Sunday, June 03, 2012

Meet the family for June 3, 2012


David Hawkins
is 285 years old today, born in 1727.  David is Caitlyn's 7th great-granduncle, the brother of John Hawkins, her 7th great-grandfather.


Christian Batholomew
is 202 years old today, born in 1810.  Chris is the husband of the boys' 1st cousin 6 times removed, Deborah A. VanCise.  Deborah's mother is the boys' 5th great-grandaunt, Polly Cotton.  Polly's brother is Ira Cotton, the boys' 5th great-grandfather who married Sally Gold in 1811.

John Wesley Frazer
is 166 years old today, born in 1846.  John is the husband of the boys' second cousin Anelia S. Batholomew who happens to be the daughter of the above mentioned Christian Batholomew and Deborah A. VanCise.

John Wesley Frazer and Amelia S. Batholomew's
143 anniversary is today, married in 1869.  John not known for his memory, decided to get married on his birthday so that he could remember to send his wife flowers.

Martha Clark
died 218 years ago today in 1794 in Grafton Worcester, Massachusetts at age 100.  Martha is the boys' 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Her mother is 1st cousin 10 times removed, Sarah Stowe, whose father is 9th great-granduncle, Samuel Stowe, the brother of Mary Marie Stowe who married the Rev. John Cotton around 1666 in Concord, Massachusetts.


Howard Milton Naugher
is 87 years old today, born in 1925.  Howard is Tara and Calum's Granduncle.  He died November 16, 1985 in Lexington, Kentucky at age 60.  His brother is Moses S. Naugher, Tara and Calum's grandfather and the father of Tara and Calum's father, Brent Steward Naugher.

Harriet Rebecca Stewart
is 187 years old today, born in 1825. Harriet is Tara and Calum's 4th great-grandaunt, the sister of John Thomas Stewart.  Harriet was the 10th born and John the 8th of the 12 children born to Archibald Stewart and Rachel Akins, Tara and Calum's 5th great-grandparents.


John Blevins Crow
died 45 years ago today in 1967 at age 94 in Mentone, Dekalb, Alabama. John is kids' maternal 3rd great-granduncle.  John's sister is Ella Mariah Crow, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.  Ella Mariah married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 children, the youngest was Oscar Thomas Brown, born in 1912.  Oscar T. married the kids' 2nd great-grandmother, Donie Mae Mayne in 1936 and they begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween married Dick Myer in 1956 and they begot Thereasa Ellen Myer in 1961.  Thereasa married Duard Robert Hulgan and begot Kellie Marie Hulgan in 1980 and Heather Leigh Hulgan in 1983.  Kellie married Aaron Hosler July 7, 2007 in Alabama. Kellie and Aaron begot Ella Marie Hosler Sepember 23, 2008 in Fort Payne, Alabama.   Heather married Jeremy Knowles in Auburn, Alabama and just had a baby boy, Mason Daniel Knowles, April 25, 2010 in North Carolina.  While Dick and Ella Ween's middle child, Beverly begot Cristy Dale Hawkins in 1980.  Cristy married Kevin Jennings July 8, 2006 and they begot Caitlyn Belle Jennings, June 10, 2009 in Ft. Payne, Alabama.


John Henry Meyer
died 118 years ago today in 1894 at age 84 in Winterville, GA.  John or as it shows on his head stone Heinrich, looks to be the kids' 4th great-grandfather.  I believe he was married to Sophie Winter and they are the parents of John Hammond Meyer, Dedrich Henry Meyer and Dora Meyer.


Meet the family for June 2, 2012


Nancy Wilcher
died 165 years ago today at age 57 in 1847 in Sangamon, Illinois. Nancy is the boys' 5th great-grandmother, married Joshua Brown in 1812 and begot Resin D. Brown in 1813.  Resin married Rachel Earnest in 1834 and begot Charlotte Brown in 1839.  Charlotte married Thomas B. Ray in 1865 and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.

