Saturday, May 14, 2011

Meet the family for May 14, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Colonel, Abraham Gold
is 279 year old today, born in 1732 in Fairfield Ct.  Colonel Gold died at the hands of the British at the battle of Ridgefield in 1779 at age 46. Colonel Gold is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  His brother is the boys' 7th great-grandfather Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan Gold and Hannah Talcott's
325 anniversary is today, married in 1686.  Nathan was 23 and Hannah was 22.  They were married in Fairfield, Ct. They are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot Samuel Gold in 1692 in Fairfield who married Esther Bradley from New Haven, Ct and they begot Abel Gold the father of Talcott Gold.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phoebe Ward
died 270 years ago today in 1741 at age 78 in Middletown Ct.  where she was born on April 17, 1663. Phoebe is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall in Middletown in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton the boys' 8th great-grandfather and begot William Cotton in 1720.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Burr Gold
is 236 years old today, born in 1775. Seth is the boy's 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Talcott Gold.

COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter Cotten
died on this day 566 years ago in 1445 in Landwade, Cambridge, , England where he was born 56 years before in 1389. Walter is the boys' 19th great-grandfather who married Joan Rede from Oxfordshire in 1400 and begot William De Cotten in 1400.  William married Anne Abbot in 1420 and begot William De Cotten Jr. in 1426. Jr. married Mary De Wessenham in 1450 in Covington, England and begot William Cotten III in 1460. so forth and so on.  Suffice it to say, that was a long time ago.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William Alexandar Stewart
is 200 years old today, born in 1811.  William is Tara's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Thomas Stewart.  William was the first boy born to the family and the 4th child of the 12 that Achibald Stewart and Rachel Akins had.  They are Tara's 5th great-grandparents.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Maggie Meyer
died 44 years ago today in 1967.  Maggie is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather Dedrich Henry Meyer.

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