Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet the family for May 31, 2011

KERLIN/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KERLIN/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Angela Denise Kerlin is 38 years old today, born in 1973.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL!!!!!!  Angel is Walter William Wooden's wife and they live in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, GA. Angel is the wife of the boys' uncle.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

Effa June Stanford is 131 years old today, born in 1880 in Stanford, Clay, Illinois.  She unfortunately died less than two months later on July 5, 1880.  Effa was one of a set of twins born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley and is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt.  Effa's twin sister is Etta May Stanford and her big sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINES

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frank N. Smith
is 164 years old today, born in 1847 in New York.  He died at age 88 on April 25, 1936 in Elmira, Chemung, New York. Frank is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Morgan's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton whose older brother is the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold in 1811.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rev., Hezekiah Gold
died 221 years ago today in 1790 at age 59 in Cornwall, Connecticut. Hez is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  He is also their 3rd and 5th cousins 9 times removed via other lines.  He married Sarah Sedgwick November 22, 1758 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  They had 3 children, Thomas Gold 1759, Capt, Benjamin Gold, 1762 and Thomas Ruggles Gold 1764.  Thomas Ruggles Gold was a US congressman serving in the House for the state of New York starting in 1809 and again for Connecticut beginning in 1815.  His bio follows:
Elected Office(s):     Representative
Elected Date(s):     4 Mar 1809
[4 Mar 1815]
State:     New York, Connecticut
Country:     USA
Biography:     a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., November 4, 1764; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Conn.; settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1792; assistant attorney general of New York 1797-1801; member of the State senate 1796-1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; served in the State assembly in 1808; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, N.Y., where he died October 24, 1827; interment in Grand View Cemetery.
 Another Story:
Thomas R. Gold, Families of Olde Whitesborough 1784-1824
Added by bright93 on 10 Jun 2009

Source:  Sperry, Claire C. and Sperry, Charles B. Families of Old Whitesborough 1784-1824.  Whitesboro, NY 1984, pgs. 83-85, 167.

        Thomas Ruggles Gold was born in Cornwall, Connecticut on November 4, 1764, the son of Hezekiah and Sarah (Sedgwick) Gold.  Thomas was fifth in the line of descent from his immigrant ancestor, Major Nathan Gold.

Thomas Ruggles - 5;  Hezekiah - 4; Hezekiah - 3; Nathan - 2; Nathan - 1

        One of the Grantees named in the Charter Oak was Nathan Gold who had emigrated to Connecticut from Edmundsbury, England.

       Thomas Ruggles Gold did not serve in the Revolutionary War, but his father, Hezekiah Gold did serve as a Private.

       Thomas Ruggles Gold pursed classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1786.  He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced his law practice in Goshen, Connecticut.  It was there he met and married Sarah Sill, sister of Theodore Sill who later became his law partner in Whitesboro.  She was the daughter of Dr. Elisha and Mary (Heaton) Sill.  Dr. Elisha Sill was a Surgeon in the Revolutinary War.

       When Thomas was 28 years old, he with his wife, and daughter, Harriett Lavina, moved to Whitesboro, New York where he set up his law practice.  He like so many others of Connecticut succumbed to the call to the Whitestown Country.  He lost but little time in becoming involved in the politics of this adopted state.  

     In 1796, four years after Thomas R. Gold's arrival in Whitesboro, he was elected to his first political office, that of New York State Senator.  He served from 1796 to 1802 under President, John Adams and Vice-President, Thomas Jefferson.   Thomas was a Federalist.  From 1797 to 1801, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York (at this time it was legal for a man to hold two state offices at the same time).  Peggy's Note: In George Washington Irving's book the Life of George Washington, a letter to Washington is signed by John Jay and Thomas Ruggles Gold.  Copy of the letter was found in the Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

       On March 23, 1799, he was a member of the Aqueduct Association which had been formed to provide water to the future Village of Whitesboro.

       In 1800, he was made a member of the Council of Appointments.  Also, in 1800, he entered into law practice with his brother-in-law, Theodore Sill in the law firm of Gold and Sill.  They operated a law school for many years (many men who late became famous attorneys receiving their training in this school.

       He was unsuccessful in his run for Congress in 1804.  He was elected to the State Assembly in 1808.  He ran in the Federalist thich to the 11th and 12th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1813.  He was defeated for re-election in 1812 as a member of the 13th Congress, although he was again re-elected in 1814 to the 14th Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); he was not a candidate in 1816.  He then resumed his law practice in Whitesboro.

       In 1804, Thomas R. Gold sold the land on which the Presbyterian Church built to the United Presbyterian Societies of Whitesboro and Old Fort Schuyler, Presbyterian Church.  An interesting note is:  that after the erection of the Presbyterian Church in 1803, in leveling the ground around the church, Mr Gold drove the oxen that were attached to the plow and Jonas Platt use a spade and shovel.

       During Mr. Carnahan's pastorate over the United Societies of Whitestown and Old Fort Schuyler, he preached a portion of the time on the Lord's Day in the morning at Whitesboro and in the afternoon at Fort Schuyler (Utica).  Deacon Thurston, a grand man, rich in faith, and poor in this world's goods, would walk from Whitesboro to Fort Schuyler during the intermission.  Mr. Gold purchased and presented him with a good horse, saddle, and bridle.

       In 1807/8, Thomas Ruggles Gold was one of the founders if a joint stock company under the name of The Oneida Manufacturing Society with a capital of $200,000.00.  On February 2, 1808, they purchased land and water rights from Amos Wetmore, and in 1809, they erected a 3 1/2 story brick building which was known as the Oneida Factory.

      In 1807, he was the defense attorney in the famous Hitchcock Trail in which a Mr. Hitchcock, a teacher of Madison, NY, who was married became enamoured with one, Lois Andrus.  He purchased arsenic from the local druggist, went home and managed to mix some on his wife's plate of food for the evening meal in a vain attempt to solve his dilemma.  The trail took place in Cazenovia, NY, and Mr. Gold lost his case.  Mr. Hichcock was hung in Cazenovia on September 11, 1807, and reports say that thousands came to the spectacle.

      In 1811, he became associated with many prominent local men in the establishment of the Oriskany Manufacturing Company which was organized to manufacture woolen goods when a shortage was feared with the prospect of the coming war with Britain.

     Thomas Ruggles Gold was one of twenty-four founding trustees at Hamilton College when the college received it's charter on May 26, 1812.  According to land records at the Onieda County office.  He made two donations of land for the college as his support of the $ 50,000 given.

