Monthly Archives: May 2020

Happy 372nd Birthday, Grandfather Sprague!

Jonathan Sprague, my 8 time great grandfather, was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, on 28 May 1648, to William and Millicent Eames Sprague.  He married Mehitable Holbrook, daughter of William and Elizabeth Pitts Holbrook, 20 July 1670, in Providence, Rhode Island.  … Continue reading

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Happy 207th Birthday, cousin Alexander Hamilton Lee!

Alexander Hamilton Lee, my fourth cousin, 5 times removed, was born to Jonathan and Mindwell Hill Lee on 27 May 1813.  He was the great great grandson of our MRCA couple, John Lee and Elizabeth Crampton [my 8th great grandparents].  … Continue reading

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A History of Strong Willed Women ….

It was 125 years ago, 18 May, 1895, that my grandmother, Florence Marie Koontz, was born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, to Casmear and Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz.  Grandma graduated from The High School of Commerce at Columbus, Ohio, in … Continue reading

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Birthdays, Lots of Birthdays!

15 May was a pretty busy day for birthday cake baking in the family!  My grandmother’s grandfather, Ezra Peter Koontz, was born on this day in 1832; my grandfather, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver, was born on this day in 1893, … Continue reading

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Marriage by Convenience????

147 years ago, 13 May 1873, my second cousin, 4 times removed, Franklin Adelbert Jenks, son of Calvin and Annis Ellen Brown Jenks, married my second cousin, 4 times removed, Amy Jane Jenks, daughter of Elisha and Diana Burgess Jenks.  … Continue reading

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Happy 266th Grandfather Gaertner!

266 years ago, 11 May 1754, in Kleiningersheim, Württemberg, my four times great grandfather, Johannes Gaertner was born to Melchior Gaertner and Maria Barbara Stockheimer. What little I know about Grandfather Gaertner I have gleaned from church records that were … Continue reading

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Happy 170th Anniversary Aunt Caroline and Uncle Jerome!

It was 170 years ago, 7 May 1850, in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, my great great grandaunt, Caroline Lee, daughter of Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee, married Jerome B. Corey.  Caroline Lee’s wedding to Jerome Corey was officiated by … Continue reading

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