Hannah Baldwin, my 8th great grandmother, was born 375 years ago on 16 August 1644 in Milford, Connecticut, to Timothy and Mary Welles Baldwin. As mentioned earlier, Grandmother was the granddaughter of Gov. Thomas Welles of Connecticut, the subject of a six volume series of books published by the Welles Family Association. [And yes, I have all six volumes in my personal library!]
Scanning back two days in this blog you will find that her husband. Elnathan Botsford celebrated his birthday just two days before Grandmother. It must have made it convenient for family celebrations. Maybe they split the difference and just had one cake on the 15th?
Hannah married Elnathan [my 8th great grandfather] on 12 December 1667.
Hannah and Elnathan were the parents of 11 children: Esther (1668), Samuel (1670) [my 7th great grandfather], Mary (1671), Hannah (1674) [my 7th great grandmother through her marriage to the Prindle line and additional descendants from there], Joanna (1674), Henry, (1676), Timothy (1678), Deacon John (1680), Sarah (1683), Ruth (1686), and Sergeant Joseph (1688).
Grandmother Botsford died on 7 August 1706, in Milford, Connecticut.
Milford has served as the ancestral family seat for the Botsford family and is the gathering place for the annual Botsford Family Reunion.