Monthly Archives: July 2018

Uncle Willy …

It was 101 years ago (1917) today, that Uncle Willy, Lewellyn Lee, passed away at the age of 55 in Southfield, Oakland County Michigan.  He was born 16 June 1862, also in Southfield and lived his entire life in that … Continue reading

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Anniversary of 6 times great grandparents!

Today marks the 292nd anniversary (1726) of my 6 times great grandparents, Samuel Botsford and Hannah (Prindle) Smith at First Church in New Haven, Connecticut.  From The Botsford Genealogy, The Line of Samuel, 1.1.30, Vol 1, Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, … Continue reading

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Off the direct ancestor trail …

  Austin T. Jenks is my first cousin, 4 times removed.   Our most recent common ancestors (MRCA) were Laban and Prudence White Jenks.  Austin was born 22 July 1834 in New York, the son of Seth and Levinia Jenks Jenks … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to 8th Great Grandparents!

Today marks the 348th anniversary of the wedding of Jonathan Sprague and Mehitable Holbrook in Providence, Rhode Island.    Jonathan was born 28 May 1648 in Hingham, Massachusetts and died 1 March 1741 in Providence, Rhode Island,   Mehitable, the daughter … Continue reading

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