Sunday, July 31, 2011

Meet the family for July 31, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HOLHFELD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sharon Cotton
is 72 years old today, born 1939.  Sharon is the person that really got me started in the family tree stuff.  She contacted mom several years ago trying to get information about the family.  Sharon has provided me with much valuable information. Now I have 3896 individuals and 1172 families in my tree.  Thanks Sharon.   Sharon is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, via the connection with Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker and is also the boys' 11th cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  I don't know a lot about Sharon's living family, but her husband in a Hohlfeld.  Her parents are Elmer Morton Cotton and Sarah Grace Bogle, Elmer being the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Elmer's father is Henry Marshall Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  Henry, Hubbard and their sister Helen Marshal Cotton's parents are Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandparentsHAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!

GLOVER/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Glover
is 359 years old today, born in 1652.  Abby is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  Abby is also Sharon Cotton's 6th great-grandmother.  Abigail married Daniel Burr December 11, 1678 in New Haven, CT.  They begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in Fairfield, Connecticut in June of 1722.  They begot 11 children, the 8th is Ellen Burr, the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold in Fairfield, December 19, 1754 and they begot 12 children, our line going through Talcott Gold, born in 1759.  Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and Sharon's 3rd great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Irene Dobbs
is 90 years old today, born in 1921.  Irene is Ella and Mason's 2nd cousin twice removed, via the relationship with John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland.  She is also Ella and Mason's 3rd cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Irene's mother is Minnie Gertrude Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's father is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Burt and Minnie's mother is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, Lillie Jane Hulgan.  Lillie's brother is Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  John Henry Burt's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's brother, Tillman R. Copeland is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
William H. West
died 148 years ago today in 1863 at age 37 in Smith county, Mississippi. Bill is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather who married Delila Caroline Martin in 1850 in Hall county, GA.  They begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854, also in Hall, GA.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers, December 24, 1871 in Hall, GA.  They 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 married Cecil Robert Hulgan.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Maurice L. Wooden
died 26 years ago today in 1985 at the age of 77 in Riverside California.  Maurice is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Joshua Hugh Wooden, 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Maurice is the older brother of the famous basketball coach John Robert Wooden, also the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Meet the family for July 30, 2011

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
Louis William Bridgforth
is 148 years old today, born in 1863. Louis is Bryan and Andrew's great-grandfather.  Louis married Bertha Maria Welsh December 10, 1891 and begot 6 children the 5th of which was Edward McPhail Bridgforth in 1906.  Edward is the boys' grandfather.  He married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931 and begot John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.

BRIDGFORTH
Bertha Lee Bridgforth
is 118 years old today, born in 1893. Bertha is Andrew and Bryan's grandaunt, the sister of their grandfather, Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr. Looks like Bertha was named for her mother, Bertha Maria Welsh, the boys' great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Philibert Keith
is 274 years old today, born in 1737.  Phil is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Sylvia Keith, their 7th great-grandmother who married Benjamin Walker in 1756.  They begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall Walker, age 19, married Hannah Dunbar, age 16, August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 in Massachusetts and begot 9 children, the first of which was Almira Walker who later married Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Walker
is 349 years old today, born in 1662. Sarah is both the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, via her parents William Walker and Sarah Snow, and their 3rd cousin 11 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Rachel Galt
is 153 years old today, born in 1858.  Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt whose sister is Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton December 13, 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McNAUGHT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas McNaught
is 228 years old today, born in 1783.  Probably born in Ireland Thomas is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Martha Jane Wooden, the sister of 4th great-grandfather, Robert Miller Wooden (1795-1835).  Robert married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit(e) February 18, 1819 in Jefferson, Kentucky.  They begot some where around 11 children before he died  at age 39.  Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather was the last born to Robert and Malinda.  Malinda then marred Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall and had at least 3 more children. Some confusion remains because Jefferson Woodsmall adopted some of the younger Wooden children and because the birthdays aren't clear, I don't know who begot who yet.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Susannah E. Savage
died 148 years ago today, in 1863 at 3 months old having been born on April 2, 1863.  Susannah is Tara's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Susannah was the second of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  She was born just as the war broke out.  In fact, her sister, the third child born to the Frances' also died young, living from only October, 10, 1864 to January 5, 1865, she was Amanda E. Savage.

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Marietta Mary Stewart
died 78 years ago today in 1933 at age 86 in Cherokee, Alabama.  Mary is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of their 3rd great-grandmother, Frances Matilda Stewart aforementioned above.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Meet the family for July 29, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JAEGAR/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gustavus Jaegar
died 94 years ago today in 1917 at the age of 79.  Gus is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Helen Altana Powers. Helen not only is the boys' 2nd cousin but she is their 10th cousin 4 times removed, via their connection with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

YAGER/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Penelope Pope Yager
died 112 years ago today in 1899 at the age of 77 in Morgan Indiana. Pen is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Joshua Miller Wooden, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Dewey Hulgan
is 112 years old today, born in 1899. John is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  Thomas' parents are John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland, married November 15, 1871 in Dekalb co. AL.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905.  Cecil is Ella and Mason's great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MITCHELL/HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Joseph Mitchell
is 9 years old today, born in 2002.  Joseph is the kids' 3rd cousin, born to P. J. Mitchell and Maranda Hooten, Maranda being the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  Maranda's parents are Jay Hooten and the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, Melinda Beck whose mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the sister of Dick Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Rufus Webster Savage
is 125 years old today, born in 1886. Rufus is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle, the last of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  Rufus' sister, Sallie E. Savage, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother was the first born in 1861.  There are 25 years between the two of them. Sally has two children either older or close to the same age as her little brother. James Loid Naugher, Sallies first was born in 1884 and Annie Josephine Naugher, her second, was born in October of 1886.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meet the family for July 28, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Alva Wishard
is 124 years old today, born in 1887.Alva is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt and the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford born in 1865 Margaret is 2 years older than Catherine.  Margaret Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden. Catherine married Oliver Kaufman Wishard.



REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILLIAMS-REEVES/WOODEN
Caitlyn Ann Williams-Reeves
is 21 years old today, born in 1990.  Caitlyn is Steve's 2nd cousin, daughter of Lori Leslie Reeves and her partner, Robert Clayton Williams.  Lori is the Steve's 1st cousin once removed and the daughter of Donald Boyd Reeves.  Donald is the son of John Wesley Reeves, Sr. and Sarah Eloise Garrison.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Margaret Ann Naugher
is 153 years old today, born in 1858. Margaret is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Margaret's brother is Moses Service Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather and the father of Horace Savage Naugher.

FAUCETT/NAUGHER
Mary Polly Faucett
died 139 years ago today in 1872 at age 81 in Tuscaloosa, AL.  Mary is the wife of Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, James Naugher who was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1775. James is the brother of Joseph Naugher who married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot Robert Marion Naugher in Union South Carolina in 1821.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, Alabama in 1847 and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebeckah Cotton
died 257 years ago today in 1754 at age 10 in Middletown, CT.     Here we go, another first.  Rebeckah is not only the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, via her relationship with Willam Cotton and Rebeckah Ward, via her brother Thomas Cotton the boys' 6th great grandfather, she is also the boys' 3rd cousin 8 times removed, TWICE.  Once via her relationship through William Cotton, her father and then Experience Hall, his mother.  The again through her mother Rebeckah Ward and her father Thomas Ward, Jr.  Tangled up and blue.  For your inquiring minds.  William Cotton and Rebeckah Ward were husband and wife and 2nd cousins.



WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebeckah Ward
died 247 years ago today in 1762 at age 40 in Middletown, CT.  Speak of the devil, Rebeckah died on the same day as her daughter Rebeckah Cotton exactly 10 years later.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Abram Houston Starling
is 186 years old today, born in 1825. Abram is the kids' 4th great-granduncle, five years older than his brother  William B. "Wiley" Starling, the kids' 4th great-grandfather who was born 4th of 9 to John Starling and Nancy Melby, the kids' 5th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Chalmers Cole Wooden
is 105 years old today, born in 1906.  Cole is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, his father is 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Wooden, whose father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Abraham Wooden whose father is 5th great granduncle, John Wooden, the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Wooden from Kentucky.
















Chalmers Cole Wooden



















John Henry Wooden and family

















Abraham Wooden



SIDE BAR

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
On this day 401 years ago in 1609 Stephen Hopkins, the boys' 12th great-grandfather and the other 149 men and woman on the good ship "Sea Venture" were ship wreaked on what is now Bermuda for approximately 9 months.  They were on a restocking mission to the Jamestown Colony in Virginia.  The colony was in desperate need for food and provisions so the Sea Venture, a brand new ship built for just a voyage, cast off before she was completed.  In those days the timbers that made up the hull of the ship were packed with a mud/cement like compound to prevent leaks.  The mud wasn't cured and when the ship was in a hurricane for 3 days the mud washed out of the timbers.  The whole ship's company, crew and passagers alike bailed water with buckets for 3 days straight with out rest until finally the captain ordered the ship to run aground on what is now Bermuda.   Some good reading on the matter is found:

The Sea Venture was also the namesake of a cruise liner which operated between the USA and Bermuda in the 1970s for Flagship Cruises, before being obtained by Princess Cruises, which renamed her the Pacific Princess. She was subsequently used in the television show The Love Boat.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Venture

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Meet the family for July 27, 2011

This is a record Day - 17 events today

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Almira Walker
died 144 years ago today in 1867 at age 52 in Friendship, New York.  Almira is the boys' 4th great-grandmother via her marriage to Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and their 8th cousin 6 times removed via her relationship with Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.

SPARKS/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Electa Sparks
died 141 years ago today, in 1870 at age 73 in Friendship, New York. On the same day as her daughter Almira died 3 years earlier.  Electa is the boys' 5th great-grandmother.  She married Cady R. Walker in 1813 and begot the aforementioned Almira Walker in 1814.

SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Shirley
died 440 years ago today, in 1571 at age 56.  This is early Cotton stuff.  Francis is the boys' 13th great-grandfather.  Francis married Dorothy Gifford and begot Elizabeth Shirley in 1540.  Liz married Thomas Cotton and begot Andrew Cotton who married Joane and they begot William Serg Cotton in 1610.  Serg married Ann Graves July 10th, 1637 in Accomack, VA and begot Rev, John Cotton in 1643. John married Mary Marie Stowe in 1666 in Concord, Mass. and they begot Samuel Cotton in 1676.  Samuel is the boys' 8th great grandfather and the husband of Experience Hall.  They were married February 28, 1716 in Middletown, CT.

GAINES/WARNER/HALL-WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines and Susannah Warner's
273 anniversary is today, married in 1738. Susannah is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed via Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward and their 2nd cousin 9 times removed via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.  Susannah's mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and sister of Experience Hall, and Susannah Hall's grandmother is Phoebe Fenner.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Hall i
s 317 years old today, born in 1694.  Interestingly, Mary Hall is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and the sister of Experience Hall and Susannah Hall.  Making Mary also the boy's 1 cousin 10 times removed, via her relationship with William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, her grandparents.

GAINES/WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines, Sr
. died 262 years ago today, in 1748 at age 73 in Middletown,  CT.  John is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed's husband's father. John married Naomi Hale and begot John Gaines, Jr. in 1712.  John, Jr. married Susannah Warner, the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her mother is Susannah Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and her sister is Experience Hall.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FARTHING/REEVES/WOODEN
Beth Ann Farthing
is 47 years old today, born in 1964. Beth is the Partner of Steve's 1st cousin once removed, Donald Reeves, Jr.  Donald and Beth are not married and have one son, Donald Boyd Reeves III, born in 2001.  Donald's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Sr. Steve's granduncle and brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr.  Steve's grandfather.

