Monday, September 26, 2011

Meet the family for September 26, 2011


Abraham Stanford
is 257 years old today, born in 1754.  Abe is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and the end of the Stanford line as I know it.  He married Elizabeth and begot John T. Stanford in 1782.  John married Bathsheba Austin Emmott and they begot 4 children with Isaac Austin Stanford being the last born.  Isaac, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, married Catherine Kneff October 8, 1835 in Tippecanoe, Indiana when she was just 15 years old.  They begot 12 children with David Stanford being the second born when his mother was just 17 years old.


John B. Meyer
died 65 years ago today in 1946. John is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.


John Gaines
died 270 years ago today in 1741 at the age of 28 in Portland, Middlesex, CT.  John is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Susannah Warner.  Susan's mother is Susannah Hall the sister of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

Susannah Hall
is 322 years old today, born in 1689.  Susannah, the sister of Experience Hall, married Samuel Warner in Middletown, CT December 13, 1712 and they begot Susannah Warner in 1717.

Julia Marsh Powers
is 159 years old today, born in 1852.  Julia is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th gret-grandfather.


John Martin
died 129 years ago today in 1882 at the age of 74 in Habersham county, GA.  John is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandfather. He married Matilda Priscilla Goode in Hall county, GA June 16, 1833 and begot 4 children, with Delila Caroline Martin being the 2nd one.  Delila married William H. West in Hall county August 29, 1850 and begot 5 children, with Sarah Matilda West being the second child of a second child.

John Jefferson West
is 159 years old today, born in 1852. John is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the aforementioned Sarah Matilda West.


Leslie Ann Gilbert
is 26 years old today, born in 1985.  Leslie is Steve's 2nd cousin.  Her mother is Cynthia Fay Reeves, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Cynthia's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather.

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