Friday, December 31, 2010

Meet the family for December 31th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurrey's
111th anniversary is today, married in 1899 when he was 21 and she was 18.  I'd love to know what time of day, or night, they were married.  Married on the last day of the century, what a cool thing to do.  William and Ida are Donie Mae Mayne's parents.  Donie, know in the family as Mama Brown was born January 22, 1909 in Double Bridges, Marshall, Alabama.  Mama Brown is the kids' great, great-grandmother and is VERY dear to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Melea Jenae Peels
is 19 years old today, born in 1991. Melea is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed. Her mother is Tarrel Brown, their 1st cousin twice removed.  Tarrel's parents are Nancy Andrews and Great-granduncle, Jerrel Brown.  Jerrel's parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne.  His siblings are great-granduncle, Doyle Brown and Great-grandmother, Ella Ween Brown.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN MELEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POWERS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William B. "Wiley" Starling and Augusta Ann Power's
156th anniversary is today, married in 1854 when he was 24 and she was 22 years old in Chattooga county, Georgia.  Wiley and Ann are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 11 children with the last one being Alice Cora Starling, the kids' 3rd great grandmother who married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 7 children, the second one being Cora Augusta Edge who married Dedrich Homer Myer on January 19, 1920.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Venice Regina Edge
died 15 years ago today in 1995 at the age of 85 in Leesburg, Cherokee, AL. Venice is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Oda Levi Edge, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and are the kids' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 6 Edge children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Melinda Beck
is 49 years old today, born in 1961.  Melinda is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, born to Lelia Jane Myer and Bill Wayne Beck.   Melinda Beck is Susan Beck's younger sisterMelinda married Jay Hooten and begot Miranda Hooten in 1981 and Michael Hooten in 1987 who are the kids' 2nd cousins once removed.  Miranda married P. J. Mitchell and they begot Joseph Mitchell in 2002 and Haley Mitchell in 2004 who are the kids' 3rd cousins. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELINDA!!!!!!!!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward III
died 211 years ago today in 1799 at age 84 in Middletown, CT.  I bet he was trying to make it to the new century. Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Rebeckah Ward who was born on September 3rd 1723 in Middletown and is the boys' 7th Great-grandmother.  Rebeckah married William Cotton on Sep 22, 1742 at age 19.  They begot 7 children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born on March 26th 1764 in Middletown.  Interestingly, his mother Rebeckah died just 4 months later at the young age of 40 on July 28th 1764.  Thomas Jr. later married Anna Hubard or Hubbard on Oct 31 1787 in Middletown, CT and begot the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, less than a year later on Aug 20th 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold on May 6th 1811.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton on April 7th 1815 in Delaware county, NY.  Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 also in NY and they begot Hubbard Cotton in April of 1838.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and they begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel, the boys' great, great-grandfather, married Lotti B. Ray on Dec 13th, 1887 in Appleton City, MO.  Lotti and Samuel begot Marie Antoinette Cotton on November 26th 1891 also in Appleton City.  Marie married Walter William Wooden when she was just 18.

ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rudolph Bruno Rosentreter
died 59 years ago today in 1951 at age 83 in Polk, Florida. Rudy is the husband of the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed, Lucy Powers Jaeger.  Lucy's mother is 2nd cousin 4 times removed Helen Altana Powers.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susanna Hall
died 235 years ago today in 1775 at age 2.  Susanna is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, born in 1773.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall III.  Samuel the third's father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Clark
is 307 years old today, born in 1703.  Mary is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Her mother is 1st cousin 10 times removed, Sarah Stowe, whose father is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the brother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev John Cotton around 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE


MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Samaria Martin
died 82 years ago today in 1928 at age 91. Samaria Martin, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt, died on this day in 1928. Samaria Martin is the sister of Delila Caroline Martin, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandmother.  Delila married William H. West in Hall county GA on Aug 29th 1850.  They begot Sarah Matilda West, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, on Oct 12, 1854 in Hall County.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers on Dec 24th 1871 in Hall, GA and begot 9 children.  The 6th one was Noah Benjamin Chambers, born on Dec 18th 1879 in GA.  He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's great-grandmother, the next year, 1909.  Nellie met a man from AL, Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot 8 children?  The last of which is Ella and Mason's Grandfather, Duard Robert Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Marion Savage
is 174 years old today, born in 1836. Frances Marion Savage was born on this day in Union, Arkansas in 1836.  He died at age 65 in Ladiga, Calhoun, AL on March 28th 1802.  Frances is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather.  Frances married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct 4th 1860 (this is where all those middle names come from).  They begot an amazing 17 children.  The oldest, Sallie E. Savage born in 1861ended up getting married to Moses Service Naugher on Aug 3rd 1883.  They had 7 children of their own.  The 6th child was Horace Savage Naugher born July 22 1897.  He is Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather.  He married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, their first of 9 children on September 17th 1920.  He of course married Haney Fortenberry on March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher, Tara and Calum's father, on Feb 3rd 1952.

PARR/NAUGHER
Elizabeth Parr
is 194 years old today, born in 1816.  Liz is the wife of Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy and begot the aforementioned Moses Service Naugher in 1851, who married Sallie E. Savage.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
George Howard Bridgforth
is 102 years old today, born in 1908.  George is Bryan and Andrew's Granduncle, the brother of Grandfather, Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. born January 16, 1906 in Virginia.

Meet the family for December 30th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

GAULTNEY/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Elizabeth Ann Gaultney
died 76 years ago today in 1934 at age 74 in Dekalb, AL.  Elizabeth is the 2nd wife of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, brother of John Miller Hulgan.  Stephan's first wife was Mary Ann (Molly) Bryant.  She begot 2 children before dieing in 1881.  Stephan married Elizabeth February 23, 1882 in Marshall county, Alabama.  They begot 6 more children.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
MacKey Burt
is 132 years old today, born in 1878.  Mac is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt, sister of 4th great-grandfather, Tillman R. Copeland who married Taletha Jane Whitlock December 12, 1853 in St. Clair county, Alabama.  They begot Ruth J. Copeland who married the aforementioned John Miller Hulgan brother of Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Frank Naugher
died 21 years ago today in 1989 at age 76.  Frank is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin twice removed.  His father is James Loid Naugher, Tara and Calum's great-granduncle and brother of her great-grandfather, Horace Savage Naugher.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and they begot Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's Grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

