Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thomas Cooper 8th and 9th Great Grandfather

Thomas Cooper, born 31 Aug 1630 in Hingham England. Moved to MA and raised his family there. There were a lot of 'Cooper' families, perhaps more for the occupation than for the family relationship. So some of the records are intertwined and hard to interpret. We come through two of his daughters, Elizabeth, born in 1662 and Deborah born in 1664. Debra Cooper is the Great Grandmother of Polly Peck on her Dad's side and Elizabeth Cooper is the 2nd great grandmother of Polly on her Mom's side.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Catherine Egbert Despain: 1st Great Grandmother

Mom's Grandma, Sarah Catherine Egbert, born 29 Aug 1859 in Fillmore Utah. She married William J Despain a few weeks after she turned 15 in 1874. William had previously been married, his first wife having died in 1872. He had three kids ages 4 to 7 at the time of the marriage. Together Sarah and he had 13 more children, including her 8th, Grandma Maynes. Sarah died in 1933 while Mom was still a toddler. Her father had been part of the Mormon Battalion so her mother crossed the plains without him. He died when Sarah was 4 years old, which may have been another factor in her young age at marriage.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Richard the 1st: 26th Great Grandfather

RICHARD I "Sans Peur" "The Fearless", Duke of Normandy is a 26th great grandfather. (26th through 34th great grandfather, at least 100 different ways) born 28 Aug 933.
...During his reign, Normandy became completely Gallicized and Christianized. He introduced the feudal system and Normandy became one of the most thoroughly feudalized states on the continent.

Alpheus Gifford; 3rd Great Grandfather

Alpheus Gifford was born 28 Aug 1793 in Barnstable MA. His son Samuel wrote his history in a journal now available online.
My father, … (although he had no learning save just enough to read the Bible which he did not neglect), became convinced that there was a God in Heaven. At the age of eighteen he commenced preaching what he supposed to be the Gospel of Salvation, not for the money but for the salvation of souls. He continued to preach in the Reform Methodist Church.

April 27, 1817 he married Anna, daughter of Azar and Lucy Nash. She was born in the township of Butternuts, Otsego County, New York February 17, 1800. My father spent most of his days in preaching until the spring of 1830 when he heard of a set of people called Mormons who were everywhere being spoken evil against, and he, being a believer of the scriptures, and also being convinced by the power of God that there was something worth looking after, went and hunted them up and found them to be the people of God organized under the name of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was baptized, ordained a Priest and returned home with five Books of Mormon, which he distributed amongst his friends. He was then living in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Soon after that he went to Kirtland, Ohio where the Saints had planted a Stake of Zion. … He was then ordained an Elder. They returned home rejoicing in the Gospel. He then commenced preaching for the salvation of souls believing the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be the truth. He baptized many in Tioga and Bradford Counties and in the regions round about. The gifts of the Gospel were made manifest amongst the Saints in that place and signs followed those that believed. The sick were healed, devils were cast out, some prophesied, some spoke with new tongues and some interpreted (which was the first of the two later gifts made manifest in the Church). In fact, the gifts were enjoyed to a great extent. Father baptized Heber Chase Kimball who is now Councilor to President Brigham Young.

My [family] started for Jackson County, Missouri sometime in June, 1831. ...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

John A Maynes: 2nd GGrandfather

John A Maynes, 2nd great grandfather was born in Ireland on 26 Aug 1826. He married Jane Watson in 1847 in England. She joined the church in 1850. He joined later in 1857. They moved to London around 1862. One of his sons, Joseph Watson Maynes was also born on Aug 26th (1858). His son (our ancestor) John A Maynes II moved to Salt Lake City in 1879 at age 20 and lived with his married sister who had come earlier. Their mother came later and lived in Salt Lake when she died in 1898. John A Maynes the 1st is believed to have died in New York in 1883 (age ~57). Both Joseph and John A the II returned to England as missionaries with their wives and both died during their missions, in their 50's. When we lived in Delaware (~1985), there was a young missionary, Sister Maynes assigned to our ward who was a descendent through Joseph.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Something interesting

I know that August is a quiet month for our family so I thought I'd throw out this link.
It is a website for the company I work for. The owner used my picture on the home page. I'm kind of proud of it even though it shows just a part of what I do with kids.

Oh and CONGRATS to Cherry and Ross!!! That is sooooo cool.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Geoffrey V : 25th Great grandfather

Geoffrey V (24 August 1113 – 7 September 1151), called the Handsome (French: le Bel) and Plantagenet, was the Count of Anjou, Touraine, and Maine by inheritance from 1129 and then Duke of Normandy by conquest from 1144.

Geoffrey was the elder son of Fulk V of Anjou and Eremburga of La Flèche, heiress of Elias I of Maine. Geoffrey received his nickname for the yellow sprig of broom blossom (genêt is the French name for the genista, or broom shrub) he wore in his hat as a badge. King Henry I of England, having heard good reports on Geoffrey's talents and prowess, sent his royal legates to Anjou to negotiate a marriage between Geoffrey and his own daughter, Matilda. Consent was obtained from both parties, and on 10 June 1128 the fifteen-year-old Geoffrey was knighted in Rouen by King Henry in preparation for the wedding.

On 17 June 1128 Geoffrey married Empress Matilda, the daughter and heiress of King Henry I of England, by his first wife, Edith of Scotland and widow of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor. The marriage was meant to seal a peace between England/Normandy and Anjou. She was eleven years older than Geoffrey, very proud of her status as an Empress (as opposed to being a mere Countess). Their marriage was a stormy one with frequent long separations, but she bore him three sons and survived him.

