Family-tree birthdays for the week of Jan. 26:
• Georgianna Donahue (mother-in-law of my 3G uncle Albert David Hall, my 3G uncle), b. 1853 in Illinois; d. May 7, 1916, in Rowan County, Ky.
• Gillie Anne Peyton (my 3G aunt-in-law on my mother's side), b. 1867 in Ellisburg, Casey County, Ky.; d. April 13, 1928, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Married Dudley Boone Wilson, an engineer whose works included a Saul St. Marie bridge to Canada, a Chicago drainage canal, tunnels in the east, railroad tunnels out east, and railroad beds out west. Her father, Vincent Peyton, was a Civil War veteran of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry.
• Lewis Henry Hall (my first cousin three times removed on my mother's side), b. 1872 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. July 3, 1959, in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind.
Tabitha Wilson (my first cousin four times removed on my mother's side), b. 1852 in Licking, Morgan County, Ky.; d. Oct. 18, 1919, in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
Florence Hall Petitt (my 2G aunt on my mother's side), b. 1906 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. Nov. 28, 1995, in Deming, Lunca County, N.M.
Vera Mildred Caudill (my second cousin twice removed on my mother's side), b. 1928 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. July 7, 1997, in Stanton, Powell County, Ky.
Robert Lee Jennings (my first cousin twice removed on my father's side), b. 1915 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. Jan. 29, 1915, in Rowan County, Ky.
Mary Jean Baker (my wife's first cousin once removed on her father's side), b. 1953 in South Carolina; d. Jan. 14, 1993, in Cassatt, Kershaw County, S.C.
Claude Caudill (my second cousin twice removed on my mother's side), b. 1908 in Morehead, Rowan County, Ky.; d. Aug. 12, 1993, in Indiana.
Virginia Juanita Brooks (first cousin of my half-uncle Ronnie Jackson Brooks), b. 1928 in Springfield, Clark County Ohio; d. Oct. 8, 1999, in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.
Johann Heinrich "Henry" Lambert (my 5G grandfather on my father's side), b. 1735 in Ottenberg, Rhineland, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; d. Jan. 22, 1814, in Rural Retreat, Wythe County, Virginia. Immigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1765 along with wife, Maria Magdalena. The couple had 11 children — the first three in Germany, the next four in Pennsylvania, and four more in Virginia. It's not clear when he moved to Virginia, but his son, Johann Jr., was born in Pennsylvania in 1775, so the family evidently stayed at least a decade. One online story at Ancestry.com indicates the family had relocted by 1784. Three generations later, Julian Dulaney Lambert — my paternal grandmother's grandfather — moved his family from Virginia to Kentucky.
Luther Cletis Dehart (my third cousin on my father's side), b. 1926 in Morgan County, Ky.; d. May 28, 1992, in Fairbanks, Alaska.