Friday, October 14, 2011

Meet the family for October 14, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gershom Banks and Hannah Bradley's
268th anniversary is today, married in 1743, he was 31 and she was 17. Gershom was married 3 times.  Hannah is his second wife.  Hannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is John Bradley is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Gershom Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold and are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Bradley
, the aforementioned bride, is 285 years old today, born in 1726 she was married on her birthday.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Banks
is 264 years old today, born in 1747.  Tom is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His parents are the aforementioned Gershom Banks and Hannah Bradley.

BARTHOLOMEW/VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Bartholomew
died 80 years ago today in 1931 at age 85 in Elmira Arnot Ogden Hospital, NY. Henry is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Deborah A. VanCise,  the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Kenneth Wendell Wooden
is 88 years old today, born in 1923.  Kenneth is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed and the son of the boys' great-granduncle Leroy Oliver Wooden.  Leroy is the brother of Walter William Wooden from the parents, Joseph R. Wooden and Margaret Jennie Stanford. Kenneth died July 22, 2006 in Cassville, Barry, Missouri at the age of 82.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
  Two years ago I wrote the following:
"UNCLE" JOHN ROBERT WOODEN
Not related but of interest to the Wooden family is the birthday today of John Wooden the legendary basketball player and coach.  John turns 99 today, born in 1910 in Martinsville, IN.  He HAS to be related somehow, look and the nose and where he was born, I want DNA taken.
Last year, of course was a different matter, as I found that we ARE related to the great John Wooden.  Unfortunately, John Wooden passed away on June 4, 2010 and didn't live to see his 100th birthday last year, or his 101st today.  Last year I thought John was the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  But since then I discovered an error and now the boys' are John's 3rd cousins twice removed. His wife is Nellie C. Riley who died in 1985.  They had 2 children, James Hugh Wooden and Nancy Anne Wooden who both still live in California and are the boys' 4th cousins once removed.  John's father is Joshua Hugh Wooden, the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is now known to be 1st cousin 4 times removed, Robert Sanford Wooden (the missing link) whose father is Joshua Miller Wooden (1822-1897), the brother of the boys' 3rd great-grandfather Andrew Jackson Wooden who married Amanda Johnson in 1858.  They begot 6 children with the boys' 2nd great grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden, born in 1860, being the first born.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Isaac Allen Crow, Sr. and Mary Holland Allison's
159th anniversary is today, married in 1852 he at 39 and she at 45.  Isaac is the kids' 5th great-grandfather.  Mary was his second wife and they had no children. Isaac had 12 children with his first wife Sarah Alice Cox.  Their 5th child is John Christopher Crow, the kids' 4th great-grandfather who married Mary Jane Cothern and begot Ella Mariah Crow the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

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