Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meet the family for September 27, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Leland Smith
is 49 years old today, born in 1962.  David is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  He died in Germany in 1982 at age 19.  He has living brothers and sisters, also the boys' 5th cousins.  His father is living, the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed, and his mother is Diane Carol Mousseau.  David's Grandfather is Arnot Mathew Smith, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed born in 1889 in NY and died in Bath, NY in 1966.  His mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Waite's father is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Morgan R. Cleveland.  Morgan's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton, both from Middletown, CT.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerusha Ruea Tillinghast Cleveland
is 148 years old today, born in 1863.  Jerusha is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, John Fletcher Cleveland whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jennie Grace Stanford
died 10 years ago today in 2001 at age 102 in Villa Grove, IL where she was born in 1898.  Jennie is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed via James Kenley and Mary Jane Gill.  Jennie's father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

KNOWLES/HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/KNOWLES
Heather Leigh Hulgan-Knowles
is 28 years old today, born in 1983.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!  Heather is the mother of Mason.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PAYNE/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lou Dovie Payne
is 89 years old today, born in 1922.  Lou is the second wife of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, Grover Cleveland McMurrey.  She died in 1996 in Piedmont, Alabama.  Grover is the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley, the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ROTHROCK/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Roxanna Rothrock
is 124 years old today, born in 1887. Roxanna Got Rocks we used to call her is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Joshua Hugh Wooden.  Joshua and Roxanna are the parents of John Robert Wooden, the fabled basketball coach at UCLA and the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.

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