Saturday, September 24, 2011

Meet the family for September 24, 2011

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Atkinson Garden and Sallie Mildred Bagley's
74 anniversary is today, married in 1937 when she was 27.  Sallie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandaunt.  She is the sister of Sudie Seay Bagley who married Edward McPhail Bridgforth and are the boys' grandparents.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GILBERT/REEVES/WOODEN
James Alfred Gilbert III
is 25 years old today, born in 1966.  James is Steve's 2nd cousin.  His mother is Cynthia Fay Reeves, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Cynthia's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle and brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr.  Steve's Grandfather.

BLACKBURN/REEVES/WOODEN
John Bedford Blackburn III
is 30 years old today, born in 1981.  John is Steve's 1st cousin. His mother is Alisa Annette Reeves, the sister of Steve's mother, Mittie Marie Reeves.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Caldwell Hulgan
died 57 years ago today in 1954 at the age of 61. John is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  John's father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle.  Stephan's father is George Washington Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather and John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather is Stephan's brother.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOETTER/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Mildred L. Goetter
is 87 years old today, born in 1924.  Mildred is the wife of Steve's great-granduncle, John W. Steible who is the brother of Steve's great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

HUTCHINS/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Roda Carrie Hutchins
died 22 years ago today in 1989 at the age of 82 in Ocala Florida.  Roda is the wife of the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne.  Robert is the brother of Donie Mae Mayne.   Robert and Roda begot Vernon W. Mayne and Hugh E. Mayne.

SANDERS/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Sarah Alice Sanders
is 131 years old today, born in 1880.  Sarah is the wife of the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Earnest N. Crow, born in Tennessee August 2, 1882.  Earnest's father is Isaac Allen Crow, Jr. the brother of John Christopher Crow the kids' 4th great-grandfather who married Mary Jane Cothern and  together begot 11 Crow children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WESSON/ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Young Wesson
is 72 years old today, born in 1939.  Thomas is the husband of the boys' 5th cousin once removed, Diane Rosentreter.

BLUNT/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Blunt
is 217 years old today, born in 1794.  Rebecca is the 2nd wife of the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Jacob A. Earnest.  Jacob and Rebecca had 2 children Elizabeth and Jacob.  Interestingly, Jacob's first wife was Elizabeth Sims.  They had 9 children together and one was named Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William F. McCaw Johnson
died 28 years ago today at the age of supposedly 111 in Tippicanoe, IN.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his wife Nora Catherine Moore is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  There is something fishy with this whole line.  I'll get back to you.

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