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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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Remembering 8 times great grandfather, Joseph Jenks, Jr.

302 years ago, 4 January 1717, my 8 times great , Joseph Jenks, Jr. died in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.  He was English born in 1627 and joined his father, Joseph Jenks, Sr. (the inventor) in Saugus, Massachusetts, at … Continue reading

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Happy 157th Anniversary,Grandma and Grandpa Gardner!

On January 1, 1862, in Hartford, Connecticut, my great, great grandparents, William G. Gardner and Mary Ann Cummings were married.  This was the second of four marriages for Grandpa Gardner, born Wilhelm Gotthartd Gaertnter in Kleiningersheim, Württemburg on  10 March … Continue reading

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163 Years Ago, Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks were married.

On Christmas Day, 1855, my great, great grandparents,  Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks, were married in the the home of her parent, Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.   Charles (13 March 1833 – 23 October 1905) … Continue reading

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106 Year Old Mistake, Aunt Essie!

106 years ago, 19 November 1912, my grandmother’s sister, Essie, married Louis Kincaid Postle in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  Aunt Essie was 21, Louis was 25.  The marriage was not a good one and would end in divorce.  In the … Continue reading

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