Saturday, March 31, 2012

Meet the family for March 31, 2012

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Marietta Burt
died 115 years ago today in 1897 at age 3 in Dekalb, AL.   Marietta is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  Her mother Tempa Copeland is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt.  Her brother, Tillman R. Copeland is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather who married Taletha Jane Whitlock Dec 12, 1853 and begot Ruth J. Copeland in 1857.  Ruth married John Miller Hulgan Nov 15, 1871 and begot Thomas Franklin Hulgan in 1876. Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan in 1905.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/BROWN/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Roland Max Myer and Ella Ween Brown's
56rd anniversary is today.   HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!  And many many more!  They are Ella, Mason and Caitlyn's Great-grandparents. And the reason why we are all a family in the first place!  Thanks, Dick and Ella Ween - we all love you!

MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Thereasa Ellen Myer
is 51 years old today, born in 1961 on her parents anniversary in Atlanta, GA, Thereasa married Duard Hulgan and begot 3 wonderful girls. HAPPY BIRTHDAY THEREASA!!!!!

BARNETT/MYER/
HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
David Andrew Jackson Barnett and Hannah Meadows' 178th anniversary is today, married in 1834.  David is the kids' 5th great-granduncle and Hannah is their 5th great-grandaunt.  David is the brother of Abel M. Barnett, the kids' 5th great-grandfather and Hannah's sister is Rachel Meadows who married the aforementioned Abel M. Barnett and they are the kids' 5th great-grandparents, begetting David A. Barnett in 1833.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURTRY/MCMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/
MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-KNOWLES-JENNINGS
Samuel McMurtry died 216 years ago today in 1796 at age 52 in Abbeville, South Carolina.  Sam is the kids' 7th great-grandfather.  He married Jane Martin in 1762 in Virginia and begot 6 children with the first being John McMurtry who married Sarah Anderson and begot William M. McMurrey.  William married Betsie and begot William M. McMurrey in 1849 and 12 others.  William M. married Lucy Ann Kelley in 1873 and begot 11 children with Ida Jane McMurrey being the 3rd born.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot 9 children including the 4th born, Donie Mae Mayne in 1909 who is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Marion McGarvey Wooden
died 38 years ago today in 1974. Marion is the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, the son of 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Wooden, whose father is 1st cousin 6 times removed Abraham Wooden, the son of 5th great granduncle, John Wooden the brother of 5th great-grandfather, Robert Madison Wooden, jr.
Marion doing some rock polishing

John Henry Wooden and Family
Abraham Wooden

Friday, March 30, 2012

Meet the family for March 30, 2012

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWARD/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Matilda Stewart
died 124 years ago today at age 43 in 1888. If you think you are tough have a look at this woman.  She married Frances Marion Savage at age 15, and she had her first child at 16 in 1861.  Then another in 1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1885 and 1886.  She died two years later. Of the 43 years she lived she was prego roughly 17 years.  Almost all of her adult life.  Plus there were no disposable diapers, microwave oven's to warm the bottles, canned baby food.  This all happened in Calhoun Alabama during and after the Civil War.  Amazing.  Frances is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandmother.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ANTHONY/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Mary Anthony
died 321 years ago today in 1691 at age 68 in Middletown, CT.  Mary is the boys' 10th great-grandmother.  She married Richard Hall Feb 11, 1645 in Middletown, CT and begot 5 children, Anna, Mary, John, Jane and Samuel Hall who married Phoebe Ward Dec 6, 1683 in Middletown and begot Experience Hall in 1684.  Experience married Samuel Cotton Feb 28, 1716 in Middletown and begot 4 children for him.

GOULD/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Zaccheus Gould
died 344 years ago today in 1668 at age 79 in Topsfield, Mass.  Zac, as we used to call him, was born in 1589 in Hemel Hempstead, Herefordshire, England.  He is the boys' 11th great-granduncle and the brother of John Gould.  John married Judith in 1603 in Bovingdon, Harts, England and begot two children, Nathaniel Gould and Major, Nathan Gold Sr.  Nathan married Sarah Phippen in Fairfield, CT May 14 1660 and begot Nathan Gold Jr. around 1663.  Nathan Jr. married Hannah Talcott May 14, 1686 in Fairfield and begot 7 children, the 4th being Samuel Gold in 1692.  Samuel married Esther Bradley Dec 7 1716 in Fairfield and begot 5 children, the 4th being Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel is the boys' 7th great-grandfather.  He married Ellen Burr on Dec 19, 1754 also in Fairfield.  They begot 11 children, the 3rd one being Talcott Gold in 1759.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Frank Cotton Bellows
is 86 years old today, born in 1926.  Frank is the boys' 1st cousin twice removed, his mother is Great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton, the sister of Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

STIMPSON/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Thomas Stimpson
is 122 years old today, born in 1890.  James is the husband of the kids' 3rd great-grandaunt, Fannie Maybell McMurrey.  Fannie's sister is Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BEATTIE/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Joseph Roy Beattie
is 84 years old today, born in 1928.  Joe is Steve's 1st cousin twice removed.  Joe's mother is Wilhelmia Catherine (Minnie) Steible, the sister of Ceasar Alford Steible, Steve's great-grandfather.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
Lori Leslie Reeves
is 45 years old today, born in 1967. Lori is Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  Her father is Donald Boyd Reeves, Steve's granduncle, the brother of John Wesley Reeves, Jr., Steve's grandfather. Happy birthday Lori!!!!!!!!!!!

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BUTLER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Stephen Paul Butler
is 24 years old today, born in 1988.  Stephen is the kids' 3rd cousin.  His father is Stephen Todd Butler (1970-) whose father is 1st cousin twice removed, Jimmy Rogers Butler (1944-2002) whose mother is Nena Mildred Myer (1924-2011) the sister of great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.  Happy birthday Stephen!!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meet the family for March 29, 2012

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TATE/GARRISON/REEVES/WOODEN
Sarah Deliliah Tate
died 121 years ago today at age 66 in 1891 in Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama. Sarah is Steve Jr.'s 4th great-grandmother.  Sarah married James Catlett Garrison and begot John Thomas Garrison in 1849.  John married Martha Demaris Grantland Feb 24, 1870 in Morgan, AL and begot 6 children, the 3rd being Samuel Omar Garrison, born in 1881.  Samuel married Lula Mae McCutcheon Dec 27, 1905 in Morgan and begot 3 children, Otis, Sarah Eloise and Johnnye Douzie Garrison.  Sarah Eloise married John Wesley Reeves, Sr. June 25, 1932 and begot 4 children, John Wesley jr, Donald Boyd, Dotty Joan and Judith Mae ReevesJohn Wesley Reeves Jr married Mary Evelyn Pharris and they begot, Mittie Marie, Alisa Annette, Diedre Diane, John Wesley III and Jason Thomas Reeves.  Mittie of course married Steve Wooden Sr. and they begot Jr. in 1983.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Donnie Loyd McMurrey
died 60 years ago today in 1952 at 10 days old.  Donnie is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed, her father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Hubert Loyd McMurrey and Hubert's father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MEYER/MYER/
HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Arthur Herman Meyer
is 115 years old today, born in 1897. Arthur is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Dedrick Hammond Meyer whose father is John Hammond Meyer, the brother of Dedrich Henry Meyer, the kids' 3rd great-grandfather.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Meet the family for March 28, 2012

