Friday, September 16, 2011

Meet the family for September 16, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles B. Brown
is 158 years old today, born in 1853.  Charles is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown who is the mother of Lotti Ray, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Wakeman
is 373 years old today, born in 1638.  Betty is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and their 2nd cousin 12 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  Her mother is Elizabeth Hopkins the daughter of William Hopkins who is the brother of Stephen Hopkins, the boys' 12th great-grandfather from the Mayflower.

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oceanus Hopkins
is 391 years old today, born on the high seas aboard the Mayflower in 1620.  The only child born on the trip. Oceanus is the boys' 11th great-granduncle and their 1st cousin 13 times removed, via his grandparents, Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  Oceanus died in Plymouth, Mass. on June 1, 1627 at only 6 years 9 months old.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SMELLEY/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John Smelley
died 247 years ago today in 1764 at age 30.  John is the kids' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Robert Smelley, the kids' 8th great-grandfather.  I don't know who he married but they begot Elizabeth Smelley who married Abraham Starling in 1755.  They begot Abraham Starling, Jr. in 1758.  Abraham is the kids' 6th great-grandfather.  He married Charlotte Heart and the begot John Starling in 1804.  John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and they begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and they begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

CARRUTH/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lori Carruth
is 34 years old today, born in 1977.  Lori is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  Her father is 1st cousin twice removed, L. J. Carruth, the son of Leonard F. "Junior" Carreth, Jr. and Great-grandaunt, Melba Cora Myer, the sister of Great-grandfather, Roland Max "Dick" Myer.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lillie May Stanford
is 115 years old today, born in 1896.  Lillie is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Asia Minor Stanford the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of David Stanford.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Oscar Routh Brown
is 149 years old today, born in 1862 in GA.  Oscar is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Ella Mariah Crow  then begot Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar Thomas Brown married the kids' 2nd great-grandmother, Donie Mae Mayne in 1936.


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