Category Archives: Genealogy

Happy Anniversary 3 Times Great Grandparents!

On 20 November 1828, 190 years ago, in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan, Miss Almira Botsford married Mr. Morris Jenks.  Almira was born 27 June 1807 in Salisbury, Connecticut to Simeon Botsford and Esther Clark.  Morris was born on 7 October … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Great Grand Uncle George!

It was 149 years ago, 11 November 1869, that George W. Churches was born in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan to Thomas and Harriet Roper Churches.  George became part of the family when he married, Ora Lee on 2 September 1896 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Great Great Grandmother Lee!🎂

Esther Jenks was born in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan on 24 October 1832, to Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks.    From The Reunion Papers of the Jenks Family by Eva Seymour Jenks: “Esther Jenks, grew in the homestead in the … Continue reading

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Remembering GG Grandfather Lee

Charles Norton Lee was born 13 March 1833 in Oakland County, Michigan, and died 23 October 1905, in his home on Berg Road in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.  Grandfather Lee was the son of Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee – … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandma Koontz!

Phebie Ann Gardner was born 156 years ago on October 19, 1862, in Falls Village, Connecticut to William G. [Wilhelm Gotthardt] and Mary Ann Cummings Gardner [Gaertner].  Great grandmother Koontz was the oldest child of great great grandmother Gardner and … Continue reading

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Minerva B. Jenks ….(1838-1911)

Great great grand aunt Minerva B Jenks Barnes Bolton Hall passed away 107 years ago on this date 18 October 1911, in Kelso, Washington.   Minerva was the youngest child of Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks, born on 8 May 1838 … Continue reading

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Roy and Ray Churches – 117 Years Ago

Twin sons, Raymond Charles and Roy Thomas were born to Robert Richard and Hannah Almira [Myra] Lee Churches on 15 October 1901.  The brothers were my first cousins, twice removed.  Aunt Myra was my great grandmother, Effie Lee Weaver’s sister.  … Continue reading

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