Saturday, July 31, 2010

Meet the family for July 31st

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOHLFELD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sharon Cotton
is 71 years old today, born 1939.  Sharon is the person that really got me started in the family tree stuff.  She contacted mom several years ago trying to get information about the family.  Sharon has provided me with much valuable information. Now I have 3272 individuals and 958 families in my tree.  Thanks Sharon.   Sharon is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, via the connection with Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker and is also the boys' 11th cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  I don't know a lot about Sharon's living family, but her husband in a Hohlfeld.  Her parents are Elmer Morton Cotton and Sarah Grace Bogle, Elmer being the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Elmer's father is Henry Marshall Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  Henry, Hubbard and their sister Helen Marshal Cotton's parents are Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandparentsHAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!

GLOVER/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Glover
is 358 years old today, born in 1652.  Abby is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Abby is also Sharon Cotton's 6th great-grandmother.  Abigail married Daniel Burr December 11, 1678 in New Haven, CT.  They begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in Fairfield, Connecticut in June of 1722.  They begot 11 children, the 8th is Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold in Fairfield, December 19, 1754 and they begot 12 children, our line going through Talcott Gold, born in 1759.  Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and Sharon's 3rd great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Irene Dobbs
is 89 years old today, born in 1921.  Irene is Ella and Mason's 2nd cousin twice removed, via the relationship with John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland.  She is also Ella and Mason's 3rd cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Irene's mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's father is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Burt and Minnie's mother is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, Lillie Jane Hulgan.  Lillie's brother is Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  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.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
William H. West
died 147 years ago today in 1863 at age 37 in Smith county, Mississippi. Bill is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather who married Delila Caroline Martin in 1850 in Hall county, GA.  They begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854, also in Hall, GA.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers, December 24, 1871 in Hall, GA.  They 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 married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Meet the family for July 30th

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
Louis William Bridgforth
is 147 years old today, born in 1863. Louis is Bryan and Andrew's great-grandfather.  Louis married Bertha Maria Welsh December 10, 1891 and begot 6 children the 5th of which was Edward McPhail Bridgforth in 1906.  Edward is the boys' grandfather.  He married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.

BRIDGFORTH
Bertha Lee Bridgforth
is 117 years old today, born in 1893. Bertha is Andrew and Bryan's grandaunt, the sister of their grandfather, Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. Looks like Bertha was named for her mother, Bertha Maria Welsh, the boys' great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Philibert Keith
is 273 years old today, born in 1737.  Phil is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Sylvia Keith, their 7th great-grandmother who married Benjamin Walker in 1756.  They begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall Walker, age 19, married Hannah Dunbar, age 16, August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 in Massachusetts and begot 9 children, the first of which was Almira Walker who later married Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Walker
is 348 years old today, born in 1662. Sarah is both the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, via her parents William Walker and Sarah Snow, and their 3rd cousin 11 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Rachel Galt
is 152 years old today, born in 1858.  Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt whose sister is Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton December 13, 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McNAUGHT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas McNaught
is 227 years old today, born in 1783.  Probably born in Ireland Thomas is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Martha Jane Wooden, the sister of 4th great-grandfather, Robert Miller Wooden (1795-1835).  Robert married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit(e) February 18, 1819 in Jefferson, Kentucky.  They begot some where around 11 children before he died  at age 39.  Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather was the last born to Robert and Malinda.  Malinda then marred Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall and had at least 3 more children. Some confusion remains because Jefferson Woodsmall adopted some of the younger Wooden children and because the birthdays aren't clear, I don't know who begot who yet.  Good news is that the information has been rolling in.  I added at least a dozen people yesterday.


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Susannah E. Savage
died 147 years ago today, in 1863 at 3 months old having been born on April 2, 1863.  Susannah is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Susannah was the second of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  She was born just as the war broke out.  In fact, her sister, the third child born to the Frances' also died young, living from only October, 10, 1864 to January 5, 1865, she was Amanda E. Savage.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Marietta Mary Stewart
died 77 years ago today in 1933 at age 86 in Cherokee, Alabama.  Mary is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of their 3rd great-grandmother, Frances Matilda Stewart aforementioned above.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meet the family for July 29th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JAEGAR/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gustavus Jaegar
died 93 years ago today in 1917 at the age of 79.  Gus is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Helen Altana Powers. Helen not only is the boys' 2nd cousin but she is their 10th cousin 4 times removed, via their connection with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Dewey Hulgan
is 111 years old today, born in 1899. John is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  Thomas' parents are John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland, married November 15, 1871 in Dekalb co. AL.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905.  Cecil is Ella and Mason's great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MITCHELL/HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Joseph Mitchell
is 8 years old today, born in 2002.  Joseph is the kids' 3rd cousin, born to P. J. Mitchell and Maranda Hooten, Maranda being the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  Maranda's parents are Jay Hooten and the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, Melinda Beck whose mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the sister of Dick Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rufus Webster Savage
is 124 years old today, born in 1886. Rufus is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle, the last of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  Rufus' sister, Sallie E. Savage, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother was the first born in 1861.  There are 25 years between the two of them. Sally has two children either older or close to the same age as her little brother. James Loid Naugher, Sallies first was born in 1884 and Annie Josephine Naugher, her second, was born in October of 1886.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Meet the family for July 28th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Alva Wishard
is 123 years old today, born in 1887.Alva is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt and the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford born in 1865 Margaret is 2 years older than Catherine.  Margaret Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden. Catherine married Oliver Kaufman Wishard.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILLIAMS-REEVES/WOODEN
Caitlyn Ann Williams-Reeves
is 20 years old today, born in 1990.  Caitlyn is Steve's 2nd cousin, daughter of Lori Leslie Reeves and her partner, Robert Clayton Williams.  Lori is the Steve's 1st cousin once removed and the daughter of Donald Boyd Reeves.  Donald is the son of John Wesley Reeves, Sr. and Sarah Eloise Garrison.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Margaret Ann Naugher
is 152 years old today, born in 1858. Margaret is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Margaret's brother is Moses Service Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather and the father of Horace Savage Naugher.

FAUCETT/NAUGHER
Mary Polly Faucett
died 138 years ago today in 1872 at age 81 in Tuscaloosa, AL.  Mary is the wife of Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, James Naugher who was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1775. James is the brother of Joseph Naugher who married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot Robert Marion Naugher in Union South Carolina in 1821.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, Alabama in 1847 and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebeckah Cotton
died 256 years ago today in 1754 at age 10 in Middletown, CT.     Here we go, another first.  Rebeckah is not only the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, via her relationship with Willam Cotton and Rebeckah Ward, via her brother Thomas Cotton the boys' 6th great grandfather, she is also the boys' 3rd cousin 8 times removed, TWICE.  Once via her relationship through William Cotton, her father and then Experience Hall, his mother.  The again through her mother Rebeckah Ward and her father Thomas Ward, Jr.  Tangled up and blue.  For your inquiring minds.  William Cotton and Rebeckah Ward were husband and wife and 2nd cousins.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebeckah Ward
died 246 years ago today in 1762 at age 40 in Middletown, CT.  Speak of the devil, Rebeckah died on the same day as her daughter Rebeckah Cotton exactly 10 years later.

