Monthly Archives: November 2019

Happy 209th Birthday, Aunt Pru!

Prudence Jenks, my third great grandaunt, was born 209 years ago, 29 November 1812, in Caroline, New York, to Laban and Prudence White Jenks.  Aunt Prudence was the thirteenth child of fourteen and the seventh daughter.  At around the age … Continue reading

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Happy 150th Birthday, Cousin Albert!

150 years ago, 28 November 1869, my third cousin, 3 times removed, Albert Ernest Jenks was born in Ionia County, Michigan to Stillman Leek and  Sophia Parnell Keeny Jenks.   Albert was the last of their family of six children. He … Continue reading

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Remembering 2nd great granduncle Volney Lee

My 2nd great granduncle, Volney Lee, passed away 110 years ago on 27 November 1909, in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  Volney was born 4 December 1838 in Oakland County, Michigan, to my 3rd great grandparents, Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee.  … Continue reading

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Happy 178th Birthday, Cousins Simeon and Levi!

On 24 November 1841, in Highland Township, Oakland County, Michigan, twin sons, Simeon and Levi were born to Simeon and Mary Ann Delling Botsford.  The boys were 5th and 6th in birth order of the seven children belonging to their … Continue reading

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Remembering 4 times great grandmother, Esther Clark Botsford.

Esther Clark Botsford, daughter of Stephen and Miriam Thayer Clark was born on 19 September 1771 in Wrentham, Massachusetts.  Esther Clark, my four times great grandmother, married Simeon Botsford in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, on 3 January 1792.  They were the … Continue reading

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Remembering 6 times great grandfather, Mark Hotchkiss

My six times great grandfather, Mark Hotchkiss, passed away 244 years ago, 19 November 1775, in Guilford, Connecticut.  Grandfather was the son of Joseph and Hannah Cruttenden Hotchkiss; born on 1 July 1714, also in Guilford.  He married Miriam Lee, … Continue reading

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Happy 369th Anniversary, Grandparents Stevens!

369 years ago, 18 November 1650, in Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Stevens, son of John and Mary Moulson Stevens, married Mary Fletcher, the daughter of John and Mary Ward Fletcher.  The pair were my 8th great grandparents.  Thomas was born in … Continue reading

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