Monthly Archives: September 2020

Happy 192nd Birthday, Cousin Ransom!

192 years ago, 27 September 1828, in Speedsville, New York, my first cousin, 4 times removed, Ransom M Jenks was born to Seth and Levinia Jenks Jenks [she was the daughter of Michael and Sarah Hunt Jenks]. On 2 October … Continue reading

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Happy 215th Birthday, Uncle Simeon!

My third great granduncle, Simeon Botsford, Jr., was born 215 years ago on 26 September 1805, in Salisbury, Connecticut, to Simeon and Esther Clark Botsford, my 4th great grandparents. Uncle Simeon was the seventh child in a list of 11 … Continue reading

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Happy 190th Birthday, Cousin Susan!

My second cousin, 4 times removed, Susan Adelia Jenks was born in Jenksville, New York,190 years ago to Calvin and Annis Ellen Brown Jenks, the sixth of twelve eventual children in that family. Susan grew up in Jenksville and in … Continue reading

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Happy 239th Birthday, Cousin Ahab!

My first cousin, 5 times removed, Ahab Jenks, was born 239 years ago on 7 September 1781 to Jacob and Martha Mowrey Jenks. On 16 April 1802, he married Abigail Wilbur, the daughter of Jeremiah and Patience Wilbur. Of his … Continue reading

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Happy 107th Birthday, Cousin Van Norman

My fourth cousin, once removed, Van Norman Jenks, was born 107 years ago on 4 September 1913, in Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan, to Donald Marsh and Rosetta Mabel Rogers Jenks. What caught my attention was Van Norman’s name — it … Continue reading

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