Saturday, March 26, 2011

Meet the family for March 26, 2011

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
Edward McPhail Bridgforth
Jr. is 76 years old today, born in 1935.  Edward is Bryan and Andrew's Uncle.  Edward is the oldest of the three boys that were born to Edward McPhail Bridgforth Sr. and Sudie Seay BagleyWilliam Bagley Bridgforth is next, born in 1938 and John Baskerville Bridgforth, Debi Wooden's husband, is the youngest, born in 1944.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jerrel Thomas Brown
died 9 years ago today. Jerrel is the kids' great-granduncle.  Jerrel was born to Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne Dec 28, 1941 in Henagar, Dekalb, AL.  He married Nancy Andrews and had 3 girls and 1 boy, Tarrell Brown (1964), Cretia Brown (1973), Mitch Brown (1970-1975) and Yolanda Brown (1963-).  Jerrel died after a heart transplant in Nashville Tennessee in 2002.  We all miss him.  I can't believe it has been 9 years.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ABELL/FRAZIER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard S. Abell
is 80 years old today, born in 1931 in Rhode Island.  Richard is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  He died May 15, 1985 in Moorpark, Ventura, CA.  Here is how it tracks.  Richard's father is Robert Frazier Abell Sr., the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  Robert's mother is Lena V. Frazer, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Cotton
is 247 years old today, born in 1764. There are 4 Thomas Cottons in our family line and 3 Thomas Cottens.  This Thomas is the boys' 6th great-grandfather, born in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  He died April 9, 1856 also in Middletown.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard Oct 31, 1787 in Middletown and begot 5 children, the oldest being Ira Cotton.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bradley David Banks
is 153 years old today, born in 1858.  Brad is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, born to 1st cousin 5 times removed, Ira Bradley Banks.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother, Sally Gold.

WRIGHT/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Bernice Wright
died 10 years ago today in 2001.  Fran is the second wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Arnot Mathew Smith, Sr.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jemima Hall
is 253 years old today, born in 1758.  Jem is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall, III.  Samuel's father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of .Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Walker
died 335 years ago today in 1676 at the age of 18.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle and their 3rd cousin 11 times removed, twice.  John is the brother of 9th great-grandfather, Jabez Walker who married Elizabeth Fuller in Harwich, Masachusetts in 1699.  They later begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702 who was the first of a long line of Walker Grandfathers down to Cady R. Walker, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 in Cuba New York.

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