Friday, February 04, 2011

Meet the family for February 4, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WRIGHT/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Bernice Wright
is 106 years old today, born in 1905.  Fran is the wife of 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Arnot Mathew Smith.  Arnot is the son of 2nd cousin 5 times removed Waite L. Cleveland whose father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Morgan's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Ira Cotton born in 1788 to Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard and later to marry Sally Gold, daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Ira and Sally begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815 who is the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

BOUDINOT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Penn Boudinot
is 181 years old today, born in 1830.  This is one of those rare occasions when a person is a multiple relation.  William is related 3 ways.  He is the boys' 4th cousin 6 times removed, via the Gold line, their 6th cousin 6 times removed via the Wakeman/Hopkins line and their 8th cousin 6 times removed via the Hopkins/Poole line.  William's mother is Harriet Ruggles Gold, whose father is Capt. Benjamin Gold, whose father is the Rev. Hezekiah Gold, whose father is Hezekiah Gold whose brother is 8th great-grandfather, Samuel Gold.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert Hulgan
died 184 years ago today in 1827 at age 47 in , Maury, Tennessee.  Robert is Ella and Mason's 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Stephen Hulgan.  They were born to Thomas Hulgan and Fanny Ray, both in 1780 making them twins.  Stephen married Sarah Miller and are Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandparents.  They begot 6 Hulgans with George Washington Hulgan born in 1818 the 4th born.  Several of the children of Stephen Hulgan and Sarah Miller's children bare the middle name of Miller for Sarah's family.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODSMALL/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall and Malinda Mahala Wilhoite's
171st anniversary is today.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BRINDLEY/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ruth Brindley
is 104 years old today, born in 1907.  Ruth is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Leler Jane Myer the sister of 2nd great-grandfather, Dedrich Homer Myer.  Leler married Euclid Vernon Brindley, Sr. October 2, 1902 and begot 8 children.  Ruth was the first girl born and the 3rd over all.




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