OWEN/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Mary Arline Owen
died 10 years ago today in 2000 at the age of 79 in Crossville, Dekalb, Alabama.  Mary is the wife of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Hubert Loyd McMurrey, who is the father of our newest 2nd cousin Joey Alan McMurrey.  Hubert is the son of Lee Vernon McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and they are the parents of Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ruggles Gold
died 181 years ago today in 1829 at age 42 in Washington State. Thomas is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Tom's father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold whose father is Hezekiah Gold the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of 8th great-grandfather, Samuel Gold.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Meet the family for December 29th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Stanford
died 181 years ago today in 1829 at age 75.  Abe is the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  Born in England in 1754 Abe married Elizabeth and begot John T. Stanford in 1782 in Dorchester, Maryland USA.  John married Bathsheba Austin Emmott as from Dorchester in 1802 and they begot 4 children the last of which is the boys' 4th great-grandfather Isaac Austin Stanford who married Catherine Kneff October 8, 1835 in Tippecanoe, Indiana and begot 12 Stanford children, with David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, being the second born.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William David Stanford
died 63 years ago today in 1947 at age 54 in Los Angeles, California.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is William Henry Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and the son of the aforementioned David Stanford.  He is also the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden  October 29 1884 in IL and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents, the parents of Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WHALEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Jean Whaley
died 3 years ago today in 2007 at age 82 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana.  Helen is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, Nathan H. Wooden, born in Stinesville, Indiana December 14, 1922.  Nathan died April 8, 2006 in Bradenton, Florida at age 83.  Nathan' father is Harvey Houston Wooden the youngest born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  Harvey's brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boy's 2nd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BOLTON/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John W. Bolton
died 32 years ago today in 1978 at age 78 in Dekalb county, Alabama.  John is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Lena Parker.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey their 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, Sr
. is 99 years old today, born in 1911.  John is Steve's great-grandfather.  John married Sarah Eloise Garrison June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama and proceeded to beget 4 Reeves children, with John Jr. being the second born, he in 1935.  Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and they begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956, the first of 5 children.  Mittie married Steven Ray Wooden, Sr. in Mt. Juliet, Davidson, Tennessee on August 13, 1976.  They begot Steven Ray Wooden, Jr. February 9, 1983 in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Meet the family for December 28th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Elisha Toby Burt and Tempa Copeland's
145th anniversary is today, married in 1865 when he was 22 years old and she was 29.  Tempa is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Flora Mae Naugher
is 103 years old today, born in 1907.  Flora is Tara and Calum's Great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Horace Savage Naugher, via a common father, Moses Service Naugher.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jerrel Thomas Brown
is 69 years old today, born in 1941.   Jerrel died on March 26th 2002 in Nashville, TN after having a heart transplant.  Jerrel is the kids' Great-granduncle.  His sister is Ella Ween Brown and his brother Doyle Brown.  Their parents are Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne.  Jerrel married Nancy Andrews September 14, 1962 and they begot Tarrel Brown in 1964, Loucretia Brown in 1973, Mitch Brown in 1970 and Yolanda Brown in 1963. Jerrel's grandchildren are Tarrel - Yokila Devane Sims 1986, Melea Jenae Peels 1991.  Loucretia - Colton Peels 1991, Savannah Peels 1997, Christian Peels 1993.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Meet the family for December 27th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARLOW/HUBBARD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Barlow and Susanah Hubbard's
267th anniversary is today, married in 1743 in Fairfield, CT when he was 24 and she was 17 years old.  David and Susanah are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot David Barlow II in 1745.  David Jr. married Sarah Bradley August 9, 1764 in Greenfield, CT and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold in Fairfield March 18, 1782.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Platt Cleveland and Nancy Ann Cotton's
194th anniversary is today, married in 1816 when he was 20 and she was 17 in Masonville, Delaware, New York.  Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Ira Cotton who married Talcott Gold's daughter Sally Gold May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Gold
is 318 years old today, born in 1692 is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  The following is a few lines from the Powers-Banks ancestry book starting on page 183-185:

"Our line is through Samuel, the fourth son, born 27 December 1692.  He appears to have lived a quiet and prosperous but uneventful life, without colony or church office.  He purchased the estate still known (in 1921) as the Gould homestead, recently turned by bequest into a summer home for unmarried Protestant females.  He married, 7 December, 1716, Esther Bradley of New Haven.  He had five children, one dying in infancy.  he died 11 October, 1769.  His stone, somewhat broken but repaired, reads as follows:
                Here lyes Buried the Body Mr. SAMUEL GOULD Who departed this Life Oct y 11th 1769 in y 77th Year of His Age.

His son, Colonel Abraham, was killed by the British at Ridgefield, 1779.  He was the ancestor of Jay Gould.

Samuel's son Abel is our ancestor, (
ours too) baptized 17 September, 1727.  Like his father's, his life seems to have been lived in private.  He emerges into the colony records, rather the state records, under date 4 November, 1776; at a meeting of the governor and the committee of safety, it was voted to supply Abel Gold and others with twelve cannon, 4-pounders, eight small swivels, half a ton of round-shot, and one hundred weight of grape-shot.  Yet in the stirring days of the next year, when the British burned Fairfield I find no mention of his name.  However, his loss by fire, barn and other things, was set as 124L.  He has been called captain but in the parish records he is not so distinguished.  One earlier entry in the Colonial Records, October, 1769, tells at some length of a legal suit whereby he gets six and one-fourth acres of land.  he had a slave Tony in days when slaves in Fairfield were not numerous, yet otherwise his wealth seems to have been modest.  His treatment of his slave suggests that he was both religious and patriotic; Tony, who had married Deacon Bulkley's Dorcas in November, 1780, had been baptized 16 April, 1775, and served three years in the war.  He is on the Revolutionary rolls of 1781 for a bounty of 30L.  Abel's young son Talcott, was also in the war.  Why then did not Abel, if he were captain, serve?  His family duties must have been large; since his marriage to Ellen Burr, 19 December, 1754, he had many children, the eldest being but twenty in October, 1776; there were at that time eight younger children living, the youngest about a year old.  In 1777 was born another, costing the life of its mother.  The father was fortunate in finding speedily a new mother, Amelia Burr, for his family.  Was it pity that prompted Amelia Burr to assume the care of that large family?  She was a widow with several children of her own.  She was born Silliman, daughter of Judge Silliman, sister to General Silliman.  As nothing indicates that Abel Gold was, for such a person, in any worldly way, a good match, his attraction for her must have lain in character or in pitifulness of condition;  the last element was certainly there, I am inclined to think the other also.  Quite clearly he was regular in his habits, orderly and decent.  Every one of his eleven children had been promptly baptized.  Their good old family names were proof of proper pride.  The strength of family attachment is shown also in his marriages.  Ellen Burr was a distant cousin, Amelia Burr, the second wife, was a widow to Ellen's brother Ebenezer, and also a distant cousin, through descent from Major Gold.  Amelia must have known Abel through thick and through thin, and have found in his home a proper sphere for a somewhat masterful woman.  Upright, personally attractive to women, somewhat lacking in force, we think Abel Gold was.  Yet was he lacking in force?  How explain the shadowy title, Captain?  How explain the trust by the state government of the defense of Fairfield?  Yet if not lacking in force, why not more of his accomplishment, in business, in church, or in state?  The case fascinates and baffles.  His property was not great;  for in the list of appraised losses suffered in the fire of 1779, his is set down at only 124L 7s 5d.  It is true that Abel's loss did not include a house.  The loss of Thaddeus Burr was over 1500L.  His wife's property evidently remained in her own name;  for though I found no record of the distribution of Abel's property, upon his death, the probate records show the distribution of the estate of his first wife, Ellen.  No one of his children attained distinction.  Talcott I infer was the most competent.  Abel died 11 November, 1789.

