Saturday, August 20, 2011

Meet the family for August 20, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harry Alexander Stanford
is 115 years old today, born in 1896.  Harry is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Harry's father is James Isaac Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford via their father David Stanford and his 3 marriages and 13 children.

SPENCER/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Molly Spencer
died 82 years ago today in 1929 at age 59.  Mary is the wife of the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, William Henry Stanford, one of David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley's kids.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton
is 223 years old today, born in 1788.  Ira is the boys' 5th great-grandfather and the second husband of Sally Gold who is the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Sally and Ira begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jeremiah Walker
died 200 years ago today in 1811 at age 108.  I do believe the birthday must be wrong, or the death day, because his son Jeremiah Jr. shows the same death day.  Jeremiah is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John B. Banks
is 147 years old today, born in 1864.  John is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed and their 10th cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Ira Bradley Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Ira's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via their mother Sally Gold.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall III i
s 279 years old today, born in 1732.  I know, you might think this is the Samuel Hall that is Experience Hall's father.  But you'd be wrong.  This Samuel Hall is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Experience Hall.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lavena Rena Crow
died 75 years ago today in 1936 at age 89.  Lavena is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of  John Christopher Crow, the kids' 4th great-grandfather.  John married Mary Jane Cothern his second wife in May of 1872.  They begot 11 children, the 3rd one being, Ella Mariah Crow, the kids' 3rd Great-grandmother.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 children, the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown who married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer and begot the three Myer girls, two of which in turn begot the children who begot the newest children Ella, Mason and Caitlyn.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-KNOWLES-HOSLER
Norman Harrison Starling
is 88 years old today, born in 1923.  Norm is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Wiley Thomas "Judge" Starling whose father is John Rolf Starling, the brother of Alice Cora Starling who married Joseph Lewis Edge and are the kids' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902 and Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
William Morris Naugher
is 119 years old today, born in 1892. William is the Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle, by marriage.  His brother is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.

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