Category Archives: Genealogy

Still miss you, Grandpa Lee!

Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver was born May 15, 1893, in Columbus, Ohio, to Lemuel and Effie Lee Weaver.   It did not take long after starting school that he would forever drop the use of the first of his middle names … Continue reading

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Uncle Norman (1811-1885)

  Norman Lee, my 4th great uncle, passed away 134 years ago on 5 January 1885 in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan.  Uncle Norman was born 28 November 1811, in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York to William and Mary Summers … Continue reading

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Remembering 8 times great grandfather, Joseph Jenks, Jr.

302 years ago, 4 January 1717, my 8 times great , Joseph Jenks, Jr. died in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.  He was English born in 1627 and joined his father, Joseph Jenks, Sr. (the inventor) in Saugus, Massachusetts, at … Continue reading

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Happy 227th Anniversary, Grandfather and Grandmother Botsford!🥂

It was 3 January 1792, in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, that my 4 times great grandparents, Simeon Botsford and Esther Clark married.  Simeon was born 11 June 1763 in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, to John and Dorcas Warren Botsford.  … Continue reading

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Happy 157th Anniversary,Grandma and Grandpa Gardner!

On January 1, 1862, in Hartford, Connecticut, my great, great grandparents, William G. Gardner and Mary Ann Cummings were married.  This was the second of four marriages for Grandpa Gardner, born Wilhelm Gotthartd Gaertnter in Kleiningersheim, Württemburg on  10 March … Continue reading

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163 Years Ago, Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks were married.

On Christmas Day, 1855, my great, great grandparents,  Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks, were married in the the home of her parent, Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.   Charles (13 March 1833 – 23 October 1905) … Continue reading

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Happy 218th Birthday, Grandfather Lee!🎈 🎂

On 5 December 1800, my three times great grandfather, Horatio Lee, was born in Guilford, Connecticut, to William and Mary Summers Lee.  The family migrated West from Connecticut, stopping in New York, and while in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New … Continue reading

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