Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Meet the family for October 11, 2011


James Thomas Savage
died 78 years ago today in 1933 at the age of 67 in Taylor, Texas. James is Tara and Calum's 2nd great granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage the oldest of the 17 born to the two Frances'.  James was the 4th born.

Rachel Akins
died 153 years ago today in 1858 at the age of 73 in Spring Garden, AL.  Rachel is Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandmother who married Archibald Stewart in 1804 and begot 12 children, the 8th one being John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale in 1845 and begot 11 more children, the first being Frances Matilda Stewart who married the other Frances and begot 17 children.  In 3 generations, that is 40 children.


Samuel Gold
died 242 years ago today in 1769 at the age of 76 in Fairfield, CT where he was born.  Samuel is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of 11 Gold children including Talcott Gold in 1759.


Fred Pickens Sims
is 130 years old today, born in 1881.  Fred isn't really blood.  He is Steve's great-grandaunt's husband's father.  Let's see - Johnnye Douzie Garrison is Steve's great-grandaunt and she married Eldred Maurice Sims whose father is Fred Pickens Sims.  Johnnye's parents are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents, Samuel Omar Garrison and Lula May McCutcheon.  They begot 3 children with Sarah Eloise Garrison being the middle child.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in Athens Alabama, June 25, 1932.

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