Friday, December 16, 2011

Meet the family for December 16, 2011

WOODEN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MYER-WOODEN
Nancy Darlene Myer
is 55 years old today, born in 1956. I'm going to repeat what I wrote last year because after re-reading it, I feel exactly the same if not stronger.  It is rare in an individual's time continuum that an event so special as to change life as you know it occurs, but that is what happened to me when I met Darlene Myer.  Just to show you; when all seems darkest, the next moment everything could change, and that is exactly what happened to me.  Never give up on the amazing experience that life is.  I was ending a very bad relationship and was at lunch with a close friend, David Cooper, discussing my options when a beautiful woman at a table near us caught my eye.  I pointed her out to David and he said that he knew her and asked if I would like to meet her.  I said absolutely.  That was the beginning of my relationship with Nancy Darlene Myer 29 years ago.  If it is possible to have a best friend, a business partner, a soul mate and a wonderful spouse all rolled up in one person, then that is was I have with Darlene.  I bless the day we met and look forward to growing older together everyday. And it seems we keep doing that successfully.  I have never, ever met a kinder, more loving, hardworking, dedicated person in my life.  If you know us, you know how you are related to Darlene and what she means in your life.  If you don't know Darlene, I am profoundly sorry for you.  Happy Birthday Dar!!!!!!!  And many, many more. - jerry

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

TUCKER/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Oats Tucker
is 117 years old today, born in 1894.

COTTON/
WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/BRADLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Bradley Banks
died 173 years ago today in 1838.  David is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother Sally Gold.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martin Van Buren Brown
died 87 years ago today in 1924 at age 87 in Henry county MO.  Marty is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Cornelius VanCise, Jr.
is 224 years old today, born in 1787, exactly one year after his parents wedding.  John is the husband of the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton.  Polly is the sister of 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Cornelius VanCise, Sr. and Deborah Murray's
225th anniversary is today, married in 1786 but not blood relations to us.  I just thought it interesting that their son was born on this day too.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Hall
died 285 years ago today in 1726 at age 72.  She is buried at the Old Farm Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of Samuel Hall who married Phebe Ward December 6, 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.



BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/HETHORN/BRIDGFORTH
Edward Garland Bagley and Ethel Clare Hethorn's
103 anniversary is today, married in 1908 when he was 24 and she was 21 years old.  Edward and Ethel are Andrew and Bryan's Great-grandparents.  They begot 5 children with Sudie Seay Bagley being the 2nd born.  Sudie married the next contestant, Edward McPhail Bridgforth in 1931 and begot 3 more Bridgforth boys.

BRIDGFORTH
Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr.
died 60 years ago today in 1951 at age 45.  Edward is Andrew and Bryan's grandfather.  Edward married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931 and they begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Infant Chambers
is 130 years old today, born in 1881.  This baby is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Barnett
is 208 years old today, born in 1803.  Martha is the kids' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Abel M. Barnett.  Their parents are David Barnett and Sarah Phillips.  Martha married Fountain Wood.  Martha died in 1870 in Madison, Georgia.

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