Monday, November 21, 2011

Meet the family for November 21, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Earnest
died on this day 132 years ago in 1879 at age: 73.  Sarah is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rachel Earnest who was married to Resin Brown.  They had 5 children one of which was Charlotte Brown, Steve Jr's 3rd great-grandmother.  Charlotte married Thomas Ray and had Lotti Ray.  Charlotte died 10 day's after giving birth to Lotti and Lotti was raised mostly by her grandparents Resin Brown and Rachel Earnest.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton (a real piece of work apparently) and had 3 children Hubbard Cotton, Helen Cotton and Steve Jr's great-grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.  Marie married Walter Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phebe Cotton
is 287 years old today, born in 1724. Phebs is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, the sister of William Cotton.  They both and two others are the children of Experience Hall and Samuel Cotton.  Samuel also had 7 other children from a previous marriage to Lydia Bates.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

LANE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Maggie May Lane
died on this day 109 years ago in 1902.  Maggie May was the 4th and last child of Dawson and Lucy Lane.  Maggie is the girls 2nd great-grandaunt.  Maggie's mother is Lucy E. Barnett.  Dawson B. Lane is her second husband. They had 4 children but two died very young. Lucy's first husband is Dedrick Henry Meyer, father to Dedrich Homer Myer who is Dick Myer's father.  Maggie May lived less than a year and is buried at Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Christian Peels
is 18 years old today, born in 1993.  Christian is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His mother is Loucretia Brown, whose father is Jerrel Thomas Brown, the kids great-granduncle and brother of Ella Ween Brown.  Happy Birthday  Christian!!

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

TROTTER/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Julianna (Julia) Pegram Trotter
was born on this day 188 years ago in 1823 and is Andrew and Bryan's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Edward Garland Bagley August 5, 1845 and begot Isham Trotter Bagley in 1851.  Isy, as we called him, married Susan Epes Seay on October 22, 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884. Edward is the boys' great-grandfather.  He married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot 5 children, the 2nd of which is the boy's grandmother, Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and begot the three Bridgforth brothers, Edward, William and John Baskerville Bridgforth or Jack.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Emaline Wooden
died 144 years ago today in 1867 at the age of 38 in Oldham, Jefferson, Kentucky.  Emy is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her father is John Wooden, the boys' 5th great-granduncle and brother of Robert Wooden (the second Robert).  Robert married Jane Barnhill and begot Robert Miller Wooden in 1796, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

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