      Upon his retirement from Congress, he resumed his practice of law with Theodore Sill with whom he had formed a partnership in 1800.  He died October 24, 1827, and was interred in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro, his grave being marked by a red stone monument enclosed by an iron fence at the top of the hill overlooking Whitesboro.  His wife died on July 18, 1854, at the age of 87 years.
Source: Sperry, Claire C. and Sperry, Charles B. Families of Old Witesborough 1784-1824.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jesse Alma Hulgan
died 58 years ago today in 1953 at age 63 in Dekalb county Alabama. Jesse is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed. His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle. Stephan's younger brother, John Miller Hulgan is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather who married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876.  Thomas is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Chambers
died 95 years ago on this day in 1916 at the age of 68.  John is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.  Born in Hall county GA in 1848 John married Sarah Matilda West in 1871.  They begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879 who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's fraternal great-grandmother in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Noah Benjamin Chambers
died 68 years ago today in 1943 at age 63 in Decatur, Alabama.  Noah is also Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and they begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and they are Ella and Mason's Great-grandparents.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Meet the family for May 30, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Stanford
died 99 years ago today in 1912 at age 74.  Old Dave must have be a piece of work.  He is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He was married three times:  Amanda Jane Kenley from Feb 24, 1859 to her death December 18, 1863 then Amanda's sister Nancy Ann Kenley from Feb 27, 1865 to her death Oct 26, 1888.  She was our great-grandmother and the mother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden.  Then David married Cynthia A. Pearl January 14, 1890 who actually out lived him. David begot a total of 16 children, 3, 13 and 0. I don't know who the other 3 were with Nancy, I only show 10.


"David Stanford passed to his reward on the evening of May 30th, Memorial Day, having experienced seventy-five years of Earth's joys and sorrows.

Mr. Stanford was a native of Indiana but had resided most of his life in Illinois, and for about thirty years had lived in Douglas County.  He was a farmer until 1892, in which year he engaged in mercantile pursuits in Old Villa Grove, which occupation followed until advancing years compelled him to retire from active life.


Mr. Stanford was married three times and was the father of sixteen children, his first wife being the mother of of three and his second wife, thirteen.  Five of the latter are now mourning the loss of their father, Mrs. Jennie Woodson (sic-Wooden) and Mrs. Katherine Wishard, of Appleton City, Missouri, Mrs. Dora (sic-Cora) Bryan of Champaign, Illinois, and William Stanford and Mrs. Bertha Anderson of this city.  His aged and faithful wife is also left behind together with four brothers and four sisters (there were 12 children in his parents family) and a number of their relatives and friends.


During the war of the rebellion (civil war), Mr. Stanford served in the 36th Illinois Infantry, from which he was honorably discharged at the close of the hostilities.


In the year 1868 the subject of this sketch became a member of the Christian Church, and it was under the auspices of that organization that his remains were taken to their last resting place on Sunday, June 2, 1912.  The services were held in the Christian church. Rev. C.H. Soriven officiating, before a large concourse of mourning relatives and sympathizing friends.


Mr. Stanford will be missed in Villa Grove.  He was a man of sterling worth, he had firm convictions and the courage to live them."(read - he was hard to get along with)


WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Ann Wooden
died 145 years ago today in 1866 at age 34 in Oldham Kentucky.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SONNER/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Joseph Conrad and Margaret Rebecca Sonner's
225th anniversary is today, married in 1786 in Strasburg, Virginia when he was 26 and she was 23 years old.  Joe and Marge are Steve's 6th great-grandparents.  The begot 3 children with George Conrad being the first born.  George, Steve's 5th great-grandfather, married Nancy Wiseman July 2, 1825 in Harrison, Indiana.  They begot 4 children with Mary Ann Conrad being the oldest.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and they begot 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Meet the family for May 29, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Electa Walker
is 191 years old today, born in 1820.  You may be thinking, wow, what an unusual name.  Well, this Electa is the third Electa in our tree.  She is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton and begot Hubbard Cotton.  Electa's parents are Cady R. Walker and Electa Sparks 1797.  What a great name, even before electricity.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susannah Warner
is 294 year old today, born in 1717.  Susannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. Her mother Susannah Hall is the boy's 8th great-grandaunt and the sister of Experience Hall.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Benjamin Franklin Gold
is 219 years old today, born in 1792.    Ben is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed, also their 5th and 7th cousins 7 times removed.  Ben's father is Capt, Benjamin Gold, Sr., 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Sr.'s father is Rev., Hezekiah Gold whose father is Hezekiah Sr. the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and they begot Talcott Gold, et al.  Talcott being the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Erskin D. Crow
is 128 years old today, born in 1883. Erskin is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, born in Dekalb, Al and died March 15, 1970 at age 86 in Fort Payne.  Her sister is the first Ella, Ella Mariah Crow, born in 1876 and died in Mentone January 11, 1938.  She married Oscar Routh Brown and begot Oscar Thomas Brown March 5, 1912.  Oscar T. married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Ella Ween of course married Roland Max Myer in 1956 and begot Thereasa Ellen Myer in 1961, Thereasa married Duard Robert Hulgan and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan in 1980, Kellie married Aaron Hosler in 2007 and the most current Ella was born in Sept of 2008 in Fort Payne.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

POWELL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerusha Ann Powell
is 160 years old today, born in 1851.  Jerusha is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, John T. Stanford, the brother of David Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandfather who married Nancy Ann Kenley, et al and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HENSLEY/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Derek Christopher Hensley
is 43 years old today, born in 1968.  Derek is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, Kimberly Myer.  Kimberly's father is Billy Ray Myer, the kids' great-granduncle and brother of Roland Max Myer the kids' great-grandfather.  Happy birthday Derek!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Meet the family for May 28, 2011

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

OVERSTREET/McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lenore Overstreet
died 73 years ago today in 1938.  Lenore is Steve's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married John Davis McCutcheon in Morgan, AL January 27, 1874 and begot 9 children with the 6th one, Lula May McCutcheon going on to marry Samuel Omar Garrison to be Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909 and Sarah was the first to marry a Reeves - John Wesley Reeves, Sr. - from that side of the family.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mehitable Burr
is 288 years old today, born in 1723.  Mehitable is Steve's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Ellen Burr who married Able Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sarah Matilda West
died 124 years ago today, in 1887.  Sarah is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, who married John Henry Chambers in Hall county, GA December 24, 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie became a Hulgan by marrying Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

LANE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Dawson B. Lane
died 88 years ago today in 1923 at age 60.  DB is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandmother, Lucy Emilne Barnett.  Born to David A. Barnett and Jane C. Fleeman October 23, 1858, Lucy first married Dedrich Henry Meyer in Winterville Georgia.  Dedrich died April 11, 1889 and Lucy remarried to Dawson Lane in February of 1896.

