Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meet the family for August 24, 2011


Fred Pickens Sims
died 90 years ago today in 1921 at age 39.  Fred is Steve's great-grandaunt's husband's father.  Fred's son is Eldred Maurice Sims who married Johnnye Douzie Garrison in 1935.  Johnnye's sister is Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. She is known as Big Momma.


James Freeland Powers
is 154 years old today, born in 1857.  James is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Lydia Ann Banks.  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.

Lydia Ann Banks
is 182 years old today, born in 1829.  Aforementioned, Lydia is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.

Thomas Ray
died 140 years ago today in 1871 at age 77 in Gardner, IL.  Thomas is the father of Thomas B. Ray who married Charlotte Brown and are the parents of Lotti B. Ray.  That makes Thomas Sr. the boys' 4th great-grandfather.


James Noel "Smokey" Everhart
is 132 years old today, born in 1879.  James is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart.  James is 2 years younger than Elmer and married Frances Parlee "Pearl" Walker in 1902.  They begot 3 children, Virgil, Gladys and Jack before they parted ways.

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