Category Archives: Jenks

Big Wedding Day for the Ancestors

8 January seems to have been a favorite day for a number of my ancestors to wed. In 1595 [425 years ago in England], John Jenks, son of William and Alicia Jenks, married Sarah Fulwater, daughter of Henry and Margaret … Continue reading

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Happy 155th Birthday, Aunt Myra!

Hannah Almira Lee, called Myra, was born on 4 December 1864, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee.  Aunt Myra was the younger sister of my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee, appearing fourth in birth … Continue reading

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Happy 104th Anniversary Cousin Euphie and Robert!

104 years ago, 1 December 1915, in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan, my second cousin, twice removed, Euphie Gertrude Jenks married Robert Gresehover, the son of James and Emma Turner Gresehover.  Cousin Euphie was born 21 May 1896, in Southfield, Oakland … Continue reading

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Happy 209th Birthday, Aunt Pru!

Prudence Jenks, my third great grandaunt, was born 209 years ago, 29 November 1812, in Caroline, New York, to Laban and Prudence White Jenks.  Aunt Prudence was the thirteenth child of fourteen and the seventh daughter.  At around the age … Continue reading

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Happy 150th Birthday, Cousin Albert!

150 years ago, 28 November 1869, my third cousin, 3 times removed, Albert Ernest Jenks was born in Ionia County, Michigan to Stillman Leek and  Sophia Parnell Keeny Jenks.   Albert was the last of their family of six children. He … 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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Happy 221st Uncle Seth!

221 years ago, my third great-granduncle, Seth Jenks was born on 11 November 1798, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, to Laban and Prudence White Jenks.    Uncle Seth was one of the children of Laban and Prudence, my 4th great grandparents, … Continue reading

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