Saturday, May 26, 2012

Meet the family for May 26, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

DUNBAR/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Dunbar
is 252 years old today, born in 1760.  Hannah is the boys' 6th great-grandmother.  She married Marshall Walker August 17, 1776 and begot 5 children with Cady R. Walker being the 4th born in 1795.  The birth of Cady Walker is a big stumbling point in this line.  I can't seem to prove his birth to Hannah and Marshall.  Stay tuned.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Clark
died 244 years ago today in 1768 at age 102 in Framingham Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Isaac is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed, Sarah Stowe.  Sarah's father is Samuel Stowe, the brother of 9th great-grandmother, Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton in or around 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Mar Cotton
is 114 year old today, born in 1898.  Helen is the boys' great- grandaunt.  Her sister is their great- grandmother Marie Antoinette Cotton.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Captain John Hall
, Sr.died 339 years ago today in 1673.  John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Esther Ann Willicke and begot Richard Hall in 1620.  Richard married Mary Anthony in Middletown on Feb 11, 1645 and begot Samuel Hall in 1658.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in 1683 and begot our heroine Experience Hall in 1684.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton, Jr
. is 308 years old today, born in 1704. Sam is the boys' 1/2 -7th great-granduncle, being the son of Samuel Cotton, Sr. and his first wife, Lydia Bates.  Lydia died in 1713 and Samuel Cotton married Experience Hall, begetting, their 7th great-grandfather William Cotton.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Starling died 136 years ago today in 1876.  John is the kids' 5th great-grandfather. John married Nancy Melby in 1825 and begot Wiley B. Starling in 1830.  Wiley married Augusta A. Powers to become the kids' 4th great-grandparents.  Their last child was Alice Cora Starling, born in March of 1878 in Cherokee, AL.  She married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot Cora Augusta Edge, their second child, in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot the kids' great-grandfather Roland Max Myer in 1932.

HOUSTON/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Mark Houston
is 42 years old today, born in 1970.  Mark is the husband of the kids' 2nd cousin once removed, Brandy Myer.  Brandy's father is Lyle Myer whose father is Thomas Fredrick "Fred" Myer, the brother of Great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!!!

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lena Parker died 41 years ago today, in 1971.  Lena is kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey, the sister of Ida Jane McMurray, both born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelly.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne at the last moment of the century on December 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie is the kids' 2nd great-Grandmother.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Lucinda Crow died 102 years ago today in 1910 at age 77 in Owensburg, Greene, Indiana.  Lucinda is the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow who married Mary Jane Cothern in May of 1872 and begot 3rd great-grandmother, Ella Mariah Crow 3rd of their 11 children.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODRUM/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Ruth Mae Woodrum
was born 132 years ago today in 1880 in West Virginia.  Ruth is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, John Melville Sims.  John's father is their 3rd great-granduncle William H. H. Sims, while his brother is Thomas Nuton Sims, their 3rd great-grandfather, who married Matilda Ann Boudinier and begot Margret Izora Sims, their 2nd Great-grandmother.

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