Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Meet the family for May 11, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Constance Hopkins
is 405 years old today, born in 1606 in Hursley, England.  She died in Oct of 1677 in Eastham, Massachusetts at the age of 71.  Constance's father is
Stephen Hopkins.  Constance is the boys' 11th great-grandmother. She married Nicholas Snow from Hoxton, Middlesex, England and begot Sarah Snow in 1632.  Sarah was born in Plymouth Massachusetts and married William Walker January 25th 1655.  They begot Jabez Walker in 1668 who married Elizabeth Fuller.  They begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702 who married Esther Tomlin in 1724 and begot Benjamin Walker in 1726.  Ben married Sylvia Keith in 1756 and begot Marshall and James Walker.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar in 1776 and begot the boys' 5th great-grandfather in 1795, Cady R. Walker who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.  Etc, etc.

Ok, so you might ask what is so special about that?  Well,  remember Constance Hopkins and her father Stephen?  Look at this list:  They are passengers on the Mayflower.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/passengers.php

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Malcom Parker
is 84 years old today, born in 1927. Malcom is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Lou Della McMurrey the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

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