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Johnnye Douzie Garrison
died 14 years ago today, in 1997 at age 81 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama. Johnnye is Steve's great-grandaunt who married Eldred Maurice Sims in 1935.  Johnnye's sister is Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. in 1932.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOETTER/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Orville Goetter
died 12 years ago today, in 1997 at age 93 in Belleville, St. Clair, Illiniois.  Orville is Steve's great-granduncle's wife's uncle.  His brother is Paul W. Goetter who married Vernetta Bohnenstiehl in 1922 and begot Mildred L. Goetter the wife of Steve's great-granduncle, John W. Steible.  John is the brother of Al Steible and the youngest of the clan.  John died in 1999.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Evelyn Vaudine Hulgan
died 40 years ago today, in 1971 at age 44 in Fayetteville, GA. Evelyn is Ella and Mason's 1/2 great-grandaunt, the sister of Cecil Robert Hulgan via different mothers.  Evelyn's mother is Bonnie Dobbs and Cecil's mother is Della D. Berryhill.  Of course, both of their fathers are Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Joseph M. Martin
is 184 years old today, born in 1827.  Joe is Ella and Mason's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Delila Caroline Martin who married William H. West in 1850 and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1854.  Sarah married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.  Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers in 1909.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and are Ella and Mason's great-grandparents.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
James Loid Naugher, Jr
. is 100 years old today, born in 1911.  James is Tara and Calum's great-granduncle, the brother of Horace Savage Naugher who married Maxie Ruth Smith and are Tara and Calum's great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

HUTCHINS/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Roda Carrie Hutchins
is 104 years old today, born in 1907.  Roda is the Wife of the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne.  Robert is the brother of  Donie Mae Mayne who married Oscar Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown.

MAY/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Anna Bell May
was born on this day 150 years in 1861.  Anna is the wife of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, Constantine Joseph Coss Brown, the brother of Oscar Routh Brown, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William H. "Goober" Barnett
died 143 years ago today in 1868.  William is the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Abel M. Barnett (1813-1864).  Abel married Rachel and begot 7 children with David A. Barnett, the kids' 4th great-grandfather being the first born.  David married Jane C. and they begot 7 children with Lucy E. Barnett being the first born.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer in 1875 and they are the kids' 3rd great-parents.

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William T. Meyer died 157 years ago today in 1954 at the age of 77 in Winterville Georgia.  William is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, whose father is the ever present John Hammond Meyer the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

BRINDLEY/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Dedric Homer Brindley died 38 years ago today in 1973 at the age of 55 in Collinsville, Alabama. Homer is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed whose mother is Leler Jane Myer, the sister 2nd great-grandfather, Dedrich Homer Myer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meet the family for July 26, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Ira Cotton
is 143 years old today, born in 1868.  George is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle whose brother is Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.  Their parents are Mary Hazelitt and Hubbard Cotton, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Junius Declose Galt
is 118 years old today, born in 1893.  Junius is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, whose sister is Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, Jr
. is 76 years old today, born in 1935, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!!  John is Steve's grandfather and the father of Mittie Reeves, Steve's mother.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Louise J. Stanford
died 174 years ago today in 1837 at age 1 year 25 days having been born July 1, 1836. Louise is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford, born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff.  Louise was the first born of their 12 children and David was the second born, having been born just 4 months after his older sister's death.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McNAUGHT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John McNaught
is 223 years old today, born in 1788. Born in Trione Parish Toronto, Ireland, John is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Martha Jane Wooden born in 1765 and married George McNaught in Trione Parish, Toronto, Ireland in 1781.  They had 5 children, all born in Ireland, with John being the 4th born.  Martha's brother is Robert Miller Wooden, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, born in Oldham, Kentucky January 1, 1796.  He married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit and they begot 10 children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being the last born in 1833.

FRITTS/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Harbin Fritts
died 125 years ago today in 1886 at the age of 71 in Harrison Indiana.  Bob is the husband of 3rd great-grandaunt, Susan Wooden whose father is Robert Miller Wooden, and brother Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet the family for July 25, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WAKEMAN/HOPKINS/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wakeman, Jr.
is 381 years old today, born in 1630. John is the boys' 10th great granduncle and their 2nd cousin 12 times removed.  He is their uncle via his sister Helena Wakeman who married Lt. John Talcott, Jr. and begot Hannah Talcott the boys' 9th great-grandmother who married Nathan Gold, Jr. and begot Samuel Gold.  He is their 2nd cousin via his mother Elizabeth Hopkins, the boys' 11th great-grandmother and their 1st cousin whose father is William Hopkins, their 12th great-grandfather and their great-granduncle via his brother Stephen Hopkins also the boys' 12th great-grandfather.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Burr
is 336 years old today, born in 1675. Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, her father John Burr, Sr. is their 9th great-granduncle and the brother of Daniel Burr, their 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover in 1678 and begot the Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694 who married the aforementioned Elizabeth Wakeman in 1722.  They begot Ellen Burr in 1736 who married Abel Gold and they begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PAYNE/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lou Dovie Payne
died 15 years ago today, in 1996 at age 73 in Piedmont, Calhoun, AL. Lou is the second wife of the Kids' 3rd great-granduncle, Grover Cleveland McMurrey whose sister is Ida Jane McMurray.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert Fletcher Chambers
is 131 years old today, born in 1880.  Robert is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, his brother being Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever in 1908 and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's paternal Great-grandmother.

