Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: July 30

I love finding the same birthday recurring in a family.  I don't know if twins Daniel and Samuel survived childhood, but if so I hope they enjoyed sharing their birthday with their nephew.


Twins Daniel and Samuel Gantt, sons of Joseph Gaunt and Mary A. Lobaugh, were born July 30, 1812, probably in Pennsylvania.  They are my 1st cousins 5x removed via the Gaunts.

Isaiah McGowan Gantt, son of Joseph Gantt and Mary Ann McGowan, was born July 30, 1834 in Pennsylvania, possibly in Perry County.  He is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gantts and the nephew of Daniel and Samuel Gantt (above).

Nola May Garwood was born July 30, 1909 in New Jersey.  She was the wife of Clayton Ezra Major, son of Clayton Major, Jr. and Ida May Lippincott, who is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Lippincotts.

Verna Bessie Pierce, daughter of Jessie Pierce and Elizabeth Ada Gauntt, was born July 30, 1924 in New Jersey.  She is my 5th cousin via the Gauntts.

Mary Elma Easlick, daughter of Daniel Leon Easlick and Ella Ritchie Mingen, was born July 30, 1927 in Mount Holly, Burlingon County, New Jersey.  She is my 4th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Easlicks.

Shellene Ray Gaunt, daughter of Darrell Paul Gaunt and Glendora Nelson, was born July 30, 1955.  She is my 6th cousin via the Gaunts.


Anthony Thomas Ortiz and Stacey Ellen Bernstein were married July 30, 1989.  Stacey is my 2nd cousin once removed.

Peter Jason Nemeth and Mary Ellen Wickham were married July 30, 1994.  Mary is the 3rd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers


Ellwood Votaw, son of Daniel W. Votaw and Louisa Gaunt, died July 30, 1878 in Wabash County, Indiana at the age of 4 weeks, 5 days.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Emeline Severs died July 30, 1896 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 63.  She was the wife of Abner H. Gaunt, son of Hananiah Selah Gaunt and Abigail Atkinson, who is my great-great-granduncle.

George N. Allen, son of Cyrus Kunze Allen and Hannah Ann Gaunt, died July 30, 1932 in Pemberton, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 71.  He is my 3rd cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Harris Brainin, son of Sydney Brainin and Selma Belle Lubin, died July 30, 1999, possibly in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, at the age of 49.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Brainin line.


  1. This is a great idea. I many have to make a timeline of my family members to see what dates they have in common.

    1. Thanks! It has been a very interesting exercise, and well worth the time and effort.


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