Category Archives: Grave Markers

Heirlooms and Family – Sometimes It Gets Complicated ….

June 4, 2019, and Great Grandmother Weaver’s Peony Bush is blooming right on schedule — at least on the schedule I remember my mother defining for it.   The bush was at Great Grandmother’s house on Tireman in Detroit; it was … Continue reading

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Happy 202nd, Great Great Grandmother Weaver!

On 3 June 1817, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, my great great grandmother, Anna Lane was born to Richard and Mary Gayer Lane.  Settling near the Lane family was the German immigrant, Gottlieb Weber, who became Goodliff Weaver as his stay … Continue reading

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Happy 226th Anniversary Grandparents Lee

On 27 May 1793, William Lee and Mary Summers, my four times great grandparents, were wed in Guilford, Connecticut.  Their union produced 8 children:  Chauncey (1794), William (1796), Harvey (1798), Horatio (1800) [my three times great grandfather], Mary Ann (1804) … Continue reading

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Remembering Great Grandfather Weaver

It was on this date, 11 May, 90 years ago, in 1929, that Great Grandfather Weaver passed away. Lemuel Weaver was born 26 August 1857 in Perry, Ohio, to Goodliff Weaver (nee: Gottlieb Weber) and Anne Lane.  He worked at … Continue reading

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Uncle Norman (1811-1885)

  Norman Lee, my 4th great uncle, passed away 134 years ago on 5 January 1885 in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan.  Uncle Norman was born 28 November 1811, in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York to William and Mary Summers … Continue reading

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Happy 218th Birthday, Grandfather Lee!🎈 🎂

On 5 December 1800, my three times great grandfather, Horatio Lee, was born in Guilford, Connecticut, to William and Mary Summers Lee.  The family migrated West from Connecticut, stopping in New York, and while in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New … Continue reading

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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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