Sunday, March 11, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: March 3

After two days of only a few items, suddenly there's an explosion of events for March 3, eight of which are Gaunt/Gauntt cousins.


Catherine Fahnestock was born March 3, 1774, probably in Pennsylvania.  She was married to Solomon Gorgas, son of Jacob Gorgas and Christina Mack, who is my 2nd cousin 6x removed via the Macks.

Elizabeth Darstein, daughter of Abraham Darstein and Catherine Sellers, was born March 3, 1778 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  She is my 2nd cousin 5x removed via the Sellerses.

Clayton Decou Gaunt, son of John Gaunt and Elizabeth Kirby, was born March 3, 1820, possibly in New Jersey.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

Edwin Elias Sellers, son of Samuel Sellers and Barbara Ann Wampole, was born March 3, 1840 in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  He is also my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

John Edward Lawrence, Jr. was born March 3, 1929, probably in New Jersey.  He is the 2nd cousin once removed of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Mary Lu Sherman, daughter of Warren Sherman and Merle Gaunt, was born March 3, 1934.  She is my 6th cousin via the Gaunts.

Thomas Samuel Ellis, son of Samuel Naglee Ellis and Eleanor Jernee Thomas, was born March 3, 1947 in New Jersey.  He is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line.

Loretta Sue Gaunt, daughter of Everett Elwin Gaunt and Selma Loretta Larson, was born March 3, 1950 in Kings County, California.  She is my 5th cousin once removed.

Linda Susan McStroul, daughter of Darwin Monroe McStroul and Rose Ruth Bloom, was also born March 3, 1950, but in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  She is the 1st cousin of my aunt Mary McStroul.

Lourdes Maria Martinez was born March 3, 1954.  She is the second wife of Samuel Socherman, son of William Socherman (originally Szocherman) and Anna Tania Jakowszycka, who is my 4th cousin on my Nowicki line through the Szochermans.

Robert Graham Armstrong was born March 3, 1966 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  He is married to Beverly Ann Moss, who is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line.

Alexander J. Niemann was born March 3, 1996.  He is the 3rd cousin once removed of my half-sister Laurie Sellers.


James Gale and Hannah Gaunt, daughter of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite, were married on March 3, 1774, probably in New Jersey.  Hannah is my 1st cousin 6x removed.

John Dunstan, son of Richard Dunstan and Jane Coleclough, and Frances Ashton were married on March 3, 1856 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.  John is my great-great-granduncle.

Joseph Russell Allen, son of Russell Allen and Stella Horner, and Jean Kumple were married on March 3, 1950.  Joseph is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Kenneth Lawrence and Barbara Ann Leonard were married on March 3, 1960.  Kenneth is the brother of John Edward Lawrence, Jr. (above) and also the 2nd cousin once removed of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.  Kenneth must have liked his brother a lot to have married on his birthday.

Mark Gershwind, son of Irving Lawrence Gershwind and Frances Perlman, and Marjorie Diane Jacobson were married on March 3, 1968.  Mark is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Nowicki line thorugh the Perlmans.


Samuel Gaunt, son of Reuben T. Gaunt and Hannah Lewallen, died March 3, 1839 at the age of about 12, probably in New Jersey.  He is my 1st cousin 4x removed.

George W. Moore died March 3, 1920 at the age of 79 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He was the second husband of Catherine Fox Owen, daughter of William Owen and Sarah Fox, who is my great-great-grandmother.

Lewis Allen Gaunt, son of Lewis Cass Gaunt and Mary A. Kindlesparger, died March 3, 1947 at the age of 59.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

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