Sunday, January 14, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: January 14

Until today I had not realized that my half-sister and I each have a grandmother with a birth date of January 14.  In fact, my paternal grandmother is also her paternal grandmother, because we have the same father.  So both of her grandmothers were born on January 14!


Adam Kneedler was born January 14, 1787 in Pennsylvania.  He was married to Mary Sellers, daughter of Abraham Sellers and Sophia Bodder, who is my 3rd great-grandaunt.

Christina Long was born January 14, 1827 in Ohio.  She was married to Jeremiah Mock, son of John Mock and Mary Brown, who is my 4th cousin 4x removed.

Harrison Sellers, son of Samuel Sellers and Ann Cressman, was born January 14, 1845 in Pennsylvania.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

Samuel Andrew Sellers, son of John Wengard Sellers and Mary Melissa Conkle, was born January 14, 1853 in Ohio.  He is my 4th cousin 3x removed.

Anna Gauntt
Anna Gauntt was born January 14, 1893 in Westhampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my paternal grandmother.

Louise Elsie Gaynor, daughter of John Francis Gaynor and Josephine O'Connor, was born January 14, 1903 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.  She is the maternal grandmother of my half-sister Laurie Sellers.

Adelle Taylor
Adelle Cordelia Taylor was born January 14, 1914 in Union, Newton County, Mississippi.  She was my paternal grandfather's third (and final) wife.

Elbert W. Gaunt, son of Charles Gaunt and Pearl E. Cory, was born January 14, 1917.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed.

James Clayton Gaunt, son of Mack Gaunt and Martha Nora Martin, was born January 14, 1923 in Indiana.  He is my 5th cousin once removed.

Richard Bradley Smith was born January 14, 1963 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.  He is married to Marcie Weinstein, my 4th cousin.

Christopher Van Hoy was born January 14, 1974.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed through my Gauntt line.

Sean Robert Cunningham was born January 14, 1985 in Indiana.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed through my Gauntt line.

Zachary Alexander Tennenhouse was born January 14, 1999 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.  He is my 4th cousin once removed through the Mecklers.


Reuben T. Gaunt and Mary Budd were married on January 14, 1841 in Milford, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Reuben, son of Hananiah Gaunt and Rebecca Mulliner, is my 3rd great-granduncle.

Samuel Ferguson Sellers and Mary Laura Gunn were married on January 14, 1896 in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Samuel, son of Samuel G. Sellers and Anna C. Ferguson, is my 4th cousin 3x removed.


Flossie Kerlister Sellers, daughter of Grover C. Sellers and Addie, died January 14, 1914 at the age of 4 years and 8 months in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, Ohio.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Courtland Ward Major, son of Clayton Major, Jr. and Ida May Lippincott, died January 14, 1978 at the age of 71 in Lake County, Florida.  He is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Lippincotts.

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