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Population: 13
A Cedar Point caricaturist's 1992 portrayal of the Botkin family
Chris, Ben, Nic & Jenni (1992)

Chris
Amy, Ben, Lukas & Jaksen
Jess, Nic, Parker, Logan & Ava
Jenni, Matt & Madison



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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.

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Ben and his 97 Prom date, Amy.


UD Graduation Day, 2001.


Chris, Amy, Ben, Jenni and Nic Botkin, December 7, 2003.


Amy, Lukas & Ben Botkin, 2008.




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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!

Nic Botkin Graduates SAA
Nic Graduates SAA, 2000.

October 2003
Nic, Jess and Parker, 2003.

Parker James and Logan William Botkin
Parker and Logan, 2005.


Parker, Ava and Logan Botkin, December, 2008.




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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.

BGSU Graduation Day
Ben, Jenni and Amy Botkin at Jenni's BGSU graduation, 2003.

Engagement
Jenni and Matt's engagement photo.

Wedding in Memorial Park
Mr. & Mrs. Matt Miles, July 8, 2006.




Nic, Jenni and Ben Botkin
Nicholas James, Jennifer Geanne and Benjamin Backs Botkin
(Prom '97)


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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.

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Chris at Wrigley Field, 2000.
9-24-1977
Christopher and Marjorie Rose (Backs) Botkin
September 24, 1977.



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Missing now is Ben, Nic and Jenni's mom, my wife Marj,
who died in 1986 at the age of 30.

Not a day goes by...

Marjorie Rose (Backs) Botkin, 1956 - 1986
Marjorie Rose (Backs) Botkin (1956-1986)
Marj, Nic and Chris.
Nic's baptism, September 1980.
(Photo taken by my brother, Mike.)










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The newest addition to the family,
Madison Rose Miles 11-11-10
Madison Rose Miles was born November 11, 2010, to Jen & Matt.









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The Botkin Family Branch

Everybody, July 12, 2003

Chris, Mike,
Nic, Connie, Ben,
Jess, Jenni, Amy,
Parker,
Jake and Sam Botkin.






Mike's Family
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Michael Gordon, Constance (Heeg), Jacob Michael and Samuel James Botkin, 2003

Sam and Jake, 2003
Sam and Jake Botkin, 2003






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St. Marys, Ohio Roots

Chris and Mike's Parents
Harold Buss Botkin, circa 1929 Patsy Geanne (Baxter) Botkin, circa 1949
Harold Buss Botkin (1922-1978)
and Patsy Geanne (Baxter) Botkin (1927-1978)

Harold's Parents
Lowell Edward Botkin, 1914 (SMHS Senior Picture) Charlotte Louise (Buss) Botkin, 1917 (SMHS Senior Picture)
Lowell Edward Botkin (1897-1970)
and Charlotte Louise (Buss) Botkin (1898-1990)

Lowell's Parents
Brierly Gordon Botkin circa 1920, and Elizabeth (Beauchamp) Botkin
Brierly Gordon Botkin (1861-1944)
and Elizabeth (Beauchamp) Botkin

Brierly Gordon's Parents
Jonathan Botkin, sometime, perhaps, in the late 1860s Rosa Ann (Doute) Botkin, sometime, perhaps, in the late 1860's
Jonathan Botkin (1823-1874)
and Rosa Anne (Doute) Botkin (1822-1906)

married in 1844.


All of the above lived in St. Marys, Ohio.



Jonathan Botkin (or Bodkin), born in Dayton, Ohio,
was the son of William Bodkin
and Malinda Elizabeth (Shepherd) Bodkin (c.1802-after1850),
married in 1820.

William Bodkin (c.1793-1872), born in Pendleton Co. Virginia,
was the son of James Bodkin
and Margaret Bodkin (c.1760s-after1830).

James Bodkin (d.before1827)
moved the family to Ohio between 1811 and 1820,
was the son of James Bodkin
and Delilah (Hicklin) Bodkin (c.1736-after1804), married about 1736.

James Bodkin (1734~1742-d.1804), born in Augusta Co. Virginia,
was the son of Richard Bodkin
and Elizabeth Bodkin (c.1714-?).

Richard Bodkin (1710-1773), born in Virginia or Ireland
Parents unknown.




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Five Generations of "B"-ing

  1. Brierly Gordon Botkin married Elizabeth Beauchamp, whose
  2. First son (only child) Lowell Edward Botkin married Charlotte Louise Buss, whose
  3. First son (only child) Harold Buss Botkin married Patsy Geanne Baxter, whose
  4. First son Christopher Baxter Botkin (me) married Marjorie Rose Backs, whose
  5. First son Benjamin Backs Botkin married Amy Nicole Bowers.





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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.








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