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
On this day 401 years ago in 1609 Stephen Hopkins, the boys' 12th great-grandfather and the other 149 men and woman on the good ship "Sea Venture" were ship wreaked on what is now Bermuda for approximately 9 months.  They were on a restocking mission to the Jamestown Colony in Virginia.  The colony was in desperate need for food and provisions so the Sea Venture, a brand new ship built for just a voyage, cast off before she was completed.  In those days the timbers that made up the hull of the ship were packed with a mud/cement like compound to prevent leaks.  The mud wasn't cured and when the ship was in a hurricane for 3 days the mud washed out of the timbers.  The whole ship's company, crew and passagers alike bailed water with buckets for 3 days straight with out rest until finally the captain ordered the ship to run aground on what is now Bermuda.   Some good reading on the matter is found:

The Sea Venture was also the namesake of a cruise liner which operated between the USA and Bermuda in the 1970s for Flagship Cruises, before being obtained by Princess Cruises, which renamed her the Pacific Princess. She was subsequently used in the television show The Love Boat.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Venture

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Meet the family for July 27th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Almira Walker
died 143 years ago today in 1867 at age 52 in Friendship, New York.  Almira is the boys' 4th great-grandmother via her marriage to Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and their 8th cousin 6 times removed via her relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

SPARKS/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Electa Sparks
died 140 years ago today, in 1870 at age 73 in Friendship, New York. On the same day as her daughter Almira died 3 years earlier.  Electa is the boys' 5th great-grandmother.  She married Cady R. Walker in 1813 and begot the afore mentioned Almira Walker in 1814.

SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Shirley
died 439 years ago today, in 1571 at age 56.  This is early Cotton stuff.  Francis is the boys' 13th great-grandfather.  Francis married Dorothy Gifford and begot Elizabeth Shirley in 1540.  Liz married Thomas Cotton and begot Andrew Cotton who married Joane and they begot William Serg Cotton in 1610.  Serg married Ann Graves July 10th, 1637 in Accomack, VA and begot Rev, John Cotton in 1643. John married Mary Marie Stowe in 1666 in Concord, Mass. and they begot Samuel Cotton in 1676.  Samuel is the boys' 8th great grandfather and the husband of Experience Hall.  They were married February 28, 1716 in Middletown, CT.

GAINES/WARNER/HALL-WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines and Susannah Warner's
272 anniversary is today, married in 1738. Susannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed via Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward and their 2nd cousin 9 times removed via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.  Susannah's mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and sister of Experience Hall, and Susannah Hall's grandmother is Phoebe Fenner.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Hall i
s 316 years old today, born in 1694.  Interestingly, Mary Hall is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and the sister of Experience Hall and Susannah Hall.  Making Mary also the boy's 1 cousin 10 times removed, via her relationship with William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, her grandparents.

GAINES/WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines, Sr
. died 262 years ago today, in 1748 at age 73 in Middletown,  CT.  John is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed's husband's father. John married Naomi Hale and begot John Gaines, Jr. in 1712.  John, Jr. married Susannah Warner, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and her sister is Experience Hall.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FARTHING/REEVES/WOODEN
Beth Ann Farthing
is 46 years old today, born in 1964. Beth is the Partner of Steve's 1st cousin once removed, Donald Reeves, Jr.  Donald and Beth have not gotten married and have one son, Donald Boyd Reeves III, born in 2001.  Donald's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Sr. Steve's granduncle and brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr.  Steve's grandfather.

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Johnnye Douzie Garrison
died 13 years ago today, in 1997 at age 81 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama. Johnnye is Steve's great-grandaunt who married Eldred Maurice Sims in 1935.  Johnnye's sister is Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOETTER/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Orville Goetter
died 12 years ago today, in 1997 at age 93 in Belleville, St. Clair, Illiniois.  Orville is Steve's great-granduncle's wife's uncle.  His brother is Paul W. Goetter who married Vernetta Bohnenstiehl in 1922 and begot Mildred L. Goetter the wife of Steve's great-granduncle, John W. Steible.  John is the brother of Al Steible and the youngest of the clan.  John died in 1999.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan
died 39 years ago today, in 1971 at age 44 in Fayetteville, GA. Evelyn is Ella and Mason's 1/2 great-grandaunt, the sister of Cecil Robert Hulgan via different mothers.  Evelyn's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill.  Of course, both of their fathers are Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Joseph M. Martin
is 183 years old today, born in 1827.  Joe is Ella and Mason's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Delila Caroline Martin who married William H. West in 1850 and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and are Ella and Mason's great-grandparents.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher, Jr
. is 99 years old today, born in 1911.  James is Tara and Calum's great-granduncle, the brother of Horace Savage Naugher who married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara and Calum's great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

HUTCHINS/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Roda Carrie Hutchins
is 103 years old today, born in 1907.  Roda is the Wife of the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne.  Robert is the brother of  Donie Mae Mayne who married Oscar Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Barnett
died 142 years ago today in 1868.  William is the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Abel M. Barnett (1813-1864).  Abel married Rachel and begot 7 children with David A. Barnett, the kids' 4th great-grandfather being the first born.  David married Jane C. and they begot 7 children with Lucy E. Barnett being the first born.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer in 1875 and they are the kids' 3rd great-parents.




Monday, July 26, 2010

Meet the family for July 26th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Ira Cotton
is 142 years old today, born in 1868.  George is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle whose brother is Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Their parents are Mary Hazelitt and Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Junius Declose Galt
is 117 years old today, born in 1893.  Junius is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, whose sister is Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, Jr
. is 75 years old today, born in 1935, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!!  John is Steve's grandfather and the father of Mittie Reeves, Steve's mother.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Louise J. Stanford
died 173 years ago today in 1837 at age 1 year 25 days having been born July 1, 1836. Louise is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford, born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.  Louise was the first born of their 12 children and David was the second born, having been born just 4 months after his older sister's death.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McNAUGHT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John McNaught
is 222 years old today, born in 1788. Born in Trione Parish Toronto, Ireland, John is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Martha Jane Wooden born in 1765 and married George McNaught in Trione Parish, Toronto, Ireland in 1781.  They had 5 children, all born in Ireland, with John being the 4th born.  Martha's brother is Robert Miller Wooden, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, born in Oldham, Kentucky January 1, 1796.  He married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit and they begot 10 children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being the last born in 1833.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meet the family for July 25th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WAKEMAN/HOPKINS/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wakeman, Jr.
is 380 years old today, born in 1630. John is the boys' 10th great granduncle and their 2nd cousin 12 times removed.  He is their uncle via his sister Helena Wakeman who married Lt. John Talcott, Jr. and begot Hannah Talcott the boys' 9th great-grandmother who married Nathan Gold, Jr. and begot Samuel Gold.  He is their 2nd cousin via his mother Elizabeth Hopkins, the boys' 11th great-grandmother and their 1st cousin whose father is William Hopkins, their 12th great-grandfather and their great-granduncle via his brother Stephen Hopkins also the boys' 12th great-grandfather.


BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Burr
is 335 years old today, born in 1675. Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, her father John Burr, Sr. is their 9th great-granduncle and the brother of Daniel Burr, their 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover in 1678 and begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694 who married the afore mentioned Elizabeth Wakeman in 1722.  They begot Ellen Burr in 1736 who married Abel Gold and they begot Talcott Gold in 1759.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PAYNE/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lou Dovie Payne
died 14 years ago today, in 1996 at age 73 in Piedmont, Calhoun, AL. Lou is the second wife of the Kids' 3rd great-granduncle, Grover Cleveland McMurrey whose sister is Ida Jane McMurray.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert Fletcher Chambers
is 130 years old today, born in 1880.  Robert is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, his brother being Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's paternal Great-grandmother.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Meet the family for July 24th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COLLIUS/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Friedrike Collius
is 211 years old today, born in 1799.  She is the mother of the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Slow Day.  Friedrike, from Baden Wurttembery, Germany, married Christoph Heinrich Jaeger and begot Gustavus Jaeger in 1838.  Gustavus, also from Germany came to the states and married Helen Altana Powers June 26, 1869 in Sandusky, Ohio.  The begot 6 children, the first being Lucy Powers Jaeger born in 1870.  But Helen's mother is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold.

FITCH/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sara Fitch
is 379 years old today, born in 1631.  Sara is the wife of boys' 9th great-granduncle, John Burr, Sr.  John's brother is Daniel Burr, the boys' 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover and begot Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in June of 1722 and begot 11 children, the 8th being Ellen Burr who later married Abel Gold and together are the parents of Talcott Gold.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Ora Edge
is 124 years old today, born in 1886.  Ora is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge the kids' 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Thomas Hulgan
died 216 years ago today in 1794 at age 44. Thomas is Ella and Mason's 6th great-grandfather.  He married Fanny Ray  May 8, 1784 in Orange, NC and begot 4 chidren with Stephen Hulgan being the 2nd born.  Stephen married Sarah Miller October 15, 1808 in Randolph NC and they begot 6 children with George Washington Hulgan being the 4th born.  George moved to Tennessee in Knox county where he married Dialtha Almeda Luttrell June 8, 1848 and they begot 5 boys, with John Miller Hulgan being the second born. George moved to Alabama some time before John Miller Hulgan was born in 1852.  John met and married Ruth J. Copeland in Dekalb, Alabama November 15, 1871.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meet the family for July 23rd

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BOLTON/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John W. Bolton
is 110 years old today, born in 1900.  John is the Husband of Lena Parker, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Ida Jane McMurray, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lee Vernon McMurrey
died 133 years ago today in 1877. Lee is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909, who is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lt., John Talcott, Jr.
died 322 years ago today in 1688 at the age of 56, in Hartford, CT. John is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Braintree, Essex, England in 1632.  He married Helena Wakeman in 1650.  Going back in time, Helena's parents are John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins, the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  Elizabeth's parents are William Hopkins and Helen Vickaris, the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  But, William's brother is the famous Stephen Hopkins a passenger on the Mayflower.  So William is also the boys' 12th great-granduncle.

Side bar:  Stephen Hopkins first came to the new world via the ship "Sea Venture"  he organized a mutiny after the ship was stranded in Bermuda.  He was captured and sentenced to death, but later talked his was out of it and went back to England to later come over on the Mayflower.  For further information on the Sea Venture go to  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Venture  PS: the wreak of the Sea Venture is said to have inspired William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward III
is 295 years old today, born in 1715.   Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle via his sister Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton.  He is also the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed, via his great-grandfather, William Ward's daughter Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Virtle Josephine Stanford
is 116 years old today, born in 1894. Virtle is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865 who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the parents of Walter William Wooden.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Meet the family for July 22nd

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Horace Savage Naugher
is 113 years old today, born in 1897.  Horace died in 1975 at age 77 in Cherokee County Nursing Home, Centre, AL. Horace is Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather, in 1920.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry in 1946.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton Taylor
is 176 years old today, born in 1834.  He died at age 79 in 1914.  Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  The son and first born to Deacon, Frankin Taylor and Sally Ann Cotton, the daughter of Ira Cotton and Sally Gold, the boys' 5th great-grandparents, both from Middletown, CT.

LE FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob C. Le Fevre
died 114 years ago today in Marion, Iowa at age 63.  Jacob is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  The son of Isaac Le Fevre and Mary Cooper.  Isaac is the brother of  Marry Magdelaine Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married James Johnson from Kentucky March 4th 1824 in Salem IN.  They begot 10 children, the 5th being, Amanda Johnson in 1833 who married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  Andrew and Amanda begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860 and Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford October 29, 1884 in IL.  They begot Walter William Wooden, the boys' great grandfather and Leroy Oliver Wooden, the boys great-granduncle.  Leroy married Bessie A. Wolfe and they begot Carl K. Wooden and the next gentleman, Kenneth Wendell Wooden.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Kenneth Wendell Wooden
died 4 years ago today in 2006 in Cassville, Barry, MO at age 82.  He is buried where he was born, in Appleton City, St. Clair, MO. Kenneth is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.  He married Lillis Biles in the 1940's and had twins that died in 1946 and Kenetta Wooden, a girl that also died at birth in 1948.  Finally they begot Kay Marlene Ferguson in 1951.  Kay is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed.  Kay has been married twice.  The first time to Jim Lockerby in 1970.  They had two children, Loey Rana Lockerby in 1971 and David Joseph Lockerby in 1976.  Loey is a movie critic for the newspaper in Kansas City, Kansas and isn't married.  David married Angela McClain in June of 2000 and they have a boy named Riley Charles Lockerby, born in 2005.  David works for a custom metal shelving company in Houston Lake, MO.  Loey and David are the boys' 3rd cousin and David's son Riley is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.









