Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Meet the family for June 8, 2011


Amy Hawkins
is 329 years old today, born in 1682.  Amy is Caitlyn's 8th great-grandaunt, the sister of Michael Hawkins (1685-1752), the first born of 7 and Caitlyn's 8th great-grandfather.  Michael married Agnes Eaton and begot John Hawkins in 1721.  John married Ruth Harberd also from Virginia and they begot Peter Hawkins in 1745.  Peter married Prudence Thomas in 1772 and begot 5 children with 5th great-grandfather, William Hawkins (1790-?) being the first born.  William married Jamima Spillers and begot William Henry Hawkins in 1813 who married Elizabeth "Bethaney" Cockrum in Greenville, South Carolina in 1839.  They begot 7 children with James H. Hawkins being the first born.  James H. married Eliza Jane "Jennie" Brown from Sugar Valley GA in Cherokee, Ala on October 31, 1882.  They begot 6 children with James Atley "At" Hawkins being the first born.  As we discussed yesterday, "At" married Inez Hawkins and they are Caitlyn's 2nd great-grandparents and the parents of Troy Hawkins and his 6 other siblings.


Bradley Banks
died 203 years ago today in 1808 at age 30. Bradley is the first husband of the boys' 5th great-grandmother, Sally Gold.  The following is Bradley's obituary. 
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's father is Talcott Gold and Bradley's parents are Thaddeus Banks and Olive Bradley.  Fortunately for us Sally later married Ira Cotton and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  Strange how life is.  For the fact that our great-grandmother's husband died at age 30 we would not be the people we are.  The butterfly effect. or is it affect?


Alma Wishard
died 30 years ago today in 1981 at age 92.  Alma is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Alma's mother is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford.  Catherine's parents are David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Catherine's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden

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