SUDDETH/MEYER/MYER/
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
George W. Suddeth died 30 years ago today in 1981 at age 71 in Athens, Georgia.  George is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Maggie Meyer, 1st cousin 4 times removed, the daughter of John Hammond Meyer, who is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Meet the family for May 27, 2011

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Johnathan Wesley Reeves
is 23 years old today. Johnathan is Steve's 1st cousin.  His father is John Wesley Reeves III.(Steve's Uncle), married to Lisa.  Tray's father is John Wesley Reeves, Jr.(Steve's Grandfather), married to Mary Evelyn Pharris.  Jr's father is John Wesley Reeves, Sr.(Steve's great-grandfather) married to Sarah Eloise Garrison.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nelvin Wooden
is 103 year old today, born in 1908.  Nelvin is the boys'   1st cousin 3 times removed.  Born in Xenia, IL in 1908, he died in Indianapolis, IN Sep 20 1996. His Father is Harvey H. Wooden, the boys 2nd great-granduncle married to Myrtle M. Anderson, the parents of 10 Woodens born between 1901 and 1922.  Nathan H. Wooden died in Bradenton, FL  April 8, 2006.  His wife is Helen Whaley but that's all I know.  Harvey's father is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew J. Wooden.  Harvey's brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boy's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN
Jefferson Wooden
is 190 years old today, born in 1821.  Jefferson is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden.  They were born to Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Wilhoit, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  As I understand the story, Robert Miller Wooden died a young man of 39 in April of 1835.  He had sired 10 children with Malinda Wilhoit, Andrew Wooden being the last one born in 1833.  Malinda remarried to Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall in February of 1840.  He adopted several of the children, effectively changing their names. Jefferson was born with his twin, James R. Wooden (1821-1916) then Joshua Miller Wooden was born in 1822 and Andrew Jackson Wooden in 1833.  Joshua is the grandfather of Coach John WoodenAndrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Atkinson Garden
died 36 years ago today in 1975.  Charles is the husband of Andrew and Bryan's Grandaunt, Sallie Mildred Bagley.  Sallie is the sister of Sudie Seay Bagley, the boys' grandmother who married Edward McPhail Brdgforth, Sr. June 16, 1931.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Meet the family for May 26, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

DUNBAR/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Dunbar
is 251 years old today, born in 1760.  Hannah is the boys' 6th great-grandmother.  She married Marshall Walker August 17, 1776 and begot 5 children with Cady R. Walker being the 4th born in 1795.  The birth of Cady Walker is a big stumbling point in this line.  I can't seem to prove his birth to Hannah and Marshall.  Stay tuned.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Clark
died 243 years ago today in 1768 at age 102 in Framingham Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Isaac is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, Sarah Stowe.  Sarah's father is Samuel Stowe, the brother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton in or around 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Mar Cotton
is 113 year old today, born in 1898.  Helen is the boys' great- grandaunt.  Her sister is their great- grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall
died 338 years ago today in 1673.  John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Esther Ann Willicke and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown on Feb 11, 1645 and begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot our heroine Experience Hall in 1684.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton, Jr
. is 307 years old today, born in 1704. Sam is the boys' 1/2 -7th great-granduncle, being the son of Samuel Cotton, Sr. and his first wife, Lydia Bates.  Lydia died in 1713 and Samuel Cotton married Experience Hall, begetting, their 7th great-grandfather William Cotton.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Starling died 135 years ago today in 1876.  John is the kids' 5th great-grandfather. John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers to become the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  Their last child was Alice Cora Starling, born in March of 1878 in Cherokee, AL.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge, their second child, in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot the kids' great-grandfather Roland Max Myer in 1932.

HOUSTON/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Mark Houston
is 41 years old today, born in 1970.  Mark is the husband of the kids' 2nd cousin once removed, Brandy Myer.  Brandy's father is Lyle Myer whose father is Thomas Fredrick "Fred" Myer, the brother of Great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lena Parker died 40 years ago today, in 1971.  Lena is kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the sister of Ida Jane McMurray, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne at the last moment of the century on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie is the kids' 2nd great-Grandmother.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lucinda Crow died 101 years ago today in 1910 at age 77 in Owensburg, Greene, Indiana.  Lucinda is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow who married Mary Jane Cothern in May of 1872 and begot 3rd great-grandmother, Ella Mariah Crow 3rd of their 11 children.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ruth Mae Woodrum
was born 131 years ago today in 1880 in West Virginia.  Ruth is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, John Melville Sims.  John's father is their 3rd great-granduncle William H. H. Sims, while his brother is Thomas Nuton Sims, their 3rd great-grandfather, who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and begot Margret Izora Sims, their 2nd Great-grandmother.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Meet the family for May 25, 2011

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ernest Hugh Mayne
is 82 years old today, born in 1929 in Centre, Al.  He died at age 68 in Ocala, FL in 1997.  Hugh is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Hugh's father is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne , the brother of  Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd Great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Richard Gould II
died 414 years ago at age 44 in 1597 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, , England.  He was born in 1553 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England.  Richard is the boys' 12th great-grandfather.  Richard married Mary Colder in 1578 and begot 3 children, the middle one is John Gould who married Judith in 1603 and begot Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. in 1623 who married Sarah Phippen in 1660 and begot Nathan Gold, Jr. in 1663. Jr. married Hannah Talcott in 1686 and begot Samuel Gold in 1692. Samuel, the boys' 8th great-grandfather married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sarah Fenner
died 335 years ago on this day in 1676 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut.  She was 60 having been born November 26, 1615 in Horley, Surrey, England.  Sarah is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall from and in Middletown, Connecticut and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Thomas Resin Galt
died 58 years ago on this day in 1953 at age 93 in Hale, Texas having been born in Illinois in February of 1860. Tom is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His is the son of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, who is the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Cotton Bellows
is 91 years old today, born in 1920. George only lived 5 months and died in October of 1920 in Nodaway, MO.  George is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.  His mother is Helen Mar Cotton the sister of  Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

YOUNG/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Verle Wooden Young
died 25 years ago on this day at age 88 in Shelley, Idaho, being born December 3, 1897 in Iuka, IL.  Verle is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and the son of their 2nd great-grandaunt, Elba Wooden.  Elba's parents are Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson who's first son is Joseph R. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Meet the family for May 24, 2011

