Category Archives: Jenks

Happy 186th Birthday. Grandfather Lee!

Charles Norton Lee, my great great grandfather, was born 13 March 1833 in Oakland County, Michigan to Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee.  On Christmas Day, 1855, he married Esther Jenks at her father’s home in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.  The … Continue reading

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Grandpa Jenks

  Today, well, 141 years ago today, my great great great grandfather, Morris Jenks passed away in the house he built in Southfield, Oakland Co, Michigan.  Morris was born on 7 October 1801 in Berkshire, New York to Laban and … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandma Lee

Grandma Lee died 10 February 1918, 101 years ago.  She was my grandfather’s grandmother [my great great grandmother] Three years before Michigan became a state – in 1832, to be exact, a baby girl was born on a farm on … Continue reading

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Happy 247th Birthday, GGGG Grandmother Jenks!🎂🎈🎈🎈🎈

On 25 January 1772, in Norton, Massachusetts, Prudence White was born to Nathaniel and Mehitable Morey White.   At the age of 21, Prudence married Laban Jenks on 22 September 1793, in Cheshire, Massachusetts.  Grandparents Jenks were the parents of 14 … Continue reading

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Remembering 8 times great grandfather, Joseph Jenks, Jr.

302 years ago, 4 January 1717, my 8 times great , Joseph Jenks, Jr. died in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.  He was English born in 1627 and joined his father, Joseph Jenks, Sr. (the inventor) in Saugus, Massachusetts, at … Continue reading

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Happy 227th Anniversary, Grandfather and Grandmother Botsford!🥂

It was 3 January 1792, in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, that my 4 times great grandparents, Simeon Botsford and Esther Clark married.  Simeon was born 11 June 1763 in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, to John and Dorcas Warren Botsford.  … Continue reading

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163 Years Ago, Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks were married.

On Christmas Day, 1855, my great, great grandparents,  Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks, were married in the the home of her parent, Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.   Charles (13 March 1833 – 23 October 1905) … Continue reading

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