Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: February 4

I have many photographs of my Aunt Rose, so it was difficult to choose one to include with this post.  I decided that her smile was best in this one.


Sarah Fox, daughter of John Fox and Catherine Fisher, was born February 4, 1816 in Germantown or Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  She is my 3rd great-grandmother.

Elmer Gaunt, son of Samuel Gaunt, Jr. and Ann HOrner, was born February 4, 1825.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

John Franklin Sellers, son of Henry S. Sellers and Mary Ann Yost, was born February 4, 1854 in Pennsylvania.  He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed.

David Foote Sellers, son of Edwin Elias Sellers and Olive Lay Foote, was born February 4, 1874 at Fort McIntosh, Travis County, Texas.  He is my 4th cousin 3x removed.

Wayne Robert Gantt, son of Carl Thomas Gantt and Mabelle Yost, was born February 4, 1918 in York, York County, Nebraska.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed through my Gauntt line.

Roslyn "Rose" Rubin was also born February 4, 1918, but in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  She is my dear grandaunt by marriage, having been married to Alexander Gordon, son of Joe Gordon and Sarah Libby Brainin, who is my maternal granduncle.

James Owen Gaynor, Jr., son of James Owen Gaynor, Sr. and Maire Hennessey, was born February 4, 1929 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.  He is the 1st cousin once removed of my half-sister Laurie Sellers on her mother's side.

Nancy Ann Wolf was born February 4, 1950 in Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York.  She was married to William Paul Bowen, son of Paul Sayer Bowen and Catherine C. Corley, also the 1st cousin once removed of my half-sister Laurie Sellers on her mother's side.

Michael James Allen was born February 4, 1982.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line.


Kent Morris Baldwin, son of William Lewis Baldwin and Bette McNear, and Tannis Marie Macklin were married on February 4, 1978.  Kent is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.


Henry Zepp died February 4, 1857 at the age of 58, probably in Pennsylvania.  He was married to Tirzah Sellers, daughter of Abraham Sellers and Sophia Bodder, who is my 3rd great-grandaunt.

Joseph L. Gauntt, son of Mark Lewallen Gauntt and Rhoda Ewing, died February 4, 1913 at the age of 32, probably in New Jersey.  He is my 3rd cousin 2x removed.


  1. It appears that you mixed up James Owen Gaynor Sr. and Jr. on this post. You have the parents for James Sr. listed but the birthday for James Jr.

    1. You are absolutely right, and thank you for noticing my error. I have made the correction in the post.

      Does this mean you are a Gaynor cousin and also related to my sister?

    2. Sorry for the delayed response. Yes, my father is her second cousin through the John Francis Gaynor III line. I'll keep watching the site this year, as it looks like you have information about the family I don't have.

    3. While I am always happy when people ready my blog, I can also share my research on my sister's family with you directly, if you like. E-mail me at janicemsj@gmail.com and we can discuss it.


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