Friday, February 17, 2012

Meet the family for February 17, 2012


Gershom Barlow
is 307 years old today, born in 1705.  Gershom is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of 8th great-grandfather, David Barlow, Sr.

Margery Patching
is 448 years old today, born in 1564.  Marg is the boys' 12th great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Browne in Horley, Surrey, , England February 16th 1584.  The begot Sarah Browne in 1592.  We talked about this line yesterday.


Gertrude W. Hulgan
died 66 years ago today in Valley, Chambers, Alabama, in 1946 at age 69. Gertrude is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  So her father, Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle and his father is George Washington Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  George is also the father of John Miller HulganJohn Miller married Ruth J. Copeland and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, their second child of 6.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Duard's father Cecil Robert Hulgan.

John Copeland and Martha Baxter's
177th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1835 in St. Clair county, Alabama.  John was 19 and Martha 23. They begot 8 children, Tillman R. Copeland (Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather), Tempa Copeland,(mother of  John Henry Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed and John is the husband of Lillie Jane Hulgan who's mother is Ruth J. Copeland the daughter of Tillman) Charlotte Copeland, Joseph Copeland, Mary Elizabeth Copeland, Emily Copeland, Sellery Anna Copeland and John Copeland.


Paul Heflin Savage
is 132 years old today, born in 1880, in Cherokee, Alabama. Paul died at the age of 64 in Piedmont Alabama on February 28th 1944. Paul is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle.  His parents are Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  Paul is the 13th child of the 17 the Savages had.  The oldest, Sallie E. Savage is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother, married to Moses Service Naugher in 1883, they begot 7 children, with Horace Savage Naugher being the 6th.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith, Tara and Calum's Great-grandmother and begot Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry in 1946 and begot Tara and Calum's father Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.


Zuma McMurrey
is 114 years old today, born in 1898.  Zuma is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Zuma later died at age 20 in 1918.  They were born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley.  Zuma was the 10th born of the 11 children and Ida was the 3rd born 17 years apart.  In fact the first born was George W. McMurrey in 1874 and the last born was Hoyt McMurrey in 1900.  That's 26 years apart.


Heinrich Meyer or John Henry Meyer is 202 years old today, born in 1810.  This is controversial but, I believe Heinrich Meyer to be the kids' great-grandfather and here is why.  Heinrich Meyer is buried in the Meyer plot in Winterville Cemetery in Winterville, GA along with his wife Sophie.  They were born in Hanover, Germany in 1810 and 1818 respectfully.  That makes them the perfect age to be the parents of John Hammond Meyer (1844-1921), his brother Dedrich Henry Meyer (1852-1889) and their sister Dora Meyer (1852-1936) who were also born in Hanover Germany.  If that is true then Heinrich Meyer and Sophie are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

Katherine Rhea Sobel
is 2 year old today, born in 2010 on this day.  Katherine is the kids' 3rd cousin.  Her parents are Todd Sobel and 2nd cousin once removed, Jana Jenkins.  Jana's parents are Larry Jenkins and 1st cousin twice removed, Susan Beck.  Susan's parents are Bill Wayne Beck and great-grandaunt, Lelia Jane "Jane" Myer, the sister of Roland Max Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHERINE!!!!!

Franklin Roosevelt Meyer
is 79 years old today, born in 1933.  Frank 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, the son of 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer.


John Wilhoite
died 175 years ago today in 1837 at the age of 95.  John is the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  He married Lucy Stapp in 1768 and begot Tobias Wilhoit in 1780.  Tobias married Nancy Margaret Ellison in Woodford, Kentucky in 1801 and begot Malinda Mahala Wilhoite around that same time.  Malinda married Robert Miller Wooden in Jefferson Kentucky, February 18, 1819 and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.

Side Bar:  It takes a lot of blood to make each of us.  Here is some of mine:
parents: 2- Wooden-Steible
Grandparents: 4- Wooden-Cotton, Steible-Everhart
Great grandparents: 8- Wooden-Stanford, Cotton-Ray, Steible-Wildmann, Everhart-Sims
2nd great grandparents: 16- Wooden-Johnson, Stanford-Kenley, Cotton-Hazelitt, Ray-Brown, Steible- ?, Wildmann-Bausen, Everhart-Martin, Sims-Boudinier
3rd great grandparents: 32-  Wooden-Wilhoite, Johnson-Le Fevre, Stanford-Kneff, Kenley-Gill, Cotton-Walker, Hazelitt-?, Ray-?, Brown-Earnest, Steible-?, ?-?, Wildmann-?, Bausen-?, Everhart-Conrad, Martin-   Halfhill, Sims-Bays, Boudinier-?

That is just my 3rd great grandparents.  By the time I get back to the Mayflower and the Hopkins family, my 11th great-grandfather, there are over 8,192 people (grandparents) whose blood is part of me.  Half of those on my father's side and half on my mother's.

So if there are 7 billion people in the world, how many generations do we have to go back to all be related?  Would that be Adam and Eve?  Or wouldn't we have to count all the people who have lived?  If that is the case, one scientist figures that there have been roughly 100 billion people who have ever lived. 35 generations would be 137 billion people.  If man kind is 50,000 years old then a generation would have to be over 1428 years.  If the current estimate of 30 years to a generation is to believed, then 30 x 35 = 1050.  James Usher (1581-1656) believed that creation was the night before October 23, 4004 BCE.  He figured a generation to be roughly 35 years, making 170 generations in history.  But 170 generations would be many more people, wouldn't it?

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