Jun 2009

Source:  Sperry, Claire C. and Sperry, Charles B. Families of Old Whitesborough 1784-1824.  Whitesboro, NY 1984, pgs. 83-85, 167.

        Thomas Ruggles Gold was born in Cornwall, Connecticut on November 4, 1764, the son of Hezekiah and Sarah (Sedgwick) Gold.  Thomas was fifth in the line of descent from his immigrant ancestor, Major Nathan Gold.

Thomas Ruggles - 5;  Hezekiah - 4; Hezekiah - 3; Nathan - 2; Nathan - 1

        One of the Grantees named in the Charter Oak was Nathan Gold who had emigrated to Connecticut from Edmundsbury, England.

       Thomas Ruggles Gold did not serve in the Revolutionary War, but his father, Hezekiah Gold did serve as a Private.

       Thomas Ruggles Gold pursed classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1786.  He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced his law practice in Goshen, Connecticut.  It was there he met and married Sarah Sill, sister of Theodore Sill who later became his law partner in Whitesboro.  She was the daughter of Dr. Elisha and Mary (Heaton) Sill.  Dr. Elisha Sill was a Surgeon in the Revolutinary War.

       When Thomas was 28 years old, he with his wife, and daughter, Harriett Lavina, moved to Whitesboro, New York where he set up his law practice.  He like so many others of Connecticut succumbed to the call to the Whitestown Country.  He lost but little time in becoming involved in the politics of this adopted state.  

     In 1796, four years after Thomas R. Gold's arrival in Whitesboro, he was elected to his first political office, that of New York State Senator.  He served from 1796 to 1802 under President, John Adams and Vice-President, Thomas Jefferson.   Thomas was a Federalist.  From 1797 to 1801, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York (at this time it was legal for a man to hold two state offices at the same time).  Peggy's Note: In George Washington Irving's book the Life of George Washington, a letter to Washington is signed by John Jay and Thomas Ruggles Gold.  Copy of the letter was found in the Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

       On March 23, 1799, he was a member of the Aqueduct Association which had been formed to provide water to the future Village of Whitesboro.

       In 1800, he was made a member of the Council of Appointments.  Also, in 1800, he entered into law practice with his brother-in-law, Theodore Sill in the law firm of Gold and Sill.  They operated a law school for many years (many men who late became famous attorneys receiving their training in this school.

       He was unsuccessful in his run for Congress in 1804.  He was elected to the State Assembly in 1808.  He ran in the Federalist thich to the 11th and 12th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1813.  He was defeated for re-election in 1812 as a member of the 13th Congress, although he was again re-elected in 1814 to the 14th Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); he was not a candidate in 1816.  He then resumed his law practice in Whitesboro.

       In 1804, Thomas R. Gold sold the land on which the Presbyterian Church built to the United Presbyterian Societies of Whitesboro and Old Fort Schuyler, Presbyterian Church.  An interesting note is:  that after the erection of the Presbyterian Church in 1803, in leveling the ground around the church, Mr Gold drove the oxen that were attached to the plow and Jonas Platt use a spade and shovel.

       During Mr. Carnahan's pastorate over the United Societies of Whitestown and Old Fort Schuyler, he preached a portion of the time on the Lord's Day in the morning at Whitesboro and in the afternoon at Fort Schuyler (Utica).  Deacon Thurston, a grand man, rich in faith, and poor in this world's goods, would walk from Whitesboro to Fort Schuyler during the intermission.  Mr. Gold purchased and presented him with a good horse, saddle, and bridle.

       In 1807/8, Thomas Ruggles Gold was one of the founders if a joint stock company under the name of The Oneida Manufacturing Society with a capital of $200,000.00.  On February 2, 1808, they purchased land and water rights from Amos Wetmore, and in 1809, they erected a 3 1/2 story brick building which was known as the Oneida Factory.

      In 1807, he was the defense attorney in the famous Hitchcock Trail in which a Mr. Hitchcock, a teacher of Madison, NY, who was married became enamoured with one, Lois Andrus.  He purchased arsenic from the local druggist, went home and managed to mix some on his wife's plate of food for the evening meal in a vain attempt to solve his dilemma.  The trail took place in Cazenovia, NY, and Mr. Gold lost his case.  Mr. Hichcock was hung in Cazenovia on September 11, 1807, and reports say that thousands came to the spectacle.

      In 1811, he became associated with many prominent local men in the establishment of the Oriskany Manufacturing Company which was organized to manufacture woolen goods when a shortage was feared with the prospect of the coming war with Britain.

     Thomas Ruggles Gold was one of twenty-four founding trustees at Hamilton College when the college received it's charter on May 26, 1812.  According to land records at the Onieda County office.  He made two donations of land for the college as his support of the $ 50,000 given.

      Upon his retirement from Congress, he resumed his practice of law with Theodore Sill with whom he had formed a partnership in 1800.  He died October 24, 1827, and was interred in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro, his grave being marked by a red stone monument enclosed by an iron fence at the top of the hill overlooking Whitesboro.  His wife died on July 18, 1854, at the age of 87 years.
Source: Sperry, Claire C. and Sperry, Charles B. Families of Old Witesborough 1784-1824.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jesse Alma Hulgan
died 57 years ago today in 1953 at age 63 in Dekalb county Alabama. Jesse is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed. His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle. Stephan's younger brother, John Miller Hulgan is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather who married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876.  Thomas is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Chambers
died 94 years ago on this day in 1916 at the age of 68.  John is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.  Born in Hall county GA in 1848 John married Sarah Matilda West in 1871.  They begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879 who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's fraternal great-grandmother in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Noah Benjamin Chambers
died 67 years ago today in 1943 at age 63 in Decatur, Alabama.  Noah is also Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and they are Ella and Mason's Great-grandparents.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meet the family for May 30th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Stanford
died 98 years ago today in 1912 at age 74.  Old Dave must have be a piece of work.  He is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He was married three times:  Amanda Jane Kenley from Feb 24, 1859 to her death December 18, 1863 then Amanda's sister Nancy Ann Kenley from Feb 27, 1865 to her death Oct 26, 1888.  She was our great-grandmother and the mother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden.  Then David married Cynthia A. Pearl January 14, 1890 who actually out lived him. David begot a total of 16 children, 3, 13 and 0. I don't know who the other 3 were with Nancy, I only show 10.


"David Stanford passed to his reward on the evening of May 30th, Memorial Day, having experienced seventy-five years of Earth's joys and sorrows.

Mr. Stanford was a native of Indiana but had resided most of his life in Illinois, and for about thirty years had lived in Douglas County.  He was a farmer until 1892, in which year he engaged in mercantile pursuits in Old Villa Grove, which occupation followed until advancing years compelled him to retire from active life.

