Happy 378th Birthday, Grandfather Botsford!

Elnathan Botsford, my 8th great grandfather, was born 14 August 1641 in Milford, Connecticut, to Henry and Elizabeth Woolhead Botsford.  Elnathan was the only son of Henry and Elizabeth , but there were 6 children in total.   Elnathan married Elizabeth Fletcher, daughter of John Fletcher, on 12 December 1664.  Elizabeth died around 1666.

Elnathan and Elizabeth had one daughter, Elizabeth (1665).

Elnathan then married Hannah Baldwin [my 8th great grandmother] on 12 December 1667.  Grandfather apparently did not want to have to remember a new anniversary date!  Grandmother Hannah was the daughter of Timothy and Mary Welles Baldwin [Mary the daughter of the Connecticut Colonial Governor, Thomas Welles].

Elnathan and Hannah were the parents of 11 children: Esther (1668), Samuel (1670) [my 7th great grandfather], Mary (1671), Hannah (1674) [my 7th great grandmother through her marriage to the Prindle line and additional descendants from there], Joanna (1674), Henry, (1676), Timothy (1678), Deacon John (1680), Sarah (1683), Ruth (1686), and Sergeant Joseph (1688).

Grandfather Botsford died on 10 September 1691 in Milford, Connecticut.   The will of Elnathan Botsford appears on pages 43-45 of Botsford Genealogy, The Line of Samuel, 1.1.3, Volume 1, published by the Botsford Family Historical Association.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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