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Happy 206th Birthday, Uncle Clarence!

  February 20, 1813, marks the 206th anniversary of Milton Clarence Botsford, my half first cousin, 5 times removed.   He was born in Salisbury, Connecticut to Lemuel and Lucy Smith Botsford.  He passed away on 15 November 1883 in Clarenceville, Wayne … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in the Family

Checking my database for marriages on this date, 14 February, I have a number of entries: Timothy Botsford [Eighth Grand Uncle] – Mary Peck {Eighth Grand Aunt] (1704) Caleb Hotckkiss [Eighth Grand Uncle] – Mehitable Crttenden [Eighth Grand Aunt] (1705) … Continue reading

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Grandpa Jenks

  Today, well, 141 years ago today, my great great great grandfather, Morris Jenks passed away in the house he built in Southfield, Oakland Co, Michigan.  Morris was born on 7 October 1801 in Berkshire, New York to Laban and … Continue reading

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Happy 79th Anniversary Laurence Mentor Phillips and Gale Delilah Ashton

On 8 February 1940, Laurence Mentor Phillips married Gale Delilah Ashton in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  Lawrence was my third cousin, twice removed.  James Andrew Phillips and Mary Jeneavieve Lee welcomed Laurence into this world on 10 August 1913. It … Continue reading

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Life was hard for early settlers …

My 11th great grandfather, Edward Fuller, is reported to have died shortly after this date, 11 January, in 1621.  Having arrived with the first sailing of the Mayflower with his wife and 12 year old son, Samuel (my 10 times … Continue reading

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Still miss you, Grandpa Lee!

Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver was born May 15, 1893, in Columbus, Ohio, to Lemuel and Effie Lee Weaver.   It did not take long after starting school that he would forever drop the use of the first of his middle names … 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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