Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Roswell D Hagerman {Gen 4}


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


Roswell D Hagerman (Eliza Marie, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Monroe Twp., Kosciusko Co, Indiana, June 1st 1854, to parents Eliza Marie Faulkner and Jacob Hagerman.

Roswell married Carrie A Hamilton on March 25th 1879 in Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas.

The couple had five children:

  • Edward Hagerman b. 10 Jun 1880 d. 5 Jul 1880
  • Arthur F Hagerman b. 19 Jul 1881 d. 17 Nov 1963 m. Emily Landauer
  • Clara Ellen Hagerman b. 31 Dec 1883 d. 18 Feb 1970 never married
  • Theodore C Hagerman b. 29 Jan 1886 d. 18 Jan 1966 m. Bernice M Richel
  • Susan S Hagerman b. 17 Nov 1893 d. 21 Apr 1963 m. James H Foster

Roswell was a dairy farmer in Mount Pleasant, Kansas. He sold butter, grew corn and wheat, and had a peach orchard. In 1888 he was appointed to Postmaster in Hudson, located in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory  on the border of what is now Kansas and Oklahoma. Roswell held that position until 1896, when his wife died.

Carrie Hamilton Hagerman died just 2 years after the birth of her youngest daughter, on January 22nd 1896 in Centralia, Oklahoma. Carrie was 34 years old. She is buried in Ellis Cemetery in Labette Co, Kansas.

Roswell Hagerman remained in Oklahoma and raised his children while farming on rented land.

Roswell D Hagerman died on December 4th 1915 at the age of 61. He is buried in Ellis Cemetery in Labette Co, Kansas alongside his wife. 



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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Book Of The Week: An Illustrated History of Lyon County, Minnesota



An Illustrated History of
Lyon County, Minnesota

Arthur P. Rose


Northern History Publishing Company, 1912 -
Lyon County (Minn.) - 616 pages



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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Emma Ryan {Gen 4}


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


Emma Ryan (Esther Ann, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Kosciusko Co, Indiana April 12th 1865, to parents Esther Ann Faulkner and James Ryan.

Emma married Wilson E Thrush (1863-1940) on April 5th 1890 in Kosciusko Co, Indiana.

The couple had one child:

  • Harry A Thrush b. 11 Sep 1891 d. 17 Oct 1912 never married

Wilson was a blacksmith by trade, Emma was a stay at home wife who may have been sickly.

Emma Ryan Thrush died on October 4th 1910 of uremic poisoning - kidney failure. She was 45 years old. She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Kosciusko Co, IN.

Wilson married for a second time in 1911, the widow Etta Belle Oakley nee Shaffer.

The following fall Emma and Wilson's only child, Harry, was killed in a mining accident in Butte, Montana. He is buried next to his mother in Oakwood Cemetery.

Wilson E Thrush lived to be 77 years old, he died December 7th 1940 and is buried with both of his wives and his son in  Oakwood Cemetery.


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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Book Of The Week: An illustrated history of the counties of Rock and Pipestone, Minnesota



An illustrated history 
of the counties of 
Rock and Pipestone, Minnesota

Arthur P. Rose

Northern History Publishing Company, 1911 - 
Pipestone County (Minn.) - 802 pages



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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | John W Ryan {Gen 4}



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


John W Ryan (Esther Ann, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Kosciusko Co, Indiana June 5th 1859, to parents Esther Ann Faulkner and James Ryan.

John W married Mary J Ralston (1862-1938) on August 9th 1881 in Kosciusko Co, IN.

The couple had five children: all born Warsaw, Kosciusko Co, IN

  • Howard Ryan b. 12 Oct 1883 d. 7 May 1886
  • Albert John Ryan b. 23 May 1887 d. 13 Nov 1962 m. Jane L Kilkelly
  • Edna M Ryan b. 30 Mar 1889 d. 29 Dec 1973 m. (1) Arthur I Rentfrow (2) Herman Christianer
  • Ona Eliza Ryan b. 18 Jan 1893 d. 10 Oct 1944 m. Elmer H McCleary
  • Garrett Hobart Ryan b. 11 Aug 1896 d. 4 Jul 1968 m. (1) Erba Heeter no issue (2)Anna T Strand

John W held a variety of jobs in adulthood. Day labor, farm hand, laborer at a blacksmith shop and finally custodian at a city park. For a time he owned his own home and farm, later in life he was renting a home.

John W Ryan died on February 7th 1937 of a cerebral hemorrhage. At the time of death he was visiting his newly divorced daughter, Edna, in Anderson, Indiana. He was 77 years old.

John W Ryan is buried in Washington Union Twp Cemetery in Pierceton, Kosciusko Co IN.

Mary Ralston Ryan died the following February and is buried next to her husband in Washington Union Twp Cemetery. Mary was 76 years old.


Anyone with additional information on this family is encouraged to contact me.


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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Book Of The Week: Genealogical and Family History of the Wyoming & Lackawanna Valleys, PA


Genealogical and Family History
 of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys,
Pennsylvania,Volume 2

Horace Edwin Hayden, Alfred Hand, John Woolf Jordan
Lewis publishing Company, 1906 
Lackawanna County (Pa.)




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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Louisa Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


Louisa Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Monroe Twp, Kosciusko Co, Indiana June 23rd 1857, to parents Robert Nelson Faulkner and Julia Ann King.

Louisa married William J Klingel (1856-1936) in Kosciusko Co. Indiana on June 29th 1880.

