Sunday, January 09, 2011

Meet the family for January 9, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arthur Fenner and Sarah Browne's
397th anniversary is today, married in 1614 when he was 39 and she was 21 years old in Rusper, Sussex, England  Arthur and Sarah are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot 7 children with the 7th one being Phoebe Fenner who married William Ward in Middletown, CT March 28, 1660.  They begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall in Middletown on December 6, 1683 and they begot 6 Hall children with Experience Hall, the boys' 9th great grandmother, being the 1st.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Rachel Galt
died 78 years ago today in 1933 at age 74 in Deepwater, Henry, Missouri, Near the Lake of the Ozarks.  Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Mary's parents are the boys' 4th great-grandparents, Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest, and Mary's sister is Charlotte Brown, the mother of Lottie Ray.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Carl McCaw
died 59 years ago today in 1952 at age 50 in Hammond, Lake, Indiana.  Carl is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  He was born in Cataract, Owen, Indiana on Feb 2, 1901. He died at Hammond, Lake, Indiana.  His parents are William F. McCaw/Johnson and Nora Catherine Moore, the first cousins we talked about yesterday.  Hey, the Royal families of Europe marry their first cousins all the time and they didn't turn out too bad!?  Don't worry boys, no blood from them trickled down to you, these are just cousins.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REIFF/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Rodney Allen Reiff
died 29 years ago today in 1962 at age 36 in Los Angeles, California.  Rodney is Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  His mother is Lillian Ruth Everhart, Steve's great-grandaunt, sister of Lola Ray Everhart who married Al Steible and begot Betty Wooden, Steve's grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Dedrick Hammond Meyer and Stella Irene Barnett's
115th anniversary is today, married in 1896 when he was 21 and she was 16 years old.  As far as we now know, Dedrick is the son of John Hammond Meyer who came to America with his brother, and possibly other family members, around 1870.  They settled in the Winterville Georgia area which was in both Clark county and Oglethorpe county Georgia.  John Hammond Meyer married Elizabeth Hale in 1873 and Dedrick Henry Meyer, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather, married Lucy Emline Barnett in 1875.  John and Elizabeth begot 8 children with Dedrick Hammond Meyer being the first born.  Dedrick Hammond Meyer later married Stella Irene Barnett  the 3rd cousin of Lucy Emline Barnett.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURTRY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Olley McMurtrey
died 181 years ago today in 1830 at the age of 66 in Madison Missouri.  Olley is the kids' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of John McMurtry.  I know the spelling is off but here is what I have.  John married Sarah Anderson and they are the kids' 6th great-grandparents.  They begot William M. McMurrey in 1822.  William married Betsie  and they begot William M. McMurrey, Jr around 1849 who was the first of 13 children.  William M. McMurrey married Lucy Ann Kelley in 1873 and they begot Ida Jane McMurrey in 1881.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Wooden
is 187 years old today, born in 1824.  There are at least 3 Robert Woodens in our family line.  This one was born in 1824 in Oldham, Jefferson, Kentucky and died in 1870 in Oldham.  He is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His father is John Wooden the brother of Robert Wooden, Jr., the first born of 7 to Robert Wooden and Abigail Isabelle Miller.

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