NAUGHER- FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Dudley Calhoun Savage
is 160 years old today, born in 1851.  Dud is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Marion Savage.  They were born to James Payne Savage and Sarah Melissa Whitlock who bore 14 children between 1831 and 1857.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Meet the family for July 24, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COLLIUS/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Friedrike Collius
is 212 years old today, born in 1799.  She is the mother of the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Slow Day.  Friedrike, from Baden Wurttembery, Germany, married Christoph Heinrich Jaeger and begot Gustavus Jaeger in 1838.  Gustavus, also from Germany came to the states and married Helen Altana Powers June 26, 1869 in Sandusky, Ohio.  The begot 6 children, the first being Lucy Powers Jaeger born in 1870.  But Helen's mother is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, David Bradley Banks the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold.

FITCH/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sara Fitch
is 380 years old today, born in 1631.  Sara is the wife of boys' 9th great-granduncle, John Burr, Sr.  John's brother is Daniel Burr, the boys' 9th great-grandfather who married Abigail Glover and begot Capt., Seth Samuel Burr in 1694.  Seth married Elizabeth Wakeman in June of 1722 and begot 11 children, the 8th being Ellen Burr who later married Abel Gold and together are the parents of Talcott Gold.

COOK/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Cook
died 355 years ago today in 1656 at age 20 in Eastham Massachusetts.  Anna is the wife of the boys' 10th great-granduncle, Capt. Mark Snow, the brother of 10th great-grandmother Sarah Snow.  They were born to Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins who was a passenger on the Mayflower.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Ora Edge
is 125 years old today, born in 1886.  Ora is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge the kids' 3rd great-grandfather who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

FREEMAN/MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Anne Freeman
died 40 years ago today in 1971 at the age of 61 in Winterville, Georgia.  Anne is the wife of the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Leo Marcus Meyer, whose parents are 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer and his wife, 3rd cousin 5 times removed, Stella Irene Barnett.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Thomas Hulgan
died 217 years ago today in 1794 at age 44. Thomas is Ella and Mason's 6th great-grandfather.  He married Fanny Ray  May 8, 1784 in Orange, NC and begot 4 chidren with Stephen Hulgan being the 2nd born.  Stephen married Sarah Miller October 15, 1808 in Randolph NC and they begot 6 children with George Washington Hulgan being the 4th born.  George moved to Tennessee in Knox county where he married Dialtha Almeda Luttrell June 8, 1848 and they begot 5 boys, with John Miller Hulgan being the second born. George moved to Alabama some time before John Miller Hulgan was born in 1852.  John met and married Ruth J. Copeland in Dekalb, Alabama November 15, 1871.





Saturday, July 23, 2011

Meet the family for July 23, 2011

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BOLTON/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John W. Bolton
is 111 years old today, born in 1900.  John is the Husband of Lena Parker, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Ida Jane McMurray, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lee Vernon McMurrey
died 134 years ago today in 1877. Lee is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909, who is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lt., John Talcott, Jr.
died 323 years ago today in 1688 at the age of 56, in Hartford, CT. John is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Braintree, Essex, England in 1632.  He married Helena Wakeman in 1650.  Going back in time, Helena's parents are John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins, the boys' 11th great-grandparents.  Elizabeth's parents are William Hopkins and Helen Vickaris, the boys' 12th great-grandparents.  But, William's brother is the famous Stephen Hopkins a passenger on the Mayflower.  So William is also the boys' 12th great-granduncle.

Side bar:  Stephen Hopkins first came to the new world via the ship "Sea Venture"  he organized a mutiny after the ship was stranded in Bermuda.  He was captured and sentenced to death, but later talked his was out of it and went back to England to later come over on the Mayflower.  For further information on the Sea Venture go to  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Venture  PS: the wreak of the Sea Venture is said to have inspired William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward III
is 296 years old today, born in 1715.   Thomas is the boys' 7th great-granduncle via his sister Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton.  He is also the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed, via his great-grandfather, William Ward's daughter Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and begot Experience Hall.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Virtle Josephine Stanford
is 117 years old today, born in 1894. Virtle is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Asia's father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford in 1865 who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the parents of Walter William Wooden.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Meet the family for July 22, 2011

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Horace Savage Naugher
is 114 years old today, born in 1897.  Horace died in 1975 at age 77 in Cherokee County Nursing Home, Centre, AL. Horace is Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather who married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather, in 1920.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry in 1946.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton Taylor
is 177 years old today, born in 1834.  He died at age 79 in 1914.  Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  The son and first born to Deacon, Frankin Taylor and Sally Ann Cotton, the daughter of Ira Cotton and Sally Gold, the boys' 5th great-grandparents, both from Middletown, CT.

BATES/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton and Lydia Bates
' 316th anniversary is today, married in 1695.  This is one of those situations that if not for the death of Samuel's first spouse Lydia Bates, none of us would exist.  You know, the butterfly effect.  Lydia Bates was born in 1673 in Chelmsford, MA.  She married Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandfather July 22, 1695 in Chelmsford.  They begot 7 children from 1697 to 1713.  Ebenezer Cotton was born some time in 1713 but I suspect that it was just before September 9th, because that is when Lydia died.  With 6 children (one other died very young) all under the age of 16, Samuel apparently needed some help.  He married Experience Hall (8 years his junior) February 28, 1716 in Middletown, , Connecticut where Experience was born.  They had 4 more children of their own, with their second child, William Cotton, being the boys' 7th great-grandfather making all of this possible. As an interesting side bar, William Cotton married Rebeckah Ward, his 2nd cousin in 1742.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ebenezer Cotton, Jr.
died 246 years ago today in 1765 at the age of 22 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Ebenezer is the boys' 1/2 1st cousin 7 times removed.  His father is 1/2 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Cotton, Sr., the 1/2 brother of William Cotton via their common father Samuel Cotton.  Samuel married William's mother Experience Hall after his first wife, and Ebenezer's mother, Lydia Bates died in 1713.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Kenneth Wendell Wooden
died 5 years ago today in 2006 in Cassville, Barry, MO at age 82.  He is buried where he was born, in Appleton City, St. Clair, MO. Kenneth is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed.  He married Lillis Biles in the 1940's and had twins that died in 1946 and Kenetta Wooden, a girl that also died at birth in 1948.  Finally they begot Kay Marlene Ferguson in 1951.  Kay is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed.  Kay has been married twice.  The first time to Jim Lockerby in 1970.  They had two children, Loey Rana Lockerby in 1971 and David Joseph Lockerby in 1976.  Loey is a movie critic for the newspaper in Kansas City, Kansas and isn't married.  David married Angela McClain in June of 2000 and they have a boy named Riley Charles Lockerby, born in 2005.  David works for a custom metal shelving company in Houston Lake, MO.  Loey and David are the boys' 3rd cousin and David's son Riley is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