The couple had three children:

  • Charles Frederick Klingel b. 23 Apr 1883 d. 31 Oct 1967 m. (1)Iva E Boggs (2) Lois LNU no issue
  • Ralph F Klingel b. 18 Apr 1888 d. 26 Nov 1973 m. Lois E Firestone
  • Julia Berneice Klingel b. 29 Mar 1890 d. 27 Oct 1968 m. Ralph W Bartol

Louisa, like most women of her generation, was a homemaker. Her husband William was self employed as a harness maker and ran his own shop. When he retired from his trade, either by age or by the popularity of the motor car, he did odd jobs to support himself and Louisa. 

William J Klingel died May 24th 1936 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN.

Louisa Faulkner Klingel followed her husband just 4 years later. Louisa died January 17th 1940 of Myocarditis and is buried alongside her husband in the Oakwood Cemetery. 



Anyone with additional information on this family is encouraged to contact me.


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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Book Of The Week: Old Fort Snelling, 1819-1858


Old Fort Snelling, 1819-1858
Marcus Lee Hansen
State Historical Society of Iowa, 1918
Fort Snelling (Minn.) - 270 pages




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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Rachel Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Rachel Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Monroe Twp, Kosciusko Co, Indiana about 1853, to parents Robert Nelson Faulkner and Julia Ann King.

Rachel married John O Kegg in Kosciusko Co on April 28th 1877.

The couple had two children:

  • Myrtle M Kegg b. 27 Apr 1881 d. 25 Oct 1970 m. Charles D Bridge
  • Elmer Chester Kegg b. 17 Feb 1884 d. 28 Jun 1969 never married

John Kegg was a blacksmith by trade, Rachel a housewife. 

Rachel died early in her life, passing away on April 11th 1889, leaving behind a husband and two young children. Rachel is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Kosciusko Co, Indiana. 

John remarried the following July. He wed Isabelle Alexander on July 19th 1890. John and Isabelle would have one child together, a daughter named Bertha Belle Kegg.

John O Kegg died in 1940 and is buried in the Grace Lawn Cemetery in Elkhart, Elkhart Co, Indiana.


Anyone with additional information on this family is encouraged to contact me.


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Book Of The Week: The Negro Trail Blazers of California



The Negro Trail Blazers of California
A Compilation of Records from the California Archives in the
 Bancroft Library at the University of California, in Berkeley; and
 from the Diaries, Old Papers, and Conversations of Old Pioneers in
 the State of California 

Delilah Leontium Beasley

Times Mirror printing and binding house, 1919 - African Americans - 317 pages





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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | John Wesley Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


John Wesley Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Monroe Twp, Kosciusko Co, Indiana September 7th 1850, to parents Robert Nelson Faulkner and Julia Ann King.

John W married Alice V Norris September 2nd 1874 in Kosciusko Co, Indiana.

The couple had five children: all born Kosciusko Co, IN

  • Lillie M Faulkner b. 28 May 1876 d. 29 Apr 1955 m. George Campbell no issue
  • Lura Olive Faulkner b. 30 Jul 1877 d. 2 Oct 1964 m. James R Winsley
  • Lulu Addie Faulkner b. 1 Aug 1879 d. 6 Sep 1905 m. George W Winsley
  • Loyal Clyde Faulkner b. 5 Aug 1883 d. 28 May 1968 m. Eva M Headlee
  • Lyman Mark Faulkner b. 16 Aug 1885 d. 19 Jan 1959 m. Fannie F Clover

John W Faulkner was a farmer in Kosciusko Co, Indiana his whole life. From "A standard history of Kosciusko County, Indiana" by Lemuel W. Royse: "John W. Faulkner. One of the enterprising and progressive men who are principally engaged in agricultural pursuits in Kosciusko County, John W. Faulkner brought to his calling excellent judgment and good business methods, and his labors have been crowned with success. He owns a good and well managed farm of 160 acres in Monroe Township, 3 1/2 miles south of Pierceton on rural route No. 2. 
  Mr. Faulkner was born in this township September 7, 1850, son of Nelson and Julia A. (King) Faulkner. His father was born in New York State and his mother in Ohio. Nelson Faulkner came to Indiana at the age of twenty-one, and became a resident of Kosciusko County. The King family came to the state in pioneer times and first located at Kendallville, and afterwards moved to Noble County, where they died. Nelson Faulkner and wife had six children, four of whom are still living: Barbara, wife of Mr. Hoagland, of Warsaw; John W; Louisa, wife of William Klingle; Hannah, wife of William Mounson; Rachel, who married John Kegg, and is now deceased; and Isaac N., deceased. 
  John W. Faulkner spent his early days on the old farm in Monroe Township, was educated in the common schools, and lived at home until his parents moved to Pierceton. On September 2, 1874, he married Miss Alice V. Norris.
  Mrs. Faulkner was born in Wabash County, Indiana, December 9, 1854, but was brought to Kosciusko County as a child by her parents, who located in Monroe Township. Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner have the following children living: Lilly M., wife of George W. Campbell; Lura 0., wife of James R. Winsley; Lula A., wife of George W. Winsley; Loyal C, who married Eva M. Headlee and lives on an adjoining farm ; and Lyman M., who married Fannie F. Clover and is a farmer in Monroe Township.
  The family are members of the Christian Church and Mr Faulkner is a Republican."

John W Faulkner died suddenly on December 27th 1936 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 86 years old. John is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Kosciusko Co, IN.

Alice V Norris Faulkner died November 1st 1941. She was 86 years old. She is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery alongside her husband.


