Category Archives: Jenks

Happy Birthday, Uncle Willy!

157 years ago, 16 June 1862, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, Lewellyn Lee was born to Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee.  Uncle Willy was the brother of my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee Weaver. I got to know Uncle … Continue reading

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Happy 93rd Anniversary, Cousin Roy and Evelyn!

It was 93 years ago today, 14 June 1926, that my grandfather’s cousin, Roy Thomas Churches married Evelyn Harriet Lockwood in downtown Farmington.   Roy would have been my first cousin, twice removed. Roy Thomas Churches was born 15 October 1901 … Continue reading

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Shared birthday of two 4 times great grandfathers!!!

11 June marks the anniversary of the birth of two of my 4 times great grandfathers.  Simeon Botsford was born 11 June 1763 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut to John and Dorcus Warren Botsford.   Laban Jenks was born 11 June … Continue reading

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The rain finally stopped, so part 2 …

Made it to Acacia Park Cemetery with all of the peonies from Grandmother Weaver’s plant that had bloomed — the rain had been constant and I was sure the blooms were going to be destroyed.   But, there were enough to … Continue reading

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384 Years Ago in Charlestown, Massachusetts

It was 384 years ago, 26 May 1635, in Charlestown, in the Colony of Massachusetts, that my nine times great grandparents, William Sprague and Millicent Eames were wed.   Both William and Millicent were born in England – William on 26 … Continue reading

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Happy 123rd Birthday, Cousin Euphie!

Euphie Gertrude Jenks was born on 21 May 1896 in Oakland County, Michigan, to Albert Arlington and Elizabeth Jane (Lizzie) Varnham Jenks.  She was the fifth in their family of seven children.  Cousin Euphie (I was always amused by her … Continue reading

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Big Day for 8 Times Great Grandmother Anphillis Angell Smith!

It was 9 May 1641 in Providence, Rhode Island, when Anphillis Angell was born to Thomas and Alice Ashton Angell.  Then, 22 years to the day later, in 1663. she married Edward Smith, the son of Christopher and Alice Smith.  … Continue reading

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