Sunday, May 08, 2011

Meet the family for May 8, 2011


Esther Gold
is 243 years old today, born in 1768. Esther is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt.  Her parents are Abel Gold and Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  Ellen was born in Fairfield, Ct and was the 7th of 11 children as follows:  John Gold 1755-1755, Abel Gold, Jr. 1756-?, Talcott Gold 1759-1836, Ellen Gold 1761-?, Samuel Gold 1763-?, Isaac Gold 1766-?, Ester Gold 1768-?, Nathan Gold 1770-?, Grissel Gold 1773-?, Seth Burr Gold 1775-? and Hannah Gold 1777-?


Walter William Wooden
and Marie Antoinette Cotton's 101th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1910.  Dada was 22 and Mammy was 18.  They are the boys' great-grandparents.  They begot Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Walter (Bud) Wooden, Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr.  Walter was born in Champaign, IL in 1887 and Marie was born in Appleton City, MO in 1891.  Walter had rheumatic fever when he was 21 and it damaged his heart.  Doctors didn't expect him to live to see 30, but he finally died of heart failure at age 73 in Kansas City, Mo August 31, 1961 the year we moved to Atlanta.


Laura Kramer's
birthday is today.  Laura is Steve's 2nd cousin once removed.  Her mother is Joeann Hinson, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joeann's mother is Edna Belle Everhart, the sister of Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's great-grandmother.


Susan Epes Seay
is 156 years old today, born in 1855.  Susan is Andrew and Bryan's 2nd great-grandmother.  She married Isham Trotter Bagley October 22, 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884.  Edward married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot 5 children, the second one being Sudie Seay Bagley, the boys' grandmother.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.


Thomas Hulgan and Fanny Ray's
227th anniversary is today, married in 1784 when Thomas was 34 and Fanny was 20 years old in Orange, NC.  Thomas and Fanny are Mason and Ella's 6th great-grandparents.  They begot Stephen Hulgan in 1780.

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