Category Archives: History

Happy 378th Birthday, Grandfather Botsford!

Elnathan Botsford, my 8th great grandfather, was born 14 August 1641 in Milford, Connecticut, to Henry and Elizabeth Woolhead Botsford.  Elnathan was the only son of Henry and Elizabeth , but there were 6 children in total.   Elnathan married Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Happy 222nd, 3 Times Great Grandaunt Patience!

Patience Jenks was born 13 August 1797, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, to Laban and Prudence White Jenks.  This locale was the second stop on the family’s migration from Rhode Island to Michigan.    There would be two additional stops along … Continue reading

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Happy 152nd Birthday, Uncle Stephen!

Stephen A. D. Wright [my great grand uncle] was born 10 August 1867 in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Allen Prince and Rebecca Caroline Griswald Wright.  Stephen was 9th in birth order of his parent’s brood of 11 children.   On … Continue reading

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Happy 118th Birthday, Cousin Walter!

Walter Lee Wright, my first cousin, twice removed, was born 8 August 1901, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Stephen A. D. and Marietta Lee Wright.  Marietta was the younger sister of my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee Weaver.  Walter … 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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Happy Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa!!

  Lee G. Weaver and Florence M. Koontz were married in Columbus, Ohio, on 27 April 1918.  This would have been their 101st anniversary.  Grandma and Grandpa were devoted to each other throughout their lives and were the parents of … Continue reading

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Happy 273rd, Grandfather Munn!

Noah Munn, Sr., my 5 times great grandfather, was born 17 April 1746 in Deerfield, Massachusetts to John and Mary Holton Munn.  Grandfather married Desire Hitchcock on 7 December 1769 in Brimfield, Massachusetts.  The two were the parents of eight:  … Continue reading

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