Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Meet the family for December 6, 2011


Abraham Le Fevre
died 173 years ago today in 1838 in Buffalo, Indiana at the age of 66.  Abe and his wife Mary Magdelaine Brock are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.  They were married in 1795 and begot 6 children with the 4th being Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who later married James Johnson and begot 10 children with Amanda and her twin sister Maranda born in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew Jackson Wooden November 24 1858 in Owen Indiana and are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.


Bertha Golda Stanford
is 124 years old today, born in 1887.  Bertha is the boys' 1/2 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Bertha's father, James Isaac stanford is 1/2 2nd great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford whose mother is Nancy Ann Kenley the sister of James' mother Amanda Jane Kenley.  Their father was David Stanford.

Thurman David Bennett
died 45 years ago today in 1966 in Champaign, Illinois at age 79.  David is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of the aforementioned David Stanford.


Mary Beatrice Tucker
died 30 years ago today in 1981 at about 93 years old.  Beatrice married John Henry Myer who is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Dedrich Homer Myer.  Beatrice and John begot 4 Myer children, Carrie L., Orvil W., Henry Oates, and Lois Irvine Myer, who all are the kid's 1st cousins 3 times removed.

Arthur Herman Meyer, Jr.
is 76 years old today, born in 1935.  Arthur is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer whose father is 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

Benjamin Harrison Barnett and Irena Yancey's 169th anniversary is today, married in 1842 when he was 23 and she was 18 years old in Oglethorpe, GA.  Ben is the kids' 1st cousin 7 times removed, the son of 6th great-granduncle, Benjamin Johnson Barnett, the brother of 6th great-grandfather, David Barnett.


Robert Webb
is 250 years old today, born in 1761.  Robert is Ella and Mason's 7th great-grandfather.  He married Emelia Clinton and begot Phoebe Webb in 1788.  Phoebe then married Richard Goode on September 19, 1808 in Rutherford, North Carolina.  They begot Matilda Priscilla Goode, Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandmother, who married John Martin June 16, 1833 in Hall county, Georgia.  They begot 4 children with Delila Caroline Martin being the second born in 1834.  Delila married William H. West August 29, 1850 in Hall, GA and they begot Sarah Matilda West, the 2nd born of their 5, in 1854.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers December 24, 1871 in Hall, GA and of their 9 children Noah Benjamin Chambers was the 6th born in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and the 3rd of 4 born was Nellie Chambers in 1909 who married Cecil Robert Hulgan and are Ella and Mason's great-grandparents.


Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward's
328th anniversary is today, married in 1683 when he was 25 and she was 20 years old in Middletown, Connecticut.  Now this is a nice story.  Phoebe and Samuel are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  The next couple, Thomas and Anna are also the boys' 9th great grandparents.  Phoebe and Thomas are brother and sister and got married on the same day in 1683.  Phoebe and Samuel begot 6 children with the first born being Experience Hall in 1684 who then married Samuel Cotton in 1716 and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents. Samuel and Experience begot 4 children and the 2nd born was William Cotton, born in 1720.

Capt. Thomas Ward, Sr. and Anna Tappin's
328th anniversary is also today, married in 1683 when he was 22 years old and she was 21.  Now this is where it gets interesting.  Thomas and Anna begot Thomas Ward, Jr. born, as was Experience, in 1684 who later married Rebecka Birnham.  They begot 6 children with the 4th born, Rebeckah Ward, being born in 1723.  Experience and Samuel's son William Cotton then married Thomas, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham's daughter Rebeckah Ward in 1742 making them the boys' 7th great-grandparents and their 2nd cousin 9 times removed.

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