LE FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob C. Le Fevre
died 115 years ago today in Marion, Iowa at age 63.  Jacob is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  The son of Isaac Le Fevre and Mary Cooper.  Isaac is the brother of  Marry Magdelaine Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married James Johnson from Kentucky March 4th 1824 in Salem IN.  They begot 10 children, the 5th being, Amanda Johnson in 1833 who married Andrew J. Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  Andrew and Amanda begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860 and Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford October 29, 1884 in IL.  They begot Walter William Wooden, the boys' great grandfather and Leroy Oliver Wooden, the boys great-granduncle.  Leroy married Bessie A. Wolfe and they begot Carl K. Wooden and the next gentleman, Kenneth Wendell Wooden.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Joseph P. Starling
is 148 year old today, born in 1863. Joe is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Alice Cora Starling, the last born of 11 children to William B. "Wiley" Starling and Augusta Ann Powers.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meet the family for July 21, 2011

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lillie Jane Burt
died 109 years ago today in 1902 at age 28 in Lebanon, AL.  Lillie is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lillie's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th Great-grandaunt, the sister of Tillman R. Copeland, Ella's 4th great-grandfather. 

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lillie Jane Hulgan
died 69 years ago today in 1942 at age 69 in Dekalb, AL. This Lillie is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Sudie Seay Bagley
is 99 years old today, born in 1912. Sudie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandmother and the wife of Edward McPhail Bridgforth.  Sudie and Edward begot 3 boys, Edward Bridgforth in 1935, William Bagley Bridgforth in 1938 and John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.  John (Jack) is the father of Andrew Bagley Bridgforth and Bryan Wooden Bridgforth. Sudie's parents are Edward Garland Bagley  from Virgina and Ethel Clare Hethorn.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Asia Minor Stanford
died 76 years ago today in 1935 at the age of 62 in Fannin, Texas. Asia is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deborah A VanCise
died 101 years ago today in 1910 at age 91. Deborah is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed. Her mother is Polly Cotton, the boys 5th great-grandaunt. Polly's brother is Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold in 1811.

WILLICKE/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Esther Ann Willicke
died 338 years ago today in 1673 at age 83 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. Esther is the boys' 11th great-grandmother.  She married John Hall and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown, CT in 1645.  They begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Fenner
is 394 years old today, born in 1617. Thomas is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, the brother of Phoebe Fenner.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe Ward married Samuel Hall in Middletown in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

ENNIS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKIN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
William Houston Ennis
is 143 years old today, born in 1868. William is the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, Mary Elizabeth Starling.  Mary's brother is Wiley B. Starling, the girls 4th great-grandfather. Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and they begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920.

BARNETT/MYER/HULGAN/KNOWLES-HOSLER
Elizabeth Jane Barnett
is 187 years old today, born in 1824.Elizabeth is the kids' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Abel M. Barnett, the kids' 5th great-grandfather.

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKIN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Dedrick T. Meyer
died 54 years ago today in 1957 at the age of 48 in Gainsville, Georgia.  Dedrick is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James F. Meyer, 1st cousin 4 times removed whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of Dedrich Henry Meyer.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

LUTTRELL/HULGAN/HOSLER
Dialtha Almeda Luttrell
died 151 years ago today in 1860 at age 30 in Cater, MO. Dialtha married George Washington Hulgan in Knox Tenn. in 1848.  They begot John Miller Hulgan in 1852.  John married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 in Dekalb, AL and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876. Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's great-grandfather in 1905.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Gold
is 210 years old today, born in 1801. Daniel is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, his father is Abel Gold, the boys' 6th great-granduncle and the brother of Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  While we are talking Golds.  I must tell you that one of our distant cousins came by the house to tell us about the family of Golds.  She is Peggy Bright, the boys' 8th cousin twice removed. Our connection is Thomas Ruggles Gold, the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Thomas was a US Representative from New York.  Here is his Bio:
Thomas Ruggles Gold
Date of Birth:     4 Nov 1764
Date of Death:     24 Oct 1827
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.

HOPKINS/WAKEMAN/BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hopkins
died 364 years ago today in 1647.  William is the boys' 12th great-grandfather twice and 12th great-granduncle once.  His parents are Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole and his brother is Stephen Hopkins, one of the passengers on the Mayflower.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Burt
is 141 years old today, born in 1870.  Martha is Ella and Mason's first cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt born in Dog Town, AL and died in Lebanon, AL.  Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock and begot Ruth J. Copeland Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother, who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather, in 1876.

   
























John Miller Hulgan with his cotton load.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HOOTEN/BECK/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Michael Jay Hooten Jr.
is 24 years old today, born in 1987.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL.  Michael is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His mother is Melinda Beck, the kids' 1st cousin twice removed and sister of Susan Beck.  Melinda's mother is Lelia Jane Myer (Aunt Jane), the kids' great-grandaunt and the sister of Roland Max Myer, the kids' Great-grandfather.

