Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meet the family for November 30th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Dugar Stanford
is 121 years old today, born in 1889.  Andrew is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandparents.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Josephine Stanford
is 160 years old today born in 1850.  Rebecca is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Tappin
died 298 years ago today in 1712 at the age of 50 in Middletown, CT.  Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Ward. Sr. Dec 6, 1683 in Middletown, CT and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.  Jr. married Rebecka Birnham Aug 28, 1707 in Hartford, CT and begot Rebeckah Ward in 1723, their 4th child born of 6.  Rebeckah Ward married William Cotton Sep 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT and begot their 6th child Thomas Cotton in 1764.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frederick Jeager Banks and Mary Evelyn Dodd's
129th anniversary is today, married in 1881, he at age 24 and she 22.  Fred is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Ira Bradley Banks, their 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Taylor
is 170 years old today born in 1840.  Henry is the boy's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Sally Ann Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and sister of aforementioned Samuel Cheney Cotton.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Minnie Gertrude Burt
died 47 years ago today in 1963 at age 62 in Dekalb, AL.  Minnie is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed and her 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt and sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  Minnie's father is John Henry Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Tempa Copeland Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt and sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Meet the family for November 29th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bradley Banks
is 233 years old today, born in 1777.  Brad is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandmother, Sally Gold.  Sally is the mother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via her second husband Ira Cotton.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
 Sarah J. Cleveland
died 73 years ago today in 1937 at age 80 in Elmira New York.  Sarah is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Her father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of the aforementioned Ira Cotton.

STONER/ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Irene Hannah Stoner
is 110 years old today born in 1900.  Irene is the wife of the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed, Robert Frazier Abell, Sr. whose mother is Lena V. Frazer, 3rd cousin 4 times removed, her mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, 2nd cousin 5 times removed, her mother is Deborah A. VanCise, 1st cousin 6 times removed, her mother is Polly Cotton, 5th great-grandaunt and sister of the aforementioned, Ira Cotton.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lyman Walker
is 186 years old today, born in 1824.  Lyman is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, brother of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather and son of the aforementioned Ira Cotton.

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Browne
is 417 years old today, born in 1593.  Bill is the the boys' 11th great-granduncle, the brother of Sarah Browne who married Arthur Fenner and are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633 who married William Ward in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton and they begot William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard and begot the aforementioned, Ira Cotton.  All roads lead to Ira today.

GREEN/GRIGGS/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Green
died 371 years ago today in 1639 at 49 years old in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  It was tragic really.  She was push from a subway platform and was killed by the train.  Mary is the boys' 11th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Griggs and begot Mary Griggs in 1618.  Mary married Thomas Stowe of Biddenden, Kent, England December 4, 1639 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  They begot 8 children with Mary Marie Stowe being the 3rd born and the boys' 9th great grandmother.  Mary Marie married the Rev. John Cotton around 1666 and they begot Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandfather, the 4th born to their family of 6 children.  Samuel, of course is the husband of Experience Hall and they are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clyde Oliver Stanford
is 127 years old today, born in 1883.  C.O. is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  He was born in Lone Pine, Brown county, Nebraska and died in San Francisco, CA at age 23.  His father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Hugh E. Mayne
  or Ernest Hugh Mayne, died 13 years ago today in 1997 at age 68 in Ocala, Florida.  Hugh is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Robert Franklin Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Jay Hooten's
birthday is today, I don't know what year.  Jay is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, Melinda Beck.  They have two children, Miranda Hooten and Michael Hooten.  Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the girls Great-grandaunt and sister of Dick Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Mitch Brown
is 40 years old today, born in 1970.  Mitch died January 13, 1975 at age 4.  He is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed and the son of Jerrel Thomas Brown the girls' great-granduncle and his wife Nancy.

BROWN/MYER/
HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Doyle Brown
died 12 years ago today.  Doyle is the kids' great-granduncle, the brother of Ella Ween Brown-Myer.  Doyle married Barbara Wilhoite and begot Pam, Gina and Sammy Brown, all are the kids' 1st cousins twice removed.  Pam married Mark Bullard and begot Blake Bullard, the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sally Mae Naugher
is 92 years old today, born in 1918.  Sally is Tara and Calum's grandaunt, the sister of her younger brother, Moses S. Naugher.  Sally died in 1995 at age 76 in Centre, AL.





Sunday, November 28, 2010

Meet the family for November 28th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Delila Caroline Martin
died 105 years ago today in 1905 in Hall county Georgia at age 71. Delila is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandmother.  She married William H. West in 1850 in Hall county, GA and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854. Sarah married John Henry Chambers in 1871 in Hall county, Ga and they begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

STEIBLE/
WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Eugenia (Virginia) Ernestine Steible
is 101 years old today, born in 1909.  Virginia is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of Steve's great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible.

FLORA/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Henry Wilford Conrad and Wihelmina Flora's
135th anniversary is today, married in 1875 when he was 30 and she was 18, in Kansas.  Henry is Steve's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of 4th great-grandmother, Mary Ann Conrad.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  TJ married Mary Jane Martin March 17, 1869 in Lafayette Missouri and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart January 1, 1877 in Sedalia Missouri.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Joseph Naugher
died 131 years ago today in 1879 at age 89 in Cherokee, AL.  Joseph was born in Ireland.  Joseph is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot Robert Marion Naugher in 1821.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in 1847 in Benton, Alabama and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.  Moses of course married Sallie E. Savage in Cherokee County, AL August 3, 1883 and they begot 7 children with the 6th being Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Levinia Jane Earnest
is 206 years old today, born in 1804.  Jane is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in February of 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in December on Christmas.

HAZELITT/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Hazelitt
died 107 years ago today in 1903 at age 67. Mary is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Hubbard Cotton January 16, 1861 in Hector, New York and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married the aforementioned Lotti B. Ray December 13, 1887 in Appleton City, MO.

