Abigail Gold is 324 years old today, born in 1687 Abigail is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt. She was born in Fairfield, CT and died April 17, 1749 in Ridgefield, CT, at the age of 62. Abby is the oldest of 7 children to Nathan Gold and Hannah Talcott. The boys' line runs through the 4th child Samuel Gold, born in 1692. Samuel married Esther Bradley December 7, 1716 and begot 5 children, Daniel, Hester, Abigail, Abel and Colonel Abraham Gold. The line runs through Abel Gold born September 14, 1727 in Fairfield, CT. Abel died at age 62 on November 11, 1789 also in Fairfield. Abel married Ellen Burr and begot 11 children. The 3rd child was our Revolutionary mariner, Talcott Gold, born in 1759. Talcott married Anna Barlow March 18th 1782 and begot Sally Gold July 10th of 1782. Sally married Ira Cotton, the boys 5th great-grandfather May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815. Samuel married Almira Walker in Cuba, New York in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891 and the rest is history.
Deliverance Cotton and her sister Thankful Cotton are 332 years old today, born in 1679 Deliverance and her twin sister Thankful Cotton were born on February 14, 1679. Something must have been wrong, because Deliverance died on November 9th, 1679 and Thankful died April 16th 1679. The Cotton twins are the boys' 8th great-grandaunts and the sisters of Samuel Cotton born in 1676 also to the Rev. John Cotton and Mary Marie Stowe, the boys' 9th great-grandparents. Samuel married, Experience Hall on February 28th, 1716 in Middletown, CT. They begot 4 children, the 2nd being William Cotton in 1720. William married Rebeckah Ward in 1742 and begot 7 children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born March 26, 1764. Thomas and his wife Anna Hubbard begot 5 children, the first of which was Ira Cotton, born in 1788. Ira as I mentioned above, married Sally Gold. Now both of those branches tie together.
Samuel Burr is 250 years old today, born in 1761. Samuel is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed. Samuel's parents are Amelia Silliman who happens to be the not only the wife of the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr, but also the wife of Abel Gold, making her both the wife of an uncle and a grandfather. Going up the Burr line is Ebenezer's parents, Capt. Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman, the boys' 8th great-grandparents. Ebenezer's sister is the boys' 7th great-grandmother, Ellen Burr. Here is the twist, I think. Ellen Burr is the first wife of Abel Gold and the mother of Talcott Gold, while the aforementioned Amelia Silliman is Abel Gold's second wife and the mother of Sally Gold. Got that? I don't. Ok, I found out that this Sally Gold is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, not the daughter of Talcott Gold. Talcott also named a daughter Sally Gold and she is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, born in 1782 and later to marry Ira Cotton.
Ira Calvin Cotton is 121 years old today, born in 1890. Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Ira is the youngest child to Marium Luticia Williamson and the boys' 3rd great-granduncle Henry Marshall Cotton. Henry is Hubbard Cotton's brother and the son of Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.
Gershom Banks and Mary Perry's 259th anniversary is today, married in 1752 when he was 39 and she was 27 in Greenfield, CT. This one is a little off the beaten path. Gershom had three wives. First Mary Bradley married him May 1, 1739 and she died April 24, 1741. They had one child, Daniel Banks. Then Gershom married Mary's sister Hannah Bradley October 14, 1743. Both Mary and Hannah are the boy's 1st cousin's 9 times removed. Their father is John Bradley, the boys' 8th great-granduncle and the brother of 8th great-grandfather Gershom Bradley (popular name). This Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744 who married David Barlow II in 1764 and begot Anna Barlow in 1763. Anna later married Talcott Gold. Now back to Gershom Banks. Mr. Banks married for the third time when his second wife Hannah Bradley died in child birth in 1749 having their third child. This time he married Mary Perry on this day in 1752. They ended up having 7 children for a total of 11 for Mr. Banks. So in reality, Gershom Banks and Mary Perry are not blood of our family.
Elmer Elsworth Everhart died 43 years ago today in 1968 at age 91, when his nephew slipped him a pint of whiskey in the nursing home and with his pills, he fell asleep and never awakened. Elmer is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather. Elmer married Margret Izora Sims in 1902 and begot 10 children. Steve's Great-grandmother Lola Ray Everhart was the second oldest child. Lola married Ceasar Alford Steible in 1928 and begot Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden in 1950 and the rest is recent history.
John Fidler is 94 years old today, born in 1917. John is the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed. I am pretty sure there are Fidlers that are still alive, but I don't know who they are. John's parents are Tom Fidler and Flora Bell Moore. Flora is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed. Flora's parents are John Clemson Moore and the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Mary Frances Jones. Mary's parents are William M. Jones and the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Maranda Johnson. Maranda's sister is Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden and together are the boys 3rd great-grandparents. Their first born is Joseph R. Wooden who married Margaret Jennie Stanford and begot Walter William Wooden.
Mary Frances Jones died 70 years ago today in 1941 at age 84 in Putnam, IN. As so often happens, multiple members of the same line had an event today. The aforementioned Mary Frances Jones having been born November 15, 1856. Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and the mother of Flora Bell Moore who we talked about above.
Sarah Belle Johnson is 146 years old today, born in 1864. Sarah Belle Johnson is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's 1st cousin's wife. Confused? Me too. Sarah Belle married Samuel W. Songer, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's 1st cousin. Samuel's father is Charles Wayne Songer, the boys 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's uncle. Charles's sister is Sarah Jane Songer, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's mother. Sarah is the mother of Frederick Songer Young, the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Elba Wooden. Elba Wooden's parents are Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson who are also the parents of Joseph R. Wooden the husband of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandparents. Now that wasn't hard, was it?
Pearl Edge is 132 years old today, born in 1879. Pearl is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt. She was born just down the street from us in Wild Cat, Cherokee, GA. Pearl is the 4th of 9 children that Ace Gwinn Edge and Regina Ann Elizibeth Sims had. Joseph Lewis Edge, their oldest child, married Alice Cora Starling and are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents. Joseph and Alice's 2nd child was Cora Augusta Edge who married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19th 1920 and begot their 7th child, Roland Max Myer in 1932. Dick, as we know him, married Ella Ween Brown.
John Bruna Myer is 88 years old today, born in 1923. John is the kids' great-granduncle, the brother of Roland Max Myer (Dick). John died at age 14 when his appendix ruptured.
Terry Elmo Stowe is 57 years old today, born in 1954. Terry is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed. His mother is Margaret Frances Naugher, Tara and Calum's grandaunt and sister of Tara and Calum's grandfather, Moses S. Naugher.
William Wallace Hulgan died 76 years ago today in 1935 at age 77 in Painter, Dekalb, Alabama. Bill is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather who married Ruth J. Copeland November 15, 1871 in Dekalb, AL. They begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876 and he married Della D. Berryhill. They are the parents of Ella and Mason's great-grandfather, Cecil Robert Hulgan.
Susan Wooden is 191 years old today, born in 1820. Susan is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather. They, and 9 others were born to Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Mahala Wilhoite in Kentucky. Susan was the 6th born and Andrew the 11th born.
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