Saturday, August 19, 2017

Book Of The Week: History of Greene County, Ohio




History of Greene County:
Together with Historic Notes on the Northwest, and the State of Ohio 

R. S. Dills
Odell & Mayer, 1881 - Greene County (Ohio) - 1018 pages





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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Video Of The Week: Secrets to Successful Irish Family Research

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!







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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Alexander Fraser and Elizabeth Martin

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

59 Alexander Fraser (James - 20, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born May 10th 1848



married



Elizabeth Martin born December 9th 1847



children of this union:

i. James Martin Fraser b. 4/1877 d. 1878 twin

ii. George Fraser b. 4/1877 d. 1878 twin

iii. Elizabeth Calander Fraser b. 9/25/1878

iv. Margaret Calander Fraser b. 6/5/1881


note: Generation Four was (mostly) still living when the Original Tree was created.

~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harrison Faulkner Horton {Gen 3}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Harrison Faulkner Horton (Margaret, Samuel, William) was born in Newbugh, Orange Co, New York, September 11th 1804, to parents Margaret "Peggy" Faulkner and Gabriel H Horton.

Harrison married Emily Coleman December 15th 1829 in New Milford, Orange Co, New York.

The couple had two daughters:
  • Annie M Horton b. 7 Nov 1830 d. 9 May 1852
  • Mary Helen Horton b. 3 Feb 1840 d. 30 Sep 1922 m. Giles C Burnham

What little I know of this family is gleaned from the book Horton Family Genealogy compiled by George Horton, published in 1876. I suspect the Horton part is mostly correct, the Faulkner paragraph however has proved somewhat incorrect. To be expected, I suppose, when it may well have been second- or third-hand information, passed down from memory.

Harrison was educated in the Presbyterian faith and Democratic political school. He was a traveling merchant who moved around several times, ending up in New York City, where he retired.

Harrison Faulkner Horton died August 13th 1883 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI.  His wife, Emily Coleman Horton died February 25th 1853 and is also buried in Michigan. (Their daughter Mary Helen had removed to Michigan upon her marriage)

From the Horton Genealogy book
  

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Of The Week: The History of Des Moines County, Iowa



The History of Des Moines County, Iowa:
 Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c, a Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers ... General and Local Statistics ... History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Des Moines County ...

Western historical Company, 1879 - Des Moines County (Iowa) - 701 pages





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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Video Of The Week: Social History for Genealogists | Webinar | Findmypast

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!







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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Andrew Mackie and Ann Lessels

1880 John Fraser Family Tree
58 Andrew Mackie (Margaret - 19, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born October 15th 1838



married 1865



Ann Lessels born October 15th 1843



children of this union:

i. George Mackie b. 1867

ii. David Mackie b. 1869

iii. Duncan Mackie b. 1872

iv. Isabel Mackie b. 1875

v. Maggie Fraser Mackie b. 1878


note: Generation Four was (mostly) still living when the Original Tree was created.

~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Henrietta Faulkner {Gen 3}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Henrietta Faulkner (James, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, May 1st 1831, to parents Col James Faulkner and his wife Martha McBride.

Henrietta married Charles Cassidy December 4th 1861 in Jackson Co, Michigan. 

The couple had two daughters together:
  • Virginia Cassidy b. 1865 d. 17 Sep 1872
  • Anna Cassidy b. 24 Dec 1866 d. 3 Jun 1941 never married

Henrietta and Charles Cassidy lived in Grass Lake, Jackson Co, MI their entire married lives. 

Henrietta Faulkner had come to Grass Lake, Jackson Co, MI with her parents and siblings in 1834. Charles Cassidy had come to  Sylvan, Washtenaw Co, MI in 1839 with his parents and siblings. The Faulkner family had come from Orange Co, New York, the Cassidy family from Madison, New Jersey. Both families being drawn westward by the promise of good farming and Government land. 

