It was 3 January 1792, in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, that my 4 times great grandparents, Simeon Botsford and Esther Clark married. Simeon was born 11 June 1763 in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, to John and Dorcas Warren Botsford. Esther was born 19 September 1771. The couple had 11 children! Chloe (1794), Mary W. (1796), Esther (1797), Polly Anna (1799), Betsey (1801), Abner Clark (1803), Simeon (1805), Almira (1807) [my 3 times great grandmother], Levi W. (1810), William Clark (1812), and Aressa S (1816). All children were born in Salisbury, Connecticut, prior to the family migration to Oakland County, Michigan. My 3 times great grandmother, Almira Botsford, married Morris Jenks in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan, on 20 November 1828.
Grandfather Simeon’s nephew, Milton Clarence Botsford (called Clarence) , purchased the coach stop on the road from Detroit to Lansing which he renamed the Botsford Inn in 1847. The Inn is a historical preservation site. The town of Clarenceville, Wayne County, Michigan, was named for him.
Simeon Botsford died in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, on 10 August 1831. Esther Clark Botsford followed him in death on 21 November 1855, also in Southfield.