Nancy Wilcher died 165 years ago today at age 57 in 1847 in Sangamon, Illinois. Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, married Joshua Brown in 1812 and begot Resin D. Brown in 1813. Resin married Rachel Earnest in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839. Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.
Capt. Thomas Ward, Sr. died 284 years ago today at age 67 in 1728 in Middletown, Connecticut. Thomas is the boys' 9th great-grandfather and also the boys' 9th great-granduncle. Thomas married Anna Tappin and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. the boys 8th great-grandfather and 1st cousin 10 times removed. Thomas jr. married Rebecka Birnham and begot Rebeckah Ward who is the boys' 7th great-grandmother and 2nd cousin 9 times removed. Rebeckah married William Cotton who is the boys' 7th great-grandfather and 2nd cousin 9 times removed via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner. Now back to the beginning. Thomas Ward, Sr. is also the boys' 9th great-granduncle because he is the brother of Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall. All of this is because Thomas Ward, Sr and Phoebe Ward are the children of William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.
Ruhamah Barlow died 199 years ago today in 1813. Roomie as we called him, is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed. His father is 8th great-granduncle Samuel Barlow, Jr., the brother of David Barlow, Sr.
Colton Peels is 21 years old today, born in 1991. Colton is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed. His mother is Loucretia Brown the kids' 1st cousin twice removed. Loucretia's father is Jerrel Thomas Brown the brother of Ella Ween Brown the kids' great-grandmother. HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLTON!!