Monday, May 23, 2011

Meet the family for May 23, 2011

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Johnson
is 180 years old today, born in 1831.  Abe is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Polly Johnson
is 186 years old today, born in 1825.  Interestingly enough, Polly is Abraham Johnson's sister.  They were two of the 10 children born to James Johnson and Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.  But the interesting part is that Abraham was child number 4 and four years later Polly was child number 5 born on the same day.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Bonnie Dobbs
died 38 years ago today in 1973.  Bonnie is the second wife of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather Thomas Franklin Hulgan.  Thomas' first wife was Della D. Berryhill.  Together they begot Ella and Mason's paternal Great-grandfather, Cecil Robert Hulgan.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lula May McCutcheon
is 124 years old today, born in 1887.  Lula is Steve's maternal 2nd great-grandmother.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah, Steve's Great-grandmother married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John, Jr. in 1935.  Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris in 19?? and begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Benjamin Gold
died 174 years ago today in 1837 at age 74 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  This is a little strange.  Ben is the boys 2nd cousin 8 times removed - twice.  Then he is their 4th cousin 8 times removed and also their 6th cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hezekiah's father is also Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold.  Their parents are Nathan Gold, Jr. and Hannah Talcott.  Samuel and his wife Esther Bradley are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot Abel Gold in 1727 who married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

GRIGGS/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Griggs
died 365 years ago today in 1646 at age 60 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  Tom is the boys' 11th great-grandfather, he married Mary Green and begot Mary Griggs in 1618.  Mary married Thomas Stowe December 4, 1639 in Roxbury, Massachusetts and begot Mary Marie Stowe in 1643.  Mary Marie Stowe married the Rev. John Cotton about 1666 in Concord and begot Samuel Cotton in 1676.

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