Mr. Stanford was married three times and was the father of sixteen children, his first wife being the mother of of three and his second wife, thirteen.  Five of the latter are now mourning the loss of their father, Mrs. Jennie Woodson (sic-Wooden) and Mrs. Katherine Wishard, of Appleton City, Missouri, Mrs. Dora Bryan of Champaign, Illinois, and William Stanford and Mrs. Bertha Anderson of this city.  His aged and faithful wife is also left behind together with four brothers and four sisters (there were 12 children in his parents family) and a number of their relatives and friends.

During the war of the rebellion (civil war), Mr. Stanford served in the 36th Illinois Infantry, from which he was honorably discharged at the close of the hostilities.

In the year 1868 the subject of this sketch became a member of the Christian Church, and it was under the auspices of that organization that his remains were taken to their last resting place on Sunday, June 2, 1912.  The services were held in the Christian church. Rev. C.H. Soriven officiating, before a large concourse of mourning relatives and sympathizing friends.

Mr. Stanford will be missed in Villa Grove.  He was a man of sterling worth, he had firm convictions and the courage to live them."(read - he was hard to get along with)


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Meet the family for May 29th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Electa Walker
is 190 years old today, born in 1820.  You may be thinking, wow, what an unusual name.  Well, this Electa is the third Electa in our tree.  She is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton and begot Hubbard Cotton.  Electa's parents are Cady R. Walker and Electa Sparks 1797.  What a great name, even before electricity.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susannah Warner
is 293 year old today, born in 1717.  Susannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. Her mother Susannah Hall is the boy's 8th great-grandaunt and the sister of Experience Hall.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Benjamin Franklin Gold
is 218 years old today, born in 1792.    Ben is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed, also their 5th and 7th cousins 7 times removed.  Ben's father is Capt, Benjamin Gold, Sr., 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Sr.'s father is Rev., Hezekiah Gold whose father is Hezekiah Sr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they begot Talcott Gold, et al.  Talcott being the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Erskin D. Crow
is 127 years old today, born in 1883. Erskin is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, born in Dekalb, Al and died March 15, 1970 at age 86 in Fort Payne.  Her sister is the first Ella, Ella Mariah Crow, born in 1876 and died in Mentone January 11, 1938.  She married Oscar Routh Brown and begot Oscar Thomas Brown March 5, 1912.  Oscar T. married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Ella Ween of course married Roland Max Myer in 1956 and begot Thereasa Ellen Myer in 1961, Thereasa married Duard Robert Hulgan and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan in 1980, Kellie married Aaron Hosler in 2007 and the most current Ella was born in Sept of 2008 in Fort Payne.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

POWELL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Jerusha Ann Powell
is 159 years old today, born in 1851.  Jerusha is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, John T. Stanford, the brother of David Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandfather who married Nancy Ann Kenley, et al and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Meet the family for May 28th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

OVERSTREET/McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lenore Overstreet
died 72 years ago today in 1938.  Lenore is Steve's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married John Davis McCutcheon in Morgan, AL January 27, 1874 and begot 9 children with the 6th one, Lula May McCutcheon going on to marry Samuel Omar Garrison to be Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 and Sarah was the first to marry a Reeves - John Wesley Reeves, Sr. - from that side of the family.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mehitable Burr
is 287 years old today, born in 1723.  Mehitable is Steve's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Ellen Burr who married Able Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Sarah Matilda West
died 123 years ago today, in 1887.  Sarah is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, who married John Henry Chambers in Hall county, GA December 24, 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie became a Hulgan by marrying Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet the family for May 27th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Johnathan Wesley Reeves
is 22 years old today. Johnathan is Steve's 1st cousin.  His father is John Wesley Reeves III.(Steve's Uncle), married to Lisa.  Tray's father is John Wesley Reeves, Jr.(Steve's Grandfather), married to Mary Evelyn Pharris.  Jr's father is John Wesley Reeves, Sr.(Steve's great-grandfather) married to Sarah Eloise Garrison.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nelvin Wooden
is 102 year old today, born in 1908.  Nelvin is the boys'   1st cousin 3 times removed.  Born in Xenia, IL in 1908, he died in Indianapolis, IN Sep 20 1996. His Father is Harvey H. Wooden, the boys 2nd great-granduncle married to Myrtle M. Anderson, the parents of 10 Woodens born between 1901 and 1922.  Nathan H. Wooden died in Bradenton, FL  April 8, 2006.  His wife is Helen Whaley but that's all I know.  Harvey's father is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew J. Wooden.  Harvey's brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boy's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN
Jefferson Wooden
is 189 years old today, born in 1821.  Jefferson is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden.  They were born to Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Wilhoit, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  As I understand the story, Robert Miller Wooden died a young man of 39 in April of 1835.  He had sired 10 children with Malinda Wilhoit, Andrew Wooden being the last one born in 1833.  Malinda remarried to Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall in February of 1840.  He adopted several of the children, effectively changing their names. Jefferson was born with his twin, James R. Wooden (1821-1916) then Joshua Miller Wooden was born in 1822 and Andrew Jackson Wooden in 1833.  Joshua is the grandfather of Coach John WoodenAndrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Atkinson Garden
died 35 years ago today in 1975.  Charles is the husband of Andrew and Bryan's Grandaunt, Sallie Mildred Bagley.  Sallie is the sister of Sudie Seay Bagley, the boys' grandmother who married Edward McPhail Brdgforth, Sr. June 16, 1931.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Meet the family for May 26th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Jerry Joseph Wooden Jr. is the reference point for relations today.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Mar Cotton
is 112 year old today, born in 1898.  Helen is my grandaunt.  Her sister is my grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall
died 337 years ago today in 1673.  John is my 10th great-grandfather.  He married Esther Ann Willicke and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown on Feb 11, 1645 and begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot our heroine Experience Hall in 1684.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton, Jr
. is 306 years old today, born in 1704. Sam is my 1/2 -6th great-granduncle, being the son of Samuel Cotton, Sr. and his first wife, Lydia Bates.  Lydia died in 1713 and Samuel Cotton married Experience Hall, begetting, my 6th great-grandfather William Cotton.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

Nancy Darlene Myer is the reference point for relations today

STARLING/EDGE/MYER
John Starling
died 134 years ago today in 1876.  John is Darlene's 3rd great-grandfather. John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers to become Darlene's 2nd great-grandparents.  Their last child was Alice Cora Starling, born in March of 1878 in Cherokee, AL.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge, their second child, in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot Darlene's father Roland Max Myer in 1932.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER
Lena Parker
died 39 years ago today, in 1971.  Lena is Darlene's 1st cousin twice removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the sister of Ida Jane McMurray, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne at the last moment of the century on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie is Darlene's Grandmother.


STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ruth Mae Woodrum
was born 130 years ago today in 1880 in West Virginia.  Ruth is the wife of my 1st cousin 3 times removed, John Melville Sims.  John's father is my 2nd great-granduncle William H. H. Sims, while his brother is Thomas Nuton Sims, my 2nd great-grandfather, who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and begot Margret Izora Sims, my Great-grandmother.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Meet the family for May 25th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Hugh E. Mayne
is 81 years old today, born in 1929 in Centre, Al.  He died at age 68 in Ocala, FL in 1997.  Hugh is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Hugh's father is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne , the brother of Mama Brown, Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd Great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Richard Gould
died 413 years ago at age 44 in 1597 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, , England.  He was born in 1553 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England.  Richard is the boys' 12th great-grandfather.  Richard married Mary Colder in 1578 and begot 3 children, the middle one is John Gould who married Judith in 1603 and begot Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. in 1623 who married Sarah Phippen in 1660 and begot Nathan Gold, Jr. in 1663. Jr. married Hannah Talcott in 1686 and begot Samuel Gold in 1692. Samuel, the boys' 8th great-grandfather married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sarah Fenner
died 334 years ago on this day in 1676 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut.  She was 60 having been born November 26, 1615 in Horley, Surrey, England.  Sarah is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall from and in Middletown, Connecticut and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Thomas Resin Galt
died 57 years ago on this day in 1953 at age 93 in Hale, Texas having been born in Illinois in February of 1860. Tom is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His is the son of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, who is the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Cotton Bellows
is 90 years old today, born in 1920. George only lived 5 months and died in October of 1920 in Nodaway, MO.  George is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.  His mother is Helen Mar Cotton the sister of  Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

YOUNG/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Verle Wooden Young
died 24 years ago on this day at age 88 in Shelley, Idaho, being born December 3, 1897 in Iuka, IL.  Verle is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and the son of their 2nd great-grandaunt, Elba Wooden.  Elba's parents are Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson who's first son is Joseph R. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Meet the family for May 24th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Alpheus Ethebrit Griffin
died 63 years ago today in 1947 at age 54. Great name.  Al is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed born in Corinth Mississippi February 2, 1893 to his parents William Ellis Griffin and Clemontina Brown.  Al was the last of their 9 children.  Al's mother Clemontina, is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  She was born to Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, Ella's 4th great-grandparents.  Clemontina's brother, the 7th child born of the parents 11 is Oscar Routh Brown, born in 1862 probably in Mentone, AL.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow, this is where the Ella's come from.  Oscar and Ella begot Oscar T. Brown in 1912.   Oscar T. the youngest of 5 boys born to Oscar R. and Ella married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hubbard Ray Cotton
is 120 year old today, born in 1890.  Hubbard is the boys' great-granduncle, born to Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and Lotti B. Ray.  Hubbard's sister is Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother.  The story as told by Betty Wooden, goes:  Hubbard was a playboy bachelor, spending all of his fathers wealth accumulated by years of hard work in the lumber business.  Hubbard dated movie stars and such and finally married in his late 40's, but I don't know to who.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Talley Chambers
is 135 years old today, born in 1875.  James is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle.  His parents are John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West.  James' brother is Noah Benjamain Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie is Ella and Mason's paternal great-grandmother, who married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Jeremiah Sims
is 233 years old today, born in 1777.  This Jeremiah Sims (there are 2) is Steve's 4th great-granduncle, born in Culpeper, VA and died in German Ohio in 1824.  His parents are James Sims, Steve's 5th great-grandfather and his 1st wife Phebe NalleSteve's 5th great-grandmother is Jeremiah's 2nd wife Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (no relation to the other Cottons that I know of).  Jeremiah and Elizabeth begot 6 children, the fifth being Dryden Sims around 1819 in Kanawha, VA.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays from West Virginia and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Steve's 3rd great-grandmother, Matilda Ann Boudinier March 15, 1878 in Appleton City, MO and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883. Margret (Gram) married Elmer Elsworth Everhart (Gramp) in 1902 and begot Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.  Lola of course, married Al Steible January 5, 1928 in East St. Louis, IL and begot their only child, Elizabeth, Louise (Betty) Steible October 5, 1928 in East St. Louis.  Betty married Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr. November 23, 1950 in Kansas City, MO.

BELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Pearl May Bell
is 129 years old today, born in 1881.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.  Lewis is the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr
. died 9 years ago today in 2001.  Jerry is Steve's grandfather and Bryan and Andrew's grand-uncle.  Born to Walter William Wooden, Sr. and Marie Anntoinette Cotton in 1927 in Kansas City, MO, he later married Betty L. Steible and begot 4 son's. I miss him.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Meet the family for May 23rd

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Johnson
is 179 years old today, born in 1831.  Abe is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Polly Johnson
is 185 years old today, born in 1825.  Interestingly enough, Polly is Abraham Johnson's sister.  They were two of the 10 children born to James Johnson and Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.  But the interesting part is that Abraham was child number 4 and four years later Polly was child number 5 born on the same day.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Bonnie Dobbs
died 37 years ago today in 1973.  Bonnie is the second wife of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather Thomas Franklin Hulgan.  Thomas' first wife was Della D. Berryhill.  Together they begot Ella and Mason's paternal Great-grandfather, Cecil Robert Hulgan.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lula May McCutcheon
is 123 years old today, born in 1887.  Lula is Steve's maternal 2nd great-grandmother.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah, Steve's Great-grandmother married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John, Jr. in 1935.  Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris in 19?? and begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Benjamin Gold
died 173 years ago today in 1837 at age 74 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  This is a little strange.  Ben is the boys 2nd cousin 8 times removed - twice.  Then he is their 4th cousin 8 times removed and also their 6th cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hezekiah's father is also Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold.  Their parents are Nathan Gold, Jr. and Hannah Talcott.  Samuel and his wife Esther Bradley are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot Abel Gold in 1727 who married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Meet the family for May 22nd

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
George Conrad
is 204 years old today, born in 1806. George is Steve's 5th great-grandfather.  George married Nancy Wiseman in 1825 and begot Mary Ann Conrad in 1824.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thom is Steve's 3th great-grandfather who married Mary Jane Martin and begot Gramp, Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Le Fevre i
s 197 years old today, born in 1813. Nancy is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and are the boy's 3rd great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkin's
anniversary number 383 is today, married in 1627. They are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  Constance is our ride to the new world on the Mayflower.  She came over on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins in 1620.  Constance was among only a handful of children and women who lived through the first winter.  Constance married Nicholas Snow in Plymouth Massachusetts May 22, 1627.  They begot 7 children with the first one being our relative Sarah Snow.  Sarah married William Walker in January of 1655.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harvey Houston Wooden
is 132 years old today, born in 1878.  Harvey is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of  2nd great-grandfather Joseph R. Wooden.  Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford October, 29, 1884 in Illinois and begot Walter William Wooden, the boys' great-grandfather, and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ROBERTS/NAUGHER
Minnie Lee Roberts
died 67 years ago today in 1943 at age 55 in Calhoun, Alabama.  Minnie is the wife of Tara's great-granduncle James Loid Naugher.  James is the brother of Horace Savage Naugher born in 1897.  Horace is Tara's great-grandfather.  He married Maxie Ruth Smith  and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William Alexandar Stewart
died 199 years ago today in 1811 just 8 days after he was born in Ebenizer, York, South Carolina. William is Tara's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of the Civil War casualty, John Thomas Stewart, Tara's 4th great-grandfather.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Meet the family for May 21st

