Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Meet the family for "leap day" February 29, 2012

This is our first leap day posting and we have 1 listing:

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JAEGER/POWERS/BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Caroline Louise Jaeger
is 132 years old today, born on leap day in 1880.  Caroline is the boys' 1/2 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  She is the 4th born of 6 to Gustavus Jaeger and Helen Altana Powers who is the boys' 1/2 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  The 1/2 part goes way back to the boys' 5th great-grandmother, Sally Gold who was married to Bradley Banks before he was drowned at age 30.  Sally who begot two children with Bradley, then married Ira Cotton and begot Sally Ann Cotton and Samuel Cheney Cotton.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet the family for February 28, 2012

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
William Hawkins
is 425 years old today, born in 1587 in Tavistock, Devon, England.  William married Sarah Krahn February 7, 1615 in London England when they were both 27 years old and are Caitlyn's 11th great-grandparents.  They begot John Hawkins in 1615 and it seems that William divorced Sarah and then had a daughter, Sarah Hawkins with Agnes Edgecombe in 1617.  Seems strange to name the daughter after the first wife.  I may have this wrong.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Amanda Johnson
is 179 years old today, born in 1833.  Amanda and Maranda are twins.  There are several sets of twins in the family line, ask Debi and Jack.  Amanda is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.  Their first born was Joseph R. Wooden who married Jennie Stanford Oct 29, 1884 in IL and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden. 

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Maranda Johnson
is 179 years old today born in 1833.  Maranda of course is Amanda's twin sister and the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Maranda married William M. Jones Aug 30, 1855 and had two children, Mary Frances Jones and James Thomas Jones. Interestingly enough, Mary Frances married John Clemson Moore and they had 4 children.  The first one is Nora Catherine Moore who married her first cousin William F. Johnson McCaw in 1896.  Research shows that William may have been adopted though.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

REEDY/NAUGHER
Mary Ann Reedy
is 187 years old today, born in 1825.  Mary Ann later died at age 74 in Cherokee, AL. She married Robert Marion Naugher November 4, 1847 in benton Alabama.  They begot 6 children the second one being Moses Service Naugher one of our hall of fame nominees.  Moses was born on March 21, 1851 in AL and married Sallie E. Savage on Aug 3, 1883 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot 7 children and the second to the last one is Horace Savage Naugher, Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot their first child, Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's GrandfatherM. S. married Haney Fortenberry and begot Tara and Calum's father Brent in 1952.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Paul Heflin Savage
died 68 years ago today in 1944, he was 64 years old. Paul is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle.  He was born in Cherokee, AL and died in Piedmont AL.  Paul was the 13th of the 17 children that Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart had.  Their first born, Sallie E. Savage is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother.  Sallie married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 and begot 7 children as we discussed above.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall's
anniversary number 296 is today.  They were married in 1716 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Samuel was 40 and Experience 33. February is a big month for this couple.  They both have birthday's and their anniversary is today. 

FOSTER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Della May Foster
died 80 years ago today in 1932 at the age of 59 in Friendship New York.  Della is the wife of the boys' 2nd great-granduncle, George Ira Cotton.  George is the brother of 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lottie B. Ray in Appleton City December 13, 1887.

Della

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES   
Fannie Maybell McMurrey
died 24 years ago today in 1988 at age 91 in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.  Fannie is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Fannie was the 9th child born in a family of 11 children.  Fannie married James Thomas Stimpson in Cherokee county, January 21, 1912 when she was just 15 years old.  They had 6 children all are the kids' 1st cousins 4 times removed.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Meet the family for February 27, 2012

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
Pinkethman Hawkins
is 283 years old today, born in 1729 in Charles Parish, York, Virginia.  Pink is Caitlyn's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of 7th great-grandfather, John Hawkins.  John married Ruth Harberd and begot 13 children with Peter Hawkins being the first born in 1745.  Peter married Prudence Thomas and produced 6 children with William Hawkins being the first born in 1790.  William married Jamima Spillers and they begot William Henry Hawkins in 1813 and Prudence Louisa Hawkins in 1823.  William Henry married Elizabeth "Bethaney" Cockrum in 1839 and begot 9 children with James H. Hawkins, being the first born.  James moved the family to Cherokee county Alabama and married Eliza Jane "Jennie" Brown October 31, 1882 in Cherokee County.  They begot 6 children with James Atley "At" Hawkins being the second born and Caitlyn's 2nd great-grandfather.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE


STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Amanda A. Stewart
died 138 years ago today in 1874 at age 22 in Cherokee, Alabama.  Amanda A. Stewart is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandaunt sister of  Frances Matilda Stewart who was the first born of the 11 children born to John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandparents.

NAUGHER
Evelyn Coradean Naugher
in 76 years old today, born in 1936.   Evelyn is Tara and Calum's Grandaunt and the sister of Brent's father Moses S. Naugher.  Evelyn is the 8th child of the 9 that Horace Savage Naugher and Maxie Ruth Smith, Tara and Calum's Great-grandparents.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Christopher M. Martin and Sarah Eleanor Halfhill's
167th anniversary is today, married in 1845 when he was 34 and she was 20 years old.  Chris and Sarah are Steve's 4th great-grandparents.  Their first born was Mary Jane Martin in 1851.  She married Thomas Jefferson Everhart in Lafayette, Mo March 17, 1869  and like her mother, married young.  She was 17 and Thomas was 19 years old.  They begot 7 children with Elmer Elsworth Everhart being the second born and is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

FARMER/KELLY/MCMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS
Sarah E. Farmer
is 144 years old today, born in 1868. Sarah later died on Oct 27, 1930 in Cherokee county, AL.  Sarah is the kids' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Sarah's father is the kids' 5th great-granduncle Reubin Farmer.  Reubin's sister Malinda Farmer is the kids' 5th great-grandmother who married Lewis Kelly in 1840 in Tennessee and begot Lucy Ann Kelly (see pic) in 1856. Lucy married Wilkes C. McMurray  and begot Ida Jane McMurray in 1881.  I show Ida as an only child.  That is amazing if it is true.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne and begot Donie Mae Mayne, the 3rd of their 8 children and Ella's 2nd great-grandmother.  Donie Mae Mayne married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer and begot Thereasa Ellen Myer March 31, 1961 in Atlanta, GA.  Thereasa married Duard Robert Hulgan from the Fort Payne Hulgans.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley's 147th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1865.  Nancy and David are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  Their oldest child of 10 is the boys' 2nd great-grandmother Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884 in Illinois.  Jennie and Joseph begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.  Walter married Marie Cotton and begot Charlotte, Walter and Jerry Wooden.  Leroy married Bessie A. Wolfe and begot two boys, Kenneth Wendelll Wooden and Carl K. Wooden.  Kenneth Wooden who died in 2006 married first Lillis Biles and begot Kay Marlene Wooden who is now living in Kansas City KS and has two children, Loey Lockerby living in KS and David Lockerby living in NM . Then Kenneth Wooden married Leola C. Mezzacasa and begot James L. Wooden, who is living in Shell Knob, MO. Kenneth's brother Carl K. Wooden married Patricia L. Natho and I don't know anything else about them, other than they are still living.    On the Walter Wooden side, Charlotte Wooden married Ray Day Jr. and they begot Trip (Ray Day III) who lives in California.  Walter Jr. married Ruth E. Schuchert and begot Deborah Ann Wooden who married John Baskerville Bridgforth, they are now living in San Antonio TX and begot Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth who are living in Reno, NV.  Jerry married Betty Steible and begot 4 boys, Jerry, Steve, Jim and Walter.  Steve married Mittie Reeves, they are living in Albion, NE, and begot Steven Ray Wooden Jr. who is in school in Lincoln, NE.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BANKS/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Banks
is 249 years old today, born in 1763. Thomas Banks is the boys' 5th great-grandmother's husband's brother.  Thomas' brother is Bradley Banks, the first husband of the boys' 5th great-grandmother, Sally Gold.  She later married Ira Cotton and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  We have talked about this group earlier in the month.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eleanor Pierce Gold
died 203 years ago today in 1809 at age 18 in Cornwall, CT.  Elle is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  Her father is Capt. Benjamin Gold, the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  The captain's father is the Rev. Hezekiah Gold and Heze's father is Hezekiah Gold Sr, the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Samuel Gold, their 8th great grandfather who married Esther Bradley and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel Gold married Ellen Burr and they begot Talcott Gold in 1759. 

