Mary Lelia West was born on this day 154 years ago in 1857 in Hall, GA. She died at age 60 in 1917. Mary is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandaunt. Her older sister Sarah Matilda West is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother. Sarah married John Henry Chambers in Hall county GA on December 24, 1871. They begot 9 children, William Samuel Chambers, Washington Columbus Chambers, James Talley Chambers, Mary Luvady Chambers, John Jovas Chambers, Noah Benjamin Chambers, Robert Fletcher Chambers, Infant Chambers and Walter Arny Chambers. Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and they are Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandparents. The begot 4 children, Nellie Chambers, Gid Chambers, Ede Chambers, Mary Dee Chambers. Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Ella and Mason's Grandfather, Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.
Rufus Webster Savage died on this day in 1943, 68 years ago in Piedmont, AL. He was 56 years old. Rufus was born July 29, 1886 in Ladiga, AL. Rufus is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle. Rufus is the youngest of the 17 children that were born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandparents. Sallie E. Savage, the first born, is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother. Sallie was born in 1861, 25 years before Rufus. Sally married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 and begot 7 children. Two of which are older than Sallie's youngest brother Rufus. Kind of weird to think that your mother was having a child at the same time as you were. Sallie and Moses' 6th child was Horace Savage Naugher, born in 1897. Horace is Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather. Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot 9 more Naughers. The second in line was Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's Grandfather, who married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946. They begot three children, Connie Sue, Brent Stewart and Rhonda Lea. Brent is Tara and Calum's father.
Sarah Humphries the boys' 9th great-grandmother, was born on this day in 1659, 352 years ago in Windsor, CT. She died at age 67 on November 28, 1726 in East Hartford, CT. Sara married Richard Burnham Birnham and begot Rebecka Birnham in 1685 in Hartford. Rebecka married Thomas Ward and moved to Middletown, CT. They had 6 children, the last of which was Rebeckah Ward born in 1723 in Middletown, CT. Rebeckah married William Cotton Sep 22, 1742 and begot 7 Cotton children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born March 26, 1764 in Middletown CT. Thomas married Anna Hubbard and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents. They had 5 children, the first of which was Ira Cotton. Ira married Sally Gold and begot just 2 children, the last being Samuel Cheney Cotton born in 1815 in Delaware, NY. Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891. Marie married Walter William Wooden in 1910 and begot Walter William Wooden Jr. in 1924 and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. in 1927. Walter married Ruth E. Schuchert in 1950 and begot Deborah Ann Wooden in 1955. Debbi married John Baskervil Bridgforth in 1982 and begot the twins, Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth in 1983. Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr. married Betty Steible also in 1950 and begot Steven Ray Wooden in 1956. Steven married Mittie Marie Reeves in 1976 and begot Steven Ray Wooden Jr. also in 1983.
William R. Cotton the boys' 6th great-granduncle was born on this day, 261 years ago in Middletown, CT in 1750. William's parents are William Cotton and Rebeckah Ward. William's brother is the aforementioned Thomas Cotton, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.
LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY and also LAY/FENNER/WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lay is 357 years old today, born in 1654. He is the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed. Their mother is Sarah Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandaunt. Sarah's youngest sister is Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother who married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall the boys' 8th great-grandmother. Phoebe Fenner and William Ward also begot Thomas Ward, Sr. who married Anna Tappin and they begot Thomas Ward, Jr. who married Rebecka Birnham and begot Rebeckah Ward. Ok, now Rebeckah Ward married William Cotton who is the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall making his wife Rebeckah also his 2nd cousin.
Fannie Maybell McMurrey is 115 years old today, born in 1896. Fannie is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey. Both were born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly. Fannie was the 9th born of the 11 and married James Thomas Stimpson in Cherokee, AL January 21, 1912. They had 6 children with Virgie M. Stimpson being the first born. Virgie, William Clee, Ralph A., Clifford, Earl and Norman Stimpson are all the kids' 1st cousins 4 times removed.
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