Saturday, February 11, 2012

Meet the family for February 11, 2012

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
John Baskerville Bridgforth
is 68 years old today, born in 1944.  Known as Jack, he is the father of Andrew and Bryan Bridgforth and the husband of Deborah Wooden our 1st cousin. Jack is the youngest son of three born to Edward McPhail Bridgforth and Sudie Seay Bagley.  Have a GREAT birthday Jack!!!!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Fenner
is 381 years old today, born in 1631.  John is the boys' 10th great-granduncle, the brother of the youngest of the 7 siblings, Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown, CT in 1660 and begot Phoebe Ward in 1663.  Phoebe married Samuel Hall and are the parents of the boys' 8th great-grandmother, Experience Hall.  Experience married Samuel Cotton.

DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Prudence Denison
died 200 years ago today in 1812 at age 94 in Stonington, New London, CT.  Prudence is the boys' 3rd cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is Daniel Denison of the Stonington, CT Denisons.  His mother is 1st cousin 11 times removed, Phebe Lay whose mother is Sarah Fenner sister of the aforementioned John Fenner.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Hall and Mary Anthony's
367th anniversary is today married in 1645 when he was 24 and she was 22 years old in Middleton, CT.  Richard and Mary are the boys' 10th great-grandparents and the parents of the aforementioned Samuel Hall.  The path I show to the present is different because William Ward and Phoebe Fenner produced both Thomas Ward Sr. the boys' 9th great-grandfather and Phoebe Ward, the boys' 9th great-grandmother by different marriages of course. Thomas married Anna Tappin and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. who married Rebecka Birnham and they begot Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton the boys' 7th great-grandfather and the son of the aforementioned Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.  So Rebeckah Ward and William Cotton are 2nd cousins having the same great-grandparents

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Stowe
is 339 years old today, born in 1673.  Sarah is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed. Her father is 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the brother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe, who married the Rev. John Cotton around 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.  They begot Samuel Cotton who married Experience Hall in Middletown, Connecticut, February 28, 1716 and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

LITTLE/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Florence A. Little
is 161 years old today, born in 1851. Florence is the wife of Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Payne Savage.  Thomas is the brother of Frances Marion Savage who married Frances Matilda Stewart and had 17 children.  Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandparents.

NAUGHER
Richard Henry Naugher
is 156 years old today, born in 1856.  He also died on this day in 1925, 87 years ago.  Richard is Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His father is John Naugher, 1st cousin 5 times removed, whose father is Jack Naugher, the 4th great-granduncle of Tara and Calum.  Jack was born in Ireland and is the first born to Daniel Naugher and Mary Jane Stinson, Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandparents.  Their last born of their 6 was Joseph Naugher, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandfather, also born in Ireland.  He married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot Robert Marion Naugher in 1821 in Union, South Carolina.  Robert married Mary Ann Reedy in Benton, Alabama November 4, 1847 and begot their 2nd child, Moses Service Naugher in 1851.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BRYSON/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Gail Bryson
is 49 years old today, born in 1963.  Gail is the wife of the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed, Terry Wayne Meyer.  They were married at the Barnett Home Place in Georgia June 23, 1984.  Terry is the last born of 7 to Arthur Herman Meyer and Nellie Belle Morrison, also the parents to our cousin contact Glenda Elaine Meyer born in 1945.  Arthur's father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer, the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Dedrick's father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of the kids' 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.


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