Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Abram Vail Boak {Gen 5}



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



Abram Vail Boak  (James Faulkner Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) was born in Middletown, Orange Co, New York, October 20th, 1849, to parents James Faulkner Boak and Martha Coleman Vail.

Abram married Frances Mary Bruster (1853-1917) (Gen 6) (James Bruster, Mary Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) January 16th 1878 in Middletown, Orange Co, New York. Frances (Fannie) was the daughter of James Bruster, Abram's first cousin. Abram and Frances were first cousins, once removed.

The couple had three children: all born Middletown, Orange Co, New York

  • Frances Brewster Boak b. Jan 1879 d. 1956 m. Laurent Heaton
  • Martha Eleanor Boak b. 30 May 1880 d. 11 May 1966 m. Francis S Smithers Jr
  • Ada Lynda Boak b. 2 Feb 1890 d. 2 Jul 1987 m. (1)Henry Taylor Moore no issue (2)John Chase Reddington no issue


Abram was in the real estate business in Middletown and the surrounding areas of Orange Co, New York. He was self employed, running his own business for over 30 years. He owned many parcels of land in the town of Middletown, New York.

Frances Bruster Boak "Fannie" was a popular and well-known woman. She was a member of the D.A.R. and was active in her church, Grace Episcopal. Fannie died suddenly while on a trip to Prout's Neck, Maine, July 19th 1917. Fannie was 64 years old. She is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Scotchtown, Orange Co, New York.

Abram Vail Boak died the following year, February 16th 1918 at his home in Middletown. He was 68 years old. Abram is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Scotchtown, Orange Co, New York, alongside his wife.


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Angeline Bruster {Gen 5}



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



Angeline Bruster  (Mary Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, February 1st, 1828, to parents Mary Boak and John Everett Bruster.

Angeline married Eli Horton Young (1829-1876) about 1852, most likely in Orange Co, New York.


The couple had at least three children: all born Lamoine, McDonough Co, Illinois

  • Mary C Young b. Abt 1854 d. UNK
  • Moses Everett Young b. 9 Apr 1856 d. 12 Mar 1948 m. (1)Mary Belle Gilles (2)Luna Gilbert
  • Lewis Bruster Young b. 10 Dec 1860 d. 11 Sep 1947 m. (1)Nettie Fitzgerald (2)Marie C Baker

Eli was born in Orange Co, New York and was a farmer and a merchant in Lamoine, Illinois.

Eli Horton Young died July 20th 1876, he was only 47 years old. Eli is buried in Rosemont Cemetery, Plymouth, Hancock Co, Illinois. 

Angeline appears to have remained a widow, residing in the family home for a time, then removing to Reno Co, Kansas with her son Lewis. Angeline disappeared before 1900, perhaps she remarried?

Angeline Bruster Young died January 6th 1910, location unknown, she was 81 years old. Angeline is buried in Rosemont Cemetery, Plymouth, Hancock Co, Illinois alongside her husband. 


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James Bruster {Gen 5}



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



James Bruster  (Mary Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, August 17th, 1825, to parents Mary Boak and John Everett Bruster.

James married Eleanor Walker Johnson (1829-1887) about 1852, most likely in Baltimore, Maryland.

The couple had at least three children: all born Baltimore

  • Frances Mary Bruster b. 18 Mar 1853 d. 19 Jul 1917 m. Abram Vail Boak 
  • Eleanor Johnson Bruster b. 19 Dec 1854 d. Apr 1939 m. Henry C Cromwell no issue
  • Angelyn Bruster b. Feb 1856 d. 22 Feb 1944 m. Henry W Wiggins


James migrated to Maryland prior to his marriage, sometime around 1850. He appears to have been in the agricultural implements business. He was listed as registered for the draft in 1863, but I do not think he served. 

James Bruster died July 29th 1870 "in the 45th year of his life" according to his headstone. James is buried in the St Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery in Owings Mills, Baltimore Co, Maryland.

Eleanor Walker Johnson Bruster died February 28th 1887 at the age of 58. Eleanor is buried in the St Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery in Owings Mills, Baltimore Co, Maryland, alongside her husband.

 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James Clark Boak {Gen 5}



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



James Clark Boak  (John Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, October 7th, 1828, to parents John Boak and Maria Clark.

James married Mary Emily Barton about December 28th 1854, most likely in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York.


The couple had three children: all born Elmira, New York

  • Caroline "Carrie" M Boak b. 10 Mar 1857 d. 11 Jan 1946 m. William H Peters
  • John Boak b. 3 Aug 1859 d. 2 Aug 1861 died in infancy
  • James Lewis Boak b. 11 Jul 1867 d. 19 Nov 1941 m. Louise F "Fannie" Bennett


James worked as yardmaster for the Erie Railroad for most of his life. When his health began to fail he went into the grocery business and ran a retail grocery business in Elmira for six years. He was a member of the Elmira Lodge No 150 AOUW. 

James Clark Boak died of chronic bronchial catarrh on September 13th 1898 at the age of 69. James is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York.

Mary Emily Barton Boak lived just 3 more years, following her husband in death on April 17th 1901. Mary died of stroke of paralysis, she was 69 years old. Mary Emily is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery alongside her husband and two of her children.


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Ann Boak {Gen 5}



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



Mary Ann Boak  (John Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, June 28th, 1825, to parents John Boak and Maria Clark.

Mary Ann married Norman Randall Norton (1816-1883) on February 17th 1848, most likely in Orange Co., New York but possibly in Chemung Co., New York.

The couple had at least six children: all born Elmira, Chemung Co., New York

  • Mary Emily Norton b. 26 Apr 1849 d.17 Jan 1922 never married
  • Caroline C Norton b. May 1851 d. 22 Sep 1916 m. Frank K Gould
  • Hannah M Norton b. 2 Nov 1853 d. 27 Jan 1934 never married
  • Grace D Norton b. 1 Apr 1856 d. 11 Aug 1931 never married
  • Frances K Norton b. 1865 d. 21 Mar 1929 never married
  • Flora W Norton b. 1866 d. BEF 1870 in infancy

I suspect there may have been more children, there is a gap of almost 10 years between the 4th and 5th known children. 

Norman Randall (N R) was employed by the Elmira Roller Mill. 

Mary Ann Boak Norton never lived to see her children grown or her daughter Carolina marry. Mary Ann died January 26th 1869 at the age of 43. Cause of death is currently unknown. Mary Ann is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York.

Norman Randall Nelson lived another thirteen years, remaining a widower. He died November 5th 1883 at the age of 66. Norman Randall is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York along side his wife and several children.

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