Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Eliza McGowan {Gen 5}



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



Mary Eliza McGowan (Priscilla, John, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, April 6th, 1836, to parents Priscilla Faulkner and Benjamin McGowan.

Mary married Johannes L Deyo (1825-1862) September 12th 1855 in New Prospect, Ocean Co, New York.

The couple had two children:

  • Daniel Deyo b. 1856 d. 1859 in infancy
  • Arabella McGowan Deyo b. 1860 d. 1860 at birth

Not much is know of this family group. The children died young, as did Johannes.

Johannes L Deyo died in June 1862 at the age of 36. He is buried in the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery in Pine Bush, Ulster Co, New York.

Mary Eliza McGowan Deyo remained a widow for the rest of her life, running a boarding house to support herself. Mary died February 8th 1911 at the age of 74. She is buried in the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery in Pine Bush, Ulster Co, New York along side her husband and their children.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Sarah Jane McGowan {Gen 5}




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

Sarah Jane McGowan (Priscilla, John, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, October 21st, 1823, to parents Priscilla Faulkner and Benjamin McGowan.

Sarah married James Van Keuren (1806-1884) about 1843 most likely in Ulster Co, New York.

The couple had at least 12 children:

  • Mary Jane Van Keuren b. 24 Mar 1844 d. UNK
  • Anna Catherine Van Keuren b. Jul 1845 d. BEF 1850 in childhood
  • Christina J Van Keuren b. Jul 1845 d. 5 Jul 1922 m. Herman Crans no issue
  • Eugenia Van Keuren b. 15 Dec 1846 d. BEF 1920 m. William A Heath
  • Anna Louisa Van Keuren b. abt 1848 d. 26 Feb 1928 never married
  • Ann Margaret Van Keuren b. 1 Feb 1850 d. 1927 m. Hugh Muir no issue
  • John Fowler Van Keuren b. 24 Aug 1853 d. 17 Aug 1858 in childhood
  • Sarah Elizabeth Van Keuren b. 15 Apr 1856 d. 26 Mar 1910 never married
  • Emma Catherine Van Keuren b. 25 Jan 1859 d. 1923 m. James H Boyce
  • James Hazel Van Keuren b. 28 Jan 1861 d. 1941 m. Gertrude S LNU no issue
  • William Van Keuren b. 11 Aug 1863 d. 19 Apr 1938 m. Clara LNU
  • Ella Ettie Van Keuren b. 27 Jul 1866 d. 30 May 1934 m. Thomas S Elder

James was a bachelor farmer when he married Sarah Jane. She was 20 years old, he was 37. The family attended the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church in Pine Bush, Ulster Co, New York. 

James Van Keuren died March 8th 1844. He was 77 years old. He is buried in the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery in Pine Bush, Ulster Co, New York.

Sarah Jame McGowan Van Keuren died April 13th 1895 at the age of 71. She is buried alongside her husband in the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery. Many of their children are buried there as well.



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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harrison S McBride {Gen 4}



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

Harrison S McBride (Levi McBride, Susan, William, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, March 4th 1848, to parents Levi McBride and Hannah S Millspaugh.

Harrison Married Elizabeth H LNU about 1877 most likely in Orange Co, New York.


The couple had at least three children:

  • William Harrison McBride Sr. b. 2 Apr 1878 d. 22 Nov 1961 m. Catherine Stipe
  • Levi McBride b. 3 Aug 1882 d. Jul 1963
  • Edward "Eddie" McBride b. 1884 d. UNK


Very little is known of this family. In 1880, Harrison and Elizabeth were living in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York. William was not listed as living with them. By 1888 the three children, William, Levi and little Eddie were living in the Orange County Poor House with a notation that they had been residing at the Children's Home in Middletown. Elizabeth was admitted to the same Poor House in 1890. Harrison was listed as being "Intemperate".

Harrison's mother passed away in 1893 and Harrison was essentially disowned by her last wishes "It being my intention to make my son Melancton my sole heir or devisee to the exclusion of my son Harrison S and his descendants."

The whereabouts of the family, with the exception of son William, remain unknown. There was a "Harry" McBride listed in the New York Death Index, living in Newburgh, Orange Co, who passed in 1938. I can find no further information.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | William G Morrison {Gen 4}



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

William Gwyn Morrison (Gwyn Morrison, Esther, William, William) was born in Grimes Co, Texas, October 5th 1861, to parents Gwyn Morrison and Sarah Ann Roberts.

William married Anna Kelley about 1902 most likely in Waller Co, Texas.

The couple has one child:

  • Isabella Morrison b. 9 Aug 1904 d. 4 Apr 1982 m. Luther A Bradbury no issue


Before marriage William served in the U S Military. He was a Commissioned Officer, ranked 1st Lieutenant, in the 16th Infantry, Company "B" stationed at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas. He married later in life to a woman almost 20 years his junior. By the time William married he had settled down as a farmer and rancher in Waller Co, Texas. He also worked for a time as an assistant cashier in  the banking industry.

William Gwyn Morrison died June 11th 1924 of a heart condition. He was 62 years old. William is buried in Hempstead Cemetery in Hempstead, Waller Co, Texas.

Anna Kelley Morrison never remarried. She lived as a widow for her remaining long life. She died February 28th 1968 at the age of 89. Anna is buried alongside her husband in Hempstead Cemetery. 


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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Susan C Morrison {Gen 4}



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

Susan C Morrison (Gwyn Morrison, Esther, William, William) was born in Grimes Co, Texas, mid August 1849, to parents Gwyn Morrison and Sarah Ann Roberts.

Susan married John F Whiteside (1848-1896) November 1st 1871 in Grimes Co, Texas.

The couple had at least 3 children:

  • Anna E Whiteside b. 25 Feb 1874 d. 20 Aug 1942 m. (1)William F Duer (2) C. Cleveland
  • John H Whiteside b. 20 Dec 1875 d. 1 Apr 1880 in childhood
  • Frank G Whiteside b. 7 Feb 1888 d. 21 Apr 1968 m. May Belle Massey


John Whiteside was a farmer and rancher in Brazoria Co, Texas. Susan was a farmer's wife. Not much is know of this family, their first two children were born shortly after their marriage, the third known child was born 13 years later. There may have been more children born to this couple. John's will listed two living children.

Susan Morrison Whiteside died January 27th 1893 at the age of 43. Her youngest child, Frank, was just 5 years old. She is buried in Hempstead Cemetery in Hempstead, Waller Co, Texas.

John Whiteside died 3 years later on  January 12th 1896 at the age of 48. John is buried alongside his wife in the Hempstead Cemetery. 

Frank G Whiteside was sent to live with his uncle James Whiteside and family.



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