Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Carrie L'Hommedieux Houston {Gen 4}

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

Carrie L'Hommedieux Houston (Franklin Houston, Sarah, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, August 1843, to parents Franklin Houston and Caroline L'Hommedieux.

Carrie married the widower James Spencer McWilliams (1839-1895) sometime between 1871 and 1875, most likely in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least two children:

  • Anna Isabel McWilliams b. 17 Nov 1876 d. Jan 1968 m. Samuel L Hemmingway
  • Laura May McWilliams b. 18 Apr 1880 d. Feb 1965 m. Samuel J Stickney

James Spencer was a cattle farmer in Orange Co, New York. His first wife, Susan B Coleman, died in October of 1870. He had lost two children prior to her death and was raising his son William on his own. Carrie married James when she was in her 30's, late for a woman at that time. The couple had two daughters together. 

James S McWilliams died December 25 1895, his place of burial is not known. 

Carrie L H Houston McWilliams lived at least another 30 years. The last census she is found on is the 1925 New York State census. She is still in her home on Wickham Av in Middletown, NY. Her daughter Laura and family are residing with her. She does not appear on the 1930 US census. 

Carrie's exact date of death and place of burial is unknown.

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