Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Meet the family for May 24, 2011


Alpheus Ethebrit Griffin
died 64 years ago today in 1947 at age 54. Great name.  Al is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed born in Corinth Mississippi February 2, 1893 to his parents William Ellis Griffin and Clemontina Brown.  Al was the last of their 9 children.  Al's mother Clemontina, is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  She was born to Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, Ella's 4th great-grandparents.  Clemontina's brother, the 7th child born of the parents 11 is Oscar Routh Brown, born in 1862 probably in Mentone, AL.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow, this is where the Ella's come from.  Oscar and Ella begot Oscar T. Brown in 1912.   Oscar T. the youngest of 5 boys born to Oscar R. and Ella married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.


Hubbard Ray Cotton
is 121 year old today, born in 1890.  Hubbard is the boys' great-granduncle, born to Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and Lotti B. Ray.  Hubbard's sister is Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother.  The story as told by Betty Wooden, goes:  Hubbard was a playboy bachelor, spending all of his fathers wealth accumulated by years of hard work in the lumber business.  Hubbard dated movie stars and such and finally married in his late 40's, but I don't know to who.


James Talley Chambers
is 136 years old today, born in 1875.  James is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle.  His parents are John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West.  James' brother is Noah Benjamain Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie is Ella and Mason's paternal great-grandmother, who married Cecil Robert Hulgan.


Jeremiah Sims
is 234 years old today, born in 1777.  This Jeremiah Sims (there are 2) is Steve's 4th great-granduncle, born in Culpeper, VA and died in German Ohio in 1824.  His parents are James Sims, Steve's 5th great-grandfather and his 1st wife Phebe NalleSteve's 5th great-grandmother is Jeremiah's 2nd wife Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (no relation to the other Cottons that I know of).  Jeremiah and Elizabeth begot 6 children, the fifth being Dryden Sims around 1819 in Kanawha, VA.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays from West Virginia and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Steve's 3rd great-grandmother, Matilda Ann Boudinier March 15, 1878 in Appleton City, MO and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883. Margret (Gram) married Elmer Elsworth Everhart (Gramp) in 1902 and begot Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.  Lola of course, married Al Steible January 5, 1928 in East St. Louis, IL and begot their only child, Elizabeth, Louise (Betty) Steible October 5, 1928 in East St. Louis.  Betty married Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr. November 23, 1950 in Kansas City, MO.

Pearl May Bell
is 130 years old today, born in 1881.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.  Lewis is the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.


Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr
. died 10 years ago today in 2001 at the age of 74 in Woodstock, GA.  Jerry is Steve's grandfather and Bryan and Andrew's grand-uncle.  Born to Walter William Wooden, Sr. and Marie Anntoinette Cotton in 1927 in Kansas City, MO, he later married Betty L. Steible and begot 4 son's. I miss him.


Lott Whitlock Savage
died 130 years ago today in 1881 at the age of 45 in Craighead, Arkansas.  Lott is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Marion Savage whose 17 children set a family record.

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