ANDREWS/BROWN
Nancy Andrews Brown
is 68 years old today, born on this day in 1943, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY! Nancy is the wife of the kids' great-granduncle, Jerrel Brown.  Nancy was born in Lafayette, Tennessee and married Jerrel Thomas Brown Sepember 14, 1962.  They begot 4 children, Yolanda Brown 1963, Tarrel Brown 1964, Mitch Brown 1970-1975 and Loucretia Brown 1973, who are all the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Christopher Stewart Naugher
is 18 years old today, born in 1993.  Chris is the son of Calum Stewart Naugher, Tara's 1/2 brother, making Chris her 1/2 nephew.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!!!!

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Sudie Seay Bagley
died 18 years ago today in 1993.  Sudie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandmother, the mother of their father John Baskerville Bridgforth.

Monday, July 18, 2011

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MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Alice Cora Starling
died 45 years ago today in 1966 at age 88. Alice is the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 6 Edge children.  Cora Augusta Edge, the second born, married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot 11 Myer children between 1921 and 1943.

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Mattie Carolyn Edge
is 136 years old today, born in 1875.  Mattie is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph is the husband of the aforementioned Alice Cora Starling.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Jefferson Everhart
is 162 years old today, born in 1849. Thomas is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather.  He lived to see 89 years, dieing in 1938 in Cedar Township, Pettis, MO.  He married Mary Jane Martin and begot Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1877.  Elmer married Margret Izora Sims in 1902 and begot 10 children, Lola Ray Everhart was the second child.  She was born in 1906 and married Al Steible and had only one child, Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden in November of 1950.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Henry C. Savage
is 130 years old today, born in 1881.  Henry is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Sallie E. Savage.  Henry was born in July and died in November of the same year.  He was the 14th of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

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NAUGHER - FAMILY LINE

EUBANKS/NAUGHER
George Wilson Eubanks and Mary Elizabeth Naughe
r's 70th anniversary is today, married in 1941.  Elizabeth is Tara and Calum's grandaunt.  Her brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Gerald Wayne McMurrey died 11 years ago today, in 2000, in Fort Worth, Texas.
  He was 55 years old.  Gerald is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed. Gerald's father, Grover Cleveland McMurrey is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey who married William Mitchell Mayne.

McMURTREY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
James McMurtrey died 156 years ago today, in 1855 at the age of 70 in Monroe Kentucky. James is the kids' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of John McMurtry, the kids' 6th great-grandfather who married Sarah Anderson and later begot William M. McMurrey, the kids' 5th great-grandfather.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bathsheba Austin Stanford
is 156 years old today, born in 1855.  Bath is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of David Stanford who married his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley on February 27, 1865 and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford on November 25, 1865.  Jennie married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Malcom Parker
died 20 years ago today in 1991 at the age of 64 in Cherokee, AL. Malcom is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  He was born in Alabama in 1927, the last of 6 children born to Charles W. Parker and the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne, the 3rd of their 8 children in 1909.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Leola Valentine Crow
is 107 years old today, born in 1904. Leola is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is Jasper Lee Crow, 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Jasper's 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 begot 11 children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Meet the family for July 15, 2011

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Myer is 131 years old today, born in 1880.  John is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, the father of Corrie Myer, Orvil Myer, Henry Oates Myer and Lois I. Myer.  His parents are Dedrick Henry Meyer and Lucy E. Barnett. 

TACKETT/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Francis Tackett is 114 years old today, born in 1897.  Francis is the wife of 1st cousin 4 times removed, Wiley Thomas "Judge" Starling.  Judge's father is John Rolf Starling the much older (19 years) brother of 3rd great-grandmother, Alice Cora Starling, the last of the 11 born to William B. "Wiley" Starling and Augusta Ann Powers.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Mary Zepho Naugher
is 105 years old today, born in 1906.  Mary is Tara and Calum's great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Horace Savage Naugher, via their father, Moses Service Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather.



Thursday, July 14, 2011

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WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Steven Ray Wooden, Sr
. is 55 years old today.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!!!!!  Steve was born in Dallas, Texas in 1956 and now lives in Albion, Nebraska.  Steve is Steve Jr's father and the husband of Mittie Reeves.  Steve's parents are Jerry J. Wooden, Sr. and Betty L. Steible.  Steve recently earned Duke University's Doctoral degree in his field of anesthesia and nursing.  He is now a CRNA-DNP.  Steve is a pilot, and currently holds the position of chairman of the state Aeronautics board, having been appointed by the governor.  Steve has held the position of Chairman of the Nebraska State Board of Health and Tres. of the national CRNA association, a national organization where Steve was the only person to ever receive the two highest awards in his field. Steve is a good son, a great brother, husband, father and human.  His only fault is that he can't relax. He has to be working at something all the time.  I guess that too is a mark of a great person.  Have a good birthday Steve.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis M. Wooden
is 136 years old today, born in 1875.  Francis is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is Abraham Wooden, first cousin 6 times removed whose father is 5th great-granduncle, John Wooden, the brother of Robert Wooden, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Jane Barnhill December 26, 1809 in Jefferson Kentucky.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HUBBARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Hubbard
is 245 years old today, born in 1766.  Anna is the boys' 6th great-grandmother, the wife of Thomas Cotton.  They were married in Middletown, CT October 31, 1787.  Their first born of 5 was Ira Cotton who later married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Ira and Sally begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt., John Boradell Denison
is 365 years old today, born in 1646.  The Captain is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 11 times removed, Phebe Lay.  Phebe's mother is Sarah Fenner the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother and the sister of Thomas Ward, Sr. the boys' 9th great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