HUMPHRIES/BIRNHAM/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Humphries
died 284 years ago today in 1726 at age 67 in East Hartford, CT. Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Richard Burnham Birnham and begot Rebecka Birnham in 1685.  Rebecka married Thomas Ward, Jr. in Hartford, CT August 28, 1707 and they begot Rebeckah Ward in 1723.  Rebeckah married William Cotton September 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT. and the begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard in Middletown on October 31, 1787 and they begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.  VP as we used to call him, married Almira Walker in Cuba, New York in 1834.  They begot the aforementioned Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Meet the family for November 27th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KNEFF/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Kneff
is 191 years old today, born in 1819.  Cat is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  She married Isaac Austin Stanford in October of 1835 in Tippecanoe, IN and begot 12 children with David Stanford being the second born.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Cotton
is 255 years old today, born in 1755.  James is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard in Middletown, CT October 31, 1887 and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marie Antoinette Cotton
died 37 years ago today in 1973 just a day after her 82 birthday. in St. Louis MO.  Marie is the boys' great-grandmother.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Gold
is 247 years old today, born in 1763.  This Samuel Gold, and there are three, is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Talcott Gold, born to Abel Gold and Ellen Burr.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, III
is 44 years old today, born in 1966 Happy birthday!  Tre is Steve's uncle.  He married Lisa and begot Johnathan Wesley Reeves in 1988.  His parents are John Wesley Reeves, Jr. and Mary Evelyn Pharris.  Tre shares a birthday with Steve's Great-grandmother and Tre's Grandmother, our next contestant.

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Eloise Garrison
is 101 years old today, born in 1909. Sarah is Steve's Great-grandmother.  She was born in Morgan county, Alabama and died in Henderson county Tennessee April 10, 1981 at the age of 71. Sarah was married to John Wesley Reeves, Sr.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Walter Verdell Hulgan
is 128 years old today, born in 1882. Walter is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, the brother of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather, John Miller Hulgan.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Robert D. Everhart
is 90 years old today, born in 1920.  Robert is steve's great-granduncle, the brother of Lola Rae Everhart-Steible, Steve's great-grandmother.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Meet the family for November 26th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/JOHNSON/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Benjamin Gold and Eleanor Johnson's
226th anniversary is today, married in 1784, he at age 22 and she 16, in Cornwall, Litchfield, CT.    Benjamin is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, Jr. and his father is Hezekiah Gold, Sr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of Talcott Gold. Since Thanksgiving was on a different day almost every year in the beginning, this marriage was not on Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving in 1784 was December 11th.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt. John Boradell Denison and Phebe Lay's
343 anniversary is today, married in 1667, he was 21 and she was 16, in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT. Phebe is the boy's 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward and they begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and are the parents of Experience Hall.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Fenner
is 395 years old today, born in 1615.  Sarah is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Phoebe Fenner.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marie Antoinette Cotton
is 119 years old today, born in 1891.  Mammy as we knew her is the daughter of Lotti B. Ray and Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  She was born in Appleton City, MO.  She met and married Walter William Wooden, Sr. from Champaign Illinois on May 8, 1910.  Marie is the boys' great-grandmother and the mother of Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Walter William Wooden, Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Montie Elberta Wooden
is 101 years old today, born in 1909.  Montie is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the youngest child in the family of 6 whose oldest is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden.  Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford and they begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John B. "Bull" Kelley
is 169 years old today, born in 1841John is the kids' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Lucy Ann Kelley, their 4th great-grandmother.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 McMurrey children with Ida Jane McMurrey being the 3rd born.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Meet the family for November 25th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Archibald Stewart
is 229 year old today, born in 1781.  Archy is Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandfather.  He married Rachel Akins in July of 1804 and begot 12 children with the 8th one being John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale in 1845 and begot 11 more Stewarts.  Frances Matilda Stewart was the first born and she married Frances Marion Savage and as we all know, they begot 17 children.  That is 40 children born in just 3 generations. Not to mention Sally E. Savage, the first born to the Frances', married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 and begot 7 more.  Then their 6th born, Horace Savage Naugher married Maxie Ruth Smith and had 9 of their own.  Ok, the count is 56 children in 5 generations from just the children in Tara and Calum's line.  What a family reunion you could have.

NAUGHER
Margaret Ann Naugher
died 128 years ago today in 1882 at age 24 in Cherokee, AL.  Margaret is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Moses Service Naugher.

WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall
died 299 years ago today in 1711 at age 63 in Guilford, New Haven, CT.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Hall the father of Experience Hall and Sam Jr. mentioned below. Their parents are Richard Hall and Mary Anthony who both came from England to be some of the first settlers of Middletown, Connecticut.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lydia Cotton
is 311 years old today, born in 1699.  Lydia Cotton is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  Lydia is the second daughter of Samuel Cotton, Steve's 8th great-grandfather and his first wife Lydia Bates. Samuel's second wife was Experience Hall, who was our great-grandmother mentioned below.  So Lydia Cotton is only a 1/2 aunt, but still blood via Samuel.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall, Jr
. is 314 years old today, born in 1696.  Samuel Hall is the boys' 8th great-granduncle.  He was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1696.  His parents, Samuel Hall and Phebe Ward were some of the first Puritan settlers of the Colony of Connecticut.  Imagine what is was like back then.  The internet connections must have been very slow. Samuel's sister was the famous Experience Hall the second wife of Samuel Cotton and Steve's 8th great-grandparents.  Samuel is 12 years younger than Experience.  Samuel and Experience were two of 6 children that the Puritan's Samuel and Phebe raised.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hall
is 276 years old today, born in 1735.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is the aforementioned Samuel Hall, Jr. also born on this day, both probably in Middletown, CT.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Chancey Cleveland
is 184 years old today, born in 1826.  Chancey is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather Nancy Ann Cotton married John Platt Cleveland December 27, 1816 in Masonville, New York and begot 14 children with Chancey being the 7th child born.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Leonard Abell and Lena V. Frazer's
114th anniversary is today, married in Wyalusing, Bradford, PA in 1896 when he was 21 and she was 18.  Interestingly, Thanksgiving was on the 26th of November in 1896, so they were married the day before Thanksgiving.  She is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed as outlined below.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Frazier Abell and Irene Hannah Stoner's
84th anniversary is today, which was Thanksgiving day in 1926,  he was age 28 and she age 25 in Warren, Bradford, PA.  Robert is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Lena V. Frazer.  Her mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather and also Nancy Ann Cotton mentioned above.  Their parents being Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard, the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret Jennie Stanford
is 145 years old today, born in 1865 Margaret Jennie Stanford is Steve Jr's great great-grandmother.  She has been referred to with these names, Jane, Jannie, Jennis, Jennie and Margaret.
The first records of her I have are the 1870 Census in Blair, Clay county, Illinois.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Wilson Stanford
is 166 years old today, born in 1844.  Steve's 3rd great-granduncle  William Wilson Stanford.  William was David Stanford's brother who was the father of the aforementioned Margaret Jennie Stanford, if my records are correct.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lou Della McMurrey
died 44 years ago today in 1966 at age 81.  Lou is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley, the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meet the family for November 24th

