Category Archives: Jenks

189 years ago, Laban Jenks passed away … and then moved.

Laban Jenks, my 4 times great grandfather, passed away on 15 September 1829 in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan at the age of 57.  Grandfather Jenks was born 11 June 1772 in Smithfield, Rhode Island to Jesse and Mary Smith Jenks.  … Continue reading

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Happy 166th Birthday, Great Grand Aunt Eva!🎂

Evelyn Roselia Seymour was born on 1 September 1852 to David Miller Seymour and Mary Parker in Genesee County, Michigan, but her true heart was in her beloved Oakland County where she shared her life with her husband, Oliver Torry … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandpa Weaver!🎂

It was 161 years ago (August 26, 1857) that my great grandfather, Lemuel Weaver was born in Perry County, Ohio, to Gottlieb Weber [Goodliff Weaver] and Anne Lane.  Goodliff immigrated from Württemburg and married Anne in Pennsylvania.   The relocated to … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Cousin’s Husband’s Birthday

  135 years ago (1883) today, Joseph George Jones was born in Troy, Michigan, the son of Major George Jones and Ellen Augusta Schuyler.    On 25 September 1913, he married, Irene Mae Jenks, the daughter of Oliver Torrey Jenks … Continue reading

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Effie and Lemuel Sitting in a tree or out of their tree ???

On this day, 127 years ago (1891) in Norfolk, Madison Co, Nebraska, my great grandparents, Lemuel Weaver and Effie Clarissa Lee were married.   [The above are their wedding day portrait photographs]  Lemuel was the son of Goodliff Weaver (born Gottlieb … Continue reading

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Uncle Willy …

It was 101 years ago (1917) today, that Uncle Willy, Lewellyn Lee, passed away at the age of 55 in Southfield, Oakland County Michigan.  He was born 16 June 1862, also in Southfield and lived his entire life in that … Continue reading

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Off the direct ancestor trail …

  Austin T. Jenks is my first cousin, 4 times removed.   Our most recent common ancestors (MRCA) were Laban and Prudence White Jenks.  Austin was born 22 July 1834 in New York, the son of Seth and Levinia Jenks Jenks … Continue reading

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