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BUTLER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Stephen Todd Butler
is 42 years old today, born in 1970.  Steve is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His father is Jimmy Rogers Butler, 1st cousin twice removed, whose mother is Nena Mildred Myer, the sister of great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Frances Marion Savage
died 110 years ago today at age 65 in 1902. Frances was born Dec 31, 1836 in Union, Arkansas.  He married Frances Matilda Stewart on Oct, 4th 1860 in Calhoun Alabama, he was 23 and she was 15.  They started begetting children and popped out 17 before it was over.  They are Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandparents.  Their first child was Sallie E. Savage who married Moses Service Naugher in 1883 in Cherokee, AL.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Freda Kay Hulgan
is 69 years old today.  Freda is Duard's older sister and Ella and Mason's Grandaunt.  Freda died in September of 1969 at age 26.  She was married to Kenneth Pruitt.  Some one correct me if this information is wrong or if you can add some dates or locations to it.

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Calvin Burt
died 72 years ago today in 1940 at age 68. James is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  He was born in Dekalb county, Alabama October 16, 1871 and died in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.  He was the 5th of 10 children born to Elisha Toby Burt and Ella and Mason's 4th Great-grandaunt, Tempa Copeland.  Tempa's brother is Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather Tillman R. Copeland, born in 1835 to John Copeland and Martha Baxter.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock in 1853 and begot 4 children, the oldest being Ruth J. Copeland who married John Miller Hulgan in 1871 in Dekalb, Alabama.  They begot Thomas Frankilin Hulgan in 1876, their second of 6 children.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill  and they begot 6 children, Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather is their second child.


COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Hannah Talcott
died 316 years ago today at age 32 in 1696. Hannah is the boys' 9th great-grandmother.  She married Nathan Gold in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1686.  They begot 7 children and in 1692 had Samuel Gold, who married Esther Bradley in 1716 and begot Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr in 1754 in Fairfield and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Sally Gold
is 233 years old today, born in 1779. This isn't the Sally Gold that was the daughter of Talcott Gold.  This Sally is the boys' 1/2- 6th great-grandaunt and was born to Abel Gold and his second wife Amelia Silliman.  That makes this Sally Gold, Talcott Gold's 1/2 sister.  Talcott must have liked her enough to name his first daughter after her when she was born in 1782, just 3 years later.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Gold
is 200 years old today, born in 1812.  Thomas is the boys' 1st cousin 7 times removed, born to Elizabeth and the boys' 6th great-granduncle, Abel Gold Jr., Talcott Gold's brother.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Insine William Ward
died 322 years ago today in 1690 at age 57.  William is the boys' 10th great-grandfather. He was born August 16, 1632 in Northly, Oxfordshire, England. and died in Middletown, Connecticut.  He came to America between 1632 and 1658 when he married his first wife, Sarah Phelps in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.  She was 26 and he was 25.  Sarah died a year later about two weeks after giving birth to their only child William Jr. who died himself one day shy of his 2nd birthday in 1661.  William Sr. now 27 married the 27 year old Phoebe Fenner in 1660 and begot 9 children of their own.  The second one, a girl named Phoebe Ward was born in 1663 and is the boys' 9th great-grandmother having married Samuel Hall in 1683.  They are the parents of Experience Hall.  But lets look back on the timing of the their marriage and the death of William Ward Jr.  Sarah Phelps died on July 9, 1659 after giving birth to William on June 21, 1659.  Then William Sr. married Phoebe Fenner on March 28 1660, roughly 8 months after the death of his first wife.  Then Phoebe gave birth to their first child, Thomas Ward on February 7, 1661, 11 months later.  But William Jr. died June 20, 1661.  Was she too busy with her new child to pay attention to the sickly William Jr?  We may never know.

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Insine William Ward and Phoebe Fenner's anniversary number 352 is today,
married in 1660.  Gee, that was nice of William to die on their anniversary, so she would remember him.  Actually, he died at age 57 in 1690 and she died a year later at age 58 in 1691.


DENISON/LAY/FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Daniel Denison
is 332 years old today, born in 1680
.  Dan is the boys' 2nd cousin 10 times removed.  His mother is Phebe Lay, 1st cousin 11 times removed.  Phebe is the daughter of 10th great-grandaunt, Sarah Fenner, the sister of Phebe Fenner who married the Insine William Ward, also on this day and his birthday.

BOUDINOT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elias Boudinot and Harriet Ruggles Gold's
anniversary number 186 is today, married in 1826.
  This is a sad story of an American Indian born in the Cherokee Nation in Georgia with the name Buck Waite.  He was taken from his people and forced to learn the white man's lessons in a school that was more of a prison.  He made the mistake of falling in love with Harriet Ruggles Gold, the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  He was later murdered at age 37 and their story has now been told in the PBS Special "We shall Remain".  They begot 6 children, Eleanor Susan Boudinot, Mary Harriet Boudinot, William Penn Boudinot, Sarah Parkhill Boudinot, Elias Corneliur Boudinot and Frand Brinsmade Boudinot.

BELLOWS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Fred Douglas Bellows
is 118 years old today, born in 1894.
  Fred is the husband of the boys' great-grandaunt, Helen Mar Cotton, the sister of Great-grandmother, Marie Antoinette Cotton who married Walter William Wooden.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Deborah Barlow
is 338 years old today, born in 1674.  Deb is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of Lt. Samuel Barlow, the boys' 9th great-grandfather and father of David Barlow, Sr.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Barlow
died 338 years ago today in 1674 at age 80 in Fairfield, CT.  John is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Ann Ward in 1620 and begot 4 children with John Barlow, Jr. being the last born.  John Barlow Jr. married Abigail Lockwood in 1667 in Fairfield and they begot 6 children with the aforementioned Deborah Barlow being born on this very same day 339 years ago.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William James Wishard and Mary Kaufman's
164 anniversary is today, married in 1848 in Kingman, Vermillion, Indiana. William James Wishard is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's father.  Williams son Oliver Kaufman Wishard married the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilinda Stanford in 1886 in Tuscola, Illinois.  Catherine's oldest sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884, also in Illinois.


WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eunice O. Wooden
is 96 years old today, born in 1916. Eunice is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, the daughter of Myrtle M. Anderson and 2nd great-granduncle, Harvey Houston Wooden, the brother of Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meet the family for March 27, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Andrew Cotton
Died 370 years ago today in 1642. Andrew is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  He married Joane and begot William Serg Cotton in 1610.  Serg was born in England and married Ann Graves from England in Accomack, VA.  So Serg is our link to the new world.  He came to America some time between 1610 and July 10 1637 when he was married in Virginia.  Serg died June 29 1670 in Boston, Mass.  He and Ann had 4 children.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt.David Barlow Jr.
died 195 years ago today in 1817 at age 72.  We talked about David and family yesterday.  He married Sarah Bradley in 1764 and begot Anna Barlow in 1763.  Anna was the one who married Talcott Gold.