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Adam Starling
died 205 years ago today in 1805 at age 51 in Johnston county, North Carolina.  Adam is the kids' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Abraham Starling, Jr., the kids' 6th great-grandfather.  Abraham married Charlotte Heart from Cambridgeshire, England and begot John Starling in 1804.  John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers from South Carolina and they begot 12 children, the last being Alice Cora Starling in 1878 who married Joseph Lewis Edge.  They begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902 who married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.  They are the kids' 2nd great-grandparents.

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John A. Starling
died 116 years ago today in 1894 at age 62.  The aforementioned Wiley B. Starling had a brother named John A. Starling born in 1932.  This John is the girls' 4th great-granduncle.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson's
152 anniversary is today, married in 1858, both 25 years old in Owen, IN.  Andrew and Amanda are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 6 children, Joseph R. Wooden, Jeremiah Wooden, Elba Wooden, Minnie Hodges Wooden, Lola Wooden and Harvey Houston Wooden.

MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Glen Moore
died 114 years ago today in 1896 at the age of 2 months having been born September 13, 1896.  James is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Mary Frances Jones, their 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Mary's mother is Maranda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of the aforementioned Amanda Johnson.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ADAMS/NAUGHER
Charles Savage Adams
is 48 years old today, born in 1962.   Charles, Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed, is the son of John Adams and Sandra Rebecca Naugher, the sister of Moses S. Naugher.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Meet the family for November 23rd

WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. and Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Steible's
60th anniversary is today, married in 1950 in Kansas City MO, he at age 23 and she at 22.  They begot Jerry Jr. in 1952 in KC, MO then moved to Dallas, Texas where they begot Steven Ray Wooden, Sr.  Then they moved to Denver, CO where they begot James Price Wooden.  Then they moved to Atlanta, GA where they begot Walter William Wooden.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BEATTIE/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Kathleen M. Beattie
is 52 years old today, born in 1958 in San Francisco, CA.  Kathleen is Steve's 2nd cousin once removed.  Her father is Joseph Roy Beattie, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joseph's mother is Wilhelmia Catherine (Minnie) Steible the sister of Ceasar Alford Steible, Steve's Great-grandfather.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Wylie Archer Everhart
is 121 years old today, born in 1889.  Wylie is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Elmer Elsworth (Jughandle) Everhart.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GAINES/WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines
is 298 years old today, born in 1712. John is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Susannah Warner.  Susannah's mother is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall the younger sister of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Cotton
would be 313 years old today having been born in 1697.   That was just 77 years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth. She is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  She was the oldest daughter of Samuel Cotton and his first wife, Lydia Bates. Mary was born probably in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Samuel Cotton was also married to, Experience Hall.  Samuel is the boys' 8th great-grandfather and Experience is their 8th great-grandmother.  They had 9 children (that's 11 kids for old Samuel), and our line goes through their second oldest son William Cotton, born in 1720.  William married Rebechah Ward and had 7 children of their own, our line going through Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard in 1787 and they begot 5 children, one of which was the boys' 5th great-grandfather Ira CottonIra and Sally Gold married and had Samuel Cheney Cotton who married Almira Walker and had the first Hubbard Cotton.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and had the second Samuel, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Samuel Hazelitt then married Lotti Ray and had the boys' great-grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton who of course married Walter William Wooden Sr, Walt's name sake, and the rest is history.  The Cotton line is our longest running known line of ancestors.  Just on the male side I have records dating back to Evon Ivan Bellomontenis who was born in 1026 AD in Cotentin, Normandy France.  He married Emme Lupus and named their first child John De Cotentin. Which I guess means John of Cotentin France.   That spelling stayed the same until the boys' 28th great-grandfather was named William De Contentin in 1110 AD in Suffold, England.  He and Isabella De Leon named their eldest, Edond De Coten in 1130 AD.  Then in 1155 AD another William was named De Cotten.  That stayed De Cotten until John De Cotten and Isabella Fauconer named their son Henry Cotton in 1264 AD.  It is all a little fuzzy with the name bouncing around for several hundred years from one spelling to another until the boys' 12th great-grandfather  Thomas Cotton in 1550.  They begot Andrew Cotton who then begot William Serg Cotton (might have been Sargent)  Serg then had a son who I can document pretty darn well from then on.  He was the Rev John Cotton, born in 1643 in Gloucester, England.  The Reverend and Mary Stowe had 6 children, William, Mary, Joseph, (the first) Samuel, Thankful Cotton and Deliverance Cotton.  Etc, Etc

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Gold
is 251 years old today, born in 1759.  Tom is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hezekiah's father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle Hezekiah Gold, Sr. the brother of Samuel Gold born in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley and they begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold and 10 others.

