Thursday, April 21, 2011

Meet the family for April 21, 2011


Thomas Sims
died 227 years ago today in 1784 at age 82 in Culpeper county Virginia. Thomas is Steve's 7th great-grandfather.  Thomas married Rebecca Petty November 30 1725 in Richmond, Virginia and begot 10 children over the next 18 years.  I show Rebecca being born in 1720.  That is either wrong or Rebecca shouldn't even be in the family.  Then came Thomas 1726, James 1728, William 1728 (another set of twins), Elizah 1732, Amy 1734, Sarah 1736, Steve's 6th great-grandfather Jeremiah Sims 1738, another Thomas in 1740 and Zachariah Sims in 1748. Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in 1753 still in Virginia and begot James Sims in 1754.  James married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton, no relation to our other Cotton line that I can tell, in 1796 now in Jackson River Virginia.  They had 6 children the 5th being Dryden Sims born in 1819.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 in Virginia and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in West Virginia.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier Steve's 3rd great-grandmother in Appleton City Missouri in 1878 and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883.


Caroline Louise Jaeger
died 94 years ago today in 1917 at age 37.  Caroline is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Helen Altana Powers, 2nd cousin 4 times removed, whose mother is Lydia Ann Banks, 1st cousin 5 times removed whose father is David Bradley Banks, 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother to Samuel Cheney Cotton, 4th great-grandfather.

Isaac Clark
died 271 years ago today in 1740 at the age of 31 in Framingham Massachusetts. Isaac is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  His mother is 1st cousin 10 times removed and her father is Samuel Stowe, the brother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton in 1666.

Samuell Hall IV
died 238 years ago today in 1773 at age 10.  Young Samuell the IV is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father, Samuel the III is their 1st cousin 9 times removed and his father, Samuel Hall, Jr. is the brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.


David Homer Myer, Jr.
is 55 years old today, born in 1956.  David is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed and their 2nd cousin twice removed.  His father is Great-granduncle, David Homer Myer, Sr and David Jr's mother is 1st cousin 3 times removed, Venice Mayne.  Happy Birthday David!!!


Roland Eugene Naugher
is 96 years old today, born in 1915.  Roland is Tara and Calum's 4th cousin twice removed.  His father is Henery Alfred Naugher, 3rd cousin 3 times removed whose father is Richard Henry Naugher, 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Richard's father is John Naugher, 1st cousin 5 times removed and his father is Jack Naugher, the brother of 4th great-grandfather Joseph Naugher (1790-1879)

Little Know fact

The 1918 flu pandemic -  This was the Spanish Flu and it is estimated that 50 - 100 million people died from between March of 1918 and June of 1920.  This flue was unusual in that it targeted strong health individuals and left the week, young and old, mostly untouched.  Studies show that the virus kills via "cytokine storm"  which means it causes a overreaction of the body's immune system.  The following people in our family line died during that time period.  The ones in blue are likely to have died from the flu while the others where to old or too young and probably died of other causes:

Wooden family lines

Lydia Ann Banks - 1st cousin 5 times removed - died June 6, 1919 age 89
Henry Jackson Bissey - Husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt - died Oct 24, 1919 at age 86
John D. Brown - Boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Jan 3, 1920 age 77
Husband of Pearl G. Young - boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1919
Henry Marshall Cotton - boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Oct 8, 1919 age 70
James Freeland Powers - the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed - died August 31, 1918 age 61
Jacob K. Stanford - the boys' 3rd great-granduncle - died Feb 23, 1918 age 75
Henry Taylor - the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed - died March 27, 1918 age 77
Louie E. Wooden - the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1920 age 18

Hulgan family lines

Della D. Berryhill - Ella's 2nd great-grandmother- died 1919 at age 35
Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan - Ella's 3rd great-granduncle - died Jan 25, 1920 age 71

Steible family line

William Thomas Everhart - Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed - died 1919 age 15
William H. H. Sims - Steve's 3rd great-granduncle- died 1920 age 77

Reeves family line

John Thomas Garrison - Steve's 3rd great-grandfather - died July 4, 1918 age 68
John Davis McCutcheon - Steve's 3rd great-grandfather - died April 28, 1929 age 66

Myer/Brown family lines

John B. Kelley - the girls' 4th great-granduncle - died Oct 17, 1919 age 77
Lucie Ella Mayne - the girls' 2nd great-grandaunt - died June 24, 1919, at birth
Zuma McMurrey - the girls' 3rd great-grandaunt - died Oct 31, 1918 age 20

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