TAYLOR/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Henry Taylor
died 94 years ago today in 1918 at age 77.  Henry is new to the family.  He is the boys' 1 st cousin 5 times removed.  Henry is the progeny of Deacon, Franklin Taylor and the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, Sally Ann Cotton.  Sally's bother is the boys' 4th great-grandfather, Samuel Cheney Cotton.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard Hall
died 321 years ago today at age 70 in 1691. Richard is the boys' 10th great-grandfather.  He was born in Canterbury, St. Paul, Kent, England June 5, 1620.  He died in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  In between he married Mary Anthony from London, England, moved to the Colonies and begot 5 children.  The last one was Samuel Hall born in 1658.  Sam married Phoebe Ward in 1683 in Middletown and begot the magical, bewitching, lovely, Experience Hall in 1684.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ZINK/BROCK/Le FEVRE/JOHNSON /WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Catherine Zink
is 254 years old today born in 1758. Cat is the boys' 6th great-grandmother.  She married George Brock in 1780 and begot 6 children.  The first one was Mary Magdelaine Brock who married Abraham Le Fevre in 1795 and begot 6 children, the 4th being Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre who married James Johnson in 1824.  They begot 10 children, the 5th being Amanda Johnson in 1833, the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 in Owen IN and had 6 children.  The first on was Joseph R. Wooden.

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Jane Johnson
is 163 years old today born in 1849. Liz is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Her sister is Amanda Johnson who we just talked about.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Miller Hulgan
is 160 years old today, born in 1852.  John is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather.  John married Ruth J. Copeland in 1871 and begot 6 children, the 2nd one being Thomas Franklin Hulgan, born in 1876.  Tom married Della D. Berryhill and begot 6 children of their own.  The second one being Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Gwen, Lucille, Raymond, Syble, Verom, Freda, Johnny, Duard and Wilma.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Joseph Lewis Edge
died 83 years ago today in 1929 at age 56.  Joe was born in York, South Carolina in 1873.  He died in Cherokee county, AL.  In between, Joe married Alice Cora Starling and begot 6 children, Oma, Cora Augusta, Grady, Mary, Joe and DoraCora Augusta Edge married Dedrich Homer Myer in 1920 and begot the current Myer Clan.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Thomas Payne Savage
died 110 years ago today in 1902.  He is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Frances Marion Savage.  Thomas married Florence A. Little and begot Clay T. Savage in 1881 and James D. Savage in 1872 who both are Tara and Calum's 1st cousins 4 times removed.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Meet the family for March 26, 2012

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER/MARTIN
Emma Louise Savage died 102 years ago today in 1910.  She 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.

BRIDGFORTH-FAMILY LINE


BRIDGFORTH
Edward McPhail Bridgforth
Jr. is 77 years old today, born in 1935.  Edward is Bryan and Andrew's Uncle.  Edward is the oldest of the three boys that were born to Edward McPhail Bridgforth Sr. and Sudie Seay BagleyWilliam Bagley Bridgforth is next, born in 1938 and John Baskerville Bridgforth, Debi Wooden's husband, is the youngest, born in 1944.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Jerrel Thomas Brown
died 10 years ago today. Jerrel is the kids' great-granduncle.  Jerrel was born to Oscar T. Brown and Donie Mae Mayne Dec 28, 1941 in Henagar, Dekalb, AL.  He married Nancy Andrews and had 3 girls and 1 boy, Tarrell Brown (1964), Cretia Brown (1973), Mitch Brown (1970-1975) and Yolanda Brown (1963-).  Jerrel died after a heart transplant in Nashville Tennessee in 2002.  We all miss him.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

ABELL/FRAZIER/BATHOLOMEW/VANCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Richard S. Abell
is 81 years old today, born in 1931 in Rhode Island.  Richard is the boys' 5th cousin twice removed.  He died May 15, 1985 in Moorpark, Ventura, CA.  Here is how it tracks.  Richard's father is Robert Frazier Abell Sr., the boys' 4th cousin 3 times removed.  Robert's mother is Lena V. Frazer, 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 Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Deborah's mother is Polly Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandaunt and the sister of Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Cotton
is 248 years old today, born in 1764. There are 4 Thomas Cottons in our family line and 3 Thomas Cottens.  This Thomas is the boys' 6th great-grandfather, born in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  He died April 9, 1856 also in Middletown.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard Oct 31, 1787 in Middletown and begot 5 children, the oldest being Ira Cotton.

BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Bradley David Banks
is 154 years old today, born in 1858.  Brad is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, born to 1st cousin 5 times removed, Ira Bradley Banks.  Ira's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle and 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton, via their common mother, Sally Gold.

WRIGHT/SMITH/CLEVELAND/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Francis Bernice Wright
died 11 years ago today in 2001.  Fran is the second wife of the boys' 3rd cousin 4 times removed, Arnot Mathew Smith, Sr.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jemima Hall
is 254 years old today, born in 1758.  Jem is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  Her father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall, III.  Samuel's father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of .Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Walker
died 336 years ago today in 1676 at the age of 18.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle and their 3rd cousin 11 times removed, twice.  John is the brother of 9th great-grandfather, Jabez Walker who married Elizabeth Fuller in Harwich, Masachusetts in 1699.  They later begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702 who was the first of a long line of Walker Grandfathers down to Cady R. Walker, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 in Cuba New York.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Meet the family for March 25, 2012

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

McCAW/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Authur McCaw
died 37 years ago today at age 71. Authur is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is William F. Johnson/McCaw who is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  That is the expected.  The unexpected is that William's wife is Nora Catherine Moore, who is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Yes, these are 1st cousin's who married.  But as we talked about before, William changed the family name from Johnson to McCaw for some reason.  Quite possibly because he was adopted by the Johnson family and reverted back to his original name when he became of age.  That would make the 1st cousin thing moot.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Cotton
is 311 years ago today, born in 1701. Elizabeth is the boys' 1/2-7th great-grandaunt, born in Middletown, CT. Elizabeth's parents are Samuel Cotton and his first wife Lydia Bates who we discussed yesterday.  Sam's second wife is, Experience Hall.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ann Gold
died 226 years ago today in 1786 at 4 days old. Sarah is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed, their 5th cousin 7 times removed, and their 7th cousin 7 times removed.  Her father is Capt. Benjamin Gold, their 2nd cousin 8 times removed.  His father is Rev. Hezekiah Gold, 1st cousin 9 times removed and his father is Hezekiah Gold, 8th great-granduncle, brother of 8th great-grandfather Samuel Gold.

SEDGWICK/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Sedgwick
is 273 years old today, born in 1739.  She is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, Rev. Hezikiah Gold whom we just talked about.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ruggles Gold
is 225 years old today, born in 1787.  Thomas is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  His father is the aforementioned Capt. Benjamin Gold.

