Category Archives: LEE

Take a seat!

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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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 115th Birthday, Cousin Ivan!

My first cousin, twice removed, Ivan Lee Churches, was born 115 years ago on 31 July 1905, to Robert Richard and Hannah Almira Lee Churches.   Ivan was the youngest son of Robert and Myra Churches. On 4 December 1928, Ivan … Continue reading

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It’s the 441st Anniversary of my 10th Great Grandparents’ Marriage!

On 13 July 1579, in Staplehurst, England, Thomas Usborne, son of Thomas and Ann Bridgeland, daughter of Peter and Alice Maskall Bridgeland, were wed.  The couple lived and died in Staplehurst; but their children did not.   Speaking their children they … Continue reading

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Happy 147th Birthday, Cousin Grace!

My first cousin, 3 times removed, Grace Lee, was born in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, 147 years ago, on 9 July 1873, to Albert Lewis an Lottie Denio Lee.  It was shortly after her first birthday that her mother Lottie … Continue reading

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In memory of Alexander Hamilton Lee …

On this date, 5 July, in 1835, my fourth cousin, 5 times removed, Alexander Hamilton Lee passed away.  And 185 years later, Disney+ is streaming a revolutionary musical about the man for whom he was named. So, of course, this … Continue reading

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4th of July Birthdays — 18 in total

When I look at my reminder list for 4 July, I see 18 births, 8 marriages, and 5 deaths that have been cataloged in my database of over 16,000.  Rather than going through each, I will concentrate on just one … Continue reading

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Happy 163rd Anniversary, Aunt Minerva and Uncle Nathaniel!

163 years ago, 7 June 1857, in Wayne County, Michigan, Minerva B. Jenks, the daughter of Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks, married Nathaniel Barnes, the son of Timothy and Rose Ann Barnes. Aunt Minerva was my great great grandaunt, the … Continue reading

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Happy 207th Birthday, cousin Alexander Hamilton Lee!

Alexander Hamilton Lee, my fourth cousin, 5 times removed, was born to Jonathan and Mindwell Hill Lee on 27 May 1813.  He was the great great grandson of our MRCA couple, John Lee and Elizabeth Crampton [my 8th great grandparents].  … Continue reading

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Birthdays, Lots of Birthdays!

15 May was a pretty busy day for birthday cake baking in the family!  My grandmother’s grandfather, Ezra Peter Koontz, was born on this day in 1832; my grandfather, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver, was born on this day in 1893, … Continue reading

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