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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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Anna Catherine McGowan {Gen 5}



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



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

Anna married Alzamora Woolsey (1835-1898) February 7th 1860 in New Prospect, Ocean Co, New York.

The couple had at least one child:

  • Alzamora Woolsey, Jr b. Aug 1868 d. 10 May 1926 m. Anna Thompson

Alzamora Sr was a steamboat captain, perhaps on one of the great steamboats that sailed the Hudson River. Later he became a manager of a brickyard. The family belonged to the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church. 

Alzamora Woolsey Sr. died October 18th 1898 he is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, Orange Co, New York. He was 63 years old.

Anna Woolsey received the family house upon her husband,s death. She lived as a widow the remainder of her life. Anna was preceded in death by her only son, Alzamora Jr.

Anna Catherine McGowan Woolsey died on June 9th 1929 at the age of 88. She is buried in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, Orange Co, New York, alongside her husband, son and assorted grandchildren.


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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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