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Gloria Janice Meyer
is 74 years old today, born in 1938. Gloria is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed and their 5th cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Benjamin Barnett Meyer, 2nd cousin 3 times removed whose father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer, 1st cousin 4 times removed, the whose father, John Hammond Meyer is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrick Henry Meyer.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODSMALL/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harrison Woodsmall
died 124 years ago today in 1888.  Harrison is the boys' half 3rd great-granduncle, the half brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden and Susan Wooden et al.  You see, Malinda Mahala Wilhoite was first married to Robert Miller Wooden in February of 1819.  Robert died in April of 1835, just 2 years after their 11th child was born, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden.  Malinda remarried to Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall from Virginia on February 4, 1840 in Owen Indiana.  They begot two more children, Harrison Woodsmall and Benjamin F. Woodsmall.

FRITTS/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Harbin Fritts
is 197 years old today, born in 1815.  Fritts is the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Susan Wooden.  Susan is the sister of 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden (1833-1907).

Meet the family for February 26, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ebenezer Burr and Amelia Silliman's
253rd anniversary is todayThey were married in 1759. He was 26 and she was 22. Ebenezer is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  Ebenezer's parents are the boys' 8th great-grandparents, Capt. Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman.  Ellen Burr is his sister and the boy's 7th great-grandmother.  Ellen married Abel Gold and begot Talcott Gold.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Nathaniel Burr
died 300 years ago today in 1712.  He was 72 years old. Nate as we used to call him, is the boys' 9th great-granduncle.  He is the bother of Daniel Burr who is the father of Capt. Seth Samuel Burr mentioned above.

CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lorenzo Dow Cleveland
died 130 years ago today in 1882 at age 64 in Southport, Chemung, New York.  Lou is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  His mother is Nancy Ann Cotton the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, sister of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.  Sally is the daughter of Talcott Gold.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FERGUSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Kay Marlene Wooden/Ferguson
is 61 years old today, born in 1951 in Appleton City, MO.  Kay is the boys' 2nd cousin once removed.  Her father, Kenneth Wendell Wooden is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed and his father, Leroy Oliver Wooden is the boys' great-granduncle, the brother of Walter William Wooden.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAY!!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Meet the family for February 25, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deborah A. VanCise
is 193 years old today born in 1819. Deborah is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  She was born in Masonville, New York and died at age 91 in Southport, NY., on July 20, 1910.  Deborah's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton.  Polly's parents are Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard also the boys' 6th great-grandparents and the parents of Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ephraim Keith
the boys' 8th great-grandfather, died 231 years ago today in 1781 at age 73 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Ephraim married Sarah Washburn September 21, 1732 in West Bridgewater and begot Sylvia Keith in 1735.  Sylvia married Benjamin Walker and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They produced Marshall Walker in 1757 who married Hannah Dunbar in August of 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795. 

BATES/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lydia Bates
is 339 years old today, born in 1673.  Lydia is the first wife of Samuel Cotton, the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  His second wife was, of course, the amazing, Experience Hall, who begot William Cotton the boys' 7th great-grandfather who married Rebeckah Ward and begot Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton who married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lottie B. Ray and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden Sr. and the rest is family history.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jemima Hall
died 159 years ago today in 1853 at age 94 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont.  Jemima is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall III.  Samuel is the first born of Samuel Hall, Jr, the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Experience Hall, born to Samuel Hall and Phoebe Ward.

WARD/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ann Ward
Died 327 years ago today in 1685 at age 81 in Fairfield Ct.  Ann is the kids' 11th great-grandmother, the wife of John Barlow.  They married in 1620 in Fairfield Ct. and begot 4 children, with John Barlow, Jr. born in 1630

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE

BRIDGFORTH
Joseph William Bridgforth is 112 years old today, born in 1900.
  Joseph is Bryan and Andrew's Granduncle.  He is the brother of their grandfather, Edward McPhail Bridgforth, Sr, who married Sudie Seay Bagley June 16, 1931.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob K Stanford
is 170 years old today, born in 1842.  Jacob is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, David Stanford.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Francis Malinda Stewart
is 203 years old today, born in 1809.  Francis is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart who died in the Civil war.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Eugenia "Virginia" Ernestine Steible
died 17 years ago today in 1995, at the age of 85 in St. Louis Missouri.  Virginia is Steve's great-grandaunt, the sister of his great-grandfather, Ceasar Alford Steible.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Meet the family for February 24, 2012

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
David Stanford and Amanda Jane Kenley's
153rd anniversary is today, married in 1859. She was 19 and he was 21. Amanda was David's first wife.  She bore him 3 children, James, Jacob and Mary.  Amanda died in 1863 and David married her sister Nancy Ann Kenley in 1865.  Nancy begot 10 children, with Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother being the first born.

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Kenley
died 156 years ago today in 1856 at age 79. John is the boys' 5th great-grandfather and the father of James S. Kenley.  James married Mary Jane Gill and begot Nancy Ann Kenley and Amanda Jane Kenley who we talked about above

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

TEMPLETON/DOBBS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Inell Templeton died
26 years ago today in 1986 at age 71.  Mr Templeton is the husband of Ella and Mason's 2nd cousin twice removed, Stella Mae Dobbs.  Stella's mother, Minnie Gertrude Burt is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Minnie's mother, Lillie Jane Hulgan, is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandaunt and Minnie's father, John Henry Burt is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Lillie Jane Hulgan's parents are Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandparents, John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland.  Her brother is Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  John Henry Burt's mother is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt, Tempa Copeland and Tempa's parents are Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandparents, John Copeland and Martha Baxter.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WASHBURN/KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Israel Washburn
is 329 years old today, born in 1683.  Israel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  He married Waitstill Sumner and begot Sarah Washburn in 1709.  Sarah married Ephraim Keith September 21, 1732 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts and later begot Sylvia Keith in 1735.  Sylvia married Benjamin Walker in 1756 and they begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall Walker married Hannah Dunbar August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.  Cady married Electa Sparks in 1813 and they begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

BOUDINOT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Parkhill Boudinot
is 180 years old today, born in 1832.  Sarah is the boys' 4th cousin 6 times removed, their 6th cousin 6 times removed and their 8th cousin 6 times removed.  Sarah's mother is Harriet Ruggles Gold the daughter of Capt. Benjamin Gold, 2nd cousin 8 times removed whose father is the Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed, the son of Hezekiah Gold who is the brother of 8th great-grandfather, Samuel Gold (1692-1769).

