Thursday, December 15, 2011

Meet the family for December 15, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Sumner Cotton
is 138 years old today, born in 1873. Born to Hubbard Cotton and Mary Hazelitt these twin brothers (see James Rodrick Cotton below) were born in New York.  They are the boys' 2nd great-granduncles.  It is said that they fell in love with the same woman, Marie Burquist.  I show both of them married to her, so I don't really know which one ended up with her.  I also show that she had children with both of them, so maybe they both did.  Interesting sibling dynamic

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Rodrick Cotton
is 138 years old today born in 1873.  Twin brother of Charles Sumner Cotton.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Marshall Cotton and Marium Luticia Williamson's
143rd anniversary is today, married in 1868 when he was 19 and she was 21 years old in Georgetown, NY.  Henry is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the aforementioned Hubbard Cotton.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gold
died 256 years ago today in 1755 at 2 months of age in Fairfield CT.  John was the first born of Abel Gold and Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great grandparents.  The 3rd born of their 11 children was Talcott Gold the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Banks
died 106 years ago today in 1905 at age 40. Julia is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Ira Bradley Banks, their 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via the same mother Sally Gold.

?/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susan Ray
died 152 years ago today in 1859 at age 61 in Gardner, Sangamon, Illinois.  I recently found a record that says Susan's maiden name is Ray and she married Thomas Ray and they are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Thomas B. Ray in 1841 who married Charlotte Brown February 13, 1865 in Sangamon, IL.  They begot Lotti B. Ray on Christmas day in 1865 and Charlotte died in January.  Lotti later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in Appleton City, Mo and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Gordon Stephen Hulgan
is 124 years old today, born in 1887.  Gordon is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Gordon's father is William Wallace Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lucy Ann Kelley
is 155 years old today, born in 1856.  Lucy is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  Lucy married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 children, the 3rd of which was Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot 8 children, the 3rd of which is Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

LANE/BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Dawson B. Lane
is 149 years old today, born in 1862.  Dawson is the second husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandmother, Lucy Emline Barnett.  Lucy's first husband is Dedrick Henry Meyer who died April 11, 1889 in Winterville, Georgia from smoke inhalation helping to put out a fire.  Lucy then took her 6 children and moved to Alabama and changed the spelling of the family name from Meyer to Myer.  In 1896 at age 37 Lucy married Dawson B. Lane, age 33.  They had 4 more children with the last two, both girls not living more than a year.  Even though Lucy married a much younger man this time, Dawson still died in 1923 at age 60, 7 years before Lucy in 1930 at age 71.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Silas Polk Johnson
is 177 years old today, born in 1834.  Silas is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden and is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

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