Abel's daughter Ellen was a little heroine, the most celebrated in the annals of Fairfield.  Mrs. Schenck records, p. 395, and it seems to be a matter of common tradition, that

             When she was but twelve years of age, she would rise in the night to prepare and make bread and food for the soldiers at the fort [this was the Fort Black Rock, under command of Lieutenant Isaac Jarvis, whom by mistake, Mrs. Schenck calls the husband of Ellen]; or to dispense to the troops passing through the town.  On the night of the burning of Fairfield a British officer was wounded near her house and she was asked to allow him to be brought into the house.  She refused unless a promise should be given that her family and all their belongings should be protected from harm.

One version of the story is that at risk of her own life she dragged a wounded British soldier to safety across her own threshold; that out of gratitude, the British saved her father's house from burning.  Certain it is that, though Abel was recompensed for a burnt barn and other property destroyed, a house is not included;  it must have been one of the half dozen saved.  Ellen was thrice married, but though she had a single daughter, has left no descendants.  Pity that her brother Talcott did not perpetuate her name, his mother's likewise, among his five girls."


I'll end this here.  I find this fascinating and I could go on typing the whole book.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Bradley
is 266 years old today, born in 1744. Sarah the daughter of Gershom Bradley and Sarah Sherwood of Fairfield Connecticut married David Barlow on the 9th of Aug. 1764. They begot Anna Barlow in Oct of 1763.  If my dates are correct, David was 18 and Sarah 19 when they had Anna.  Anna at age 23 married the afore mentioned Talcott Gold.  They begot 6 children, 5 of which were girls.  Our line goes through Sally Gold, the oldest child.  She married Ira Cotton which ties us to the Cotton family.  Sally and Ira begot Samuel Cheney Cotton who, along with Almira Walker begot Hubbard Cotton. Hubbard and Mary Hazelitt begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married  Lotti B. Ray and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton the mother of Jerry Wooden Sr., Walter William Wooden, Jr. and Charlotte Marie Wooden.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Samuel Omar Garrison and Lula May McCutcheon's
105th anniversary is today married in 1905 when he was 24 and she was 18 in Morgan county, Alabama. Samuel and Lula are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents, the parents of Sarah Eloise Garrison born in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in Athen, AL June 25, 1932.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Walter Verdell Hulgan
died 43 years ago today in 1967 at age 85 in Fyffe, Dekalb, Alabama. Walter is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Meet the family for December 26th

FROST/HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

FROST/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sherinda Frost Hawkins
is 26 years old today, born in 1984.  Sherinda is wife of Caitlyn's uncle Brandon Hawkins' and also the wife of Ella and Mason's 1st cousin once removed, also Brandon Hawkins. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sherinda!!!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Mathew Smith, Jr.
is 101 years old today, born in 1909.  Arnot is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Arnot Mathew Smith and Mathew's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland and Morgan's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Frank McCaw
is 112 years old today, born in 1896.  John is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and their 3rd cousin 2 times removed.  His mother is Nora Catherine Moore, the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and his father is William F. McCaw/Johnson the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sarah Jane Naugher
is 165 years old today, born in 1845.  Sarah is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARNHILL/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Wooden and Jane Barnhill's
201st anniversary is today, married in 1809 in Jefferson Kentucky.  Robert and Jane are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.  They were born in the 1700's and begot 4 children, Martha Jane Wooden (1765-1835), John Wooden (1769- ?), James Wooden (1771- ?) and Robert Miller Wooden (1796-1835) who is the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Malinda Mahala Wilhoite but died after having only 11 children at age 39 in Indiana.  His last son is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden born May 19, 1833 in Indiana

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Meet the family for December 25th

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Annie Josephine Naugher
died 41 years ago today in 1969 at age 83.  Annie is Tara and Calum's Great-grandaunt.  She was born in Cherokee county AL on Oct 1, 1886 and died at age 83.  Her parents were Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage also the parents of Annie's younger brother Horace Savage Naugher who along with Maxie Ruth Smith were Tara and Calum's Great-grandparents.  Horace and Maxie married and had Moses S. Naugher in the fall of 1920.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry on March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.  Brent married Carol and begot Calum Stewart Naugher in 1976 and Tara Modesa Naugher in 1982.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Sumner Cotton
died 49 years ago today in 1961 at age 88 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Charles is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lotti B. Ray
is 145 years old today, born in 1865 Lotti B. Ray is Steve's great great grandmother who we have talked about often.  I'll only mention again that she was born on Christmas day in 1865, 145 years ago in Springfield IL to Charlotte Brown and Thomas B. Ray.  Charlotte died 10 days later on January 5th 1866.  After living 4 years with her father, Lottie went to live with her grandparents, Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest in May or June of 1870.  Her father never re-married and died sometime after 1910 in Kansas.  I don't know if they ever saw one another again.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel E. Ray
is 193 years old today, born in 1817  Steve's 3rd great-granduncle Samuel E. Ray.  He was born on this day in 1817 in Gallatin, KY.  Sam was the son of Thomas Ray and his first wife Polly Furnis.  Polly died in 1820 when Sam was just 3 years old. Thomas married again to Susan ? and had 4 more children.  The last one was Thomas B. Ray who married Charlotte Brown and begot Lotti B. Ray, also born on this day, who we talked about earlier.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Gertrude W. Hulgan
is 134 years old today, born in 1876.  Gertrude is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle and brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.  John  married Ruth J. Copeland and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lillie Jane Burt
is 137 years old today, born in 1873 Lillie Jane Burt was born on Christmas day in 1873 in DeKalb, AL.  She later died at age 28 on July 21, 1902 in Lebanon AL.  Lillie is Ella Marie and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed which must make their common ancestor Ella and Mason's 5th great grand parent.  Let's see.  Lillie Jane Burt is the daughter of Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt Tempa Copeland from Dog Town. Tempa is the sister of Tillman R. Copeland who's parents are Ella and Mason's 5th great grandparents John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Martha's mother was also a Copeland, a relationship I'm still not sure of.  Tillman is Ella and Mason's 4th great grandfather.  He married Talitha Whitlock on Dec 12th 1853 in St. Clair county AL and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth is the wife of John Miller Hulgan the parents of Thomas Franklin Hulgan who married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905. Cecil then married Nellie Chambers and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953 who married Thereasa Ellen Myer and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan in 1980, and Heather Leigh Hulgan in 1983.  Kellie returned the favor by marrying Aaron Hosler on July 7th 2007 and begot Ella Marie Hosler in 2008 and Heather married Jeremy Knowles and they begot Mason Daniel Knowles in 2010.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Isaac Allen Crow, Jr
. is 162 years old today, born in 1848.  Isaac is Ella, Mason and Caitlyn's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Christopher Crow, the kids' 4th great-grandfather.  They were born to Isaac Allen Crow, Sr. and Sarah Alice Cox.  John Jr. married Mary Jane Cothern May 2, 1872 and begot 11 Crow children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.  Ella is the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 more Browns.  Oscar Thomas Brown was the youngest.  He married Donie Mae Mayne (Mama Brown) in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown, Doyle Brown and Jerrel Brown.

