Category Archives: Botsford

Happy 223rd Birthday, Aunt Esther!

My Great Great Great Grandaunt, Esther Botsford was born 223 years ago in Salisbury, Connecticut, to Simeon and Esther Clark Botsford, my Great Great Great Great Grandparents.  Simeon was the ½ brother of Lemuel Botsford, the father of Milton Clarence … Continue reading

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Happy 203rd Birthday, Aunt Cousin Mary!

203 years ago, 21 July 1817, in Caledonia, Michigan, my first cousin, 4 times removed, Mary Amanda Park, was born to Joseph and Lucy Jenks Park.  Lucy being the daughter of my Great Great Great Great Grandparents, Laban and Prudence … Continue reading

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Happy 412th Birthday, Grandfather Botsford!

Henry Botsford [my ninth great grandfather] was born 412 years ago, 15 June 1608, in Sundon, Bedfordshire, England to Edward and Alice Prior Botsford.  He was baptized there in 1608.  By 1640, he was in the colony of Connecticut as … Continue reading

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Happy 273rd Birthday, Grandmother Clark!

273 years ago, 15 April 1747, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, Miriam Thayer, my 5 times great grandmother, was born.  In 1763, also in Wrentham, she married Stephen Clark.  The couple were the parents of 5 children: Esther (1771) [my 4 times … Continue reading

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Happy 350th Anniversary, Cousin Nathaniel and Aunt Hannah Baldwin!

On 12 March 1670, in Milford, Connecticut, Nathaniel Baldwin, Jr., son of Nathaniel and Abigail Camp Baldwin, married Hannah Botsford, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Woolhead Botsford.    Nathaniel happens to be my first cousin, 10 times removed.  Hannah is … Continue reading

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Happy 207th Birthday, Cousin Clarence!

  207 years ago, 20 February 1813, in Salisbury, Connecticut, Milton Clarence Botsford [my ½ first cousin, 5 times removed] was born to Lemuel and Lucy Smith Botsford.  Lemuel was my 4th great grandfather, Simeon Botsford’s ½ brother.  With his … Continue reading

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Two Family Birthdays – Two Years Apart

212 years ago, 30 January 1808, in Caroline, New York, my great great grandaunt, Diadama Jenks was born to Laban and Prudence White Jenks, my 4 times great grandparents.  Aunt Diadama was the tenth in a line of 14 children … Continue reading

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Happy 310th Birthday, Cousin Abiah!

24 January 1710, in Milford, Connecticut, my first cousin, 8 times removed, Abiah Botsford was born to Timothy and Mary Peck Botsford.  Abiah only lived less than one year, but his name is what caught my interest in the “Now … 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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