Friday, March 23, 2012

Meet the family for March 23, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Earnest
died 109 years ago today in 1903 at age 69 in Hancock county , IL. Liz, as we called her, is the boy's 4th great-grandaunt.  Her sister, Rachel Earnest married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 12 children, the forth one being Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 in Sangamon County, IL.  They begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865 and she later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887 in Appleton City, MO.  They had 3 children, the middle child was Marie Antoinette Cotton, born in 1891 in Appleton City.  Marie married Walter William Wooden Sr. May 8, 1910 and begot Charlotte Marjorie, Walter William Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Emma M. Ray
is 160 years old today, born in 1852.  Emma is the boys' half 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is half 3rd great-granduncle, Samuel E. Ray the half brother of Thomas B. Ray who was born to Thomas Ray and Susan Ray.  Samuel E. Ray was the first born to Thomas Ray and Polly Furnis.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Samuel Wooden
is 157 years old today, born in 1855. Charles is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, born to 3rd great-granduncle, Joshua Miller Wooden,  the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden.

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