Friday, August 19, 2011

Meet the family for August 19, 2011


Donie Mae Mayne
died 20 years ago today in 1991 at the age of 82 in Tucker's Chapel, AL.  Donie is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother, the mother of Ella Ween Brown, Doyle Brown and Jerrel Thomas Brown.  Known to every one as Mamma Brown, Donie is still remembered at every family gathering and is loved by everyone who had the pleasure to know her.  She accepted me into the family with loving arms and I loved to hear her tell stories.  She is dearly missed.


John Cornelius VanCise, Jr.
died 138 years ago today in 1873 at age 85 in Masonville, Delaware, New York. John is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt Polly Cotton.  John fought as a private in the war of 1812.  Polly is the sister of the boys' 5th great-grandfather Ira Cotton.

Lucy Powers Jaeger
died 44 years ago today in 1967 at the age of 96 in Dallas, Texas. Lucy is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  her mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' second cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold whose first husband was Bradley Banks.

Mary Burr
is 328 years old today, born in 1683.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed. Her father is the boys' 9th great-granduncle and the brother of Daniel Burr the boys' 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover in 1678 and begot the Capt. Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in 1722 and begot 11 children, the 8th being Ellen burr in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold and they are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold.

James Tappin
is 346 years old today, born in 1665.  James is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Anna Tappin who married Thomas Ward, Sr. and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  Thomas and Anna begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684 who married Rebecka Birnham August 28th 1707 in Hartford CT.  They begot 6 children with Rebeckah Ward being the 4th born.  Rebeckah married William Cotton in Middletown CT, in Sepember of 1742

Anna Tappin
is 317 year s old today, born on the same day as her brother James above.


John Melville Sims
died 50 years ago today in 1961 at the age of 86 in Montgomery, West Virginia.  John is Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is William H. H. Sims, Steve's 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Thomas Nuton Sims, Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.

John Nalle
died 229 years ago today in 1782 at the age of 79 in Brunfield Parish, Culpeper, Virginia. John is Steve's 7th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Brown and begot Agatha Nalle in 1730.  Agatha married Jeremiah Sims in 1753 and they begot James Sims in 1754.  James married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton in 1796 and begot Dryden Sims in 1819.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.

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