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Back when there was a real militia

Lewis Cass, Governor In and Over the Territory of Michigan To all to whom these presents may come, Greeting: KNOW YE, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and valor of Morris Jenks I DO HEREBY … 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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