Monthly Archives: June 2019

Happy 370th Birthday, Grandmother Sprague!

My 8th great grandmother, Mehitable Holbrook was born on 29 June 1649 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts to William and Elizabeth Pitts Holbrook.  She married Jonathan Sprague on 20 July 1670 in Providence, Rhode Island.  The couple were the parents of … Continue reading

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Happy 188th Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa Koontz!

On 22 June 1831 in Stark County, Ohio, Peter Koontz and Elizabeth Derr were married.  The two were my three times great grandparents.  There were two children of this union:  Ezra Peter (1832) [my great great grandfather] and Caroline.   I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Aunt Rose!

Roseanah Weaver Fisher 1837-1931 [Winter 1918-1919] Roseanah Weaver was born 182 years ago, 19 June 1837, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Gottlieb Weber [Goodliff Weaver] and Anne Lane [they had 12 children over a span of 28 years, the first … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Uncle Willy!

157 years ago, 16 June 1862, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, Lewellyn Lee was born to Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee.  Uncle Willy was the brother of my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee Weaver. I got to know Uncle … Continue reading

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Happy 93rd Anniversary, Cousin Roy and Evelyn!

It was 93 years ago today, 14 June 1926, that my grandfather’s cousin, Roy Thomas Churches married Evelyn Harriet Lockwood in downtown Farmington.   Roy would have been my first cousin, twice removed. Roy Thomas Churches was born 15 October 1901 … Continue reading

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Shared birthday of two 4 times great grandfathers!!!

11 June marks the anniversary of the birth of two of my 4 times great grandfathers.  Simeon Botsford was born 11 June 1763 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut to John and Dorcus Warren Botsford.   Laban Jenks was born 11 June … Continue reading

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Remembering GGG Granduncle Richard Lee

  My Uncle Richard Lee was born 3 March 1808 in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York, to William and Mary Summers Lee.  For the longest time the only information I had about him was the entry in the Lee … Continue reading

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Memories of Grandpa Lee’s Aunt Myra

My grandfather’s Aunt Myra, his mother’s sister, Hannah Almira Lee Churches, was born 4 December 1864, in Southfield, Michigan.  On 26 March 1891, in Pontiac, Michigan, she married Robert Richard Churches.  Five and a half years later, her younger sister, … Continue reading

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The rain finally stopped, so part 2 …

Made it to Acacia Park Cemetery with all of the peonies from Grandmother Weaver’s plant that had bloomed — the rain had been constant and I was sure the blooms were going to be destroyed.   But, there were enough to … Continue reading

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Heirlooms and Family – Sometimes It Gets Complicated ….

June 4, 2019, and Great Grandmother Weaver’s Peony Bush is blooming right on schedule — at least on the schedule I remember my mother defining for it.   The bush was at Great Grandmother’s house on Tireman in Detroit; it was … Continue reading

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