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Alpheus Ethebrit Griffin
died 64 years ago today in 1947 at age 54. Great name.  Al is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed born in Corinth Mississippi February 2, 1893 to his parents William Ellis Griffin and Clemontina Brown.  Al was the last of their 9 children.  Al's mother Clemontina, is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  She was born to Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, Ella's 4th great-grandparents.  Clemontina's brother, the 7th child born of the parents 11 is Oscar Routh Brown, born in 1862 probably in Mentone, AL.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow, this is where the Ella's come from.  Oscar and Ella begot Oscar T. Brown in 1912.   Oscar T. the youngest of 5 boys born to Oscar R. and Ella married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hubbard Ray Cotton
is 121 year old today, born in 1890.  Hubbard is the boys' great-granduncle, born to Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and Lotti B. Ray.  Hubbard's sister is Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother.  The story as told by Betty Wooden, goes:  Hubbard was a playboy bachelor, spending all of his fathers wealth accumulated by years of hard work in the lumber business.  Hubbard dated movie stars and such and finally married in his late 40's, but I don't know to who.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Talley Chambers
is 136 years old today, born in 1875.  James is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle.  His parents are John Henry Chambers and Sarah Matilda West.  James' brother is Noah Benjamain Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie is Ella and Mason's paternal great-grandmother, who married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Jeremiah Sims
is 234 years old today, born in 1777.  This Jeremiah Sims (there are 2) is Steve's 4th great-granduncle, born in Culpeper, VA and died in German Ohio in 1824.  His parents are James Sims, Steve's 5th great-grandfather and his 1st wife Phebe NalleSteve's 5th great-grandmother is Jeremiah's 2nd wife Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (no relation to the other Cottons that I know of).  Jeremiah and Elizabeth begot 6 children, the fifth being Dryden Sims around 1819 in Kanawha, VA.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays from West Virginia and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Steve's 3rd great-grandmother, Matilda Ann Boudinier March 15, 1878 in Appleton City, MO and begot Margret Izora Sims in 1883. Margret (Gram) married Elmer Elsworth Everhart (Gramp) in 1902 and begot Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.  Lola of course, married Al Steible January 5, 1928 in East St. Louis, IL and begot their only child, Elizabeth, Louise (Betty) Steible October 5, 1928 in East St. Louis.  Betty married Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr. November 23, 1950 in Kansas City, MO.

BELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Pearl May Bell
is 130 years old today, born in 1881.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.  Lewis is the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr
. died 10 years ago today in 2001 at the age of 74 in Woodstock, GA.  Jerry is Steve's grandfather and Bryan and Andrew's grand-uncle.  Born to Walter William Wooden, Sr. and Marie Anntoinette Cotton in 1927 in Kansas City, MO, he later married Betty L. Steible and begot 4 son's. I miss him.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Lott Whitlock Savage
died 130 years ago today in 1881 at the age of 45 in Craighead, Arkansas.  Lott is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Marion Savage whose 17 children set a family record.

Monday, May 23, 2011

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JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Johnson
is 180 years old today, born in 1831.  Abe is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Polly Johnson
is 186 years old today, born in 1825.  Interestingly enough, Polly is Abraham Johnson's sister.  They were two of the 10 children born to James Johnson and Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre.  But the interesting part is that Abraham was child number 4 and four years later Polly was child number 5 born on the same day.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Bonnie Dobbs
died 38 years ago today in 1973.  Bonnie is the second wife of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather Thomas Franklin Hulgan.  Thomas' first wife was Della D. Berryhill.  Together they begot Ella and Mason's paternal Great-grandfather, Cecil Robert Hulgan.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Lula May McCutcheon
is 124 years old today, born in 1887.  Lula is Steve's maternal 2nd great-grandmother.  Lula married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah, Steve's Great-grandmother married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John, Jr. in 1935.  Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris in 19?? and begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Benjamin Gold
died 174 years ago today in 1837 at age 74 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.  This is a little strange.  Ben is the boys 2nd cousin 8 times removed - twice.  Then he is their 4th cousin 8 times removed and also their 6th cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Hezekiah's father is also Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold.  Their parents are Nathan Gold, Jr. and Hannah Talcott.  Samuel and his wife Esther Bradley are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot Abel Gold in 1727 who married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

GRIGGS/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Griggs
died 365 years ago today in 1646 at age 60 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  Tom is the boys' 11th great-grandfather, he married Mary Green and begot Mary Griggs in 1618.  Mary married Thomas Stowe December 4, 1639 in Roxbury, Massachusetts and begot Mary Marie Stowe in 1643.  Mary Marie Stowe married the Rev. John Cotton about 1666 in Concord and begot Samuel Cotton in 1676.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

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STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
George Conrad
is 205 years old today, born in 1806. George is Steve's 5th great-grandfather.  George married Nancy Wiseman in 1825 and begot Mary Ann Conrad in 1824.  Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thom is Steve's 3th great-grandfather who married Mary Jane Martin and begot Gramp, Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Le Fevre i
s 198 years old today, born in 1813. Nancy is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and are the boy's 3rd great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkin's
anniversary number 384 is today, married in 1627. They are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  Constance is our ride to the new world on the Mayflower.  She came over on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins in 1620.  Constance was among only a handful of children and women who lived through the first winter.  Constance married Nicholas Snow in Plymouth Massachusetts May 22, 1627.  They begot 7 children with the first one being our relative Sarah Snow.  Sarah married William Walker in January of 1655.




USHER/GARRETT/TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Garrett and Mary Usher's 375th anniversary is today, married in 1636 when he was 24 and she was 16 years old in Bocking Essex, England. Daniel and Mary are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot 4 children with Anna Garrett born first in 1644.  Anna married James Tappin, Sr on March 5, 1657 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut and begot Ann Tappin in 1662.  Anna married Capt. Thomas Ward, Sr. December 6, 1683 in Middletown, Connecticut and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.  Jr. married Rebecka Birnham August 28, 1707 in Hartford, Connecticut and begot Rebeckah Ward as their 4th of 6 children in 1723.  Rebeckah married William Cotton, the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall September 22, 1742 in Middletown, Connecticut and they begot 6 children with the last one being Thomas Cotton in March of 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard October 31, 1787 in Middletown and they begot Ira Cotton in 1788, Chauncey H. Cotton in 1791, Polly Cotton in 1793, Maria Cotton in 1795 and Nancy Ann Cotton in 1799.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harvey Houston Wooden
is 133 years old today, born in 1878.  Harvey is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of  2nd great-grandfather Joseph R. Wooden.  Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford October, 29, 1884 in Illinois and begot Walter William Wooden, the boys' great-grandfather, and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ROBERTS/NAUGHER
Minnie Lee Roberts
died 68 years ago today in 1943 at age 55 in Calhoun, Alabama.  Minnie is the wife of Tara and Calum's great-granduncle James Loid Naugher.  James is the brother of Horace Savage Naugher born in 1897.  Horace is Tara and Calum's great-grandfather.  He married Maxie Ruth Smith  and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William Alexandar Stewart
died 200 years ago today in 1811 just 8 days after he was born in Ebenizer, York, South Carolina. William is Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of the Civil War casualty, John Thomas Stewart, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Edwin Trout Meyer
is 81 years old today, born in 1930.  Ed is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His father is Arthur Herman Meyer, 2nd cousin 3 times removed whose father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer, 1st cousin 4 times removed, whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of Dedrich Henry Meyer, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

