Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meet the family for November 17, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Cotton
is 288 years old today, born in 1723.  Dan is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward in Middletown, CT September 22, 1742 and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764, the last of their 6 children.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary A. Stanford
died 148 years ago today in 1863 at the age of 1 month old in Clay IL.  Mary is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the offspring of David Stanford and Amanda Jane Kenley his first wife.  Mary is the last child born to Amanda.  In fact, Amanda gave birth to Mary on October 8th and Mary died November 17th and Amanda died December 18th.  David married Amanda's sister Nancy Ann Kenley, two years later and their first child was Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, who married Joseph R. Wooden.

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Morris Bennett
died 85 years ago today in 1926 at age 71 in Tolono, Champaign, IL.  Morris is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the sister of the aforementioned David Stanford.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Edna Belle Everhart
is 98 years old today, born in 1913.  Edna is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of his great-grandmother, Lola Everhart-Steible.  Edna married Leonard Frank Hinson and begot Joeann Hinson.  Joeann, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed, married Bill Kramer and begot Laura, Billy and John Kramer, Steve's 2nd cousins once removed.  Edna was the 5th born of the 10 children that Elmer Elsworth Everhart and Margret Izora Sims begot from 1904 to 1923.  Lola was the 2nd born.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Francis Selina Barnett
died 107 years ago today in 1904 at the age of 69 in Denton, Texas.  Francis is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of David A. Barnett who was the first born to Francis' second born of the the 9 children Abel M. Barnett and Rachel Meadows begot.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Scottie Peels and Loucretia Brown's
21st anniversary is today, married in 1990 in Cleveland, Tennessee when he was 21 and she was 17 years old.  Loucretia is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Her parents are Nancy Andrews and the kids' great-granduncle, Jerrel Thomas Brown.  Loucretia is the youngest of Jerrel and Nancy's 4 children.  Loucretia married Scottie and begot 3 children, Colton, Christian and Savannah Peels, all the kids' 2nd cousins once removed.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FARRAR/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frank Billups Farrar and Sally Estelle Wooden's
99th anniversary is today, married in 1912 when he was 20 and she was 18 years old in Rockett, Texas.  Sally is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Wooden whose father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Abraham Wooden, the son of 5th great-granduncle, John Wooden, the brother of Robert Wooden.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
The aforementioned Sally Estelle Wooden
is 117 years old today, born in 1894.  She was married on her birthday.

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