Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Meet the family for April 11, 2012


Carl Kendall Wooden and Patricia L. Natho's
64th anniversary is today, married in 1948 when he was 22 and she was 17.  They were later divorced.


Dedrick Henry Meyer
died 123 years ago today in 1889 at age 36 in Winterville, Clark, GA.  Dedrick is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  He was born January 4, 1852 in Hanover, Germany. The following 1880 census put him and his wife Lucy E. Meyer in Grove Hill, Madison, GA at age 26.
Dedrick H. Meyer
Home in 1880:     Grove Hill, Madison, Georgia
Age:     26
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1854
Birthplace:     Eur
Relation to Head of Household:     Self (Head)
Spouse's Name:     Lucy E.
Father's birthplace:     Eur
Mother's birthplace:     Eur
Neighbors:     View others on page
Occupation:     Farmer
Marital Status:     Married
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Dedrick H. Meyer     26
Lucy E. Meyer     21
It has been told that Henry died as the result of helping fight a fire and left Lucy (Burnett) a widow at age 31.  I show Henry and Lucy marrying prior to 1875.  That would make him 23 and her 17.  Brunno David Meyer was born Feb 1, 1876, then John Henry Myer (note name change) was born July 15, 1880 in GA.  Leler Jane Myer was born March 4, 1882 (but I show her born on Round Mountain in Cherokee, AL.)  That means they would have had to move to Alabama after the 1880 census and before Leler Jane was born in 82.  Then Tommas Adkerson Meyer was born Feb 5, 1884 in Round Mountain. Then Dora Lou Myer abt 1887 in Round Mountain, AL.  Then I show that Dedrich Homer Myer (the kids' 2nd great-grandfather) was born in Madison, Morgan, GA March 24, 1889 just about 3 weeks before his father Henry's death in Winterville GA on April 11, 1889.  The family must have moved back to GA for work, then after Henry's death, moved back to Alabama to stay.  Of course, the 1890 census is lost, but I show Lucy in Round Mountain in 1900, Lookout Al in 1910, Tucker AL in 1920 and Tucker the year of her death in 1930.  The above 1880 census doesn't show Brunno.  He should have been 4 years old if he was born in 1876.


Edward Garland Bagley
died 70 years ago today in 1942 at age 57.  Edward is Bryan and Andrew's Great-grandfather.  Edward was born June 4, 1884 in Virgina and married Ethel Clare Hethorn.  They begot Sudie Seay Bagley in 1912.  Sudie married Edward McPhail Bridgforth June 16, 1931 and begot Edward Bridgforth in 1935, William Bagley Bridgforth in 1938 and John Baskerville Bridgforth in 1944.  John married Deborah Ann Wooden April 24, 1982 in Jefferson county, Texas and begot the twin's Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth in 1983.  Bryan and Andrew are Steve Jr's 2nd Cousins.


Isaac LeFevre
is 211 years old today, born in 1801.  Isaac is the boys' 4th great-granduncle.  Isaac's younger sister is Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre born in 1806.  Mary married James Johnson and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot Amanda Johnson in 1833 and Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen IN.  They begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860 who married Margaret Jennie Stanford October 29, 1884 in IL.  They begot Walter William Wooden in 1887 and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.


Margret Izora Sims
is 129 years old today.  This is my great-grandmother, Gram.  Gram is Steve's 2nd great-grandmother.  She was a beautiful woman.  Gram married Gramp, Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902, he first called me Jerry Jughandle Wooden Jr. in 1955.  Gram and Gramp begot 10 children, the second one was my Grandmother, Lola Ray Everhart, born in 1906.

Gertie Colwell
is 130 years old today, born in 1882.  Gert is the first wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.  Lewis is the oldest in a family of 6 boys and one girl born to Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin.  Lewis' next brother is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather Elmer (Jughandle) Elsworth Everhart.  The 5th born is Samuel Lee Everhart.

Rebecca Petty
died 228 years ago today in 1784.  Rebecca is Steve's 7th great-grandmother.  She married Thomas Sims in Virgina in 1725.  They begot Jeremiah Sims in 1738.  Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in VA in 1753 and begot James Sims in 1754. James also from VA married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (no relation that I know of to our other Cotton family) and are Steve's 5th great-grandparents.  They begot Dryden Sims in 1819.  Dryden married Rebecca Bays in 1837 and begot our next contestant Thomas Nuton Sims on this day in 1860.

Thomas Nuton Sims
is 152 years old today, born in 1860.  This is interesting.  Thomas, who is Steve's 3rd great-grandfather married Matilda Ann Boudinier March 15, 1878 in Appleton City MO.  Their 2nd child and Steve's 2nd great grand mother, the aforementioned Margret Izora Sims was also born on this day 23 years after her father.

Rachel Earnest
died 106 years ago on this day in 1906 in Appleton City, St. Clair county, MO at age 90.  Rachel married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lottie B. Ray later that year on Christmas day.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.


Grover Cleveland McMurrey
is 121 years old today, born in 1891. Grover is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Grover was child number 7 born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley.  Grover married Davie Inez Green in Cherokee AL August 12, 1917 and begot Gilbert Clifford McMurrey in 1918 and Jimmy Nelson McMurrey in 1937.  Davie and Grover must have divorced because he married Lou Dovie Payne in 1938 and they begot 5 more children.  Lou Dovie died in 1996 and Davie Inez Green died in 1970.

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