Tag Archives: Botsford

Reschedule original plan to add comments on the one above / below.

I had planned to go ahead with the next book on my list of why each is taking up bookshelf space in my den when I got sucked into looking at the just prior book and digging deeper into what … Continue reading

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New Englanders in the 1600s

The Guide to Genealogical Research by Martin E Hollick was published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. I bought it because I knew I should be able to find a number of my ancestors listed. P 17 – Botsford, … Continue reading

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History of Seymour, Connecticut with Biographies and Genealogies – W. C. Sharpe

History of Seymour, Connecticut with Biographies and Genealogies by W. C. Sharpe was published by Record Print, Seymour, Connecticut in 1879. I must admit that what first caught my eye about this volume was that Seymour was one of the … Continue reading

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Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution 1775 – 1783

This is Volume VII, published by the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut, 1901. I knew I had a number of ancestors that either came from or stopped for a bit in Connecticut. I was aware that my line of the … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Happy 279th Birthday, Grandfather Clark!

279 years ago, 29 January 1742, in Medfield, Massachusetts, my 5th Great-Grandfather, Stephen Clark was born. His father was Solomon Clark. In 1763, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, he married Miriam Thayer, the daughter of Josiah Thayer. The couple made their home … Continue reading

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Happy 167th Anniversary, Cousin George Washington and Laura Bacon Walcott Botsford!

28 December 1863 in Livingston County, Michigan, my first cousin, 4 times removed, George Washington Botsford married Laura Bacon Wolcott. Cousin George was the son of Abner Clark and Susan Baird Botsford, born on 15 April 1831, in Connecticut. By … Continue reading

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Happy 215th Birthday, Uncle Simeon!

My third great granduncle, Simeon Botsford, Jr., was born 215 years ago on 26 September 1805, in Salisbury, Connecticut, to Simeon and Esther Clark Botsford, my 4th great grandparents. Uncle Simeon was the seventh child in a list of 11 … Continue reading

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