Friday, September 30, 2011

Meet the family for September 30, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles F. Brown
died 158 years ago today in 1853 at the age of 10.  Charles is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jane Banks
is 262 years old today, born in 1749.  Jane is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her mother is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Hannah Bradley.  Hannah's father is 8th great-granduncle, John Bradley the brother of 8th Great-Grand Father Gershom Bradley who married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married 7th Great-Grand Father David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold in 1782 and they begot 5 daughters and a son.  Sally Gold their 3rd daughter married Ira Cotton after her first husband, Bradley Banks died. Interestingly, Bradley is the 1st cousin once removed of the aforementioned Jane Banks.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
The aforementioned Talcott Gold
died 175 years ago today in 1836 at the age of 77 in Niles about a mile from Friendship, New York.  His body was later moved to the Cotton family plot in Friendship where it rests today.  Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  His name, Talcott, comes from his Great-grandmother, Hannah Talcott whose father is Lt. John Talcott, Jr.  His father is John Talcott, Sr born in 1592 in Braintree, England and is the boys' 11th Great-Grand Father.  Talcott Gold was a mariner in the "war of the Revolution" and served on the USS Alliance which was a sailing frigate 151 ft long displacing 900 tons and was 36 ft wide and drafted 12.5 ft of water.  As small as the boat seems it carried 28- 12 pound cannons and 8- 9 pounders and had 300 officers and men aboard.  The Alliance is notable for having fired the last shot of the war.  She was originally named Hancock and was laid down in 1777 on the Merrimack River at Salisbury, Massachusetts.  She was launched on 28 April 1778 and renamed Alliance on 29 May 1778 by resolution of the Continental Congress. Her first commander was Capt. Pierre Landais a former officer of the French Navy who came to the New World in hopes of becoming the naval counterpart of Lafayette.  Massachusetts made him a honorary citizen and Congress gave him command of the Alliance which was the finest warship built to that date on the western side of the Atlantic. 
        Talcott moved to Friendship NY after the war.  "On his arrival in Friendship, his dependable qualities appearing, he is chosen town clerk, a life office.  He and his daughters and wife are chief supporters of the Presbyterian church; when a Congregational church is formed in 1830, his name heads the list of members."  excerpt from the Powers - Banks Ancestry page 188."He was buried at Niles, about a mile away, but the remains have been removed to the family lot of the Cottons in Friendship.  The stone records that he was a good citizen, a faithful husband and father, a servant of his country in the Revolution."  Excerpt from the Powers-Banks Ancestry Book, page 188
        History of Friendship Village, New York (It's People)
        A Centennial Memorial
        History of Allegany County, New York
        John S. Minard, Esq. Historian
        Mrs. Georgia Drew Andrews, Editor.
        W. A. Fergusson & Co., Alfred, N. Y. 1896
        Transcribed by: Diana Gates Reinhart

   Ira and Chauncey Cotton, sons of Thomas, and natives of Middletown, Conn., settled in
Friendship in Jan., 1816. Ira married Sally, daughter of Talcott Gould a Revolutionary soldier.
Their daughter, Sally A., married, first, Deacon Franklin Taylor, and resided in Friendship,
where he died. She then married his brother, Dr. Austin Taylor, and moved to New Hudson
and later to Appleton City, Mo. She died in 1890. Her brother, Samuel C., born April 7,
1815, in Delaware county, came here with his parents and has since made his home here. He
married when 19, Almira, daughter of Cady R. Walker of Cuba. Children, Helen (Mrs. C.
Drew), Hubbard and Henry. Mr. Cotton was "justice" for 30 years, and held prominent local
offices. In 1855 he was chosen sheriff on the first Republican ticket nominated In the county
and has been an active Republican since. He helped organize the first temperance society of
Friendship. Ira was assessor many years and died Jan., 1864, his wife some years earlier.
Chauncey Cotton, son of Thomas, married Anna Gould and had 7 children. Their son Charles
was a captain in the civil war, killed at Pleasant Hill, La. Talcott, also a soldier, died soon
after the war. Cyrus H., son of Chauncey, now in Minnesota, was a prominent teacher in the
Academy here more than 40 years ago. Samuel C. Cotton has lived in the town probably
longer than any other man except Kendrick Hyde . Hubbard Cotton, son of Samuel C., owns
the original Cotton homestead.

        Powers-Banks Ancestry: Traced in All Lines to the Remotest Date Obtainable, Charles Powers, 1819-1871, and His Wife Lydia Ann Banks, 1829-1919
        By William Howard Powers
        Published by J.L. Powers, 1921
        Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
        Digitized Sep 8, 2007
        325 pages

    page 186
    Talcott was the second living son, baptized 17 January, 1759. The next thing known of him is his enlistment in 1775.  1. Family tradition, through Samuel Cotton who knew the old gentleman, says that he helped to throw up the entrenchments at Bunker Hill. He was then under sixteen. The official records show that Talcott Gold enlisted 24 July, 1775, and served in the investment of Boston in the camp at Winter Hill until 24 December, 1775, when he was discharged. Another Talcott Gold was born 1728, his father's cousin; but as the register makes no further mention of him, he probably died in infancy. In 1780, November or December, so the pension office at Washington, he enlisted as a midshipman and served ten and one-half months on the U. S. S. Alliance, commanded by Captain John Barry, Colonel John Laurens to L'Orient, France, and on the return voyage participated in engagements with the British vessels Atalanta and Trepassy off the Grand Banks. The incidents of that famous voyage are history, including other captures than those mentioned above. In all of these Talcott must have been a part or at least a spectator; of that duel between Thomas Paine, who was on the outward passage, and the pert young Count de Noaille, it requires no stretch to suppose him a witness. In the interim between these two services, only the latter of which for inexplicable reason is mentioned in his pension record, Fairfield, situated so near New York and on the Sound, was in constant danger. In 1777 some of her men, led by Abraham Gold, repelled an attack of the British on the New York border at Ridgefield. The town was thrown into mourning by the death of Colonel Gold, uncle to Talcott. On July 7th and 8th appeared the British under Tryon —       it was a part of their planned raid upon the Connecticut coast —       effected a landing, and burned the villages of Fairfield and Greens Farms. All but half a dozen houses were destroyed. They numbered 87 dwellings, 67 barns, 48 stores, 2 school houses, 1 county house, 2 meeting houses, and 1 Episcopal church. The account of it is one of the vivid spots in Dwight's poem of Greenfield Hill. The young soldier Talcott could hardly have been inactive in days like these, yet tradition gives no account of him. The only approach to an anecdote from his own lips is found in these words to my grandmother: "When I was a young man, I followed the sea." Grandmother knew him well in the days when he had become venerable in white beard. "The handsomest man I ever knew," was her comment; yet he appears not to have been at all above the average in size. Grandmother, it is true, was not a great retailer of anecdote; Uncle Sam was the storehouse of family lore; unfortunately no one now living seems to recall more than the fact. It was on April 27th that Colonel Gold was killed at Ridgefield.
conveyed


GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Junius Declose Galt
died 39 years ago today in 1972 at age 79 in Breckenridge, Texas.  Junius is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father, 1st cousin 4 times removed, Thomas Resin Galt's mother is Mary Ann Brown the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of the aforementioned Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan Gold
is 241 years old today, born in 1770.  Of the 4 Nathan Golds in our line, this one is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of the aforementioned Talcott Gold.  Does anyone else find it the least bit interesting that so many people in the same family either died or were born on September 30th?