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WOODEN FAMILY LINE

ANDERSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Azra S. Anderson
is 139 years old today, born in 1872 in Harter IL. Azra is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle's wife's brother.  Ok, not really blood, but close. His sister is Myrtle M. Anderson who married Harvey H. Wooden the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather and father of the next contestant, Leroy.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Leroy Oliver Wooden
died 15 years ago today in 1996 at age 94.  Leroy is Walter William Wooden Sr.'s brother.  The one that stayed on the farm.  That makes Leroy the boys' Great-granduncle.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SMELLY/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert Smelley
died 255 years ago today in 1756 at age 40 in Northampton, NC. Robert is the kids' 8th great-grandfather. He married Elizabeth and they begot Elizabeth Smelley in 1737 in NC.  Elizabeth married Abraham Starling in Northampton, NC in 1755 and begot Abraham Starling Jr. in 1758.  Jr. married Charlotte Heart from Hilton, England and begot John Starling in 1804.  John born in Tennessee married Nancy Melby from Tennessee in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers, and are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878 in Cherokee, AL who married Joseph Lewis Edge from York, SC and they begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot the Myer eleven.

Friday, May 20, 2011

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COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Joshua Brown
is 219 years old today, born in 1792. Josh is the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Nancy Wilcher and begot Resin D. Brown who married Rachel Earnest and begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Mitchell Mayne
died 65 years ago today in 1946. William is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  His mother is Ella Higgins and William married Ida Jane McMurray in 1899.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909 who married Oscar T. Brown in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer in 1956 and the rest is history.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Malinda Elizebeth Crow is 121 years old today, born in 1890.  Malinda is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Jasper Lee Crow, 1st cousin 5 times removed, whose father is 4th great-granduncle, Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the brother of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow who married Mary Jane Cothern May 2, 1872 and later begot Ella Mariah Crow among their 11 children.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Edna Naugher
is 99 years old today, born in 1912.  Edna is Tara and Calum's Great-grandaunt.  She is the twin of the next contestant -

NAUGHER
Robert Naugher
is also 99 years old today, born in 1912. Edna and Robert are the children of Moses Service Naugher and his second wife, Marriell Burrows.  Their 1/2 brother is Horace Savage Naugher born to Moses Service Naugher and Sallie E. Savage in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara and Calum's Great-grandparents.

SLATER/NAUGHER
Larry Keith Slater II
is 21 years old today, born in 1990. Larry is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin, born to Tara and Calum's aunt, Rhonda Lea Naugher.  Rhonda is Tara and Calum's father, Brent Steward Naugher's younger sister.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Elbridge G. Walker
is 193 years old today born in 1818 in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. Elbridge is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of the boys' 4th great-grandmother, Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.

FISH/SILLIMAN/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Fish
is 275 years old today, born in 1736 in Stonington, Connecticut.  She died at age 82 July 2, 1818 in Walingford, Connecticut. Mary is the boys' 7th great-grandfather's wife's brother's wife.  Mary married Brigadier General, Gold Selleck Silliman in 1774 in North Stonington, Connecticut. His sister, Amelia Silliman is the wife of her 1st husband and the boy's 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr.  Amelia's second husband is the boys' 7th great-grandfather, Abel Gold, via his first wife Ellen Burr.  Ellen is the sister of Amelia's 1st husband, Ebenezer Burr.  Wow, I think, I got that.

Mary Fish























WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Samuel Warner
is 328 years old today, born in 1683 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Samuel died at age 48 on May 6th 1732 in Middletown. Sam is the husband of the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall.  Susannah's sister is Experience Hall who married Samuel Cotton and begot William Cotton in 1720.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre
is 205 years old today, born in 1806 in Washington, Virginia.  Mary died April 13, 1883 in Harrison, IN at age 76. Mary is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  She married James Johnson in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson in 1833. Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 in Owen, IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Jackson Wooden
is 178 years old today, born in 1833.  Andrew is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Amanda Johnson November 24, 1858 in Owen county, Indiana.  They begot 6 children, Joseph R. Wooden (sometimes known as James), Jeremiah Wooden, Elba Wooden Minnie Hodges Wooden, Lola Wooden and Harvey Houston Wooden.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lucy Ann Kelley
died 64 years ago today in 1947 at age 90 in Sand Rock, Alabama. Lucy is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  She married William M. McMurrey in 1873 and begot 11 children.  Ida Jan McMurrey was the 3rd born in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne December 31, 1899 in Alabama and begot 8 children with Donie Mae Mayne being the 3rd born in 1909.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


FLORA/CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Wihelmina Flora
died 74 years ago today in 1937 at age 79 in Kansas City, Kansas.  Willey is the wife of Steve's 4th great-granduncle, Henry Wilford Conrad, the brother of Mary Ann Conrad who married Daniel G. Everhart and are Steve's 4th great-grandparents.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Price Wooden
is 53 years old today, born in 1958 in Denver, CO. Jim died in Woodstock, GA May 6, 1993 at age 34.  Jim is Steve's uncle and Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed.  Jim is the 3rd born of 4 to Betty Steible and Jerry Wooden Sr.  Jim is my brother and is missed every day.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Fletcher Cleveland
is 186 years old today, born in 1825 in Masonville, New York.  John died December 5, 1862 in Alder Run, Pennsylvania at age 37. John is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  John's mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt.  Nancy's brother is Ira Cotton the boy's 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Inez Elizabeth Meyer
died 12 years ago today in 1999 at age 100 in Athens, Georgia.  Inez is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is the much talked about, Dedrick Hammond Meyer, the son of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer.

STARLING/EDGE/
MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Frances Naoma Centennial "Tennie" Starling is 135 years old today, born in 1876.  Tennie is the kids 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of 3rd great-grandmother, Alice Cora Starling.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Don L. Edge
is 93 years old today, born in 1918. Don is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Oda Levi Edge their 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.


COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Stowe
died 250 years ago today in 1761 in Framingham, Midddlesex, Massachusetts at the age of 88.  Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed.  Her father is 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe (1643-1705) who married the Rev. John Cotton in 1666 and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot Samuel Cotton in 1676 who later married Experience Hall and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

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COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Colonel, Abraham Gold
is 279 year old today, born in 1732 in Fairfield Ct.  Colonel Gold died at the hands of the British at the battle of Ridgefield in 1779 at age 46. Colonel Gold is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  His brother is the boys' 7th great-grandfather Abel Gold who married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan Gold and Hannah Talcott's
325 anniversary is today, married in 1686.  Nathan was 23 and Hannah was 22.  They were married in Fairfield, Ct. They are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot Samuel Gold in 1692 in Fairfield who married Esther Bradley from New Haven, Ct and they begot Abel Gold the father of Talcott Gold.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phoebe Ward
died 270 years ago today in 1741 at age 78 in Middletown Ct.  where she was born on April 17, 1663. Phoebe is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall in Middletown in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton the boys' 8th great-grandfather and begot William Cotton in 1720.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Seth Burr Gold
is 236 years old today, born in 1775. Seth is the boy's 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Talcott Gold.

COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter Cotten
died on this day 566 years ago in 1445 in Landwade, Cambridge, , England where he was born 56 years before in 1389. Walter is the boys' 19th great-grandfather who married Joan Rede from Oxfordshire in 1400 and begot William De Cotten in 1400.  William married Anne Abbot in 1420 and begot William De Cotten Jr. in 1426. Jr. married Mary De Wessenham in 1450 in Covington, England and begot William Cotten III in 1460. so forth and so on.  Suffice it to say, that was a long time ago.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
William Alexandar Stewart
is 200 years old today, born in 1811.  William is Tara's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of John Thomas Stewart.  William was the first boy born to the family and the 4th child of the 12 that Achibald Stewart and Rachel Akins had.  They are Tara's 5th great-grandparents.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Maggie Meyer
died 44 years ago today in 1967.  Maggie is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather Dedrich Henry Meyer.

Friday, May 13, 2011

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NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ELLIOTT/REEDY/NAUGHER
Jane Elliott
is 209 years old today, born in 1802 in Fairfield Connecticut and died Sep 18, 1863 in Cherokee, AL.  Jane is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandmother.  Jane married William Reedy and begot Mary Ann Reedy in 1825.  Mary Ann married Robert Marion Naugher Nov 4, 1847 in Benton, AL and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851. Moses married Sallie E. Savage in 1883 and begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher in 1920. M. S. Naugher is Tara and Calum's Grandfather.

HUGLAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ruth Hulgan
is 89 years old today, born in 1922 in Dekalb, AL.  Ruth is Ella and Mason's 1/2 great-grandaunt.  Her father is Thomas Franklin Hulgan and mother Bonnie Dobbs, her 1/2 brother is Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's great-grandfather.  Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill, Thomas' second wife.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WHATLEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Jean Whaley
is 86 years old today, born in 1925.  Helen is the wife of 1st cousin 3 times removed, Nathan H. Wooden.  Nathan's father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the brother of 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph R. Wooden.  Harvey was the youngest of the 6 Wooden children and Joseph the oldest, 18 years apart.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Roy Eldon Cotton
is 83 years old today, born in 1928.  Roy is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed as well as their 11th cousin 3 times removed.  Roy's father is Elmer Morton Cotton whose father is Henry Marshall Cotton, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Hubbard Cotton (1838-1910)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Flossie Ada Bennett
is 117 years old today, born in 1894.  She died October 2, 1956 at age 62. Flossie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt. Catherine's brother is David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
James Edwin Garrison
is 140 years old today, born in 1871 in Morgan county, AL.  He died at age 78 in Morgan on Dec 1, 1949. James is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle. His brother is Samuel Omar Garrison, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon in Morgan, AL in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and the rest is history.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
John Ward
is 333 year old today, born in 1678 in Middletown, CT.  He died in Middletown July 8, 1761 at age 83.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, his sister is Phoebe Ward born to William Ward and Phoebe Fenner the boys' 10th great-grandparentsPhoebe Ward married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton in 1716 and begot William Cotton in 1720.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Constance Hopkins
is 405 years old today, born in 1606 in Hursley, England.  She died in Oct of 1677 in Eastham, Massachusetts at the age of 71.  Constance's father is
Stephen Hopkins.  Constance is the boys' 11th great-grandmother. She married Nicholas Snow from Hoxton, Middlesex, England and begot Sarah Snow in 1632.  Sarah was born in Plymouth Massachusetts and married William Walker January 25th 1655.  They begot Jabez Walker in 1668 who married Elizabeth Fuller.  They begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702 who married Esther Tomlin in 1724 and begot Benjamin Walker in 1726.  Ben married Sylvia Keith in 1756 and begot Marshall and James Walker.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar in 1776 and begot the boys' 5th great-grandfather in 1795, Cady R. Walker who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.  Etc, etc.

Ok, so you might ask what is so special about that?  Well,  remember Constance Hopkins and her father Stephen?  Look at this list:  They are passengers on the Mayflower.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/passengers.php

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Malcom Parker
is 84 years old today, born in 1927. Malcom is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Lou Della McMurrey the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Dennis Eli Walker
was born on this day in 1816 in Friendship, New York 195 years ago.  He died in Bexar, Texas in 1893 at age 77.  Dennis is the boys' 4th great-granduncle.  His sister is Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 in Cuba, New York and begot Hubbard Cotton.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MULLIGAN/REEVES/WOODEN
Lovell Davis Mulligan
is 57 years old today, born in 1954.  Lovell is the husband of Steve's 1st cousin once removed, Lori Leslie Reeves.   Lori's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Arthur Herman Meyer
died 25 years ago today in 1986 at age 89 in Winterville, Georgia.  Arthur is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer and his mother is Stella Irene Barnett.  Dedrick Hammond Meyer is the brother of the next contestant, Robert H. Meyer.

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert H. Meyer
died 42 years ago today in 1969 at age 84 in Winterville, Georgia.  Robert is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, the son of John Hammond Meyer who is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.



Monday, May 09, 2011

Meet the family for May 9, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARTHOLOMEW/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Bartholomew
is 165 years old today, born in 1846 in New York.  Henry is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Deborah A. VanCise who married Christian Batholomew.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of  Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nicholas Snow and Elizabeth Rowlles's 412th
anniversary is today, married in 1599 when Nic was 21 and Betty was 19 years old in Stephany, London, England. Nic and Betty are the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  They begot Nicholas Snow Jr. in 1599 who later married Constance Hopkins who rode to the new world on the Mayflower with her family.  Nicholas and Constance had 10 children so a lot of people can say they had relatives on the Mayflower.

SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Mark Snow
is 383 years old today, born in 1628.  The Captain is the boys' 10th great- granduncle, the brother of Sarah Snow who married William Walker January 25, 1655 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts and are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  Sarah is the daughter of Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins, the later who rode to the new world on the Mayflower with her family.

FOSTER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Della May Foster
is 139 years old today, born in 1872.  May is the wife of 2nd great-granduncle, George Ira Cotton.  George is the brother of Samuel Hazelitt Cotton, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather who married Lottie B. Ray in Appleton City  MO December, 13, 1887.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN
Abraham Wooden
died 101 years ago today in 1910 at the age of 75 in Ellis Texas.  Abe is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, the son of John Wooden and Lucy Souther.  John is the brother of Robert Wooden, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.