Henrietta Faulkner Cassidy died September 19th 1900. Charles Cassidy died sometime in 1915. They are buried in Grass Lake East Cemetery with their daughters.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Brick Wall Ancestor | #6 John M Faulkner


We all have them! Those stubborn ancestors that refuse to come out of hiding. No matter how much coaxing we do! Well, I think it's time to bring them out of the shadows - put their redacted story out there - another piece of the puzzle could be lurking just around the (cyber) corner, in someone's basement, or closet, or sitting in a box on a bookshelf ...... You never, ever know where that loose chink will manifest, the one that allows you to push out one brick, then the next. Food for thought. So without further ado....

Brick Wall Ancestor | # 6 John M Faulkner

Brick wall? I DO know who his parents are - it's his early life, pre-1850 that's got me banging my head. Here's the 411:

John M Faulkner, youngest son of Samuel and Elinor Faulkner of Wallkill, then Ulster Co, New York, born about 1782.  John M is found in the Wallkill, NY census in the years 1810 and 1820. He goes missing in 1830, reappearing in 1840 in Tioga Co, NY.  John M is listed in an 1839 family land sale document as residing in Tioga County, NY. (Thus confirming the 1840 census record) He is listed in that same document as having a wife named Catherine. Based on the census records, and my best guess, John M almost certainly had a wife prior to Catherine. He may have had as many as 15 children! Ten with wife #1 and 5 with Catherine. Now, we know that the census records prior to 1850 are sad and frustrating, listing only the heads of household and number of household occupants. Some of the presumed children could be other young relatives and not children of John's at all. On the 1850 census we finally learn the names of the children still living at home, and learn that Catherine was born about 1800, too young to be in the John M household (as a wife) in 1810. Other hints as to names of children come from those found buried alongside John.

I present here my hypothesis and nothing more. If any of this rings true with you, please contact me! I'd love to collaborate and get to the bottom of this mystery.

Based on the limited information I have been able to gather here is what I propose:

John married Wife 1 about 1803 and had the following children, all born in Wallkill, NY:

  • Female 1 Faulkner b. about 1804
  • Male 1 Faulkner born about 1806
  • Female 2 Faulkner born about 1808
  • Amanda Faulkner born 1811 died 1882 
  • Female 3 Faulkner born about 1813
  • Male 2 Faulkner born about 1815
  • Betsey Faulkner born 1816 died 1878
  • Male 3 Faulkner born about 1818
  • Female 4 Faulkner born about 1819
  • Ruth Faulkner born 1821 died 1899 married Ichabod Ford

I suspect Wife 1 died sometime between 1821 and 1824.

John married Catherine LNU about 1825 and had the following children, all born in Tioga Co, NY:

  • Samuel Faulkner born 1826 died 1859
  • Isabella Faulkner born 1830 married Jobe Vandemark
  • Adam Faulkner born 1832
  • Andrew Jackson Faulkner born 1836 died 1871 married Elizabeth LNU 
  • Nelson Faulkner born about 1839 died 1909 married Martha Shaw

John M Faulkner died November 18, 1861 in Tioga Co, NY and is buried in Hope Cemetery. John is buried near Amanda & Betsey Faulkner and Ruth Faulkner Ford.

Catherine Faulkner is last seen on the 1875 New York State census living with son Nelson and daughter-in-law Martha. In 1880 Nelson and Martha are in Pennsylvania, and Catherine is no longer in their household.

End of story? I hope not - but that's all I know to date. Here's to discovering more!


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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Book Of The Week: A History of Cleveland, Ohio, Volume 1



A History of Cleveland, Ohio, Volume 1
Samuel Peter Orth
S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1910 - Cleveland (Ohio)





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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Video Of The Week: Tracing your British and Irish ancestors with James Tanner

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!






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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Janet Mackie and George Crichton

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

57 Janet Mackie (Margaret - 19, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born August 7th 1837



married March 18th 1869



George Crichton  born 1841



child of this union:

i. Helen Crichton b. 5/2/1870



note: Generation Four was (mostly) still living when the Original Tree was created.

~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harrison "Harry" Faulkner {Gen 3}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Harrison "Harry" Faulkner (James, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, sometime between 1825 and 1829, to parents Col James Faulkner and his wife Martha McBride.

