Monday, October 25, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: October 24

Because Anna Marshall Gauntt and Benjamin Franklin Gaunt were both my 3rd cousin 4x removed, I checked to see how they were related to each other and discovered they were 2nd cousins.


Eveline Stokes Githens, daughter of Thomas Githens and Mary Gaunt, was born October 24, 1828 in New Jersey, possibly in Camden County.  She is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

John A. Gaunt, son of Hananiah Selah Gaunt and Abigail Atkinson, was born October 24, 1848 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  He is my great-great-granduncle.

Viola Votaw, daughter of Daniel W. Votaw and Louisa Gaunt, was born October 24, 1875 in Wabash County, Indiana.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Ervie Oscar Higgins was born October 24, 1889 in McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee.  He was the husband of Elizabeth Opal Gaunt, daughter of Charles Edward Gaunt and Sarah Malinda Kennedy, who is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

David Halbrich was born October 24, 1950 in Haifa, Israel.  He is the husband of Gail Madelaine Garfield, daughter of Harry David Garfield (originally Garfinkel) and Susan Loffler, who is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

Shira Rebecca Lerner was born October 24, 1989.  She is my 4th cousin 1x removed.


Elliott Kushner, son of George Kushner and Ruth Rebecca Segal, and Leslie Ellen Shear were married October 24, 1975 in Los Angeles County, California.  Elliott is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Kushners.

Frederick John Collier and Nancy Patrice Rudin, daughter of Raymond Harold Rudin and Ruth Garfinkel, were married October 24, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Nancy is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Garfinkels.

John Oren Clark, son of Gilbert Lewis Clark and Helen Opal Abbott, and Nora Joan Cushing were married October 24, 1981 in Ohio, probably in Montgomery or Clermont County.  John is my 5th cousin 1x removed on my Gauntt line through the Clarks.

Bradley Owen Walker and Rebecca Ann Stachler were married October 24, 2003 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  Bradley is my 7th cousin.


Phoebe Gaunt, daughter of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite, died October 24, 1811 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 34.  She is my 1st cousin 6x removed via the Gaunts.

Anna Marshall Gauntt, daughter of Dellaplain Gauntt and Mary Isaac, died October 24, 1892 in Chester, Orange County, New York at the age of 41.  She is my 3rd cousin 4x removed on my Gauntt line.

Benjamin Franklin Gaunt, son of Samuel Gaunt, Jr. and Ann Horner, died October 24, 1906 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania at the age of 66.  He is also my 3rd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

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