Sally Ann Cotton was born on this day in Delaware county, NY in 1813, 198 years ago today. Sally lived to be 71 and died in Appleton City, MO on September 14, 1884. Sally is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt. One of two children that I know of begot by Ira Cotton and Sally Gold. Sally's brother is the boys 4th great-grandfather Samuel Cheney Cotton. Samuel married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lotti B. Ray the mother of Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter Wooden and begot Walter, Jerry and Charlotte Wooden.
Anna Barlow died 184 years ago today in 1827 at age 63 in Friendship, Allegany, New York and is buried in Nile Cemetery, Nile, Allegany county, New York. Anna and her husband Talcott Gold are the boys' 5th great-grandparents. They begot 4 girls and 1 boy. Sally Gold, the boys' 4th great-grandfather was the 3rd born. Sally married Ira Cotton May 6, 1811 and they are buried together in Friendship New York
James Noel "Smokey" Everhart, Jr. is 89 years old today, born in 1922. James is Steve's 2nd Great-granduncle, the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather and the man that named me Jughandle.
Jeremiah Sims is 273 years old today, born in 1738. Jeremiah is Steve's 6th great-grandfather. He was born in Culpeper, VA and died in Swiss, Nicholas, WV in 1768. Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in 1753 and begot James Sims and Nancy Ann Sims. James is listed as one of the pioneers of West Virgina and there is quite a bit written about him. He married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (not related to the other Cotton line that I know of) in 1796 and begot 6 children of their own after James' first marriage to Phebe Nalle ended in her drowning death in 1794. Lots of stories surrounded her death, and several law suites, but the story that stuck was that she was visiting a sick friend and while coming home late, her horse threw her while crossing a river.
Rosco McMurrey died 45 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 60 in Wayne, Michigan. Rosco is the kid's 1st cousin 4 times removed. His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey of the family we have talked about a lot recently. Weird how on February 15th Henry Lee McMurrey and Edgar L. McMurrey both died in 1985 and February 18th 1966 Rosco died.
STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHERSally Stewart is 196 years old today, born in 1815. Sally is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart, the Civil War solider. Sally only lived to be 1 year old but John Thomas' first born was Frances Matilda Stewart and she named her first born Sallie E. Savage. That Sallie only lived to be 39 years old but is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother, the mother of Horace Savage Naugher.
Michael Myer was born on this day, but I'm not sure what year. Michael is the kids 1st cousin twice removed. His father is Bobby Farris Myer, the brother of Roland Max Myer.
Mattie Lee Bryson died 82 years ago today in 1929 at age 65. Mattie is the wife of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, John Rolf Starling, the brother of Alice Cora Starling, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.
Mattie and John Starling
David Barnett and Louvicy Hayes's 192nd anniversary is today, married in Madison county, Georgia in 1819 when he was 42 years old. David is the kids' 6th great-grandfather. David and his first wife Sarah Phillips begot 9 children before she died in 1819. The 8th child was Abel M. Barnett who married Rachel Meadows January 11, 1832 in Oglethorpe Georgia and are the kids' 5th great-grandparents.
Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Mahala Wilhoite's 192nd anniversary is today, married in 1819 in Jefferson county, Kentucky when he was 23 and she was 18 years old. Robert and Malinda are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents. They begot 11 children together before Robert died, with the last on being Andrew Jackson Wooden in 1833, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.
Elisa Florence Fritts died 91 years ago today in 1920 in Hendricks, Indiana at age 69. Elisa is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Her mother is Susan Wooden, the sister of the aforementioned Andrew Jackson Wooden.