Riley
 

 





David and Loey


BATES/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton and Lydia Bates
' 315th anniversary is today, married in 1695.  This is one of those situations that if not for the death of Samuel's first spouse Lydia Bates, none of us would exist.  You know, the butterfly effect.  Lydia Bates was born in 1673 in Chelmsford, MA.  She married Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandfather July 22, 1695 in Chelmsford.  They begot 7 children from 1697 to 1713.  Ebenezer Cotton was born some time in 1713 but I suspect that it was just before September 9th, because that is when Lydia died.  With 6 children (one other died very young) all under the age of 16, Samuel apparently needed some help.  He married Experience Hall (8 years his junior) February 28, 1716 in Middletown, , Connecticut where Experience was born.  They had 4 more children of their own, with their second child, William Cotton, being the boys' 7th great-grandfather making all of this possible. As an interesting side bar, William Cotton married Rebeckah Ward, his 2nd cousin in 1742.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Meet the family for July 21st

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lillie Jane Burt
died 108 years ago today in 1902 at age 28 in Lebanon, AL.  Lillie is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lillie's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th Great-grandaunt, the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather. 

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lillie Jane Hulgan
died 68 years ago today in 1942 at age 69 in Dekalb, AL. This Lillie is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.


BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Sudie Seay Bagley
is 98 years old today, born in 1912. Sudie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandmother and the wife of Edward McPhail Bridgforth.  Sudie and Edward begot 3 boys, Edward Bridgforth in 1935, William Bagley Bridgforth in 1938 and John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.  John (Jack) is the father of Andrew Bagley Bridgforth and Bryan Wooden Bridgforth. Sudie's parents are Edward Garland Bagley  from Virgina and Ethel Clare Hethorn.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meet the family for July 20th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Asia Minor Stanford
died 75 years ago today in 1935 at the age of 62 in Fannin, Texas. Asia is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deborah A VanCise
died 100 years ago today in 1910 at age 91. Deborah is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed. Her mother is Polly Cotton, the boys 5th great-grandaunt. Polly's brother is Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold in 1811.











  Deborah A. VanCise


WILLICKE/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Esther Ann Willicke
died 337 years ago today in 1673 at age 83 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. Esther is the boys' 11th great-grandmother.  She married John Hall and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown, CT in 1645.  They begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Fenner
is 393 years old today, born in 1617. Thomas is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, the brother of Phoebe Fenner.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall in Middletown in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

ENNIS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKIN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
William Houston Ennis
is 142 years old today, born in 1868. William is the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, Mary Elizabeth Starling.  Mary's brother is Wiley B. Starling, the girls 4th great-grandfather. Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and they begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920.

BARNETT/MYER/HULGAN/KNOWLES-HOSLER
Elizabeth Jane Barnett
is 186 years old today, born in 1824.Elizabeth is the kids' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Abel M. Barnett, the kids' 5th great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

LUTTRELL/HULGAN/HOSLER
Dialtha Almeda Luttrell
died 150 years ago today in 1860 at age 30 in Cater, MO. Dialtha married George Washington Hulgan in Knox Tenn. in 1848.  They begot John Miller Hulgan in 1852.  John married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 in Dekalb, AL and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876. Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's great-grandfather in 1905.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Meet the family for July 19th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Gold
is 209 years old today, born in 1801. Daniel is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, his father is Abel Gold, the boys' 6th great-granduncle and the brother of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  While we are talking Golds.  I must tell you that one of our distant cousins came by the house to tell us about the family of Golds.  She is Peggy Bright, the boys' 8th cousin twice removed. Our connection is Thomas Ruggles Gold, the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Thomas was a US Representative from New York.  Here is his Bio:
Thomas Ruggles Gold
Date of Birth:     4 Nov 1764
Date of Death:     24 Oct 1827
Elected Office(s):     Representative
Elected Date(s):     4 Mar 1809
[4 Mar 1815]
State:     New York, Connecticut
Country:     USA
Biography:     a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., November 4, 1764; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Conn.; settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1792; assistant attorney general of New York 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1796-1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; served in the State assembly in 1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, N.Y., where he died October 24, 1827; interment in Grand View Cemetery.


 
HOPKINS/WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hopkins
died 363 years ago today in 1647.  William is the boys' 12th great-grandfather twice and 12th great-granduncle once.  His parents are Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole and his brother is Stephen Hopkins, one of the passengers on the Mayflower.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Burt
is 140 years old today, born in 1870.  Martha is Ella and Mason's first cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt born in Dog Town, AL and died in Lebanon, AL.  Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock and begot Ruth J. Copeland Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1876.

   John Miller Hulgan with his cotton load.













MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Michael Hooten
is 23 years old today, born in 1987.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL.  Michael is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His mother is Melinda Beck, the kids' 1st cousin twice removed and sister of Susan Beck.  Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer (Aunt Jane), the kids' great-grandaunt and the sister of Roland Max Myer, the kids' Great-grandfather.

ANDREWS/BROWN
Nancy Andrews Brown
is 67 years old today, born on this day in 1943, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY! Nancy is the wife of the kids' great-granduncle, Jerrel Brown.  Nancy was born in Lafayette, Tennessee and married Jerrel Thomas Brown Sepember 14, 1962.  They begot 4 children, Yolanda Brown 1963, Tarrel Brown 1964, Mitch Brown 1970-1975 and Loucretia Brown 1973, who are all the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Christopher Stewart Naugher
is 17 years old today, born in 1993.  Chris is the son of Calum Stewart Naugher, Tara's 1/2 brother, making Chris her 1/2 nephew.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!!!!

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Sudie Seay Bagley
died 17 years ago today in 1993.  Sudie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandmother, the mother of their father John Baskerville Bridgforth.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Meet the family for July 18th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Alice Cora Starling
died 44 years ago today in 1966 at age 88. Alice is the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 6 Edge children.  Cora Augusta Edge, the second born, married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot 11 Myer children between 1921 and 1943.

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Mattie Carolyn Edge
is 135 years old today, born in 1875.  Mattie is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph is the husband of the aforementioned Alice Cora Starling.

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Jefferson Everhart
is 161 years old today, born in 1849. Thomas is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  He lived to see 89 years, dieing in 1938 in Cedar Township, Pettis, MO.  He married Mary Jane Martin and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.  Elmer married Margret Izora Sims in 1902 and begot 10 children, Lola Ray Everhart was the second child.  She was born in 1906 and married Al Steible and had only one child, Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden in November of 1950.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Henry C. Savage
is 129 years old today, born in 1881.  Henry is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage.  Henry was born in July and died in November of the same year.  He was the 14th of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.