STANFORD/
WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Kenley
would be 234 years old today.  He was born the year we finished the American Revolution 1776.  John is the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  He was born in Virginia and died in Clay and Richland, Clay county, Illinois.  Interestingly he seems to have died on the same day as his son Louis Kenley.  Wonder what happened there.  John was 79 and Louis was 56 at the time of their demise.   I don't think they were living together though.  According to the 1850 Federal Census John was living with his son Samuel's family as well as his daughter Nancy.  Our line goes through his first wife Mary Warmsley who died in 1848.  They had 7 children.  James the 4th oldest was the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Jane Gill and had Nancy Ann Kenley and Amanda Jane Kenley, both of who were eventually married to David Stanford.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Edward McMurrey
died 23 years ago today in 1987 at age 94 in Birmingham, Alabama.  William is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of their 3rd great-grandmother, Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee county, Alabama.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909 who is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meet the family for November 22nd

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Audrey Christine Hulgan
is 81 years old today, born in 1929.  Audrey is Ella and Mason's great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's grandfather.  Audrey's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill.  Their father is Thomas Franklin Hulgan.

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jesse Alma Hulgan
is 121 years old today, born in 1889.  Jesse is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James S. Kenley
died 132 years ago today in 1878 at age 65 in Talona, Champaign, IL.  James is the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Jane Gill March 19, 1835 in Orange county, Indiana and begot Nancy Ann Kenley in 1844.  Nancy is the second wife of David Stanford.  They begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
James Thomas Stimpson
died 36 years ago today in 1974 at age 84 in Cherokee, AL.  James is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Fannie Maybell McMurrey.  Fannie's sister is Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee county, Alabama.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BOUDINIER/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Matilda Ann Boudinier
is 151 years old today, born in 1859.  Matilda is Steve's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Nuton Sims March 15, 1878 in Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri and begot Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother, in 1883.

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ruth Mae Woodrum
died 79 years ago today in 1931 at age 51 in Harewood, Fayette, West Virgina. Ruth is the wife of Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed, John Melville Sims.  John's father is William H. H. Sims the brother of Thomas Nuton Sims, Steve's 3rd great-grandfather and husband of  the aforementioned Matilda Ann Boudinier.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev., Hezekiah Gold and Sarah Sedgwick's
252 anniversary is today, married in 1758, he at 27 and she at 19 years old, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  Hezy, as we called him, is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold, the boy's 8th great-grandfather.

WILLIAMSON/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marium Luticia Williamson
is 163 years old today, born in 1847.  Marium is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Henry Marshall Cotton, the brother of Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt January 16, 1861 in Hector, Schuyler, New York.  They later begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton, the husband of Lotti B. Ray.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Meet the family for November 21st

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Earnest
died on this day 131 years ago in 1879 at age: 73.  Sarah is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rachel Earnest who was married to Resin Brown.  They had 5 children one of which was Charlotte Brown, Steve Jr's 3rd great-grandmother.  Charlotte married Thomas Ray and had Lotti Ray.  Charlotte died 10 day's after giving birth to Lotti and Lotti was raised mostly by her grandparents Resin Brown and Rachel Earnest.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton (a real piece of work apparently) and had 3 children Hubbard Cotton, Helen Cotton and Steve Jr's great-grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.  Marie married Walter Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phebe Cotton
is 286 years old today, born in 1724. Phebs is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, the sister of William Cotton.  They both and two others are the children of Experience Hall and Samuel Cotton.  Samuel also had 7 other children from a previous marriage to Lydia Bates.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

LANE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Maggie May Lane
died on this day 108 years ago in 1902.  Maggie May was the 4th and last child of Dawson and Lucy Lane.  Maggie is the girls 2nd great-grandaunt.  Maggie's mother is Lucy E. Barnett.  Dawson B. Lane is her second husband. They had 4 children but two died very young. Lucy's first husband is Dedrick Henry Meyer, father to Dedrich Homer Myer who is Dick Myer's father.  Maggie May lived less than a year and is buried at Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Christian Peels
is 17 years old today, born in 1993.  Christian is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His mother is Loucretia Brown, whose father is Jerrel Thomas Brown, the kids great-granduncle and brother of Ella Ween Brown.  Happy Birthday  Christian!!

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

TROTTER/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Julianna (Julia) Pegram Trotter
was born on this day 187 years ago in 1823 and is Andrew and Bryan's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Edward Garland Bagley August 5, 1845 and begot Isham Trotter Bagley in 1851.  Isy, as we called him, married Susan Epes Seay on October 22, 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884. Edward is the boys' great-grandfather.  He married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot 5 children, the 2nd of which is the boy's grandmother, Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and begot the three Bridgforth brothers, Edward, William and John Baskerville Bridgforth or Jack.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Emaline Wooden
died 143 years ago today in 1867 at the age of 38 in Oldham, Jefferson, Kentucky.  Emy is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her father is John Wooden, the boys' 5th great-granduncle and brother of Robert Wooden (the second Robert).  Robert married Jane Barnhill and begot Robert Miller Wooden in 1796, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Meet the family for November 20th -2 years of blogging the family

3391 individual family members and counting after 2 years of blogging about it

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


HULGAN/HOSLER
Kellie Marie Hulgan (Hosler)
is 30 years old today.  Happy birthday Kellie!   Kellie is the daughter of Duard Hulgan and Thereasa Ellen Myer and the sister of Heather Knowles and Haley Dabeth Hulgan..  Kellie was born in 1980 in Ft. Payne, AL and married Aaron Hosler July 7, 2007 in Tucker, Cherokee, Alabama.  Their daughter Ella Marie Hosler was born September 23, 2008 in Fort Payne.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY TREE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Doyle Brown the brother of Ella Ween
Brown died on this day in 2000, 10 years ago today, in Cleveland, TN.   Doyle is the middle child of the three born to Oscar Thomas Brown and Donie Mae Mayne.  Doyle married Barbara Wilhoite and begot Pam, Gina and Sammy Brown, all of which are the girls 1st cousins twice removed.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lola Ray Everhart (Steible)
Would have been 104 today.  She is the second oldest of nine Everhart/Sims children.  She was born Nov 20, 1906 in East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, USA.   She is the mother of Betty Wooden and the Grandmother of Jerry Jr., Steve Sr., Jim, and Walt Wooden.  She is the Great-grandmother of Steve Jr.  She lived most of her life in either East St. Louis, IL, or Kansas City, Mo and was married to Ceasar Alford Steible.  She died in 1979, of cancer. Four years before Steve Jr. was born.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-granduncle was born 191 years ago on this day in 1819.  Daniel is the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824.  They begot Amanda Johnson  and her twin sister Maranda in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden on November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.

