Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Meet the family for March 28, 2012

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BUTLER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Stephen Todd Butler
is 42 years old today, born in 1970.  Steve is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His father is Jimmy Rogers Butler, 1st cousin twice removed, whose mother is Nena Mildred Myer, the sister of great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Marion Savage
died 110 years ago today at age 65 in 1902. Frances was born Dec 31, 1836 in Union, Arkansas.  He married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct, 4th 1860 in Calhoun Alabama, he was 23 and she was 15.  They started begetting children and popped out 17 before it was over.  They are Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandparents.  Their first child was Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 in Cherokee, AL.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Freda Kay Hulgan
is 69 years old today.  Freda is Duard's older sister and Ella and Mason's Grandaunt.  Freda died in September of 1969 at age 26.  She was married to Kenneth Pruitt.  Some one correct me if this information is wrong or if you can add some dates or locations to it.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Calvin Burt
died 72 years ago today in 1940 at age 68. James is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  He was born in Dekalb county, Alabama October 16, 1871 and died in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.  He was the 5th of 10 children born to Elisha Toby Burt and Ella and Mason's 4th Great-grandaunt, Tempa Copeland.  Tempa's brother is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather Tillman R. Copeland, born in 1835 to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot 4 children, the oldest being Ruth J. Copeland who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 in Dekalb, Alabama.  They begot Thomas Frankilin Hulgan in 1876, their second of 6 children.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill  and they begot 6 children, Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather is their second child.


COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Talcott
died 316 years ago today at age 32 in 1696. Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Nathan Gold in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1686.  They begot 7 children and in 1692 had Samuel Gold, who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 in Fairfield and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sally Gold
is 233 years old today, born in 1779. This isn't the Sally Gold that was the daughter of Talcott Gold.  This Sally is the boys' 1/2- 6th great-grandaunt and was born to Abel Gold and his second wife Amelia Silliman.  That makes this Sally Gold, Talcott Gold's 1/2 sister.  Talcott must have liked her enough to name his first daughter after her when she was born in 1782, just 3 years later.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Gold
is 200 years old today, born in 1812.  Thomas is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, born to Elizabeth and the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Abel Gold Jr., Talcott Gold's brother.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Insine William Ward
died 322 years ago today in 1690 at age 57.  William is the boys' 10th great-grandfather. He was born August 16, 1632 in Northly, Oxfordshire, England. and died in Middletown, Connecticut.  He came to America between 1632 and 1658 when he married his first wife, Sarah Phelps in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.  She was 26 and he was 25.  Sarah died a year later about two weeks after giving birth to their only child William Jr. who died himself one day shy of his 2nd birthday in 1661.  William Sr. now 27 married the 27 year old Phoebe Fenner in 1660 and begot 9 children of their own.  The second one, a girl named Phoebe Ward was born in 1663 and is the boys' 9th great-grandmother having married Samuel Hall in 1683.  They are the parents of Experience Hall.  But lets look back on the timing of the their marriage and the death of William Ward Jr.  Sarah Phelps died on July 9, 1659 after giving birth to William on June 21, 1659.  Then William Sr. married Phoebe Fenner on March 28 1660, roughly 8 months after the death of his first wife.  Then Phoebe gave birth to their first child, Thomas Ward on February 7, 1661, 11 months later.  But William Jr. died June 20, 1661.  Was she too busy with her new child to pay attention to the sickly William Jr?  We may never know.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Insine William Ward and Phoebe Fenner's anniversary number 352 is today,
married in 1660.  Gee, that was nice of William to die on their anniversary, so she would remember him.  Actually, he died at age 57 in 1690 and she died a year later at age 58 in 1691.


DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Denison
is 332 years old today, born in 1680
.  Dan is the boys' 2nd cousin 10 times removed.  His mother is Phebe Lay, 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Phebe is the daughter of 10th great-grandaunt, Sarah Fenner, the sister of Phebe Fenner who married the Insine William Ward, also on this day and his birthday.

BOUDINOT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elias Boudinot and Harriet Ruggles Gold's
anniversary number 186 is today, married in 1826.
  This is a sad story of an American Indian born in the Cherokee Nation in Georgia with the name Buck Waite.  He was taken from his people and forced to learn the white man's lessons in a school that was more of a prison.  He made the mistake of falling in love with Harriet Ruggles Gold, the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  He was later murdered at age 37 and their story has now been told in the PBS Special "We shall Remain".  They begot 6 children, Eleanor Susan Boudinot, Mary Harriet Boudinot, William Penn Boudinot, Sarah Parkhill Boudinot, Elias Corneliur Boudinot and Frand Brinsmade Boudinot.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Fred Douglas Bellows
is 118 years old today, born in 1894.
  Fred is the husband of the boys' great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton, the sister of Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deborah Barlow
is 338 years old today, born in 1674.  Deb is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of Lt. Samuel Barlow, the boys' 9th great-grandfather and father of David Barlow, Sr.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Barlow
died 338 years ago today in 1674 at age 80 in Fairfield, CT.  John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Ann Ward in 1620 and begot 4 children with John Barlow, Jr. being the last born.  John Barlow Jr. married Abigail Lockwood in 1667 in Fairfield and they begot 6 children with the aforementioned Deborah Barlow being born on this very same day 339 years ago.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William James Wishard and Mary Kaufman's
164 anniversary is today, married in 1848 in Kingman, Vermillion, Indiana. William James Wishard is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's father.  Williams son Oliver Kaufman Wishard married the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford in 1886 in Tuscola, Illinois.  Catherine's oldest sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884, also in Illinois.


WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eunice O. Wooden
is 96 years old today, born in 1916. Eunice is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, the daughter of Myrtle M. Anderson and 2nd great-granduncle, Harvey Houston Wooden, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

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