Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Esther M Lipsett {Gen 4}



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

Esther M Lipsett (Mary Ann Morrison, Esther, William, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, December 29th 1831, to parents Mary Ann Morrison and Robert Lipsett.

Esther married James Vessey (1801-1894) about 1865 most likely in Orange Co, New York.

The couple has at least one child:
  • Robert Russell Vessey b. 21 Jan 1866 d. 8 Mar 1943 m. Harriet L Smeaton

This was a second marriage for James Vessey. He was about 65 when the couple married. James was born in England about 1801 and became naturalized on 4 Oct 1856 at the Court of Common Pleas, New York County. A man named James Russell of Brooklyn, NY was the witness. James' first wife, Mary Ann, died in November 1857. James had three daughters with his first wife, all grown by the time he started his second family.

James was a druggist by profession, Esther kept house. The family lived in New York City.

Esther M Lipsett Vessey died December 8th 1893 and is buried in the Goodwill Presbeterian Churchyard in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

James Vessey died the following year, at the age of 93, while residing in the Home for Old Men and Aged Couples. He is buried in St Michael's Cemetery in Queens, New York.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Frederick J Faulkner {Gen 4}



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

Frederick Jackson Faulkner (Nelson, John M, Samuel, William) was born in Tioga Co, New York, April 13th 1879, to parents Nelson Faulkner and Martha Shaw.

Frederick married Claire Edith Hanna (1880-1952) December 28th 1909 in Lock Haven, Clinton Co, Pennsylvania.

The couple had at least three children:

  • Louise Viola Faulkner b. 29 Jan 1911 d. 12 Dec 2001 never married
  • Madelyn M Faulkner b. 17 May 1913 d. Jul 1973 m. George C Shaffer no issue
  • Freda Claire Faulkner b.  2 Apr 1920 d. 2001 never married

Frederick was born in Tioga Co, New York and moved with his family to Pennsylvania when he was one year old. 

Fred worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad his entire life. He had an 8th grade education. He was drafted in both WWI and WWII but I am unsure whether he saw combat. 

The couple made their home in Clinton Co, PA, first in Renovo and later in Lock Haven.

Claire Edith Hanna Faulkner, a diabetic, died February 23rd 1952 at the age of 71. She is buried in Flemington Cemetery in Flemington, Clinton Co, PA.

Frederick J Faulkner died March 11th 1956 of Pancreatic Cancer. He was 76 years old. Fred is buried in Flemington Cemetery alongside his wife.



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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Book Of The Week: Pilgrim Notes and Queries


Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 
Volume 2

George Ernest Bowman
1914 - Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)




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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Myrtle V Faulkner {Gen 4}



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

Myrtle V Faulkner (Nelson, John M, Samuel, William) was born in Tioga Center, Tioga Co, New York, May 29th 1877, to parents Nelson Faulkner and Martha Shaw.

Myrtle married Daniel W Knarr (1873-1945) on March 4th 1895 in Clinton Co, Pennsylvania.

The couple had nine children:

  • Martha L Knarr b. 6 Oct 1895 d. 16 Dec 1977 m. (1)Allen Biddle (2)Russell H Kunes (3)William F Barner
  • Henry N Knarr b. 8 Oct 1897 d. 3 Sep 1959 m. Mary E Collins
  • Esther I Knarr b. 4 Apr 1899 d. 12 Nov 1899 in infancy
  • Frederick M Knarr b. 26 Apr 1902 d. 3 May 1952 m. (1)Catherine A Sprucebank (2)Martha LNU
  • Stella B Knarr b. 17 Mar 1903 d. 14 Nov 1966 m. Christian Reeder
  • Harry T Knarr b. 11 Mar 1906 d. 7 Aug 1971 m. (1) Mary C MacCollum (2)Margaret R Conklin
  • Earle E Knarr b. 1 Jun 1907 d. 28 Aug 1907 in infancy
  • George W Knarr b. 12 Sep 1908 d. 3 Jun 1984 m. Margaret E LaVanture
  • James P Knarr b. 24 Jan 1911 d. 1 May 2001 m. Beverly C Evan

Myrtle was born in Tioga County, New York and moved with her family to Clearfield Co, Pennsylvania when she was 3 years old.

Myrtle was a housewife and mother, her husband Daniel worked for the railroad in various capacities his whole life. The family lived mostly in Clinton Co, PA but moved for a brief time around 1910 to Westmoreland Co, PA.

The family was of the Methodist faith.

Myrtle V Faulkner Knarr died September 29th 1923 of Lethargic Encephalitis. She was 46 years old.  She is buried in Flemington Cemetery in Flemington, PA.

Daniel W Knarr died October 20th 1945 of Pneumonia. He was 72 years old. He is buried alongside his wife in Flemington Cemetery.


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Book Of The Week: The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass



The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass

William Bradford Browne
publisher not identified, 1916 - Duxbury (Mass.) - 25 pages




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