Sunday, December 04, 2011

Meet the family for December 4, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Bradley
died 295 years ago today in 1716 at age 63 in Fairfield, CT.  Francis is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Jackson and begot Gershom Bradley in 1712.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah Bradley married David Barlow II August 9, 1764 in Greenfield, CT and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold March 18, 1782 in Fairfield CT and they begot Sally Gold in 1782.  After her first husband Bradley Banks tragically drown at age 30, Sally married Ira Cotton May 6, 1811 and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Bradley Banks
is 185 years old today, born in 1826.  Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle 1/2 brother of the aforementioned Samuel Cheney Cotton via their parents Bradley Banks and Samuel's mother Sally Gold.

STURGIS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Sturgis, Jr. and Grissel Gold's
220th anniversary is today, married in 1791 when she was 18 years old. Grissel is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt and sister of Talcott Gold.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Martin Galt
is 108 years old today, born in 1903.  Thomas is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Charlotte Brown.

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Stowe and Mary Grigg's
372nd anniversary is today, married in 1639 in Roxbury, MA when he was 24 and she 21 years old.  They are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  They begot Mary Marie Stowe in 1643 who married the Rev, John Cotton in Concord Massachusetts around 1666.  They begot Samuel Cotton who married first, Lydia Bates on July 22, 1695, the Experience Hall on February 28, 1716 in Middletown, CT.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Samuel Davis Stewart
is 184 years old today, born in 1827 in Spring Garden, Cherokee, Alabama.  Sam is Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Thomas Steward, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather who married Emily Caroline Bale.  John was the person we talked about the other day as the one killed in battle in Corinth, Mississippi during the War of Northern Aggression.

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