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
John Thomas Garrison and Martha Demaris Grantland's
142nd anniversary is today, married in 1870 when they both were 20 years old.  John and Martha are Steve's 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot Samuel Omar Garrison in 1881.  Samuel married Lula May McCutcheon in Morgan Alabama December 27, 1905.  They begot Sarah Eloise Garrison in 1909.  Sarah married John Wesley Reeves, Sr in 1932 and are Steve's great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILHOITE/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Malinda Mahala Wilhoite
is 212 years old today, born in 1800.  Malinda is the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  She married Robert Miller Wooden February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky and begot her 11th child, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden in 1833.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Annie Louella Wooden
died 130 years ago today in 1882 at age 25 in Morgan county Indiana.  Annie is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is 3rd great-granduncle, Joshua Miller Wooden, the brother of Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Meet the family for February 23, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Gold
is 246 years old today, born in 1766. Isaac is the boys' 6th great-granduncle.  His parents are Abel Gold and Ellen Burr.  Isaac is the 6th of their 11 children and the brother of the 3rd child Talcott Gold.  Talcott is the boys' 6th great-grandfather and the father of Sally Gold who married Ira Cotton in 1811.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jacob K. Stanford
died 94 years ago today in 1918 at age 75. Jacob is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and the younger brother of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  David married Nancy Ann Kenley in 1865 in Clay county, IL and their first child was Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, the wife of Joseph R. Wooden. Margaret Jennie and Joseph R. Wooden had two children, Walter William Wooden Sr., the boys' great-grandfather and Leroy O. Wooden.  I now know that Leroy's line goes like this.  Leroy Oliver Wooden stayed on the farm in the south western corner of MO around Appleton City, in the St. Clair, Barry county area.  He married Bessie A. Wolfe and had two children, Carl K. Wooden (1926- still alive) and the oldest boy Kenneth Wendell Wooden (1923-2006).  Kenneth married Leola O Swift in 1951, who is still alive and is 90 years old as of this email.  Kenneth and Leola had one boy, James L. Wooden,(1958- still alive) and had a girl Kay M. Wooden (1951-present), the boys' 2nd cousins once removed. Kay has had an interesting life.  Her name has been Kay M. Wooden, Kay M. Huddleston, Kay M. Ferguson and Kay M. Lockerby.  When she was a Lockerby she had two children, David Lockerby (1976-present) and Loey Lockerby (1971-present).  David and Loey are the boys' 3rd cousins.  David Lockerby lives in Houston Lake, MO and is a custom metal shelving company foreman.  David is married and has a boy child, Riley Lockerby, who is the boys' 3rd cousin once removed.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jasper D. Stanford
is 114 years old today, born in 1898.  Jasper is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Asia Minor Stanford the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is the aforementioned Jacob K. Stanford.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Johnnye Douzie Garrison
is 96 years old today, born in 1916. Johnnye is Steve's great-grandaunt the sister of Sarah Eloise Garrison, Steve's Great-grandmother who married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 in Athens, AL.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Rebecca Ann Conrad
is 206 years old today, born in 1806. Rebecca is Steve's 5th great-grandaunt from Shenandoah, VA.  She died in 1880 at age 74 in Fayette, IN. Rebecca's brother, George Conrad, Steve's 5th great-grandfather, married Nancy Wiseman in 1825 in Harrison, IN.  They begot 3 children, the first of which was Mary Ann Conrad ( abt 1824-?). Mary Ann married Daniel G. Everhart and are Steve's 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 3 children of their own, Thomas Jefferson Everhart (1849-1938), Elizabeth A. Everhart (1851-?) and Nancy A. Everhart (abt 1852-?).  Thomas married Mary Jane Martin and together are Steve's 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of 7 children, the second of which is Elmer Elsworth Everhart (1877-1968).  This is Gramp (who named me Jughandle).  Gramp married Gram (Margret Izora Sims) in 1902 and begot 10 children, 6 girls and 4 boys.  Lola Ray Everhart (Grandmother) was the second oldest.  Lola married Al Steible January 5th 1928 in East St. Louis, IL and begot Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Steible in October of 1928.  Betty married Jerry Wooden November 23rd, 1950 in Kansas City MO and begot 4 boy childs, Jerry, Steve, Jim and Walt.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Dorothy Jean Everhart
died 6 years ago today in 2006.  Dorothy is Steve's 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is James Noel "Smokey" Everhart the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan and Elizabeth Ann Gaultney's
130th wedding anniversary is today.  They were married in 1882. Stephan is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle and Elizabeth is Stephan's second wife.  They were married when he was 33 and she was 21. Stephan's first wife Mary Ann Molly Bryant, died Feb 20th 1881.  Stephan is the oldest of 5 children born to George Washington Hulgan and Dialtha Almeda Luttrell, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandparents.  Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather, John Miller Hulgan is the second oldest. John Miller married Ruth J. Copeland and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ELLISON/WILHOIT/WILHOITE/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nancy Margaret Ellison
died 147 years ago today in 1865.  Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandmother.  She married Tobias Wilhoit in 1801 in Woodford Kentucky.  They are the parents of 4th great-grandmother, Malinda Mahala Wilhoite who married Robert Miller Wooden February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Meet the family for February 22, 2012

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

DOBBS/BURT/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Charlie Hubert Dobbs and Minnie Gertrude Burt's
anniversary number 94 is today.  They were married in 1918. Charlie was 15 and Minnie was 16 years old. Minnie is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 3 times removed and the daughter of John Henry Burt and Lillie Jane Hulgan. (see pictures)  John Henry is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed and Lillie Jane is Ella and Mason's 2nd great- grandaunt because they are also cousins.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Matilda Stewart
is 167 years old today, born in 1845. Frances is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Frances Marion Savage and got along really well.  So well in fact that they had 17 children.  Frances Matilda live to be only 43 (I don't blame her) dieing on March 30, 1888 in Cherokee, AL.  Her husband Frances Marion Savage lived to be 65 and died March 28, 1902 in Ladiga, Calhoun, Alabama.  We've talked about this family before but it is interesting to see that they had many tragic young deaths.  Here are the ages of the children when they died.  Sallie E. 39 years, Susannah E. 3 months, Amanda E. less than 3 months, James Thomas 67 years, John R. 5 years, Samuel Davis 58 years, William Benjamin 46 years, Lott Walker Savage 85 years, Frances M. 24 years, Joseph D. 11 1/2 months, Josephine V. 7 years, Charles Alfred 75 years, Paul Heflin Savage 64 years, Henry C. 4 months, Raleigh Haynes Savage 69 years, Infant Savage still born 0 years, Rufus Webster Savage 56 years.  Very sad to think that of the 17 children born, only 5 lived to see 60 and only 3 out lived their father and sadder yet, 7 children didn't live to be 10 years old.

RAINS/NAUGHER
Howard Milton Naugher and Alta Ellen Rains'
65th anniversary is today, married in 1947 when he was 21 years old in Gadsden, Alabama.  Howard is Tara and Calum's Granduncle, the brother of Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's Grandfather. Howard and Alta begot 4 children, Mary Ellen Naugher, Jenny Lynn Naugher, Marie Jean Naugher and Jeffrey Milton Naugher.  All are Tara and Calum's 1st cousins once removed.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES   
Oscar Routh Brown
died 81 years ago today in 1931 at age 68 in Mentone, Dekalb, Alabama. Oscar is the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  He was born to Thomas Truly Brown and Louise J. C. Rogers on September 16, 1862 in Georgia.  Oscar married Ella Mariah Crow and begot 5 children, all boys, with the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown, born in 1912.  Oscar T. married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Thomas Brown in 1941.

MAYNE/MYER/
HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES   
Venice Mayne
is 77 years old today, born in 1935.    Venice is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed and the wife of their great-granduncle, David Homer Myer, Sr.  Venice is the second child born of 4 to Louie Mayne and Mary Nell Battles.  Louie is the brother of the kids' 2nd great grandmother, Donie Mae Mayne.  Venice and Homer have 3 children, Debbie Myer, David Homer Myer, Jr. and Tammie Myer.  They are all the kids' 1st cousins twice removed and their 2nd cousins twice removed.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE!!!!!