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lee Vernon McMurrey and Nettie Adaline Reynold's
112th anniversary is today, married in 1898 when he was 21 and she was 16 years old.  Lee is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother. They were born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley who were married in 1873.  Lee Vernon and Nettie begot 11 children with Hubert Loyd McMurrey being the 10th.  Hubert married Mary Arline Owen and they begot Joey Alan McMurrey in 1959 who is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and doesn't live far from you guys.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
David Barnett
is 234 years old today, born in 1776.  David is the kids' 6th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Phillips April 7, 1791 in Oglethorpe, GA and they begot 13 children with Abel M. Barnett being the 7th born in 1813.  Abel married Rachel and they begot David Barnett in 1833 who married Jane C. and begot Lucy E. Barnett in 1858.  Lucy, the first of their 7 children, 5 girls and 2 boys, married Dedrick Henry Meyer from Hanover Germany some time prior to 1875.  They begot 6 children before Dedrick was killed helping put out a fire in Winterville, GA April 11, 1889.  Their last child was Dedrich Homer Myer born in 1889.  Dedrich married Cora Augusta Edge January 19, 1920 and they begot 11 more Myer children with Roland Max Myer being the 7th born.  Roland (Dick) married Ella Ween Brown March 31, 1956 in Trenton, GA and they begot the famous "Myer girls."

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Myer died 44 years ago today in 1966 at age 86 in Alabama.  John is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Dedrich Homer Myer, the kids' 2nd great-grandfather.  John was the second born to Dedrick Henry Meyer and Lucy Emline Barnett.  When Dedrick died John made the trip with the family to move to Alabama.  John married Mary Beatrice Tucker and begot the kids' 1st cousins 3 times removed, Carrie L. Myer, Orvil W. Myer, Henry Oates Myer and Lois Irvine Myer.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
James Julious Sims
died 50 years ago today in 1960 at age 66. James is Steve Jr's 2nd great-granduncle.  He was born in MO on October 5th 1894 to Thomas Nuton Sims and Matilda Ann Boudinier.  James was the youngest of 7 children and the brother of Margret Izora Sims Steve's Great great grandmother,  Gram.

WISEMAN/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Nancy Wiseman
died 148 years ago today in 1862 at age 56 in Harrison county, Indiana. Nancy Wiseman who was born on Sep 8th 1806 in Shenandoah, VA , is Steve's 5th great-grandmother.  Nancy married George Conrad in July of 1825 in Harrison Indiana and begot Mary Ann Conrad around that same time.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart several years her younger and they begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thomas married Mary Jane Martin and are Steve's 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of the one and only Elmer Elsworth Everhart (Gramp).  Gramp married Gram and begot Lola Everhart who married Al Steible and begot Betty Steible.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Daniel G. Everhart d
ied 123 years ago today in 1961.  Daniel is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Ann Conrad and they begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thomas was the first born of their 3 children and the only boy.  Thomas married Mary Jane Martin on March 17, 1869 in Lafayette Missouri.  They are the parents of 9 children with Elmer Elsworth Everhart being the second born.  Elmer is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Olive Bell Bennett
is 130 years old today, born in 1880 Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed, Olive Bell Bennett, born on Christmas day in 1880 in Tolono, IL. 128 years ago.  She later died at age 80 in Bowdre IL in 1961.  Olive is the daughter of Steve's 3rd Great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the 11th of 12 children from Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff, Steve's 4th great-grandparent's.  They are the common ancestors.  Catherine Ethilinda's older brother was David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley on Feb 27th 1865 in Clay county IL and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford on November 25th of that same year. (I''ll help you with the math, that's 2 days shy of 9 months.)  An interesting side bar on the David Stanford family is that they named their second daughter Catherine Ethilinda Stanford.  That is the same name as her aunt who is just 8 years older.

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Troy Hawkins and Willie Belle Dorsett's
66th anniversary is today married in 1944 when they both were 22 years old in Round Mountain, Cherokee, Alabama.  Troy and Willie Belle are Caitlyn's great-grandparents.  They begot Jimmy Dale Hawkins and Brenda Hawkins.  Jimmy Dale married Beverly Myer and they begot Cristy Dale Hawkins and Brandon Max Hawkins.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings and they begot Caitlyn Belle Jennings.  The mean children in school call her flower head.

HUMANITY-FAMILY LINE

GOD/MARY-JOSEPH/JESUS
There is the birthday 2014 years or so ago of the father of man.  A carpenter's son from a small town called Nazareth, who's was born probably on Aug 22 but is celebrated on this day.
In everybody's line, his birth celebrated today around 6 B.C. was Yeshua, or Jesus of Nazarene.  Born to Mary in Bethlehem, who was engaged to marry Joseph, while they were in town to answer to the census being taken.  Jesus was one of 7 children that Mary and Joseph had.  Jesus had 4 younger brothers and  at least 2 sisters.  The Roman Catholics believe that the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ were the children of Joseph by a former marriage.  Christ, it is written in the Bible, lived a sin free life and died in 27 A.D. a martyr on the cross. 

The Jews believe that Jesus named Yeshu'a ben Panthera, was the illegitimate child of the union between his mother and a Roman soldier named Tiberius Julius Abdes Panthera.  And the Moslems believe in the Koran that " a full-grown man forced his attentions on Mary, and in her fear of the disgrace that would follow she left the area and bore Jesus in secret."  I won't go into his blood line here, but many books have been written on the subject.   My point is, that no matter our heritage, even the greatest man to have ever lived had no control over it, but it is most interesting to know why our eyes are blue or why our legs are long.  Those are our ancestors gifts.

I would just like to close by wishing Jesus a happy birthday and all of you a merry Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Meet the family for December 24th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/WEST/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West's
139th anniversary is today, married in 1871 when he was 23 and she was 17 years old in Hall county, GA.  John and Sarah are Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother and grandfather.  They begot 9 Chambers children with Noah Benjamin Chambers being the 6th, born in Georgia December 18th, 1879.  He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie, Ella and Mason's great grandmother married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot 8 Hulgan children, with Duard Robert Hulgan being the last in 1953.  Duard loves Thereasa Ellen Myer so much he married her twice and they begot three girls.  Kellie Marie Hulgan is Ella's mother, Heather Leigh Hulgan married Jeremy Knowles and they begot Mason Knowles last year and then there is Haley Dabeth Hulgan born in 1997.  Her middle name is a combination of her mother's and her mother's sister's names.  Da (Darlene) be (Beverly) and th (Thereasa).

