Category Archives: LEE

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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Remembering 2nd great granduncle Volney Lee

My 2nd great granduncle, Volney Lee, passed away 110 years ago on 27 November 1909, in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  Volney was born 4 December 1838 in Oakland County, Michigan, to my 3rd great grandparents, Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee.  … Continue reading

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Remembering 6 times great grandfather, Mark Hotchkiss

My six times great grandfather, Mark Hotchkiss, passed away 244 years ago, 19 November 1775, in Guilford, Connecticut.  Grandfather was the son of Joseph and Hannah Cruttenden Hotchkiss; born on 1 July 1714, also in Guilford.  He married Miriam Lee, … Continue reading

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Happy 369th Anniversary, Grandparents Stevens!

369 years ago, 18 November 1650, in Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Stevens, son of John and Mary Moulson Stevens, married Mary Fletcher, the daughter of John and Mary Ward Fletcher.  The pair were my 8th great grandparents.  Thomas was born in … Continue reading

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Happy 216th Birthday, Aunt Fanny!

216 years ago, in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont, Mary Francis (Fanny) Knight was born to Seth and Betsey Whitney Knight.  Mary France was always called Fanny and who can pass up writing about their Aunt Fanny? Fanny married Harvey Lee, … Continue reading

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Happy 123rd Birthday, Cousin Mae!

It was 123 years ago, 4 November 1896, that my first cousin, twice removed, Miriam Mae Wright was born in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Stephen A. D. and Mariette Lee Wright.   Marietta was my  Great Grandmother’s sister.  Cousin Mae … Continue reading

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Halloween is not just for Harry Houdini

I got to thinking about the legend of Harry Houdini and his death and subsequent haunting linked to Halloween — it might be because I live in metropolitan Detroit where Harry died and subsequently is supposed to have come back … Continue reading

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