Monday, March 14, 2011

Meet the family for March 14, 2011


Capt., Seth Samuel Burr and Ruth Jennings' anniversary
number 257 is today.  They were married in 1754 in Fairfield Connecticut.  He was 59 years old.  Ruth was Seth's second wife.  His first wife Elizabeth Wakeman is the boys' 8th great-grandmother and the mother of Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold and begot Talcott Gold in 1759 in Fairfield, CT.

Esther Bradley
is 316 years old today, born in 1695 in New Haven, CT.  Esther married Samuel Gold Dec 7, 1716.  They begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and begot Talcott Gold.

Mary De Wessenham
died 512 years ago today in the year 1499 in  England at age 69.  She was born in 1430 in Covington, Huntingdon, England.  Mary is the boys' 17th great-grandmother.  Mary married William De Cotten in Covington, England in the year 1450.  She was 20 and he was 24.  William died the year after their son William Cotten Jr. was born in 1460.  William Jr.'s wife is the only unknown spouse in our line.  They begot Thomas Cotten in 1482 and Thomas married Eleanor Knightley and are the boys' 15th great-grandparents.  They begot another Thomas Cotten in 1507.  Thomas II married Joan Paris and begot Thomas Cotten III in 1529.  Tray married Lucy Harvey and begot Thomas Cotton IV in 1550.  Four married Elizabeth Shirley who would have no more of the numbers game and begot Andrew Cotton and Robert Bruce Cotton.  Andrew the boys' 11th great-grandfather married Joane and begot William Serg Cotton in 1610.  From this point on our tree is pretty well documented.  William Serg Cotton was born in Bunbury England in 1610 but died June 29, 1670 in Boston Mass.  This side of the family were all Puritans, and William married Ann Graves and begot the Rev. John Cotton in 1643.

Wihelmina Jaeger
is 139 years old today, born in 1872.  Willy is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Helen Altana Powers whose mother is 1st cousin 5 times removed Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is 4th great granduncle David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via their common mother Sally Gold.


John Henry Wooden
died 63 years ago today in 1948 at age 81 in Kaufman, Texas.


Mary Elliott Naugher
died 122 years ago today at age 36 in Ambersonville, Cherokee County, AL. Mary is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  She was born May 3, 1852 in Spring Garden, Cherokee, AL.  Her older brother is Moses Service Naugher who married Sallie E. Savage in 1883 and begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara's Great-grandparents.


Nellie Lee McMurrey
died 25 years ago today in 1986 at age 77.  Nellie is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is 3rd great-granduncle, Lee Vernon McMurrey the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3nd great-grandmother.


Elizabeth Hale
died 79 years ago today in 1932 at age 81 in Winterville Georgia.  Elizabeth is the wife of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle., John Hammond Meyer.

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