On this date, 16 May, in 1721, my 6 times great grandparents, Ebenezer Lee and Sarah Chidsey were married in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. The couple were the parents of 7: Mary, Elon, Rachel, Rhonda, Sarah, Lucy, and William (1741) [my 5 times great grandfather]. It is this William Lee that is the current project of mine for submission as a supplemental application for the Sons of the American Revolution based upon his service as a Private in Capt. Northrupt’s Co., Col Stilliman’s Regt., Wadsworth’s Brigade Connecticut.
But, closer to current era, and persons I knew my entire life, also on this date 75 years ago, in 1944, my mother’s sister, Leila Marie Weaver married Andrew Strachan in Detroit, Michigan.
Aunt Leila is flanked by my mother, Jmae Weaver Shaul, and Uncle Andy is flanked by his brother Alex Strachan.