GRIFFIN/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Arthur E. Griffin
is 121 years old today, born in 1890.  Arthur is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, born in Sharon, Weakley, Tennessee.  Arthur's mother is Clemontina Brown, the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Oscar Routh Brown, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  Their parents are Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers, the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  Oscar was the 7th of their 11 Brown children.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow and begot 5 children, the last being Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar T. Brown married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Thomas Alvin Crow
is 114 years old today, born in 1897.  Thomas is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 5 times removed, Jasper Lee Crow.  Thomas is the 8th of 12 children born to Deborah Emmaline Sanders and Jasper Lee Crow.  Jasper's father is Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the kids' 4th great-granduncle and brother of John Christopher Crow who was the 5th born to 5th great-grandfather, Isaac Allen Crow, Sr. and Grandmother Sarah Alice Cox.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Cotton
died 308 years ago today in 1703 at the age of  5 months.  She was born in Middletown, CT February, 10, 1703. Hannah is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, born to Samuel Cotton and Lydia Bates, Hannah was the 4th of their 7 children.  Lydia Bates died giving birth to their last child, Ebenezer Cotton in 1713.  Samuel remarried to Experience Hall in 1716 and they had 4 more Cotton childrenWilliam Cotton, their 2nd child is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Juanita M. Galt
is 116 years old today, born in 1895.  Juanita is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd Great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Peter Brown
died 111 years ago today in 1900 at the age of 54. Peter is the younger brother of the aforementioned Charlotte Brown and is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Ernest Jaegar
is 135 years old today, born in 1876.  Charles is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, via their mother Sally Gold..

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

AKINS/STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Archibald Stewart and Rachel Akins'
207th anniversary is today, married in 1804 in Rock Hill, York, South Carolina when he was 22 and she was 19 years old.  Archi and Rachel are Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandparents.  They begot 12 children with John Thomas Stewart being the 8th born.  John, who was killed in the Civil War, married Emily Caroline Bale and they begot 11 children of their own.  Their first born was Frances Matilda Stewart, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother who along with her husband Frances Marion Savage, produced 17 children of their own, in her relatively short life of 43 years.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Henry Burt
died 76 years ago today in 1935 at age 67 in Dekalb, AL. John is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed and the husband of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, Lillie Jane Hulgan. Lillie and John are first cousins.  John's mother is Tempa Copeland, Lillie's grandaunt and Tempa's parents, John Copeland and Martha Baxter are Lillie's great-grandparents.  Their first born, Tillman R. Copeland is Lillie's grandfather and their daughter, Ruth J. Copeland is Lillie's mother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Melba Cora Myer
is 83 years old today, born in 1928.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELBA!  Melba is the kids' great-grandaunt, and the sister of Roland Max Myer.  Melba is the 5th of the 11 Myers born to Dedrich Homer Myer and Cora Augusta Edge.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Meet the family for July 11, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Gold
is 294 years old today, born in 1717. Daniel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the brother of Abel Gold.  Daniel was born in Fairfield, CT and died in Redding CT in 1775 at age 58.  His parents are Samuel Gold and Esther Bradley, the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  His brother Abel married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold.


GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gould
died 361 years ago today in 1650 at age 66 in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England where he was born in 1584. John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Judith in 1603 in Bovingdon, Harts, , England and begot the Major, Nathan Gold, Sr. in 1623. 

One of the subjects of today's post was Nathan Gold.  This is a little info I've uncovered on their family:

Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1694-1761, married Mary Ruggles of Guiolford, Conn.  He was the fifth child of Nathan, Jr. and ther son Rev. Hezekiah Gold had a son Thomas Gold, 1760-1827 (the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed), who acquired great wealth and married Martha Marsh.  They had a large and imposing residence in East Street, Pittsfield, Mass.  In this fine residence stood the "Old Clock on the Stairs" the subject of an immortal poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Old Clock on the Stairs

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Somewhat back from the village street
Stands the old-fashioned country-seat.
Across its antique portico
Tall poplar-trees their shadows throw;
And from its station in the hall
An ancient timepiece says to all, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Half-way up the stairs it stands,
And points and beckons with its hands
From its case of massive oak,
Like a monk, who, under his cloak,
Crosses himself, and sighs, alas!
With sorrowful voice to all who pass, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

By day its voice is low and light;
But in the silent dead of night,
Distinct as a passing footstep's fall,
It echoes along the vacant hall,
Along the ceiling, along the floor,
And seems to say, at each chamber-door, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Through days of sorrow and of mirth,
Through days of death and days of birth,
Through every swift vicissitude
Of changeful time, unchanged it has stood,
And as if, like God, it all things saw,
It calmly repeats those words of awe, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

In that mansion used to be
Free-hearted Hospitality;
His great fires up the chimney roared;
The stranger feasted at his board;
But, like the skeleton at the feast,
That warning timepiece never ceased, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

There groups of merry children played,
There youths and maidens dreaming strayed;
O precious hours! O golden prime,
And affluence of love and time!
Even as a miser counts his gold,
Those hours the ancient timepiece told, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

From that chamber, clothed in white,
The bride came forth on her wedding night;
There, in that silent room below,
The dead lay in his shroud of snow;
And in the hush that followed the prayer,
Was heard the old clock on the stair, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

All are scattered now and fled,
Some are married, some are dead;
And when I ask, with throbs of pain,
"Ah! when shall they all meet again?"
As in the days long since gone by,
The ancient timepiece makes reply, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"

Never here, forever there,
Where all parting, pain, and care,
And death, and time shall disappear, —
Forever there, but never here!
The horologe of Eternity
Sayeth this incessantly, —
      "Forever — never!
      Never — forever!"


NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Lott Walker Savage
died 53 years ago today in 1958 at age 85 in California.  He was born in 1872 in Alabama. Lott is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle and the brother of Sallie E. Savage.  Lott was number 8 of the 17 boys and girls born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Frances Parlee "Pearl" Walker
is 127 years old today, born in 1884.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, James Noel "Smokey" Everhart, the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandfather, Elmer Elsworth Everhart.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HENSLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Melton Hensley is 136 years old today, born in 1875.  James is the husband of 1st cousin 4 times removed, Mary Evely Stanford, the daughter of 3rd great-granduncle John Thomas Stanford who is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, David Stanford.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Meet the family for July 10, 2011

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS
Brandon Max Hawkins
is 27 years old today, born in 1984.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDO!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Charles W. Parker
is 131 years old today, born in 1880.  Charles is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Lou Della McMurrey.  Lou's sister is Ida Jane McMurray, who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Leland Smith
died 29 years ago today in 1982 at the age of 19 in Erlangen, Germany.  David is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  His father is still living and I don't know his name, but David's grandfather is Arnot Mathew Smith, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Arnot's mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed and her father is Morgan R. Cleveland, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

JENNINGS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ellen Jennings
is 243 years old today, born in 1768.  Ellen is the wife of the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Issac Gold.  Issac's brother is Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally gold
is 229 years old today, born in 1782.  Sally is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, who as mentioned above, married Ira Cotton.  They begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

GRAVES/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Serg Cotton and Ann Graves'
374th anniversary is today, married in 1637 when William was 27 and Ann was 25 years old in Accomack, Virginia.  William and Ann are the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  They begot 4 children.  Mary Cotton, 1641, Rev John Cotton 1643, Rebecca Cotton 1653 and Thomas Cotton 1657.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Eldred Maurice Sims
died 22 years ago today in 1989 at age 78 in Decatur, Alabama. Eldred is the husband of Steve's great-grandaunt, Johnnye Douzie Garrison who is the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Sarah Eloise Garrison who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
died 72 years ago today in 1939 at age 48.  Thomas (Uncle Ernie) was believed to have been gay.  In a bit of extreme irony closed himself in the families hall closet and shot himself to death with a pistol according to Betty Wooden.  Ernie was the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims. Ernie may have been the subject of a song written by "The Who" in the early 1970's called "The Pin Ball Wizard" but that fact is unsubstantiated.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Meet the family for July 9, 2011

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Marietta Burt
is 118 years old today, born in 1893.  Marietta is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's brother is Tillman R. Copeland who married Taletha Jane Whitlock and begot Ruth J. Copeland.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather and Lillie Jane Hulgan, who married John Henry Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Burt
died 45 years ago today in 1966.  Martha is Marietta's sister and is also Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed. She died on her sisters birthday at the age of 95.

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Samuel Chambers
died 74 years ago today in 1937.  William is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle.  He died at age 64.  His brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd Great-grandfather who married Dellia Keever  and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hazel Cotton
died 85 years ago today in 1926 and the age of 28 in Cuba, Allegany, New York.

LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lay
died 322 years ago today in 1689.  Robert is the husband of the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, Sarah Fenner.  Sarah's sister is Phoebe Fenner who married William Ward and begot Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall in 1684.

PHELPS/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Phelps
died 352 years ago today in 1659.  Sarah is the first wife of the boys' 10th great-grandfather, William Ward.  They begot 1 child, William Ward, the boys' 1/2-9th great-granduncle.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Fred Douglas Bellows and Helen Mar Cotton's
92nd anniversary is today, married in 1919 in Albany, Gentry, Missouri when he was 25 and she was 21. Fred is the husband of the boys' great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton.  Helen's sister, Marie Antoinette Cotton, is the boys' great-grandmother, who married Walter William Wooden, Sr.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jonathan Clark
is 305 years old today, born in 1706.  John is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  His mother is 1st cousin 10 tomes removed, Sarah Stowe whose father is 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe who married Rev. John Cotton around 1666.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEDY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rose M. Reedy
died 7 years ago today in 2004 at the age of 76 in Montgomery, Alabama.  Rose is the wife of 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Chalmers Cole Wooden.  Chalmers' father is 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Wooden whose father is Abraham Wooden whose father is John Wooden, the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Wooden.


JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FIDLER/MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Tom Fidler
died 43 years ago today in 1968.  Tom is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Flora Bell Moore.  He died in Marion, Indiana at age 76.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN
Yolanda Brown
is 48 years old today, born in 1963, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOLANDA!  Yolanda is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Her parents are her father Jerrel Thomas Brown, the kids' great-granduncle and his wife Nancy Andrews.  Jerrel is the brother of Ella Ween Brown, the kids' great-grandmother.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Mary Elizabeth Sanford
is 144 years old today, born in 1867.  Mary is Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah Jane's father is 3rd great-granduncle, Daniel Naugher, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher born in 1821.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton Alabama, November 2, 1847 and they begot 6 children, with the 2nd being Moses Service Naugher born in 1851

Friday, July 08, 2011

Meet the family for July 8, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jabez Walker
is 343 years old today, born in 1668.  Jabez is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Born to William Walker and Sarah Snow, Jabez is a third generation Mayflower descendant.  His Grandmother is Constance Hopkins who came over on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins in 1620.  Jabez married Elizabeth Fuller in 1699 and begot Jeremiah Walker, Richard Walker and Sarah Walker.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Ward
died 250 years ago today in 1761 at age 83.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle twice.  His sister is Phoebe Ward and his brother is Thomas Ward, Sr..  Their parents are William Ward and Phoebe Fenner

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Jane Naugher
died 87 years ago today in 1924 at age 74.  Jane is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Moses Service Naugher.

JENNINGS/HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Kevin Jennings and Cristy Dale Hawkins'
5th anniversary is today,  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU GUYS!!

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BAXTER/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Martha Baxter
is 200 years old today, born in 1811.  Martha is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandmother.  She married John Copeland in 1835 in St. Clair co. AL and begot Tillman R. Copeland.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan November 15, 1871 in DeKalb co. AL.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES

William Mitchell Mayne is 133 years old today, born in 1878.  William is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Ida Jane McMurray in 1899 and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Dora Lou Myer
is 125 years old today, born in 1886.  Dora is the kids' 2nd great-grandaunt.  She is the daughter of Dedrich Henry Meyer and Lucy
Emline Barnett
and the sister of 2nd great-grandfather, Dedrich Homer Myer.

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