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TILLINGHAST/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORT-DAY
Mary F. Tillinghast
died 118 years ago today in 1892 at age 66 in Millerton, Tioga, Pennsylvania. Mary is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed John Fletcher Cleveland.  They begot 7 children.  John's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  Nancy is the youngest of 5 children born to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard who were married October 31, 1787 in Middletown, CT.  They are Ira, Chauncey H., Polly, Maria, and Nancy Ann Cotton.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Meet the family for December 23rd

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Joey Alan McMurrey
is 51 years old today, born in 1959.  Happy birthday Joey.  Joey is married and has 2 daughters and two grandkids.  Unfortunately for some of us he is a big Alabama fan.  Joey is Ella, Mason and Caitlyn's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Hubert Loyd McMurrey, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Hubert's father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Lee was born in 1877 and Ida was born in 1881.  They are the second and third born of the 11 children born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helena Wakeman
is 378 years old today, born in 1632.  Helena is the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Her parents are John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins.  They are our direct line to the Mayflower where Stephen Hopkins got his ride to the new country.  Helena married Lt., John Talcott, Jr. from Braintree, England and they begot Hannah Talcott in 1663.  Hannah married Nathan Gold, Jr. in Fairfield, CT May 14, 1686 and they begot Samuel Gold in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley from New haven CT in Fairfield, CT December 7, 1716 and they begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in Fairfield December 19, 1754 as we discussed the other day and they are the parents of the boys' 6th great-grandfather and Revolutionary sailor, Talcott Gold.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Meet the family for December 22nd

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

PARKINSON/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Parkinson
is 205 years old today, born in 1805.  James is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Mahala Earnest, the sister of their 4th great-grandmother, Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown in 1834.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marianna Banks
is 265 years old today, born in 1745.  Marianna is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her mother is their 1st cousin 9 times removed, Hannah Bradley.  Hannah's father is 8th great-granduncle John Bradley whose brother is 8th great-grandfather, Gershom Bradley.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Burr
died 246 years ago today in 1764 at age 38 in Fairfield, CT.  Seth is the boy's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold in Fairfield, CT December 19, 1754 and are the parents of Talcott Gold.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GRANTLAND/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Martha Demaris Grantland
is 161 years old today, born in 1849.  Martha is Steve's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married John Thomas Garrison in Morgan, AL February 24, 1870 and begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

COFFINGER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Robert Eugene Hulgan and Phyllis Ann Coffinger's
54rd anniversary is today, married in 1956 when he was 21 and she was 19 years old in Rhea county, Tennessee.  Robert is Ella's great-granduncle.  Robert died just 6 years ago February 6, 2003 in Graysville, Rhea, Tennessee.  He is the 1/2 brother of Cecil Robert Hulgan via common fathers and different mothers. Robert's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecils, Della D. Berryhill.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William L. Stewart
died 84 years ago today in 1926 at age 73 in Loraine, Mitchell, Texas.  William is Tara's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart, both born to the Civil War hero John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale, Tara's 4th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILHOITE/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Sanford Wilhoit
is 205 years old today, born in 1805.  Charles is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Malinda Mahala Wilhoite who married Robert Miller Wooden February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky.  They begot 11 Wooden children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being the last born to Robert and Malinda.  Andrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Meet the family for December 21st

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clarence Leslie Banks
is 127 years old today, born in 1883.  Clarence is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is their 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Frederick Jeagar Banks.  Frederick's father is 1st cousin 5 times removed, Ira Bradley Banks.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, via their common mother Sally Gold.

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Tappin
died 298 years ago today in 1712 at age 47.  James is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Anna Tappin, the wife of Thomas Ward, Sr.  Thomas and Anna are the boys' 9th great-grandparents, married in Middletown, CT December 6, 1683.  They begot only one child I know of, Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.  Jr. married Rebecka Birnham in 1707 and they begot 6 children with Rebeckah Ward being the 4th.  Rebeckah married William Cotton in Middletown September 22, 1742.

HULGAN FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Miller Hulgan
died 71 years ago today at age 87 in Etowah, AL.  John was a cotton farmer in Etowah county Alabama.  He is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.  John married Ruth J. Copeland November 15, 1871 in Dekalb, AL and they begot 6 Hulgan children with Thomas Franklin Hulgan being the 2nd born.  Thomas, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather married Della D. Berryhill and they begot 6 children with Cecil Robert Hulgan born in 1905 being the second.

MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
William Olen Brown
died 87 years ago today at age 58 in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama.  This Brown is not related to the other Browns in the line.  William is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His other is Ora Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge, the girls' 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot 6 more Edge children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born.  I was told a story by Ella Ween that Cora would never let anyone know what her middle intial A. stood for.  Now of course we know that the A. is for Augusta which was her mother's mother's (her maternal grandmother's) first name.  She was Augusta A. Powers.  Now I'm going to wonder what her A. stands for.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet the family for December 20th

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Davis McCutcheon
is 157 years old today, born in 1853.  John is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Lenore Overstreet January 27, 1874 in Morgan, AL and begot 9 children.  Lula May McCutcheon, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother was the 6th born.  The others in order are.  Hettie Cora, Pearl, Virginia, Willie Frances, John Cleveland, Lula May, Joe Wheeler, Georgia Elizabeth and Marvin E. McCutcheon.   Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and begot 3 children with Sarah Eloise Garrison being the middle child.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25th 1932 in Athens, AL.  They begot Donald Boyd Reeves, John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Dottie Joan Reeves and Judith May Reeves.  Donald married Martha Ann Chandley and begot 4 children, Tamela Ann, Cynthia Fay, Lori Leslie, and Donald Boyd Reeves, Jr. John Wesley Reeves, Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and begot Mittie Marie, Alisa Annette, Diedre Diane, John Wesley III, and Jason Thomas ReevesDottie Joan Reeves married George Joseph Getz III and they begot Michael, Mona, Linda and Samuel. Judith May Reeves married Emery Paul Skelley and begot Jeffrey and Wesley Skelley.

HAWKINS/JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

DORSETT/HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Willie Belle Dorsett
is 88 years old today, born in 1922.  Willie is Caitlyn's great-grandmother.  She married Troy Hawkins December 25th, 1944 on Round Mountain, Cherokee, AL.  They begot Jimmy Dale Hawkins in 1953 and Brenda Hawkins.  Jimmy Dale married Beverly Joan Myer around 1979 and begot Cristy Dale Hawkins in 1980 and Brandon Max Hawkins in 1984.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings July 8, 2006 in Taff Springs, AL and begot Caitlyn Belle Jennings, June 10, 2009 in Ft. Payne, AL.  Brandon married Sherinda Frost June 20, 2009 in Pisgah, Alabama.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Meet the family for December 19th

JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

JENNINGS
Roger Jennings
is 59 years old today born in 1951.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER!!!!  Roger is Caitlyn's grandfather, and the father of Kevin Jennings, Cristy Dale Hawkins' husband.

