Friday, April 27, 2012

Meet the family for April 27, 2012

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BERRYHILL/HULGAN/HOSLER
-KNOWLES
Anne E. is 170 years old today, born in 1842 in Jefferson, GA.  She married Levine C. Berryhill Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather from Stewart, GA.  They begot Della D. Berryhill in 1884 and Lula G. Berryhill in 1872. Della married Thomas Franklin Hulgan and are Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandparents.  They begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905, Duard's Father.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Lelia Jane Myer
is 73 years old today born in 1939. Jane is the kid's Great-grandaunt and Dick Myer's younger sister. She married Billy Wayne Beck and had two daughters Susan Beck and Melinda Beck, both of which are kids' 1st cousins twice removed.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT JANE!!!

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Orvil W. Myer
died 22 years ago today in 1990 at age 76. Orvil is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is John Henry Myer, the brother of Dedrich Homer Myer, the kids' 2nd great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Colonel, Abraham Gold
died 233 years ago today in 1779 killed by the British at the battle of Ridgefield in Fairfield county Connecticut at the age of 46. Abraham is the boys' 7th great-granduncle, born to Samuel Gold and Esther Bradley in 1732 in Fairfield, CT.  His older brother Abel Gold also fought in the Revolution.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 and are the parents of our main Revolutionary Mariner, Talcott Gold.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton, Jr.
died 271 years ago today in 1741 at age 36.  Samuel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the 1/2 brother of William Cotton whose parents are Samuel Cotton and his second wife Experience Hall.  Our line goes through Experience and her son William who married Rebeckah Ward in 1742 and begot Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard and they are the boys' 6th great-grandparents and the parents of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold, Talcott Gold's daughter.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ward
died 268 years ago today in 1744 at age 76 in Middletown Connecticut where she was born in 1667 on December 18th. Sarah is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt and the sister of Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall and they begot Experience Hall.

Interesting side bar.  In our combined family trees there are 58 people named Sarah or Sara or Sarha and 31 named Martha

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Keith Walker
is 233 years old today, born in 1779. Keith is the boys' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Cady R. Walker, born in 1795.  Cady marrieds Electa Sparks and they begot Almira Walker in 1814 who married Samuel Cheney Cotton and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wooden
is 217 years old today, born in 1795.  This John Wooden is the boys' 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Robert Wooden.

WOODEN/JOHNSON FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martha Johnson
is 294 years old today, born in 1718.  She is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Her Mother is 1st cousin 10 times removed, Elizabeth Blake the daughter of 9th great-grandaunt, Sarah Hall, the sister of 9th great-grandfather, Samuel Hall


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