CLARK/STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Isaac Clark
is 303 years old today, born in 1709
.  Isaac is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  His mother is Sarah Stowe, 1st cousin 10 times removed whose father is Samuel Stowe, the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe, who married the Rev. John Cotton in 1666 and begot Samuel Cotton in 1676, who later married Experience Hall and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Joseph R. Wooden
died 81 years ago today at age 70 in Appleton City MO in 1931.  Joseph is the boys' 2nd great-grandfather.  Joseph, who I got my middle name from, married Margaret Jennie Stanford Oct 29, 1884 in IL.  They begot Walter William Wooden Sr. in 1887 and Leroy Oliver Wooden in 1901.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KAUFMAN/WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Mary Kaufman
is 182 years old today born in 1828.  Mary Kaufman is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's mother. Mary married William James Wishard and begot Oliver Kaufman Wishard in 1859.  Oliver married Catherine Ethilinda Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt.  Catherine's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden who we discussed above.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Sarah E. Naugher
is 158 years old today born in 1854. Sarah is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandaunt.  Sarah's older brother is Moses Service Naugher Tara and Calum's 2nd great-grandfather who married Sallie E. Savage in August of 1883.  They begot Horace Savage Naugher in 1897. 

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Archibald Stewart
died 150 years ago today in 1862 at age 80.  Archie is Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandfather.  Born in York, SC in 1781 he died in Calhoun, Alabama.  He married Rachel Akins July 12, 1804 in Rock Hill, York, SC.  They had 12 kids with the line going through John Thomas Stewart, the 8th born in 1820.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Edgar L. McMurrey
is 102 years old today, born in 1910. Edgar is the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed.  His father is Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Meet the family for March 24,2012

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Dedrich Homer Myer
is 123 years old today, born in 1889.  Dedrich was born in Madison GA and died April 20 1953 at age 64 in Tuckers Chapel, AL.  He is buried in Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery.  Dedrich is the kids' 2nd Great-grandfather.  Dedrich married Cora Augusta Edge January 19, 1920 and begot 11 children, Joseph Dedrich Myer (1921- ), John Bruna Myer (1923- ) Nena M. Myer (1924-2011) Thomas Fredrick Myer (1926- ). Melba Cora Myer (1928- ), David Homer Myer (1930- ), Roland Max Myer (1932- ), Bobby Farris Myer (1935-2011), Billy Ray Myer (1937- ), Lelia Jane Myer (1939- ) and Phyllis Joan Myer (1943- ).

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BURT/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Elijah Burt
is 137 years old today, born in 1874. Elijah is Ella and Mason's 1st cousin 5 times removed, born in DeKalb, AL and died September 25, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Elijah's mother is Tempa Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandaunt.  Tempa's older brother is Tillman R. Copeland, Ella and Mason's 4th great-grandfather.  Tillman married Taletha Jane Whitlock Dec 12, 1853 in St. Clair county AL.  They begot 4 children, the oldest being Ruth J. Copeland who married John Miller Hulgan Nov 15, 1871 in DeKalb, AL.  They begot 6 children, the second one being Thomas Franklin Hulgan born in 1876 in AL.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot Cecil Robert Hulgan, Ella and Mason's Great-grandfather, Aug 14, 1905 in AL.  Cecil married Nellie Chambers and begot Duard Robert Hulgan in 1953.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

Le FEVRE/JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Isaac Le Fevre
died 122 years ago today in 1890 at age 88. Isaac is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Mary Magdelaine Le Fevre, the boys' 4th great-grandmother.  Mary M married James Johnson March 4, 1824 in Salem, Indiana and begot 10 children.  Amanda Johnson was their 5th child.  Amanda married Andrew J. Wooden in 1858 just 5 months before her twin sister Maranda died. 

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
John Naugher
is 198 years old today, born in 1814. John is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 5 times removed.  John's father is Jack Naugher, born in Ireland in 1774.  He is Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph Naugher also born in Ireland to Daniel Naugher and Mary Jane Stinson, Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandparents, who were married in Ireland in 1774

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Joseph D. Savage
is 136 years old today, born in 1876.  Unfortunately, Joseph died just 20 days before his first birthday on March 4, 1877.  Joseph is Tara and Calum's 2nd great-granduncle and the 10th of the 17 children born to Frances Marion Savage and Frances Matilda Stewart.  Sallie their oldest married Moses Service Naugher Aug 3, 1883 in Cherokee, AL and begot 7 children of their own.  Horace Savage Naugher, Tara and Calum's Great-grandfather was their 6th child.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot the other Moses in 1920.  M.S. as he was known, married Haney Fortenberry March 16, 1946 and begot Connie Sue, Brent Stewart and Rhonda Lea Naugher.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Cotton
is 250 years old today, born in 1762 and also died in 1762 on April 9th in Middletown Connecticut along with his twin brother Timothy, our next contestant.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Timothy Cotton is 250 years old today, born in 1762.  I find it strange that both John and his twin brother Timothy died on the same day.  Tim and John are the boys' 1st cousins 8 times removed.  Their father is the brother of William Cotton, the boys' 7th great grandfather whose parents are Samuel Cotton and Experience Hall.



HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Hall
died 272 years ago today in 1740 at age 81 in Middletown, Connecticut. Samuel is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Samuel married Phoebe Ward in Middletown, CT December 6, 1683.  They begot Experience Hall in 1684. Experience is the boys' 8th great-grandmother.  Experience Hall is Samuel Cotton's second wife.  Old Sam first married Lydia Bates July 22, 1695 in Chelmsford, MA.  Lydia died September 9, 1713 in Middletown, CT, probably during child birth, birthing Ebenezer Cotton the Cotton's 7th child.  Sam married Experience in 1716 in Middletown, CT and begot 4 more Cotton children.  William Cotton born in 1720 married Rebeckah Ward in 1742 and begot the last of their 7 children, Thomas Cotton in 1764.  Thomas, the boys' 6th great-grandfather, married Anna Hubbard in 1787 also in Middletown, CT.  They begot Ira Cotton in 1788.  Ira married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.  This Samuel married Almira Walker in 1834 in Cuba New York and begot 3 children, Helen Marshal Cotton, Hubbard Cotton and Henry Marshall Cotton.  Hubbard married Mary Hazelitt in 1861 in Hector, New York and begot Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1862.  Haze, as we called him, married Lotti B. Ray Dec 13, 1887 in Appleton City, Mo.  I'm not afraid to tell you that Lotti must have had serious skills, because she wasn't the fairest of lasses. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ozias Hall
is 262 years old today, born in 1750.  Oz is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of 8th great-grandmother Experience Hall.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Philo D. Walker
is 176 years old today, born in 1836.  Phil is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Almira Walker both born to 5th great-grandparents, Cady R. Walker and Electa Sparks.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

GARDNER/HAPPER/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Violet Gardner
is 194 years old today, born in 1818. Violet Gardner is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's uncle's wife.  Violet's husband is John Arrell Happer whose sister is Sarah Happer. Sarah married Rev. Thomas Galt and begot James Junius Galt in 1835.  James is married to Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Mary Ann's sister is Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray  and begot Lotti B. Ray who married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and begot Marie Antoinette Cotton in 1891.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joel Barlow
is 258 years old today, born in 1754.  Joel is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is Samuel Barlow, Jr., the brother of David Barlow, Sr. who married Susanah Hubbard and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Meet the family for March 23, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

EARNEST/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Earnest
died 109 years ago today in 1903 at age 69 in Hancock county , IL. Liz, as we called her, is the boy's 4th great-grandaunt.  Her sister, Rachel Earnest married Resin D. Brown in 1834 and are the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  They begot 12 children, the forth one being Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 in Sangamon County, IL.  They begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865 and she later married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton in 1887 in Appleton City, MO.  They had 3 children, the middle child was Marie Antoinette Cotton, born in 1891 in Appleton City.  Marie married Walter William Wooden Sr. May 8, 1910 and begot Charlotte Marjorie, Walter William Jr. and Jerry Joseph Wooden Sr.

RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Emma M. Ray
is 160 years old today, born in 1852.  Emma is the boys' half 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Her father is half 3rd great-granduncle, Samuel E. Ray the half brother of Thomas B. Ray who was born to Thomas Ray and Susan Ray.  Samuel E. Ray was the first born to Thomas Ray and Polly Furnis.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Charles Samuel Wooden
is 157 years old today, born in 1855. Charles is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, born to 3rd great-granduncle, Joshua Miller Wooden,  the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wooden.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Meet the family for March 22, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Hall
is 274 years old today, born in 1738. Abby is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is Samuel Hall, Jr. the brother of 8th great-grandmother, Experience Hall.

BATHOLOMEW/VanCISE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Christian Batholomew
died 161 years ago today from suicide in 1851 at age 40.  Christian was married to Deborah A. VanCise, the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her mother, Polly Cotton is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt.  Polly's brother, Ira Cotton is the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold in 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1815.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COATS/FARMER/KELLY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER
Noah Samuel Coats
died 40 years ago today in 1972 at age 80.  Noah is Ella's 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Noah was born Feb 6, 1892 in Haralson, GA.  He was the 4th of 5 children.  Noah's mother Mary Jane Farmer is Ella's 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Mary Jane's father is Ella's 5th great-granduncle Reubin Farmer.  Reubin's sister, Malinda Farmer is Ella's 5th great-grandmother.  Malinda married Lewis Kelly in 1840 in Tenn.  They begot 4 children, the last one being Lucy Ann Kelly.  Lucy married Wilkes C. McMurray in 1870 and begot Ida Jane McMurray in 1881.  Ida married William Mitchell Mayne in 1899 and begot Mamma Brown, Donie Mae Mayne in 1909.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER/MARTIN
Hannah Savage
is 143 years old today, born in 1869.  Hannah is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed, the daughter of 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Payne Savage who is the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Frances Marion Savage.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HUSSEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jennie Hussey
died 117 years ago in 1895 at age 25 in Texas.  Jennie is the wife of the boys' 2nd cousin 5 times removed, John Henry Wooden who is the son of 1st cousin 6 times removed, Abraham Wooden.



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meet the family for March 21, 2012

HAWKINS-FAMILY LINE

HAWKINS/JENNINGS
William David Hawkins
is 170 years old today, born in 1842.  William is Caitlyn's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, James H. Hawkins.


COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE


BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Capt. Seth Samuel Burr
died 239 years ago today at age 78 in 1773 in Fairfield, CT. Seth is the boys' 8th great-grandfather and the father of Ellen Burr who married Abel Gold in 1754 and begot Talcott Gold in 1759.  Talcott of course married Anna Barlow and begot Sally Gold who married Ira Cotton in 1811.

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Ann Gold
is 226 years old today, born in 1786.  This Gold is buried deep.  She is the boys' 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  Her father is 2nd cousin 8 times removed, Capt. Benjamin Gold, whose father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Rev, Hezekiah Gold, whose father is 8th great-granduncle, Hezekiah Gold the brother of Samuel Gold who married Esther Bradley and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

KEITH/WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ephraim Keith
is 305 years old today, born in 1707.  Ephraim is the boys' 8th great-grandfather.  He married Sarah Washburn in 1732 and they begot Sylvia Keith in 1735.  Sylvia married Benjamin Walker in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar in 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Leslie Powers
is 149 years old today, born in 1863. John is the boys' 2nd cousin 4 times removed.  His mother is 1st cousin 5 times removed, Lydia Ann Banks.  Lydia's father is David Bradley Banks, the boys' 4th great-granduncle, 1/2 brother of Samuel Cheney Cotton via their common mother, Sally Gold.

POWERS/BANKS/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Julia Marsh Powers died 158 years ago today in 1854 age age 1.  Julia is the older sister of the aforementioned John Leslie Powers.

HUBBEL/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Eunice Hubbell
is 309 years old today, born in 1703.  She is the wife of 1/2 8th great-granduncle, Onesimus Gold, who is the 1/2 brother of 8th great-grandfather, Samuel Gold.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jabez Barlow
is 270 years old today, born in 1742.  Jabez is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed, the son of 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Barlow, Jr. who is the brother of 8th great-grandfather, David Barlow, Sr.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Harry Alexander Stanford
died 42 years ago today at age 73 in 1970. Harry is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed. His father is James Isaac Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and the son of David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather and Amanda Jane Kenley, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt.  Amanda is of course, the sister to the boys' 3rd great-grandmother Nancy Ann Kenley, David Stanford's second wife.  So that makes James Isaac Standford the half brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Speak of the devil, Isaac Austin Stanford and Margret Ann Mean's 134 anniversary is today, married in 1878 in Clay county, IL.  Isaac was 65 and Margret 55 years old. Ok, Isaac and Catherine are the parents of the David Stanford mentioned above.  They also had a total of 12 children, David was the second.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses Service Naugher
is 161 years old today, born in 1851 in Alabama.  He died at age 75 in Cherokee county AL and is buried at Carmel Presbyterian Cemetery. Moses is Tara's 2nd Great-grandfather.  Moses married Sallie E. Savage in 1883 and begot 7 children.  The sixth one was Horace Savage Naugher born July 22 1897.  Horace married Maxie Ruth Smith and begot 9 children of their own.  The second one was Tara's Grandfather, Moses S. Naugher (I don't know if the S is Service or Savage, but I think he was known as M.S.)  who married Haney Fortenberry in 1946 and begot Tara's father Brent Stewart Naugher in 1952.

SCHUCHERT/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SCHUCHERT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Ruth E. Schuchert
died 10 years ago today in Kenbridge, Lunenburg, Virginia at age 75. Ruth is the wife of Walter William Wooden Jr. (Bud). Ruth was born August 4, 1926.  Ruth is Bryan and Andrew's grandmother.   Bud and Ruth married September 1, 1950 in Kansas City, MO.  They begot their only child Deborah Ann Wooden January 2, 1955.  Debi married John Baskerville Bridgforth April 24, 1982 in Jefferson county Texas.  They begot the twins, Bryan Wooden Bridgforth and Andrew Bagley Bridgforth April 5, 1983, in Texas.  Ruth was a wonderful person and I wish I'd spent more time with her and Bud.  They got me through a couple of rough patches, and I have some wonderful memories of them.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER
Oscar William Hulgan
died 54 years ago today in 1958 at age 61 in Dekalb, AL. Oscar is Ella's 1st cousin 4 times removed, the 7th child of 8 born to Ella's 3rd Great-granduncle, William Walllace Hulgan.  William is the brother of John Miller Hulgan, Ella's 3rd great-grandfather.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

RILEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Nellie C. Riley
died 27 years ago today in 1985.  Nellie is the wife of the basketball legend and the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed, John Robert Wooden

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meet the family for March 20, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WARD/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Ward
is 342 years old today, born in 1670.  Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, born in Middletown, CT to William Ward and Phoebe Fenner, the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  Phoebe Ward, Ann's older sister is Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall in 1683 and begot their first child of 6, Experience Hall in 1683.  Either my dates are wrong or Experience Hall was born before Samuel and Phoebe married. I do have a record that shows Experience born in 1783, an obvious misprint and another in 1684.  That is probably correct.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Anna Hall
is 351 years old today, born in 1661.  Anna is the boys' 9th great-grandaunt, the sister of Samuel Hall who married Phebe Ward and are the kids' 9th great-grandparents.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Burr
died 221 years ago today in 1791 in Fairfield, CT at age 62.  Samuel is the boys' 7th great-granduncle born to Capt. Seth Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman.  Samuel's sister, Ellen Burr married Abel Gold and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  They begot 11 children, the 3rd one being Talcott Gold in 1759.


BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

FARMER/KELLY/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Mary Jane Farmer
died 88 years ago today in 1924 at age 68.  Mary Jane is Ella's 1st cousin 6 times removed.  Her father is the kids' 5th great-granduncle, Reubin Farmer.  Reubin's older sister is Malinda Farmer who married Lewis Kelly in 1840 in TN.  They begot 4 children, the last of which was Lucy Ann Kelly, born Dec 15, 1856 (interestingly, Darlene Myer was born Dec 16, 1956).  Lucy Ann married Wilkes C. McMurrey in 1870 and begot Ida Jan McMurrey in 1881.  Ida Jane married William Mitchell Mayne Dec 31, 1899 in Cherokee co. AL and begot 8 children.  The 3rd one was Donie Mae Mayne, born Jan 22 1909.  Donie Mae married Oscar T. Brown.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Orvil W. Myer
is 98 years old today, born in 1914.  Orvil is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is John Henry Myer, the brother of 2nd great-grandfather, Dedrich Homer Myer.

BURT/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Gary Burt is 70 years old today, born in 1942.  Gary is the husband of the kids' great-grandaunt, Phyllis Joan "Joan" Myer.  They have 3 children, Robin Burt, Stacey Mechelle Burt and Misty Leigh Burt, all 1st cousins twice removed.  Joan is the sister of the kids' great-grandfather, Roland Max Myer.


SIDEBAR - RELATIONSHIP CHART

Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet the family for March 19, 2012

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

HELMS/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
George Helms
is 120 years old today, born in 1892. George is the husband of Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grantaunt, Pluma Annie Edge.  George was born on Round Mountain in Cherokee county, AL and died February 6, 1949 at the age of 56.  George and Pluma married on August 22, 1915.  I don't know if they had any children or not.  Pluma's brother is Ella and Mason's 3rd great-grandfather, Joseph Lewis Edge who married Alice Cora Starling and begot Cora Augusta Edge in 1902.  Cora married Dedrich Homer Myer January 19, 1920 and begot Roland Max Myer in 1932.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Donnie Loyd McMurrey
is 60 years old today, born in 1952.  Donnie is the kids' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Hubert Loyd McMurrey whose father is 3rd great-granduncle, Lee Vernon McMurrey, the brother of 3rd great-grandmother, Ida Jane McMurrey.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

STEWART/SAVAGE/NAUGHER/MARTIN
Rachel M. Stewar
t is 154 years old today, born in 1858.  She is Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandaunt, living only 5 months she died August 12, 1858.  Her parents are John Thomas Stewart and Emily Caroline Bale, Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandparents.

SAVAGE/NAUGHER/MARTIN
Thomas Morgan Savage
died 56 years ago today in 1956 at age 67 in Mobile, Alabama. Tom is Tara and Calum's 1st cousin 4 times removed who is the son of 3rd great-granduncle, Thomas Payne Savage, the brother of Frances Marion Savage.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James Galt
is 253 years old today, born in 1757. James Galt is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt's husband's grandfather.  James' father is the Reverend, Thomas Galt who married Sarah Happer and begot James Junius Galt the husband of the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt, Mary Ann Brown.  Mary Ann's sister is Charlotte Brown the mother of Lotti B. Ray the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Burr, Sr,
died 319 years ago today in 1693 at age 60 in Fairfield, CT.  John is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Daniel Burr who married Abigail Glover in 1678 in New Haven, CT and are the boys' 9th great-grandparents.  They begot the Captain, Seth Samuel Burr who married Elizabeth Wakeman in 1722 in Fairfield CT and begot Ellen Burr and 10 other children.  Ellen of course married Abel Gold and are the parents of the aforementioned Talcott Gold.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Tappin Ward
is 294 years old today, born in 1718.  Tap, as his friends called him, only lived to see 30 years old.  He most likely died where he was born in Middletown CT in 1748.  He is the boys' 7th great-granduncle and the brother of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton Sep 22, 1742 in Middletown, CT and begot Thomas Cotton, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  Thomas married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton, who married Sally Gold, the daughter of Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow.

STOWE/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Stowe
died 282 years ago today in 1810 also in Middletown, Connecticuit at the age of 80.  Thomas is the boys' 9th great-granduncle, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe, who married the Rev. John Cotton around 1666 in Concord Massachusetts.  They begot 8th great-grandfather, Samuel Cotton in 1676.

HALL/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Molley Hall
is 247 years old today, born in 1765.  Molley is the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed and their 3rd cousin 8 times removed through the Halls and the Wards.  Molly's father is 1st cousin 9 times removed, Samuel Hall III which only follows that his father is 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr., the brother of 8th great-grandmother, Experience Hall.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

KENLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
James S. Kenley and Mary Jane Gill's
anniversary number 177 is today.  They were married in 1835. James and Mary are the boys' 4th great-grandparents and the parents of Nancy Ann Kenley and Amanda Jane Kenley. Both of which were married to David Stanford.  The difference being that Nancy begot Margaret Jennie Stanford, the boys' 2nd great-grandmother and Amanda didn't.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Samuel Austin Stanford
is 202 years old today, born in 1810. He lived to the age of 67 and died in Clay IL.  Samuel is the boys' 4th great-granduncle and the brother of Isaac Austin Stanford who married Catherine Kneff and begot the aforementioned David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, in 1837.

