Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

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

Sarah Ann Corwin (Catherine Houston, Sarah, James, William) was born in Middletown, Orange Co, New York, April 9th 1827, to parents Catherine Houston and David Corwin.

Sarah married Reverend Gabriel Smith Corwin MD DD (1802-1887) a widower, about 1864, location unknown, most likely in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least three children:

  • Mary E "Emma" Corwin b. abt 1864 d. 21 Sep 1864 scarlet fever
  • G Trasy Corwin b. abt 1866 d. Aug 1867 scarlet fever
  • Gabriel Eugene Corwin b. 14 May 1869 d. 22 May 1942 m. Cecelia Byrd Lockard

This is an interesting family group. Gabriel S Corwin was the son of Daniel Corwin and Irene Smith. He married (1) Adaline Houston, sister of Catherine Houston, Sarah Ann's mother. The couple had no children together. 

Rev G S Corwin graduated from the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and practiced medicine for 16 years. He received his Doctor of  Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and served the Presbyterian Church at Elma and E Pembroke, Genesee Co, New York from 1844 until he retired. He was a surgeon and a chaplain in the Civil War. (All info from Bull Book)

I do not know how Sarah Ann's father and Sarah Ann's husband are related. It's a Rabbit Hole I did not dive down since I am tracing the Faulkner line and not the Corwin line. Should you be intrigued check out the Corwin Genealogy in the United States on Internet Archive. 

Sarah Ann married her uncle, who was 25 years her senior, sometime between 1861, when her aunt died, and 1864, when her first child was born. The family lived in Pembroke, Genesee Co, New York until G S retired, sometime around 1880 at which point the family removed to Cape May Point, New Jersey. G S Corwin died October 19th 1887 in New Jersey and is buried with his first wife in Elba, New York.

Sarah Ann Corwin Corwin died June 5th 1890 in Cape May Point, New Jersey and is buried in Mt Bethel Cemetery in Columbia, PA where her son was living.

Oh to be a fly on the wall ......

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