SELLS/LeFEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William W. Sells and Sarah Le Fevre's
193 anniversary is today, married in 1817 when he was 22 and she was 18 years old.  Sarah is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

DeBRETAGNE/LUPUS/DeCOTENTIN/DeCONTENTIN/DeCOTEN/DeCOTTEN/COTTON/COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Geoffroy I. De Bretagne
died 1002 years ago today in 1008 at age 28.  Now that's old. Geoff is the boys' 33rd great-grandfather.  He married Hegwig Normandy from France and begot Emme Lupus in 1008.  Geoff was born in 980 in Rennes, Ille Et Vilaine, Bretagne, France and died in Nates, Loire Atlantique, Anjou Pays De La Loire, France.  Geoff's wife Hegwig, the boys' 33rd great-grandmother is one of the oldest members of our family, born in 977, three years before Geoff.  She lived to be 57 dieing February 21, 1034.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Meet the family for November 19th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Angeline Kenley
is 172 years old today, born in 1838.  Angeline is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Nancy Ann Kenley, who married David Stanford as his second wife after her sister, his first wife, Amanda Jane Kenley died.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meet the family for November 18th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Manila Rhoda Alice Crow
is 109 years old today, born in 1901.  Manila is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is first cousin 5 times removed, Jasper Lee Crow, whose father is 4th great-granduncle, Isaac Allen Crown, Jr., the brother of John Christopher Crow, the kids 4th great-grandfather.  John married Mary Jane Cothern May 2, 1872 and begot their third child of 11, Ella Mariah Crow in 1876.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thankful Stowe
died 299 years ago today in 1711 at the age of 65 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Thankful is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of Mary Marie Stowe, born to Thomas Stowe and Mary Griggs.  Mary is the wife of Rev. John Cotton and are the parents of Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Damaris Hopkins
died 341 years ago today in 1669 at age 42 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Damaris is the boys' 11th great-granduncle and their 1st cousin 13 times removed.  His parents are Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth Fisher, Stephen's second wife, who came over on the Mayflower.  Damaris' 1/2 sister is Constance Hopkins who also made the trip on the Mayflower but whose mother is Constance DudleyConstance Dudley died while Stephen was stranded on Bremuda after being ship wrecked on the Sea Venture who was trying to restock the settlers in Jonestown, VA.
STEPHEN HOPKINS

ORIGIN: London
MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower
FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
OCCUPATION: Tanner and merchant.
FREEMAN: In the "1633" list of Plymouth freemen Stephen Hopkins is near the head of the list, included among the assistants [ PCR 1:3]. In list of Plymouth Colony freemen, 7 March 1636/7 (as "Steephen Hopkins, gen.") [PCR 1:52]. In the Plymouth section of the 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen (as "Mr. Steephen Hopkins," annotated "dead") [PCR 8:173].
EDUCATION: He signed his will. The inventory included "diverse books" valued at 12s.
OFFICES: Assistant, 1633-36 [PCR 1:5, 21, 32, 36].
   Volunteered for service in the Pequot War, 1637 [PCR 1:61].
ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth division of land "Steven Hobkins" received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower [PCR 12:4]. In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle Stephen Hopkins, his wife Elizabeth Hopkins, Gyles Hopkins, Caleb Hopkins and Deborah Hopkins are the first five persons in the seventh company, and Damaris Hopkins is the thirteenth person in the eighth company [PCR 12:11, 12].
   In the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1634 Stephen Hopkins was assessed £1 7s., and in the list of 27 March 1634 £1 10s. [PCR 1:9, 27]. "Steven Hopkins" was one of the Purchasers [PCR 2:177].
   On 1 July 1633 "Mr. Hopkins" was ordered to mow where he had mowed the year before [PCR 1:15], followed by similar orders on 14 March 1635/6 and 20 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:41, 57].
   On 5 February 1637/8 "Mr. Stephen Hopkins requesteth a grant of lands towards the Six Mile Brook" [PCR 1:76].
   On 7 August 1638 "[l]iberty is granted to Mr. Steephen Hopkins to erect a house at Mattacheese, and cut hay there this year to winter his cattle, provided that it be not to withdraw him from the town of Plymouth" [PCR 1:93].
   On 17 July 1637 "Steephen Hopkins of Plymouth, gent.," sold to George Boare of Scituate, yeoman, "all that his messuage, houses, tenements, outhouses lying and being at the Broken Wharfe towards the Eele River together with the six shares of lands thereunto belonging containing six acres" [PCR 12:21]. On 30 November 1638 "Mr. Steephen Hopkins" sold to Josias Cooke "all those his six acres of land lying on the south side of the Town Brook of Plymouth" [PCR 12:39]. On 8 June 1642 William Chase mortgaged to "Mr. Stephen Hopkins ... all that his house and lands in Yarmouth containing eight acres of upland and six acres more lying at the Stony Cove" [PCR 12:83].
   On 1 June 1640 "Mr. Hopkins" was granted twelve acres of meadow [PCR 1:154, 166].
   In his will, dated 6 June 1644 and proved 20 August 1644, Stephen Hopkins "of Plymouth ... weake yet in good and perfect memory" directed that he be buried "as near as conveniently may be to my wife, deceased," and bequeathed to "son Giles Hopkins" the great bull now in the hands of Mrs. Warren; to "Steven Hopkins my son Giles his son" 20s. in Mrs. Warren's hands; to "daughter Constanc[e] Snow, wife of Nicholas ... my mare"; to "daughter Deborah Hopkins" cows; to "daughter Damaris Hopkins" cows; to "daughter Ruth" cows; to "daughter Elizabeth" cows; to "four daughters Deborah, Damaris, Ruth and Elizabeth Hopkins" all the moveable goods; if any of the daughters die, their share to be divided equally among the survivors; to "son Caleb heir apparent" house and lands at Plymouth, one pair of oxen and hire of them and all the debts "now owing unto me"; daughters to have free recourse to use of the house in Plymouth while single; "son Caleb" executor; Caleb and Captain Standish joint supervisors [ PCPR 1:1:61].
   The inventory of the estate of Stephen Hopkins was taken 17 July 1644 and was untotalled, with no real estate included [PCPR 1:1:62-63].
   On 28 October 1644 "Caleb Hopkins son and heir unto Mr. Steephen Hopkins of Plymouth deceased" deeded to "Gyles Hopkins of Yarmouth, planter, one hundred acres of those lands taken up for the Purchasers of Satuckquett which said lands do accrue unto the said Steephen as a Purchaser" [PCR 12:104].
BIRTH: By about 1579 based on estimated date of first marriage.
DEATH: Plymouth between 6 June 1644 (writing of will) and 17 July 1644 (proving of will).
MARRIAGE: (1) By 1604 Mary _____; she was buried at Hursley, Hampshire, 9 May 1613 [ TAG 73:169].
   (2) St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, London, 19 February 1617/8 Elizabeth Fisher. She died at Plymouth sometime in the early 1640s before her husband, who desired to be buried near her; Bradford indicated that both she and her husband had lived in Plymouth above twenty years.
CHILDREN:

