Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meet the family for April 25, 2012

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Eleanor Nellie Stanford
is 164 years old today, born in 1848 in Clay county, Illinois.  She died at age 80 in Clay in 1928. Ellie Nellie as she was called in school, is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Ellie was born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff and is the sister of David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and are the parents of Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandfather who married Joseph R. Wooden.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Frank N. Smith
died 76 years ago today in 1936 at a age 88 in Elmira, New York. Frank is the husband of the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Waite L. Cleveland.  Waite as we discussed the other day was born to the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed Morgan R. Cleveland and Clarissa.  Morgan is the 11th child from the marriage of John Platt Cleveland and the boys' 5th great-grandaunt Nancy Ann Cotton the daughter of Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard and the sister of Ira Cotton.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
John Gold
is 324 years old today born in 1688 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  He died at age 78 in Fairfield in 1766. John is the boys' 8th great-granduncle and the brother of Samuel Gold.  Samuel married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/KNOWLES
Mason Daniel Knowles
was born 2 years ago today in 2010 in North Carolina.  Mason is the first child born to Jeremy Knowles and Heather Leigh Hulgan Mason and Ella are 1st cousins, and Caitlyn Belle Jennings is Mason's 2nd cousin.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASON!!!!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURTREY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
William McMurtrey
is 246 years old today, born in 1766.  William is the kids' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of John McMurtry who married Sarah Anderson and begot William M. McMurrey in 1819.  William married Betsie and begot William M. McMurrey (Jr.) around 1849.  He married Lucy Ann Kelley in 1873 and begot Ida Jane McMurrey in 1881.  Ida is the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

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