Meet the family for July 17th

NAUGHER - FAMILY LINE

EUBANKS/NAUGHER
George Wilson Eubanks and Mary Elizabeth Naughe
r's 69th anniversary is today, married in 1941.  Elizabeth is Tara and Calum's grandaunt.  Her brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Gerald Wayne McMurrey died 10 years ago today, in 2000, in Fort Worth, Texas.  H
e was 55 years old.  Gerald is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Gerald's father, Grover Cleveland McMurrey is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Meet the family for July 16th

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
This is kind of a sidebar/special announcement.  Andrew Bagley Bridgforth, Steve Jr's 2nd cousin and Walt, Steve and my 1st cousin once removed, just passed his Medical board exam.  GREAT job Andrew and congratulations from the rest of the family.  His parents are 1st cousin Debbie Wooden Bridgforth and Jack Bridgforth.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bathsheba Austin Stanford
is 155 years old today, born in 1855.  Bath is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford who married his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley on February 27, 1865 and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford on November 25, 1865.  Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Malcom Parker
died 19 years ago today in 1991 at the age of 64 in Cherokee, AL. Malcom is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  He was born in Alabama in 1927, the last of 6 children born to Charles W. Parker and the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne, the 3rd of their 8 children in 1909.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Leola Valentine Crow
is 106 years old today, born in 1904. Leola is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Jasper Lee Crow, 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Jasper's father is 4th great-granduncle, Isaac Allen Crow, Jr. the brother of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow who married Mary Jane Cothern, May 2, 1872 and begot 11 children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Meet the family for July 15th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Myer is 130 years old today, born in 1880.  John is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, the father of Corrie Myer, Orvil Myer, Henry Oates Myer and Lois I. Myer.  His parents are Dedrick Henry Meyer and Lucy E. Barnett. 


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Mary Zepho Naugher
is 103 years old today, born in 1906.  Mary is Tara and Calum's great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Horace Savage Naugher, via their father, Moses Service Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Meet the family for July 14th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN
Steven Ray Wooden, Sr
. is 54 years old today.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!!!!!  Steve was born in Dallas, Texas in 1956 and now lives in Albion, Nebraska.  Steve is Steve Jr's father and the husband of Mittie Reeves.  Steve's parents are Jerry J. Wooden, Sr. and Betty L. Steible.  Steve is in the midst of  Duke University's Doctoral program in his field of anesthesia.  Steve is a pilot, and currently holds the position of chairman of the state Aeronautics board, having been appointed by the governor.  Steve has held the position of Chairman of the Nebraska State Board of Health and Tres. of the national CRNA association.  Last year Steve was the only person to ever receive the two highest awards in his field. Steve is a good son, brother, husband, father and human.  If more people had the dedication and love that Steve has, this would be a perfect world.  Have a good birthday Steve.

HUBBARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Hubbard
is 244 years old today, born in 1766.  Anna is the boys' 6th great-grandmother, the wife of Thomas Cotton.  They were married in Middletown, CT October 31, 1787.  Their first born of 5 was Ira Cotton who later married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Ira and Sally begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt., John Boradell Denison
is 364 years old today, born in 1646.  The Captain is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed, Phebe Lay.  Phebe's mother is Sarah Fenner the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother and the sister of Thomas Ward, Sr. the boys' 9th great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

GRIFFIN/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Arthur E. Griffin
is 120 years old today, born in 1890.  Arthur is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, born in Sharon, Weakley, Tennessee.  Arthur's mother is Clemontina Brown, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Oscar Routh Brown, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  Their parents are Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  Oscar was the 7th of their 11 Brown children.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow and begot 5 children, the last being Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar T. Brown married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Thomas Alvin Crow
is 113 years old today, born in 1897.  Thomas is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 5 times removed, Jasper Lee Crow.  Thomas is the 8th of 12 children born to Deborah Emmaline Sanders and Jasper Lee Crow.  Jasper's father is Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the kids' 4th great-granduncle and brother of John Christopher Crow who was the 5th born to 5th great-grandfather, Isaac Allen Crow, Sr. and Grandmother Sarah Alice Cox.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Meet the family for July 13th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Cotton
died 307 years ago today in 1703 at the age of  5 months.  She was born in Middletown, CT February, 10, 1703. Hannah is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, born to Samuel Cotton and Lydia Bates, Hannah was the 4th of their 7 children.  Lydia Bates died giving birth to their last child, Ebenezer Cotton in 1713.  Samuel remarried to Experience Hall in 1716 and they had 4 more Cotton childrenWilliam Cotton, their 2nd child is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Juanita M. Galt
is 115 years old today, born in 1895.  Juanita is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd Great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Peter Brown
died 110 years ago today in 1900 at the age of 54. Peter is the younger brother of the aforementioned Charlotte Brown and is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Meet the family for July 12th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Ernest Jaegar
is 134 years old today, born in 1876.  Charles is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, via their mother Sally Gold..

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

AKINS/STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Archibald Stewart and Rachel Akins'
206th anniversary is today, married in 1804 in Rock Hill, York, South Carolina when he was 22 and she was 19 years old.  Archi and Rachel are Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandparents.  They begot 12 children with John Thomas Stewart being the 8th born.  John, who was killed in the Civil War, married Emily Caroline Bale and they begot 11 children of their own.  Their first born was Frances Matilda Stewart, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother who along with her husband Frances Marion Savage, produced 17 children of their own, in her relatively short life of 43 years.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Burt
died 75 years ago today in 1935 at age 67 in Dekalb, AL. John is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed and the husband of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, Lillie Jane Hulgan. Lillie and John are first cousins.  John's mother is Tempa Copeland, Lillie's grandaunt and Tempa's parents, John Copeland and Martha Baxter are Lillie's great-grandparents.  Their first born, Tillman R. Copeland is Lillie's grandfather and their daughter, Ruth J. Copeland is Lillie's mother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Melba Cora Myer
is 82 years old today, born in 1928.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELBA!  Melba is the kids' great-grandaunt, and the sister of Roland Max Myer.  Melba is the 5th of the 11 Myers born to Dedrich Homer Myer and Cora Augusta Edge.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Meet the family for July 11th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Gold
is 293 years old today, born in 1717. Daniel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the brother of Abel Gold.  Daniel was born in Fairfield, CT and died in Redding CT in 1775 at age 58.  His parents are Samuel Gold and Esther Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  His brother Abel married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gould
died 360 years ago today in 1650 at age 66 in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England where he was born in 1584. John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Judith in 1603 in Bovingdon, Harts, , England and begot the Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. in 1623. 

