Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meet the family for November 13, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arnot Mathew Smith and Estella Flora Gardner's
104th anniversary is today, married in 1907, he at age 18 and she at 14 years old in Elmira, New York.  Arnot is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Edward Sterling Abell
died 22 years ago today in 1989 at age 82 in Endicott New York. Ed is the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.

GIFFORD/SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gifford
died 455 years ago today in 1556 at age 90 in Shropshire, England.  John is the boys' 14th great-grandfather.  He married Jane Hoord and they begot Dorothy Gifford in 1520.  Dorothy married Francis Shirley of Leicestershire, England.  They begot 8 children all of noble blood.  Elizabeth Shirley, the first born married Thomas Cotton, Esq. from Conington, Huntington, England and they begot Andrew Cotton.  Andrew married Joane and are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot William Serg Cotton in 1610 who was born in Bunbury, Cheshire England and died in Boston, Suffolk Massachusetts.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Francis Malinda Stewart
died 166 years ago today in 1845 at age 36 in Morgan, GA. Francis is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandaunt, sister of John Thomas Stewart who married Emily Caroline Bale and begot Frances Matilda Stewart in 1845.  Frances married Frances Marion Savage in 1860 in Calhoun, AL and begot Sallie E. Savage and 16 others.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Isaac Stanford
died 79 years ago today in 1932 at age 72.  James is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 3/4 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who was born to the sister of James' mother and David Stanford.  Margaret Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884 and are the parents of Walter William and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JOHNSON-JONES/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nora Catherine Moore
is 133 years old today, born in 1878.  This is a case of 1st cousin's marrying if he is indeed blood to her.  I think William F. McCaw Johnson was just raised by the Johnson family and that is why he later changed his name back to McCaw.  We may never know.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CAMPBELL/McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Jane Campbell
is 182 years old today, born in 1829.  Sarah is Steve's 4th great-grandmother, the wife of Joshua Sexton McCutcheon.  They begot John Davis McCutcheon in 1853 and John married Lenore Overstreet in 1874.  They begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887 who married Samuel Omar Garrison and they are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.

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