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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Book Of The Week: A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California


A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of
 Representative Citizens of Northern California
Including Biographies of Many of Those who Have Passed Away

Standard Genealogical Publishing Company, 1901 - California - 831 pages




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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Barbara Ann Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Barbara Ann Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wabash Co, Indiana March 18th 1849, to parents Robert Nelson Faulkner and Julia Ann King.

Barbara married Jeremiah R Hoagland in Kosciusko Co, Indiana on September 27th 1866.

The couple had seven children: all born Kosciusko Co, IN

  • Lamora Hoagland b. 1 Nov 1867 d. 29 Sep 1947 m. John Rhodes
  • Edwin C Hoagland b. Sep 1869 d. 1936 m. (1) Laura M Lucas (2) Florence I Todd
  • Charles Hoagland b. 3 Mar 1873 d. 21 Feb 1941 m. Effie J Crouse
  • Grace D Hoagland b. 26 Jul 1979 d. 15 Dec 1949 m. Ancil L Sellers
  • Maude Hoagland b. 2 Sep 1880 d. 11 Feb 1963 m. (1) Arthur A Downing (2) Edward Flook
  • Arthur Hoagland b. Jul 1884 D. UNK
  • Lena F Hoagland b. 4 Sep 1892 d. 20 Sep 1943 m. Ralph R Whitney

Jeremiah Hoagland was a farmer in Kosciusko Co, Indiana. He served as a private in the Indiana Calvary during the Civil War. Upon completion of his service, Jeremiah married Barbara, thirteen years his junior, and the couple began their family.

Jeremiah Hoagland died July 12th 1906 and is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Kosciusko Co, IN. He left his widow a substantial farm and homestead. At the time he wrote his will his son Arthur had been "absent from home and unheard from" since about 1902.

Barbara Ann Faulkner Hoagland died October 16th 1918 an is buried alongside her husband in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Her will names her seven children, stating that son Arthur was still "absent from home and unheard from". 

I have yet to discover the whereabouts of Arthur.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Book Of The Week: Woman's Who's who of America



Woman's Who's who of America
A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women 
of the United States and Canada, 
1914-1915

John William Leonard

American Commonwealth Company, 1914 - Women - 961 pages



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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | George W Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


George W Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Cass Co, Michigan September 1st 1869, to parents Harrison Horton Faulkner and Alvina Akerly.

George married (1) Vinnie Reist (1876-1944) in Eden, Mason Co, MI February 1st 1893. He married (2) UNK (?-1918) about 1912 whereabouts unknown. He married (3) Bertha Merritt (1889-?) in Grand Rapids, MI September 21st 1920. He married (4) Anna Boom (1869-1933) in Grand Rapids, Kent Co, MI on April 27th 1922. He married (5) Dena H Speer (1883-1961) in Elkhart Co, IN January 25th 1934.

George and Vinnie had six children: all born Mason Co, MI

  • Florence Edith Faulkner b. 12 Nov 1893 d. 21 Jul 1916
  • Gladys Faulkner b. 1 May 1897 d. 1 Nov 1947 m. (1) Howard C Bright (2) Norman L Dewar
  • Pearl Ruth Faulkner b. Apr 1900 d. 1966 m. Glen H Tossey
  • Clifford Raymond Faulkner b. 27 May 1905 d. 20 Nov 1951 m. Agnes C Denhof
  • Willard R Faulkner b. 7 Feb 1910 d. 30 May 1976 m. Gertrude Veltmann
  • George Lyle Faulkner b. 1 Oct 1912 d. 6 Nov 1975 never married *

George had several professions in his lifetime. He was a railroad conductor during the time his children were young. Later he was a farmer and eventually became a salesman in the real estate industry.

George had trouble staying married. He claimed to have divorced Vinnie, wife #1, in 1911 which brings up the question of paternity with son George Lyle. He married briefly wife #2, who is as yet nameless and supposedly died in 1918 (according to George). George married for a third time Bertha Merritt a woman 20 years his junior. George and Bertha divorced four months later in January of 1921. George married a fourth time widow Anna (Boom) Tazlaar. They stayed married until Anna's death in 1933. George tried again, marrying for the fifth time widow Dena H (Speer) Stem. They remained married until George's death.

Vinnie herself was remarried twice. First in 1924 to David Sturtevant who deserted her shortly after the marriage. Vinnie filed for divorce in May 1926 and married again in June 1926 to Frank E Harkness. They remained married until Vinnie's death.

George W Faulkner died May 15th 1940 and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Marion, Osceola Co, MI with his daughter Florence.

Vinnie Reist Faulkner Sturtevant Harkness died Jan 25 1944 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Muskegon, Muskegon Co, MI alongside her husband Frank Harkness.


Anyone with further information on George W Faulkner is encouraged to contact me.


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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Book Of The Week: Illustrated History of McDonald County, Missouri



Illustrated History of McDonald County,
 Missouri
From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

J. A. Sturges
Books on Demand, 1897 - McDonald County (Mo.) - 344 pages


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Lucinda L Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


Lucinda Louise Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Cass Co, Michigan July 1st 1861, to parents Harrison Horton Faulkner and Mary Adams.

Lucinda married Henry Young (1852-1938) March 8th 1879 in Newberg, Cass Co, Michigan.

