Sunday, March 18, 2012

Meet the family for March 18, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Burr
was born on this day and died on this day in 1839, 273 years ago. Abby is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  She was born and died in Fairfield CT to Capt. Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman.  She was the 10th of the 11 children they had. Abby's older sister Ellen Burr married Abel Gold and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  Their 3rd child is Talcott Gold one of the boys' link to the SAR. (Son's of the American Revolution)

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow's
anniversary number 230 is today.  They were married in 1782. Talcott and Anna are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.  He was born in Fairfield, CT and she in Stratford, CT, just down the road.  They both died and are buried in Friendship NY.  Talcott was originally buried in the town cemetery but was moved to the Cotton Family Plot in Friendship, NY where he now rests. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hall
is 267 years old today, born in 1745.  Betty is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr., the brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall is 271 years old today, born in 1741.  John is the brother of the aforementioned Elizabeth Hall, also born on this day but several years apart.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Laura Phelps Walker
died 135 years ago today in 1877 at age 50 in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan.
Laura is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Maranda Johnson
died 153 years ago today in 1859 at age 26 in Owen IN.  She is buried at Little Mount Cemetery, in Owen.  Maranda is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the twin sister of Amanda Johnson, both born Feb, 28 1833.  Amanda is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann's
113 anniversary is today.  Caesar and Louisa are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  They came to America from Germany and France.  Caesar in 1895 from Alsace-Lorraine, France and Louisa in 1892 from Stuttgart, Germany.  They married in 1898 in East St. Louis, IL and begot 7 children.  The 4 child and the first boy was Ceasar Alford Steible, born in 1908.  Al married Lola Everhart Jan 5, 1928 also in East St. Louis, IL and begot only one child, Elizabeth Louise Steible, Steve's Grandmother, Betty.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lewis Henry Everhar
t is 142 years old today, born in 1870.  Lewis is the older brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Lewis married Gertie Colwell, April 22, 1900 then Pearl May Bell January 24, 1914.  He had two children with each.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

HOLLAND/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Christopher Crow and Charity Adeline Holland's
154th anniversary is today, married in 1858 in Dekalb, AL when he was 19 and she was 18 years old. John and Mary are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.   They begot 11 children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BRINDLEY/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ralph M. Brindley is 107 years old today, born in 1905.  Ralph is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Leler Jane Myer born in 1882.  Leler is the sister of 2nd great-grandfather, Dedrich Homer Myer (1889-1953).  Leler married Euclid Vernon Brandley, Sr. in 1902 and begot 8 children in the following order.  Perry Keennan Brindley, Ralph M. Brindley, Ruth Brindley, Vallie M. Brindley, Euclid Vernon Brindley, Jr., Augusta Roscoe Brindley, Dedric Homer Brindley (interesting spelling, that I'm not sure is correct) and Lela H. Brndley.  All are the kids' 1st cousins 3 times removed.

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