On 20 November 1828, 190 years ago, in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan, Miss Almira Botsford married Mr. Morris Jenks. Almira was born 27 June 1807 in Salisbury, Connecticut to Simeon Botsford and Esther Clark. Morris was born on 7 October 1801 in Berkshire, New York to Laban Jenks and Prudence White. Both migrated to Oakland County in the early 1820s with their families. Morris and Almira produced four children: Leman Case Jenks (1830), Esther Jenks (1832) [my 2 times great grandmother], Oliver Torry Jenks (1835), and Minerva B. Jenks (1838).
Morris and Almira built the home on Berg Road in Southfield in the early 1850s that would eventually be called Deer Lick Farm – but that is another story. Morris died 13 February 1878 and is buried in the Southfield Cemetery. Almira died five years later, 6 March 1883. Unfortuately, I have not found definite proof of where GGG Grandmother was laid to rest. The records of the Southfield Cemetery do not indicate she as interred next to GGG Grandfather. The search continues.