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Cotton
died 324 years ago today in 1687 at the age of 30 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.  There are 10 Thomas Cottons and variations of the spelling in our family line.  This one is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of the Rev, John Cotton who married Mary Marie Stowe in Concord, Mass. in 1666.  They begot Samuel Cotton in 1676 and he married Experience Hall in February of 1716.  They begot William Cotton in 1720 and William married Rebeckah Ward in Middletown, CT September, 22 1742.  They begot another Thomas Cotton in 1764, this one is the boys' 6th great-grandfather who married Anna Hubbard in 1787 and begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold on May 6, 1811 and she is the daughter of Talcott Gold.  Full circle.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Clark
is 295 years old today, born in 1716.  Rebecca is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Her mother is Sarah Stowe, the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed whose father is Samuel Stowe, the boys' 9th great- granduncle, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton in Concord, Massachusetts around 1666.  They begot 6 children with the 4th being Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandfather. Samuel married Experience Hall on February 28, 1716 in Middletown, Connecticut.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Venis Pauline Naugher
is 117 years old today, born in 1894.  Venis is Tara and Calum's Great-grandaunt, the sister of  Horace Savage Naugher, Tara and Calum's great-grandfather.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Sarah F. Savage
died 115 years ago today in 1896.  Sarah is the wife of Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, David Bell Stewart, the brother of 3rd great-grandmother, Frances Matilda Stewart.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Nellie Chambers
is 102 years old today, born in 1909.  Nellie is Ella's great-grandmother.  Nellie married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot 9 Hulgan children with Duard Robert Hulgan being the youngest.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/McMURTRY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Samuel McMurtry and Jane Martin's
anniversary number 249 is today.  They were married in 1762 when he was 18 and she was just 12 years old, in Augusta county Virginia.  I know the spelling is wrong here, but this is the way the records go.  Until I find out differently I'll stick to this.  Samuel and Jane are the kids' 7th great-grandparents.  They begot 6 children with the first being John McMurtry who married Sarah Anderson and they begot William M. McMurrey.  Note the spelling change.  William married Betsie sometime around 1840 and they begot 13 children with William M. McMurrey, Jr. being the 1st born around 1849.  This is the William that married Lucy Ann Kelley in 1873 and they begot 11 children with Ida Jane McMurrey being the 3rd born.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and they begot 8 children with the 3rd born being Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John F. Mayne
is 160 years old today, born in 1851.  John is the kids' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of 4th great-grandfather, William Paul Mayne


MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sidney Thomas Meyer and Carolynn Jewell Ibester's
50th anniversary is today, married in 1961.  Sidney is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His father is 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Arthur Herman Meyer whose father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer and whose mother is 3rd cousin 5 times removed, Stella Irene Barnett.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Meet the family for September 29, 2011

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Tara Modesa Naugher
is 29 years old today, born in 1982.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TAPPIN/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Tappin
is 349 years old today, born in 1662.   Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Ward, Sr. in Middletown, CT and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. in 1684.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Earnest
is 178 years old today, born in 1833.  Betty is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the 1/2 sister of Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  Elizabeth's mother is Rebecca Blunt, the 2nd wife of Jacob A. Earnest our next contestant.  Rachel's mother was his 1st wife, Elizabeth Sims.  That's the 3rd or 4th time I've noticed a child being named for a previous wife.  Seems strange to me.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob A. Earnest
died 169 years ago today in 1842 at age 63 in Hancock county, IL.  Jacob is the boys' 5th great-grandfather and the husband of both Rebecca Blunt and Elizabeth Sims.  Our line goes through Jacob and Elizabeth Sims' 7th child, Rachel Earnest, who married Resin D. Brown and begot Charlotte Brown, the mother of Lotti B. Ray.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Philibert Keith
died 197 years ago today in 1814 at age 77 in Bridgwater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Phil is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, the brother of Sylvia Keith, the boys' 7th great-grandmother who married Benjamin Walker in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Emery Cleveland
died 101 years ago today in 1910 at age 55.  William is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, John Fletcher Cleveland whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, born in 1788.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James R. West
died 125 years ago today in 1886 at age 24.  James is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PEELS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Savannah Peels
is 14 years old today, born in 1997.  Savannah is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  Her mother is Loucretia Brown, 1st cousin twice removed whoses father is Jerrel Thomas Brown, the kids' Great-granduncle and brother of their great-grandmother, Ella Ween Brown/MyerHappy birthday Savannah!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meet the family for September 28, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Walker
is 347 years old today, born in 1664.  Betty is the boys' 9th great grandaunt and 3rd cousin 11 times removed, via the Hopkins line.  She is the sister of Jabez Walker, the boys' 9th great-grandfather.

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Junius Galt
is 176 years old today, born in 1835.  James is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown, the sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and they begot Lotti B. Ray.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Georgia Ann E. Crow
is 137 years old today, born in 1874.  Georgia is Ella, Mason and Caitlyn's 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ella Mariah Crow, just 2 years older.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Johnny Wayne Hulgan
died 49 years ago today in 1962 at the age of 15 in a farm accident.  Johnny is Ella and Mason's granduncle, the brother of Duard Robert Hulgan.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meet the family for September 27, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Leland Smith
is 49 years old today, born in 1962.  David is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  He died in Germany in 1982 at age 19.  He has living brothers and sisters, also the boys' 5th cousins.  His father is living, the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed, and his mother is Diane Carol Mousseau.  David's Grandfather is Arnot Mathew Smith, the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed born in 1889 in NY and died in Bath, NY in 1966.  His mother is Waite L. Cleveland, the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Waite's father is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Morgan R. Cleveland.  Morgan's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton the sister of Ira Cotton, both from Middletown, CT.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jerusha Ruea Tillinghast Cleveland
is 148 years old today, born in 1863.  Jerusha is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 6 times removed, John Fletcher Cleveland whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of Ira Cotton.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jennie Grace Stanford
died 10 years ago today in 2001 at age 102 in Villa Grove, IL where she was born in 1898.  Jennie is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and their 2nd cousin 3 times removed via James Kenley and Mary Jane Gill.  Jennie's father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