WOODEN FAMILY LINE

ANDERSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Azra S. Anderson
is 138 years old today, born in 1872 in Harter IL. Azra is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle's wife's brother.  Ok, not really blood, but close. His sister is Myrtle M. Anderson who married Harvey H. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather and father of the next contestant, Leroy.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Leroy Oliver Wooden
died 14 years ago today in 1996 at age 94.  Leroy is Walter Wooden Sr.'s brother.  The one that stayed on the farm.  That makes Leroy the boys' Great-granduncle.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SMELLY/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert Smelley
died 254 years ago today in 1756 at age 40 in Northampton, NC. Robert is the kids' 8th great-grandfather. I don't know who he married (very unusual) but they begot Elizabeth Smelley in 1737 in NC.  Elizabeth married Abraham Starling in Northampton, NC in 1755 and begot Abraham Starling Jr. in 1758.  Jr. married Charlotte Heart from Hilton, England and begot John Starling in 1804.  John born in Tennessee married Nancy Melby from Tennessee in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers, and are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878 in Cherokee, AL who married Joseph Lewis Edge from York, SC and they begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot the Myer eleven.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Meet the family for May 20th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Joshua Brown
is 218 years old today, born in 1792. Josh is the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Nancy Wilcher and begot Resin D. Brown who married Rachel Earnest and begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Mitchell Mayne
died 64 years ago today in 1946. William is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  His mother is Ella Higgins and William married Ida Jane McMurray in 1899.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909 who married Oscar T. Brown in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer in 1956 and the rest is history.



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meet the family for May 19th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Edna Naugher
is 98 years old today, born in 1912.  Edna is Tara's Great-grandaunt.  She is the twin of the next contestant -

NAUGHER
Robert Naugher
is also 98 years old today, born in 1912. Edna and Robert are the children of Moses Service Naugher and his second wife, Marriell Burrows.  Their 1/2 brother is Horace Savage Naugher born to Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara's Great-grandparents.

SLATER/NAUGHER
Larry Keith Slater II
is 20 years old today, born in 1990. Larry is Tara's 1st cousin, born to Tara's aunt, Rhonda Lea Naugher.  Rhonda is Tara's father, Brent Steward Naugher's younger sister.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Elbridge G. Walker
is 192 years old today born in 1818 in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. Elbridge is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of the boys' 4th great-grandmother, Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.

FISH/SILLIMAN/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Fish
is 274 years old today, born in 1736 in Stonington, Connecticut.  She died at age 82 July 2, 1818 in Walingford, Connecticut. Mary is the boys' 7th great-grandfather's wife's brother's wife.  Mary married Brigadier General, Gold Selleck Silliman in 1774 in North Stonington, Connecticut. His sister, Amelia Silliman is the wife of her 1st husband and the boy's 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr.  Amelia's second husband is the boys' 7th great-grandfather, Abel Gold, via his first wife Ellen Burr.  Ellen is the sister of Amelia's 1st husband, Ebenezer Burr.  Wow, I think, I got that.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Samuel Warner
is 327 years old today, born in 1683 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Samuel died at age 48 on May 6th 1732 in Middletown. Sam is the husband of the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall.  Susannah's sister is Experience Hall who married Samuel Cotton and begot William Cotton in 1720.


JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre
is 204 years old today, born in 1806 in Washington, Virginia.  Mary died April 13, 1883 in Harrison, IN at age 76. Mary is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  She married James Johnson in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson in 1833. Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 in Owen, IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Jackson Wooden
is 177 years old today, born in 1833.  Andrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Amanda Johnson November 24, 1858 in Owen county, Indiana.  They begot 6 children, Joseph R. Wooden (sometimes known as James), Jeremiah Wooden, Elba Wooden Minnie Hodges Wooden, Lola Wooden and Harvey Houston Wooden.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lucy Ann Kelley
died 63 years ago today in 1947 at age 90 in Sand Rock, Alabama. Lucy is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  She married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 children.  Ida Jan McMurrey was the 3rd born in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Alabama and begot 8 children with Donie Mae Mayne being the 3rd born in 1909.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Meet the family for May 18th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Price Wooden
is 52 years old today, born in 1958 in Denver, CO. Jim died in Woodstock, GA May 6, 1993 at age 34.  Jim is Steve's uncle and Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed.  Jim is the 3rd born of 4 to Betty Steible and Jerry Wooden Sr.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Fletcher Cleveland
is 185 years old today, born in 1825 in Masonville, New York.  John died December 5, 1862 in Alder Run, Pennsylvania at age 37. John is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  John's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt.  Nancy's brother is Ira Cotton the boy's 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold.


Side Bar - we have over 100 relations from Connecticut.  Did you know that Connecticut is our 3rd smallest state.  It is only 110 miles from east to west and an average of 50 miles north to south.  It is 12% water and has over 3.5 million residents, making it the 4th most densely populated state.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Meet the family for May 17th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Don L. Edge
is 92 years old today, born in 1918. Don is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Oda Levi Edge their 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Meet the family for May 16th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Gina Brown
is 49 years old today, born in 1961, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINA! Gina is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  She is now married to Terry Floyd, I don't know if they have children.  Gina's parents are Doyle Brown and Barbara Wilhoite, the kids' great-granduncle and his wife.  Doyle is the brother of Ella Ween Brown and their parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne. Gina's sister is Pam Brown born in 1959 and brother Sammy Brown.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Burr
died 289 years ago today in 1721 at age 40 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut near where she was born in 1681. Rebecca is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed. Her father is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, Nathaniel Burr the brother of Daniel Burr who married Abigail Glover and begot the Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman and begot Ellen Burr in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold and they begot the boys' 6th great-grandfather, Talcott Gold.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SUMMERS/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Fulton Sims and Minerva Summers
' 168th anniversary is today, married in 1842 when he was 26 and she was 20 years old in Gallia, Ohio. Charles is Steve's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Dryden Sims who married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and are Steve's 4th great-grandparents and the parents of Thomas Nuton Sims who married Matilda Ann Boudinier in 1878 and are the parents of Margret Izora Sims (Gram).