One of the subjects of today's post was Nathan Gold.  This is a little info I've uncovered on their family:

Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1694-1761, married Mary Ruggles of Guiolford, Conn.  He was the fifth child of Nathan, Jr. and ther son Rev. Hezekiah Gold had a son Thomas Gold, 1760-1827 (the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed), who acquired great wealth and married Martha Marsh.  They had a large and imposing residence in East Street, Pittsfield, Mass.  In this fine residence stood the "Old Clock on the Stairs" the subject of an immortal poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Old Clock on the Stairs

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Somewhat back from the village street
Stands the old-fashioned country-seat.
Across its antique portico
Tall poplar-trees their shadows throw;
And from its station in the hall
An ancient timepiece says to all, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Half-way up the stairs it stands,
And points and beckons with its hands
From its case of massive oak,
Like a monk, who, under his cloak,
Crosses himself, and sighs, alas!
With sorrowful voice to all who pass, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

By day its voice is low and light;
But in the silent dead of night,
Distinct as a passing footstep's fall,
It echoes along the vacant hall,
Along the ceiling, along the floor,
And seems to say, at each chamber-door, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Through days of sorrow and of mirth,
Through days of death and days of birth,
Through every swift vicissitude
Of changeful time, unchanged it has stood,
And as if, like God, it all things saw,
It calmly repeats those words of awe, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

In that mansion used to be
Free-hearted Hospitality;
His great fires up the chimney roared;
The stranger feasted at his board;
But, like the skeleton at the feast,
That warning timepiece never ceased, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

There groups of merry children played,
There youths and maidens dreaming strayed;
O precious hours! O golden prime,
And affluence of love and time!
Even as a miser counts his gold,
Those hours the ancient timepiece told, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

From that chamber, clothed in white,
The bride came forth on her wedding night;
There, in that silent room below,
The dead lay in his shroud of snow;
And in the hush that followed the prayer,
Was heard the old clock on the stair, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

All are scattered now and fled,
Some are married, some are dead;
And when I ask, with throbs of pain,
"Ah! when shall they all meet again?"
As in the days long since gone by,
The ancient timepiece makes reply, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Never here, forever there,
Where all parting, pain, and care,
And death, and time shall disappear, —
Forever there, but never here!
The horologe of Eternity
Sayeth this incessantly, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Lott Walker Savage
died 52 years ago today in 1958 at age 85 in California.  He was born in 1872 in Alabama. Lott is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Sallie E. Savage.  Lott was number 8 of the 17 boys and girls born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Frances Parlee "Pearl" Walker
is 126 years old today, born in 1884.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, James Noel "Smokey" Everhart, the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandfather, Elmer Elsworth Everhart.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Meet the family for July 10th

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS
Brandon Max Hawkins
is 26 years old today, born in 1984.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDO!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Charles W. Parker
is 130 years old today, born in 1880.  Charles is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray, who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Leland Smith
died 28 years ago today in 1982 at the age of 19 in Erlangen, Germany.  David is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  His father is still living and I don't know his name, but David's grandfather is Arnot Mathew Smith, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Arnot's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and her father is Morgan R. Cleveland, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

JENNINGS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ellen Jennings
is 242 years old today, born in 1768.  Ellen is the wife of the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Issac Gold.  Issac's brother is Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally gold
is 228 years old today, born in 1782.  Sally is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, who as mentioned above, married Ira Cotton.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Eldred Maurice Sims
died 21 years ago today in 1989 at age 78 in Decatur, Alabama. Eldred is the husband of Steve's great-grandaunt, Johnnye Douzie Garrison who is the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Sarah Eloise Garrison who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
died 71 years ago today in 1939 at age 48.  Thomas (Uncle Ernie) was believed to have been gay.  In a bit of extreme irony closed himself in the families hall closet and shot himself to death with a pistol according to Betty Wooden.  Ernie was the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims. Ernie may have been the subject of a song written by "The Who" in the early 1970's called "The Pin Ball Wizard" but that fact is unsubstantiated.


Friday, July 09, 2010

Meet the family for July 9th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Marietta Burt
is 117 years old today, born in 1893.  Marietta is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland who married Taletha Jane Whitlock and begot Ruth J. Copeland.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather and Lillie Jane Hulgan, who married John Henry Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Burt
died 44 years ago today in 1966.  Martha is Marietta's sister and is also Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed. She died on her sisters birthday at the age of 95.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Samuel Chambers
died 73 years ago today in 1937.  William is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle.  He died at age 64.  His brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd Great-grandfather who married Dellia Keever  and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's great-grandmother.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lay
died 321 years ago today in 1689.  Robert is the husband of the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, Sarah Fenner.  Sarah's sister is Phoebe Fenner who married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall in 1684.

PHELPS/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Phelps
died 351 years ago today in 1659.  Sarah is the first wife of the boys' 10th great-grandfather, William Ward.  They begot 1 child, William Ward, the boys' 1/2-9th great-granduncle.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Fred Douglas Bellows and Helen Mar Cotton's
91st anniversary is today, married in 1919 in Albany, Gentry, Missouri when he was 25 and she was 21. Fred is the husband of the boys' great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton.  Helen's sister, Marie Antoinette Cotton, is the boys' great-grandmother, who married Walter William Wooden, Sr.

WOODEN/JOHNSON-FAMILY LINE

FIDLER/MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Tom Fidler
died 42 years ago today in 1968.  Tom is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Flora Bell Moore.  He died in Marion, Indiana at age 76.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN
Yolanda Brown
is 47 years old today, born in 1963, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOLANDA!  Yolanda is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Her parents are her father Jerrel Thomas Brown, the kids' great-granduncle and his wife Nancy Andrews.  Jerrel is the brother of Ella Ween Brown, the kids' great-grandmother.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Mary Elizabeth Sanford
is 143 years old today, born in 1867.  Mary is Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah Jane's father is 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher born in 1821.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton Alabama, November 2, 1847 and they begot 6 children, with the 2nd being Moses Service Naugher born in 1851

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Meet the family for July 8th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jabez Walker
is 342 years old today, born in 1668.  Jabez is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Born to William Walker and Sarah Snow, Jabez is a third generation Mayflower descendant.  His Grandmother is Constance Hopkins who came over on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins in 1620.  Jabez married Elizabeth Fuller in 1699 and begot Jeremiah Walker, Richard Walker and Sarah Walker.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Ward
died 249 years ago today in 1761 at age 83.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle twice.  His sister is Phoebe Ward and his brother is Thomas Ward, Sr..  Their parents are William Ward and Phoebe Fenner

Side bar:  There are 138 John's in our combined family lines!

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Jane Naugher
died 86 years ago today in 1924 at age 74.  Jane is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Moses Service Naugher.

JENNINGS/HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Kevin Jennings and Cristy Dale Hawkins'
4th anniversary is today,  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU GUYS!!

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BAXTER/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Baxter
is 199 years old today, born in 1811.  Martha is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandmother.  She married John Copeland in 1835 in St. Clair co. AL and begot Tillman R. Copeland.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan November 15, 1871 in DeKalb co. AL.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES

William Mitchell Mayne is 132 years old today, born in 1878.  William is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Ida Jane McMurray in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown.



Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Meet the family for July 7th

Big Alabama day!!!

