Category Archives: Botsford

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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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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In Memory of GGGG Grandfather Botsford

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, … Continue reading

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Happy 223rd Birthday, Aunt Esther!

My Great Great Great Grandaunt, Esther Botsford was born 223 years ago in Salisbury, Connecticut, to Simeon and Esther Clark Botsford, my Great Great Great Great Grandparents.  Simeon was the ½ brother of Lemuel Botsford, the father of Milton Clarence … Continue reading

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Happy 203rd Birthday, Aunt Cousin Mary!

203 years ago, 21 July 1817, in Caledonia, Michigan, my first cousin, 4 times removed, Mary Amanda Park, was born to Joseph and Lucy Jenks Park.  Lucy being the daughter of my Great Great Great Great Grandparents, Laban and Prudence … Continue reading

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Happy 412th Birthday, Grandfather Botsford!

Henry Botsford [my ninth great grandfather] was born 412 years ago, 15 June 1608, in Sundon, Bedfordshire, England to Edward and Alice Prior Botsford.  He was baptized there in 1608.  By 1640, he was in the colony of Connecticut as … Continue reading

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Happy 273rd Birthday, Grandmother Clark!

273 years ago, 15 April 1747, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, Miriam Thayer, my 5 times great grandmother, was born.  In 1763, also in Wrentham, she married Stephen Clark.  The couple were the parents of 5 children: Esther (1771) [my 4 times … Continue reading

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Happy 350th Anniversary, Cousin Nathaniel and Aunt Hannah Baldwin!

On 12 March 1670, in Milford, Connecticut, Nathaniel Baldwin, Jr., son of Nathaniel and Abigail Camp Baldwin, married Hannah Botsford, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Woolhead Botsford.    Nathaniel happens to be my first cousin, 10 times removed.  Hannah is … Continue reading

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