Saturday, June 18, 2011

Meet the family for June 18, 2011


Adella Electra Scott
died 76 years ago today in 1935 at age 80 in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan. Adella is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Her mother is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Laura Phelps Walker.  Laura's sister is Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  This is the New York side of the family.

Ellen Burr
died 234 years ago today in 1777 at age 40 in Fairfield, CT She apparently died a day after giving birth to Hannah Gold.  We discussed Ellen in some detail yesterday because of the Abel Gold marriage thing.  Ellen is the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  The following is an excerpt for the Powers-Banks Ancestry book.

His family duties must have been large; since his marriage to Ellen Burr, 19 December, 1754, he had many children, the eldest being but twenty in October, 1776; there were at that time eight younger children living, the youngest about a year old.  In 1777 was born another, costing the life of its mother.

>From the Powers-Banks Ancestry
written by WM. H. Powers, John Leslie Powers 1921

Samuel Gold
died 197 years ago today in 1814 at age 21.  He died while chopping wood and was killed by a falling tree in Friendship, New York. Amazing.  Samuel is the boys' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Sally Gold who married Ira Cotton and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton

Sally and Ira Cotton's graves in Friendship, New York


John Thomas Stanford
is 158 years old today, born in 1853 in Clay county, Illinois.  There are 2 John T. Stanfords in our family line.  This one is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of David Stanford and the 9th of the 12 children born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.

Eleanor Kneff
died 111 years ago today at age 72 in 1900.  Speaking of Kneffs, Eleanor is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned Catherine Kneff.  They were born to Jacob Kneff and Louisa, the boys' 5th great-grandparents.


John W. Steible
died 12 years ago today in 1999 in Collinsville, IL at age 74.  I just recently made contact with someone in John's family.  John is Steve's Great-granduncle whose brother is Al Steible, Steve's great-grandfather.


Sarah Deliliah Tate
is 187 years old today, born in 1824 in GA and died March 29, 1891 in Hartselle, Alabama at age 66.  Sarah is Steve's 4th great-grandmother.  Sarah married James Catlett Garrison and begot John Thomas Garrison in 1849.  John married Martha Demaris Grantland in Morgan, AL on February 24, 1870 and begot Samuel Omar Garrison (3rd of 6) in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan, AL and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison (2nd of 3) in 1909.  Sarah of course married John Wesley Reeves, Sr on June 25, 1932.


James W. Starling
is 150 years old today, born in 1861.  James is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Alice Cora Starling who married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902

Thomas Meyer died 12 years ago today in 1999 at age 72.  Tom is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His father is 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Charles Meyer whose father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, John B. Meyer, whose father is 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

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