Category Archives: Genealogy

Happy Birthday, 3 Times Great Grandmother! 🎂

  Almira Botsford was born 211 years ago (1807) in Salisbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Simeon and Esther Clark Botsford.  With her parents, she migrated to Oakland County, Michigan, where she married Morris Jenks on 20 November 1828 in Bloomfield … Continue reading

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Celebration of the marriage of 7 times great grandparents and remembrance of 4 times great grandmother.

It was 288 years ago (1730) that 7 times great grandparents Joseph Lee and Lois Pond were wed.  Their daughter Miriam married Mark Hotchkiss whose daughter married William Lee, her second cousin, once removed.  And that is why my Lee … Continue reading

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Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Großmutter

Well, actually, 3 times great grandmother.   Today, 232 years ago (1786) in Pleidelsheim, Württemberg, Christiana Regina Bauer was born.  She married Alexander Gärtner on 24 November 1813, in Kleiningersheim.  With the great assistance of the LDS church I have found … Continue reading

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Big Birthday Celebrations 🎂

Today marks the the birthdays of TWO of my four times great grandfathers.   Both born on 11 June, different years. Simeon Botsford was born 255 years ago (1763) in Derby, Connecticut.  He married Esther Clark and they removed to Oakland … Continue reading

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Some heirlooms are living

Not all family heirlooms are passed down in the form of silver, china, and crystal.   Sometimes, plants are passed from one location to another and the lineage of where they were planted goes with them.   That is true of the … Continue reading

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A number of months ago, I found my grandfather’s World War I draft registration on Ancestry. I think was surprised at the misspelling of his middle name.   And wondered why did he not sign the form with his usual flourish … Continue reading

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And more of the Quaker Cemetery …

A number of my family members were buried in Quaker Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan.   Beyond my 4 times great grandparents: Norman Lee, born Nov. 28, 1811.  Died Jan. 5, 1885.  Asleep in Jesus.     Uncle Norman was the … Continue reading

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