Capt. Thomas Ward, Sr.
died 284 years ago today at age 67 in 1728 in Middletown, Connecticut.  Thomas is the boys' 9th great-grandfather and also the boys' 9th great-granduncle.  Thomas married Anna Tappin and begot Thomas Ward, Jr. the boys 8th great-grandfather and 1st cousin 10 times removed.  Thomas jr. married Rebecka Birnham and begot Rebeckah Ward who is the boys' 7th great-grandmother and 2nd cousin 9 times removed.  Rebeckah married William Cotton who is the boys' 7th great-grandfather and 2nd cousin 9 times removed via William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.  Now back to the beginning.  Thomas Ward, Sr. is also the boys' 9th great-granduncle because he is the brother of Phoebe Ward who married Samuel Hall.  All of this is because Thomas Ward, Sr and Phoebe Ward are the children of William Ward and Phoebe Fenner.

Ruhamah Barlow
died 199 years ago today in 1813.  Roomie as we called him, is the boys' 1st cousin 9 times removed.  His father is 8th great-granduncle Samuel Barlow, Jr., the brother of David Barlow, Sr.


Colton Peels
is 21 years old today, born in 1991. Colton is the kids' 2nd cousin once removed.  His mother is Loucretia Brown the kids' 1st cousin twice removed.  Loucretia's father is Jerrel Thomas Brown the brother of Ella Ween Brown the kids' great-grandmother.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLTON!!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Meet the family for June 1, 2012


Edward Hawkins
is 236 years old today, born in 1776. There are 5 Edward Hawkins in the family tree.  This one is Caitlyn's 5th great-granduncle, the brother of 5th great-grandfather, William Hawkins.


Sidney Merit Mayne
died 44 years ago today in 1968 at age 64 in Cherokee, AL.  He is buried at Sand Rock Cemetery.  Sidney is the kids' 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Donie Mae Mayne, the kids' 2nd great-grandmother.  Donie married Oscar Thomas Brown in 1936 and begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937.  Ella Ween is Ella Marie's Great-grandmother.

Jasper Lee Crow and Deborah Emmaline Sanders' 124th anniversary is today, married in 1888 in Scottsboro Alabama when he was 20 and she was 19 years old.  Jasper is the kids' 1st cousin 5 times removed.  His father, Isaac Allen Crow, Jr. is the brother of 4th great-grandfather, John Christopher Crow.

Catherine Malinda Cox
is 163 years old today, born in 1849.  Catherine is the wife of the aformentioned Isaac Allen Crow, Jr.


Emily Nicey Barnett
died 162 years ago today in 1850 at the age of 27 in Madison Georgia.  Emily is the kids' 5th great-grandaunt, the sister of Abel M. Barnett their 5th great-grandfather.  Abel married Rachel and they begot 7 children with David A. Barnett being the oldest.  David married Jane C. and they begot 7 more children with Lucy E. Barnett being the oldest.  Lucy married Dedrick Henry Meyer in 1875 and they begot 6 children before he died as a result of helping fight a fire.  Dedrich Homer Myer was the last born.

David Andrew Jackson Barnett
died 132 years ago today in 1880 at the age of 64 in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia.  David is the 9th child born of the 15 that David Barnett Sr and Sarah Phillips begot.  David's brother Abel M. Barnett was the 8th born and is the kids' 5th great-grandfather. While the aforementioned Emily Nicey was the 11th born.


Leila Bigham
died 97 years ago today in 1915 at age 31.  Leila is the wife of Ella and Mason's 2nd great-granduncle John Jovas Chambers.  John's brother is Noah Benjamin Chambers who married Dellia Keever and begot Nellie Chambers, Ella and Mason's Great-grandmother.


