Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: January 23

Still inching closer to being caught up.  This list is unusual for the number of spouses of relatives who appeared, six to be exact.


Henry Hunsberger was born January 23, 1768, possibly in Pennsylvania.  He was married to Catherine Darstein, daughter of Abraham Darstein and Catherine Sellers, who is my 2nd cousin 5x removed through the Sellerses.

Dellaplain Gaunt, son of Daniel Gaunt and Mary Githens, was born January 23, 1803 in the Haddonfield area, Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He is also my 2nd cousin 5x removed.

Anna Frances Jaquett was born January 23, 1838 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to David Wampole Sellers, son of Samuel Sellers and Barbara Ann Wampole, who is my 3rd cousin 4x removed through the Sellerses.

Theodore Allen Gauntt, son of Isaiah Allen Gaunt and Louisa Lemonyon, was born January 23, 1900.  He is my 2nd cousin 2x removed.

Dorothy Gaynor, daughter of John Francis Gaynor and Wally Mary Ruppert, was born January 23, 1918 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.  She is the grandaunt of my half-sister Laurie Sellers.

Helen Fay Craig, daughter of Victor Young Craig and Edith Alice Gantt, was born January 23, 1926 in Denton, Denton County, Texas.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed through the Gantts.

Sharon Lynn Gaunt, daughter of Everett Elwin Gaunt and Selma Loretta Larson, was born January 23, 1947 in Kings County, California.  She is my 5th cousin once removed.

Annick Sarma was born January 23, 1967 in France.  She is married to Reed Allen Gershwind, my 3rd cousin through my Nowicki line.


Peter Rittenhouse and Sarah Fox, daughter of Emanuel Fox and Anna Margarethe Mack, were married on January 23, 1823 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Sarah is my 4th great-grandaunt through the Macks.


John Geib died January 23, 1886 at the age of 82 in Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio.  He was married to Hannah Sellers, daughter of David Sellers and Sarah Ruth, who is another 2nd cousin 5x removed to me.

Ethyl Fay Davidson died January 23, 1933 at the age of 38.  She was married to Edward Lee Gaunt, son of Arthur Lee Gaunt and Rachel Lavinia Stutsman, who is my 4th cousin 2x removed.

B. L. Sellers
Bertram Lynn Sellers, Sr., son of Cornelius Elmer Sellers and Laura May Armstrong, died January 23, 1995 at the age of 91 in Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida.  He is my paternal grandfather.

William Lisker Franklin died January 23, 2015 at the age of 72.  He was married to a daughter of Cecil Thurman Phillips and Martha Ann Surran.  Martha is my 3rd cousin once removed through my Gauntt line.

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