The couple had eight children: all born Mason Co, Michigan except Riley, born Cass Co, MI

  • Riley Earl Young b. 10 Oct 1883 d. 9 Nov 1951 m. Mary C Myers
  • Fannie Mae Young b. 15 Nov 1885 d. 24 Feb 1974 m. Charles E Hollingsworth
  • Ever Louis Young b. 5 Jul 1886 d. 11 Dec 1958 m. Ethel J Payne
  • Bertha Ann Young b. 18 Feb 1893 d. Aug 1957 m. Carl W Jones
  • Irma Viola Young b. 5 Jul 1895 d. 4 Nov 1952 m. (1) Carl Miller (2) Clarence Reiling
  • Della A Young b. 4 Jul 1897 d. 6 Jun 1994 m. Christian Arentzen no issue
  • Merle A Young b. 27 Oct 1899 d. 1 Nov 1923 
  • Etta Rena Young b. 25 Aug 1902 d. UNK m. William Blundell

Lucinda was the second child of Harrison Faulkner and Mary Adams, Harrison's second wife.

Lucinda and Henry lived in Cass Co, Michigan until late fall 1883, when Henry bought farm land in Mason Co, MI. The farm contained a small log cabin. Henry moved the family's household contents by wagon to their new home while Lucinda and infant son Riley took the train to Pentwater, MI, then  crossed the lake by ferry where Henry met them and took them to their new home.

Lucinda was a mid-wife and also was called upon to dress the dead for funerals.

Lucinda Faulkner Young died May 11th 1919 of organic heart disease. She was 57 years old.

Henry Young lived almost 20 years longer, following his wife to the grave on May 4th 1938. Henry died of cerebral hemorrhage and pneumonia. Henry was 85 years old. 

The couple and several of their children are buried in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery in Scottville, Mason Co, MI.



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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Book Of The Week: The Biographical Record of Jasper County, Missouri


The Biographical Record of 
Jasper County, Missouri

Malcolm G. McGregor

Lewis Publishing Company, 1901
Jasper County (Mo.) - 526 pages


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Charles Edwin Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


Charles Edwin Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York October 27th 1851, to parents Harrison Horton Faulkner and Susannah Prentiss.

Charles married Mary Poe (1845-1922) in Cass Co, Michigan in 1883.

The couple had one child:

  • Grace A E Faulkner b. 27 Feb 1884 d. 15 Apr 1913 m. Frank Fosdick no issue


Charles Edwin Faulkner was a farmer in Newburg, Cass Co, Michigan, on land originally deeded to his wife Mary from her grandfather. The area was known as Poe's Corner's. 

Charles Edwin Faulkner died August 29th 1910 in Cass Co, Michigan of carcinoma of the face. He was 58 years old. 

Mary Poe Faulkner outlived her husband and her daughter, she died May 15th 1922 in Cass Co, Michigan at the age of 76.

Both Charles and Mary are buried in the Poe Cemetery in Newburg, Cass Co, Michigan.


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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Henry County, Missouri



History of Henry County, Missouri

Uel W. Lamkin

Historical Publishing Company, 1919
 Henry County (Mo.) - 880 pages



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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Jane Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Mary Jane Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York on March 30th 1847, to parents Harrison Horton Faulkner and Susannah Prentiss.

Mary Jane married John H Masser (1844-1924) October 30th 1867 in St Joseph, Michigan.

The couple had at least two children:

  • Harry Alvin Masser b. 28 May 1873 d. 1941 m. Artemissa Bates
  • Olive Estelle Masser b. 25 Jan 1874 d. 31 May 1924 m. Christian C Peterson

John Masser was a farmer in St Joseph, Michigan, as was his father and brothers. Mary Jane had moved with her family to Michigan shortly after the death of her mother, she was seven years old.

Mary Jane Faulkner Masser died November 30th 1904 of mitral insufficiency. She was 57 years old. Mary Jane is buried in the Mount Ulysses Cemetery in Crystal Valley, Oceana Co, MI.

John H Masser lived another 20 years, remaining a widow until his death April 16th 1924. He is buried in the Mount Ulysses Cemetery with his wife. 



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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Southeast Missouri


History of Southeast Missouri
A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, 
Its People and Its Principal Interests, 
Volume 1

Robert Sidney Douglass
Lewis Publishing Company, 1912 - Missouri



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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Lydia A Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


Lydia A Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Monroe Co, New York October 30th 1844, to parents Harrison Horton Faulkner and Susannah Prentiss.

Lydia married Fernando Kinney (1843-1930) June 14th 1862 in Cass Co, Michigan.

The couple had five children: all born Cass Co, MI

  • Myrtie A "Nettie" Kinney b. Sep 1869 d. 1940 m. DeWitt C Gay
  • Anna Kinney b. 26 Jun 1864 d. bef 1880
  • Dollie E Kinney b. 17 Nov 1875 d. 25 Apr 1942 m. Arthur M Gay
  • Ola A Kinney b. 20 Oct 1881 d. 11 Aug 1901 m. George H Brown no issue
  • UFN Kinney b. UNK d. bef 1900

Lydia was the daughter of a physician, she married a farmer and lived the life of a farm wife. 

Lydia A Faulkner Kinney died August 11th 1901 of heart disease ans cirrhosis of the liver. She was 56 years old. Lydia is buried in the Mount Ulysses Cemetery in Crystal Valley, Oceana Co, Michigan.

Fernando Kinney married a second time the twice widowed Linn (Richards) Noble Carroll. 

Fernando Kinney died October 28th 1930 at the age of 87. He is buried in the Mount Ulysses Cemetery with his first wife and mother of his children, Lydia.



