Monthly Archives: October 2019

Happy 131st Birthday, Cousin Seymour!

It was 131 years ago, 7 October 1888, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, that my first cousin, 3 times removed, Seymour Arthur Jenks was born to Oliver Torrey and Evelyn Roselia Seymour Jenks. From the his mother’s notes to the … Continue reading

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Happy 474th, Grandfather Botsford!

It was 474 years ago, 6 October 1545, in Charlgrave, Bedsford, England, that my 11 times great grandfather, Richard Botsford was born to John and Agnes Botsford.  On 30 October 1569, he married Neyle also in Charlgrave.  The couple had … Continue reading

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Happy 162nd Birthday, Grandpa Koontz!

It was 162 years ago, 5 October 1857, in Navarre, Stark County, Ohio, that Casmear P. (CALL ME C.P.) Koontz [my great grandfather] was born to Ezra Peter and Mary Ann Allen Koontz.  From Ohio, the family of Ezra Koontz … Continue reading

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Happy 379th Anniversary, Grandparents Botsford!

379 years ago, on 4 October 1640, in Milford, Connecticut, my 9 times great grandparents, Henry Botsford and Elizabeth Woolhead were married.  The actual date is not recorded, but, Elizabeth was admitted to the church in Milford on that date … Continue reading

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Happy 170th Anniversary, Cousin Ransom and Lucinda Jenks!

It was 170 years ago, on 2 October 1849, that my first cousin, 4 times removed, Ransom R. Jenks, married Lucinda A. Boyer.  [OK, it was Ransom’s name that caught my eye to this event, but I will continue].  Ransom … Continue reading

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