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Remembering GGG Granduncle Richard Lee

  My Uncle Richard Lee was born 3 March 1808 in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York, to William and Mary Summers Lee.  For the longest time the only information I had about him was the entry in the Lee … Continue reading

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Let’s Add Some Color!

I have been playing around with the website: which allows you to upload black and white photographs and it will attempt to colorize those same photographs.   Recent attempts: .. Obviously, the site does a much better job on photographs … 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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Thankful for Grandma Thankful.

Happy 237th birthday, Grandmother Simons!   Thankful Isham [my 5 times great grandmother] was born on 21 March 1752 to Timothy and Rebecca Fuller Isham in Bolton, Connecticut.   She married Jonathan Simons and the couple had nine children:  Thankful, Hannah, Abigail, … Continue reading

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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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