Category Archives: War of 1812

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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Celebration of the marriage of 7 times great grandparents and remembrance of 4 times great grandmother.

It was 288 years ago (1730) that 7 times great grandparents Joseph Lee and Lois Pond were wed.  Their daughter Miriam married Mark Hotchkiss whose daughter married William Lee, her second cousin, once removed.  And that is why my Lee … Continue reading

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Big Birthday Celebrations 🎂

Today marks the the birthdays of TWO of my four times great grandfathers.   Both born on 11 June, different years. Simeon Botsford was born 255 years ago (1763) in Derby, Connecticut.  He married Esther Clark and they removed to Oakland … Continue reading

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