Monday, October 03, 2011

Meet the family for October 3, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan Gold, Jr.
died 288 years ago today in 1723 at the age of 60 in Fairfield, CT.  Nathan Jr. is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married his first wife Hannah Talcott May 14, 1686 in Fair field CT.  They begot 6 or 7 children before she died in childbirth.  He then married Sarah Cook and begot 4 or 5 more children. Interestingly, Nathan served as Deputy and Lieutenant-Governor of the colonial state of Connecticut from 1708 until his death in 1723.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Cotton
is 254 years old today, born in 1757.  Liz is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is John Cotton, the brother of 7th great-grandfather, William Cotton, both born to Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall
  Elizabeth Cotton 1 year 1 month old

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
James Payne Savage
died 137 years ago today in 1874.  James is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather, the father of Frances Marion Savage.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Joseph P. Starling
died 117 years ago today in 1894.  Joseph is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Alice Cora Starling.


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