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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Book Of The Week: Historical Collections of Ohio



Historical Collections of Ohio
An Encyclopedia of the State, 
Volume 3

Henry Howe
H. Howe & son, 1891 - Ohio



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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Emsley L Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


Emsley L Faulkner (George W, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Indiana March 4th 1853, to parents George Washington Faulkner and Harriet Phoebe Smith.

Emsley married Christina E Nehm (1863-1913) March 25th 1880 in Pentwater, Oceana Co, Michigan.

The couple had two children:

  • Victor Faulkner b. 19 Dec 1880/81 d. 1 Sep 1966 m. Mattie Smith no issue
  • Lillian Faulkner b. 15 Feb 1884 d. 1 Sep 1960 m. Fred E Stebbins

Emsley was a farmer in Oceana Co, Michigan. He owned his own farm and appeared quite successful based on the 124 page Probate packet containing the documents necessary to settle his estate.

Emsley L Faulkner died suddenly on August 18th 1890 when a scaffold of grain fell on him, crushing him to death. He left behind his young wife and two small children. He was 37 years old. He is buried in the Pentwater Township Cemetery in Oceana Co, Michigan.

After the death of her husband Christina supported herself and her children first as a dressmaker and then as a laborer in a canning factory.

Christina E Nehm Faulkner died of consumption on March 27th 1913. Her death certificate states that she had been ill for at least two years but did not seek treatment, not believing in it. She was 49 years old. Christina is buried with her husband in the Pentwater Township Cemetery in Oceana Co, Michigan.


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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Erie County Ohio


History of Erie County Ohio
With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its
 Prominent Men and Pioneers

Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Company, publishers, 1889 - Erie County (Ohio) - 653 pages



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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | R N Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Rodolphus Nelson Faulkner "RN" (George W, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in
Bariboo, Wisconsin May 14th 1847, to parents George Washington Faulkner and Harriet Phoebe Smith.

RN married Addie Whitcomb (1853-1933) on December 25th 1872 in Pentwater, Oceana Co, Michigan.

The couple had three children:

  • FNU Faulkner b. abt 1873 d. bef 1900
  • Mertie Faulkner b. 10 Apr 1875 d. 22 Oct 1875
  • Raymond W Faulkner  b. 28 May 1877 d. 17 Apr 1961 m. Sadie R O'Neill

Rodolphus, know as "RN" studied business management in Chicago at Bryant and Stratton's Business College. After graduation he returned to his family home in Pentwater, Michigan; his family recently relocating there from Indiana. RN secured a job as a bookkeeper in a local store.

After marriage RN got into the food services/restaurant business, traveling to Los Angeles, CA in the early 1880's to operate a "coffee saloon". He returned to the Midwest in the 1890's running businesses in Chicago. By 1900 he was back in Michigan and employed as a merchants buyer. He seemed to move around a bit, in 1910 he was back living in Chicago and a restaurant caterer, then in 1920 in Michigan again and apparently retired. RN tried living in Los Angeles once again where he registered to vote in 1924.

Rodolphus Nelson Faulkner died in Charlevoix, Michigan on May 20th 1933. He was 86 years old. He is buried in the Brookside Cemetery in Charlevoix, MI.

Addie Whitcomb Faulkner died six months later, October 31st 1933, at the age of 80. She is buried in Brookside Cemetery alongside her husband.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Richland County, Ohio, from 1808 to 1908


History of Richland County, Ohio, 
from 1808 to 1908
Also Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 2

Abraham J. Baughman
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1908 - Richland County (Ohio) - 1175 pages





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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Clarence W Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Clarence W Faulkner (George W, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Indiana March 25th 1842, to parents George Washington Faulkner and Harriet Pheobe Smith.

Clarence married (1) Lovina Lansing (1848-1867) July 3rd 1866 in Chicago, IL (2) Ella A Stebbins (1850-1884) September 14th 1868 in Oceana Co, MI (3) Alice Sullivan (1845-1928) September 12th 1875 in Chicago, IL AND April 11th 1903 in Indiana.

Clarence and Lovina had one child born in Oceana Co, MI:

  • UFN Faulkner b. Oct 1867 d. UNK

Lovina died in childbirth October 6th 1867. It is not know whether the child survived. Lovina is buried in Pentwater Twp Cemetery in Pentwater, Oceana Co, Mi.

After a brief hiatus in Chicago, IL Clarence returned to Pentwater, MI and married for a second time.

Clarence and Ella had one child born in Jefferson Co, CO:

  • Clarence I Faulkner b. 25 Mar 1873 d. UNK m. Lena P Dickerson

Clarence and Ella got divorced shortly after the birth of their son and Clarence returned to Chicago, IL, where he married for a third time. Ella married Clark A Titus in 1882, having two more children with him. Ella died in childbirth Oct 2 1884 and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Boulder, CO.

Clarence and Alice had one child born Chicago IL:

  • Fred Faulkner b. 19 Jun 1868 d. 22 Sep 1935 never married

Clarence was in the grocery and restaurant business and traveled a lot. I can only speculate, but it is curious that his son Fred was born in 1868 (to his third wife) two months before Clarence married his second wife. Unless Fred is not Clarence's son, this is still a mystery needing to be solved.

Clarence's brother RN Faulkner was attending college in Chicago in 1867 and 1868.

Clarence may not have know about the birth of his son Fred before he married Ella. That marriage was short-lived and Clarence returned to Chicago to marry Fred's mother. The couple remained married, I presume, until Clarence's death March 25th 1926. Alice followed two years later on March 11th 1928. They are buried in the Westville Cemetery in LaPorte Co, IN with their son Fred.

