Benjamin Harrison Barnett is 192 years old today, born in 1819. Ben is the kids' 1st cousin 7 times removed. His father is Benjamin Johnson Barnett, the brother of 6th great-grandfather, David Barnett.
Leonard F. "Junior" Carreth, Jr. is 84 years old today, born in 1927. Jr is the husband of the kids' great-grandaunt, Melba Cora Myer, the sister of Roland Max Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.
NAUGHER - FAMILY LINE
Emily Caroline Bale is 187 years old today, born in 1824. Emily is Calum's and Tara 4th great-grandmother. She married John Thomas Stewart and begot Frances Matilda Stewart in 1845. Frances married the other Frances, Frances Marion Savage in 1860 and begot 17 children. Sallie, the first married Moses Service Naugher and is Calum's and Tara's 2nd great-grandfather. Moses and Sallie begot Horace Savage Naugher and Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith. They begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920 who married Haney Fortenberry and are Calum's and Tara's Grandparents.
Rhonda Lea Naugher is 46 years old today, born in 1965. Rhonda is Calum's and Tara's aunt and the sister of Calum's and Tara's father, Brent Stewart Naugher. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ronda!
COTTON/WOODEN - FAMILY LINE
Justus Banks is 239 years old today, born in 1772. Justus is the boys' 5th great-grandmother's husband's brother. Slow day. Justus was born to Thaddeus Banks and Olive Bradley and is the brother of Bradley Banks. Bradley is the first husband of Sally Gold. Unfortunately for Bradley, but fortunately for us, Bradley drowned at age 30:
"Here at Masonville, or near it, young Bradley was drowned in the Sausquehanna 8 June, 1808, leaving a young widow and two infants, David Bradley and Talcott, named for the two grandfathers, or rather for the mother's father and the father's grandfather; for Olive, the mother of Bradley Banks, was the daughter of David Bradley."
Sally married a second time to Ira Cotton in 1811 and begot a couple of kids of their own. Samuel Cheney Cotton the second child is the boys' 4th great-grandfather, who married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838. Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 and begot their first of 4 children, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862. Samuuel Hazelitt went on to marry Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and they begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.
Eleanor Pierce Gold is 221 years old today, born in 1790. Eleanor is the boys' 3rd, 5th and 7th cousin 7 times removed. Her father is Capt. Benjamin Gold. This is a very interesting family. The children are as follows: Sarah Ann Gold 1786-1786, Thomas Ruggles Gold 1787-1829, Eleanor Pierce Gold 1790-1809, Benjamin Franklin Gold 1792-1873, Harriet Ruggles Gold 1805-1836. The following is from a cousin:
In researching our family history, I kept coming across the name Harriet Ruggles Gold when searching my great aunt, Harriet Anne Gold (Peck) Herdegen. It turns out that Harriet Ruggles Gold was the daughter of Benjamin Gold. He was the brother of Thomas and Thomas R. Gold. Harriet is buried in New Echota, Georgia (now Calhoun). She married Elias Boudinot (aka Buck Waite), a Cherokee, who signed the Treaty of New Echota. If you don't know the story about them, I will tell you about their love story that began in Cornwall, CT.
This love story she talks about was a feature story on PBS's The American Experience a couple of years ago called "They shall remain". One of the stories was about Elias Boudinot.
Thomas Ruggles Gold was a member of Congress http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000257