Monthly Archives: September 2018

189 years ago, Laban Jenks passed away … and then moved.

Laban Jenks, my 4 times great grandfather, passed away on 15 September 1829 in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan at the age of 57.  Grandfather Jenks was born 11 June 1772 in Smithfield, Rhode Island to Jesse and Mary Smith Jenks.  … Continue reading

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8 Times Great Grandparents Die 1 Year Apart

328 years ago, on 10 September 1690, Elnathan Botsford passed away in Milford, Connecticut.  He was my 8 times great grandfather, the son of Henry Botsford and Elizabeth Woolhead.  On 12 December 1667, he married Hannah Baldwin also in Milford, … Continue reading

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Happy 166th Birthday, Great Grand Aunt Eva!🎂

Evelyn Roselia Seymour was born on 1 September 1852 to David Miller Seymour and Mary Parker in Genesee County, Michigan, but her true heart was in her beloved Oakland County where she shared her life with her husband, Oliver Torry … Continue reading

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