Thursday, December 01, 2011

Meet the family for December 1, 2011

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
James Edwin Garrison
died 62 years ago today in 1949 at age 78 in Morgan county, AL.  James is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle.  Born and died in Morgan county, AL.  His brother is Samuel Omar Garrison born in 1881, 10 years after James.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan county.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 who married into the Reeves family by hooking up with John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

KEEVER/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jonas Ausburne Keever
is 166 years old today, born in 1845.  Jonas is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Mary Ann Baker and begot Dellia Keever in 1890.  Dellia married Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and they begot 9 children with Duard Robert Hulgan being the last in 1952.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Nellie Chambers
died 38 years ago today in 1973 at age 64 in Fort Payne Alabama.  The aforementioned Nellie Chambers is Ella and Mason's Great-grandmother. 

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Stephen Hulgan
died 166 years ago today in 1845 at age 65 in Indiana.  Stephen who we covered extensively yesterday, is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Miller and they are the parents of George Washington Hulgan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

AKINS/STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rachel Akins
is 227 years old today, born in 1784.  Rach as we used to call her, is Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandmother.  She married Archibald Stewart in Rock Hill, SC July 12, 1804.  They begot 12 children as is about average for the Stewart and Savage families.  The 8th born was John Thomas Stewart in 1820.  He has been immortalized on a plaque for his service and making the ultimate sacrifice during a battle in Corinth, Mississippi in the War of Northern Aggression.  He fought and died with the 55th Infantry Regiment Alabama.  John left behind 11 children with his wife Emily Caroline Bale.  The last was a son born in February of 1862 just 2 months before John was killed.  The son was named after his father, but sadly died August 25th of that same year.  John's  first born was a Son named Frances Marion Savage, born in Union, Arkansas December 31, 1836. He married Frances Matilda Stewart October 4, 1860 in Calhoun, Alabama and they spent the next 28 years having 17 babies, the family record.  Over half of them died very young.  The family saw much grief in those 28 years.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev, John Cotton
is 368 years old today, born in 1643.  The good reverend John is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Marie Stowe in Concord, Massachusetts in 1666.  They begot 6 children, with Samuel Cotton carrying our line.  Samuel married Experience Hall in Middletown, CT February 28, 1716.  It was Samuel's second marriage having had 7 children with Lydia Bates before she died in child birth in 1713.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Wiley B. Starling
is 181 years old today, born in 1830.  Wiley is the kids' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Augusta A. Powers and begot 12 children, the last of which was Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they carried the name Cora on to their 2nd born Cora Augusta Edge born in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer and the rest is history.

BENNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Louise Bennett died 7 years ago today in 2004 at the age of 81.  Louise is the wife of the kids' great-granduncle, Joseph Dedrich "J. D." Myer.  J.D. is the brother of Roland Max "Dick" Myer, the kids' Great-grandfather.  J. D. and Louise begot 2 children, Sherry Myer (1952) and Bradley Myer (1953) who are the kids 1st cousins twice removed.  Sherry married Dwight and they have 1 child, Tara who is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  Bradley married Patricia and they have no children.

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