KNOWLES/HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/KNOWLES
Heather Leigh Hulgan-Knowles
is 28 years old today, born in 1983.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!  Heather is the mother of Mason.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PAYNE/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lou Dovie Payne
is 89 years old today, born in 1922.  Lou is the second wife of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, Grover Cleveland McMurrey.  She died in 1996 in Piedmont, Alabama.  Grover is the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley, the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ROTHROCK/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Roxanna Rothrock
is 124 years old today, born in 1887. Roxanna Got Rocks we used to call her is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Joshua Hugh Wooden.  Joshua and Roxanna are the parents of John Robert Wooden, the fabled basketball coach at UCLA and the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Meet the family for September 26, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Stanford
is 257 years old today, born in 1754.  Abe is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and the end of the Stanford line as I know it.  He married Elizabeth and begot John T. Stanford in 1782.  John married Bathsheba Austin Emmott and they begot 4 children with Isaac Austin Stanford being the last born.  Isaac, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, married Catherine Kneff October 8, 1835 in Tippecanoe, Indiana when she was just 15 years old.  They begot 12 children with David Stanford being the second born when his mother was just 17 years old.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John B. Meyer
died 65 years ago today in 1946. John is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GAINES/WARNER/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gaines
died 270 years ago today in 1741 at the age of 28 in Portland, Middlesex, CT.  John is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Susannah Warner.  Susan's mother is Susannah Hall the sister of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susannah Hall
is 322 years old today, born in 1689.  Susannah, the sister of Experience Hall, married Samuel Warner in Middletown, CT December 13, 1712 and they begot Susannah Warner in 1717.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Marsh Powers
is 159 years old today, born in 1852.  Julia is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th gret-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Martin
died 129 years ago today in 1882 at the age of 74 in Habersham county, GA.  John is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandfather. He married Matilda Priscilla Goode in Hall county, GA June 16, 1833 and begot 4 children, with Delila Caroline Martin being the 2nd one.  Delila married William H. West in Hall county August 29, 1850 and begot 5 children, with Sarah Matilda West being the second child of a second child.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Jefferson West
is 159 years old today, born in 1852. John is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the aforementioned Sarah Matilda West.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GILBERT/REEVES/WOODEN
Leslie Ann Gilbert
is 26 years old today, born in 1985.  Leslie is Steve's 2nd cousin.  Her mother is Cynthia Fay Reeves, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Cynthia's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Meet the family for September 25, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Henry Kenley
died 127 years ago today in 1884 at the age of 73 in Clay IL. Henry is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of James S. Kenley who married Mary Jane Gill and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Amanda Jane Kenley the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and first wife of David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley the boys' 3rd great-grandmother and 2nd wife of David Stanford.

COTTON/
WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lucy Powers Jaeger
is 141 years old today, born in 1870.  Lucy always seems to pop up.  She is the boys' 1/2 3rd cousin 3 times removed. Her mother is Helen Altana Powers, 1/2 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks, 1/2 1st cousin 5 times removed whose father is David Bradley Banks, 1/2 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of 4th great-grandfather Samuel Cheney Cotton.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Meet the family for September 24, 2011

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

GARDEN/BAGLEY/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Atkinson Garden and Sallie Mildred Bagley's
74 anniversary is today, married in 1937 when she was 27.  Sallie is Andrew and Bryan's Grandaunt.  She is the sister of Sudie Seay Bagley who married Edward McPhail Bridgforth and are the boys' grandparents.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GILBERT/REEVES/WOODEN
James Alfred Gilbert III
is 25 years old today, born in 1966.  James is Steve's 2nd cousin.  His mother is Cynthia Fay Reeves, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Cynthia's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle and brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr.  Steve's Grandfather.

BLACKBURN/REEVES/WOODEN
John Bedford Blackburn III
is 30 years old today, born in 1981.  John is Steve's 1st cousin. His mother is Alisa Annette Reeves, the sister of Steve's mother, Mittie Marie Reeves.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Caldwell Hulgan
died 57 years ago today in 1954 at the age of 61. John is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  John's father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle.  Stephan's father is George Washington Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather and John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather is Stephan's brother.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOETTER/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Mildred L. Goetter
is 87 years old today, born in 1924.  Mildred is the wife of Steve's great-granduncle, John W. Steible who is the brother of Steve's great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

HUTCHINS/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Roda Carrie Hutchins
died 22 years ago today in 1989 at the age of 82 in Ocala Florida.  Roda is the wife of the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, Robert Franklin Mayne.  Robert is the brother of Donie Mae Mayne.   Robert and Roda begot Vernon W. Mayne and Hugh E. Mayne.

SANDERS/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Sarah Alice Sanders
is 131 years old today, born in 1880.  Sarah is the wife of the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Earnest N. Crow, born in Tennessee August 2, 1882.  Earnest's father is Isaac Allen Crow, Jr. the brother of John Christopher Crow the kids' 4th great-grandfather who married Mary Jane Cothern and  together begot 11 Crow children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WESSON/ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Young Wesson
is 72 years old today, born in 1939.  Thomas is the husband of the boys' 5th cousin once removed, Diane Rosentreter.

BLUNT/EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecca Blunt
is 217 years old today, born in 1794.  Rebecca is the 2nd wife of the boys' 5th great-grandfather, Jacob A. Earnest.  Jacob and Rebecca had 2 children Elizabeth and Jacob.  Interestingly, Jacob's first wife was Elizabeth Sims.  They had 9 children together and one was named Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William F. McCaw Johnson
died 28 years ago today at the age of supposedly 111 in Tippicanoe, IN.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his wife Nora Catherine Moore is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  There is something fishy with this whole line.  I'll get back to you.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Meet the family for September 23, 2011

HOSLER-FAMILY LINE

HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ella Marie Hosler
is 3 years old today, can you believe it?  Born on this day in 2008.  Happy birthday Ella.  Ella is Mason's 1st cousin and Caitlyn's 2nd cousin.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David S. Stanford
died 67 years ago today at age 25 in Black Forest, El Pase Colorado in 1944.  David is the boys' 2nd cousin twice removed.  His parents Clara McKown and the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, William David Stanford.  William's father is William Henry Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ernest William Rosentreter and Dorothy Greenleaf Davies'
68th anniversary is today, married in 1943 in Polk, Florida.  He was 30 and she was 28.    Ernest is the boys' 4th cousin twice removed.  His mother is Lucy Powers Jaeger, the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Lucy's 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.  Helen's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother Sally Gold.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nathan Gold
died 250 years ago today in 1761 at the age of 71 in Fairfield, CT.  There are 4 Nathan Golds in our family tree.  This Nathan is the boys' 8th great-granduncle the brother of Samuel Gold.  Interesting to note that Nathan and the next person John Gold, his brother died on the same day 5 years apart.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Gold
died 245 years ago today in 1766 at the age of 78 in Fairfield, Connecticut. John is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Gold, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.

