James Price Wooden died 18 years ago today in 1993 in his parents home in Woodstock, GA. Jim was just 34. He died just two weeks before his 35 birthday on May 18, 1958. He was born in Denver, CO. Jim lived a fast and free life style and didn't care if he lived or died. One of the last times I talked to him he said he was glad that he didn't have much time left. He didn't like living. Jim was a handful, always causing pain for his family and others that loved him. But Jim really was a good person and I loved him very much and in the end we were very good friends. He died of complications due to AIDS and had been HIV positive for almost 10 years. Jim is Steve's uncle and Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed.
Elizabeth Hawley is 332 years old today, born in 1679 in Fairfield Ct. She died Aug 18, 1753 at age 74 also in Fairfield. Liz is the boys' 9th great-grandmother. She married Joseph Wakeman in 1698 and begot Elizabeth Wakeman in 1702. Liz Wakeman married Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1722 in Fairfield Ct. and they begot Ellen Burr in 1736. Ellen married Abel Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold their 3rd child in 1759.
Ella E. Doller died 54 years ago today in 1957 at age 75 in Elmira, New York. Ella E. Doller is just our 3rd Ella on the list. Ella is the wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Howard M. Smith. Howard's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed. Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed whose mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold on this day in 1811.
Ira Cotton and Sally Gold's 200th anniversary is today, married on this day in 1811. Ira was 22 and Sally 28 years old. They begot Samuel Chaney Cotton in 1815 who married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.
Levinia Jane Earnest died 120 years ago today in 1891 at age 86 in Amador California. She was born Nov 28, 1804 in Logan Kentucky. Levy is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown who's birthday happens to be today also.
Resin D. Brown is 198 years old today, born in 1813 in Daviess, Kentucky. He died in Sep of 1887 in Bates, MO at age 74 and is buried in Appleton City Cemetery. Resin and Rachel begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray on Christmas of that year. Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in Nov of 1891. Marie of course is the mother of Walter (Bud) Wooden and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.
Samuel Warner died 279 years ago today in 1732 in Middletown, CT at the age of 48. He was born May 19, 1683 in Middletown. Warner is the husband of the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall, Experience's sister.
Sir Thomas Cotton died 380 years ago today in 1631 at the age of 61 in Westminister, London, England. Sir Tom is the boys' 11th great-granduncle, the brother of Andrew Cotton who married Joane and begot the next contestant, William Serg Cotton in 1610.
William Serg Cotton is 401 years old today, born in 1610. Serg as he was know, is the boys' 10th great-grandfather. He married Ann Graves July 10, 1637 in Accomack, Virginia. They begot 4 children with the Rev. John Cotton being the 2nd born in 1643.
Frances M. Savage died 112 years ago today in 1899 at age 24 in Cherokee County, AL. Frances is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Sallie E. Savage Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother. Frances was named after, probably, his father Frances Marion Savage, but the M. could be for his mother Frances Matilda Steward, but I doubt it.
Frank Naugher is 98 years old today, born in 1813. He died Dec 30, 1989 at age 76. Frank is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin twice removed. Frank married Lula Strickland and begot 5 children, Diane, Wayne, Roy Lee, Brent and Terry Naugher, all Tara and Calum's 2nd cousins once removed.
May Bell Stanford died 40 years ago today at age 85 in 1971 in Decatur, Illinois. She was born July 6 1885 in Basset, Rock county, Nebraska. May is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed. Her father is James Isaac Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle by David Stanford's first wife Amanda Jane Kenley and the 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford by his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley, Amanda's sister.
Thurman David Bennett is 123 years old today, born in 1887 in IL, he died at age 79 on Dec 6, 1966 in Champaign, IL. Thurman is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Thurman's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford the boys' 3rd Great-grandfather.
Clyde E. Helms is 104 years old today, born in 1907. Clyde is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Venice Regina Edge. Venice's father is Oda Levi Edge, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, their 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902. Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot the Myer dozen. A bakers dozen is 13 and a Myer dozen is 11 children.
Benjamin Barnett Meyer is 111 years old today, born in 1900. Ben is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed. His father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.
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