Thursday, August 04, 2011

Meet the family for August 4, 2011


Reuben Morris Brown
died 113 years ago today in 1898 at age 69 in Custer county, Colorado.  Rube as his friends called him, is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Resin D. Brown who married Rachel Earnest in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown, their 4th of 12 children.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 when he was 23 and she was 25.  They begot Lotti (short for Charlotte) on Christmas of 1865.  It was a hard birth for Charlotte and she died 10 days later on January 5th, 1866.  Thomas gave up care and custody of Lotti when she was 4.  She lived with her grandparents Resin D. Brown and Rachel Earnest until she met and married the boys' 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  The begot a boy and 2 girls, the middle child was Marie Antoinette Cotton who later married Walter William Wooden.


Robert Sanford Wooden
is 166 years old today, born in 1845.  Robert was born in Oldham Kentucky and died August 30, 1913 in Morgan Indiana.  He is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Joshua Miller Wooden the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  Back to Robert Sanford Wooden.  He is the brother of Joshua Hugh Wooden who married Roxanna Rothrock April 19, 1905 in Morgan, Indiana.  They begot 4 children but the most notable was their first born, John Robert Wooden, one of the greatest coaches to ever live.  Among many other notable accomplishments, John Wooden coached UCLA to 10 national championships in 11 years.  That is a record that will never be broken.  He died in June of this year, just 5 months shy of his 100th birthday.  He is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.


Robert Sanford
, no relation to the previously mentioned Robert Sanford Wooden, is 139 years old today, born in 1872.  Robert is Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed, Sarah Jane Naugher, whose father is Daniel Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, Alabama in 1847.  They begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale's
166th anniversary is today, married in 1845 in Benton, Lowndes, Alabama when he was 25 and she was 21 years old.  John and Emily are Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 11 children with 3rd great-grandmother, Frances Matilda Stewart being the first born.  Frances married Frances Marion Savage and they begot 17 children with the first one being Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 in Cherokee, Alabama.


Euclid Vernon Brindley, Jr.
died 39 years ago today in 1972.  Vernon is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Leler Jane Myer, the sister of 2nd great-grandfather, Dedrich Homer Myer.


Ruth E. Schuchert
is 85 years old today, born in 1926.  Today is Aunt Ruth's birthday.  Ruth married Walter William Wooden, Jr. in Kansas City, September 1, 1950 and begot their only child Deborah Ann Wooden in 1955.  Ruth is the wife of Steve's granduncle, but the grandmother of Bryan and Andrew.  Deborah married John Baskerville Bridgforth April 24, 1982 in Jefferson county, Texas and begot the boys Bryan and Andrew April 5, 1983.  Aunt Ruth died in Kenbridge, Virginia March 21, 2002.  On a day when my own mother Betty Steible Wooden 82, is in the hospital with an enlarged heart I have a lot of family memories. Many of those are great memories about Aunt Ruth, she is dearly missed.

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