BURGESS/LITTLE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Charles Burgess
died 38 years ago today in 1973 at the age of 52 in Canaseraga, New York.  He is the husband of 2nd cousin twice removed, Phyllis Adele Little whose mother is 1st cousin 3 times removed, Hazel Cotton the daughter of 2nd great-granduncle, George Ira Cotton, the brother of 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Grover Cleveland McMurrey
died 34 years ago today in 1977 at the age of 86 in Gadsden, Alabama.  Grover is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Harold Wallace Meyer died 4 years ago today in 2007.  Harold is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed, whose father is Charles Meyer, 2nd cousin 3 times removed, whose father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, John B. Meyer, the son of 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
James D. Savage
is 139 years old today, born in 1872.  James is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed, whose father is 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Payne Savage, the brother of Frances Marion Savage, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Robert Russell Savage
is 180 years old today, born in 1831.  Robert is the oldest brother of Frances Marion Savage and Thomas Payne Savage.  Robert was the first born of the 14 children born to James Payne Savage and Sarah Melissa Whitlock, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandparents.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

LUTTRELL/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Luttrell
died 131 years ago today in 1880 at the age of 78 in Dekalb, Alabama.  John is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandfather who married Clarissa Harlow White and begot Dialtha Almeda Luttrell in 1829.  Dialtha married George Washington Hulgan June 8th, 1848 in Knox county, Tennessee and begot John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meet the family for September 22, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

THOMPSON/BRADLEY/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Thompson
is 357 years old today, born in 1654.  Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother who married Abraham Bradley and begot Esther Bradley in 1695.  Esther married Samuel Gold in December of 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in December of 1754 and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents and the parents of Talcott Gold.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joshua Brown
died 148 years ago today in 1863 at the age of 71 in Sangamon IL.  Josh is the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Nancy Wilcher in September of 1812 and begot Resin D. Brown in 1813.  Resin married Rachel Earnest in May of 1834 and begot 12 children, the 4th being Charlotte Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother and mother of Lotti B. Ray.

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Earnest died
180 years ago today in 1831 at the age of 21.  Robert is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Rachel Earnest, the boys' 4th great-grandmother who married Resin D. Brown in May of 1834.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Cotton and Rebeckah Ward's
269th anniversary is today, married in 1742 when he was 22 and she was 19.  They are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  William is the son of Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall and Rebeckah is the daugher of Thomas Ward, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham.  They begot 6 children, the last one being Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard in October of 1787 and begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold on May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILDMANN/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Louisa Wildmann
died 53 years ago today in 1958 at the age of 79 in East St. Louis, IL.  Louisa is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother, the mother of Al Steible who married Lola Everhart and begot Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden.

MOORKAMP/STEIBLE/WOODEN
William Bernard Moorkamp and Eugenia (Virginia) Ernestine Steible's
83 anniversary is today, married in 1928 when she was 18.  Virginia is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of Al Steible

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ellen M. Sims
is 152 years old today, born in 1859.  Ellen is Steve's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her father is 4th great-granduncle, Charles Fulton Sims, the brother of 4th great-grandfather Dryden Sims.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays October 18, 1837 in Fayette, West Virginia and they begot 4 children, the last of which was Thomas Nuton Sims who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and are the parents of Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GRANTLAND/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Thomas Edward Grantland
is 192 years old today, born in 1819.  Tom is Steve's 4th great-grandfather who married Emaline Breeding and begot Martha Demaris Grantland in 1849.  Martha married John Thomas Garrison in February of 1870 in Morgan, AL and begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Sam married Lula May McCutcheon in Morgan, AL on December 27, 1905 and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr in June of 1932 and begot John, Jr. in 1935.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Meet the family for September 21, 2011

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Ella Mariah Crow
is 135 years old today, born in 1876.  Ella Mariah is Ella Marie's and Mason's 3rd great-grandmother.  Interesting that the Ella's were born just a couple of days apart.

CROWN/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Leonard Christopher Crow
is 121 years old today, born in 1890.  Leonard is Ella Mariah's brother and Ella Marie's and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle. Ella and her brother Leonard were born on the same day 14 years apart.

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John F. Mayne died 131 years ago today in 1880.  John is the kids' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of William Paul Mayne who married Ella Higgins November 28, 1874 and are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Bradley Myer
is 58 years old today, born in 1953.  Bradley is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, his father is Joseph Dedrich "J.D." Myer who is the brother of the kids' great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRADLEY!!!!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ephraim Keith and Sarah Washburn's
279th anniversary is today, married in 1732, he was 25 and she was 23. They are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  They begot Sylvia Keith in 1735 and she married Benjamin Walker in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.

FURNIS/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Polly Furnis
died 191 years ago today in 1820 at age 36.  Polly is the first wife of the boys' 4th great-grandfather Thomas Ray.  That make him the 1/2 brother of Thomas B. Ray who married Charlotte Brown and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REIFF/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Rodney Allen Reiff
is 66 years old today, born in 1945. Rodney is Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  His mother is Steve's great-grandaunt, Lillian Ruth Everhart, the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Meet the family for September 20, 2011

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Hoyt McMurrey and Ruby Floyd's 88th anniversary
is today, married in 1923.  Hoyt was 23 years old.  Hoyt is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, who married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Donna Denise Meyer is 67 years old today, born in 1944.  Donna is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed, the daughter of Benjamin Barnett Meyer, the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Ben's parents are 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer and 3rd cousin 5 times removed, Stella Irene Barnett.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FREEMAN/McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ida Freeman
is 102 years old today, born in 1909.  She died at age 63 in Lafayette, In in 1973.  Ida is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, John Frank McCaw.  John's father is William F. McCaw Johnson, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and John's mother is Nora Catherine Moore, the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  William's father is Abraham Johnson who probably adopted William.

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Lincoln McCaw
died 42 years ago today at age 59 in Lafayett, Indiana.  Robert is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is the same as Ida's husband John.  In fact they are brothers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall
is 363 years old today, born in 1648.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Hall, the boys' 9th great-grandfather who married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot Experience Hall in 1684.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HINSON/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Leonard Frank Hinson
is 99 years old today, born in 1912.  Leonard is the husband of Steve's great-grandaunt, Edna Belle Everhart, who married Leonard and begot Jo Ann Hinson, Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Edna is the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY TREE

CHANDLEY/REEVES/WOODEN
Martha Ann Chandley
is 79 years old today, born in 1932.  Martha is the wife of Steve's granduncle, Donald Boyd Reeves, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nelvin Wooden
died 15 years ago today in 1996 at age 88 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Nelvin is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Harvey Houston Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Meet the family for September 19, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SCOTT/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Adella Electra Scott
is 157 years old today, born in 1854.  Adella is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed and their 9th cousin 5 times removed, via the Hopkins.  Adella's mother is Laura Phelps Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  Laura's older sister is Almira Walker, the daughter of Cady R. Walker and Electa Sparks, making Almira the boys' 4th great-grandmother when she marries Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834.

