On 10 August 1831, 189 years ago, my 4 times great grandfather, Simeon Botsford, passed away in Southfield, Oakland , Mchigan.
From Botsford Genealogy – Samuel Line 1.1.3, p 73:
“Simeon Botsford and his family removed from Conn, to Lyons, NY, thence to Michigan in 1825, settling in Southfield, Oakland County, MI (not far from the Botsford Inn). Simeon Botsford died intestate. His estate was administered by his son-in-law Morris Jenks. His heir was his widow Esther. After the death of Simeon Botsford, his wife went to live with her son, Simeon, Jr. in Pontiac, Mich. Children; all born in Salisbury Conn:
- Chloe (1794)
- Mary W. (1796)
- Esther (1797)
- Anna (1799)
- Betsey (1801)
- Abner (1803)
- Simeon, Jr. 1805)
- Almira (1807) [my 3 times great grandmother, married to Morris Jenks)
- Levi (1810)
- William Clark (1812)
- Aressa S. (1816)”
In the list of Connecticut Revolutionary Pensioners, p24, appears Botsford, Simeon, wid. Esther, R 1051. The widows claim for pension was rejected on technical grounds. This implies Simeon may have served in the Revolutionary Army from Connecticut — he would have been just 16 when the war began.
Grandfather was born 11 June 1763 in Derby, Connecticut, to John and Dorcus Warren Botsford. On 3 January 1792, in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, he married Esther Clark, the daughter of Stephen and Miriam Thayer Clark.