Together they had a son, Henry Curtmantle, who became the English King Henry the II and founded the Plantagenet dynasty to which Geoffrey gave his nickname.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Anthony DeMille 6th GreatGrandfather

Anthony de Mille was born on 23 Aug 1685 in Of New York City, New York, New York, already 2nd generation in the Americas. He married Maria Provoost on 26 Apr 1706 in Nyc, Ny, Ny. Together they had about 10 kids. We come through their son Benjamin, born in 1710. Anthony died in Jul 1749 in New York City, New York, New York. He was buried in Jul 1749 in , , Ny.

Friday, August 22, 2008

25th Great Grand Father: Philippe II of France (1165)

Phillipe II, King of France, born 22 Aug 1165 (or 25th or 21st) was our 25th , 26th and 27th Great grandfather, at least 17 different ways. (There are about 134 million 25th great grandparents, so many of them are duplicates).
He was crowned king when he was 14 as his father declined in health. He was married on 28 April 1180 to Isabelle of Hainaut, who brought the County of Artois as her dowry. At the wedding he was 14 and she was 10 years old. His father died later that year so he became full king in September 1180 when he was 15. He and Isabelle had their first son (Louis the VIII), our ancestor, when she was 17 in 1187 but she died in childbirth in 1190. Philippe ruled for 43 years before he died in 1223.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sarah Woodman 3rd Great grandmother

Sarah was the grandmother of Selina Jane Sabine. She was born 21 Aug 1791 in England. She had six kids before she died in 1847. We come through her son James who was 26 but not yet married at the time of her death.

Friday, August 15, 2008

4 Months

Yea... Daniel is now almost 5 months old. Sorry that this is a little late but better late than never, he he.., just kidding. Well you see Adam and i just moved and we did not have any internet or phone till yesterday so now i am getting caught up on some things here and there.
Daniel is doing really well, we went and saw his doctor a couple of weeks ago and he is perfectly healthy. He now weights 15lb and 8oz. He is also 24" tall. Daniel loves to laugh and to just play. He is also teething and should have is first one in with in the next couple of weeks, sometimes he just sits there and cries and i just tell him that it will all be over in a year or so.... Then he just gets louder but oh well.

This past month He figured out how to suck is thumb, toes, and how to kick. He has not rolled over yet but we are working on that. Although he does lobe to stand and jump. So i don't know. Daniel also loves his baths. We recently moved in to a bigger apartment and now have a full size tub. So he does not have to use the baby tub anymore, this is were he learned how to splash and think it is the greatest thing, and loves it when the water gets in his face.
So here are some new pictures of Daniel the one of him playing with is feet was yesterday so it is the newest of them.
I will also try to get some pictures of our house soon it is just such a mess from moving in. If any of you need out new phone number of address let me know and I would be glad to get them to you. Anyways I got to run but I really hope that all of you are doing really well and hope to here from you soon.


Adam Betsy & Daniel

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Flying high . . .

Ross passed his final check ride today and is officially a private pilot. I am very proud of our new aviator flying high!
Now I'll be able to navigate from the front seat instead of taking pictures from the back.Congratulations Ross!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Selina Jane Sabine (Marna's Grandmother)

Larry posted about Selina Jane Sabine last month but was missing photos. Here are some that I have.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


We Just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to Jimmy and Carla. They have been married for 29 years today.

I couldn't resist posting this picture, it makes me giggle ;).

Friday, August 8, 2008

Parshall Terry the 1st : 5th Great Grandfather

Parshall Terry #38 (son of Jonathan Terry #19 and Jemima Parshall) Born on Long Island, August 8, 1734; died at East Palmyra, New York, May 15, 1811, probably 1810) Settled in the Wyoming Valley, Pa. Land speculator. Elder in the Presbyterian Church at Wyalusing and at Terrytown. Married (1) at Mattituck, L.I. May 15, 17755 Deborah Clark, daughter of William Clark and Mary Reeves (Widow Benjamin), born June 7, 1736 at Mattituck, died at Stroudsburgh, Pa. in July 1778. Married (2) in 1782 Sarah Lee Horton, widow of Israel Horton. Their combined family number twenty two. They had a private school in their home. Married (3) Bethia Wells. (This is probably correct, although Stuart T. Terry crossed this name out and in place of it added Joana Moore (widow) Parshall.
He lived to see two of his grandchildren (Parshall III and Hannah) marry and begin their family in Palmyra NY. Their second child, his greatgrandchild Jacob ER Terry was born in Palmyra on the 4th of July 1805. This family lived in Palmyra till after 1819 but moved to Canada before 1821. The family joined the church there in 1838. They personally knew the Joseph Smith family and so were receptive to the missionaries when they heard the Gospel.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Today is our 9th Anniversary

Time flies when you're having fun. It's so great to be working together to accomplish good things. Thanks Michele!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Richard de Clare, 7th Earl of Glouchester

Born 4th Aug 1222 was our 21st GGrandfather. ...He 'was the most powerful English baron of his time'. He was a 4th great grandson of William the conqueror. Here is a link describing the family. Most of his holdings passed to his son Gilbert shown here in Stained glass. Gilbert also built this castle. We come through Gilbert's daughter, Margaret.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Jazmine

Today is Jazmines birthday (the girl my parents are adopting). She is two years old now. Happy Brithday Jaz.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to YOU-hoooo!!

Happy Birthday Dave!!!
Hope it is a good one. I'm a little bit surprised that I was privileged to be the first to post as I have been busy working on my RS lesson for Sunday all day. Good luck with your MDA ride too! Let us know how it goes.
Love ya

(P.S. I still haven't gotten my invite to view your blog, hint hint !!)