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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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Video Of The Week: Using DPLA for Genealogy and Family History



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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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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


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


Charles Anderson Faulkner (James Bull, Joseph, James, William) was born in Carbondale, Lackawanna Co, PA, July 26th 1864, to parents James Bull Faulkner and Susan Murdock.

Charles married Beatrice Frances Silverstone (1874-UNK) in 1896, most likely in Tolland Co, CT.


Charles and Beatrice had at least one child:

  • Lionel Everett Faulkner b. 2 Aug 1901 d. 12 Feb 1971 m. (1) Mary Adele Raleigh (2) Emily Berry Eagan (3) Mary Grace Rice

Charles was a telegraph operator for the railroad. His job may have taken him to Connecticut where he met his wife. 

Charles Anderson Faulkner died December 31st 1932 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Lackawanna Co, PA with his parents. He was 68 years old.

The death of Beatrice F Silverstone Faulkner is unknown. She is last found on the 1940 US Census living in Tolland Co, CT with her grandson Duane.



Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Elizabeth Priscilla Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Elizabeth Priscilla Faulkner (James Bull, Joseph, James, William) was born in Carbondale, Lackawanna Co, PA, March 10th 1854, to parents James Bull Faulkner and Susan Murdock.

Elizabeth married William Henry Moyles (1855-UNK) in May 1871 in Carbondale, Lackawanna Co, PA.

Elizabeth and William had at least six children:

  • Frances L Moyles b. 10 Apr 1872 d. 11 May 1938 m. Patrick J Powderly
  • Anna Bell Moyles b. 4 Oct 1873 d. 1951 m. George MacLeod
  • Elizabeth P Moyles b. 6 Aug 1876 d. 10 Dec 1942 m. Frederick Watt
  • Richard Moyles b. 21 Nov 1877 d. UNK never married
  • Gertrude Grace Moyles b. 1879 d. 10 Jun 1886
  • Charles F Moyles b. 19 Feb 1882 d. UNK

Another mystery family. William Henry Moyles was born in England. The couple met and married in Carbondale, PA. William was a brakeman for the railroad. 

Elizabeth P Faulkner Moyles died March 10th 1892. She was 38 years old. It was her birthday. Elizabeth is buried with her parents in the Maplewood Cemetery in Lackawanna Co, Pennsylvania.

It is unknown when William died; his whereabouts are unknown after 1880.


Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Book Of The Week: An Illustrated History of Monroe County, Iowa


An Illustrated History of 
Monroe County, Iowa: 
A Complete Civil, Political, and Military History of the County, from Its Earliest Period of Organization Down to 1896. Includin Sketches of Pioneer Life, Anecdotes, Biography, and Long-drawn Reminiscences Spun Out by the "oldest Inhabitant."

Frank Hickenlooper

F. Hickenlopper, 1896 - Monroe Co., Iowa - 354 pages




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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Video Of The Week: Genealogy Research Tools: Pre-1800 British Research

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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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Book Of The Week: A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1


A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, 
Volume 1

Clarence Ray Aurner
S. J. Clarke, 1910 - Cedar County (Iowa)




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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Video Of The Week: PRONI - A Digital Landscape: Exploring Historical Map Applications

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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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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


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


Harriet Walsh (Mary Ann, Joseph, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, in August 1832, to parents Mary Ann Faulkner and Hiram Walsh (Welch).

Harriet married John A Galloway (1829-1907) about 1852, most likely in Orange Co, New York.

Harriet and John had three children: (according to the 1900 U S Census)

  • William Augustus Galloway b. May 1853 d. 30 Apr 1909 m. Ada M LNU
  • Bartlett R Galloway b. abt 1856 d. 12 Mar 1905 never married
  • FNU Galloway b. UNK d. bef 1900


Not much is know of this family. Nothing is known of Harriet, unfortunately. John was a dairy farmer in Richmond Co, New York. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1862, was listed as "deserted but caught" and mustered out in 1865.

John Galloway died December 24th 1907 in Richmond Co, New York. He is buried in the Moravain Cemetery on Staten Island. He was 78 years old.

Harriet Walsh Galloway died January 4th 1908. She is buried with her husband in the Moravain Cemetery. She was 75 years old.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Jefferson County, Iowa


History of Jefferson County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement

Charles J. Fulton

S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 - Jefferson County (Iowa)


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Friday, March 9, 2018

Tools For The Dig: State Focused Research | Ohio



State Focused Research | Ohio

Some of my favorite research sites are slightly off-radar by today's definition.

First I'd like to talk about Genealogy Trails. From their homepage: "Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. We are all about adding data for you to use in researching your family lines!!! We know that what you're looking for is data -- and we have LOTS of it right here.
Our hosts work continuously to bring you fresh, interesting and NEW data (well.... as new as hundred year old data can be!!!)" Pretty much everything you need to know to begin your Ohio research is contained within the pages of  Ohio Genealogy Trails. This is a thorough, well thought out site - and they are always looking for volunteers!