EWING/WISHARD/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
William Huggard Ewing and Elizabeth Wishard's
anniversary number 142 is today, married in 1870. William Huggard Ewing is the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt's husband's sister's husband.  Here we go.  William's wife is Elizabeth Wishard whose brother is Oliver Kaufman Wishard the husband of the boys' 2nd great-grandaunt, Catherine Ethilanda Stanford.  Catherine's sister is Margaret Jennie Stanford the boys' 2nd great-grandmother.  Their parents are the aforementioned David Stanford and Nancy Ann Kenley.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODSMALL/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jefferson Hezekiah Woodsmall
died 151 years ago today in 1861. Hez is the husband of the boys' 4th geat-grandmother, Malinda Mahala Wilhoite.  She married Hez after Robert Miller Wooden, died at age 39 in Owen Indiana after already fathering 11 Wooden children with Malinda.  Hez was a fill in father but also had 2 of his own with Malinda.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Meet the family for March 18, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abigail Burr
was born on this day and died on this day in 1839, 273 years ago. Abby is the boys' 7th great-grandaunt.  She was born and died in Fairfield CT to Capt. Samuel Burr and Elizabeth Wakeman.  She was the 10th of the 11 children they had. Abby's older sister Ellen Burr married Abel Gold and are the boys' 7th great-grandparents.  Their 3rd child is Talcott Gold one of the boys' link to the SAR. (Son's of the American Revolution)

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Talcott Gold and Anna Barlow's
anniversary number 230 is today.  They were married in 1782. Talcott and Anna are the boys' 6th great-grandparents.  He was born in Fairfield, CT and she in Stratford, CT, just down the road.  They both died and are buried in Friendship NY.  Talcott was originally buried in the town cemetery but was moved to the Cotton Family Plot in Friendship, NY where he now rests. 

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Hall
is 267 years old today, born in 1745.  Betty is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  Her father is 8th great-granduncle, Samuel Hall, Jr., the brother of Experience Hall, the boys' 8th great-grandmother.

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
John Hall is 271 years old today, born in 1741.  John is the brother of the aforementioned Elizabeth Hall, also born on this day but several years apart.

WALKER/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Laura Phelps Walker
died 135 years ago today in 1877 at age 50 in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan.
Laura is the boys' 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of Almira Walker who married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and begot Hubbard Cotton in 1838.

JOHNSON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

JOHNSON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Maranda Johnson
died 153 years ago today in 1859 at age 26 in Owen IN.  She is buried at Little Mount Cemetery, in Owen.  Maranda is the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the twin sister of Amanda Johnson, both born Feb, 28 1833.  Amanda is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother.  She married Andrew J. Wooden November 24, 1858 in Owen, IN and begot Joseph R. Wooden in 1860.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STEIBLE/WOODEN
Caesar Augustus Steible and Louisa Wildmann's
113 anniversary is today.  Caesar and Louisa are Steve's 2nd great-grandparents.  They came to America from Germany and France.  Caesar in 1895 from Alsace-Lorraine, France and Louisa in 1892 from Stuttgart, Germany.  They married in 1898 in East St. Louis, IL and begot 7 children.  The 4 child and the first boy was Ceasar Alford Steible, born in 1908.  Al married Lola Everhart Jan 5, 1928 also in East St. Louis, IL and begot only one child, Elizabeth Louise Steible, Steve's Grandmother, Betty.

EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Lewis Henry Everhar
t is 142 years old today, born in 1870.  Lewis is the older brother of Elmer Elsworth Everhart, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  Lewis married Gertie Colwell, April 22, 1900 then Pearl May Bell January 24, 1914.  He had two children with each.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

HOLLAND/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John Christopher Crow and Charity Adeline Holland's
154th anniversary is today, married in 1858 in Dekalb, AL when he was 19 and she was 18 years old. John and Mary are the kids' 4th great-grandparents.   They begot 11 children with Ella Mariah Crow being the 3rd born.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BRINDLEY/MYER
/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Ralph M. Brindley is 107 years old today, born in 1905.  Ralph is the kids' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Leler Jane Myer born in 1882.  Leler is the sister of 2nd great-grandfather, Dedrich Homer Myer (1889-1953).  Leler married Euclid Vernon Brandley, Sr. in 1902 and begot 8 children in the following order.  Perry Keennan Brindley, Ralph M. Brindley, Ruth Brindley, Vallie M. Brindley, Euclid Vernon Brindley, Jr., Augusta Roscoe Brindley, Dedric Homer Brindley (interesting spelling, that I'm not sure is correct) and Lela H. Brndley.  All are the kids' 1st cousins 3 times removed.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Meet the family for March 17, 2012

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO EVERYONE!!


WOODEN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/MYER
Jerry Joseph Wooden Jr. and Nancy Darlene Myer's
28th anniversary is today.   Most of you know our story, but I'll repeat it again.  We met while I was representing a graphic design studio and Darlene was one of our clients.  David Cooper, one of the partners of my firm and I were having lunch and Darlene was sitting at a table near by.  David introduced us and we haven't been apart more than a couple of days total since.  We were married in a friend's back yard in a surprise wedding.  We gathered friends and family for a St. Patrick's day party.  During the party I announced from the porch that Darlene and I were engaged.  Some one in the crowd asked when we were to be married.  I replied, "funny you brought that up" and our minister came out in full robe from the house and married us on the spot.  It was a great time and it seems like yesterday. It has been 28 years. 

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SAVAGE/NAUGHER
John R. Savage
is 144 today, born in 1868. John is Tara's 2nd great-granduncle.  He is the 5th of the 17 children born to Frances Savage and Frances Stewart, Tara's 3rd Great-grandparents.

NAUGHER
Connie Sue Naugher
is 63 years old today.  Connie Sue is Tara's AuntConnie Sue is Tara's father Brent's older sister.  Happy birthday Connie Sue Naugher, Swafford, Childs.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FERGUSON/GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Ferguson
died 14 years ago today in 1998 at age 83 in Shingle Springs, El Dorado, CA.  Joseph is the boys' 3rd cousin twice removed.  His mother is Juanita M. Galt the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Juanita's father is the boy's 1st cousin 4 times removed, Thomas Resin Galt.  Thomas' mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and the sister of Charlotte Brown who is the boys' 3rd great-grandmother and the mother of Lotti B. Ray.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

MARTIN-EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Jefferson Everhart and Mary Jane Martin's
143rd anniversary is today, married in 1869 in Lafayette, MO when he was 19 and she was 17 years old. Thomas and Mary are Steve's 3rd great-grandparents and the parents of Elmer Elsworth Everhart.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Constantine Joseph Coss Brown
died 90 years ago today in 1922 at the age of 67 in Mentone Alabama.  Coss is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Oscar Routh Brown.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

HENSLEY/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William Thomas Ernest Hensley
is 108 years old today, born in 1904.  William is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is 1st cousin 4 times removed, Mary Evely Stanford whose father is 3rd great-granduncle, John Thomas Stanford, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, David Stanford.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Meet the family for March 16, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sally Gold
died 152 years ago at age 77 in 1860. Sally is the boys' 5th great-grandmother.  She married her second husband Ira Cotton on May 6, 1811 and begot Samuel Cheney Cotton, the second of their 2 children.  Samuel Cheney married Almira Walker and begot the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, Hubbard Cotton in 1838.


VICKARIS/HOPKINS/WAKEMAN/TALCOTT/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Vickaris
died 354 years ago today in 1658 at age 77 in Ribbsford Church, Worcestershire, England.  Helen is the boy's 12th great-grandmother.  Helen married William Hopkins October 30, 1609 in Worcester, England and they begot Elizabeth Hopkins in 1610.  Elizabeth married John Wakeman in 1628 and they begot Helena Wakeman.  Helena's husband and the boys' 10th great-grandfather is Lt. John Talcott, Jr.  But Helena's brother Samuel Wakeman married Hannah Goodyear and are also the boys' 10th great-grandparents.  They begot Joseph Wakeman who married Elizabeth Hawley and they begot Elizabeth Wakeman, the boys' 8th great-grandmother who married Capt. Seth Samuel Burr in 1722.