COTTON/
WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold and Ellen Burr's
256th anniversary is today, married in 1754.  He was 27 years old and she was 18.  They were married in Fairfield, CT. Abel and Ellen are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They are the parents of our Revolutionary sailor, Talcott Gold.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charlotte Brown
is 171 years old today, born in 1839.  This is the tragic Christmas story of a couple in love.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray February 13, 1865 and are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Charlotte got pregnant soon after the wedding and delivered Lotti (Charlotte) B. Ray on Christmas day December 25, 1865, just 6 days after her own birthday.  That's when all went wrong and Charlotte died 10 days later January 5, 1866.  Apparently Thomas, Lotti's father, tried to farm and take care of his father and new daughter too.  Not being able to, Thomas gave custody to Lotti's mother's parents, her grandparents, when she was 4 years old.  She was raised by her grandparents until she married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in Appleton City, MO, December 13, 1887.  They had 3 children of their own with Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother being the middle child.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Russell Abell
is 105 years old today, born in 1905.  Daniel is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Lena V. Frazer, their 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, their 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, their 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of their 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Arthur Ward Hulgan
is 126 years old today, born in 1884.  Arthur is Ella  and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of their 2nd great-grandfather Thomas Franklin Hulgan.

GARRETT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Hanseltine Elizabeth Garrett
is 149 years old today, born in 1861.  Hansel is the wife of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Franklin Hulgan, the brother of their 3rd great-grandfather John Miller Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/NAUGHER
Cindy Dean Stowe
is 43 years old today, born in 1967.  Cindy is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  Cindy's mother is Evelyn Coradean Naugher the sister of Tara's Grandfather, Moses S. NaugherHAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Robert Sanford
died 114 years ago today in 1896 when he was 24 years old. Robert 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's father is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, AL November 4, 1847 and begot Moses Service Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather in 1851.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Meet the family for December 18th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amanda Jane Kenley
died 147 years ago today in 1863 at the age of 23.  Amanda is the boy's 3rd great-grandaunt, the first wife of David Stanford and the sister of David's second wife Nancy Ann Kenley.  Amanda died after giving birth to David's 3rd child, Mary A. Stanford.  Mary was born October 8, 1863 and died November 17, 1863.  Her mother Amanda died a month later.  David waited a reasonable 2 years before he married Amanda's sister, Nancy who is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Their first child was the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Jennie Stanford, born in 1865.  Nancy and David had 10 children together.  Their last 5 children included 2 sets of twins.  All five were girls and only one lived to be 2 years old.  They were Dolly M. Stanford, Cora E. Stanford, Josephine Stanford, Etta May Stanford and Effa June Stanford.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher and Minnie Lee Roberts'
106th anniversary is today, married in 1904 when he was 20 and she was 17 years old.  James is Tara and Calum's great-granduncle, the brother of Horace Savage Naugher.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Hall
is 274 years old today, born in 1736.  Joseph is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle, brother of Experience Hall.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mahala Earnest
is 199 years old today, born in 1811.  Mahala is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt,  the sister of Rachel Earnest, their 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown, Lottie's mother.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ward
is 343 years old today, born in 1667.  Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt twice.  Once for her brother Thomas Ward, Sr. the boys' 9th great-grandfather, and once for her sister Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents also.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Fenner
died 409 years ago today in 1601 at the age of 61 in Horley, Surrey, , England.  Thomas is the boys' 12th great-grandfather.  He married Mary and begot Arthur Fenner in 1575.  Arthur married Sarah Browne in 1614 and begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward in 1660 and begot the aforementioned Thomas Ward, Sr. and Phoebe Ward.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Noah Benjamin Chambers
is 131 years old today, born in 1879.  Noah is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SELLS/Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William W. Sells
died 136 years ago today in 1874 at the age of 79 in Henderson, IL.  William is the husband of the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Sarah Le Fevre, the sister of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Meet the family for December 17th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Stephen Snow
died 305 years ago today in 1705 at age 69 in Eastham Barnstable, Massachusetts.  Steve is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, brother of Sarah Snow who married William Walker in Eastham, Mass. January 25, 1655.  They are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  Stephen was probably named after his grandfather, Stephen Hopkins.  Stephen Hopkins and his family including Stephen Snow's mother Constance Hopkins/Snow where passengers aboard the Mayflower in 1620.  Constance and Nicholas Snow, the boys' 11th great-grandparents had 10 children.  Our line flows down through Sarah Snow, born in 1632.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COATS/FARMER/KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
William Enoch Coats
is 124 years old today, born in 1886.  William is the kids' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Mary Jane Farmer, the kids' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Mary Jane's father is Reubin Farmer, the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Malinda Farmer who married Lewis Kelley in Tenn. in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelley in 1856.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot Ida Jane McMurry in 1881. Ida is the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Meet the family for December 16th

WOODEN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MYER-WOODEN
Nancy Darlene Myer
is 54 years old today, born in 1956. I'm going to repeat what I wrote last year because after re-reading it, I feel exactly the same if not stronger.  It is rare in an individual's time continuum that an event so special as to change life as you know it occurs, but that is what happened to me when I met Darlene Myer.  Just to show you; when all seems darkest, the next moment everything could change, and that is exactly what happened to me.  Never give up on the amazing experience that life is.  I was ending a very bad relationship and was at lunch with a close friend, David Cooper, discussing my options when a beautiful woman at a table near us caught my eye.  I pointed her out to David and he said that he knew her and asked if I would like to meet her.  I said absolutely.  That was the beginning of my relationship with Nancy Darlene Myer 28 years ago.  If it is possible to have a best friend, a business partner, a soul mate and a wonderful spouse all rolled up in one person, then that is was I have with Darlene.  I bless the day we met and look forward to growing older together everyday.  If you know us, you know how you are related to Darlene and what she means in your life.  If you don't know Darlene, I am profoundly sorry for you.  Happy Birthday Dar!!!!!!!  And many, many more. - jerry

COTTON/
WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/BRADLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Bradley Banks
died 172 years ago today in 1838.  David is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother Sally Gold.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martin Van Buren Brown
died 86 years ago today in 1924 at age 87 in Henry county MO.  Marty is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Cornelius VanCise, Jr.
is 223 years old today, born in 1787, exactly one year after his parents wedding.  John is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton.  Polly is the sister of 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Cornelius VanCise, Sr. and Deborah Murray's
224th anniversary is today, married in 1786 but not blood relations.  I just thought it interesting that their son was born on this day too.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/HETHORN/BRIDGFORTH
Edward Garland Bagley and Ethel Clare Hethorn's
102 anniversary is today, married in 1908 when he was 24 and she was 21 years old.  Edward and Ethel are Andrew and Bryan's Great-grandparents.  They begot 5 children with Sudie Seay Bagley being the 2nd born.  Sudie married the next contestant, Edward McPhail Bridgforth in 1931 and begot 3 more Bridgforth boys.

