Sunday, July 31, 2011

Meet the family for July 31, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOLHFELD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sharon Cotton
is 72 years old today, born 1939.  Sharon is the person that really got me started in the family tree stuff.  She contacted mom several years ago trying to get information about the family.  Sharon has provided me with much valuable information. Now I have 3896 individuals and 1172 families in my tree.  Thanks Sharon.   Sharon is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, via the connection with Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker and is also the boys' 11th cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  I don't know a lot about Sharon's living family, but her husband in a Hohlfeld.  Her parents are Elmer Morton Cotton and Sarah Grace Bogle, Elmer being the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Elmer's father is Henry Marshall Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  Henry, Hubbard and their sister Helen Marshal Cotton's parents are Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandparentsHAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!

GLOVER/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Glover
is 359 years old today, born in 1652.  Abby is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Abby is also Sharon Cotton's 6th great-grandmother.  Abigail married Daniel Burr December 11, 1678 in New Haven, CT.  They begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in Fairfield, Connecticut in June of 1722.  They begot 11 children, the 8th is Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold in Fairfield, December 19, 1754 and they begot 12 children, our line going through Talcott Gold, born in 1759.  Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and Sharon's 3rd great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Irene Dobbs
is 90 years old today, born in 1921.  Irene is Ella and Mason's 2nd cousin twice removed, via the relationship with John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland.  She is also Ella and Mason's 3rd cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Irene's mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's father is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Burt and Minnie's mother is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, Lillie Jane Hulgan.  Lillie's brother is Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  John Henry Burt's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's brother, Tillman R. Copeland is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
William H. West
died 148 years ago today in 1863 at age 37 in Smith county, Mississippi. Bill is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather who married Delila Caroline Martin in 1850 in Hall county, GA.  They begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854, also in Hall, GA.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers, December 24, 1871 in Hall, GA.  They begot Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Maurice L. Wooden
died 26 years ago today in 1985 at the age of 77 in Riverside California.  Maurice is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Joshua Hugh Wooden, 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Maurice is the older brother of the famous basketball coach John Robert Wooden, also the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.


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