I did find another marriage record for Clarence W Faulkner and Alice Faulkner in 1903 in Indiana ...... I don't know why. 


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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Book Of The Week: Biographical and historical memoirs of the early pioneer settlers of Ohio


Biographical and historical memoirs of the
 early pioneer settlers of Ohio:
with narratives of incidents and occurrences in 1775

Samuel Prescott Hildreth, Ephraim Cutler H. W. Derby
 1852 - Athens County (Ohio) - 539 pages



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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Sarah Maria Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Sarah Maria Faulkner (Samuel, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York October 25th 1851, to parents Samuel Faulkner and Elizabeth Ann Lyons.

Sarah married William D Watson (1845-1926) September 30th 1868 in Decatur Co, Indiana.

The couple had at least four children: all born Decatur Co, IN

  • Robert N Watson b. 25 Oct 1869 d. 1948 m. (1) Martha Haislup (2) Alice M King
  • Margaret Watson b. Feb 1872 d. UNK m. William F Miller
  • Della Watson b. 25 Sep 1876 d. 25 Nov 1946 m. Richard Kraning
  • Arthur Watson b. Oct 1879 D. UNK 

Sarah Faulkner and her family removed to Decatur Co, Indiana from their home in Wayne Co, New York shortly after the deaths of Sarah's brother, father and brother-in-law in several battles of the Civil War. Sarah was about 15 years old at the time. Her grandparents had removed to Indiana 15 years earlier.

Sarah met and married William Watson shortly after arriving in Indiana. Sarah was 16 at the time of the marriage, William was 23. William was a farm hand, a day laborer by trade. The couple resided in the home of their daughter Margaret and her husband for the last 20 years of their life.

Sarah Maria Faulkner Watson died July 30th 1919 at the age of 67. Sarah is buried in the Garland Brook Cemetery in Bartholomew Co, Indiana.

William Watson died seven years later, June 10th 1926, and is buried along side his wife in the Garland Brook Cemetery.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James William Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


James William Faulkner (Samuel, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York December 18th 1853, to parents Samuel Faulkner and Elizabeth Ann Lyons.

James married Hannah Louisa Smith (1857-1963) November 1st 1877 in Decatur Co, Indiana.

James and Hannah had at least 5 children: all born Decatur Co, Indiana

  • Flora Faulkner b. 30 Jun 1880 d. 8 Jan 1958 m. Clyde S Purvis
  • Roy Faulkner b. 6 Mar 1883 d. Jun 1969 m. Mary Howard
  • Charles E Faulkner b. 28 Jan 1888 d. 6 Mar 1972 m. Ruby F Jackson
  • Clarence Henry Faulkner b. 14 Feb 1894 d. 22 Dec 1967 m. Elizabeth Worrell
  • Harry Faulkner b. 16 May 1897 d. Jun 1968 m. Edna D Smith

James William (known as William) and his family removed to Decatur Co, Indiana from their home in Wayne Co, New York shortly after the deaths of William's brother, father and brother-in-law in several battles of the Civil War. William was about 12 years old at the time. His grandparents had removed to Indiana 15 years earlier.

William was a house builder/carpenter by trade.

James William Faulkner died December 3rd 1930 in Decatur Co, IN and is buried in the South Park Cemetery. William was 76 years old.

Hannah Louisa Smith Faulkner died March 6th 1963 and is buried in the Westport Cemetery in Decatur Co, IN. Hannah was 105 years old.



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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Eliza A Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


Eliza A Faulkner (Samuel, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York June 21st 1845, to parents Samuel Faulkner and Elizabeth Ann Lyons.

Eliza married (1) William Shepherdson (1825-1906) about 1864 most likely in Wayne Co, New York, but possibly in Decatur Co, Indiana. She married (2) Ezra Nay (1842-1914) February 14th 1909 in Marion, Indiana.

Eliza and William had at least four children: all born in Decatur Co, Indiana

  • Mary Shepherdson b. 28 Jul 1865 d. 24 Apr 1946 m. Z Taylor Stephens no issue
  • Emanuel Shepherdson b. 31 Aug 1867 d. 15 Nov 1916 m. Rhoda A Speece
  • Frank Shepherdson b. 6 Nov 1872 d. 17 Aug 1911 m. (1) Cora Biddle (2) Jessie R Madison
  • Leonard Shepherdson b. 23 Jan 1880 d. 22 Aug 1908 never married

Eliza and her family removed to Decatur Co, Indiana from their home in Wayne Co, New York shortly after the deaths of Eliza's brother, father and brother-in-law in several battles of the Civil War. Her grandparents had removed to Indiana 15 years earlier.

Eliza may have met William in Indiana or she may have know him from New York, regardless the children were all born in Decatur Co, Indiana where the couple made their home.

William was twenty years Eliza's senior. He was a house carpenter by trade. By 1900 the couple had divorced. William Shepherdson died April 4th 1906 and is buried in South Park Cemetery in Decatur Co, Indiana.

Eliza remarried in 1909 Ezra Nay and the couple lived in Edgar Co, Illinois until Ezra's death in 1914.

Eliza returned to Indiana and was living with her daughter Mary Stephens at the time of her death. Eliza A Faulkner Shepherdson Nay died on November 6th 1921 and is buried in the South Park Cemetery in Decatur Co, Indiana.

