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 155th Birthday, Aunt Myra!

Hannah Almira Lee, called Myra, was born on 4 December 1864, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee.  Aunt Myra was the younger sister of my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee, appearing fourth in birth … Continue reading

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Happy 104th Anniversary Cousin Euphie and Robert!

104 years ago, 1 December 1915, in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan, my second cousin, twice removed, Euphie Gertrude Jenks married Robert Gresehover, the son of James and Emma Turner Gresehover.  Cousin Euphie was born 21 May 1896, in Southfield, Oakland … Continue reading

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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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