Thursday, May 10, 2012

Meet the family for May 10, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Dennis Eli Walker
was born on this day in 1816 in Friendship, New York 196 years ago.  He died in Bexar, Texas in 1893 at age 77.  Dennis is the boys' 4th great-granduncle.  His sister is Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 in Cuba, New York and begot Hubbard Cotton.

DRAKE/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Drake
died 326 years ago today in 1686. Sam is the husband of the boys' 10th great-grandaunt, Anne Barlow, the sister of 10th great-grandfather, John Barlow, Jr. who married Abigail Lockwood in 1667.  They begot 6 children with Lt. Samuel Barlow born last is 1682.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MULLIGAN/REEVES/WOODEN
Lovell Davis Mulligan
is 58 years old today, born in 1954.  Lovell is the husband of Steve's 1st cousin once removed, Lori Leslie Reeves.   Lori's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Arthur Herman Meyer
died 26 years ago today in 1986 at age 89 in Winterville, Georgia.  Arthur is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer and his mother is Stella Irene Barnett.  Dedrick Hammond Meyer is the brother of the next contestant, Robert H. Meyer.

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Robert H. Meyer
died 43 years ago today in 1969 at age 84 in Winterville, Georgia.  Robert is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, the son of John Hammond Meyer who is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
America Elizabeth Wooden is
157 years old today, born in 1855. America is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  That means the blood connection is in the 6th generation.  America's father is 5th great-granduncle, James Wooden, the brother of 5th great-grandfather Robert Madison Wooden

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ENTZWILLER/BILLEN/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Charles Edward Entzwiller
is 88 years old today, born in 1924.  Charles is the husband of Steve's 1st cousin twice removed, Anita Audrey Billen, whose mother is Great-grandaunt, Lela Marie Everhart, the sister of Steve's great-grandmother, Lola Everhart/Steible.

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