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Helen Jaeger
died 46 years ago today, in 1965 at age 83 in Oregon, Ohio.  Julia is the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Her 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, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their mother, Sally Gold.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cynthia Ann Johnson
is 167 years old today, born in 1844.  Cynthia is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Amanda Johnson, who married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1862.

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Le Fevre
died 115 years ago today in 1896 at age 76 in Sullivan, MO.  Daniel is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre, who married James Johnson and begot the aforementioned Amanda Johnson the sister of Cynthia Ann Johnson.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HARKRIDER/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Elisa Jane Harkrider
died 94 years ago today in 1917 at age 88 in Alabama.  Elisa is the wife of the kids' 4th great-granduncle Abram Houston Starling, the brother of Wiley B. Starling the kids' 4th great-grandfather who married Augusta A. Powers and begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

GOODE/WEBB/MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Richard Goode and Phoebe Webb's
203rd anniversary is today, married in 1808 in Rutherford, Polk, NC he at age 25 and she at age 20.  They are Ella and Mason's 6th great-grandparents.  They begot Matilda Priscilla Goode in 1810 and she married John Martin in 1833 in Hall, GA.  They begot Delila Caroline Martin in 1834 and she married William H. West in 1850 in Hall, GA.  They begot Sarah Matilda West, Ella's 3rd great-grandmother who married John Henry Chambers in Hall on December 24, 1871.  They begot Noah Benjamin Chambers, who married Dellia Keever and begot Nellie Chambers who married, Cecil Robert Hulgan.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lela Everhart
is 107 years old today, born in 1904.  Lela is the oldest of the Everhart clan born to Elmer Elsworth Everhart and Margret Izora Sims and is Steve's Great-grandaunt.  Lela's sister is Lola Ray Everhart, Steve's Great-grandmother.  Lela married Ray Billen and begot Barbara Billen and Anita Billen, Steve's 1st cousins twice removed.  Barbara Billen married James Certich and Anita married a man named Entzwiller.

NAUGLE/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
George Godfrey Naugle
is 137 years old today, born in 1874.  George is Steve's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Elizabeth Abegail Everhart, Steve's 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of, 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Everhart, the father of Elmer Elsworth Everhart et al.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Evelyn Naugher
died 61 years ago today in 1950 at the age of 50.  Evelyn is Tara and Calum's 4th cousin twice removed.  Her father is 3rd cousin 3 times removed, Henery Alfred Naugher whose father is 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Richard Henry Naugher whose father is 1st cousin 5 times removed, John Naugher whose father is 4th great-granduncle, Jack Naugher from Ireland, the brother of Joseph Naugher, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Meet the family for September 19, 2011

HULGAN-FAMILY TREE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
George Darius Hulgan
died 44 years ago today in 1967 at the age of 82 in DeKalb, AL. George is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.

BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Minnie Gertrude Burt
is 110 years old today, born in 1901.  Minnie is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed and her 2nd cousin 4 times removed, via John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Minnie's mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt the sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

ELLIOTT/REEDY/NAUGHER
Jane Elliott
died 148 years ago today in 1863 at the age of 61 in Cherokee, AL.  Jane is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandmother.  Jane married William Reedy and begot Mary Ann Reedy, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother who married Robert Marion Naugher and they begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GADDY/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lyndell Evie Gaddy
died 24 years ago today in 1987 at the age of 79 in Lubbock, Texas. Lyndell is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Thomas Martin Galt.  Thomas' father is Thomas Resin Galt, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Charlottle Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti Ray, the boy's 2nd great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Cotton
is 291 years old today, born in 1720.  Bill is the boys' 7th great-grandfather, the son of Experience Hall and Samuel Cotton.  Bill married Rebeckah Ward in Middletown, Ct September 22, 1742 and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira is the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

SANDERS/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Deborah Emmaline Sanders
died 57 years ago today in 1954 at the age of 85 in Wellston, Lincoln, Oklahoma.  Deborah is the wife of the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed, Jasper Lee Crow.  Jasper's father is Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the kids' 4th great-granduncle, brother of John Christopher Crow, the kids' 4th great-grandfather and father of Ella Mariah Crow.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Meet the family for September 17, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jeremiah Walker
is 309 years old today, born in 1702.  Jeremiah is the boys' 8th great-grandfather and their 4th cousin 10 times removed, via the Hopkins line.  Jeremiah married Esther Tomlin October 13, 1724 in Needham, Middlesex, Massachusetts and later begot 4 children.  Jeremiah must have been a real piece of work.  He married Ester when he was 22 and she was 13.  They had their first child when she was 15 and as far as I can tell, they got divorced some time before 1756 when he married Elizabeth Small age 20 (he was then 53).  Elizabeth bore 2 more children for Mr. Walker.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses S. Naugher
is 91 years old today, born in 1920.  Moses is Tara and Calum's grandfather.  The father of Brent, Connie and Rhonda Naugher.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946.  He died May 3, 2003 in Centre, AL.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SWIFT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Leola O. Swift
is 93 years old today, born in 1918.  Leola is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin twice removed, Kenneth Wendell Wooden whose father is Leroy Oliver "Roy" Wooden the brother of Walter William Wooden, Sr., the boys' great-grandfather.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Meet the family for September 16, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles B. Brown
is 158 years old today, born in 1853.  Charles is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown who is the mother of Lotti Ray, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Wakeman
is 373 years old today, born in 1638.  Betty is the boys' 10th great-grandaunt and their 2nd cousin 12 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  Her mother is Elizabeth Hopkins the daughter of William Hopkins who is the brother of Stephen Hopkins, the boys' 12th great-grandfather from the Mayflower.

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oceanus Hopkins
is 391 years old today, born on the high seas aboard the Mayflower in 1620.  The only child born on the trip. Oceanus is the boys' 11th great-granduncle and their 1st cousin 13 times removed, via his grandparents, Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  Oceanus died in Plymouth, Mass. on June 1, 1627 at only 6 years 9 months old.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SMELLEY/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John Smelley
died 247 years ago today in 1764 at age 30.  John is the kids' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Robert Smelley, the kids' 8th great-grandfather.  I don't know who he married but they begot Elizabeth Smelley who married Abraham Starling in 1755.  They begot Abraham Starling, Jr. in 1758.  Abraham is the kids' 6th great-grandfather.  He married Charlotte Heart and the begot John Starling in 1804.  John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and they begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers and they begot Alice Cora Starling in 1878.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.