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


HULGAN/HOSLER
Aaron Hosler and Kellie Marie Hulgan's
3nd wedding anniversary is today,  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KELLIE AND AARON.

HULGAN
Duard Robert Hulgan
is 57 years old today, born in 1953.  Duard is Kellie's father.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUARD!

HULGAN
Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan
is 83 years old today, born in 1927.  Evelyn is Ella and Mason's 1/2 Great-grandaunt, born in Fort Payne and died July 27, 1971 in Fayetteville, GA at the age of 44.  Evelyn's father is Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, but Evelyn's mother is Bonnie Dobbs, Thomas' 2nd wife.  Thomas had 4 children with Bonnie, Ruth Hulgan (1922-?), Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan (1927-1971), Audrey Christine Hulgan (1929-1987) and Robert Eugene Hulgan (1935-2003).  But first Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot 6 starter children, Ina I. Hulgan, Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ruford E. Hulgan, Lurley G. Hulgan, Ruba L. Hulgan and Grady F. Hulgan.  Cecil is Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
William H. West
is 184 years old today, born in 1826. William is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Delila Caroline Martin in Hall Co. GA August 29, 1850 and begot 5 children, the 2nd one being Sarah Matilda West, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers in Hall co. in 1871 and begot 9 children of their own.  the 6th being Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot 4 children, the 3rd being Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's Great-grandmother and the mother of the birthday boy, Duard Robert Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Jenny Lynn Naugher
is 61 years old today, born in 1949.  Jenny is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  Her father is Howard Milton Naugher, Tara and Calum's Granduncle and Howard's brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's Grandfather.

NAUGHER
Norman Naugher
is 84 years old today, born in 1926, Norman is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin twice removed.  Norman's father is James Loid Naugher, Tara's great-granduncle.  James' brother is Tara's great-grandfather, Horace Savage Naugher the father of the aforementioned Moses S. Naugher and Howard Milton Naugher.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert Franklin Mayne
is 109 years old today, born in 1901.  Robert is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, born in Blue Pond, Al to William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurray, Robert is the bother of Donie Mae Mayne.  Donie is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.


COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL-WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cornelia Hall
is 230 years old today, born in 1780.  Cornelia is the both the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, via Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward and their 3rd cousin 8 times removed, via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.  Cornelia's father is Timothy Hall and his father is Samuel Hall, Jr..  Samuel's parents are Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Wooden
is 176 years old today, born in 1834.  Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Born in Oldham, Jefferson, Kentucky to John Wooden and Lucy Souther, Isaac was the 4th of their 7 children,  His father John Wooden is the boys' 5th great-granduncle and the brother of Robert Wooden who married Jan Barnhill in Kentucky on February 26, 1809 and they begot the boys' 4th great-grandfather Robert Miller Wooden in 1796.  Robert is the one who married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit February 18, 1819 in Kentucky and begot 10 children with the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden being the last born.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Wooden
is 176 years old today, born in 1834.  Abe is also the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, being the twin brother of the aforementioned Isaac Wooden.  Abe died in 1910 at age 75 in Ellis Texas while Isaac lived to be 86 dieing in Carlisle, Kentucky, Sepember 10, 1920.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Meet the family for July 6th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher
is 126 years old today, born in 1884.  James is Tara and Calum's Great-granduncle.  He married Minnie Lee Roberts and had 11 Naugher children between 1900 and 1928.  James was the oldest of the 7 full children that his parents, Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage had.  Moses also had 6 children with Marriell Burrow.  James' brother is Horace Savage Naugher who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
May Bell Stanford
is 125 years old today, born in 1885.  May is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, via David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley and also the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, via James S Kenley and Mary Jane Gill. May Bell is the daughter of James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, where James' father is David Stanford who was married to both Amanda Jane Kenley and her sister Nancy Ann Kenley.  James S. Kenley and Mary Jane Gill are Amanda and Nancy's parents where David Stanford is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Amanda, his first wife is just the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward, Jr.
died 281 years ago today in 1729 at age 44 in Middletown, CT. Here is another double relation.  Thomas is the boys' 8th great-grandfather via his marriage to Rebecka Birnham.  He is also the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, via his grandmother Phoebe Fenner.  Going straight down the line from Thomas Ward, Jr. to his progeny, Rebeckah Ward, makes him the boys' 8th great-grandfather Rebeckah Ward married William Cotton whose parents are Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.  Going up the line Thomas Ward, Sr.'s parents are William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great grandparents.  They begot not only Thomas Ward, Sr., but Phoebe Ward the boys' 9th great grandmother and 9th great-grandaunt.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall who married into the Cotton line when she married Samuel Cotton.  They begot William Cotton who later marries Rebeckah Ward, his second cousin, the daughter of Thomas Ward, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham.  Wow, long way to go but we got there.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Meet the family for July 5th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amelia Burr
is 243 years old today, born in 1767.  Amelia is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Amelia's father is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr, the brother of Ellen Burr, who married Abel Gold and are the parents of Talcott Gold.  Interestingly, Amelia's mother was also married to Abel Gold making Abel Amelia's stepfather.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Burr
is 243 years old today, born in 1767. William is also the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed, because he is the twin brother of the aforementioned Amelia Burr.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Maria Cotton
died 213 years ago today in 1797 at age 1 year 9 months.  Maria is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard in Oct of 1795.  Maria's older brother is Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton.

BANKS/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marianna Banks
died 240 years ago today in 1770 at age 24 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Marianna is the boys' second cousin 8 times removed.  Marianna was the first of the 3 children born to Gershom Banks and his 2nd wife Hannah Bradley who is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hannah's father, John Bradley is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Gershom Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.


STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Effa June Stanford
died 130 years ago today in 1880 at age 2 months.  Effa is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Effa's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER
Mary Luvady Chambers
is 134 years old today, born in 1876.  Mary is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt. Mary's brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers, born in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers (3rd of 4) in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan  and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lula May McCutcheon
died 54 years ago today in 1956 at age 69 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama.  Lula is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.  She married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.  Lula's family consisted of her parents, John Davis McCutcheon and Lenore Overstreet, both died in Valhermosa Springs, Morgan, Alabama.  They begot 9 children, where Lula was the 6th of the 9.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Meet the family for July 4th

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Marshall Cotton
is 161 years old today, born in 1849. Henry is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  He and his brother Hubbard Cotton are 2 of the 3 children born to the boys' 4th great-grandparents, Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Mary and Hubbard are buried in the family plot in Friendship New York, pictured yesterday.