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Dorothy Jean Everhart
is 81 years old today, born in 1929.  Dorothy is Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is James Noel "Smokey" Everhart the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandfather, Elmer Elsworth Everhart.  Smokey was the 3rd born of 9 born to Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Harvey Houston Wooden
died 71 years ago today in 1939 at the age of 60 in Washington, Owen, IN. Harvey is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden who married Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1884 and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents. Harvey was the youngest of 6 children born to Andrew Jackson Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  More recent findings on the Wooden family include Andrew Jackson Wooden's parents, Robert Miller Wooden born in 1796, died in 1835.  Robert married Malinda Wilhoit February 18, 1819 in Jefferson, Kentucky.  They begot 10 children with Andrew being the last born in 1833.  Robert apparently died young at  age 39 two years after Andrew was born in April of 1835 in Owen Indiana and Malinda remarried to Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall February 4, 1840.  It seems that Jefferson Woodsmall adopted most of the Wooden Children, but it isn't clear yet.  Robert Miller Wooden was probably a Jr.or a III, because his father is also Robert Wooden, born in Kentucky and died January 21, 1833.  This Robert married Jane Barnhill February 26, 1809 in Jefferson Kentucky.  They has 4 children with Robert Miller Wooden being the last born.  Robert Sr. or Jr's father is Robert Wooden also.  He married Abba or Abby Miller or Millar and they had at least 7 children.  Ok try to follow.  Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Wilhoit begot 10 children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being probably the last born, right?  Well, his brother was Joshua Miller Wooden born June 23, 1822 in Oldham, Kentucky.  Joshua married Penelope Pope Yager and they begot Joshua Hugh Wooden and Robert Sanford WoodenJoshua Hugh Wooden married Roxanna Rothrock April 19, 1905 in Morgan, IN and they begot 4 children with John Robert Wooden born in 1910.  Yes this is the famous coach Wooden.  He is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  John married Nellie C. Riley in August of 1932 and they had two children, James Hugh Wooden and Nancy Anne Wooden, both still living as is the coach at nearly 100 years old.






Saturday, May 15, 2010

Meet the family for May 15th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac A. Stanford, Jr.
is 149 years old today, born in 1861 in IL. Isaac is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  His brother is David Stanford.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard S. Abell
died 25 years ago today in 1985 in Moorpark, Ventura, CA at age 54. Richard is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  His father is Robert Frazier Abell the boys 4th cousin 3 times removed.  Robert's mother is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Lena V. Frazer. Lena's mother is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Amelia S. Batholomew.  Amelia's mother is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Deborah A. VanCise.  Deborah's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton and her brother is the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton the husband of Sally Gold and the parents of Samuel Cheney Cotton.

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Stephen Browne
is 422 years old today born in 1588 in Rusper, Sussex, , England. Stephen is the boys' 11th great-granduncle.  Stephen's sister is Sarah Browne the boys 11th great-grandmother who married Arthur Fenner in 1614 in England and begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633 in Watertown, Connecticut.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown, CT and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663 in Middletown, CT.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Fenner
died 363 years ago today in 1647 at age 29 in Brandford, Connecticut. Thomas is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and the brother of Phoebe Fenner mentioned above.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sherman A. Hulgan
died 87 years ago today in 1923 at age 32.  Sherman is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is William Wallace Hulgan, the brother of John Miller Hulgan,  Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Meet the family for May 14th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Colonel, Abraham Gold
is 278 year old today, born in 1732 in Fairfield Ct.  Colonel Gold died at the hands of the British at the battle of Ridgefield in 1779 at age 46. Colonel Gold is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  His brother is the boys' 7th great-grandfather Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Nathan Gold and Hannah Talcott's
324 anniversary is today, married in 1686.  Nathan was 23 and Hannah was 22.  They were married in Fairfield, Ct. They are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot Samuel Gold in 1692 in Fairfield who married Esther Bradley from New Haven, Ct and they begot Abel Gold the father of Talcott Gold.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Phoebe Ward
died 269 years ago today in 1741 at age 78 in Middletown Ct.  where she was born on April 17, 1663. Phoebe is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall in Middletown in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton the boys' 8th great-grandfather and begot William Cotton in 1720.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Seth Burr Gold
is 235 years old today, born in 1775. Seth is the boy's 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Talcott Gold.

COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Walter Cotten
died on this day 565 years ago in 1445 in Landwade, Cambridge, , England where he was born 56 years before in 1389. Walter is the boys' 19th great-grandfather who married Joan Rede from Oxfordshire in 1400 and begot William De Cotten in 1400.  William married Anne Abbot in 1420 and begot William De Cotten Jr. in 1426. Jr. married Mary De Wessenham in 1450 in Covington, England and begot William Cotten III in 1460. so forth and so on.  Suffice it to say, that was a long time ago.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Pallestine Burt
died 103 years ago today in 1907 at age 30 in Dekalb, AL.  She was born May 28, 1876 in Fort Payne, AL. She is the sister of Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed. Not blood.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William Alexandar Stewart
is 199 years old today, born in 1811.  William is Tara's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Thomas Stewart.  William was the first boy born to the family and the 4th child of the 12 that Achibald Stewart and Rachel Akins had.  They are Tara's 5th great-grandparents.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Meet the family for May 13th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ELLIOTT/REEDY/NAUGHER
Jane Elliott
is 208 years old today, born in 1802 in Fairfield Connecticut and died Sep 18, 1863 in Cherokee, AL.  Jane is Tara's 4th great-grandmother.  Jane married William Reedy and begot Mary Ann Reedy in 1825.  Mary Ann married Robert Marion Naugher Nov 4, 1847 in Benton, AL and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851. Moses married Sallie E. Savage in 1883 and begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920. M. S. Naugher is Tara's Grandfather.

HUGLAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ruth Hulgan
is 88 years old today, born in 1922 in Dekalb, AL.  Ruth is Ella and Mason's 1/2 great-grandaunt.  Her father is Thomas Franklin Hulgan and mother Bonnie Dobbs, her 1/2 brother is Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's great-grandfather.  Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill, Thomas' second wife.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WHATLEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Jean Whaley
is 85 years old today, born in 1925.  Helen is the wife of 1st cousin 3 times removed, Nathan H. Wooden.  Nathan's father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the brother of 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden.  Harvey was the youngest of the 6 Wooden children and Joseph the oldest, 18 years apart.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meet the family for May 12th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Flossie Ada Bennett
is 116 years old today, born in 1894.  She died October 2, 1956 at age 62. Flossie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt. Catherine's brother is David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
James Edwin Garrison
is 139 years old today, born in 1871 in Morgan county, AL.  He died at age 78 in Morgan on Dec 1, 1949. James is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle. His brother is Samuel Omar Garrison, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon in Morgan, AL in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and the rest is history.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
John Ward
is 332 year old today, born in 1678 in Middletown, CT.  He died in Middletown July 8, 1761 at age 83.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, his sister is Phoebe Ward born to William Ward and Phoebe Fenner the boys' 10th great-grandparentsPhoebe Ward married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton in 1716 and begot William Cotton in 1720.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Meet the family for May 11th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Constance Hopkins
is 404 years old today, born in 1606 in Hursley, England.  She died in Oct of 1677 in Eastham, Massachusetts at the age of 71.  Constance's father is
Stephen Hopkins.  Constance is the boys' 11th great-grandmother. She married Nicholas Snow from Hoxton, Middlesex, England and begot Sarah Snow in 1632.  Sarah was born in Plymouth Massachusetts and married William Walker January 25th 1655.  They begot Jabez Walker in 1668 who married Elizabeth Fuller.  They begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702 who married Esther Tomlin in 1724 and begot Benjamin Walker in 1726.  Ben married Sylvia Keith in 1756 and begot Marshall and James Walker.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar in 1776 and begot the boys' 5th great-grandfather in 1795, Cady R. Walker who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.  Etc, etc.