Eliza's death certificate lists William Faulkner as her father, the informant was her daughter Mary who was born after her grandfather died. The correct given name of Eliza's father is Samuel.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Hannah A Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


Hannah A Faulkner (Samuel, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York about 1837, to parents Samuel Faulkner and Elizabeth Ann Lyons.

Hannah married William M Hawkins (1823-1864) December 26th 1856 in Wayne Co, New York.

The couple had at least three children: all born Wayne Co, New York

  • Lucy Ann Elizabeth Hawkins b. 25 Sep 1857 d. UNK m. James F Shepherd MD
  • Samuel Hawkins b. 12 Jan 1860 d. aft 1918 m. (1) Hattie V Simpson (2) Josephine Newbaur
  • Hannah Eliza Hawkins b.  28 Mar 1862 d. aft 1940 m. (1) Herman Kruse (2) Frederick Gottschalk

William M Hawkins was an English immigrant, it is unclear how long he had been in the United States before marrying Hannah. On December 26th 1863 William left his young family and mustered in with Company G in the Union Army, Civil War. William was killed the following fall at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Shenandoah, VA, October 19th 1864. William is buried in the Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester City, Virginia. 

Hannah and the children never saw him again. 

Of note, Hannah lost her father the same day in the same battle.

Hannah and the children removed to  Decatur Co, Indiana with the remainder of Hannah's family shortly after the war ended.

Tragedy struck again on June 13th 1868 when, as a result of a fall, Hannah lost her life. It is unknown where Hannah was laid to rest. Hannah A Faulkner Hawkins was just 31 years old. 

The children resided with Hannah's sister and her husband in Decatur Co, Indiana until the age of emancipation.



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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Adaline Crawford {Gen 4}


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


Adaline Crawford (Letty Crawford, Mary, Samuel, William) was born in Orange Co, New York March 13th 1845, to parents Letty Crawford and James I Crawford.

Adaline married Rev. Benjamin Gilbert Benedict (1839-1912) December 26th 1877 in the home of her mother Letty, in Crawford, Orange Co, New York.


The couple had at least two children:

  • Benjamin Crawford Benedict b. 16 Aug 1879 d. 18 Jan 1955 m. (1)Emma Richards (2) Elizabeth MacMaster
  • Mabel Gertrude Crawford b. 14 Aug 1884 d. 26 Apr 1885 


Benjamin was a young widower when he married Adaline. He had been educated as a school teacher and went on to become a minister in the Presbyterian church, first in Thompson Ridge, Orange Co, New York then Washingtonville, Orange Co, New York. After the death of Benjamin's first wife he returned to teaching business English at the Long Island Business College. 

Adaline and Benjamin were married in the home of Letty Crawford, Adaline's mother, in Crawford, Orange Co, New York. The newlyweds removed to Kings Co, New York where Benjamin continued to teach.

Adaline Crawford Benedict died February 22nd 1899 at the age of 53. She is buried in the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Rev Benjamin Gilbert Benedict lived another 13 years. He died on December 9th 1912. He was 73 years old. Benjamin is buried with his wife in the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn.


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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Book Of The Week: Genealogy of the Child, Childs and Childe Families


Genealogy of the Child, Childs 
and Childe Families, 
of the Past and Present in the United States 
and the Canadas, 
from 1630 to 1881

Elias Child


author, 1881 - Canada - 842 pages



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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | John Erskine Crawford {Gen 4}


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


John Erskine Crawford (James Crawford, Mary, Samuel, William) was born in Orange Co, New York January 4th 1841, to parents James H Crawford and Catherine W Bull.

John married Sarah Bull Thompson (1846-1925) about 1865 most likely in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least six children:

  • Mary A Crawford b. 14 Oct 1865 d. 14 Oct 1886 never married
  • Catherine B Crawford b. 25 Oct 1868 d. 1 Nov 1942 m. Rev. Wm. Towe
  • Isabelle T Crawford b. 13 Jun 1869 d. 6 Mar 1914 m. Loomis C Oakley
  • Sarah F Crawford b. abt 1873 d. UNK
  • Harriet Crawford b. 15 Feb 1874 d. 1 Oct 1961 m. Whitford W Woodley
  • James Harvey Crawford b. 3 Feb 1876 d. 30 Aug 1919 m. Rose Lathrop

John Erskine was a farmer in Crawford, Orange Co, New York. On December 5th 1885 he and his wife sold the farm to George W Dickerson for $8,300.00 and headed to North Carolina.

John Erskine Crawford died in Pasquotank Co, North Carolina on August 17th 1888, just three years after leaving New York. He was 47 years old. He is buried in Old Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Sarah Bull Thompson Crawford did not remarry. She resided in the household of her daughter Harriet until her death, April 29th 1925. She is buried with her husband and several of her children in the Old Hollywood Cemetery. 



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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Book Of The Week: Genealogy: A Journal of American Ancestry, Volumes 1-2


Genealogy: 
A Journal of American Ancestry, 
Volumes 1-2

W.M. Clemens, 1912 - Genealogy



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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James H Crawford Jr {Gen 4}


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


James H Crawford Jr (James Crawford, Mary, Samuel, William) was born in Orange Co, New York June 20th 1833, to parents James H Crawford and Catherine W Bull.