WESSON/ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Young Wesson
died 2 years ago today in 2008 at age 68 in Tyler, Smith, Texas. This is a recently discovered line of cousins.  Thomas is the Husband of the boys' 5th cousin once removed, Diane Rosentreter.  Diane's father is Earnest William Rosentreter, the boys' 4th cousin twice removed.  Earnest's mother is Lucy Powers Jaeger, the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed. Lucy's mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of the boys' 4th great-grandfather, Samuel Cheney Cotton.  David and Samuel's mother is Sally Gold the boys' 5th great-grandmother.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Thomas Garrison
died 92 years ago today in 1918 at age 68 in Morgan, AL.  John is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather, born in Marshall county AL August 28, 1849, he married Martha Demaris Grantland in 1870.  They begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881 (3rd of 6).  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BRANT/McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Pauline Brant
is 96 years old today, born in 1914.  Pauline is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, James Russel McCaw who is the son of William F. McCaw/Johnson and Nora Catherine MooreWilliam is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and Nora is their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Yes they are 1st cousin's once removed.

Side Bar of Note:
If you didn't already know, there were only two of the signers of the Declaration of Independence that later became Presidents of the United States.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.  Both of them died with-in hours of each other on July 4th 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration.


Saturday, July 03, 2010

Meet the family for July 3rd

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Loucretia Brown
is 37 years old, born in 1973.  Cretia is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Cretia's father is Jerrel Thomas Brown, the sister of Ellen Ween Brown, the kids' great-grandmother. Her mother is Nancy Andrews and sher married Scottie Peels November 17, 1990.  They have 3 children, Colton Peels, 1991, Christian Peels 1993, and Savannah Peels 1997.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRETIA!!!!!

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cryus H. Cotton
died 109 years ago today in 1901 at age 77 in Leroy, Mower, Minnesota. Cryus is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed. His father is the boys' 5th great-granduncle Chauncey H. Cotton who married Anna Gold one of the daughters of Talcott Gold.  Chaucey's brother Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather married another of Talcott's daughters, Sally Gold.

  Sally Gold's and Ira Cotton's graves in Friendship, New York. Near Mary H. Cotton and Hubbard

BAYLER/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ketorah Bayler
died 107 years ago today in 1903 at age 61. Ketorah is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Jacob K. Stanford.  Jacob's brother is David Stanford.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

TROTTER/BAGLEY/BRDGFORTH
Julianna Pegram Trotter
died 111 years ago today in 1899 at the age of 75 in Lunemburg, Virginia. Julianna is Bryan and Andrew's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Edward Garland Bagley and they begot Isham Trotter Bagley in 1851.  Isham married Susan Epes Seay October 22, 1874 and they begot the boys' great-grandfather, Edward Garland Bagley in 1884.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Meet the family for July 2nd

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Charity Adeline Holland
is 171 years old today, born in 1839. Charity is the first wife of the kids' 4th great-grandfather John Christopher Crow.  His second wife, Mary Jane Cothern is the kids' 4th great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Mariah Crow, Ella, Caitlyn and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother.  Ella Mariah Crow married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 Brown children, the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown who married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ida Jane McMurray
is 129 years old today, born in Sand Rock, AL in 1881.  She lived until 1960 when she died at age 78.  Ida is the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married William Mitchell Mayne on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  Interestingly, William's mother is Ella Higgins.  William and Ida begot Donie Mae Mayne (3rd of 8) in 1909.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Burr
is 280 years old today, born in 1730 as was his twin brother Seth below.  Daniel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Abigail Glover December 11, 1678 in New Haven, CT and begot the Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Capt Burr married Elizabeth Wakeman in June of 1722 in Fairfield, CT and begot 11 more Burrs, the 8th one being Ellen Burr, born in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold and together are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Samuel Burr
is 280 years old today, born in 1730.  Seth is the son of the afore mentioned Capt. Seth Samuel Burr.  This Seth is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born 5th among his 11 total siblings.

FISH/SILLIMAN/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Fish
died 191 years ago today in 1818 at the age of 82 in Wallingford, CT. Mary is the boys' 7th great-grandfather's wife's brother's wife.  I mention this because I have a good picture.  Mary is Brigadier General, Gold Selleck Silliman's second wife.  The Brigadier is the son of Judge, Ebenezer Silliman who is the father of Amelia Silliman, the wife of the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr.  Ebenezer is the brother of the afore mentioned Seth Samuel Burr and Ellen Burr.

RUGGLES/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Ruggles
died 260 years ago today in 1750 at age 47 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut.  Mary is the wife of the boys' 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold both born to Nathan Gold, Jr. and Hannah Tallcott, the boys' 9th great-grandparents.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
John Naugher
died 120 years ago today in 1890 at age 76 in Cherokee county Alabama.  John is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His father is Jack Naugher Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph Naugher who married Jane Ingram and are Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 7 children with Robert Marion Naugher being the first born.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy and they begot 5 girls and 1 boy, Moses Service Naugher, born in 1851 and Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather.


Thursday, July 01, 2010

Meet the family for July 1st

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Alfred Blane Crow
is 122 years old today, born in 1888.  Al is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle.  His sister is Ella Mariah Crow the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Al and Ella's parents are John Christopher Crow and his second wife Mary Jane Cothern.  Chris was married first to Charity Adeline Holland in March of 1858.  They didn't have any children. Then Chris married Mary Jane Cothern in May of  1872 and they had 11 children.  Ella Mariah was the 3rd and Alfred Blane Crow was the 10th.

WOOD/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Henry Roscoe Wood
died 53 years ago today in 1957 at age 75 in Kings county, California.  Henry is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's brother.  Henry is the brother of Richard Tholian Wood who married Mattie Carolyn Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Mattie's brother is Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

HOOD/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Otto Bradford Hood
is 97 years old today, born in 1913. Otto died April 10, 1988.  He was married to Thelma Lucille Parker, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thelma's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray and their parents are the kids' 4th great-grandparents, William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lay
died 272 years ago today in 1738 at age 84 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut. Robert is the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed. Robert's mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt who's sister is Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward in 1660 in Middletown, CT and begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Louise J. Stanford
is 174 years old today, born in 1836.  Louise is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt whose brother, David Stanford married his second wife and the boys' 3rd great-grandmother, Nancy Ann Kenley in 1865 in Clay county, IL.  They begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865 and she married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oliver Kaufman Wishard
is 151 years old today, born in 1859.  Oliver is the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford.  Catherine is the sister of the afore mentioned Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Banks
died 191 years ago today in 1819 at age 71 in Weston, Fairfield, Connecticut.  Tom is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His mother is Hannah Bradley, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hannah's father is John Bradley, the boys' 8th great-granduncle and the brother of Gershom Bradley the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow, the boys' 6th great-grandmother and the wife of Talcott Gold.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Paul Naugher
is 86 years old today, born in 1924. Paul is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin twice removed.  Paul's father is James Loid Naugher, Tara and Calum's great-granduncle whose brother is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara and Calum's great-grandfather who married Maxie Ruth Smith..



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