SHEFFIELD/SHIRLEY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joan Sheffield
died 484 years ago today in 1528 at age 54 in Leicestershire, England.  Joan is the boys' 14th great-grandmother, who married Ralph Shirley in 1514.  They begot Francis Shirley in 1515.  This line is a royal line and has a lot of history.

BARLOW/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Joseph Barlow
is 305 years old today, born in 1707,  Joe is the boys' 8th great-granduncle, the brother of David Barlow, Sr. who married Susanah Hubbard December 27, 1743 in Fairfield, Ct and are the boys' 8th great-grandparents.

BLAKE/HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Elizabeth Blake is 333 years old today, born in 1679.  Liz is the boys' 1st cousin 10 times removed.  Her mother is 9th great-grandaunt, Sarah Hall, the sister of  Samuel Hall who married Phebe Ward December 6, 1683 in Middletown, Ct and begot Experience Hall in 1684

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

STARLING/EDGE/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Alice Cora Starling
is 134 years old today, born in 1878 in Blue Pond, Cherokee, AL.  Alice Cora was the last child of the 12 born to Wiley B. Starling and Augusta A. Powers.  Alice married Joseph Lewis Edge and begot 6 children of her own.  The second one being Cora Augusta Edge, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother, born in 1902. Cora Augusta married Dedrich Homer Myer Jan 19, 1920 and begot 11 children, the 7th being Roland Max Myer born April 3, 1932 in Hawkins Chapel, Cherokee County, AL.  Roland married Ella Ween Brown on March 31, 1956 in Trenton, GA and begot 3 girls. 

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Althea Amanda Wooden
died 41 years ago at age 67 in Bloomington, IN. Althea is the 4 child born of the 10 that Harvey H. Wooden and Myrtle M. Anderson had.  Althea is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Her father Harvey is the boys' 2nd great granduncle and the last of 6 children born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson, the boys' 3rd great-grandparents.  The oldest child is Joseph R. Wooden, the boys' 2nd great-grandfather who married Margaret Jennie Stanford and begot Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Lora A. Wooden
died 41 years ago at age 67 in 197.  Lora is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed and was born to the aforementioned Harvey H. Wooden on Oct 9, 1903 in IL. Lora is the 3rd of Harvey and Myrtle's 10 children.


WILHOITE/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Jeptha Stapp Wilhot died 109 years ago today.  Jep is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of 4th great-grandmother, Malinda Mahala Wilhoite who married Robert Miller Wooden.

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Baby Doe Stanford
is 165 years old, born in 1847 in Clay county, IL.  Baby Doe died the same day. Baby Doe is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle.  Doe was born to Isaac Austin Stanford and Catherine Kneff, the boys' 4th great-grandparents.  Their second child of the 12 they had is David Stanford who married Nancy Ann Kenley and begot Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Frank Robert Mayne
died 65 years ago at age 46 in Ocala, Marion county Florida.  Frank is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle.  Frank is the oldest of the 8 children born to William Mitchell Mayne and Ida Jane McMurray.  Frank's sister Donie Mae Mayne is the kids' 2nd great-grandmother and the mother of Ella Ween Brown.  Frank married Roda Carrie Hutchins and begot Vernon W. Mayne and Hugh E. Mayne.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

NAUGHER
Moses S. Naugher and Haney Fortenberry's
66th anniversary is today.  They were married in 1946, he was 25 years old. Moses and Haney are Tara and Calum's Grandparents.  They begot 3 children, Connie Sue in 1949, Brent Stewart in 1952 and Rhonda Lea Naugher in 1965.  Moses' parents are Horace Savage Naugher and Maxie Ruth Smith.  Haney's parents are L. Fortenberry and Nora Whitten.

NAUGHER
Henery Alfred Naugher
died 57 years ago today in 1955.  Henery is Tara and Calum's 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  His father is Richard Henry Naugher, their 2nd cousin 4 times removed whose father is John Naugher, their 1st cousin 5 times removed, whose father is Jack Naugher, Tara and Calum's 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Joseph Naugher, who married Jane Ingram in 1815 and begot 3rd great-grandfather, Robert Marion Naugher in 1821.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meet the family for March 15, 2012

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BURR/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH
Charles Burr
died 212 years ago today at age 58 in Fairfield Connecticut. Charles is the boys' 7th great-granduncle.  His sister is Ellen Burr, born in 1736,  Ellen married Abel Gold Dec 19, 1754 in Fairfield.  They begot 11 children.  The third one is Talcott Gold.

COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Micheal Cotton
is 256 years old today, born in 1756.  Micheal is the boys' 6th great-granduncle, the brother of Thomas Cotton, the boys' 6th great-grandfather who married Anna Hubbard and begot Ira Cotton in 1788

HALL/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Susanna Hall II
is 234 years old today, born in 1778.  Susanna is both the boys' 2nd cousin 8 times removed and their 3rd cousin 8 times removed.   Her father is Samuel Hall III.   Susanna is a "II" because her older sister born in 1773 and dieing in 1775 was also named Susanna Hall.  Her grandfather is Samuel Hall, Jr., the boys' 8th great-granduncle and also the brother of  8th great-grandmother, Experience Hall.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

BELL/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Pearl May Bell
died 40 years ago today in 1972 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois at age 90.  Pearl is the wife of Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, Lewis Henry Everhart.

BOUDINIER/SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Nuton Sims and Matilda Ann Boudinier's
134th anniversary is today, married in 1878 in Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri when he was 17 and she was 18 years old.  This couple is Steve's 3rd great-grandparents.  They begot 7 children with Margret Izora Sims being the 2nd born.  Margaret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902.


HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
Thomas Franklin Hulgan
died 62 years ago today at age 73 in Dekalb county AL. Thomas is Ella and Mason's 2nd great-grandfather.  He was born second in a line of 6 children to John Miller Hulgan and Ruth J. Copeland on Dec 7, 1876 in Dekalb county, AL.  He died on this day in 1950.  Thomas married Della D. Berryhill and begot 6 children of their own.  The second of which is Cecil Robert Hulgan, born in 1905.  Cecil is Ella and Mason's Great grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Erskin D. Crow
died 42 years ago today in 1970 in Fort Payne, Dekalb, Alabama at age 86.  Erskin is the kids' 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Ella Mariah Crow, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Erskin was the 8th born to the family of 11 children.

CROW/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Leola Valentine Crow died 18 years ago today in 1994 in Oklahoma City Oklahoma at the age of 89. Leola is the kids' 2nd cousin 4 times removed, the daughter of 1st cousin 5 times removed, Jasper Lee Crow whose father is 4th great-granduncle, Isaac Allen Crow, Jr., the brother of 4th great-grandfather John Christopher Crow.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

WHITLOCK/SAVAGE/NAUGHER
Sarah Melissa Whitlock
is 198 years old today, born in 1814.  Sarah is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandmother.  She married James Payne Savage in 1830 in Union, SC and begot 14 children with Frances Marion Savage being the 6th born.

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