Deborah Ann Wooden is 56 years old today, born in 1955. Debbie is the only daughter of Jerry Wooden Sr's brother Bud (Walter) and his wife Ruth Schuchert's marriage. Debbie married John Baskerville Bridgforth on April 24th 1982 in Jefferson Texas. Debbie is Steve Jr's 1st cousin once removed. She and John have a set of twins, Bryan Wooden Bridgforth, and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth, born in 1983. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBORAH ANN, HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!
Andrew Jackson Wooden died 104 years ago today in 1907 at age 73 in IL. Andrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather. He married Amanda Johnson November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN. They begot 6 children, Joseph R., Jeremaih, Elba, Minnie Hodges, Lola and Harvey Houston Wooden in 1878. Pretty cool that Deborah Ann Wooden, Andrew's great-great-granddaughter was born on this day and named one of her son's Andrew.
John Merritt Hawley and Lula Belle Taylor's 109th anniversary is today, married in 1902 in Archer Texas when he was 30 years old and she was 18. John is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed. His mother is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Lucy Ann Stonestreet whose mother is Ruth Wooden, the sister of Robert Wooden, the boys' 5th great-grandfather. Robert married Jane Barnhill December 26, 1809 in Jefferson Kentucky and begot 4 Wooden children with Robert Miller Wooden, being the last born in 1796. Robert Miller married Malinda Mahala Wilhoite February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky and they begot 11 children before Robert Miller Wooden died in 1835. His last child born is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden, born in 1833.
Cynthia A. Pearl died 94 years ago today in 1917 at age 83 in IL. Cynthia was born on Dec 9th 1833 in Portsmouth Ohio. She is the third wife of the boys' 3rd great-grandfather David Stanford. As we found out last year, David was no loner. He liked companionship, as we all usually do. After his first wife, Amanda Jane Kenley died on Dec 18, 1863, he waited 2 years and married her sister, Nancy Ann Kenley on Feb 27, 1865 in Clay county IL. Nancy kicked in 9 more children to her sister's 3. Nancy died on Oct 26, 1888 in Camargo, IL. He again waited 2 years before getting married to Cynthia on Jan 14th 1890.
Purly Pearley J. Bennett is 132 years old today, born in 1879. She was born on Jan 2 1879 in Stanford, Clay county, IL. Purly is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, which means the common relative is, of course, the aforementioned David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather. Weird how this always happens. Here is how it tracks. Purly is the oldest of 7 children from the marriage of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford and her husband Morris Bennett married on March 13th of 1877 in Flora, Boone, IL. Catherine is David Stanford's younger sister. She was born 11th out of 12 children on August 26th 1858 to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff. David was the second oldest child born on November 8th in 1837, so my records show that David had already left the family and started his own when his sister Catherine was born. They probably didn't even know each other very well, if at all.
Rebecca Cotton is 358 years old today. Rebecca Cotton was born on this day in 1653 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. Rebecca is from a long line of Cottons and is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt. She is the younger sister of the Reverend John Cotton, born Dec 1, 1643 in England and died in 1683 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Their parents were William Serg Cotton and Ann Graves, Steve's 10th great-grandparents. Quickly, the line descends like this:
William Serg Cotton and Ann Graves married on July 10th 1637 in VA. They begot Reverend John Cotton on Dec 1, 1643. John married Mary Marie Stowe around 1666 in Concord, Mass. They begot Samuel Cotton on Feb 21 of 1676 in Concord. Samuel married Experience Hall on Feb 28th of 1716 in Middletown, CT. They begot William Cotton on Sep 18, 1720 in Middletown, CT. He married Rebeckah Ward on Sep 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT. They begot Thomas Cotton on March 26, 1764 in Middletown. He married Anna Hubard on Oct 31, 1787 in Middletown. They begot Ira Cotton on Aug 20th 1788 in Middletown. He married Sally Gold on May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton on April 7th 1815 in Delaware, NY. Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 in Cuba, Allegany, NY. They begot Hubbard Cotton in Apr of 1838 in Friendship, Allegany, NY. He married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton on June 17, 1862 in Friendship, NY. Samuel Hazelitt married Lotti B. Ray on Dec 13, 1887 in Appleton City, MO. They begot Marie Antoinette Cotton on November 26, 1891 in Appleton City, MO. She married Walter William Wooden Sr. on May 8, 1910.
Margaret Jaeger is 119 years old today, born in 1892. Maggie is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed. Her mother is Helen Altana Powers whose mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton born in 1815 to their common mother Sally Gold.
Emelia Clinton died 188 years ago today in 1923 at age 58 in Rutherford county, NC She was born in 1765 in Surry county VA. Emelia is Ella Marie and Mason's 7th great-grandmother on the Chamber's side of the Hulgan family. Emelia married Robert Webb and begot Phoebe Webb in 1788. Phoebe married Richard Goode on Sep 19th 1808 in Rutherford, NC. She was 20 and he was 25 years old. They begot Matilda Priscilla Goode on April 28th 1810 in Rutherford, NC. Matilda met a man from Jackson, GA named John Martin. The got married on June 16th 1833 in Hall county GA. They begot 4 children, the oldest was Delila Caroline Martin, born and died in Hall county, GA. Delila married William H. West on August 29th 1850 in Hall county. They had 5 children, the second of which was Sarah Matilda West. Sarah married John Henry Chambers on Dec 24th, 1871, she at age 17 and he 23. They had 9 children, the 6th one is Ella and Mason's Great, great-grandfather, Noah Benjamin Chambers, born on Dec 18th 1879 in GA. He married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot their first child Nellie Chambers on September 30th 1909 in GA. Nellie later married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot their youngest, Duard Robert Hulgan, on July 7th 1953. Duard married Thereasa Ellen Myer (please let me know the date) and begot 3 girls, Kellie Marie in 1980, Heather Leigh in 1983 and Haley Dabeth Hulgan in 1997. Kellie of course married Aaron Hosler and begot Ella Marie Hosler on September 23rd of 2008 in fort Payne AL and Heather married Jeremy Knowles and begot Mason Daniel Knowles April 25, 2010 in North Carolina.
Robert M. Coats is 158 years old today, born in 1853. Robert M. Coats, the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Mary Jane Farmer, is 156 today. Robert was born in 1853 in AL. He died on Dec 13, 1922. The common ancestors should be the kids' 6th Great, grandparents. Let's check it out. Mary Jane Farmer is the oldest child of Reubin Farmer and Mary Farmer, the kids' 5th great-granduncle and wife. Reubin's older sister Malinda Farmer born Aug 29th 1827 is the kids' 5th great-grandmother, and their parents are Jonathon Farmer and Tempa, the kids' 6th great-grandparents. Here is the line progression:
Jonathon Farmer and Tempa married about 1820 in SC. They begot Malinda Farmer on Aug 29, 1827 in SC. Malinda married Lewis Kelly around 1840 in Tennessee. They begot Lucy Ann Kelly on Dec 15, 1856 in AL. Lucy married Wilkes C. McMurrey and begot Ida Jane McMurrey on July 2, 1881 in AL. Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne on Dec 31, 1899 in Cherokee county, AL. They begot Donie Mae Mayne on Jan 22, 1909 in AL.
Leler Jane Myer died 45 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 83. Leler is the kids' 2nd great-grandaunt. Her father is Dedrick Henry Meyer, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather. She is the sister of Dedrich Homer Myer born in 1889 and the kids' 2nd great-grandfather.
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