Category Archives: Jenks

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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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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Maria Shriver – and the rest of the Kennedy Klan …

Maria Shriver is reported in # 396 as my 9th cousin, through our MRCA, Esther Ballard (1632-1717), my documented 8 times great grandmother.  Cousin Maria’s lineage is traced through her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  This would make Eunice my 8th … Continue reading

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Happy Days – 1912

If these words could but convey, all my heart desires to day, you would know with all my might, that I wish your birthday bright.  Happy Days.  Series No. 2296.   Printed in Germany. No post mark [not mailed] No … Continue reading

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Birthday Greetings – 1912

Birthday Greetings.  Sing a song of birthdays, love in in the air.  Greetings and good wishes for you everywhere.  420.  For hand coloring. Post marked Birmingham, Mich.  May 16, 1912.   Addressed to Mr. Lee G. Weaver, 94 Tireman Ave., … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings – 1909

Easter Greetings.  212.  Post marked Redford, Mich.  Apr 12, 1909.  Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, 94 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich. “Apr 11, 09    How are the folks?  Grandma [Esther Jenks Lee] is better.  Was glad to hear that you got … Continue reading

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