Thursday, May 24, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: May 14

This is one of those unusual days when the number of deaths outnumbers births and marriages combined.


William Mane Fox, son of John Fox and Catherine Fisher, was born May 14, 1827 in Pennsylvania, possibly in Germantown, Phliadelphia County.  He is my 3rd-great-granduncle.

Ephriam Sellers, son of William H. Sellers and Nancy L. Derr, was born May 14, 1876 in Pennsylvania.  He is my 4th cousin 3x removed.

William Bound Gauntt, Jr., son of William Bound Gauntt, Sr. and Lucy Bound, was born May 14, 1918 in New Jersey, probably in Atlantic County.  He is my 4th cousin once removed.

Janice Kay Hutson, daughter of Clifford Ellsworth Hutson and Alta Ada Gipson, was born May 14, 1938 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.  She is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.

Twins Lauren Hope and Marni Ann Levy were born May 14, 1993, probably in New York.  They are my 3rd cousins on my Gordon line and the first twins I have found on that line.


Harvey Zabinsky, son of Daniel Zabinsky and Beatrice Furman, and Carolyn Helaine Lewis were married on May 14, 1972 in Flushing Meadows, Queens County, New York.  Harvey is my 2nd cousin on my Meckler line thorugh the Furmans and was my mother's favorite cousin.


Susanna Mack, daughter of Jacob Mack and Hannah Englehart, died May 14, 1862 at the age of 84, probably in Pennsylvania.   She is my 2nd cousin 6x removed.

David Gaunt, son of John Gaunt and Mary Kinsey, also died May 14, 1862, but at the age of 73 in New Jersey.  He is my 1st cousin 5x removed.

Martha Johnson Atkinson died May 14, 1945 at the age of 67 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is the paternal great-grandmother of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Thomas Daniel Swain died May 14, 1994 at the age of 74, probably in Newport News or Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He was the third husband of Rachel Anna Armstrong, daughter of Joel Armstrong and Sarah Ann Lippincott, who is my paternal great-grandaunt.

Cecil Thurman Phillips, Jr. died May 14, 2001 at the age of 84 in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky.  He was married to Martha Ann Surran, daughter of William Earl Surran and Martha Ann Naylor, who is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Naylors.

Ernest Alexander Douglas Ellett died May 14, 2002 at the age of about 85 in Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.  He is the maternal grandfather of my 2nd cousin once removed Jeff Gordon.

Robert Leonard Tessin, son of Fred M. Tessin and Minnie Caroline Slentz, died May 14, 2012 at the age of 77 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.  He is my 6th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Slentzes.

Deborah Lee Pierce died May 14, 2015 at the age of 68 in New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida.  She was married to Harvey Joseph Gaunt III, son of Harvey Joseph, Jr. and his first wife, who is my 3rd cousin.

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