Friday, May 27, 2011

Meet the family for May 27, 2011

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Johnathan Wesley Reeves
is 23 years old today. Johnathan is Steve's 1st cousin.  His father is John Wesley Reeves III.(Steve's Uncle), married to Lisa.  Tray's father is John Wesley Reeves, Jr.(Steve's Grandfather), married to Mary Evelyn Pharris.  Jr's father is John Wesley Reeves, Sr.(Steve's great-grandfather) married to Sarah Eloise Garrison.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nelvin Wooden
is 103 year old today, born in 1908.  Nelvin is the boys'   1st cousin 3 times removed.  Born in Xenia, IL in 1908, he died in Indianapolis, IN Sep 20 1996. His Father is Harvey H. Wooden, the boys 2nd great-granduncle married to Myrtle M. Anderson, the parents of 10 Woodens born between 1901 and 1922.  Nathan H. Wooden died in Bradenton, FL  April 8, 2006.  His wife is Helen Whaley but that's all I know.  Harvey's father is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew J. Wooden.  Harvey's brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boy's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN
Jefferson Wooden
is 190 years old today, born in 1821.  Jefferson is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden.  They were born to Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Wilhoit, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  As I understand the story, Robert Miller Wooden died a young man of 39 in April of 1835.  He had sired 10 children with Malinda Wilhoit, Andrew Wooden being the last one born in 1833.  Malinda remarried to Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall in February of 1840.  He adopted several of the children, effectively changing their names. Jefferson was born with his twin, James R. Wooden (1821-1916) then Joshua Miller Wooden was born in 1822 and Andrew Jackson Wooden in 1833.  Joshua is the grandfather of Coach John WoodenAndrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Atkinson Garden
died 36 years ago today in 1975.  Charles is the husband of Andrew and Bryan's Grandaunt, Sallie Mildred Bagley.  Sallie is the sister of Sudie Seay Bagley, the boys' grandmother who married Edward McPhail Brdgforth, Sr. June 16, 1931.

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