Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet the family for February 28, 2012


William Hawkins
is 425 years old today, born in 1587 in Tavistock, Devon, England.  William married Sarah Krahn February 7, 1615 in London England when they were both 27 years old and are Caitlyn's 11th great-grandparents.  They begot John Hawkins in 1615 and it seems that William divorced Sarah and then had a daughter, Sarah Hawkins with Agnes Edgecombe in 1617.  Seems strange to name the daughter after the first wife.  I may have this wrong.


Amanda Johnson
is 179 years old today, born in 1833.  Amanda and Maranda are twins.  There are several sets of twins in the family line, ask Debi and Jack.  Amanda is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.  Their first born was Joseph R. Wooden who married Jennie Stanford Oct 29, 1884 in IL and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden. 

Maranda Johnson
is 179 years old today born in 1833.  Maranda of course is Amanda's twin sister and the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Maranda married William M. Jones Aug 30, 1855 and had two children, Mary Frances Jones and James Thomas Jones. Interestingly enough, Mary Frances married John Clemson Moore and they had 4 children.  The first one is Nora Catherine Moore who married her first cousin William F. Johnson McCaw in 1896.  Research shows that William may have been adopted though.


Mary Ann Reedy
is 187 years old today, born in 1825.  Mary Ann later died at age 74 in Cherokee, AL. She married Robert Marion Naugher November 4, 1847 in benton Alabama.  They begot 6 children the second one being Moses Service Naugher one of our hall of fame nominees.  Moses was born on March 21, 1851 in AL and married Sallie E. Savage on Aug 3, 1883 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot 7 children and the second to the last one is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot their first child, Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's GrandfatherM. S. married Haney Fortenberry and begot Tara and Calum's father Brent in 1952.

Paul Heflin Savage
died 68 years ago today in 1944, he was 64 years old. Paul is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle.  He was born in Cherokee, AL and died in Piedmont AL.  Paul was the 13th of the 17 children that Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart had.  Their first born, Sallie E. Savage is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother.  Sallie married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 and begot 7 children as we discussed above.


Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall's
anniversary number 296 is today.  They were married in 1716 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Samuel was 40 and Experience 33. February is a big month for this couple.  They both have birthday's and their anniversary is today. 

Della May Foster
died 80 years ago today in 1932 at the age of 59 in Friendship New York.  Della is the wife of the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, George Ira Cotton.  George is the brother of 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lottie B. Ray in Appleton City December 13, 1887.



Fannie Maybell McMurrey
died 24 years ago today in 1988 at age 91 in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.  Fannie is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Fannie was the 9th child born in a family of 11 children.  Fannie married James Thomas Stimpson in Cherokee county, January 21, 1912 when she was just 15 years old.  They had 6 children all are the kids' 1st cousins 4 times removed.

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