Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meet the family for February 20, 2011


Alisa Annette Reeves
is 54 years old today, born in 1957.  Alisa is Steve's Aunt, the sister of Steve's mother Mittie.  Alisa married John Bedford Backburn, Jr. and begot John III and Justin Thomas Blackburn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISA!


Charles C. Cotton
died 55 years ago today in 1956 at age 57 in Butte, California. Charles is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed. Charles' father is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Charles G. Cotton.  Charles G's father is Cyrus H. Cotton, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed and his father is Chauncey H. Cotton , the boys' 5th great-granduncle and the brother of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

Sarah Sherwood
is 285 years old today, born in 1726. Sarah is the boy's 8th Great-grandmother.  Sarah married Gershom Bradley and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  This Sarah married David Barlow August 9th, 1764 in Greenfield, Connecticut.  They begot Anna Barlow, the boy's 6th great-grandmother and the wife of Talcott Gold.  They produced Sally Gold who married Ira Cotton in 1811 and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton who married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.  Hubbard, the boys 3rd great-grandfather, married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married Lotti B. Ray the mother of Marie Cotton, Walter Wooden's wife


Isaac Stanford
is 143 years old today, born in 1868.  Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Jacob K. Stanford the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford their 3rd great-grandfather.

Olive Bell Bennett
died 50 years ago today in 1961 at age 80 in Bowdre, Illinois.  Olive is the boy's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Olive's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boy's 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her brother is David Stanford the husband of Nancy Ann Kenley and are the parent's of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boy's 2nd great-grandmother.  Margaret of course married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden.


Mary Ann Molly Bryant
died 130 years ago today in 1881 at age 26 in Dekalb county, AL. Mary is the 1st wife of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan.  Stephan produced a bunch of Hulgans.  Mary died young after producing 2 children.  Stephan married again the next year, this time to Elizabeth Ann Gaultney.  Elizabeth begot 6 more Hulgans in Dekalb county, AL.  Washington Columbus Bartlett Hulgan (1881-?), Walter Verdell Hulgan (1882-1967), George Darius Hulgan (1884-1967), Wallace Henry Hulgan (1885-1950). Jesse Alma Hulgan (1889-1953) and John Caldwell Hulgan (1893-1954).  Those are all Ella and Mason's 1st cousins 4 times removed.  Stephan himself is from a family of 4 Hulgan boys and one girl.  Stephan is the oldest (1848-1920), then John Miller Hulgan (1852-1939), Ella and Mason's 3rd Great-grandfather, the Francis M. Hulgan (1854-?), William Wallace Hulgan (1858-?) and Thomas Franklin Hulgan (?).  John Miller Hulgan married Ruth J. Copeland and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan (named after John's youngest brother).  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Duard's father.


Benjamin Barnett Meyer and Martha Sue Dawson's
90th anniversary is today, married in 1921 when he was 20 and she was 19 years old.  Benjamin is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

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