Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Meet the family for July 19, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Gold
is 210 years old today, born in 1801. Daniel is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, his father is Abel Gold, the boys' 6th great-granduncle and the brother of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  While we are talking Golds.  I must tell you that one of our distant cousins came by the house to tell us about the family of Golds.  She is Peggy Bright, the boys' 8th cousin twice removed. Our connection is Thomas Ruggles Gold, the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Thomas was a US Representative from New York.  Here is his Bio:
Thomas Ruggles Gold
Date of Birth:     4 Nov 1764
Date of Death:     24 Oct 1827
Elected Office(s):     Representative
Elected Date(s):     4 Mar 1809
[4 Mar 1815]
State:     New York, Connecticut
Country:     USA
Biography:     a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., November 4, 1764; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Conn.; settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1792; assistant attorney general of New York 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1796-1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; served in the State assembly in 1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, N.Y., where he died October 24, 1827; interment in Grand View Cemetery.

HOPKINS/WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hopkins
died 364 years ago today in 1647.  William is the boys' 12th great-grandfather twice and 12th great-granduncle once.  His parents are Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole and his brother is Stephen Hopkins, one of the passengers on the Mayflower.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Burt
is 141 years old today, born in 1870.  Martha is Ella and Mason's first cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt born in Dog Town, AL and died in Lebanon, AL.  Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock and begot Ruth J. Copeland Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1876.

   
























John Miller Hulgan with his cotton load.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Michael Jay Hooten Jr.
is 24 years old today, born in 1987.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL.  Michael is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His mother is Melinda Beck, the kids' 1st cousin twice removed and sister of Susan Beck.  Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer (Aunt Jane), the kids' great-grandaunt and the sister of Roland Max Myer, the kids' Great-grandfather.

ANDREWS/BROWN
Nancy Andrews Brown
is 68 years old today, born on this day in 1943, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY! Nancy is the wife of the kids' great-granduncle, Jerrel Brown.  Nancy was born in Lafayette, Tennessee and married Jerrel Thomas Brown Sepember 14, 1962.  They begot 4 children, Yolanda Brown 1963, Tarrel Brown 1964, Mitch Brown 1970-1975 and Loucretia Brown 1973, who are all the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Christopher Stewart Naugher
is 18 years old today, born in 1993.  Chris is the son of Calum Stewart Naugher, Tara's 1/2 brother, making Chris her 1/2 nephew.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!!!!

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Sudie Seay Bagley
died 18 years ago today in 1993.  Sudie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandmother, the mother of their father John Baskerville Bridgforth.

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