Ok, so you might ask what is so special about that?  Well,  remember Constance Hopkins and her father Stephen?  Look at this list:  They are passengers on the Mayflower.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/passengers.php

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Malcom Parker
is 83 years old today, born in 1927. Malcom is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Lou Della McMurrey the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet the family for May 10th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Dennis Eli Walker
was born on this day in 1816 in Friendship, New York 194 years ago.  He died in Bexar, Texas in 1893 at age 77.  Dennis is the boys' 4th great-granduncle.  His sister is Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 in Cuba, New York and begot Hubbard Cotton.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MULLIGAN/REEVES/WOODEN
Lovell Davis Mulligan
is 56 years old today, born in 1954.  Lovell is the husband of Steve's 1st cousin once removed, Lori Leslie Reeves.   Lori's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Meet the family for May 9th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARTHOLOMEW/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Bartholomew
is 164 years old today, born in 1846 in New York.  Henry is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Deborah A. VanCise who married Christian Batholomew.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of  Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow and Elizabeth Rowlles's 411th
anniversary is today, married in 1599 when Nic was 21 and Betty was 19 years old in Stephany, London, England. Nic and Betty are the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  They begot Nicholas Snow Jr. in 1599 who later married Constance Hopkins who rode to the new world on the Mayflower with her family.  Nicholas and Constance had 10 children so a lot of people can say they had relatives on the Mayflower.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN
BREAKING NEWS ON THE WOODEN LINE
- I have made contact, or rather, David LeRoy Wooden has made contact with me and has broken the Wooden Line WIDE OPEN.  Much has to be worked out and confirmed, but it looks like we are from Ireland and that John Wooden the basketball coach IS RELATED to us.  If my records are correct I am John's 2nd cousin 2 times removed making Andrew, Bryan and Steve, John's 2nd cousins 3 times removed.  More later.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Meet the family for May 8th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Esther Gold
is 242 years old today, born in 1768. Esther is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt.  Her parents are Abel Gold and Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  Ellen was born in Fairfield, Ct and was the 7th of 11 children as follows:  John Gold 1755-1755, Abel Gold, Jr. 1756-?, Talcott Gold 1759-1836, Ellen Gold 1761-?, Samuel Gold 1763-?, Isaac Gold 1766-?, Ester Gold 1768-?, Nathan Gold 1770-?, Grissel Gold 1773-?, Seth Burr Gold 1775-? and Hannah Gold 1777-?

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter William Wooden
and Marie Antoinette Cotton's 100th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1910.  Dada was 22 and Mammy was 18.  They are the boys' great-grandparents.  They begot Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Walter (Bud) Wooden, Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr.  Walter was born in Champaign, IL in 1887 and Marie was born in Appleton City, MO in 1891.  Walter had rheumatic fever when he was 21 and it damaged his heart.  Doctors didn't expect him to live to see 30, but he finally died of heart failure at age 73 in Kansas City, Mo August 31, 1961 the year we moved to Atlanta.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KRAMER/HINSON/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Laura Kramer's
birthday is today.  Laura is Steve's 2nd cousin once removed.  Her mother is Joeann Hinson, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joeann's mother is Edna Belle Everhart, the sister of Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's great-grandmother.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

SEAY/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Susan Epes Seay
is 155 years old today, born in 1855.  Susan is Andrew and Bryan's 2nd great-grandmother.  She married Isham Trotter Bagley October 22, 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884.  Edward married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot 5 children, the second one being Sudie Seay Bagley, the boys' grandmother.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

RAY/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Thomas Hulgan and Fanny Ray's
226th anniversary is today, married in 1784 when Thomas was 34 and Fanny was 20 years old in Orange, NC.  Thomas and Fanny are Mason and Ella's 6th great-grandparents.  They begot Stephen Hulgan in 1780.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Meet the family for May 7th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Ann Brown
is 172 years old today, born in 1838 in Sangamon, IL.  She died Sep 4, 1911 in Appleton City, Mo. Mary Ann is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lottie B. Ray.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sam Cotton III
died 198 years ago today at age 73 in East Harford, Ct.  He was born November 16, 1738 in Middletown, Ct.  Sam is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Sam's father is Samuel Cotton, Jr. and his father is the boys' 8 great-grandfather Samuel Cotton.  All of the previous people were begot through Lydia Bates, Samuel Cotton's first wife, who died Sep 9, 1713. Our line goes through his second wife Experience Hall, who he married Feb 28, 1716.  Experience begot William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold the daughter of Talcott Gold.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Bradley
died 186 years ago today at age 79 in 1824.  She was born Dec 27, 1744 in CT. Sarah is the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  She married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna is the wife of Talcott Gold.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sylvia Keith
is 275 years old today, born in 1735 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Sylvia died in 1822 in Monson, Mass. at age 87.  Sylvia is the boys' 7th great-grandmother and the wife of Benjamin Walker.  This branch was just recently discovered.  Ben and Sylvia begot Marshall Walker in 1757 and he married Hannah Dunbar in Aug of 1776.  They begot 5 children, the 4th being Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks (my second favorite family name)  in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton and they begot Hubbard Cotton.

ALVORD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall III and Lois Alvord's 255th
anniversary is today, married in 1755.  Samuel is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of Experience Hall the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Meet the family for May 6th

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Price Wooden
died 17 years ago today in 1993 in his parents home in Woodstock, GA.  Jim was just 34.  He died just two weeks before his 35 birthday on May 18, 1958.  He was born in Denver, CO.  Jim lived a fast and free life style and didn't care if he lived or died.  One of the last times I talked to him he said he was glad that he didn't have much time left.  He didn't like living.  Jim was a handful, always causing pain for his family and others that loved him.  But Jim really was a good person and I loved him very much and in the end we were very good friends. He died of complications due to AIDS and had been HIV positive for almost 10 years.  Jim is Steve's uncle and Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HAWLEY/WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hawley
is 331 years old today, born in 1679 in Fairfield Ct.  She died Aug 18, 1753 at age 74 also in Fairfield. Liz is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Wakeman in 1698 and begot Elizabeth Wakeman in 1702.  Liz Wakeman married Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1722 in Fairfield Ct. and they begot Ellen Burr in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold their 3rd child in 1759.