Harrison married 'Miss' Jennie Whitford May 1st 1856 in Grass Lake, Jackson Co, Michigan.

Shortly after the marriage the couple relocated to Faribault, Minnesota.

The couple had three sons together:
  • Arthur Edward Faulkner b. 2/1859 d. 8/21/1923 m. Ellen Lumley no issue
  • Lloyd Anson Faulkner b. 9/30/1862 d. 12/18/1933 m. Anna O'Connell
  • Louis Nelson Faulkner b. abt 1864 d. 8/31/1920 never married

Turns out 'Miss' Whitford was actually the former Mrs Daniel Nichols and already had a 6 year old son, James, at the time of her marriage to Harrison. The boy lived with his mother and step father, relocating to Minnesota with the family.

On May 29th 1878 Mrs Jennie Faulkner was granted a divorce from her husband.

Harrison's exact age/birthdate remain uncertain. The available census records put his date of birth anywhere between 1825 and 1831. His obituary claims he was 80 years old when he died.

Harrison lived the remainder of his life in Minnesota, always near his ex-wife and sons. He was a carpenter by trade and made fine furniture. His obituary states that he also studied medicine, was a railroad fireman and worked in the lead mines in Galena, IL. Whether this is a case of 'tall tales' or the truth, remains to be seen. Other statements made in the obituary have been proved false.

At any rate, it seems Harrison lived a colorful life.

Harrison Faulkner died September 3rd 1905. He is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Rice Co, MN in an unmarked grave.


Obituary - Rice County Journal:  "The late Harrison Faulkner, whose funeral took place in Faribault Wednesday afternoon, came of a family with some distinguished members. His great grandfather, who was of Scotch lineage, immigrated to what was in his time the colony of New York, early in the eighteenth century. James Faulkner, father of Harrison Faulkner, settled in Michigan 1833, on a tract of land where he spent the remainder of his days, near Grass Lake. He had been a colonel in the war of 1812, and was at one time in command of Staten Island, N.Y. before moving to Michigan.

Col. Faulkner lived for a time in Tennessee(*), and was owner of a large plantation, and of a good many slaves, but when he removed to Michigan he took only a few slaves with him, whom he freed soon after. They would not leave their old "massa." 

Harrison Faulkner was born in Goshen, Orange co., N.Y., in 1825. He studied medicine for two years, but gave up that profession. Working on a railroad, he was the first fireman on the Michigan central railroad. Then he went to the lead mines at Galena, Ill., and remained there a number of years. In 1855 Mr. Faulkner married Miss. Jennie Whitford, and in 1856 he came to Minnesota, being one of the first settlers of Faribault, as his grandfather had been one of the early settlers in New York, and his father one of the early settlers of Michigan.

Mr. Faulkner for a time followed the trade of carpenter in this city. He was a man of honest, upright character in all his dealings. he was well educated, as were all his brothers and a pleasing gentleman to converse with, having seen much, and observed and thought much about what he had seen. He will be missed not only by his family, but by the early settlers of the city.

Mr. Faulkner leaves three sons; Arthur E. of St. Paul; Dr. Lloyd A. of Lonsdale, and Louis N. of New York City. Louis Faulkner is a distinguished stone carver, having been an instructor of the Armour Industrial school in Chicago, and employed in work on some of the finest mansions in the east.

Harrison Faulkner was the last of his family - all his brothers and sisters having preceded him to the grave, at advanced ages." 

NEWSPAPER CLIPPING: "13/sep/1905--the funeral of Harrison Faulkner was held from the cathedral at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Rev. A. R. Hill officiating. The pallbearers were Alex Smith, Cap. Cavanaugh, H. P. Sime, Judge Turner, M. B. Haskell, William Wachlin, and George Dandelet. The interment was made in Maple Lawn. Mr. Faulkner was an early settler in this city but of late years has resident in Lonsdale. No man was held in higher respect by his friends. Mr. Faulkner died at the advanced age of 80."

(*)NOTE: there has been no evidence found that Harrison's father James ever lived in Tennessee or owned slaves. The family migrated directly from New York to Michigan in 1834. Historically, the family never owned slaves.

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