James married Catherine C Brush (1834-1923) January 4th 1854 in Crawford, Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least four children:
  • Albert W Crawford b. abt 1855 d. 28 Mar 1930 m. Seville Sherley no issue
  • William H Crawford b. abt 1858 d. abt 1893 m. Sarah A Prescott no issue
  • Nena C Crawford b. 31 Mar 1860 d. 19 May 1944 m. Wm P Hohenschuh no issue
  • Charles L Crawford b. 26 Jul 1862 d. 2 Mar 1943 m. Mamie Smith

James Crawford was an artist and a photographer by profession. He and his wife Catherine resided in Crawford, Orange Co, New York for the first few years of their marriage; eldest son Albert was born there. Sometime between 1855 and 1858 the family removed to Dixon, Lee Co, Illinois. James was listed as an artist on the 1860 US Census. Sometime before 1870 the family relocated to Morris, Grundy Co, Illinois where James was working as a photographer. 

James Crawford died of consumption on May 13th 1880. He was 46 years old. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Morris, Illinois.

Catherine Brush Crawford  never remarried, living her later years with her son Charles in Peoria, Illinois. Catherine died August 4th 1923 and is buried with her husband in Morris, Illinois.


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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Book Of The Week: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial



New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial:
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 4

William Richard Cutter

Lewis historical publishing Company, 1914 - New England - 2149 pages




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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harriet Crawford {Gen 4}


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


Harriet Crawford (James Crawford, Mary, Samuel, William) was born in Orange Co, New York in 1830, to parents James H Crawford and Catherine W Bull.

Harriet married William McKeag (1825-1909) about 1854 most likely in Orange Co, New York, but possibly in New York City.

The couple had at least nine children:
  • William Crawford McKeag b. 15 Apr 1855 d. 11 Nov 1891 never married
  • James Harvey McKeag b. 5 Feb 1857 d. 28 Feb 1938 never married
  • Harriet McKeag b. 22 Apr 1859 d. 16 Jan 1919 never married
  • Mary Estelle McKeag b. 18 Dec 1861 d. Aug 1928 never married
  • Arthur McKeag b. 4 Jan 1863 d. UNK 
  • Charles McKeag b. 21 Oct 1864 d. 22 Aug 1931 never married
  • David Prescott McKeag b. 26 Jun 1866 d. Feb 1867 in infancy
  • Catherine McKeag b. 26 Apr 1868 d. Jan 1949 never married
  • Alice McKeag b. Oct 1871 d. 23 Sep 1931 never married


William was a lawyer in New York City. All the children were born in Brooklyn, New York and baptized at the Manhattan Church, in Brooklyn, NY.

Harriet Crawford McKeag died in early May 1875 at the age of 45. She left behind at least seven children ranging in age from 20 years to 5 years. Harriet is buried at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Manhattan.

William McKeag never remarried. All of the couple's children remained at home throughout their adult life and interestingly, not one of them married. I do not know what happened to son Arthur, it's possible he died in infancy.

William McKeag died December 1st 1909 and is buried in the Green-Wood Cemetery with Harriet and all of their children.


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Book Of The Week: Genealogical and Family History of Western New York


Genealogical and Family History of 
Western New York:
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Volume 3

William Richard Cutter

Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912 - New York (State)



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Video Of The Week: Breaking down Brick Walls using Triangulation (Maurice Gleeson)

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!






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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary E Crawford {Gen 4}


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


Mary E Crawford (James Crawford, Mary, Samuel, William) was born in Orange Co, New York between 1821 and 1825, to parents James H Crawford and Catherine W Bull.

Mary married Cornelius Decker (1821-1862) about 1845 most likely in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least three children:

  • William Crawford Decker b. 1848 d. UNK
  • James H Decker b. UNK d. Mar 1847
  • Laura Augusta Decker b. UNK d. Jun 1851

This is one confusing family group! There were at least two Cornelius Deckers of the same age living in the same town at the same time, both with sons named William. One married Mary E, one married Jane E. At any rate, Cornelius Decker, son of Cornelius Decker, married Mary E Crawford, daughter of James and Catherine Bull Crawford. Two of the children, James and Laura, died in infancy and never appeared on a census.

Mary E Crawford Decker died December 28th 1851, several months after the death of her infant daughter. She was 27 years old. Mary was first buried in the Decker family plot on the Decker family farm, later she was moved to the Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

Cornelius Decker married second, Mary Bull, and had two more children with her before his death on December 9th 1862. Cornelius was 41 years old. He was first buried in the Decker family plot, then moved to Riverside Cemetery.


There seems to be quite a bit of conflicting information out there regarding this family. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Video Of The Week: What's in that Pile? Organization for the Disorganized Genealogist - Jam...

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!



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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Bertha M Wells {Gen 4}


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


Bertha M Wells (Catherine Jane, Joseph, James, William) was born in Pennsylvania in May 1864, to parents Catherine Jane Faulkner and John W Wells.

Bertha married John F Wheeler (1858-1939) in 1886, most likely in Pennsylvania.

The couple had at least three children:

  • Catherine Wheeler b. 12 Nov 1893 d. 1968 never married
  • Paul Wheeler b. 18 May 1896 d. 2 Apr 1954 never married 
  • Malcolm Wells Wheeler b. 7 Apr 1904 d. 1990 m. Beatrice Pearce

John Wheeler was a banker in Carbondale, PA. Bertha was a housewife. 

John Wheeler died April 2nd 1939 and is buried in the Canaan Corners Cemetery in Wayne Co, PA. 

Bertha M Wells Wheeler died February 18th 1949 and is buried alongside her husband. 



Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Louisa County, Iowa, from Its Earliest Settlement to 1912



History of Louisa County, Iowa, from Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Volume 1

Arthur Springer

S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912 - Louisa County (Iowa)



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