Dedrich Homer Myer is 122 years old today, born in 1889. Dedrich was born in Madison GA and died April 20 1953 at age 64 in Tuckers Chapel, AL. He is buried in Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery. Dedrich is the kids' 2nd Great-grandfather. Dedrich married Cora Augusta Edge January 19, 1920 and begot 11 children, Joseph Dedrich Myer (1921- ), John Bruna Myer (1923- ) Nena M. Myer (1924-2011) Thomas Fredrick Myer (1926- ). Melba Cora Myer (1928- ), David Homer Myer (1930- ), Roland Max Myer (1932- ), Bobby Farris Myer (1935-2011), Billy Ray Myer (1937- ), Lelia Jane Myer (1939- ) and Phyllis Joan Myer (1943- ).
Elijah Burt is 136 years old today, born in 1874. Elijah is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed, born in DeKalb, AL and died September 25, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas. Elijah's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt. Tempa's older brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather. Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock Dec 12, 1853 in St. Clair county AL. They begot 4 children, the oldest being Ruth J. Copeland who married John Miller Hulgan Nov 15, 1871 in DeKalb, AL. They begot 6 children, the second one being Thomas Franklin Hulgan born in 1876 in AL. Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather, Aug 14, 1905 in AL. Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.
Isaac Le Fevre died 121 years ago today in 1890 at age 88. Isaac is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-grandmother. Mary M married James Johnson March 4, 1824 in Salem, Indiana and begot 10 children. Amanda Johnson was their 5th child. Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 just 5 months before her twin sister Maranda died.
John Naugher is 197 years old today, born in 1814. John is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 5 times removed. John's father is Jack Naugher, born in Ireland in 1774. He is Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph Naugher also born in Ireland to Daniel Naugher and Mary Jane Stinson, Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandparents, who were married in Ireland in 1774
Joseph D. Savage is 135 years old today, born in 1876. Unfortunately, Joseph died just 20 days before his first birthday on March 4, 1877. Joseph is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle and the 10th of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart. Sallie their oldest married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 in Cherokee, AL and begot 7 children of their own. Horace Savage Naugher, Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather was their 6th child. Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot the other Moses in 1920. M.S. as he was known, married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946 and begot Connie Sue, Brent Stewart and Rhonda Lea Naugher.
John Cotton is 249 years old today, born in 1762 and also died in 1762 on April 9th in Middletown Connecticut along with his twin brother Timothy, our next contestant.
Timothy Cotton is 249 years old today, born in 1762. I find it strange that both John and his twin brother Timothy died on the same day. Tim and John are the boys' 1st cousins 8 times removed. Their father is the brother of William Cotton, the boys' 7th great grandfather whose parents are Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.
Samuel Hall died 271 years ago today in 1740 at age 81 in Middletown, Connecticut. Samuel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather. Samuel married Phoebe Ward in Middletown, CT December 6, 1683. They begot Experience Hall in 1684. Experience is the boys' 8th great-grandmother. Experience Hall is Samuel Cotton's second wife. Old Sam first married Lydia Bates July 22, 1695 in Chelmsford, MA. Lydia died September 9, 1713 in Middletown, CT, probably during child birth, birthing Ebenezer Cotton the Cotton's 7th child. Sam married Experience in 1716 in Middletown, CT and begot 4 more Cotton children. William Cotton born in 1720 married Rebeckah Ward in 1742 and begot the last of their 7 children, Thomas Cotton in 1764. Thomas, the boys' 6th great-grandfather, married Anna Hubbard in 1787 also in Middletown, CT. They begot Ira Cotton in 1788. Ira married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815. This Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 in Cuba New York and begot 3 children, Helen Marshal Cotton, Hubbard Cotton and Henry Marshall Cotton. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 in Hector, New York and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. Haze, as we called him, married Lotti B. Ray Dec 13, 1887 in Appleton City, Mo. I'm not afraid to tell you that Lotti must have had serious skills, because she wasn't the fairest of lasses.
Ozias Hall is 261 years old today, born in 1750. Oz is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of 8th great-grandmother Experience Hall.
Philo D. Walker is 175 years old today, born in 1836. Phil is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Almira Walker both born to 5th great-grandparents, Cady R. Walker and Electa Sparks. Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.
Violet Gardner is 193 years old today, born in 1818. Violet Gardner is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's uncle's wife. Violet's husband is John Arrell Happer whose sister is Sarah Happer. Sarah married Rev. Thomas Galt and begot James Junius Galt in 1835. James is married to Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt. Mary Ann's sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.
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