CARRUTH/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lori Carruth
is 34 years old today, born in 1977.  Lori is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  Her father is 1st cousin twice removed, L. J. Carruth, the son of Leonard F. "Junior" Carreth, Jr. and Great-grandaunt, Melba Cora Myer, the sister of Great-grandfather, Roland Max "Dick" Myer.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lillie May Stanford
is 115 years old today, born in 1896.  Lillie is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her 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 the brother of David Stanford.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Oscar Routh Brown
is 149 years old today, born in 1862 in GA.  Oscar is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  He married Ella Mariah Crow  then begot Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar Thomas Brown married the kids' 2nd great-grandmother, Donie Mae Mayne in 1936.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meet the family for September 15, 2011

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
David Bell Stewart
is 161 years old today, born in 1850.  David is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Matilda Steward who married Frances Marion Savage, and are Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandparents.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BREEDING/GRANTLAND/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Emaline Breeding
is 185 years old today, born in 1826.  Emaline is Steve's 4th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Edward Grantland and begot Martha Demaris Grantland in 1849.  Martha married John Thomas Garrison February 24, 1870 in Morgan, AL and begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Sam married Lula May McCutcheon December 27, 1905 in Morgan county, AL and begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, AL and begot Steve's grandfather, John Jr. in 1935.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Mary Barbara (Marie) Steible
is 97 years old today, born in 1914.  Marie is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of Steve's Great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible, born in 1908.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Meet the family for September 14, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abel Gold
is 284 years old today, born in 1727. Abel is the boys' 7th great-grandfather and also their 5th cousin 9 times removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole and  their 3rd cousin 9 times removed via John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins.  Abel married Ellen Burr and begot 11 children between them.  Ellen died a day after giving birth to her last child, Hannah Gold on June 17th, 1777 in Fairfield CT.  Abel married Amelia Silliman the next year and they had one more child in 1779, Sally Gold.  The third child born to Abel and Ellen was Talcott Gold, the boys' 6th great-grandfather and the father of another Sally Gold in 1782.  That Sally later married Ira Cotton and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally Ann Cotton
died 127 years ago today in 1884 at the age of 71 in Appleton City, MO. Interestingly, Sally Gold and Ira Cotton gave birth to 2 children, the first being Sally Ann Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  She was born in Delaware, NY met and married the Deacon, Franklin Taylor and begot 3 children with him.  Ira Cotton Taylor, Mary Jane Taylor and Henry Taylor.  The good Deacon died in 1844 and Sally married his brother, Doctor, Preston Taylor.  Sally had one more child with Preston, Ann Louise Taylor and before Sally died she moved to be with the rest of her family in Appleton City, MO where she died. Her daughter Mary Jane Taylor married Joel Pratt and they had at least 3 Pratt children, Henry, Garry and Alice, all the boys' 2nd cousins 4 times removed.  Sally and Preston's girl child, Ann Louise Taylor later married O. H. Jessup and Ann died on January 22, 1899.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles F. Brown
is 168 years old today, born in 1843.  Charles is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Charlotte Brown, who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 in Sangamon, IL.  Charlotte died 10 day's after giving birth to their only child, Charlotte B. Ray (Lotti) and Lotti later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and are the boys' Great-grandparents, the parents of Marie Antoinette Cotton who married the boys' great-grandfather, Walter William Wooden, Sr.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ernest M. Bennett
is 129 years old today, born in 1882.  Ernie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Ernie's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Cathy's older brother is the every present and ever productive, David Stanford, the boys' 3rd Great-grandfather, who is 21 years older than his sister Catherine.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Donald Boyd Reeves, Jr.
is 42 years old today, born in 1969.  Donald is Steve, Jr's 1st cousin once removed.  He is the son of Steve's granduncle, Donald Boyd Reeves, Sr. Donald Sr. is the brother of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr. the father of Steve's mother, Mittie Marie Reeves.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Mary Elizabeth Naugher
is 82 years old today, born in 1929.  Mary is Tara and Calum's grandaunt, the sister of  Tara and Calum's Grandfather, Moses S. Naugher who is the father of Tara and Calum's father, Brent Stewart Naugher. 

BROWN-FAMILY LINE

ANDREWS/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jerrel Thomas Brown and Nancy Andrews'
49th anniversary is today, married in 1962 when he was 20 and she was 19 years old.  Jerrel is the kids' great-granduncle, the brother of Ella Ween Brown.  Nancy and Jerrel begot 4 children, Yolanda, Tarrel, Mitch and Loucretia, all the kids' 1st cousins twice removed.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REYNOLDS/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Owen Wooden and Viola Reynold's
124th anniversary is today, married in 1887 in Runnels, Texas when he was 28 and she was 20 years old. Isaac is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is Abraham Wooden, 1st cousin 6 times removed, the son of John Wooden and Lucy Souther with John being the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Meet the family for September 13, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Ethilinda Stanford
is 144 years old today, born in 1867. Cathy is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford.  Also the niece of her father's sister, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford who shares her name.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Charlie Hubert Dobbs
is 109 years old today, born in 1902.  Charles is the husband of Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed, Minnie Gertrude Burt.  Minnie's mother is Lillie Jane Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Glen Moore
is 115 years old today, born in 1896.  James is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Mary Frances Jones, the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Mary's mother is Maranda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, sister of Amanda and Maranda Johnson.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Marietta Mary Stewart
is 165 years old today, born in 1846.  Marietta is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Frances Matilda Stewart, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother.  Their parents are John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Bradley
is 292 years old today, born in 1719.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is John Bradley, the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of Gershom Bradley, the boy's 8th great-grandfather.  Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and they begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  Sarah married David Barlow II and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna married Talcott Gold in 1782 and they are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.

HAWKINS/JENNINGS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Willie Belle Dorsett
died 12 years ago today in 1999 at age 76 in Fort Payne, AL.  Willie Belle is Caitlyn's great-grandmother.  Willie Belle married Troy Hawkins on Christmas day, December 25, 1944 on Round Mountain, Cherokee, Alabama.  They begot Jimmy Dale Hawkins and Brenda Hawkins.  Jimmy Dale married Beverly Joan Myer around 1979 in Cherokee, AL and they begot Cristy Dale Hawkins in 1980.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings July 8, 2006 in Taff Springs, Alabama and they begot Caitlyn Belle Jennings June 10, 2009 in Ft. Payne. Al.  Caitlyn Belle later married a prince and lived happily ever after.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Louize Caldona Starling
is 137 years old today, born in 1846.  Louize is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Alice Cora Starling, their 3rd great-grandmother.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Meet the family for September 12, 2011

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

MAXEY/NAUGHER
Cathy Joy Maxey
is 50 years old today, born in 1961. Cathy is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  Her mother is Anna Ruth Naugher, Tara and Calum's grandaunt, the sister of Moses S. Naugher.  Happy birthday Cathy.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clarence LeRoy Stanford
is 118 years old today, born in 1893.  As with many of our family, Clarence is related in two ways.  He is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, via the relationship with David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley, David's first wife. Also he is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, via James S. Kenley, Nancy's father and Mary Jane Gill his wife.

