Friday, March 30, 2012

Meet the family for March 30, 2012


Frances Matilda Stewart
died 124 years ago today at age 43 in 1888. If you think you are tough have a look at this woman.  She married Frances Marion Savage at age 15, and she had her first child at 16 in 1861.  Then another in 1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1885 and 1886.  She died two years later. Of the 43 years she lived she was prego roughly 17 years.  Almost all of her adult life.  Plus there were no disposable diapers, microwave oven's to warm the bottles, canned baby food.  This all happened in Calhoun Alabama during and after the Civil War.  Amazing.  Frances is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother.


Mary Anthony
died 321 years ago today in 1691 at age 68 in Middletown, CT.  Mary is the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  She married Richard Hall Feb 11, 1645 in Middletown, CT and begot 5 children, Anna, Mary, John, Jane and Samuel Hall who married Phoebe Ward Dec 6, 1683 in Middletown and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton Feb 28, 1716 in Middletown and begot 4 children for him.

Zaccheus Gould
died 344 years ago today in 1668 at age 79 in Topsfield, Mass.  Zac, as we used to call him, was born in 1589 in Hemel Hempstead, Herefordshire, England.  He is the boys' 11th great-granduncle and the brother of John Gould.  John married Judith in 1603 in Bovingdon, Harts, England and begot two children, Nathaniel Gould and Major, Nathan Gold Sr.  Nathan married Sarah Phippen in Fairfield, CT May 14 1660 and begot Nathan Gold Jr. around 1663.  Nathan Jr. married Hannah Talcott May 14, 1686 in Fairfield and begot 7 children, the 4th being Samuel Gold in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley Dec 7 1716 in Fairfield and begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.  He married Ellen Burr on Dec 19, 1754 also in Fairfield.  They begot 11 children, the 3rd one being Talcott Gold in 1759.

Frank Cotton Bellows
is 86 years old today, born in 1926.  Frank is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed, his mother is Great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton, the sister of Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton.


James Thomas Stimpson
is 122 years old today, born in 1890.  James is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Fannie Maybell McMurrey.  Fannie's sister is Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.


Joseph Roy Beattie
is 84 years old today, born in 1928.  Joe is Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joe's mother is Wilhelmia Catherine (Minnie) Steible, the sister of Ceasar Alford Steible, Steve's great-grandfather.


Lori Leslie Reeves
is 45 years old today, born in 1967. Lori is Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Her father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather. Happy birthday Lori!!!!!!!!!!!


Stephen Paul Butler
is 24 years old today, born in 1988.  Stephen is the kids' 3rd cousin.  His father is Stephen Todd Butler (1970-) whose father is 1st cousin twice removed, Jimmy Rogers Butler (1944-2002) whose mother is Nena Mildred Myer (1924-2011) the sister of great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.  Happy birthday Stephen!!!!

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