Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: April 28

My sister's grandfather is one among four generations of Bowen men who did not live to see the age of 60.


John Gaunt, son of Joseph Gaunt and Elizabeth Borton, was born April 28, 1767 in Little Egg Harbor, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 4th-great-granduncle.

Henry Sellers, son of George Sellers and Magdalena Shirk, was born April 28, 1813, probably in Pennsylvania.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

William Enos Gantt, son of Joseph Gantt (originally Gaunt) and Mary Ann McGowan, was born April 28, 1845 in Pennsylvania, possibly in Perry County.  He is my 1st cousin 5x removed.

Jane Dunstan, daughter of Frederick Cleworth Dunstan and Martha Winn, was born April 28, 1871 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.  She is my paternal great-grandmother.

Lillie Lawrence, daughter of Alfred Lawrence and Harriet Rebecca Eckman, was born April 28, 1890 in New Jersey.  She is the 1st cousin 2x removed of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Vivian M. Brainin, daughter of Max Joseph Brainin and Nellie Doctor, was born April 28, 1920 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Connecticut.  She is my 1st cousin 2x removed.

Ann Kardish, daughter of Dovid Kardish and Etta Gorodetsky, was born April 28, 1931 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She is my 1st cousin 2x removed via the Gorodetskys.

Sandra Lee Dunn was born April 28, 1961 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  She is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line.

Michael Roger Farrier was born April 28, 1979 in San Fernando, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago.  He is the brother of my sister-in-law, Sandra Farrier.


Samuel W. McCutcheon and Mary Ann Fox, daughter of John Fox and Catherine Fisher, were married on April 28, 1829.  Mary is my 3rd-great-grandaunt.


Rachel Anna Wells died April 28, 1902 at the age of 69 in Stony Creek, Warren County, New York.  She was married to Joel Chester Fuller, son of Lyman Fuller and Eliza, who is the 2nd-great-granduncle of my aunt Mary McStroul.

George Weldon Walker, Jr., son of George Weldon Walker and Mildred Taylor, died April 28, 1944 at the age of 7 months in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Taylors.

Francis Maria Bowen, son of William H. Bowen and Catherine S. Dunn, died April 28, 1951 at the age of 49.  He is the maternal grandfather of my half-sister Laurie Sellers in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

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