STANFORD/WISHARD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Oliver Kaufman Wishard and Catherine Ethilinda Stanford's
125th anniversary is today, married in 1886, he at 27 and she at age 18 in Tuscola, Ill. Catherine is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Margaret Jennie Stanford, who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the parents of Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ROSENTRETER/JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ernest William Rosentreter
is 98 years old today, born in 1913.  Ernest is the boys' 4th cousin twice removed and their 12th cousin twice removed, via Nicholas Hopkins and Mary Poole.  Ernest's mother is Lucy Powers Jaegar, the boys' 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  Lucy's mother is Helen Altana Powers, the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  Helen's mother is Lydia Ann Banks the boys' first cousin 5 times removed.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 1/2 4th great-granduncle, the 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, the boys' 4th great-grandfather, via their mother Sally Gold and her second marriage to Ira Cotton.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Howard Powers
is 143 years old today, born in 1868.  William is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, his mother is the aforementioned Lydia Ann Banks, the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed. That makes William the brother of the aforementioned Helen Altana Powers. 

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
George Ira Cotton
died 81 years ago today in 1930 at age 62 in Friendship, New York.  George is the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Samuel Hazelitt Cotton, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather and the husband of Lotti B. Ray.  They are the parents of Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden, Sr.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Emery Cleveland
is 156 years old today, born in 1855.  Bill is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is John Fletcher Cleveland, 1st cousin 6 times removed, whose mother is Nancy Ann Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and sister of 5th great-grandfather, Ira Cotton, born in 1788

SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Shirley
died 441 years ago today in 1570 at age 37 in Staunton Harlold, Leicestershire, England and is interned at Breedon On the Hill.  John is the boys' 12th great-granduncle, the brother of 12th great-grandmother, Elizabeth Shirley, who married Thomas Cotton, Esq. and begot Andrew Cotton.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-KNOWLES-HOSLER
Nathan Thomas Barnett
died 126 years ago today in 1885.  Nathan is the kids' 2nd cousin 6 times removed.  His father is Benjamin Harrison Barnett, 1st cousin 7 times removed whose father is 6th great-granduncle, Benjamin Johnson Barnett, the brother of 6th great-grandfather, David Barnett, born in Virginia in 1776.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Meet the family for Sepember 11, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eleanor Johnson
died 153 years ago today in 1858 at the age of 90 in Cornwall, CT.  Eleanor is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed, Capt., Benjamin Gold.  Ben's father is the Rev., Hezekiah Gold, Jr. and his father is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold, the brother of Samuel Gold, the boys' 8th great-grandfather who married Esther Bradley in December of 1716 and begot Able Gold the father of Talcott Gold.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lorenzo Dow Cleveland
is 194 years old today, born in 1875.  Lor is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Nancy Ann Cotton, the sister of  Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Fenner
is 386 years old today, born in 1625.  William is the boys' 10th great-granduncle and the brother of their 10th great grandmother, Phoebe Fenner.  William was born in Surrey England and died in Providence, Rhode Island.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Johnson
died 126 years ago today, in 1885 at the age of 82 in Harrison, IN.  James is the boys' 4th great-grandfather who married Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre in 1824 and begot Amanda Johnson and Maranda Johnson in 1833.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Talley Chambers
died 136 years ago today in 1875 at the age of 4 months. James is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
William Bagley Bridgforth
died 7 years ago today in 2004 at the age of 66 in Kenbridge, Virginia.  William is Andrew and Bryan's uncle, the brother of their father, John Baskerville Bridgforth.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
John F. Barnett
is 188 years old today, born in 1823.  John is the kids' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Abel M. Barnett, the kids 5th great-grandfather.  John was the 12th child of the 15 born to David Barnett and Sarah Phillips in Oglethorpe, Georgia.   Abel was the 8th born, ten years younger than John.  Abel married Rachel Meadows of Oglethorpe and they begot 9 children, with David A Barnett being the first born in 1833.  David the kids' 4th great-grandfather, married Jane C. and they begot 7 children with Lucy E. Barnett being the first born in 1858.  There were 5 girls and 2 boys in that family.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer around 1875 and they begot 6 children before he was killed in Winterville Georgia April 11, 1889.

BUTLER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Jimmy Rogers Butler is 67 years old today, born in 1844. Jimmy is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed, the son of Nena Mildred Myer, the kids Great-grandaunt.  Jimmy died in April of 2002.  He was married to Judith Helen Parrot and they have 3 boys, John Christopher Rogers "Chris" Butler (1968-), Stephen Todd Butler (1970-) and Michael Scott Butler (1973) all are the kids' 2nd cousins once removed.  Stephen Todd Butler has a son, Stephen Paul Butler (1988-) who is the kids' 3rd cousin.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCARTY/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Sabina Hester McCarty
is 168 years old today, born in 1843.  Sabina is the wife of Steve's 3rd great-granduncle, William H. H. Sims who is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Nuton Sims.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier March 15, 1878 in Appleton City, Missouri and begot Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandmother in 1883.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Meet the family for September 10, 2011

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REIFF/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Reiff
is 105 years old today, born in 1906.  Charles is the husband of Steve's Great-grandaunt, Lillian Ruth Everhart, the sister of Lola Ray Everhart.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elisha Ward
is 302 years old today born in 1709.  Elisha is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt, the sister of Rebeckah Ward, the boys' 7th great grandmother who married William Cotton.  Elisha was the first born to Thomas Ward, Jr. and Rebecka Birnham but didn't live long, she died April 18, 1710 at just 7 months old.

BIRNHAM/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Rebecka Birnham
is 326 years old today, born in 1685 at age 38 in Middletown, CT.  Interesting that Rebecka was born on the same day as her first child, the aforementioned Elisha Ward.

