After the Jenks Family, I discovered my Botsford roots

My great-great-great grandmother was Almira Botsford Jenks, wife of Morris Jenks.

Because the Botsford name was familiar in my area (the Botsford Inn was a famous local of the famous and want-to-be famous.

I decided to look into any connection. After a search of the Botsford Query page and posting of my interest, a distant cousin replied that I needed to get into contact with the Botsford Family Association. I made the contact and purchased the first volume of the Botsford Genealogy, The Line of Samuel,1.1.3, 1977. This was a 2-inch-thick tome that recounted the descendants of Samuel Botsford of Milford, Connecticut, the third son of Elnathan 1.3 and grandson of Henry 1. Well, to my surprise, on page 657 was my grandfather, Lee Goodliff Weaver, his wife, and children (my mother was the second child). From Grandpa, I worked my way back up the line and then back down the line to the Inn which was named by my great great grand uncle.

Since the release of Volume 1 in 1977, a supplement was issued in 1991. No new members of my immediate family. OK, so I am now a member of the Botsford Family Historical Association and Supplement No 3, 2006, includes my generation plus one.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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