Oceanus Hopkins
died 385 years ago today.  Some say it was 1623 at the age of 3. Some say it was 1627 at age 6 and one says it was in the first winter at age 1.  Oceanus was the only child born on the trip from England to Plymouth on the Mayflower, even though 3 women were pregnant.   He was born on September 16, 1620 to Stephen Hopkins second wife Elizabeth Fisher.  Oceanus is the boys' 11th great-granduncle.  His sister Constance Hopkins, the boys 11th great grandmother, went on to married Nicholas Snow May 22 1627 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  They begot 7 children, the first of which is the boys' 10th great-grandmother, Sarah Snow, born in 1632.  Sarah married William Walker January 25, 1655 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts and begot Jabez Walker in 1668.  Jabez is the boys' 9th great-grandfather.  Jabez married Elizabeth Fuller and begot Jeremiah Walker in 1702.  Jeremiah married Ester Tomlin October 13, 1724 in Needham, Middlesex, Massachusetts and begot Benjamin Walker in 1726.  Ben married Sylvia Keith in 1756 and begot Marshall Walker in 1757.  Marshall married Hannah Dunbar August 17, 1776 and begot Cady R. Walker in 1795, the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  Cady of course married Electa Sparks in 1813 and begot Almira Walker in 1814.  Almira married Samuel Cheney Cotton in 1834 and the rest is Cottons, Woodens, Bridgforths and Days.

Richard Walker
is 317 years old today, born in 1695. He died in 1742 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut at age 47.  Richard is the boys' 8th great-granduncle and brother of Jeremiah Walker, born in 1702 and later married to Esther Tomlin the parents of Benjamin Walker, the boys' 7th great-grandfather.

Ralph Shirley and Joan Sheffield's
498th anniversary is today, married in 1514 when he was 56 and she was 40 years old in Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England.  Ralph and Joan are the boys' 14th great-grandparents.


Nancy McNaught
is 226 years old today, born in 1786.  Nancy is the boys' 1st cousin 5 times removed, the daughter of George McNaught and Martha Jane Wooden, the boys 4th great-grandaunt.  Martha is the sister of Robert Miller Wooden the boys' 4th great-grandfather.  There are 3 boys and Martha in the family born to Robert Wooden, Sr. from Kentucky and Jane Barnhill.  Robert Miller Wooden married Malinda Mahala Wilhoite on February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky.  They are the parents of 10 Wooden children, with Andrew Jackson Wooden, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, being born last.


James Ovid Stanford
is 109 years old today, born in 1903.  James is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is James Isaac Stanford, the boys' 2nd great -granduncle. James' father is David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, via his 1st wife Amanda Jane Kenley.  Because Amanda Jane is the sister of Nancy Ann Kenley, David's 2nd wife, there is also another cousin thing going on here somewhere.

Effa June Stanford
is 132 years old today born in 1880.  Unfortunately, Effa June and her twin sister Etta May both died within days of their births.  They are the boys' 2nd great-grandaunts.  They were born to David Stanford and his second wife Nancy Ann Kenley.  They are the sisters of the boys' 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden.


Rebecca Bays
died 132 years ago today in 1880 at the age of 62.  Rebecca is Steve's 4th great-grandmother who married Dryden Sims and begot Thomas Nuton Sims in 1860.  Thomas married Matilda Ann Boudinier in 1878 and when he died in 1896 she married Charles E. Blessin.  Thomas and Matilda begot Margret Izora Sims, Steve's 2nd great-grandfather.  The following is Thomas' Obituary:

Death of Mr. Sims.

Died- March 3 at his home two miles west of Roscoe, Thomas N. Sims.  The deceased was born in West Virginia April 11, 1860 and in 1870 removed with his parents to St. Clair County.  he was married to Matilda A. Bondinier march 15, 1878 and to this union were born ten children six of whom with his wife and one sister survive to mourn their loss.  He joined Friendship baptist Church in the fall 1894 and was elected deacon of said church.  He had been in foor health for two years, but none knew he was so near death.  he arose monday morning and helped his son hitch up the team to go to work.  he then returned to the house and on tuesday at 12 o'clock he died.  His funeral will be preached the 4th sunday in march by Elder Bybe at mottey school house.  May God Comfort the stricken family and bind up their weeping hearts is the prayer of the writer. -


Cynthia Fay Reeves
is 50 years old today, born in 1962.  Cynthia is Steve's 1st cousin once removed.  She married James Alfred Gilbert, Jr. and they have two children, Leslie Ann Gilbert 1985 and James Alfred Gilbert III 1986.  Cynthia's parents are Martha Ann Chandley and Steves' Granduncle Donald Boyd Reeves.