   With first wife


   i   ELIZABETH, bp. Hursley, Hampshire, 13 May 1604 [TAG 73:170]; living on 12 May 1613 [TAG 73:165]; no further record.


   ii   CONSTANCE, bp. Hursley, Hampshire, 11 May 1606 [TAG 73:170]; m. Plymouth by 1627 NICHOLAS SNOW (in the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle "Nickolas Snow" and "Constance Snow" were the sixth and seventh persons in the seventh company, which was headed by Stephen Hopkins [PCR 12:11]).


   ii   GILES, bp. Hursley, Hampshire, 30 January 1607/8 [TAG 73:170]; m. Plymouth 9 October 1639 Catherine Whelden [PCR 1:134; TAG 48:5].

   With second wife

   iii   DAMARIS, b. say 1618; probably died at Plymouth before the birth of her sister of the same name.


   iv   OCEANUS, b. at sea on the Mayflower voyage between 16 September and 11 November 1620; died by 1627.


   v   CALEB, b. Plymouth say 1624; "became a seaman & died at Barbadoes" between 1644 and 1651 [ Bradford 445].


   vi   DEBORAH, b. Plymouth say 1626; m. Plymouth 23 April 1646 as his first wife Andrew Ring [PCR 2:98; TAG 42:202-05], daughter of widow MARY RING.


   vii   DAMARIS, b. Plymouth say 1628; m. Plymouth shortly after 10 June 1646 Jacob Cooke [ MD 2:27-8], son of FRANCIS COOKE. (Since this Damaris was still bearing children in the early 1670s, she cannot be the same as the Damaris who came on the Mayflower.)


   viii   RUTH, b. Plymouth say 1630; d. after 30 November 1644 and before spring 1651 [Bradford 445]; unm.


   ix   ELIZABETH, b. Plymouth say 1632; believed to have died by 6 October 1659 when her property was appraised "in case Elizabeth Hopkins do come no more" [MD 4:114-19]; unm.




COMMENTS: Caleb Johnson's discovery [TAG 73:161-71] of the family of Stephen Hopkins in Hursley, Hampshire, eliminates at last the suggestion that Stephen Hopkins was son of Stephen Hopkins, a clothier, of Wortley, Wooten Underedge, Gloucestershire [ MF 6:3, citing "[t]he Wortley historian"].
   Johnson's discovery also strengthens the argument that this was the same Stephen Hopkins who was the minister's clerk on the vessel Sea Venture which met with a hurricane in 1609 while on a voyage to Virginia [TAG 73:165-66]. One of one hundred and fifty survivors marooned on a Bermuda, he fomented a mutiny and was sentenced to death, but "so penitent he was and made so much moan, alleging the ruin of his wife and children in this his trespass," that his friends procured a pardon from the Governor [MF 6:3, citing William Strachey's account].
   In his listing of the Mayflower passengers Bradford included "Mr. Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth his wife, and two children called Giles and Constanta, a daughter, both by a former wife. And two more by this wife called Damaris and Oceanus; the last was born at sea. And two servants called Edward Doty and Edward Lester" [Bradford 442]. Stephen Hopkins signed the Mayflower Compact. In his accounting of this family in 1651 Bradford reported that "Mr. Hopkins and his wife are now both dead, but they lived above twenty years in this place and had one son and four daughters born here. Their son became a seaman and died at Barbadoes, one daughter died here, and two are married; one of them hath two children, and one is yet to marry. So their increase which still survive are five. But his son Giles is married and hath four children. His daughter Constanta is also married and hath twelve children, all of them living, and one of them married" [Bradford 445].
   In June 1621 Steven Hopkins and Edward Winslow were chosen by the governor to approach Massasoit, and Hopkins repeated this duty as emissary frequently thereafter [ Young's Pilgrim Fathers 202, 204].
   Despite his social standing and his early public service, Stephen Hopkins managed to run afoul of the authorities several times in the late 1630s. In June of 1636 while an Assistant, he was fined for battery of John Tisdale, whom he "dangerously wounded" [PCR 1:41-42]. On 2 October 1637 he was fined for allowing drinking on the Lord's day and the playing of "shovell board" [PCR 1:68] and on 2 January 1637/8 he was "presented for suffering excessive drinking in his house" [PCR 1:75]. On 5 June 1638 he was "presented for selling beer for 2d. the quart, not worth 1d. a quart" [PCR 1:87]; for this and other similar infractions he was on 4 September 1638 fined £5 [PCR 1:97]. He dealt harshly with his pregnant servant Dorothy Temple and only the intercession of John Holmes freed him from being held in contempt of court [PCR 1:111-13]. In December 1639 he was presented for selling a looking glass for 16d. when a similar glass could be bought in the Bay for 9d. [PCR 1:137].
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1992 John D. Austin published an excellent and extensive account of Stephen Hopkins and his descendants as the sixth volume in the Five Generations Project of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants [cited herein as MF 6].
   In 1998 Caleb Johnson published his discovery of the baptismal place of the children of Stephen Hopkins by his first wife [TAG 73:161-71].