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Monroe Brown
died 141 years ago today in 1870 at age 50 in Silver Mountain, Alpine, CA. James is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Resin D. Brown who married Rachel Earnest and begot Charlotte Brown, the mother of Lotti Ray.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Christopher Crow
is 173 years old today, born in 1838.  John is the kids' 4th great-grandfather.  He married Mary Jane Cothern on May 2, 1872 and begot 11 children, the 3rd being Ella Mariah Crow in 1876.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

POWERS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/
HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Augusta Ann Powers died 107 years ago today in 1904.  Ann is the kids' 4th great-grandmother.  She married William B. "Wiley Starling December 31, 1854 in Chattooga county Georgia.  They begot 11 children with Alice Cora Starling being the last born.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and they begot 7 children with Cora Augusta Edge being the 2nd born in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot 11 more children with Roland Max Myer, the kids' great-grandfather, being the 7th born in 1932.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Wooden
died 91 years ago today in 1920 at the age of 86 in Carlisle Kentucky.  Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His father is 5th great-granduncle, John Wooden, the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Wooden.  Robert and John's parents are Robert Wooden, Sr. and Jane Barnhill.  Robert Jr. married Malinda Mahala Wilhoit in February of 1819 and begot 11 children with Andrew Jackson Wooden being the last born in 1833.  Andrew married Amanda Johnson in November of 1858 and begot 6 children.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Meet the family for September 9, 2011

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

ENNIS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Clyde Walter Ennis
died 60 years ago today in 1951 at the age of 54 in Birmingham, AL.  Clyde is the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is Mary Elizabeth Starling, the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Wiley B. Starling who married Augusta A. Powers and are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Alice Cora Starling who married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer, the kids' 2nd great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lucy Cotton
is 264 years old today, born in 1747.  Lucy is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt and unofficially the oldest lived member of our tree at 100.  She was born September 9, 1747 in Middletown, CT and died October 30, 1847 in Claridon, Ohio.  Lucy is the sister of Thomas Cotton, the boys' 6th great-grandfather who lived to be 92, born in Middletown March 26th, 1764 and died in Middletown, April 9, 1856.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard in Middletown on October 31, 1787 and they begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.

BATES/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lydia Bates
died 298 years ago today in 1713 at the age of 40 in Middletown, CT.  Lydia is the first wife of Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  She died as a result of birthing her last child, Ebenezer Cotton on or around this day in 1713.  Samuel later married Experience Hall.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall, Jr.
died 247 years ago today in 1764 at age 67 in Middletown, CT.  Sam is the boys' 8th great-granduncle and their 1st cousin 10 times removed.  Sam is the brother of Experience Hall and his mother is Phoebe Ward, the daughter of William Ward and Phoebe Fenner

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Pronce Sanford
died 69 years ago today in 1942.  One of the great names in the family.  Pronce is Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is Daniel Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather who married Mary Ann Reedy and begot Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ronnie L. Everhart
died 16 years ago today in 1995 at the age of 58 in Kansas City, Kansas.  Ronnie is Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed, the son of James Noel "Smokey" Everhart who is the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Samuel Lee Everhart
died 34 years ago today in 1977 in Travis Texas at the age of 90.  Samuel is Ronnie's uncle and Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of both Smokey Everhart and Elmer "Jughandle" Everhart.

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Rosa Lee Hawkins
is 118 years old today, born in 1893.  Rosa is Caitlyn Belle's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of James Atley "At" Hawkins, Belle's 2nd great-grandfather.  Rosa was the 5th born of 6 and "At" was the first born to James H. Hawkins and Eliza Jane "Jennie" Brown, Belle's 3rd great-grandparents.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Meet the family for September 8, 2011

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

INCE/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Frank Ince
is 126 years old today, born in 1885.  Frank is the husband of Steve's 2nd great-grandaunt, Rebecca Elizebeth Sims.  Rebecca's sister is Margret Izora Sims who married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart in 1906. 

BOZARTH/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Laura Bell Bozarth
is 114 years old today, born in 1897. Laura is the second wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, James Noel "Smokey" Everhart.  Smokey is the brother of Elmer "Jughandle" Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

JENNINGS/BECK/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Justin Jennings
is 35 years old today, born in 1976.  Justin is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed. His mother is Susan Beck who is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Susan's mother is Lelia Jane Myer, the kids' great-grandaunt and the sister of Roland Max Myer.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sarah E. Naugher
died 87 years ago today in 1924 at the age of 70 in Cherokee, AL. Sarah is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt, the sister of Moses Service Naugher, Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER
Henry Alfred Naugher
is 90 years old today, born in 1921. Henry is Tara and Calum's 4th cousin twice removed.  His father is Henery Alfred Naugher whose father is 2nd cousin 4 times removed, Richard Henry Naugher whose father is 1st cousin 5 times removed, John Naugher whose father is 4th great-granduncle, Jack Naugher, the brother of 4th great-grandfather, Joseph Naugher, born in Ireland January 18, 1790 he married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot 7 children with 3rd great-grandfather Robert Marion Naugher being the first born in 1821.  Robert Marion Naugher is the father of the aforementioned Moses Service Naugher.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Meet the family for September 7, 2011

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BEATTIE/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Joseph Roy Beattie
died 5 years ago today in 2006 at the age of 78 in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, CA.  Joe is Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  His mother is Catherine Wilhelmia (Minnie) Steible, the sister of Ceasar Alford Steible, Steve's Great-grandfather.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BIGHAM/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Leila Bigham
is 128 years old today, born in 1883.  Leila is the wife of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle, John Jovas Chambers, who is the brother of Noah Benjamin Chambers, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Sidney Merit Mayne
is 108 years old today, born in 1903.  Sid is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle.  He is the sister of Donie Mae Mayne.  Their parents are William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James R. Wooden
died 95 years ago today in 1916 in Iowa at the age of 95.  James is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden, their 3rd great-grandfather who married Amanda Johnson November 24, 1858 in Owen county, Indiana.  They begot 6 children with Joseph R. Wooden being the 1st born.  Joseph married Margaret Jennie Stanford and they begot Walter William Wooden, Sr. and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Henry Wooden
is 145 years old today, born in 1866.  John was born in Owensboro, Shelby, Kentucky and is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His father is first cousin 6 times removed, Abraham Wooden, the son of 5th great-granduncle, John Wooden who is the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Wooden.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Meet the family for September 6, 2011

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

ENNIS/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Clyde Walter Ennis
is 124 years old today, born in 1887. Clyde is the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed. His mother is Mary Elizabeth Starling, the kids' 4th great-grandaunt and the sister of Wiley B. Starling who married Augusta A. Powers and are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  They are also the parents of 12 children, the last one being Alice Cora Starling who married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 6 children, the second one being Cora Augusta Edge.

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Tammie Myer
is 52 years old today, born in 1959. Tammie is the kids' 1st cousin twice removed and their 2nd cousin twice removed. Her husband is Bill Pockstaller and I think they have 2 children.  Tammie is the daughter of Great-granduncle David Homer "Homer" Myer, Sr. and 1st cousin 3 times removed Venice Mayne.  For those as slow as I am. Homer is the kids' great-grandfather Dick Myer's brother and Venice is the kids' great-grandmother Ella Ween's 1st cousinHappy birthday Tammie!!!!

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Stanford
died 135 years ago today in 1876 at age 8. Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and his father is Jacob K. Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the brother of who other than David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Josephine V. Savage
is 134 years old today, born in 1877.  Josie is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt and sister of Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher and are Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandparents.  Josephine died at age 7 in 1885.

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