Chris, Ben, Nic & Jenni (1992)
Amy, Ben, Lukas & Jaksen
Jess, Nic, Parker, Logan & Ava
Jenni, Matt & Madison
Benjamin Backs Botkin (b. 1979) and Amy Bowers graduated from Memorial High School together in 1997, graduated Magna Cum Laude together from the University of Dayton in 2001, and were married in St. Marys on December 7, 2002.
Ben is now an engineer for the City of Dayton, and Amy is an Associate Marketing Manager with Meadwestvaco Corporation in Dayton. They bought their first home in May, 2003, and live in Dayton.
Nicholas James Botkin (b. 1980) graduated from Memorial High School in 1998 at age 17. Nic is into computer graphic design, and graduated from the School of Advertising Art in the spring of 2000. In 2002, Nic and Jessica surprised everybody by eloping!
Jennifer Geanne Botkin (b. 1981) graduated from Memorial High School in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Bowling Green State University, graduating Cum Laude in 2003.
Jenni was selected the 1998 St. Marys SummerFest Queen! Click HERE to see the Tuesday, August 11, 1998 Evening Leader write-up.
Nicholas James, Jennifer Geanne and Benjamin Backs Botkin
Christopher Baxter Botkin (b. 1953), that is, I, graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School in 1972. That makes me - let's see - old.
Besides being the owner and webmaster of www.ridertown.com, I also have a BSCE from Purdue University. I've worked in many fields over the years - as a busboy, surveyor, engineer, woodworker, landlord, newspaper columnist/editor, telecommunications marketer, receiving clerk, purchaser and now as inventory control manager (and webmaster) at Classic Delight, Inc. - but I have always made sure that time with my family came first.
Missing now is Ben, Nic and Jenni's mom, my wife Marj,
Not a day goes by...
The newest addition to the family,
The Botkin Family Branch
Everybody, July 12, 2003
St. Marys, Ohio Roots
Chris and Mike's Parents
Brierly Gordon's Parents
All of the above lived in St. Marys, Ohio.
Jonathan Botkin (or Bodkin), born in Dayton, Ohio,
William Bodkin (c.1793-1872), born in Pendleton Co. Virginia,
James Bodkin (d.before1827)
James Bodkin (1734~1742-d.1804), born in Augusta Co. Virginia,
Richard Bodkin (1710-1773), born in Virginia or Ireland
Five Generations of "B"-ing
The Mayflower Connection
Rosa Anne Doute (or Doty) was the daughter of Picket Doty (1793-1863) and Rebecca (Soward) Doty (1790-1856), married in 1817.
Picket Doty was the son of David Doty (1742-1824) and Rachel (Pickett) Doty (1758-1819), married in 1776.
David Doty was the son of Daniel Doty (1701-after 1781) and Louisa (unknown) Doty, married c. 1728.
Daniel Doty was one of 12 children of Samuel Doty (1643-1715) and Jane (Harmon) Doty (c. 1661-after 1717), married in 1678.
Samuel Doty was the 4th son of Edward Doty and Faith (Clarke) Doty (c. 1619-1675), married in 1634.
Pilgrim Edward Doty (1598-1655) sailed from England to America in 1620 on the Mayflower as an indentured servant. He became a freeman, married, raised a family and died in Plymouth Colony.
Thanks, Barbara Cornelius, for the Mayflower descendancy.
Thanks for surfin' through