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meet the family for November 17th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Cotton
is 287 years old today, born in 1723.  Dan is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward in Middletown, CT September 22, 1742 and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764, the last of their 6 children.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary A. Stanford
died 147 years ago today in 1863 at the age of 1 month old in Clay IL.  Mary is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the offspring of David Stanford and Amanda Jane Kenley his first wife.  Mary is the last child born to Amanda.  In fact, Amanda gave birth to Mary on October 8th and Mary died November 17th and Amanda died December 18th.  David married Amanda's sister Nancy Ann Kenley, two years later and their first child was Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, who married Joseph R. Wooden.

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Morris Bennett
died 84 years ago today in 1926 at age 71 in Tolono, Champaign, IL.  Morris is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the sister of the aforementioned David Stanford.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Edna Belle Everhart
is 97 years old today, born in 1913.  Edna is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of his great-grandmother, Lola Everhart-Steible.  Edna married Leonard Frank Hinson and begot Joeann Hinson.  Joeann, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed, married Bill Kramer and begot Laura, Billy and John Kramer, Steve's 2nd cousins once removed.  Edna was the 5th born of the 10 children that Elmer Elsworth Everhart and Margret Izora Sims begot from 1904 to 1923.  Lola was the 2nd born.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Francis Selina Barnett
died 106 years ago today in 1904 at the age of 69 in Denton, Texas.  Francis is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of David A. Barnett who was the first born to Francis' second born of the the 9 children Abel M. Barnett and Rachel Meadows begot.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Scottie Peels and Loucretia Brown's
20th anniversary is today, married in 1990 in cleveland, Tennessee when he was 21 and she was 17 years old.  Loucretia is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Her parents are Nancy Andrews and the kids' great-granduncle, Jerrel Thomas Brown.  Loucretia is the youngest of Jerrel and Nancy's 4 children.  Loucretia married Scottie and begot 3 children, Colton, Christian and Savannah Peels, all the kids' 2nd cousins once removed.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meet the family for November 16th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Howard Milton Naugher
died 25 years ago today in 1985 at age 60 in Lexington, KY. Howard is Tara and Calum's granduncle, the brother of Moses S. Naugher.

MAXEY/NAUGHER
Michael Coy Maxey
is 51 years old today, born in 1959.  Michael is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  His mother is Anna Ruth Naugher the sister of Moses S. Naugher.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jasper D. Stanford
died 111 years ago today in 1899 at age 1 year 10 months. Jasper is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford and Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John W. Stanford
is 148 years old today, born in 1862.  John is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Jacob K. Stanford, same as Asia Minor's.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Platt Cleveland
is 213 years old today, born in 1796.  John is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton.  John and Nancy were married December 27, 1816 in Masonville, New York and begot 14 children between 1817 and 1842.  John lived to be 89.  He lived 2 years after Nancy died at age 84 in 1884.

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Talcott
is 341 years old today, born in 1669.  Joseph is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Hannah Talcott who married Nathan Gold, Jr. and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents. Nathan Gold, Jr. was of course, the colonial Deputy/Lieutenant-Governor of Connecticut from 1708-1724.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margaret A. Ray
is 178 years old today, born in 1832.  Maggie as we called her, is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Thomas B. Ray, Jr. who married Charlotte Brown in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sam Cotton III
is 272 years old today, born in 1738.  Sam is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  His father, Samuel Cotton, Jr. is the 1/2 brother of William Cotton via their father and different mothers.  Samuel, Jr's mother was Lydia Bates and William's mother was Experience Hall.

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Stowe and Elizabeth Stone's
341 anniversary is today, married in 1669 when he was 24 and she was 18 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Samuel Stowe is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe born in 1643.  Mary married the Rev. John Cotton in Concord, Mass around 1666.  Strange year for a reverend to marry.  They begot Samuel Cotton in 1676 whose second marriage was to Experience Hall in 1716.  They are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  Samuel Stowe and Elizabeth Stone begot one child I know of, a girl named Sarah Stowe, born in 1673.  Sarah married Isaac Clark in Marlborough, Massachusetts in 1691 and begot 9 children, 5 girls and 4 boys.  They all would be the boys' 2nd cousins 9 times removed.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Tempa Copeland
is 174 years old today, born in 1836.  Tempa is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather who married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan in 1871.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles R. Kelly and Pearl May Bell's 113th anniversary is today,
married in 1897 when he was 37 and she was 16.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle Lewis Henry Everhart who was her 2nd husband.  When Charles Kelly died in 1911 Pearl remarried to Lewis Everhart in 1914.  They must have divorced because I show that she had a 3rd husband and Lewis didn't die until 1968.  Lewis' first wife Gertie Colwell died in 1909 and they had 2 children together.



Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet the family for November 15th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ceasar Alford Steible
died 26 years ago today in 1984 at age 76 in Stover MO of pancreatic cancer. Al is Steve's great-grandfather

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland's
139th anniversary is today, married in 1871, he at age 19 and she at 14 years old. And they said it wouldn't last.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Platt Cleveland
died 124 years ago today in 1886.  He is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton.