Companion Yahoo! Group: Genealogy Trails/MidwesternStates

Next up, RAOGK. Another volunteer site. A treasure trove of links, well organized and easy to understand. From this site you can request look-ups from a team of Ohio volunteers. Or add you name to the volunteer list if Ohio is your home-base.

OHGenWeb is an oldie but a goody! Volunteer based also, this database was founded in 1996! From their home page: "OHGenWeb isn’t an ordinary genealogy website. Ordinary websites are those where text and sometimes pretty pictures are present, but trying to get in touch with a real person to help you with your research… impossible. The strength of OHGenWeb is its many volunteers, some of whom have spent over a decade assisting others with their Ohio research. Using our county page visit the Ohio county your ancestors lived in and first try and find any information the county may freely provide on their pages (most have some sort of search built in). If the particular fact isn’t available online, then reach out to the county coordinator (cc) and they will try and assist you as best they can. Most county coordinators have their email address available on their website, though some will use contact forms."

Linkpendium is another all around resource hub. So What is Linkpendium, Anyway? "Linkpendium is a 10,000,000+ resource directory to everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties. We cover both free and subscription sites, with a strong emphasis upon free resources provided by libraries, other government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, and individuals. We are particularly proud of our unique indexes to online biographies."

Cyndi's List Ohio page.

FamilySearch:
Ohio State Wiki
Ohio State Catalog
Ohio Online Genealogy Records

State societies and archives include:
Ohio Genealogical Society
Ohio History Center
Digital State Archives/Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio is home to the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library

A comprehensive list of newspapers can be found at The Ancestor Hunt's Ohio page.

For social context look at LOC Ohio Collection and the DPLA Ohio Hub.


As I discover more resources I'll update this post. Do you have any Ohio favorites that I've missed? Please share!


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Video Of The Week: Genealogy Methodology: Who Are These People on This Census

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, March 6, 2018

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


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


Sarah Ann Faulkner (Thomas E, Joseph, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, about 1829, to parents Thomas E Faulkner and Susan Van Voorhis (Voorhees).

Sarah married (1) Isaac McCord (1819-1866) about 1850 most likely in Orange Co, New York. Sarah married (2) Charles Manson (1828-UNK) November 18th 1875 in Manhattan, New York.


Sarah and Isaac had at least five children:

  • Susan Adelia McCord b. Jan 1852 d. 3 Apr 1852
  • William N McCord b. abt 1853 d. UNK
  • James I McCord b. abt 1855 d. UNK m. Susan F Brinkerhoff
  • John McCord b. abt 1861 d. UNK
  • George McCord b. abt 1864 d. UNK


Not much is known about Sarah Ann Faulkner or Isaac McCord. The records are few and far between, and some are confusing. Isaac McCord was a tavern and hotel owner in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York. Isaac died December 3rd 1866 at the age of 47. He is buried in the Goodwill Presbyterian Church cemetery.

It appears that Sarah remained a widow for some time, however there is one curious entry in the Presbyterian Church records of Hamptonburgh, Orange Co, New York. On January 22nd 1867 a Sarah A McCord married a Henry McCarter. I can find no further information on this and (of course) the image of that record is the only one in the record set that is not viewable! (Record found on Ancestry.com with paid subscription)

In 1870 it appears that Sarah McCord was living in New York City with her sons James and John, and her mother Susan.

On November 18th 1875 Sarah A McCord married Charles Manson in Manhattan, New York. The record indexes on Family Search indicate that this is our Sarah as they list parent's names of both the bride and groom.

Sarah and Charles are (first and) last found on the 1880 US Census living in New York City with sons John and George McCord.

Sarah Faulkner McCord Manson died February 25th 1907. She was listed as a widow. The death index says she is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Manhattan, New York.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.


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Monday, March 5, 2018

Brick Wall Ancestor | #9 Martha McBride {Genealogy}


We all have them! Those stubborn ancestors that refuse to come out of hiding. No matter how much coaxing we do! Well, I think it's time to bring them out of the shadows - put their redacted story out there - another piece of the puzzle could be lurking just around the (cyber) corner, in someone's basement, or closet, or sitting in a box on a bookshelf ...... You never, ever know where that loose chink will manifest, the one that allows you to push out one brick, then the next. Food for thought. So without further ado....