DOLLER/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ella E. Doller
died 53 years ago today in 1957 at age 75 in Elmira, New York.  Ella E. Doller is just our 3rd Ella on the list.  Ella is the wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Howard M. Smith.  Howard's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed whose mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold on this day in 1811.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton and Sally Gold's
199th anniversary is today, married on this day in 1811.  Ira was 22 and Sally 28 years old. They begot Samuel Chaney Cotton in 1815 who married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Levinia Jane Earnest
died 119 years ago today in 1891 at age 86 in Amador California.  She was born Nov 28, 1804 in Logan Kentucky. Levy is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown whos birthday happens to be today also.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Resin D. Brown
is 197 years old today, born in 1813 in Daviess, Kentucky.  He died in Sep of 1887 in Bates, MO at age 74 and is buried in Appleton City Cemetery. Resin and Rachel begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray on Christmas of that year.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in Nov of 1891.  Marie of course is the mother of Walter (Bud) Wooden and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Warner
died 278 years ago today in 1732 in Middletown, CT at the age of 48.  He was born May 19, 1683 in Middletown. Warner is the husband of the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall, Experience's sister.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances M. Savage
died 111 years ago today in 1899 at age 24 in Cherokee County, AL. Frances is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Sallie E. Savage Tara's 2nd great-grandmother.  Frances was named after, probably, his father Frances Marion Savage, but the M. could be for his mother Frances Matilda Steward, but I doubt it.

NAUGHER
Frank Naugher
is 97 years old today, born in 1813.  He died Dec 30, 1989 at age 76. Frank is Tara's 1st cousin twice removed.  Frank married Lula Strickland and begot 5 children, Diane, Wayne, Roy Lee, Brent and Terry Naugher, all Tara's 2nd cousins once removed.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
May Bell Stanford
died 39 years ago today at age 85 in 1971 in Decatur, Illinois.  She was born July 6 1885 in Basset, Rock county, Nebraska. May is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is James Isaac Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle by David Stanford's first wife  Amanda Jane Kenley and the 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford by his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley, Amanda's sister.

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thurman David Bennett
is 123 years old today, born in 1887 in IL, he died at age 79 on Dec 6, 1966 in Champaign, IL. Thurman is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thurman's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford the boys' 3rd Great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HELMS/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Clyde E. Helms
is 103 years old today, born in 1907.  Clyde is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Venice Regina Edge.  Venice's father is Oda Levi Edge, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, their 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot the Myer dozen.  A bakers dozen is 13 and a Myer dozen is 11 children.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Meet the family for May 5th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Betsey Ann Barlow
died 136 years ago today in 1874 at age 79 in Newark, New Jersey.  She was born in Fairfield, CT January 11, 1795. Elizabeth is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, and the sister of their 6th great-grandmother, Anna Barlow who married Talcott Gold.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hubbard Cotton
died 100 years ago today in 1910 in friendship, New York at age 72.  Hubbard was born in April of 1838 in Friendship. Hubbard is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward
and Joyce Stafford's 404 anniversary is today, married in 1606 in Leicestershire, England.  Thomas and Joyce are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot William Ward in 1632 and William married Phoebe Fenner in 1660 in Middletown, CT.  They begot Phoebe Ward in 1663 who married Samuel Hall in 1683 in Middletown.  They begot Experience Hall in 1684 and Experience eventually married Samuel Cotton in Middletown in 1716.  They begot another William, William Cotton in 1720 and he married Rebeckah Ward who not only is the boys' 7th great-grandmother but also their 2nd cousin 9 times removed, because she is the 2nd great-granddaughter of Richard Ward and Joyce Stafford.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROCK/LE FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Brock, Jr
. died 151 years ago today in 1859 at age 61 in Sullivan Indiana.  George was born March 7 1798 in Shenandoah, Virginia.     George is the boys' 5th great-granduncle making him the brother of the boys' 5th great-grandmother, Mary Magdelaine Brock.  Mary married Abraham Le Fevre in 1795 in Washington, Virginia and begot Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre in 1806.  This Mary married James Johnson and begot Amanda Johnson and her twin sister Maranda Johnson in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Philip Conrad
is 184 years old today, born in 1826 in New Albany, Indiana.  Philip died Feb 16, 1881 in Corydon, Indiana at age 54. Philip is Steve's 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Mary Ann Conrad, Steve's 4th great-grandmother who married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thomas married Mary Jane Martin and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877 in Sedalia, MO.  Elmer married Margret Izora Sims in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's 2nd Great-grandmother in 1906.

ECKMANN/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
David Keith Eckmann
is 64 years old today, born in 1946. David is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.  He just died 3 years ago in Milledgeville, GA.  He has a living son that I've been in contact with named Kyle E. Eckmann who is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed.  David's mother is Peggy Everhart the youngest sister of Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's great-grandmother.


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Meet the family for May 4th

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ANDERSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Azra S. Anderson
died 136 years ago today in 1874 at age 1year 11 months in Harter, Clay, IL. Azra is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle's (Harvey H. Wooden) wife's(Myrtle M. Anderson) brother. Harvey H. Wooden is the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
John Thomas Stewart
is 190 years old today, born in 1820 in Morgan, GA.  He died April 6th 1862 in Corinth Mississippi at age 41. John is Tara's 4th great-grandfather who married Emily Caroline Bale and begot Frances Matilda Stewart who married the other Frances, Frances Marion Savage and begot 17 children, the first being Sallie E. Savage who married Tara's 2nd great-grandfather, Moses Service Naugher August 3, 1883 in Cherokee, Al and begot 7 children of their own. 

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Joshua Sexton McCutcheon
died 109 years ago today in 1901 in Morgan, AL at age 81.  Joshua was also born in Morgan County, AL November 11, 1819. Joshua is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  Josh married Sarah Jane Campbell and begot John Davis McCutcheon in 1853.  John married Lenore Overstreet in 1874 and begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887.  Lula is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother, who married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John Jr. in 1935.  Jr. of course married Mary Evelyn Pharris and begot Mittie in 1956.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mansel A. Stanford
died 42 years ago today at age 67 in Ravena, Fannin, Texas.  Mansel was born in Mulberry, Fannin, Texas June 26, 1900. Mansel is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father, Asia Minor Stanford is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed who's father, Jacob K. Stanford is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.  Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden Sr in 1887.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COLWELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Gertie Colwell
died 101 years ago today in 1909 at age 27 in Pettis Mo.  Gert is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart, brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart.  Both were born to Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin, Steve's 3rd great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary, wife of Thomas Fenner
died 396 years ago today in 1614 at age 70 in Horley, Surrey, England.  Thomas and Mary are the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  They begot Arthur Fenner in 1575.  Arthur married Sarah Browne January 9, 1614 in Rusper, Sussex, , England and they begot 7 children.  The last born was Phoebe Fenner in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown CT March 28, 1660.  They begot 9 children with Phoebe Ward being the 2nd born in 1663.  This Phoebe married Samuel Hall December 6, 1683 in Middletown, CT and they begot 6 children.  Experience Hall was the first born.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Meet the family for May 3rd

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

TEMPLETON/DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Inell Templeton
is 96 years old today born in 1914 in Dekalb, AL.  Inell died February 24 1986 at age 71. Inell is the husband of Ella and Mason's 2nd cousin twice removed Stella Mae Dobbs.  Inell's mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt who married Charlie Hubert Dobbs in 1918.  Minnie's parents are both related to Ella and Mason.  Minnie's father, John Henry Burt is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed and Minnie's mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grand aunt.  John Henry Burt's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's brother, Tillman R. Copeland is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  Back to Lillie Jane Hulgan, John Henry Burt's wife and Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Lillie's brother is Thomas Franklin Hulgan who married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Mary Elliott Naugher
is 158 years old today, born in 1852 in Spring Garden, AL.  She died at age 36 March 14 1889 in Ambersonville, AL.  Mary is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Mary's brother is Moses Service Naugher who married Sallie E. Savage and are Tara's 2nd great-grandparents.  They begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897 and Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith who begot the next gentleman, Moses S. Naugher Tara's grandfather.