BRIDGFORTH
Edward McPhail Bridgforth
died 58 years ago today in 1951 at age 45.  Edward is Andrew and Bryan's grandfather.  Edward married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931 and they begot John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1944.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Infant Chambers
is 129 years old today, born in 1881.  This baby is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Barnett
is 207 years old today, born in 1803.  Martha is the kids' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Abel M. Barnett.  Their parents are David Barnett and Sarah Phillips.  Martha married Fountain Wood.  Martha died in 1870 in Madison, Georgia.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Meet the family for December 15th

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Sumner Cotton
is 137 years old today, born in 1873. Born to Hubbard Cotton and Mary Hazelitt these twin brothers (see James Rodrick Cotton below) were born in New York.  They are the boys' 2nd great-granduncles.  It is said that they fell in love with the same woman, Marie Burquist.  I show both of them married to her, so I don't really know which one ended up with her.  I also show that she had children with both of them, so maybe they both did.  Interesting sibling dynamic

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Rodrick Cotton
is 137 years old today born in 1873.  Twin brother of Charles Sumner Cotton.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Marshall Cotton and Marium Luticia Williamson's
142st anniversary is today, married in 1868 when he was 19 and she was 21 years old in Georgetown, NY.  Henry is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the aforementioned Hubbard Cotton.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gold
died 255 years ago today in 1755 at 2 months of age in Fairfield CT.  John was the first born of Abel Gold and Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great grandparents.  The 3rd born of their 11 children was Talcott Gold the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Banks
died 105 years ago today in 1905 at age 40. Julia is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Ira Bradley Banks, their 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via the same mother Sally Gold.

?/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susan Ray
died 151 years ago today in 1859 at age 61 in Gardner, Sangamon, Illinois.  I don't know Susan's maiden name, but she married Thomas Ray and they are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Thomas B. Ray in 1841 who married Charlotte Brown February 13, 1865 in Sangamon, IL.  They begot Lotti B. Ray on Christmas day in 1865 and Charlotte died in January.  Lotti later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in Appleton City, Mo and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Gordon Stephen Hulgan
is 123 years old today, born in 1887.  Gordon is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Gordon's father is William Wallace Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lucy Ann Kelley
is 154 years old today, born in 1856.  Lucy is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 children, the 3rd of which was Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot 8 children, the 3rd of which is Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

LANE/BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Dawson B. Lane
is 148 years old today, born in 1862.  Dawson is the second husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandmother, Lucy Emline Barnett.  Lucy's first husband is Dedrick Henry Meyer who died April 11, 1889 in Winterville, Georgia from smoke inhalation helping to put out a fire.  Lucy then took her 6 children and moved to Alabama and changed the spelling of the family name from Meyer to Myer.  In 1896 at age 37 Lucy married Dawson B. Lane, age 33.  They had 4 more children with the last two, both girls not living more than a year.  Even though Lucy married a much younger man this time, Dawson still died in 1923 at age 60, 7 years before Lucy in 1930 at age 71.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Silas Polk Johnson
is 176 years old today, born in 1834.  Silas is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden and is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

Meet the family for December 14th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lou Powell Crow
died 94 years ago today in 1916.  Lou is the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lou's father is Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the brother of John Christopher Crow who married Mary Jane Cothern May 2, 1872 and they begot 11 children with 3rd great-grandmother, Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born in 1876.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 boys between 1901 and 1912 when the last, Oscar Thomas "Coon" Brown was born.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elba Wooden
died 83 years ago today in 1827 at age 64 in Salem, Marion, IL.  Elba is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph R. Wooden, born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Elba married Frederick Songer Young March 12, 1890 in Clay county, IL and begot 3 children.  Pearl, the oldest married a Cantrell and had two children, Carl Y. Cantrell around 1916 and Lee W. Cantrell about 1918.  They are both 2nd cousins twice removed.  Pearl's youngest son, Verle Wooden Young married Edith Tippetts and begot 5 Young children. Two boys and three girls.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan H. Wooden
is 88 years old today, born in 1922.  Nathan is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed from a different sibling of Joseph R. WoodenHarvey Houston Wooden, Joseph's youngest sibling and the boys' 2nd great-granduncle was born May 22, 1878 in IL.  He married Myrtle M. Anderson and begot 10 Wooden children, 6 girls and 4 boys.  The youngest was Nathan H. Wooden.  Nathan married Helen Jean Whaley in Indiana August 22, 1949.  They had at least a boy and a girl.  Both are still living.  Helen died in 2007 a year after Nathan in April of 2006 at age 83.  Their girl married Brent Riley and they had Sean Riley and a still living Riley girl who married Esmir Krivdic and is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. is 387 years old today, born in 1623.  This Nathan is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Fairfield, CT and married Sarah Phippen in Fairfield May 14, 1660.  They begot a boy and a girl.  Nathan Gold, Jr. born in 1663 married Hannah Talcott May 14, same as his parents, in 1686.  They had 7 children before she died.  He remarried and had 5 more with Sarah CookSamuel Gold from Nathan's first wife married Esther Bradley and they begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in Fairfield December 19, 1754 and begot 11 children, the 3rd of which is Talcott Gold in 1759.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Johnson
is 152 years old today, born in 1858.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Joseph E. Johnson, the boy's 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 and later begot the aforementioned Joseph R. Wooden.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet the family for December 13th

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Gerald Wayne McMurrey
is 66 years old today, born in 1944.  Jerry is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.

COATS/FARMER/KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Robert M. Coats
died 88 years ago today in 1922 at age 69.  Bob is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Mary Jane Farmer.  Mary's father is Reubin Farmer the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Malinda Farmer who married Lewis Kelley in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelley in 1856.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot Ida Jane McMurrey in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

McELROY/BARNETT/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Charles G. McElroy and Frances S. Barnett's
159th anniversary is today, married in 1851 when she was 30 in Oglethorpe county, Georgia.  Frances is the kids' 1/2 5th great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Abel M. Barnett through a common father, David Barnett and Frances' mother Louvicy Hayes the second wife of David.  Abel's mother is Sarah Phillips.  Sarah and David were married April 7, 1791-1798 in Oglethorpe, Georgia and Sarah died in 1819 after begetting 9 children with David.  David then married Louvicy February 18, 1819 and begot 8 more children together for a total of 17 for David.

BARNETT/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Stella Irene Barnett
died 44 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 87 in Winterville, Georgia.  Stella is the kids' 3rd cousin 5 times removed and the wife of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer.  They are not related to each other, it just so happened that Dedrick's father John Hammond and his brother Dedrick Henry Meyer the kids' 3rd great-grandfather, lines both married into the Barnett family.  Dedrick Henry Meyer married Lucy Emline Barnett and John Hammond Myer's son Dedrick Hammond Meyer married Stella Irene Barnett, Lucy's 3rd cousin.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Rebecca Elizebeth Sims
is 121 years old today, born in 1889. Rebecca is Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margret Izora Sims who married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902.  They begot Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hazelitt Cotton
died 95 years ago today in 1915 at the age of 53 in Appleton City, St. Clair MO.  Sam is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, the husband of Lotti B. Ray.  They begot the 3 children, Hubbard, Marie and Helen.  Having died so young, Samuel left Lotti to be helped by her children much of her remaining life.  She lived with Marie and her husband, Walter Wooden until her death in 1951.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Warner and Susannah Hall's
298th anniversary is today, married in 1712 when he was 29 and she was 23 years old, in Middletown, Connecticut.  Susannah is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, the sister of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Meet the family for December 12th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

LUTTRELL/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Dialtha Almeda Luttrell
is 181 years old today, born in 1829.  Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandmother, Dialtha married George Washington Hulgan June 8, 1848 in Knox county, Tennessee.  They had 5 children all boys'.

COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Tillman R. Copeland and Taletha Jane Whitlock's
157th anniversary is today, married in 1853 when he was 18 and she was 16 years old, in St. Clair county, Alabama.  Tillman and Taletha are Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 4 children, 3 girls and a boy.  Ruth J. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother was the first born. Ruth married John Miller Hulgan the second child born to the aforementioned George Washington Hulgan and Dialtha Ameda Luttrell.

BRYANT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Jane Bryant
died 75 years ago today in 1935 at age 75 in Painter, Dekalb, Alabama.  Martha is the wife of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, William Wallace Hulgan, the brother of the aforementioned John Miller Hulgan.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

WOOD/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Richard Tholian Wood and Mattie Carolyn Edge's
113th anniversary is today, married in 1897 when they both were 22 years old.  Mattie is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer and are the kids' 2nd great-grandparents.

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Rolf Starling
is 153 years old today, born in 1857.  John is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the last of the 12 children born, Alice Cora Starling.  John was born 21 years before Alice Cora.  He died in Texas and is buried in the Barbee Cemetery in Lone Star, Texas. The following is a picture of John and his wife Mattie Lee Bryson.



TACKETT/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Francis Tackett died 91 years ago today in 1919 at age 22.  Francis is the first wife of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Wiley Thomas "Judge" Starling.  Wiley's father is the aforementioned John Rolf Starling.  Wiley married again in 1923 to Jewel M. Henry and begot 5 children.  Norman Harrison Starling (1923-2008), Elwood J. Starling (1918- ), W. L. Starling (1926- ), Windell Starling and his twin sister Winnell Starling (1929-)

MYER-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Miranda Hooten
is 29 years old today, born in 1981 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIRANDA!!!  Miranda is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  She married P. J. Mitchell and begot Joseph Mitchell in 2002 and Haley Mitchell in 2004, both are the kids' 3rd cousins.  Miranda's parents are Jay Hooten and Melinda Beck, the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the kids' great-grandaunt and the sister of their great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer. 

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COTHERN/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Mary Jane Cothern
died 78 years ago today in 1932 at age 83 in Alabama.  Mary Jane is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  She married John Christopher Crow May 2, 1872 and begot 11 crows (a murder of crows) with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 Brown boys, the last of which was Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar T married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Brown in 1941.

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
William Clee Stimpson
is 94 years old today, born in 1916.  William, whom Darlene claims to have known, is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Fannie Maybell McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, Alabama.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathaniel Gould
died 318 years ago today in 1692 at age 78 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts.  Nate is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and brother of  Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. the boys' 10th great-grandfather.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gershom Bradley
is 298 years old today, born in 1712.  Ger, as we call him in his teens, is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow the wife of Talcott Gold.

Meet the family for December 11th

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Cecil Robert Hulgan
died 43 years ago today in 1967 at age 62.  Cecil is Duard's father and Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather.  He was born in Alabama August 14, 1905 and married Nellie Chambers.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Bradley Banks and Jemima Smith's
155th anniversary is today, married in 1855 when he was 29 and she 20 years old in Sandusky, Ohio.  Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His father is David Bradley Banks, the boys 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother Sally Gold.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac J. Le Fevre
is 170 years old today, born in 1840.  Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed as well.  His father is Isaac Le Fevre, Sr. the boys' 4th great-granduncle and brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson from Kentucky in Salem Indiana March 4, 1824.  They had 10 children with Amanda Johnson being the 5th born.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/NAUGHER
Sandra Ruth Stowe
is 63 years old today, born in 1947.  Sandra is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  Her mother is Tara and Calum's Grandaunt, Margaret Frances Naugher, the sister of Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's grandfather.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Meet the family for December 10th

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Franciska Steible
is 111 years old today, born in 1899.  Franciska is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of his great-grandfather, Al Steible.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

MADDISON/GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Laurence Beckley Maddison
is 41 years old today, born in 1969.  Laurence is the husband of Andrew and Bryan's 1st cousin once removed, Clare Hethorn Garden.  Clare's mother is Sallie Mildred Bagley their grandaunt and sister of Sudie Seay Bagley the boys' grandmother.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.

WELSH/BRIDGFORTH
Louis William Bridgforth and Bertha Maria Welsh's
119th anniversary is today, married in 1891 when he was 28 and she was 23 years old.  Louis and Bertha are Andrew and Bryan's great-grandparents.  The begot 6 Bridgforth children with the 5th being Edward McPhail Bridgforth, the boys' grandfather.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KNEFF/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anderson Kneff
died 107 years ago today in 1903 at the age of 79.  Andy is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Catherine Kneff who married Isaac Austin Stanford October 8, 1835 in Tippecanoe, Indiana.  Isaac and Catherine begot 12 children with the second born being David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

Meet the family for December 9th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

PEARL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cynthia A. Pearl
is 177 years old today, born in 1833.  Cindy is David Stanford's third wife.  David is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather and the father of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COTHERN/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Mary Jane Cothern
is 161 years old today, born in 1849. Mary Jane is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  She married John Christopher Crow May 2, 1872 and begot 11 children.  The 3rd born was Ella Mariah Crow on September 21, 1876 in Alabama.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 children, with the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar married Donie Mae Mayne, the girls' 2nd great-grandmother, in 1936.  They begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Brown in 1941.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ruth Ann Galt
died 16 years ago today in 1994 in Hialeah, Florida at age 97.  Ruth is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Thomas Resin Galt, their 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and they are the parents of Hubbard Ray Cotton, Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother, and Helen Mar Cotton.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
is 120 years old today, born in 1890.  Tom is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims.  Margret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.  Lola married Al Steible and begot Betty Steible in 1928.  Betty married Jerry Wooden in 1950 and the rest is history.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILHOIT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Israel Wilhoit
died 119 years ago today in 1891.  Israel is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Malinda Mahala Wilhoite who married Robert Miller Wooden February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky.

Meet the family for December 8th

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Amanda Madonna Stanford
died 47 years ago today in 1963 at age 93 in Clay county, IL.  Amanda is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford.  Their parents are David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Talcott
is 347 years old today born in 1663.  Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Nathan Gold, Jr. Nathan served as colonial Deputy/Lieutenant-Governor of Connecticut from 1708-1724 the time of his death. Nathan is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.

HOORD/GIFFORD/SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jane Hoord
died 519 years ago today in 1491 at the age of 26.  Jane is the boys' 14th great-grandmother.

ROOT/HUBBARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hubbard and Elizabeth Root's
254th anniversary is today, married in 1756 in Middletown, Connecticut.  William and Elizabeth are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They begot Anna Hubbard in 1766.  Anna married Thomas Cotton October 31, 1787 in Middletown and they begot 5 children with the first born being Ira Cotton who later married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Samuel Chambers
is 138 years old today, born in 1872.  William is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of her 2nd great-grandfather, Noah Benjamin Chambers.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

FLEEMAN/BARNETT/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
David A. Barnett and Jane C. Fleeman's
153rd anniversary is today, married in 1857 when he was 24 and she was 23 years old, in Oglethorpe Georgia.

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