Brick Wall Ancestor | #9 Martha McBride genealogy


GENERATION ONE

1. Archibald MacBride b. say 1710 possibly Ireland
                                  d. before 1761 Ulster Co, New York
                                  m. Jane or Jean LNU
                                          b. say 1710 possibly Ireland
                                          d. April 1797 Ulster Co, New York


GENERATION TWO  childen: (known)

2. i. James McBride b. 12 Feb 1746 Ulster Co, NY
                              d. 19 Jul 1798 Orange Co, NY
                              m. (1) Martha Hill
                                            b. 3 Nov 1754 Orange Co, NY
                                            d. 3 Jun 1790 Ulster Co, NY
                              m. (2) Sarah Eager
                                            b. 21 Mar 1768 Orange Co, NY
                                            d. 10 Oct 1836 Orange Co, NY

3. ii. Archibald McBride Jr b. say 1748 Ulster Co, NY
                                         d. before 1800 Ulster Co, NY
                                         m. Jane Newkirk
                                                     b. say 1750 Ulster Co, NY
                                                     d. UNK

4. iii. Female McBride b. say 1752 Ulster Co, NY
                                 d. UNK
                                 m. William Douglas
                                           b. say 1750
                                           d. UNK

5. iv. Mary McBride b. say 1755 Ulster Co, NY
                               d. before 1795 Ulster Co, NY
                               m. Francis Burns 
                                        b. say 1750
                                        d. UNK


GENERATION THREE  partial, for the sake of identifying Martha's parents

children of 2. i. James McBride and (1) Martha Hill

6. i. Archybald I McBride b. say 1779 Orange Co, NY
                                       d. UNK
                                       m. Susan Faulkner 
                                         (cousin of James Faulkner, husband of Martha McBride)

    ii. Male McBride b. say 1782 Orange Co, NY
                             d. about 1793

    iii. Female McBride b. say 1785 Orange Co, NY
                                 d. about  1795

7. iv. William McBride b. say 1787 Orange Co, NY
                                  d. UNK
                                  m. Mary LNU

children of 2. i. James McBride and (2) Sarah Eager

    i. Jane McBride b. 8 Mar 1794 Orange Co, NY
                            d. 1 Mar 1860 Orange Co, NY

8. ii. John McBride b. 6 Aug 1797 Orange Co, NY
                             d. 20 Feb 1873 Orange Co, NY
                             m. Elizabeth Hulse


children of 3. ii. Archibald McBride Jr and Jane Newkirk

9. i. John McBride  b. say 1770 Ulster Co, NY
                             d. UNK
                             m. UNK                           

    ii. Male McBride b. say 1775 Orange Co, NY
                             d. UNK

10. iii. Jane McBride b. 17 Jun 1776 Orange Co, NY
                               d. after 1860 Orange Co, NY
                               m. Isaac Slaughter

11. iv. James McBride b. say 1779 Orange Co, NY
                                d. UNK
                                m. Catherine Clark

    v. Agnes McBride b. say 1781 Orange Co, NY
                              d. UNK

12. vi. Patrick McBride b. say 1785 Orange Co, NY (DNA match on this line*)
                                   d. 1836 Orange Co, NY
                                   m. Nancy Pitts

*12. vii. Martha McBride b. say 1789 Orange Co, NY
                                     d. 25 Dec 1845 Jackson Co, MI
                                     m. James Faulkner
                                       (cousin of Susan Faulkner, wife of  6. i.)

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Read part one and part two for the details of this genealogy



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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of De Kalb County, Illinois


History of De Kalb County, Illinois
Henry Lamson Boies

O.P. Bassett, printer, 1868 - De Kalb County (Ill.) - 530 pages




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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Video Of The Week: Chinese American Genealogy

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, February 27, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Nelson Townsend Houston Sr {Gen 4}


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


Nelson Townsend Houston Sr (Nelson Houston, Sarah, James, William) was born in Cornwall, Orange Co, New York, August 3rd 1849, to parents Nelson Houston and Sarah Townsend.

Nelson married (1) Katherine A Hines (1852-UNK) February 23rd 1871 in Washington DC. Nelson married (2) Mary Teresa Bowers (1870-UNK)  May 10th 1900 in Manhattan, New York.

Nelson and Katherine had at least two children: born San Francisco, CA

  • Nelson Townsend Houston Jr b. 6 Sep 1875 d. 1944 never married
  • Christine R Houston b. 25 Jul 1877 d. 31 May 1948 m. Walter D Braddock


Another difficult family group. Nelson was a Lieutenant in the US Navy. A lifer. He enlisted on July 28th 1865 and had served in the Spanish-American War, seeing combat in Mariel, Cuba 5 July 1898. Born in Cornwall, New York, married in Washington DC, Nelson and his new wife Katherine headed to California and settled near San Francisco. He was listed as Lt USN on the 1880 census.

It is unclear where Nelson and family resided between 1880 and 1900. By 1900 Nelson was back in New York City, marrying for the second time on May 10th 1900. Daughter Christine is also in NYC at this time, marrying on Staten Island November 19th 1900.

There are no further records to be found (at this time) for Katherine Hines Houston. Were Nelson and Katherine divorced? Did Katherine die? If so, where?

I do not know if Nelson and his second wife Mary had any children. She was 21 years his junior, it is quite possible the couple had children together. That said, Nelson's will lists only Mary as the heir to his estate. No mention of children. By either wife.

Nelson Townsend Houston Sr died March 11th 1913 and is buried in the Friends Cemetery in Cornwall, Orange Co, New York. The FAG memorial has his death date incorrect, however the tombstone is correct.

No further information has been found on the whereabouts of Mary Teresa Bowers Houston.


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