Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Meet the family for February 2, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Gold II
died 188 years ago today in 1823 at the age of 56 in Roxbury, NY  The boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed and the son of Colonel Abraham Gold and Elizabeth Burr.  Colonel Gold is the brother of Abel Gold, the boys'7th great-grandfather.  Abel is the father of Talcott Gold.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Walker
is 258 years old today, born in 1753.  James is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Marshall Walker who married Hannah Dunbar and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents, the parents of Cady R. Walker who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.

DE HASTINGS/DE COTTEN/COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John De Hastings
died 652 years ago today in 1359 at the age of 44 in Chebsey, Stone, Staffordshire, England. John De Hastings and his wife Juliane Leyburne are the boys' 22nd great-grandparents.  John was born in Leamington House, Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire, England in 1315.  He died in Chebsey, Stone, Staffordshire, England in 1359.  John and Juliane begot Alice De Hastings who married Thomas De Cotten and became the boys' 21st great-grandparents and the parents of John I De Cotten (1357-1393). John I De Cotten was born in Cotten Hall, Landwade, Cabridge, England and married Bridget Grace and begot Walter Cotten in 1389.  Walter married Joan Rede in 1400 (that would make him 11 and her 20).  They begot William De Cotten that same year. Walter and Joan died the same day (makes you wonder how doesn't it) on May 14th 1445 in Landwade, Cambridge, England.  (see  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18944 )  More info in a great old book I found on line titled "The Baronetage of England" by Thomas Wotton, Edward Kimber, Richard Johnson.  This book describes the family well. We have a couple of knights in our family. http://books.google.com/books?id=EvQfAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA382&lpg=RA1-PA382&dq=1445+Landwade,+Cambridge,+England&source=web&ots=kpgo35L_Dg&sig=YgO-A3KPfi5Ga-Gjp4eDhIjdlMM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

GRIFFIN/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Alpheus Ethebrit Griffin
is 118 years old today, born in 1893.  Al is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Clemontina Brown the sister of  the kids' 3rd great-grandfather Oscar Routh Brown who married Ella Mariah Crow.

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Anna Emmizetta Brown died 56 years ago today in 1955 at age 95 in Los Angeles, CA.  Anna is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Oscar Routh Brown.  They are the 6th and 7th children born of the 11 begot by Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Carl McCaw
is 110 years old today, born in 1901  Carl is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His parents are the 1st cousins William McCaw Johnson and Nora Catherine Moore.

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lincoln McCaw
is 101 years old today, born in 1910  Robert is Carl's younger brother.  They were born the same day 9 years apart.  This is a weird family,  hope I find out more.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/BACKMAN/WOODEN
Diedre Diane Reeves
is 52 years old today, born in 1959.  Diedre is the sister of Steve's mother Mittie Reeves.  Diedre married Gary Duane Backman, Jr and begot Joshua Duane Backman in 1983 and Jessica Diane Backman in 1987.  They are both Steve's 1st cousins.

GARRISON/SIMS/REEVES/WOODEN
Eldred Maurice Sims and Johnnye Douzie Garrison's
76th anniversary is today, married in 1935 when he was 24 and she was 18 years old in Morgan, Alabama.  Johnnye is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of Steve's great-grandmother Sarah Eloise Garrison.  Johnnye married Eldred and begot 4 Sims children, Josephine, Lula June, Marcia Elaine and Eldred.  All are Steve's 1st cousins twice removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
John Thomas Stewart
is 149 years old today, born in 1862.  John is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Stewart, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother.  Frances was the first born and John was the last born of the 11 children born to John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale before John Sr. was killed in battle in Corinth Mississippi.  Unfortunately John Jr. like his father died in 1862, Sr. April 6th and Jr. August 25th.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Joseph M. Martin
died 105 years ago today in 1906 at age 78 in Habersham, GA  Joseph is Ella and Mason's 4th great-granduncle and the second child of the 4 that John Martin and Matilda Priscilla Goode, Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandparents, had.  Joseph is the brother of his older sister Delila Caroline Martin born in Hall county, GA and married William H. West Aug 29, 1850.  They begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854 who married John Henry Chambers and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879. Noah is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather who married Dellia Keever and begot Nellie Chambers Ella and Mason's Great-grandmother and the mother of Duard Robert Hulgan.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MITCHELL/HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
P. J. Mitchell
is 31 years old today, born in 1980.  P.J. is the husband of the kids' 2nd cousin once removed, Miranda Hooten.  Miranda's mother is Melinda Beck their 1st cousin twice removed whose mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the sister of Dick Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John Hammond Meyer died 90 years ago today in 1921 at age 76 in Winterville GA where he is buried on his son's birthday.  John is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Dedrich Henry Meyer, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather who both came from Germany to settle in Winterville GA.  John married Elizabeth Hale and begot their first son of their eventual 8 children also on this day.

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Dedrick Hammond Meyer
is 137 years old today, born in 1874.  Dedrick is the first son of John and Elizabeth.  He later married Stella Irene Barnett and because Dedrich Henry Meyer also married a Barnett, Lucy Emilne Barnett, the kids' are double related to Dedrick.  He is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed and the husband of their 3rd cousin 5 times removed.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
William "Willie" Bagley Bridgforth
would be 73 years old today, born in 1938. Willie is Andrew and Bryan's Uncle, the brother of their father, John or Jack, Baskerville Bridgforth.  Willie died at age 66 in Kenbridge, Virginia Sepember 11, 2004.

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