Author Archives: Pat Shaul

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.

Happy 164th Birthday, Cousin Arley

My first cousin, 3 times removed, Albert Arlington Jenks, called Arley, was born on 2 August 1856, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Leman Case and Lydia Sickner Jenks.  Arley was their only child as his mother, Lydia died two … Continue reading

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Happy 115th Birthday, Cousin Ivan!

My first cousin, twice removed, Ivan Lee Churches, was born 115 years ago on 31 July 1905, to Robert Richard and Hannah Almira Lee Churches.   Ivan was the youngest son of Robert and Myra Churches. On 4 December 1928, Ivan … Continue reading

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Happy 223rd Birthday, Aunt Esther!

My Great Great Great Grandaunt, Esther Botsford was born 223 years ago in Salisbury, Connecticut, to Simeon and Esther Clark Botsford, my Great Great Great Great Grandparents.  Simeon was the ½ brother of Lemuel Botsford, the father of Milton Clarence … Continue reading

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Happy 203rd Birthday, Aunt Cousin Mary!

203 years ago, 21 July 1817, in Caledonia, Michigan, my first cousin, 4 times removed, Mary Amanda Park, was born to Joseph and Lucy Jenks Park.  Lucy being the daughter of my Great Great Great Great Grandparents, Laban and Prudence … Continue reading

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Happy 191st Birthday, Cousin Permelia!

My second cousin, 4 times removed, Permelia [in the list of names I wonder where they came from] Jenks was born 191 years ago in Franklin County, Indiana, on 18 July 1829, to Gideon and Sarah Shaw Jenks. In the … Continue reading

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Happy 178th Birthday, Aunt Lue!

Lucinda Crandle, the third wife of my great great granduncle, Leman Case Jenks, was born 178 years ago on 17 July 1842 in Humphrey, Cattaraugus, New York, to Jerimiah and Hannah Marsh Crandle.  In 1860, Aunt Lue was living in … Continue reading

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Happy 133rd Birthday, Cousin Albert!

  My second cousin, twice removed, Albert Louis Jenks, was born 133 years ago on 14 July 1887, to Albert Arington and Elizabeth Jane Varnham Jenks.    Albert was the second of seven children.   On 8 July 1909, Albert married … Continue reading

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It’s the 441st Anniversary of my 10th Great Grandparents’ Marriage!

On 13 July 1579, in Staplehurst, England, Thomas Usborne, son of Thomas and Ann Bridgeland, daughter of Peter and Alice Maskall Bridgeland, were wed.  The couple lived and died in Staplehurst; but their children did not.   Speaking their children they … Continue reading

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Happy 201st Anniversary, Cousin Cal and Ellen!

201 years ago on 11 July 1819, my first cousin, five times removed, Calvin Jenks, the son of Elisha and Anna King Jenks, married Annis Ellen Brown, the daughter of David and Polly Jennison Brown.  The two were residents of … Continue reading

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Happy 132nd Birthday, Cousin Chester!

On 10 July 1888, in Rendville, Perry County, Ohio, my first cousin, twice removed, Chester Lewis Weaver, was born to Charles Louis and Anna Knaisch [Nash] Weaver.  By 1910, Chester was working as a Drygoods salesman and living in Columbus … Continue reading

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