PATCHING/BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margery Patching
died on this day 405 years ago in 1605 at the age of 41 in Rusper, Sussex, England.  Margery is the boys' 12th great-grandmother, born and married in Horley, England to Joseph Browne.  They begot Sarah Browne in 1592 who married Arthur Fenner in Rusper England on January 9, 1614.  They begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633 on a trip to the colonies.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown, CT March 28, 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall December 6, 1683 in Middletown, CT and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow
died 334 years ago today in 1676 at age 77 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massacusetts, and is buried in the Old Cove Cemetery in Barnstable County.  Nick is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Constance Hopkins who came over on the Mayflower.  They had 8 children with Sarah Snow being the 2nd born and the boys' 10th great-grandmother.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Fenner Ward
is 285 years old today, born in 1725.  Fin as we called him is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of the boys' 7th great-grandmother, Rebeckah Ward, who married William Cotton in Middletown, CT on September 22, 1742.  They begot Thomas Cotton in 1764, and Tom married Anna Hubbard in 1787 and begot Ira Cotton in 1788.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Frances Jones
is 154 years old today, born in 1856.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Her mother is Maranda Johnson the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858.

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Wallace McCaw
is 102 years old today, born in 1908.  Richard is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His parents being the 1st cousins that married, William F. McCaw-Johnson and Nora Catherine Moore.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oliver Kaufman Wishard
died 62 years ago today in 1948 at age 89 in Appleton City, MO.  Oliver is the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2rd great-grandmother.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Meet the family for November 14th

COTTON/WOODEN/-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Banks
is 145 years old today, born in 1865.  Julia is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hall
died 312 years ago today in 1698 at 1 month old in Middletown, CT having been born October 24, 1698.  William is the brother of Experience Hall and the boys' 8th great-granduncle.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Zellah Brown
is 189 years old today, born in 1821.  Zee as we called her is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Resin D. Brown, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Clemson Moore
died 70 years ago today in 1940 at age 89 in Putnam Indiana.  John is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Mary Frances Jones.  Mary's mother is Maranda Johnson, the twin sister of 3rd great-grandmother, Amanda Johnson.  Amanda married Andrew Jackson Wooden, November 24, 1858 in Owen Indiana.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Walter Burt
is 130 years old today, born in 1880.  Walter is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Meet the family for November 13th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Mathew Smith and Estella Flora Gardner's
103rd anniversary is today, married in 1907, he at age 18 and she at 14 years old in Elmira, New York.  Arnot is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Edward Sterling Abell
died 21 years ago today in 1989 at age 82 in Endicott New York. Ed is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.

GIFFORD/SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gifford
died 454 years ago today in 1556 at age 90 in Shropshire, England.  John is the boys' 14th great-grandfather.  He married Jane Hoord and they begot Dorothy Gifford in 1520.  Dorothy married Francis Shirley of Leicestershire, England.  They begot 8 children all of noble blood.  Elizabeth Shirley, the first born married Thomas Cotton, Esq. from Conington, Huntington, England and they begot Andrew Cotton.  Andrew married Joane and are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot William Serg Cotton in 1610 who was born in Bunbury, Cheshire England and died in Boston, Suffolk Massachusetts.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Francis Malinda Stewart
died 165 years ago today in 1845 at age 36 in Morgan, GA. Francis is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandaunt, sister of John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale and begot Frances Matilda Stewart in 1845.  Frances married Frances Marion Savage in 1860 in Calhoun, AL and begot Sallie E. Savage and 16 others.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Isaac Stanford
died 78 years ago today in 1932 at age 72.  James is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who was born to the sister of James' mother and David Stanford.  Margaret Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884 and are the parents of Walter William and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JOHNSON-JONES/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nora Catherine Moore
is 132 years old today, born in 1878.  This is a case of 1st cousin's marrying if he is indeed blood to her.  I think William F. McCaw Johnson was just raised by the Johnson family and that is why he later changed his name back to McCaw.  We may never know.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CAMPBELL/McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Jane Campbell
is 181 years old today, born in 1829.  Sarah is Steve's 4th great-grandmother, the wife of Joshua Sexton McCutcheon.  They begot John Davis McCutcheon in 1853 and John married Lenore Overstreet in 1874.  They begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887 who married Samuel Omar Garrison and they are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Meet the family for November 12th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOUSSEAU/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Diane Carol Mousseau
is 68 years old today, born in 1942.  Diane is the wife of the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed who is still living and I don't know his name.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter William Wooden, Jr.
died 22 years ago today of a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 64 in Dallas, Texas while cutting a tree in his back yard.  Uncle Bud as I knew him was one of the rare people that you could know in your life.  If you met him you would always remember him.  He was called suave, handsome, clever even brilliant by many.  While others might say, crude, cunning, devious, scoundrel or even worst.  But to me he was a hero, an uncle that would tell great stories, whether true or not and teach things that couldn't be learned in books.  He taught me how to fold a water bomb from a single sheet of paper and how to lift weights when I was 12.   If Bud had been born just 75 years earlier he might have been a gun slinger, or a riverboat gambler. I miss him to this day and always will.  I just hope someone can say the same about me when I'm gone.  Bud is Andrew and Bryan's grandfather and Steve's grand-uncle.  The stories we could tell and probably will some day.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MITCHELL/HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Haley Mitchell
is 6 years old today, born in 2004.  Haley is the kids' 3rd cousin.  Her mother is Miranda Hooten their 2nd cousin once removed.  Miranda's mother is Melinda Beck the kids' 1st cousin twice removed and her mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the kids' Great-grandaunt and sister of Roland Max Myer the kids' great-grandfather.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Austin Stanford
died 110 years ago today in 1900 at age 88 in Douglas county IL.  Isaac is the boys' 4th great-grandfather who married Catherine Kneff in October of 1835 in Tippecanoe, IN and begot David Stanford in 1837.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Jeffrey Milton Naugher
is 56 years old today, born in 1954.  Jeffrey is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  His father is Howard Milton Naugher the brother of Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's grandfather.

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