A number of my family members were buried in Quaker Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan. Beyond my 4 times great grandparents:
Norman Lee, born Nov. 28, 1811. Died Jan. 5, 1885. Asleep in Jesus. Uncle Norman was the son of William and Mary.
Lemuel Botsford died Dec 20, 1868 aged 80 yrs, 3 mos & 23 days. Uncle Lemuel was the father of Milton Clarence Botsford who took over and renamed the Botsford Inn in Farmington, Michigan. The Inn became a gathering place for the likes of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone.
Lucy Smith Botsford
Lucy, wife of Lemuel Botsford died Aug. 13, 1854, aged 62 Yrs & 9 Months.
Mary Ann Eddy Botsford
Mary Ann wife of Orville Botsford [son of Lemuel and Lucy] died Aug 21, 1845 AE 18 yrs 5 mo & 14 ds.
OK, even I am tired of the We’re Related endless start, stop, restart, and trying to figure out what bad trees they are basing their predictions of relationship upon. The final straw was today’s notice the Ron Howard was my latest cousin — he was also the first person they reported well over a year ago when it started. So, I am going to take this blog to a new direction.
Today, I want to send a big THANK YOU and Shout Out to the City of Farmington Historical Commission and the Farmington Genealogical Society. Last year they took on the task of cleaning up the gravestones in the Quaker Cemetery in Farmington — one of the oldest in the county. My four times great grandparents, William Lee and Mary Sommers Lee are buried there along with other family members.
The stones BEFORE:
William Lee (stone on ground) [before]
William (fallen stone) and Mary Sommers Lee [before]
Mary Sommers Lee [Before]
And now, after they were restored:
Mary Sommers Lee
William and Mary Sommers Lee