This week's family-tree birthdays have a presidential theme (plus, happy birthday to me)

June 13, 2015

Birthdays from my family tree for the week of June 15:

 

June 15

Hannah Kidd Smith (my first cousin three times removed on my father's side), b. 1909 in Morgan County, Ky.; d. April 27, 2004, West Liberty, Morgan County, Ky. Hannah was the daughter of John Booth Kidd (1891-1965) and Ada Lynkins (1888-1964). The couple had at least nine children, seven of the girls. Hannah married Lonnie Earl Smith (1905-1975).

 

June 16

George Washington Prugh (husband of Louisa Wilson Prugh, my first cousin three times removed on my mother's side), b. 1816 in Somerford Township, Madison County, Ohio; d. Oct. 23, 1894. George married Louisa Wilson, the daughter of prominent Ohio landowner Valentine Wilson (1785-1855).

By the way, there are six people in my 2,100-person family-tree database named for George Washington, including a fellow born 128 years ago on June 17. In fact, this week's birthday list seems to follow a presidential theme — William Harrsion Carpenter and George Washington Quesinberry share the June 17 birthday. (I cannot say for certain if Carpenter was named for William Henry Harrison, the nation's ninth president and last to be born a British subject.)

There are also two James Madisons in my tree, one Thomas Jefferson, two James Monroes and three Andrew Jacksons. Missing is an Abraham Lincoln, which is somewhat odd given that the 16th president, like so much of my family, was born in Kentucky.

 

June 17

William F. Kidd (brother-in-law of Sarah Elizabeth Jennings Kidd, my first cousin three times removed on my father's side), b.1865 in Kentucky; d. Dec. 1, 1937, in Madison County, Ky. Although William is a paternal relation, as far as I can tell, he is only related by marriage. Sarah Elizabeth Jennings (1863-1945) married William's brother Andrew Kidd (1865-1889). Andrew and William came from a line of Kidds who hailed from North Carolina.

Their father was a Robert G. Kidd, Robert Kidd, a confederate veteran listed as AWOL in July 1863, who settled in Owsley County, Ky., after the war.

My blood relative is William's wife, Sarah, my first cousin three times removed.

 

George Washington Quesinberry (my first cousin three times removed on my mother's side), b. 1887 in Wagoner, Rowan County, Ky.; d. May 22, 1968, in Morehead, Rowan County, Ky. George shared more than a name with one of the aforementioned George Washington namesakes, George Washington Hall — he shared common relatives. George Washington Hall was married to Nancy Abigail Quesenberry Hall, who was the brother of George Washington Quesinberry's father, Isaac. (The Quesinberry/Quesenberry spellings are correct. Some of the Quesinberrys signed or spelled their names differently.)

And Isaac was married to George Washington Hall's sister, Lydia Alice Hall. 

That means Nancy was George Washington Quesinberry's aunt by both marriage and blood, and George Washington Hall was George Washington Quesinberry's uncle by both marriage and blood.

 

Susanna Hall (my first cousin three times removed on my mother's side), b. 1895 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. May 26, 1981, in Watogna, Baline County, Okla. George Washington and Nancy Hall were also aunt and uncle of Susanna — Albert David Hall (1872-1952) was brother of George and Lydia.

 

 

William Harrison Carpenter (son-in-law of Lula Bell Hamilton Fultz Lambert, my 2G aunt-in-law on my father's side), b. 1901 in Upper Tygart, Carter County, Ky.; d. Sept. 14, 198, in Crossville, Tenn. William, picutred at left, isn't a direct relative. He was married to Dora A. Fultz, one of five children of Lula Bell Hamilton by her first husband, William Lewis Fultz. After William died in 1921, Lula married my 2G uncle, Edward Lambert, who also was the uncle of my grandmother Lenore Lambert Kidd. Lula was the second wife of "Uncle Edd," who had eight children by his first marriage, to Pearl Belle Lowe Kidd, making for a heckuva large blended family.

 

Jackie Lee Kidd (my second cousin on my father's side), b. 1954 in Boyd County, Ky.; d. Jan. 11, 1955, in Fayette County, Ky. Jackie was the son of Kenneth B. Kidd and Essie Trent Kidd. He died before his first birthday; I'm not sure of the cause.

 

Landon Whanye Frock (my second cousin once removed on my mother's side), b. 1986. Happy birthday, Landon.

 

June 18

Jennifer Michel Turner Brinson (wife of William Ernest Brinson Jr., paternal cousin of Deborah Renee Ray Kidd, my wife), b. 1976. Happy birthday, Jennifer.

 

Christopher Thomas Hanclosky (husband of Deborah Joyce Brinson Hanclosky, paternal second cousin of Deborah Renee Ray Kidd, my wife), b. 1981. Happy birthday, Christopher.

 

Kelley Renee Brinson (paternal first cousin once removed of Deborah Renee Ray Kidd, my wife), b. 1988. Happy birthday, Kelley.

 

June 19

 A difficult-to-discern photo of Susannah and George Hall from a newspaper clipping.

 

Susannah Downing Hall (my 3G grandmother on my mother' side), b. 1832 in Henry, Henry County, Ind.; d. Nov. 29, 1900, in Rowan County, Ky. Susannah married George Martin Hall in 1848. Among their children was the aforementioned George Washington Hall.

According to Susannah's gravestone, she was born June 19, 1832, and died Nov. 29, 1900. A family history compiled by Mrs. Hassard Hall says that she was born Aug. 17, 1828, and died Nov. 26, 1899. Note that although the gravestones and the history compiled by Mrs. Hassard Hall disagree on dates, they agree that Susan died exactly one week after George. Since gravestones are often erected years after the actual date of death back then, either pair of dates could be correct.

 

Isaac Wilson (my 3G uncle on my mother's side), b. 1855 in the Narrows, Rowan County (then Morgan), Ky.; d. Feb. 28, 1936, in Bath County, Ky. Isaac was one of 14 children of Isaiah Wilson and Sarah Jane Wilson Wilson. (Yep, double Wilson. That's not a typo.) Among his brothers were noted country doctor Jeremiah Wilson of Morehead, Ky., prominent civil engineer Dudley Boone Wilson and my 2G grandfather, Abijiah Wilson.

Isaac married a woman with an absolutely adorable name: Mary R. Pink Schubert.

 

Verna Mae Jantzen Headrick (wife of Earl Dean Hedrick, third cousin twice removed on my mother's side), b. 1929 in Kismet, Seward County, Kan.; date of death uncertain. Verna married Earl, whose mother was a Hall. Earl's grandfather, John Adrin Hall, was born in Kentucky but was living in Liberal, Kan., by the time of the 1910 census, when he was 27. The family line from there to Earl lived in various places in Missouri and Kansas.

 

Carolyn Audrey Brinson (great aunt of Deborah Renee Ray Kidd, my wife), b. 1934. Happy birthday, Aunt Carolyn! Hope you have a great day.

 

June 21

Deloise Kidd (my first cousin once removed), b. 1933 in Kentucky; d. Nov. 27, 1981, in Pulaski, Ky. Deloise was the daughter of Allie Kidd and Myrtle C. Wagoner Kidd. Allie was the brother of my grandfather, Elmer Kidd.

 

Jeffrey Glenn Kidd (my me), b. 1969 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. And I ain't dead yet, so it's all good.

 

 

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