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

CUNNINGHAM/BARNETT/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES   
John William Cunningham
is 190 years old today, born in 1822. John is the husband of the kids' 4th great-grandaunt, Francis Selina Barnett, the sister of 4th great-grandfather, David A. Barnett who married Jane C. Fleeman in Oglethorpe, Georgia December 8, 1857 and begot their first born of 7, Lucy Emline Barnett in 1858.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY- I THINK
William F McCaw Johnson
is 140 years old today, born in 1872.  This is our screwy family, cousins marrying cousins then changing their name thing.  William F McCaw Johnson is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His wife and first cousin Nora Catherine Moore is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  William was born William F. Johnson supposedly to  Abraham Johnson and Nancy Amerette Reno, unless of course he was adopted and/or raised by wolves, I mean raised by Abraham and Nancy. To support the idea of adoption, William wasn't on the Johnson's 1880 census, and of course I don't have the 1890 census to look at either.  Then some time later, William changed his last name to McCaw, the name he gave his children.  To screw this up even more, several records show him to have lived to be 111 years old.  Not impossible, but very improbable.  William supposedly was born February 22, 1872 in Evansville, IN.  The first census I pick him up on is the 1900 census where he lived in Wayne IN.  It does show his birth year as 1872.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Elizabeth Nancy Cotton
died 168 years ago today in 1844 at age 65 in Jackson River, Alleghany, VA. Liz is Steve's 5th great-grandmother.  She married James Sims in Jackson River Virginia on October 25, 1796.  They begot 6 children after James' first wife Phebe Nalle drown.  James brought 7 children into his marriage with Elizabeth for a total of 13.  Our line goes through Dryden Sims, the 12th born, probably aground 1819. Dryden Sims married Rebecca Bays and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier in Appleton City, MO March 15, 1878 and begot Steve's 2nd great-grandmother, Margret Izora Sims in 1883.  Margret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and the begot Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ray and Polly Furnis's
196th anniversary is today, married in 1816 when he was 22 and she was 32 in Gallatin Kentucky.  Thomas is the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  Polly is his first wife.  She died September 21, 1820.  They only begot one child, Samuel E. Ray.  Thomas then married Susan Ray (not sure of the relationship) on May 17, 1821 in Gallatin Kentucky.  They begot 4 children with 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas B. Ray being the last born.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STOKER/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Glenyce Stoker
died 64 years ago today in 1948 at the age of 43 in McLennan Texas.  She is the wife of 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Chalmers Cole Wooden, Sr., whose father is 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Wooden, the son of 1st cousin 6 times removed, Abraham Wooden whose father, John Wooden, is the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Wooden.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Meet the family for February 21, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Experience Hall
is 328 years old today, born in 1684.  The beautiful, Experience Hall died at age 78 in Middletown, Connecticut April 22, 1762, not yet an American Citizen.  Experience is the boy's 8th great-grandmother.  Interestingly enough, she and her husband, Samuel Cotton were born on the same day only 7 years apart.  Experience is the oldest of 6 Hall children, Experience Hall (1683-1762), Phebe or Pheobe Hall (1686-1729), Susannah Hall (1689-?), Mary Hall (1694-?), Samuel Hall (1696-1764) and William Hall (1698-1698) lived 1 month.  I picture Experience as a tall blondish lovely girl in a long dress with big petticoats.  A puritan of course but a little mischievous.  Smart and in total control, but very nice and loved by everyone.  Wow, I think I just described my wife Darlene.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Samuel Cotton
is 336 years old today, born in 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Samuel died at age 84 on March 9, 1760 in Middletown, Connecticut. Sam is the husband of Experience Hall and the boy's 8th great-grandfather.  Sam was married first to Lydia Bates on July 22, 1695 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA. He was 19 and she was an older woman of 22.  Lydia begot 7 children to Sam before she died in child birth on September 9, 1713 in Middletown, CT.  Her children are Mary Cotton, Lydia Cotton, Elizabeth Cotton, Hannah Cotton, Samuel Cotton Jr., Prudence Cotton and Ebenezer Cotton.  Lucky for us Samuel decided to remarry 3 years later to Experience on February 28, 1716 in Middletown.  By this time Sam was 40 and needed a younger woman, 33.  I don't show records of Experience having been married before and to start her first marriage at 33 years old was probably a relief for her mother.  Experience did her wifely duty and begot 4 children to Sam.  John Cotton (1719-?), at age 36, William Cotton (1720-?) our grandfather, at age 37, Daniel Cotton (1723-1731) at age 40 and Phebe Cotton (1724-1725) at age 41.  Samuel died in 1760 and Experience lived another 2 years to age 78.  1741 must have been very hard for them.  Experience lost her mother Phoebe Ward, who died May 14th and Samuel Jr. died April 27th.  But on the bright side, they still had 2 of Experience's 4 children and possibly up to 5 of Lydia's children to comfort them.  William left home the next year and married Rebeckah Ward September 22, 1742 in Middletown.  They had 7 children the last of which was Great-grandfather Thomas Cotton.  But since this is such a big day I'll have mercy and stop there.

NORMANDY/DE BRETAGNE/LUPUS/BELLOMONTENIS/DE COTENTIN/DE COTEN/DE COTTEN/COTTON/COTTEN/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
I know, this is unbelievable, but there are other peoples' research that supports this line.  There, of course, is no real way to prove this, but none the less here is the story.  Hegwig of Normandy died 978 years ago today in the year 1034.  Negwig was 57, having been born in 977 in Normandy, France.  Hegwig died February 21, 1934 in rennes, Bretagne, , France. Hegwig is the boys' 33rd great grandmother.  Here is the shortest way to give you the line:
Geoffroy I De Bretagne married Hegwig of Normandy they begot
Emme Lupus who married Evon Ivan Dellomontenis who begot
John De Cotentin who married Marie De Normandy in 1068 who begot
William De Cotentin who married Marianne Deue who begot
Simon De Cotentin who married Enid De Maatenloch who begot
William De Contentin who married Isabella De Leon who begot
Edmond De Coten who married Catherina Brett who begot
William De Cotten who married Agnes de Ridware who begot
John De Cotten who married Isabella Fauconer from England who begot
Henry Cotten who married Anne Le Fleming who begot
Thomas De Cotton who married unknow born in 1295 in Suffolk, England who begot
Humphrey De Cotten who married Ann Holbrooke who begot
Thomas De Cotten who married Alice De Hastings who begot
John I De Cotten who married Bridget Grace who begot
Walter Cotten who married Joan Rede who begot
William De Cotten who married Anne Abbot in 1420 in Landwade, Cambridge, England who begot
William De Cotten (Jr) who married Mary De Wessenham who begot
William De Cotten (III) who married unknow who begot
Thomas Cotten who married Eleanor Knightley who begot
Thomas Cotten (Jr.) who married Joan Paris who begot
Thomas Cotten (III) who married Lucy Harvey who begot
Thomas Cotten (IV) who married Elizabeth Shirley who begot
Andrew Cotton who married Joane who begot
At this point I'm almost 100% sure of the line from here on
William Serg Cotton who married Ann Graves who begot
Rev. John Cotton who married Mary Marie Stowe who begot
Samuel Cotton who married Experience Hall who begot
William Cotton who married Rebeckah Ward who begot
Thomas Cotton who married Anna Hubbard who begot
Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold who begot
Samuel Cheney Cotton who married Almira Walker who begot
Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt who begot
Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lotti B. Ray who begot
Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden who begot
Walter William Wooden Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.
Walter married Ruth E. Schuchert and begot
Deborah Ann Wooden who married John Baskervil Bridgforth who begot
Bryan Wooden Bridgforth & Andrew Bagley Bridgforth
Jerry J. Wooden married Betty L. Steible and begot
Steven Ray Wooden Sr. who married Mittie Reeves who begot
Steven Ray Wooden Jr.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Daniel Johnson
died 104 years ago today.  He was 65 and died in 1908.  Daniel was born November 3, 1842 in Lambs Bottom, IN. Daniel is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  His sister is Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN.  Andrew and Amanda begot 6 Wooden children without a splinter, but you could say they are a splinter group, or not.  Joseph R. Wooden, Jeremiah Wooden, Elba Wooden, Minnie Hodges Wooden, Lola Wooden and Harvey H. WoodenJoseph Wooden of course is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather and the father of Walter William Wooden Sr.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

GOODE/MARTIN/WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Matilda Priscilla Goode
died 129 years ago today.  Matilda was 72 having been born in 1810 in Rutherford, Polk, NC.  Matilda died in Gillsville, Hall, GA in 1883. Matilda Priscilla Goode is Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandmother.  Matilda married William H. West August 29th, 1850 in Hall GA.  They begot Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers December 24, 1871 in Hall GA.  They begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879 and Noah married Dellia Keever in 1908.  They begot Nellie Chambers in 1909 who married Cecil Robert Hulgan and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Richard Hardy Naugher
died 4 years ago today.  Richard was 85 when he died in Leesburg, AL. Richard is Tara and Calum's Granduncle. Richard's parents are Horace Savage Naugher and Maxie Ruth Smith.  Richard's brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's Grandfather.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry March 16th 1946 and begot Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Meet the family for February 20, 2012

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Alisa Annette Reeves
is 55 years old today, born in 1957.  Alisa is Steve's Aunt, the sister of Steve's mother Mittie.  Alisa married John Bedford Backburn, Jr. and begot John III and Justin Thomas Blackburn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISA!

