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"

Valentine’s Day in the Family

Checking my database for marriages on this date, 14 February, I have a number of entries: Timothy Botsford [Eighth Grand Uncle] – Mary Peck {Eighth Grand Aunt] (1704) Caleb Hotckkiss [Eighth Grand Uncle] – Mehitable Crttenden [Eighth Grand Aunt] (1705) … Continue reading

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Grandpa Jenks

  Today, well, 141 years ago today, my great great great grandfather, Morris Jenks passed away in the house he built in Southfield, Oakland Co, Michigan.  Morris was born on 7 October 1801 in Berkshire, New York to Laban and … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandma Lee

Grandma Lee died 10 February 1918, 101 years ago.  She was my grandfather’s grandmother [my great great grandmother] Three years before Michigan became a state – in 1832, to be exact, a baby girl was born on a farm on … Continue reading

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Happy 79th Anniversary Laurence Mentor Phillips and Gale Delilah Ashton

On 8 February 1940, Laurence Mentor Phillips married Gale Delilah Ashton in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  Lawrence was my third cousin, twice removed.  James Andrew Phillips and Mary Jeneavieve Lee welcomed Laurence into this world on 10 August 1913. It … Continue reading

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Happy 326th Birthday, Grandpa Isham!🎈🎁🎂

It was on 7 February 1693 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, that Isaac Isham was born to John and Jane Parker Isham.   Isaac was my 7 times great grandfather.  Isaac married Abigail Lambert on 3 May 1716, also in Barnstable.  Those Cape … Continue reading

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Happy 247th Birthday, GGGG Grandmother Jenks!🎂🎈🎈🎈🎈

On 25 January 1772, in Norton, Massachusetts, Prudence White was born to Nathaniel and Mehitable Morey White.   At the age of 21, Prudence married Laban Jenks on 22 September 1793, in Cheshire, Massachusetts.  Grandparents Jenks were the parents of 14 … Continue reading

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Life was hard for early settlers …

My 11th great grandfather, Edward Fuller, is reported to have died shortly after this date, 11 January, in 1621.  Having arrived with the first sailing of the Mayflower with his wife and 12 year old son, Samuel (my 10 times … Continue reading

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