NAUGHER
Moses S. Naugher
died 7 years ago today at age 82 in Centre, AL.  Moses was born September 17, 1920.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry and begot Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952 and is Tara's Grandfather.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Samuel Davis Stewart
died 147 years ago today in 1863 in Spotslvania, Virginia at age 35.  Samuel is Tara's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Thomas Stewart, Tara's 4th great-grandfather.

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Lemuel Hayden Sanford
died 87 years ago today in 1923 at age 77 in Alabama. Hayden is the husband of Tara's 1st cousin 4 times removed, Sarah Jane Naugher, born to Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy November 4, 1847 and begot 6 children.  The second born was Tara's 2nd great-grandfather, Moses Service Naugher.


JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/McCAW-JOHNSON/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Raymond McCaw
is 98 years old today, born in 1912 in Tippicanoe, IN.  Ray is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His parents are both related to the boys'.  His father William F. McCaw-Johnson is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother, Nora Catherine Moore is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  William's father is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle Abraham Johnson.  Abe's sister is Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden and are the boys' 3rd great-grandparentsNora Catherine Moore, Raymond's mother is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is the boys' first cousin 4 times removed, Mary Frances Jones.  Mary's mother is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Maranda Johnson.  Maranda's sister is the afore mentioned Amanda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great grandmother and the relative in common here.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Hubert Loyd McMurrey
is 90 years old today, born in 1920. Loyd is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey the brother of the kids' 3rd great-grandmother Ida Jane McMurrey.

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Edward McMurrey and Virgie Belinda Stowe Foster's
96th anniversary is today, married in 1914 when he was 21 and she was 20 years old in Cherokee, Alabama.  William got married on his brother Hubert Loyd's birthday.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Meet the family for May 2nd

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BAYS/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Isaac Runols Bays
is 188 year s old today, born in 1822 in Giles Virginia.  He died at age 66 in Louisburg, Kansas June 27, 1888.  Isaac is Steve's 4th great-granduncle and the brother of  Steve's 4th great-grandmother, Rebecca Bays.  Rebecca married Dryden Sims in 1837 and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier in Appleton City, Mo in 1878 and begot Margaret Izora Sims in 1883.  Margaret married Elmer Everhart in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart, Steves Great-grandmother in 1906.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
James Noel Everhart, Jr
. died 11 years ago today in 1999 at the age of 77 in Wamego, Kansas. James is Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Sr. both know as Smokey Everhart.  Smokey is the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandfather, Elmer Elsworth Everhart (Gramp), father of Lola Everhart, Steible.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Burr
is 337 year old today, born in 1673 in Fairfield, CT, he died at age 32 in Fairfield November of 1705. John is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed.  His father is John Burr, Sr, the boys' 9th great-granduncle, and the brother of Daniel Burr the boys' 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover in 1678 and begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman and begot Ellen Burr in 1736. Ellen married Abel Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

PLUMB/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Dorothy Plumb
died 225 years ago today in 1785 at age 49 in Middletown, Connecticut. Dorothy is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, William Hall.  William's father is Samuel Hall, Jr., the brother of Experience Hall.  I believe Samuel named his son William because Samuel's youngest brother, who died at birth, was named William in 1698.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Jovas Chambers
died 63 years ago today in 1947 at age 69 having been born October 30 1877. John is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd Great-grandfather.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Ella and Mason's Grandfather, Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

RENO/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Amberette Reno
is 176 years old today, born in 1834 in Mercer, Pennsylvania.  She died at age 91 on Oct 31, 1925 in Owen Indiana. Nancy is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Abraham Johnson.  Abraham's sister is Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J Wooden and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

CHAPMAN/McCAW/McCAW-JOHNSON/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Willa Chapman
is 104 years old today, born in 1906 in Cave City, Kentucky.  She died October 3, 1964 in Lafayette, Indiana at age 58.  Willa is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Carl McCaw.  Carl's father is William F. McCaw-Johnson who married his 1st cousin Nora Catherine Moore.  William's father is Abraham Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of the afore mentioned Amanda Johnson.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Christopher Crow and Mary Jane Cothern's
138th anniversary is today, married in 1872 when he was 33 and she was 22 years old. They are the kid's 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 11 Crow children with Ella Mariah Crow born 3rd in 1876.  Ella being the kid's 3rd great-grandmother.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Meet the family for May 1st

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gershom Banks
is 298 years old today, born in 1712.  Gershom is the husband of the boys 1st cousin 9 times removed, Hannah Bradley who was Gershom's 2nd of his 3 wives. Hannah's father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, John Bradley who's parents are the boys' 9th great-grandparents, Francis Bradley and Sarah Jackson both from Fairfield CT.  They gave birth to Gershom Bradley (they must have liked the name because this Gershom was also born in 1712 but on Dec 12th.  He is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley who married David Barlow II in Aug of 1764.  They begot Anna Barlow in 1763 (maybe) and she married the boys' 6th great-grandfather, Talcott Gold.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gershom Banks and Mary Bradley's (his first wife), 271 anniversary
is also today, married in 1739.  Gershom didn't have a very good memory, so he married Mary Bradley on his birthday so he could remember.  He was 27 and Mary was 19.  The wedding was in Fairfield, CT and lasted almost 2 years and one child when Mary died in April of 1741.  Gershom didn't like meeting new people so he married Mary's sister Hannah Bradley, the boys 1st cousin 9 times removed who eventually died in child birth in 1749 birthing their 3rd child.  So the count is Gershom - 2 wives, 4 children.  Then he married Mary Perry in 1952 and begot another Gershom Banks and 6 others.  Mary out lived the old man and the finial count is Gersom 1- wives-3 children 11 in a spread of about 30 years.

THOMPSON/CORNWELL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martha Thompson
died 262 years ago today in 1748 at age 71 in Middletown, CT.   I mention Martha because the relationship is interesting.  Martha is the mother of the wife of the boys' 7th great-granduncle. Samuel Cotton, Jr.  Samuel Jr. is the 5th of the 7 children born to Samuel Cotton Sr and his first wife Lydia Bates.  Lydia died in 1713 in Middletown, CT and Samuel married Experience Hall 3 years later in 1716 also in Middletown, CT.  Experience gave Samuel 4 more children for a total of 11.

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