Sunday, May 08, 2011

Meet the family for May 8, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Esther Gold
is 243 years old today, born in 1768. Esther is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt.  Her parents are Abel Gold and Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  Ellen was born in Fairfield, Ct and was the 7th of 11 children as follows:  John Gold 1755-1755, Abel Gold, Jr. 1756-?, Talcott Gold 1759-1836, Ellen Gold 1761-?, Samuel Gold 1763-?, Isaac Gold 1766-?, Ester Gold 1768-?, Nathan Gold 1770-?, Grissel Gold 1773-?, Seth Burr Gold 1775-? and Hannah Gold 1777-?

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Walter William Wooden
and Marie Antoinette Cotton's 101th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1910.  Dada was 22 and Mammy was 18.  They are the boys' great-grandparents.  They begot Charlotte Marjorie Wooden, Walter (Bud) Wooden, Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden, Sr.  Walter was born in Champaign, IL in 1887 and Marie was born in Appleton City, MO in 1891.  Walter had rheumatic fever when he was 21 and it damaged his heart.  Doctors didn't expect him to live to see 30, but he finally died of heart failure at age 73 in Kansas City, Mo August 31, 1961 the year we moved to Atlanta.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KRAMER/HINSON/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Laura Kramer's
birthday is today.  Laura is Steve's 2nd cousin once removed.  Her mother is Joeann Hinson, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joeann's mother is Edna Belle Everhart, the sister of Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's great-grandmother.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

SEAY/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Susan Epes Seay
is 156 years old today, born in 1855.  Susan is Andrew and Bryan's 2nd great-grandmother.  She married Isham Trotter Bagley October 22, 1874 and begot Edward Garland Bagley in 1884.  Edward married Ethel Clare Hethorn December 16, 1908 and begot 5 children, the second one being Sudie Seay Bagley, the boys' grandmother.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

RAY/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Thomas Hulgan and Fanny Ray's
227th anniversary is today, married in 1784 when Thomas was 34 and Fanny was 20 years old in Orange, NC.  Thomas and Fanny are Mason and Ella's 6th great-grandparents.  They begot Stephen Hulgan in 1780.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Meet the family for May 7, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Ann Brown
is 173 years old today, born in 1838 in Sangamon, IL.  She died Sep 4, 1911 in Appleton City, Mo. Mary Ann is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lottie B. Ray.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sam Cotton III
died 199 years ago today at age 73 in East Harford, Ct.  He was born November 16, 1738 in Middletown, Ct.  Sam is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Sam's father is Samuel Cotton, Jr. and his father is the boys' 8 great-grandfather Samuel Cotton.  All of the previous people were begot through Lydia Bates, Samuel Cotton's first wife, who died Sep 9, 1713. Our line goes through his second wife Experience Hall, who he married Feb 28, 1716.  Experience begot William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold the daughter of Talcott Gold.

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Bradley
died 187 years ago today at age 79 in 1824.  She was born Dec 27, 1744 in CT. Sarah is the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  She married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna is the wife of Talcott Gold.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sylvia Keith
is 276 years old today, born in 1735 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Sylvia died in 1822 in Monson, Mass. at age 87.  Sylvia is the boys' 7th great-grandmother and the wife of Benjamin Walker.  This branch was just recently discovered.  Ben and Sylvia begot Marshall Walker in 1757 and he married Hannah Dunbar in Aug of 1776.  They begot 5 children, the 4th being Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks (my second favorite family name)  in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton and they begot Hubbard Cotton.

ALVORD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall III and Lois Alvord's 256th
anniversary is today, married in 1755.  Samuel is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of Experience Hall the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Linda Dawn Meyer
is 69 years old today, born in 1942. Linda is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed.  Her father is Benjamin Barnett Meyer whose birthday was yesterday.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Meet the family for May 6, 2011

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Price Wooden
died 18 years ago today in 1993 in his parents home in Woodstock, GA.  Jim was just 34.  He died just two weeks before his 35 birthday on May 18, 1958.  He was born in Denver, CO.  Jim lived a fast and free life style and didn't care if he lived or died.  One of the last times I talked to him he said he was glad that he didn't have much time left.  He didn't like living.  Jim was a handful, always causing pain for his family and others that loved him.  But Jim really was a good person and I loved him very much and in the end we were very good friends. He died of complications due to AIDS and had been HIV positive for almost 10 years.  Jim is Steve's uncle and Bryan and Andrew's 1st cousin once removed.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HAWLEY/WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hawley
is 332 years old today, born in 1679 in Fairfield Ct.  She died Aug 18, 1753 at age 74 also in Fairfield. Liz is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Wakeman in 1698 and begot Elizabeth Wakeman in 1702.  Liz Wakeman married Capt, Seth Samuel Burr in 1722 in Fairfield Ct. and they begot Ellen Burr in 1736.  Ellen married Abel Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold their 3rd child in 1759.

DOLLER/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ella E. Doller
died 54 years ago today in 1957 at age 75 in Elmira, New York.  Ella E. Doller is just our 3rd Ella on the list.  Ella is the wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Howard M. Smith.  Howard's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Waite's father is Morgan R. Cleveland the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed whose mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold on this day in 1811.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton and Sally Gold's
200th anniversary is today, married on this day in 1811.  Ira was 22 and Sally 28 years old. They begot Samuel Chaney Cotton in 1815 who married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Levinia Jane Earnest
died 120 years ago today in 1891 at age 86 in Amador California.  She was born Nov 28, 1804 in Logan Kentucky. Levy is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Rachel Earnest who married Resin D. Brown who's birthday happens to be today also.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Resin D. Brown
is 198 years old today, born in 1813 in Daviess, Kentucky.  He died in Sep of 1887 in Bates, MO at age 74 and is buried in Appleton City Cemetery. Resin and Rachel begot Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray on Christmas of that year.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in Nov of 1891.  Marie of course is the mother of Walter (Bud) Wooden and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.

WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Warner
died 279 years ago today in 1732 in Middletown, CT at the age of 48.  He was born May 19, 1683 in Middletown. Warner is the husband of the boys' 8th great-grandaunt, Susannah Hall, Experience's sister.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sir Thomas Cotton
died 380 years ago today in 1631 at the age of 61 in Westminister, London, England.  Sir Tom is the boys' 11th great-granduncle, the brother of Andrew Cotton who married Joane and begot the next contestant, William Serg Cotton in 1610. 

