Saturday, September 10, 2011

Meet the family for September 10, 2011

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REIFF/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Reiff
is 105 years old today, born in 1906.  Charles is the husband of Steve's Great-grandaunt, Lillian Ruth Everhart, the sister of Lola Ray Everhart.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elisha Ward
is 302 years old today born in 1709.  Elisha is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rebeckah Ward, the boys' 7th great grandmother who married William Cotton.  Elisha was the first born to Thomas Ward, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham but didn't live long, she died April 18, 1710 at just 7 months old.

BIRNHAM/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecka Birnham
is 326 years old today, born in 1685 at age 38 in Middletown, CT.  Interesting that Rebecka was born on the same day as her first child, the aforementioned Elisha Ward.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Monroe Brown
died 141 years ago today in 1870 at age 50 in Silver Mountain, Alpine, CA. James is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Resin D. Brown who married Rachel Earnest and begot Charlotte Brown, the mother of Lotti Ray.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Christopher Crow
is 173 years old today, born in 1838.  John is the kids' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Jane Cothern on May 2, 1872 and begot 11 children, the 3rd being Ella Mariah Crow in 1876.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

POWERS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/
HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Augusta Ann Powers died 107 years ago today in 1904.  Ann is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  She married William B. "Wiley Starling December 31, 1854 in Chattooga county Georgia.  They begot 11 children with Alice Cora Starling being the last born.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they begot 7 children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot 11 more children with Roland Max Myer, the kids' great-grandfather, being the 7th born in 1932.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Wooden
died 91 years ago today in 1920 at the age of 86 in Carlisle Kentucky.  Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His father is 5th great-granduncle, John Wooden, the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Wooden.  Robert and John's parents are Robert Wooden, Sr. and Jane Barnhill.  Robert Jr. married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit in February of 1819 and begot 11 children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being the last born in 1833.  Andrew married Amanda Johnson in November of 1858 and begot 6 children.

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