Friday, October 07, 2011

Meet the family for October 7, 2011


Elizabeth Hopkins
is 401 years old today, born in 1610. Betty is the boys' 11th great-grandmother and their 1st cousin 13 times removed.  Elizabeth married John Wakeman and begot Helena Wakeman in 1632.  Helena married Lt., John Talcott, Jr. in 1650 and begot Hannah Talcott in 1663.  Hannah married Nathan Gold, Jr. and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot Samuel Gold in 1692, who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of Talcott Gold, born in 1759.  Going backwards, Betty's father is William Hopkins from Worcestershire, England.  William is the brother of Stephen Hopkins who came to north America on the Mayflower in 1620.  Stephen is the boys' 12th great-grandfather and his brother William is the boys' 12th great-granduncle.


Johann Philip Sonner
is 281 years old today, born in 1730.  Johann is Steve's 7th great-grandfather born in Baden, Bade-Baden, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, the place so nice they named it 3 times.  He married Anna Elizabeth Windle from Virginia and begot Margaret Rebecca Sonner in 1763.  Margaret married Joseph Conrad in 1786 in Strasburg, VA and they begot George Conrad who married Nancy Wiseman in 1825 and begot Mary Ann Conrad in 1824.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Tom married Mary Jane Martin and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.  Elmer is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.


Carl Myer
died 54 years ago today in 1957 after being born on October 5th.  Carl is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, the son of Thomas Fredrick "Fred" Myer who is the brother of Dick Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.


Johnnie Ray McMurrey died 44 years ago today in 1967.  Johnnie died in South Vietnam and is on the "Wall" in Washington, DC. You can see his info here   He is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, the son of Johnnie Floyd McMurrey, 1st cousin 4 times removed, born to Lee Vernon McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.

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