Sunday, February 19, 2012

Meet the family for February 19, 2012


Amaziah Amariah Abell
is 175 years old today, born in 1835. Amaziah Amariah Abell is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed's husband's father.  Amaziah's son is Charles Leonard Abell (1874-1957), his wife is Lena V. Frazer who is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew , the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Deborah A. VanCise .  Deborah's mother is the boys 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton. Polly's parents are the boys' 6th great-grandparents, Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard.  Their oldest child is the boys' 5th great grandfather, Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton.

Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth Fisher's
394 anniversary is today, married in 1618 when he was 38 and she was 33 at St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, England.  Stephen had been away for years on the"Sea Adventure" in the new world and had come home to find that his wife, Constance Dudley, whom he had married in London on May 9, 1599, had died sometime between 1609 and 1613.  Constance Hopkins, his oldest daughter and the boys' 12th great-grandmother, Elizabeth Hopkins and Giles Hopkins were all he had left.  He met and married Elizabeth Fisher and two years later they boarded the whole family and a pregnate wife on the Mayflower to take the trip to the new world.  On the way over, Elizabeth gave birth to Oceanus Hopkins, the only child born on the Mayflower.  Their last child Damaris Hopkins was born in 1627 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Abigail Starr
died 222 years ago today in 1790 at age 78 in Middletown, CT.  Abby is the wife of the boys' 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of Experience Hall.


Lillian Ruth "Ruthy" Everhart
is 101 years old today, born in 1911. Lillian Ruth Everhart, known only as Ruth, because the name Lillian came from an aunt that wasn't well liked by the family.  Ruth is Steve's Great-grandaunt.  Betty Wooden knew her well and has a couple of stories to tell.  Ruth later married Charles Reiff and begot a son, Rodney Allen Reiff who died in 1982.  Ruth is the 4th of Grandmother Lola's 10 bothers and sisters, born to Elmer Elsworth Everhart and Margret Izora Sims.


Victoria Grace Mulligan
is 11 years old today, born in 2001.  Vicky is Steve's 2nd Cousin.  Her mother is Lori Leslie Reeves, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Lori's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle and the brother of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr.


William Hawley
died 78 years ago today in 1934 William is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Lucy Ann Stonestreet whose mother is Ruth Wooden, the sister of Robert Wooden, the boys' 5th great-grandfather, who married Jane Barnhill December 26, 1809 in Jefferson, Kentucky.


Johnnie Ray McMurrey
is 73 years old today, born in 1939.  Johnnie is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Johnnie Floyd McMurrey whose father is 3rd great-granduncle Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.

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