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Serg Cotton
is 401 years old today, born in 1610.  Serg as he was know, is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He married Ann Graves July 10, 1637 in Accomack, Virginia.   They begot 4 children with the Rev. John Cotton being the 2nd born in 1643.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances M. Savage
died 112 years ago today in 1899 at age 24 in Cherokee County, AL. Frances is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Sallie E. Savage Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother.  Frances was named after, probably, his father Frances Marion Savage, but the M. could be for his mother Frances Matilda Steward, but I doubt it.

NAUGHER
Frank Naugher
is 98 years old today, born in 1813.  He died Dec 30, 1989 at age 76. Frank is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin twice removed.  Frank married Lula Strickland and begot 5 children, Diane, Wayne, Roy Lee, Brent and Terry Naugher, all Tara and Calum's 2nd cousins once removed.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
May Bell Stanford
died 40 years ago today at age 85 in 1971 in Decatur, Illinois.  She was born July 6 1885 in Basset, Rock county, Nebraska. May is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is James Isaac Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle by David Stanford's first wife  Amanda Jane Kenley and the 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford by his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley, Amanda's sister.

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thurman David Bennett
is 123 years old today, born in 1887 in IL, he died at age 79 on Dec 6, 1966 in Champaign, IL. Thurman is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thurman's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford the boys' 3rd Great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HELMS/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Clyde E. Helms
is 104 years old today, born in 1907.  Clyde is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Venice Regina Edge.  Venice's father is Oda Levi Edge, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, their 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot the Myer dozen.  A bakers dozen is 13 and a Myer dozen is 11 children.

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Benjamin Barnett Meyer is 111 years old today, born in 1900.  Ben is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.


Thursday, May 05, 2011

Meet the family for May 5, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Betsey Ann Barlow
died 137 years ago today in 1874 at age 79 in Newark, New Jersey.  She was born in Fairfield, CT January 11, 1795. Elizabeth is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, and the sister of their 6th great-grandmother, Anna Barlow who married Talcott Gold.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hubbard Cotton
died 101 years ago today in 1910 in friendship, New York at age 72.  Hubbard was born in April of 1838 in Friendship. Hubbard is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward
and Joyce Stafford's 405 anniversary is today, married in 1606 in Leicestershire, England.  Thomas and Joyce are the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  They begot William Ward in 1632 and William married Phoebe Fenner in 1660 in Middletown, CT.  They begot Phoebe Ward in 1663 who married Samuel Hall in 1683 in Middletown.  They begot Experience Hall in 1684 and Experience eventually married Samuel Cotton in Middletown in 1716.  They begot another William, William Cotton in 1720 and he married Rebeckah Ward who not only is the boys' 7th great-grandmother but also their 2nd cousin 9 times removed, because she is the 2nd great-granddaughter of Richard Ward and Joyce Stafford.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROCK/LE FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Brock, Jr
. died 152 years ago today in 1859 at age 61 in Sullivan Indiana.  George was born March 7 1798 in Shenandoah, Virginia.     George is the boys' 5th great-granduncle making him the brother of the boys' 5th great-grandmother, Mary Magdelaine Brock.  Mary married Abraham Le Fevre in 1795 in Washington, Virginia and begot Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre in 1806.  This Mary married James Johnson and begot Amanda Johnson and her twin sister Maranda Johnson in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Philip Conrad
is 185 years old today, born in 1826 in New Albany, Indiana.  Philip died Feb 16, 1881 in Corydon, Indiana at age 54. Philip is Steve's 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Mary Ann Conrad, Steve's 4th great-grandmother who married Daniel G. Everhart and begot Thomas Jefferson Everhart in 1849.  Thomas married Mary Jane Martin and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877 in Sedalia, MO.  Elmer married Margret Izora Sims in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's 2nd Great-grandmother in 1906.

ECKMANN/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
David Keith Eckmann
is 65 years old today, born in 1946. David is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.  He just died 4 years ago in Milledgeville, GA.  He has a living son that I've been in contact with named Kyle E. Eckmann who is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed.  David's mother is Peggy Everhart the youngest sister of Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's great-grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Bruno David Meyer
died 132 years ago today in 1879 at age 3.  Bruno is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Dedrich Homer Myer, the kids' 2nd great-grandfather.

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Phyllis Myer
is 56 years old today, born in 1955.  Phyllis is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  She is married to Fred Hogan who died in January of 2008.  They begot one girl, Paige Myer Hogan.  Phyllis is the daughter of the kids' great-granduncle, Bobby Farris Myer who died in February of this year, 2011.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHYLLIS!!!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Meet the family for May 4, 2011

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ANDERSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Azra S. Anderson
died 137 years ago today in 1874 at age 1year 11 months in Harter, Clay, IL. Azra is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle's (Harvey H. Wooden) wife's(Myrtle M. Anderson) brother. Harvey H. Wooden is the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
John Thomas Stewart
is 191 years old today, born in 1820 in Morgan, GA.  He died April 6th 1862 in Corinth Mississippi at age 41. John is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather who married Emily Caroline Bale and begot Frances Matilda Stewart who married the other Frances, Frances Marion Savage and begot 17 children, the first being Sallie E. Savage who married Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather, Moses Service Naugher August 3, 1883 in Cherokee, Al and begot 7 children of their own. 

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCUTCHEON/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Joshua Sexton McCutcheon
died 110 years ago today in 1901 in Morgan, AL at age 81.  Joshua was also born in Morgan County, AL November 11, 1819. Joshua is Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  Josh married Sarah Jane Campbell and begot John Davis McCutcheon in 1853.  John married Lenore Overstreet in 1874 and begot 9 children, the 6th being Lula May McCutcheon in 1887.  Lula is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother, who married Samuel Omar Garrison in 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932 and begot John Jr. in 1935.  Jr. of course married Mary Evelyn Pharris and begot Mittie in 1956.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mansel A. Stanford
died 43 years ago today at age 67 in Ravena, Fannin, Texas.  Mansel was born in Mulberry, Fannin, Texas June 26, 1900. Mansel is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father, Asia Minor Stanford is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed who's father, Jacob K. Stanford is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865.  Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden Sr in 1887.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COLWELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Gertie Colwell
died 102 years ago today in 1909 at age 27 in Pettis Mo.  Gert is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart, brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart.  Both were born to Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin, Steve's 3rd great-grandparents.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary, wife of Thomas Fenner
died 397 years ago today in 1614 at age 70 in Horley, Surrey, England.  Thomas and Mary are the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  They begot Arthur Fenner in 1575.  Arthur married Sarah Browne January 9, 1614 in Rusper, Sussex, , England and they begot 7 children.  The last born was Phoebe Fenner in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown CT March 28, 1660.  They begot 9 children with Phoebe Ward being the 2nd born in 1663.  This Phoebe married Samuel Hall December 6, 1683 in Middletown, CT and they begot 6 children.  Experience Hall was the first born.

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