Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Meet the family for September 14, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold
is 284 years old today, born in 1727. Abel is the boys' 7th great-grandfather and also their 5th cousin 9 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole and  their 3rd cousin 9 times removed via John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins.  Abel married Ellen Burr and begot 11 children between them.  Ellen died a day after giving birth to her last child, Hannah Gold on June 17th, 1777 in Fairfield CT.  Abel married Amelia Silliman the next year and they had one more child in 1779, Sally Gold.  The third child born to Abel and Ellen was Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather and the father of another Sally Gold in 1782.  That Sally later married Ira Cotton and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally Ann Cotton
died 127 years ago today in 1884 at the age of 71 in Appleton City, MO. Interestingly, Sally Gold and Ira Cotton gave birth to 2 children, the first being Sally Ann Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  She was born in Delaware, NY met and married the Deacon, Franklin Taylor and begot 3 children with him.  Ira Cotton Taylor, Mary Jane Taylor and Henry Taylor.  The good Deacon died in 1844 and Sally married his brother, Doctor, Preston Taylor.  Sally had one more child with Preston, Ann Louise Taylor and before Sally died she moved to be with the rest of her family in Appleton City, MO where she died. Her daughter Mary Jane Taylor married Joel Pratt and they had at least 3 Pratt children, Henry, Garry and Alice, all the boys' 2nd cousins 4 times removed.  Sally and Preston's girl child, Ann Louise Taylor later married O. H. Jessup and Ann died on January 22, 1899.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles F. Brown
is 168 years old today, born in 1843.  Charles is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 in Sangamon, IL.  Charlotte died 10 day's after giving birth to their only child, Charlotte B. Ray (Lotti) and Lotti later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and are the boys' Great-grandparents, the parents of Marie Antoinette Cotton who married the boys' great-grandfather, Walter William Wooden, Sr.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ernest M. Bennett
is 129 years old today, born in 1882.  Ernie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Ernie's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Cathy's older brother is the every present and ever productive, David Stanford, the boys' 3rd Great-grandfather, who is 21 years older than his sister Catherine.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Donald Boyd Reeves, Jr.
is 42 years old today, born in 1969.  Donald is Steve, Jr's 1st cousin once removed.  He is the son of Steve's granduncle, Donald Boyd Reeves, Sr. Donald Sr. is the brother of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr. the father of Steve's mother, Mittie Marie Reeves.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Mary Elizabeth Naugher
is 82 years old today, born in 1929.  Mary is Tara and Calum's grandaunt, the sister of  Tara and Calum's Grandfather, Moses S. Naugher who is the father of Tara and Calum's father, Brent Stewart Naugher. 

BROWN-FAMILY LINE

ANDREWS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jerrel Thomas Brown and Nancy Andrews'
49th anniversary is today, married in 1962 when he was 20 and she was 19 years old.  Jerrel is the kids' great-granduncle, the brother of Ella Ween Brown.  Nancy and Jerrel begot 4 children, Yolanda, Tarrel, Mitch and Loucretia, all the kids' 1st cousins twice removed.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REYNOLDS/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Owen Wooden and Viola Reynold's
124th anniversary is today, married in 1887 in Runnels, Texas when he was 28 and she was 20 years old. Isaac is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is Abraham Wooden, 1st cousin 6 times removed, the son of John Wooden and Lucy Souther with John being the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

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