Category Archives: Jenks

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 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 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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Happy 164th Birthday, Cousin Arley

My first cousin, 3 times removed, Albert Arlington Jenks, called Arley, was born on 2 August 1856, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Leman Case and Lydia Sickner Jenks.  Arley was their only child as his mother, Lydia died two … 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 191st Birthday, Cousin Permelia!

My second cousin, 4 times removed, Permelia [in the list of names I wonder where they came from] Jenks was born 191 years ago in Franklin County, Indiana, on 18 July 1829, to Gideon and Sarah Shaw Jenks. In the … Continue reading

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Happy 178th Birthday, Aunt Lue!

Lucinda Crandle, the third wife of my great great granduncle, Leman Case Jenks, was born 178 years ago on 17 July 1842 in Humphrey, Cattaraugus, New York, to Jerimiah and Hannah Marsh Crandle.  In 1860, Aunt Lue was living in … Continue reading

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Happy 133rd Birthday, Cousin Albert!

  My second cousin, twice removed, Albert Louis Jenks, was born 133 years ago on 14 July 1887, to Albert Arington and Elizabeth Jane Varnham Jenks.    Albert was the second of seven children.   On 8 July 1909, Albert married … Continue reading

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Happy 201st Anniversary, Cousin Cal and Ellen!

201 years ago on 11 July 1819, my first cousin, five times removed, Calvin Jenks, the son of Elisha and Anna King Jenks, married Annis Ellen Brown, the daughter of David and Polly Jennison Brown.  The two were residents of … Continue reading

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