Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: January 22

Woo hoo!  I'm almost caught up.  I'm not sure why, but what I noticed about this list of events was the divorces.  My Aunt Ruth was married three times, as my nephew Joel has been.  I've often wondered if my family runs higher than average for divorce; in four generations of Sellerses I once counted twenty divorces.


Solomon Gorgas, son of Jacob Gorgas and Christina Mack, was born January 22, 1764 in Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 2nd cousin 6x removed through the Macks.

Jacob Gaunt, son of Joseph Gaunt and Elizabeth Borton, was born January 22, 1765 in Little Egg Harbor, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 4th great-granduncle.

Ann Cressman was born January 22, 1821.  She was married to Samuel Sellers, son of Peter Sellers and Susanna, who is my 2nd cousin 4x removed.

Francis M. Elder Stirling, son of George Howard Stirling and Mary Sellers, was born January 22, 1901 in Garrison Station, Green Spring Valley, Baltimore County, Maryland.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Elmer Peterson was born January 22, 1909, possibly in Minnesota.  He was the third husband of Ruth Carrie Stradling, daughter of Charles Cooper Stradling and Anna Gauntt, who is my paternal aunt.

Abraham Snyder, son of Sam Schneiderman and Annie Rachel Petranovsky, was born January 22, 1910 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  He is my 1st cousin 3x removed through the Schneidermans.

Oliver Franklin Flynn, son of Roscoe Sherman Flynn and Edna May Gauntt, was born January 22, 1931 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 1st cousin once removed.

Betty Lorraine Ellett, daughter of Ernest Alexander Douglas Ellett and Sadie Elizabeth Clark, was born January 22, 1935 in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.  She is the mother of Jeff Gordon, my 2nd cousin once removed.

Gary Von Schmidt was born January 22, 1974.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed through my Gauntt line.

Caroline Louise Speir Thomson was born January 22, 1976 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.  She was the second wife of Joel Richard Kent III, my nephew.

Noah Isaac Linkin was born January 22, 2003 in Miami, Dade County, Florida.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed through my Gordon line.


Samuel Gaunt, Jr., son of Samuel Gaunt, Sr. and Achsah Taylor, and Ann Horner were married on January 22, 1823, probably in New Jersey.  Samuel Jr. is my 2nd cousin 5x removed.


Leah Heinley died January 22, 1901 at the age of 75 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Mahlon Absolom Sellers, son of Tobias Sellers and Elizabeth Faber, who is my 1st cousin 4x removed.

George B. Gaunt, son of Benjamin Franklin Gaunt and Mary A. Woolman, died January 22, 1902 at the age of 16 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 3rd cousin 2x removed.

Chasey Joseph Chase, son of Alfred Joseph Chase and Emma Naylor, died January 22, 1998 at the age of 72 in Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Naylors.

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