Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Eliza Jane Morrison {Gen 4}



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

Eliza Jane Morrison (Gwyn Morrison, Esther, William, William) was born in Grimes Co, Texas, June 26th 1840, to parents Gwyn Morrison and Sarah Ann Roberts.

Eliza married George W Keyser (1839-1904) on September 10th 1865 in Grimes Co, Texas.

The couple had six children:

  • George Gwyn Keyser b. 29 May 1870 d. 27 Dec 1944 m. Emma C Tonn
  • William Benjamin Keyser b. 19 Jul 1877 d. 16 Dec 1940 m. Annie Greenwood
  • Oran Keyser Sr. b. 1 Jul 1882 d. 24 Mar 1959 m. Nettie L Peoples
  • UNK Child 1 reported on 1900 US Census; died in infancy
  • UNK Child 2 reported on 1900 US Census; died in infancy
  • UNK Child 3 reported on 1900 US Census; died in infancy

George was a farmer, Eliza kept house. Eliza reported that she gave birth to six children, only three were still living in 1900. There is a memorial in Stoneham Cemetery in Grimes Co, Texas for the "children of G W and E J Keyser".

George W Keyser died August 25th 1904 at the age of 64. He is buried in the Stoneham Cemetery in Grimes Co, Texas.

Eliza Jane Morrison Keyser died July 3rd 1915 at the age of 75. She is buried in the Stoneham Cemetery along side her husband and babies.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Sarah B Lipsett {Gen 4}



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

Sarah B Lipsett (Mary Ann Morrison, Esther, William, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, about 1840, to parents Mary Ann Morrison and Robert Lipsett.

Sarah married Daniel W Smith (1836-1871) about 1863 most likely in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least two children:

  • Mary R Smith b. abt 1864 d. bef 1940 never married
  • Dana Lulu Smith b. 15 Aug 1867 d. 19 Nov 1888 never married

Daniel was a dry goods wholesaler, Sarah a homemaker. The family lived in New York City until the death of Daniel, at age 35. After her husband's death Sarah and the children returned to Montgomery, Orange Co, New York and lived with Sarah's parents.

Daniel W Smith died November 5th 1871 and is buried in the Goodwill Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

Sarah B Lipsett Smith never remarried. She died December 25th 1927 at the age of 87. She is buried in Goodwill Presbyterian Church Cemetery alongside her husband.

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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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