Monday, November 1, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: October 31

Thomas Kirkland Gauntt died on the 50th birthday of his sister Mary Louise Gauntt.  Considering his checkered history, she may not have been surprised.


David Gantt, son of Joseph Gantt and Mary A. Lobaugh, was born October 31, 1799 in Pennsylvania, probably in Perry County.  He is my 1st cousin 5x removed via the Gantts.

Almira T. Githens, daughter of Alfred T. GIthens and Margaret Middleton, was born October 31, 1862 in New Jersey, probably in Gloucester County.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed on my Gauntt line through the Githenses.

Emma T. Tonkin, daughter of George C. Tonkin and Mary B. Gaunt, was born October 31, 1884 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Mary Louise Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Kirkland Gauntt and Jane Dunstan, was born October 31, 1899 in Mount Laurel, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my grandaunt.

Jerald Lee Brainin, son of Samuel Michael Brainin and Blanche Mildred Sax, was born October 31, 1947 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  He is my 2nd cousin 1x removed on my Brainin line.

Tracy Allen Cunningham was born October 31, 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  He is the husband of Sandra Lee Dunn, daughter of Harold Edwin Dunn, Jr. and Ruth Clara Ellis, who is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line via the Ellises.

Yizhak Zvi Kamil was born October 31, 1995.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Javier Moreno was also born October 31, 1995.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed.


Paul Bresge and Rosanne Baker were married October 31, 1991.  Rosanne is my 3rd cousin 1x removed.


Benjamin Selah Gaunt, son of Hananiah Selah Gaunt and Mary Elizabeth Rose, died October 31, 1901 in Vincentown, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 79.  He is my half great-great-granduncle.

James Kirkland Gauntt, son of Thomas Kirkland Gauntt and Jane Dunstan, died October 31, 1949 in Fern Park, Seminole County, Florida at the age of 44.  He is my granduncle.

Carrie Bell Crawford, daughter of Henry Crawford and America Brooks, died October 31, 1979 in Muscogee County, Georgia at the age of 77.  She is the great-grandaunt of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

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