Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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

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

Mary Corwin (Catherine Houston, Sarah, James, William) was born in Middletown, Orange Co, New York, August 26th 1833, to parents Catherine Houston and David Corwin.

Mary married John Davis Wilcox (abt 1820-UNK) about 1852, perhaps in Rockland Co, New York.

The couple had at least two children:

  • William H Wilcox b. 9 May 1853 d. 1907 m. Mildred Jennie Johnston
  • Henry Houston Wilcox b. abt 1859 d. UNK

Not much is known about this family. The original information was taken from the Bull/Wells Genealogy book. Further research turned up very little additional information. John and Mary are found on the 1860 US Census living in New York City with two more boys, Nelson A Wilcox and John W Wilcox. The boys are too old to be sons of Mary, perhaps John Wilcox was a widower when Mary married him? There is also a 26 year old man named Henry Houston living in the household.

This is the only census the family appears on. I found John in the NY City Directories up to 1864, then he was gone.

The death date and burial location are unknown for both Mary Corwin Wilcox and her husband John D Wilcox.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.

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