Monday, April 18, 2011

Meet the family for April 18, 2011


Elisha Ward
died 301 years ago today in 1710 at age 7 months. Eisha is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt and the sister of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.

Nehemiah Burr
is 277 years old today born in 1734.  Nehi is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born to Capt, Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman also the parents of Ellen Burr the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold and are the parents of Talcott Gold.


James Catlett Garrison
died 120 years ago today in 1891 at age 73 in Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama. James is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  James married Sarah Deliliah Tate and begot John Thomas Garrison who married Martha Demaris Grantland and begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John Jr. in 1935.

Leonard "Pete" Carter McKee and Judith May Reeves'
25th anniversary is today, married in 1986 when she was 45, in Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee. Judith is Steve's grandaunt.  She is the sister of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr.


William David Stanford
the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed is 118 years old today born in 1893 to
Mary Molly Spencer and William Henry Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle.  William is the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.


Jimmy Nelson McMurrey
died 13 years ago today in 1998 at age 60.  Jimmy is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Grover Cleveland McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Grover was the 7th born and Ida the 3rd born of the 11 that William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley had.

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