Eliza Jane "Jennie" Brown died 76 years ago today in 1935 at the age of 78 in Cloudland, GA. Jennie is Caitlyn's 3rd great-grandmother, the wife of James H. Hawkins. They begot 6 children with James Atley "At" Hawkins, being the first born. At, married Inez and begot 7 children with Troy Hawkins, Caitlyn's Great-grandfather, being the 3rd born in 1922.
Mary Jane Farmer is 155 years old today, born in 1855. Mary Jane is the kids' 1st cousin 6 times removed. Mary Jane's father is the kids' 5th great-granduncle, Reubin Farmer. Reubin's sister is Malinda Farmer born in 1827 and the kids' 5th great-grandmother. Malinda married Lewis Kelley in Tennessee in 1840 and begot Lucy Ann Kelly, their 4th child in 1856. Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1870 and begot their 3rd child Ida Jane McMurray in 1881. Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee county, AL and begot their 3rd child, Donie Mae Mayne in 1909. Donie married Oscar Thomas Brown in 1936 and begot their first child, Ella Ween Brown, the kids' great-grandmother, in 1937. Ella Ween married Dick Myer in March of 1956.
Baby Girl Crow was born and died 122 years ago today in 1889. Baby Girl Crow and her twin brother Jasper are the kids' 2nd cousins 4 times removed. Their father is Jasper Lee Crow, the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed whose father is Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the brother of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow.
Jasper Rosevelt Crow was born and died on this day 122 years ago in 1889
James Mayne is 227 years old today, born in 1784. James is the kids' 6th great-grandfather, who married Elizabeth Pharr and begot William Homer Mayne in 1819. William married Martha and begot William Paul Mayne in 1849 who married Ella Higgins November 28, 1874 and they begot William Mitchell Mayne in 1878. William Mitchell Mayne married Ida Jane McMurrey December, 31, 1899 in Cherokee, Alabama.
James Alexander Stewart died 129 years ago today in 1882 at the age of 33 in Cherokee county, Alabama. James is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Frances Matilda Stewart who was the first born to James' 3rd born to John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandparents.
John Martin is 203 years old today, born in 1808. John is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandfather. John married Matilda Priscilla Goode in 1833 and begot Delila Caroline Martin in 1834. Delila married William H. West August 29, 1850 in Hall county, GA and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854. Sarah married John Henry Chambers December 24, 1871 also in Hall county and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers, their 6th child in 1879. Noah is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather. Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909. Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan, their 8th child in 1953.
John Melville Sims is 136 years old today, born in 1875. John is Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed. John's father is William H. H. Sims, Steve's 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Thomas Nuton Sims, Steve's 4th great-grandfather. Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier in 1878 and begot their second child, Margaret Izora Sims in 1883. Margaret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart in 1906. Lola married Al Steible and begot Betty L. Steible in 1928. Betty of course married Jerry J. Wooden Sr in 1950.
Mary Barbara (Marie) Steible died 7 years ago today in 2003 at age 88. Marie is Steve's great-grandaunt and the sister of Steve's great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford (Al) Steible. Al married Lola Everhart in 1928 and begot their only child Betty later the same year.
COTTON/WOODEN- FAMILY LINE
June Juanita Ferguson is 94 years old today, born in 1917. June died in Eugene Oregon in 1988 at age 70. June is the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed. June's mother is Juanita M. Galt, the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed. Juanita's father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather. They begot Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden.
Lydia Ann Banks died 92 years ago today in 1917 at age 89. Lydia is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. Her father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle. David's mother is Sally Gold, the daughter of the family's revolutionary mariner, Talcott Gold. All of that was through Sally Gold's first husband Bradley Banks, so that should all be the boys' 1/2 stuff. Sally's second husband, Ira Cotton begot Samuel Cheney Cotton, who married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838. Then there is a long line of male Cottons until Marie Cotton marries Walter Wooden.
Polly Gold is 209 years old today, born in 1802. Polly is the sister of Sally Gold above. That makes her the boys' 5th great-grandaunt. Polly is the youngest of the 5 daughters born to Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.
Stephen Hopkins died 367 years ago today in 1644. Stephen Hopkins is the boys' 12th great-grandfather. Stephen along with his pregnant second wife, Elizabeth Fisher, and his daughter from his first marriage, Constance Hopkins, boarded the Mayflower in 1620 and came to Plymouth, Massachusetts with the Pilgrams. Elizabeth Fisher gave birth on the voyage to Oceanus Hopkins, the only child born on the trip. Constance later married Nicholas Snow, the boys' 11th great-grandfather and begot Sarah Snow in 1632. Sarah married William Walker in 1655 and begot Jabez Walker in 1668. Jabez married Elizabeth Fuller and begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702. Jeremiah married Esther Tomlin in 1724 and begot Benjamin Walker in 1726. Ben married Sylvia Keith in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757. Marshall married Hannah Dunbar in 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795. Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker who then married Samuel Cheney Cotton ask we discussed above.
Susannah Ward is 337 years old today, born in 1674. Susannah is twice the boys' 9th great-grandaunt. She is the sister of Phoebe Ward, the boys' 9th great-grandmother and she is the sister of Thomas Ward, Sr., the boys' 9th great-grandfather. Thomas married Anna Tappin and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. That makes Thomas Sr both a grandfather and a granduncle and Thomas Jr. both a Grandfather and a 1st cousin.. Interesting. Susannah's other connection is that she married Samuel Hall and they are the parents of Experience Hall who is both a grandmother and a 1st cousin.
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