Saturday, April 21, 2018

Book Of The Week: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial



New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial:
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 4

William Richard Cutter

Lewis historical publishing Company, 1914 - New England - 2149 pages




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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harriet Crawford {Gen 4}


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


Harriet Crawford (James Crawford, Mary, Samuel, William) was born in Orange Co, New York in 1830, to parents James H Crawford and Catherine W Bull.

Harriet married William McKeag (1825-1909) about 1854 most likely in Orange Co, New York, but possibly in New York City.

The couple had at least nine children:
  • William Crawford McKeag b. 15 Apr 1855 d. 11 Nov 1891 never married
  • James Harvey McKeag b. 5 Feb 1857 d. 28 Feb 1938 never married
  • Harriet McKeag b. 22 Apr 1859 d. 16 Jan 1919 never married
  • Mary Estelle McKeag b. 18 Dec 1861 d. Aug 1928 never married
  • Arthur McKeag b. 4 Jan 1863 d. UNK 
  • Charles McKeag b. 21 Oct 1864 d. 22 Aug 1931 never married
  • David Prescott McKeag b. 26 Jun 1866 d. Feb 1867 in infancy
  • Catherine McKeag b. 26 Apr 1868 d. Jan 1949 never married
  • Alice McKeag b. Oct 1871 d. 23 Sep 1931 never married


William was a lawyer in New York City. All the children were born in Brooklyn, New York and baptized at the Manhattan Church, in Brooklyn, NY.

Harriet Crawford McKeag died in early May 1875 at the age of 45. She left behind at least seven children ranging in age from 20 years to 5 years. Harriet is buried at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Manhattan.

William McKeag never remarried. All of the couple's children remained at home throughout their adult life and interestingly, not one of them married. I do not know what happened to son Arthur, it's possible he died in infancy.

William McKeag died December 1st 1909 and is buried in the Green-Wood Cemetery with Harriet and all of their children.


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Book Of The Week: Genealogical and Family History of Western New York


Genealogical and Family History of 
Western New York:
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Volume 3

William Richard Cutter

Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912 - New York (State)



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Video Of The Week: Breaking down Brick Walls using Triangulation (Maurice Gleeson)

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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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary E Crawford {Gen 4}


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


Mary E Crawford (James Crawford, Mary, Samuel, William) was born in Orange Co, New York between 1821 and 1825, to parents James H Crawford and Catherine W Bull.

Mary married Cornelius Decker (1821-1862) about 1845 most likely in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least three children:

  • William Crawford Decker b. 1848 d. UNK
  • James H Decker b. UNK d. Mar 1847
  • Laura Augusta Decker b. UNK d. Jun 1851

This is one confusing family group! There were at least two Cornelius Deckers of the same age living in the same town at the same time, both with sons named William. One married Mary E, one married Jane E. At any rate, Cornelius Decker, son of Cornelius Decker, married Mary E Crawford, daughter of James and Catherine Bull Crawford. Two of the children, James and Laura, died in infancy and never appeared on a census.

Mary E Crawford Decker died December 28th 1851, several months after the death of her infant daughter. She was 27 years old. Mary was first buried in the Decker family plot on the Decker family farm, later she was moved to the Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

Cornelius Decker married second, Mary Bull, and had two more children with her before his death on December 9th 1862. Cornelius was 41 years old. He was first buried in the Decker family plot, then moved to Riverside Cemetery.


There seems to be quite a bit of conflicting information out there regarding this family. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Video Of The Week: What's in that Pile? Organization for the Disorganized Genealogist - Jam...

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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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Bertha M Wells {Gen 4}


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


Bertha M Wells (Catherine Jane, Joseph, James, William) was born in Pennsylvania in May 1864, to parents Catherine Jane Faulkner and John W Wells.

Bertha married John F Wheeler (1858-1939) in 1886, most likely in Pennsylvania.

The couple had at least three children:

  • Catherine Wheeler b. 12 Nov 1893 d. 1968 never married
  • Paul Wheeler b. 18 May 1896 d. 2 Apr 1954 never married 
  • Malcolm Wells Wheeler b. 7 Apr 1904 d. 1990 m. Beatrice Pearce

John Wheeler was a banker in Carbondale, PA. Bertha was a housewife. 

John Wheeler died April 2nd 1939 and is buried in the Canaan Corners Cemetery in Wayne Co, PA. 

Bertha M Wells Wheeler died February 18th 1949 and is buried alongside her husband. 



Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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