Category Archives: Genealogy

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This chair belonged to my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa (Lee) Weaver. I am not sure of the age, but Grandmother Weaver died in 1945. The chair resided in my grandparents’ attic from the time it came into their possession until … Continue reading

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This year’s big project – Flesh out the pedigree to Charlemagne, First Holy Roman Emperor

So, I have had information in my files about being a descendant of Charlemagne for a number of years. With last year’s project of finalizing and locking down my pedigree to members of the Mayflower passengers of 1620, it was … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Grandfather Botsford and Grandmother Botsford and Elizabeth Fletcher Botsford!

My eight times great grandfather, Elnathan Botsford (1641-1690) appears to have believed in the KISS principal, Keep It Simple, Sir! On this date, 12 December, in 1665, he married Elizabeth Fletcher, the daughter of John Fletcher. They had one daughter, … Continue reading

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Happy 177th Birthday, Mary Malvina Doying Botsford!

Mary Malvina Doying was born 177 years ago, 11 December 1843, in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada, to James and Georgia Scott Doying. By 8 September 1867, she had migrated to Tuscola County, Michigan where she married Simeon Botsford, the son of … Continue reading

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It is Uncle Volney’s 182nd Birthday!

My great great grand uncle, Volney Lee, was born on 4 December 1838, in Michigan, to Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee [my great great great grandparents]. On 6 May 1858, Uncle Volney married Cornelia Waters, the daughter of John and … Continue reading

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Happy 178th Birthday, Cousin Ira!

My second cousin, 4 times removed, Ira Munn, was born 178 years ago on 1 December 1842 in Stowe, Vermont, to Josephus and Lucretia Parker Munn. Ira served as a Private in the Union Army from 15 Nov 1861 through … Continue reading

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Happy 160th Anniversary, Cousin Marion and Frank Seymour!

On 8 November 1860, my first cousin, 4 times removed, or second cousin, 3 times removed, Marion Iona Botsford, daughter of Levi W and Mary Amanda Park Botsford, married Francis Deo Seymour. The couple were the parents of two children: … Continue reading

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Happy 219th Birthday, David Miller Seymour!

On 22 August 1801, in Sangerfield, New York, David Miller Seymour was born to John and Rachel Miller Seymour. Now when I check my relationship to David, I find there is none. So why is he here? In 1840, David … Continue reading

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Happy 152nd Anniversary, Aunt Margaret and Uncle Wesley!

152 years ago, on 18 August 1868, in Hill City, Carroll County, Missouri, my great grandaunt, Margaret Anne Weaver, daughter of Goodliff (nee Gottlieb Weber) and Anne Lane Weaver, married Wesley Wells.  I have not been able to determine the … Continue reading

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Happy 192nd Birthday, Other Cousin Stillman!

My second cousin, 4 times removed, Stillman Leek Jenks, was born 15 August 1828, in Jenksville, New York, to Calvin and Annis Ellen Brown Jenks.  Cousin Stillman made my list of odd named relative in a double sense — his … Continue reading

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