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles C. Cotton
died 56 years ago today in 1956 at age 57 in Butte, California. Charles is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed. Charles' father is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, Charles G. Cotton.  Charles G's father is Cyrus H. Cotton, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed and his father is Chauncey H. Cotton , the boys' 5th great-granduncle and the brother of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

SHERWOOD/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sarah Sherwood
is 286 years old today, born in 1726. Sarah is the boy's 8th Great-grandmother.  Sarah married Gershom Bradley and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744.  This Sarah married David Barlow August 9th, 1764 in Greenfield, Connecticut.  They begot Anna Barlow, the boy's 6th great-grandmother and the wife of Talcott Gold.  They produced Sally Gold who married Ira Cotton in 1811 and they begot Samuel Cheney Cotton who married Almira Walker in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.  Hubbard, the boys 3rd great-grandfather, married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Samuel married Lotti B. Ray the mother of Marie Cotton, Walter Wooden's wife.

DUNBAR/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Martha Conant Packard
died 236 years ago today in 1776 at the age of 56 in Bridgewater, MA.  Martha is the boys' 7th great-grandmother.  She married James Dunbar and begot Hannah Dunbar in 1760.  Hannah married Marshall Walker August 17, 1776 and they begot Cady R. Walker et al in 1795.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Stanford
is 144 years old today, born in 1868.  Isaac is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Jacob K. Stanford the boys' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of David Stanford their 3rd great-grandfather.

BENNETT/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Olive Bell Bennett
died 51 years ago today in 1961 at age 80 in Bowdre, Illinois.  Olive is the boy's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Olive's mother is Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boy's 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her brother is David Stanford the husband of Nancy Ann Kenley and are the parent's of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boy's 2nd great-grandmother.  Margaret of course married Joseph R. Wooden and begot Walter William Wooden.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Mary Ann Molly Bryant
died 131 years ago today in 1881 at age 26 in Dekalb county, AL. Mary is the 1st wife of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan.  Stephan produced a bunch of Hulgans.  Mary died young after producing 2 children.  Stephan married again the next year, this time to Elizabeth Ann Gaultney.  Elizabeth begot 6 more Hulgans in Dekalb county, AL.  Washington Columbus Bartlett Hulgan (1881-?), Walter Verdell Hulgan (1882-1967), George Darius Hulgan (1884-1967), Wallace Henry Hulgan (1885-1950). Jesse Alma Hulgan (1889-1953) and John Caldwell Hulgan (1893-1954).  Those are all Ella and Mason's 1st cousins 4 times removed.  Stephan himself is from a family of 4 Hulgan boys and one girl.  Stephan is the oldest (1848-1920), then John Miller Hulgan (1852-1939), Ella and Mason's 3rd Great-grandfather, the Francis M. Hulgan (1854-?), William Wallace Hulgan (1858-?) and Thomas Franklin Hulgan (?).  John Miller Hulgan married Ruth J. Copeland and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan (named after John's youngest brother).  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Duard's father.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE


MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Benjamin Barnett Meyer and Martha Sue Dawson's
91st anniversary is today, married in 1921 when he was 20 and she was 19 years old.  Benjamin is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Bobby Farris Myer
died 1 year ago today.  Bobby is the kids' great-granduncle, the brother of Dick Myer.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Meet the family for February 19, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ABELL/FRAZER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Amaziah Amariah Abell
is 175 years old today, born in 1835. Amaziah Amariah Abell is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed's husband's father.  Amaziah's son is Charles Leonard Abell (1874-1957), his wife is Lena V. Frazer who is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Lena's mother is Amelia S. Batholomew , the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Amelia's mother is the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Deborah A. VanCise .  Deborah's mother is the boys 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton. Polly's parents are the boys' 6th great-grandparents, Thomas Cotton and Anna Hubbard.  Their oldest child is the boys' 5th great grandfather, Ira Cotton who married Sally Gold and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton.

HOPKINS/SNOW/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth Fisher's
394 anniversary is today, married in 1618 when he was 38 and she was 33 at St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, England.  Stephen had been away for years on the"Sea Adventure" in the new world and had come home to find that his wife, Constance Dudley, whom he had married in London on May 9, 1599, had died sometime between 1609 and 1613.  Constance Hopkins, his oldest daughter and the boys' 12th great-grandmother, Elizabeth Hopkins and Giles Hopkins were all he had left.  He met and married Elizabeth Fisher and two years later they boarded the whole family and a pregnate wife on the Mayflower to take the trip to the new world.  On the way over, Elizabeth gave birth to Oceanus Hopkins, the only child born on the Mayflower.  Their last child Damaris Hopkins was born in 1627 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

STARR/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Starr
died 222 years ago today in 1790 at age 78 in Middletown, CT.  Abby is the wife of the boys' 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of Experience Hall.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lillian Ruth "Ruthy" Everhart
is 101 years old today, born in 1911. Lillian Ruth Everhart, known only as Ruth, because the name Lillian came from an aunt that wasn't well liked by the family.  Ruth is Steve's Great-grandaunt.  Betty Wooden knew her well and has a couple of stories to tell.  Ruth later married Charles Reiff and begot a son, Rodney Allen Reiff who died in 1982.  Ruth is the 4th of Grandmother Lola's 10 bothers and sisters, born to Elmer Elsworth Everhart and Margret Izora Sims.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


MULLIGAN/REEVES/WOODEN
Victoria Grace Mulligan
is 11 years old today, born in 2001.  Vicky is Steve's 2nd Cousin.  Her mother is Lori Leslie Reeves, Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Lori's father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle and the brother of Steve's grandfather, John Wesley Reeves, Jr.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HAWLEY/STONESTREET/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Hawley
died 78 years ago today in 1934 William is the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  His mother is 1st cousin 6 times removed, Lucy Ann Stonestreet whose mother is Ruth Wooden, the sister of Robert Wooden, the boys' 5th great-grandfather, who married Jane Barnhill December 26, 1809 in Jefferson, Kentucky.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-KNOWLES-HOSLER
Johnnie Ray McMurrey
is 73 years old today, born in 1939.  Johnnie is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Johnnie Floyd McMurrey whose father is 3rd great-granduncle Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meet the family for February 18, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally Ann Cotton
was born on this day in Delaware county, NY in 1813, 199 years ago today.  Sally lived to be 71 and died in Appleton City, MO on September 14, 1884.  Sally is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt.  One of two children that I know of begot by Ira Cotton and Sally Gold.  Sally's brother is the boys 4th great-grandfather Samuel Cheney Cotton.  Samuel married Almira Walker and begot Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton who married Lotti B. Ray the mother of Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter Wooden and begot Walter, Jerry and Charlotte Wooden.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Barlow
died 185 years ago today in 1827 at age 63 in Friendship, Allegany, New York and is buried in Nile Cemetery, Nile, Allegany county, New York.  Anna and her husband Talcott Gold are the boys' 5th great-grandparents.  They begot 4 girls and 1 boy.  Sally Gold, the boys' 4th great-grandfather was the 3rd born.  Sally married Ira Cotton May 6, 1811 and they are buried together in Friendship New York

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
James Noel  "Smokey" Everhart, Jr.
is 90 years old today, born in 1922.  James is Steve's 2nd Great-granduncle, the brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather and the man that named me Jughandle.

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Jeremiah Sims
is 274 years old today, born in 1738. Jeremiah is Steve's 6th great-grandfather.  He was born in Culpeper, VA and died in Swiss, Nicholas, WV in 1768.  Jeremiah married Agatha Nalle in 1753 and begot James Sims and Nancy Ann Sims.  James is listed as one of the pioneers of West Virgina and there is quite a bit written about him.  He married Elizabeth Nancy Cotton (not related to the other Cotton line that I know of) in 1796 and begot 6 children of their own after James' first marriage to Phebe Nalle ended in her drowning death in 1794.  Lots of stories surrounded her death, and several law suites, but the story that stuck was that she was visiting a sick friend and while coming home late, her horse threw her while crossing a river.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Rosco McMurrey
died 46 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 60 in Wayne, Michigan. Rosco is the kid's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey of the family we have talked about a lot recently.  Weird how on February 15th Henry Lee McMurrey and Edgar L. McMurrey both died in 1985 and February 18th 1966 Rosco died.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Sally Stewart
is 197 years old today, born in 1815.  Sally is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart, the Civil War solider.  Sally only lived to be 1 year old but John Thomas' first born was Frances Matilda Stewart and she named her first born Sallie E. Savage.  That Sallie only lived to be 39 years old but is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother, the mother of Horace Savage Naugher.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Michael Myer
was born on this day, but I'm not sure what year.  Michael is the kids 1st cousin twice removed. His father is Bobby Farris Myer, the brother of Roland Max Myer.

BRYSON/STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Mattie Lee Bryson died 83 years ago today in 1929 at age 65.  Mattie is the wife of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, John Rolf Starling, the brother of Alice Cora Starling, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.
Mattie and John Starling

BARNETT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
David Barnett and Louvicy Hayes's 193rd anniversary is today, married in Madison county, Georgia in 1819 when he was 42 years old. David is the kids' 6th great-grandfather.  David and his first wife Sarah Phillips begot 9 children before she died in 1819.  The 8th child was Abel M. Barnett who married Rachel Meadows January 11, 1832 in Oglethorpe Georgia and are the kids' 5th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Mahala Wilhoite's
193rd anniversary is today, married in 1819 in Jefferson county, Kentucky when he was 23 and she was 18 years old.  Robert and Malinda are the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 11 children together before Robert died, with the last on being Andrew Jackson Wooden in 1833, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

FRITTS/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elisa Florence Fritts
died 92 years ago today in 1920 in Hendricks, Indiana at age 69. Elisa is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her mother is Susan Wooden, the sister of the aforementioned Andrew Jackson Wooden.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Meet the family for February 17, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Gershom Barlow
is 307 years old today, born in 1705.  Gershom is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of 8th great-grandfather, David Barlow, Sr.

PATCHING/BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Margery Patching
is 448 years old today, born in 1564.  Marg is the boys' 12th great-grandmother.  She married Joseph Browne in Horley, Surrey, , England February 16th 1584.  The begot Sarah Browne in 1592.  We talked about this line yesterday.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Gertrude W. Hulgan
died 66 years ago today in Valley, Chambers, Alabama, in 1946 at age 69. Gertrude is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  So her father, Stephan Nicodemus Hulgan is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle and his father is George Washington Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  George is also the father of John Miller HulganJohn Miller married Ruth J. Copeland and they begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan, their second child of 6.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Duard's father Cecil Robert Hulgan.

COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Copeland and Martha Baxter's
177th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1835 in St. Clair county, Alabama.  John was 19 and Martha 23. They begot 8 children, Tillman R. Copeland (Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather), Tempa Copeland,(mother of  John Henry Burt, Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed and John is the husband of Lillie Jane Hulgan who's mother is Ruth J. Copeland the daughter of Tillman) Charlotte Copeland, Joseph Copeland, Mary Elizabeth Copeland, Emily Copeland, Sellery Anna Copeland and John Copeland.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Paul Heflin Savage
is 132 years old today, born in 1880, in Cherokee, Alabama. Paul died at the age of 64 in Piedmont Alabama on February 28th 1944. Paul is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle.  His parents are Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  Paul is the 13th child of the 17 the Savages had.  The oldest, Sallie E. Savage is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandmother, married to Moses Service Naugher in 1883, they begot 7 children, with Horace Savage Naugher being the 6th.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith, Tara and Calum's Great-grandmother and begot Moses S. Naugher, Tara's Grandfather.  Moses married Haney Fortenberry in 1946 and begot Tara and Calum's father Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Zuma McMurrey
is 114 years old today, born in 1898.  Zuma is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Ida Jane McMurrey.  Zuma later died at age 20 in 1918.  They were born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley.  Zuma was the 10th born of the 11 children and Ida was the 3rd born 17 years apart.  In fact the first born was George W. McMurrey in 1874 and the last born was Hoyt McMurrey in 1900.  That's 26 years apart.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Heinrich Meyer or John Henry Meyer is 202 years old today, born in 1810.  This is controversial but, I believe Heinrich Meyer to be the kids' great-grandfather and here is why.  Heinrich Meyer is buried in the Meyer plot in Winterville Cemetery in Winterville, GA along with his wife Sophie.  They were born in Hanover, Germany in 1810 and 1818 respectfully.  That makes them the perfect age to be the parents of John Hammond Meyer (1844-1921), his brother Dedrich Henry Meyer (1852-1889) and their sister Dora Meyer (1852-1936) who were also born in Hanover Germany.  If that is true then Heinrich Meyer and Sophie are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

SOBEL/JENKINS/BECK/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Katherine Rhea Sobel
is 2 year old today, born in 2010 on this day.  Katherine is the kids' 3rd cousin.  Her parents are Todd Sobel and 2nd cousin once removed, Jana Jenkins.  Jana's parents are Larry Jenkins and 1st cousin twice removed, Susan Beck.  Susan's parents are Bill Wayne Beck and great-grandaunt, Lelia Jane "Jane" Myer, the sister of Roland Max Myer, the kids' great-grandfather.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHERINE!!!!!

MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Franklin Roosevelt Meyer
is 79 years old today, born in 1933.  Frank is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His father is 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Arthur Herman Meyer whose father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer, the son of 3rd great-granduncle, John Hammond Meyer.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILHOITE/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Wilhoite
died 175 years ago today in 1837 at the age of 95.  John is the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  He married Lucy Stapp in 1768 and begot Tobias Wilhoit in 1780.  Tobias married Nancy Margaret Ellison in Woodford, Kentucky in 1801 and begot Malinda Mahala Wilhoite around that same time.  Malinda married Robert Miller Wooden in Jefferson Kentucky, February 18, 1819 and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.

Side Bar:  It takes a lot of blood to make each of us.  Here is some of mine:
parents: 2- Wooden-Steible
Grandparents: 4- Wooden-Cotton, Steible-Everhart
Great grandparents: 8- Wooden-Stanford, Cotton-Ray, Steible-Wildmann, Everhart-Sims
2nd great grandparents: 16- Wooden-Johnson, Stanford-Kenley, Cotton-Hazelitt, Ray-Brown, Steible- ?, Wildmann-Bausen, Everhart-Martin, Sims-Boudinier
3rd great grandparents: 32-  Wooden-Wilhoite, Johnson-Le Fevre, Stanford-Kneff, Kenley-Gill, Cotton-Walker, Hazelitt-?, Ray-?, Brown-Earnest, Steible-?, ?-?, Wildmann-?, Bausen-?, Everhart-Conrad, Martin-   Halfhill, Sims-Bays, Boudinier-?

That is just my 3rd great grandparents.  By the time I get back to the Mayflower and the Hopkins family, my 11th great-grandfather, there are over 8,192 people (grandparents) whose blood is part of me.  Half of those on my father's side and half on my mother's.

So if there are 7 billion people in the world, how many generations do we have to go back to all be related?  Would that be Adam and Eve?  Or wouldn't we have to count all the people who have lived?  If that is the case, one scientist figures that there have been roughly 100 billion people who have ever lived. 35 generations would be 137 billion people.  If man kind is 50,000 years old then a generation would have to be over 1428 years.  If the current estimate of 30 years to a generation is to believed, then 30 x 35 = 1050.  James Usher (1581-1656) believed that creation was the night before October 23, 4004 BCE.  He figured a generation to be roughly 35 years, making 170 generations in history.  But 170 generations would be many more people, wouldn't it?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Meet the family for February 16, 2012

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Clarence LeRoy Stanford
died 62 years ago today in 1950 at age 56  Clarence is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  First cousins are of course the offspring of a parents sibling. exempli gratia (e.g.) your fathers brother's child is your first cousin no times removed. 3 times removed means that the common ancestor would be your 3rd great-grandparent's children.  Let's trace this one.  Clarence's father is James Isaac Stanford, the boy's 2nd great-granduncle.  James Isaac's father is the boy's 3rd great-grandfather, David Stanford.  But in this case I guess it would be 1/2, 1st cousins because The boys' line goes through Margaret Jennie Stanford, David Stanford's daughter born to Nancy Ann Kenley, David's second wife.  James Isaac Stanford, Margaret's 1/2 brother was born to David Stanford and Amanda Jane Kenley, David's first wife.  That's clear, right?

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Dovie Edge
is 124 years old today, born in 1888.  Dovie is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, the daughter of Ace Gwinn Edge and Regina Ann Elizibeth Sims.  Dovie's brother is Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling.  They are the parents of Oma Edge, Cora Augusta Edge, Grady Wallace Edge, Mary A. Edge, Joe L. Edge and Dora M. Edge.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot 11 children.  Roland, married Ella Ween Brown and begot Darlene, Thereasa and Beverly.

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Oda Levi Edge
died 77 years ago today in 1935 at age 51.  Oda is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph Lewis Edge, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.  Joseph married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot 11 Myer children with Roland Max Myer, the kids' great-grandfather, being the 7th born.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/HAUGHER/MARTIN
Hannah Savage
died 71 years ago today in 1941 at age 71 in Piedmont Alabama.  Hannah is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Payne Savage, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Frances Marion Savage.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

REYNOLDS/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Nettie Adaline Reynolds
died 48 years ago today in 1964 at age 81 in Pinson Alabama.  Nettie is the wife of the kids' 3rd great-granduncle who we talked about yesterday, Lee Vernon McMurrey.  Lee is the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey.  They were born to William M. McMurrey and Lucy Ann Kelley, the kids' 4th great-grandparents.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

CONRAD/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Philip Conrad
died 131 years ago today in. 1881 at age 54 in Corydon, Harrison, Indiana.. Philip is Steve's 4th great-granduncle on his grandmother Betty's side.  Philip is the brother of Mary Ann Conrad Steve's 4th great-grandmother.  Her husband is Daniel G. Everhart, Steve's 4th great-grandfather.  Their first child of 3 was Thomas Jefferson Everhart born July 18th 1849 in IN.  Thomas married Mary Jane Martin and begot 7 children.  The second child was Elmer Elsworth Everhard (Gramp) born January 1, 1877 in Sedalia, MO.  Gramp married Margret Izora Sims, Gram, in 1902 and begot 10 children.  The second child was Lola Ray Everhart born November 20th 1906 in East Saint Louis, IL.  Lola married Ceasar Alford Steible on January 5th 1928 and in October begot Betty.  Betty married Jerry Joseph Wooden and begot 4 boys, the second of which is Steve who married Mittie and they begot Steve Jr.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Gold
is 219 years old today, born in 1793.  This Samuel, and there are a few in the line, is the boy's 5th great-granduncle, the only boy born to the boy's 6th great-grandparents, Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.  Samuel died young in a tragic accident, chopping wood at age 21 on June 18th, 1814.  A passage from the book,  "History of Allegheny County"  On head stone "1814-6-21 age 21 yrs. 4 mos. 5 days" "Died while chopping wood, was killed by a falling tree, 18 Jun 1814, Friendship, Allegany, New York, USA, On head stone - 1814-6-21 age 21 yrs. 4 mos. 5 days"Samuel's oldest sister, Sally Gold, is the boy's 5th great-grandmother.  Sally and her second husband, Ira Cotton are the parents of Samuel Cheney Cotton, who among other things is listed as a "Republican Sheriff" of Friendship, NY.  Sam Cheney is the father of Hubbard Cotton who married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton, who married Lottie B. Ray and are the parents of the boy's Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton, Mamie.  Mamie of course married Dada, Walter William Wooden Sr, who's offspring begot the rest of us.

BROWNE/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Browne and Margery Patching's
428th anniversary is today, married in 1584 in Horley, Surrey, , England when he was 22 and she was 19 years old.  This couple are the boys' 12th great-grandfather and grandmother.  They begot 5 children with Sarah Browne being the 3rd born.  Sarah married Arthur Fenner in Rusper, England January 9, 1614 and they begot Phoebe Fenner in 1633.  Phoebe married William Ward in Middletown, CT March 28, 1660 and they begot Phoebe Ward, the second born of their 9 children.  This Phoebe married Samuel Hall in Middletown December 6, 1683 and they begot Experience Hall, their first born of 6 children.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meet the family for February 15, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Dabbage Brown
is 136 years old today born in 1876. Charles is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Born in Montrose MO to Martin Van Buren Brown and Helen M. Cecil, Charles is the 3rd of the 5 children the Browns had.  Martin Van Buren Brown is the boys 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of the boys 3rd great-grandmother, Charlotte Brown.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.  Marie married Walter William Wooden Sr., the boys' Great-grandfather, and begot Walter William Wooden Jr., the Bridgforth boys' Grandfather, and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr., Steve's Grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Cotton
died 147 years ago today in 1865. Ira is the boys' 5th great-grandfather.  He was born August 20th, 1788 in Middletown, CT.  He died probably in Friendship NY.  Ira marred Sally Gold May 6, 1811.  She was 28 and he was 22.  She had been married before on January 9th 1802 when she was 19 to Bradley Banks who died at age 30 in Masonville, NY. on June 8, 1808.  Bradley, I found in the Powers-Banks Ancestry Book, drowned in the Sausquehanna as follows:  "Here at Masonville, or near it, young Bradley was drowned in the Sausquehanna 8 June, 1808, leaving a young widow and two infants, David Bradley and Talcott, named for the two grandfathers, or rather for the mother's father and the father's grandfather; for Olive, the mother of Bradley Banks, was the daughter of David Bradley."
Sally married Ira Cotton and they moved to Friendship, NY where descendants of the Cotton family still own the home they built.

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sergeant Nathaniel Stowe
died 308 years ago today in 1704 in Middletown, CT at age 52.  Nathan is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton around 1666.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

YAGER/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Penelope Pope Yager
is 190 years old today, born in 1822.  Penelope is the wife of the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Joshua Miller Wooden, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather Andrew Jackson Wooden.
 
BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Edgar L. McMurrey
died 27 years ago today in 1985 at age 74.  Edgar is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey the kids' 3rd great-granduncle and brother of the next contestant, Ida Jane McMurrey.  Edgar was the 5th born of the 11 children Lee and Nettie Adaline Reynolds had.  Interesting side bar is that the 9th child born was Hubert Loyd McMurrey, who married Mary Arline Owen and begot 5 more McMurrey children.  The 5th born is Joey Alan McMurrey the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed and our friend on Face Book.

McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Ida Jane McMurrey
died 52 years ago today in 1960. Ida is the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne Dec 31, 1899 in Cherokee, AL.  They begot Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.  Donie married Oscar T. Brown and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Blevins Crow
is 139 years old today, born in 1873.  John is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, brother of Ella Mariah Crow.  John was the first born and Ella the 3rd born of the 11 children born to John Christopher Crow and Mary Jane Cothern Ella Mariah Crow married Oscar Routh Brown and begot Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912, the last of their 5 children.  Oscar T. married Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937. 

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

SUDDETH/MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Joseph Benjamin Suddeth
died 46 years ago today in 1966 at the age of 83.  He is buried in Winterville Cemetery in Winterville, GA. Joseph is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Maggie Meyer.  Maggie's father is the below mentioned, John Hammond Meyer.

MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Julia Helen Meyer
is 75 years old today, born in 1937.  Julia is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed.  Her father is Leo Marcus Meyer whose father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer, 1st cousin 4 times removed, whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Dedrich Henry Meyer.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Meet the family for February 14, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Gold
is 325 years old today, born in 1687 Abigail is the boys' 8th great-grandaunt. She was born in Fairfield, CT and died April 17, 1749 in Ridgefield, CT, at the age of 62.  Abby is the oldest of 7 children to Nathan Gold and Hannah Talcott.  The boys' line runs through the 4th child Samuel Gold, born in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley December 7, 1716 and begot 5 children, Daniel, Hester, Abigail, Abel and Colonel Abraham Gold.  The line runs through Abel Gold born September 14, 1727 in Fairfield, CT.  Abel died at age 62 on November 11, 1789 also in Fairfield.  Abel married Ellen Burr and begot 11 children.  The 3rd child was our Revolutionary mariner, Talcott Gold, born in 1759.  Talcott married Anna Barlow March 18th 1782 and begot Sally Gold July 10th of 1782.  Sally married Ira Cotton, the boys 5th great-grandfather May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.  Samuel married Almira Walker in Cuba, New York in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.   Samuel married Lotti B. Ray in 1887 and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891 and the rest is history.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deliverance Cotton  and her sister Thankful Cotton are 333 years old today, born in 1679 Deliverance and her twin sister Thankful Cotton were born on February 14, 1679.  Something must have been wrong, because Deliverance died on November 9th, 1679 and Thankful died April 16th 1679.   The Cotton twins are the boys' 8th great-grandaunts and the sisters of Samuel Cotton born in 1676 also to the Rev. John Cotton and Mary Marie Stowe, the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  Samuel married, Experience Hall on February 28th, 1716 in Middletown, CT.  They begot 4 children, the 2nd being William Cotton in 1720.  William married Rebeckah Ward in 1742 and begot 7 children, the last of which was Thomas Cotton born March 26, 1764.  Thomas and his wife Anna Hubbard begot 5 children, the first of which was Ira Cotton, born in 1788. Ira as I mentioned above, married Sally Gold.  Now both of those branches tie together.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Burr
is 251 years old today, born in 1761. Samuel is the boys' 1st cousin 8 times removed.  Samuel's parents are Amelia Silliman who happens to be the not only the wife of the boys' 7th great-granduncle, Ebenezer Burr, but also the wife of Abel Gold, making her both the wife of an uncle and a grandfather.  Going up the Burr line is Ebenezer's parents, Capt. Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman, the boys' 8th great-grandparents.  Ebenezer's sister is the boys' 7th great-grandmother, Ellen Burr.  Here is the twist, I think.  Ellen Burr is the first wife of Abel Gold and the mother of Talcott Gold, while the aforementioned Amelia Silliman is Abel Gold's second wife and the mother of Sally Gold.  Got that? I don't.  Ok, I found out that this Sally Gold is the boys' 6th great-grandaunt, not the daughter of Talcott Gold.  Talcott also named a daughter Sally Gold and she is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, born in 1782 and later to marry Ira Cotton.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ira Calvin Cotton
is 122 years old today, born in 1890.  Ira is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Ira is the youngest child to Marium Luticia Williamson and the boys' 3rd great-granduncle Henry Marshall Cotton.  Henry is Hubbard Cotton's brother and the son of Samuel Cheney Cotton and Almira Walker, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.

BANKS/BRADLEY/BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Gershom Banks and Mary Perry's
260th anniversary is today, married in 1752 when he was 39 and she was 27 in Greenfield, CT.  This one is a little off the beaten path.  Gershom had three wives.  First Mary Bradley married him May 1, 1739 and she died April 24, 1741.  They had one child, Daniel Banks.  Then Gershom married Mary's sister Hannah Bradley October 14, 1743.  Both Mary and Hannah are the boy's 1st cousin's 9 times removed.  Their father is John Bradley, the boys' 8th great-granduncle and the brother of  8th great-grandfather Gershom Bradley (popular name).  This Gershom married Sarah Sherwood and begot Sarah Bradley in 1744 who married David Barlow II in 1764 and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna later married Talcott Gold.  Now back to Gershom Banks.  Mr. Banks married for the third time when his second wife Hannah Bradley died in child birth in 1749 having their third child.  This time he married Mary Perry on this day in 1752.  They ended up having 7 children for a total of 11 for Mr. Banks.  So in reality, Gershom Banks and Mary Perry are not blood of our family.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Phebe Hall
is 251 years old today, born in 1761.  Phebe is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall III the son of 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr. who is the brother of Experience Hall.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Elmer Elsworth Everhart
died 44 years ago today in 1968 at age 91, when his nephew slipped him a pint of whiskey in the nursing home and with his pills, he fell asleep and never awakened. Elmer is Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Elmer married Margret Izora Sims in 1902 and begot 10 children.  Steve's Great-grandmother Lola Ray Everhart was the second oldest child.  Lola married Ceasar Alford Steible in 1928 and begot Betty Steible who married Jerry Wooden in 1950 and the rest is recent history.  Elmer is the person who nicknamed me Jughandle.  He would put me in his lap and say, "you fit me just like a jughandle.  I'll call you Jerry Jughandle Jr.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FIDLER/MOORE/JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY

John Fidler is 95 years old today, born in 1917.  John is the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed.  I am pretty sure there are Fidlers that are still alive, but I don't know who they are.  John's parents are Tom Fidler and Flora Bell Moore. Flora is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Flora's parents are John Clemson Moore and the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Mary Frances Jones.  Mary's parents are William M. Jones and the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Maranda Johnson.  Maranda's sister is Amanda Johnson who married Andrew J. Wooden and together are the boys 3rd great-grandparents.  Their first born is Joseph R. Wooden who married Margaret Jennie Stanford and begot Walter William Wooden.

JONES/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Frances Jones died 71 years ago today in 1941 at age 84 in Putnam, IN. As so often happens, multiple members of the same line had an event today.  The aforementioned Mary Frances Jones  having been born November 15, 1856.  Mary is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed and the mother of Flora Bell Moore who we talked about above.

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Belle Johnson
is 146 years old today, born in 1864. Sarah Belle Johnson is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's 1st cousin's wife.  Confused?  Me too.  Sarah Belle married Samuel W. Songer, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's 1st cousin.  Samuel's father is Charles Wayne Songer, the boys 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's uncle.  Charles's sister is Sarah Jane Songer, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's mother.  Sarah is the mother of Frederick Songer Young, the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Elba Wooden.  Elba Wooden's parents are Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson who are also the parents of Joseph R. Wooden the husband of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandparents.  Now that wasn't hard, was it?

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Pearl Edge
is 133 years old today, born in 1879. Pearl is the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt.  She was born just down the street from us in Wild Cat, Cherokee, GA.  Pearl is the 4th of 9 children that Ace Gwinn Edge and Regina Ann Elizibeth Sims had.  Joseph Lewis Edge, their oldest child, married Alice Cora Starling and are the girls' 3rd great-grandparents.  Joseph and Alice's 2nd child was Cora Augusta Edge who married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19th 1920 and begot their 7th child, Roland Max Myer in 1932.  Dick, as we know him, married Ella Ween Brown.

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John Bruna Myer
is 89 years old today, born in 1923.  John is the kids' great-granduncle, the brother of Roland Max Myer (Dick).  John died at age 14 when his appendix ruptured.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STOWE/NAUGHER
Terry Elmo Stowe
is 58 years old today, born in 1954.  Terry is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin once removed.  His mother is Margaret Frances Naugher, Tara and Calum's grandaunt and sister of Tara and Calum's grandfather, Moses S. Naugher.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
William Wallace Hulgan
died 77 years ago today in 1935 at age 77 in Painter, Dekalb, Alabama. Bill is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather who married Ruth J. Copeland November 15, 1871 in Dekalb, AL.  They begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876 and he married Della D. Berryhill.  They are the parents of Ella and Mason's great-grandfather, Cecil Robert Hulgan.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susan Wooden
is 192 years old today, born in 1820.  Susan is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, the sister of Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.  They, and 9 others were born to Robert Miller Wooden and Malinda Mahala Wilhoite in Kentucky.  Susan was the 6th born and Andrew the 11th born.

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