Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Ann Boak {Gen 5}



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



Mary Ann Boak  (John Boak, Achsah, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, June 28th, 1825, to parents John Boak and Maria Clark.

Mary Ann married Norman Randall Norton (1816-1883) on February 17th 1848, most likely in Orange Co., New York but possibly in Chemung Co., New York.

The couple had at least six children: all born Elmira, Chemung Co., New York

  • Mary Emily Norton b. 26 Apr 1849 d.17 Jan 1922 never married
  • Caroline C Norton b. May 1851 d. 22 Sep 1916 m. Frank K Gould
  • Hannah M Norton b. 2 Nov 1853 d. 27 Jan 1934 never married
  • Grace D Norton b. 1 Apr 1856 d. 11 Aug 1931 never married
  • Frances K Norton b. 1865 d. 21 Mar 1929 never married
  • Flora W Norton b. 1866 d. BEF 1870 in infancy

I suspect there may have been more children, there is a gap of almost 10 years between the 4th and 5th known children. 

Norman Randall (N R) was employed by the Elmira Roller Mill. 

Mary Ann Boak Norton never lived to see her children grown or her daughter Carolina marry. Mary Ann died January 26th 1869 at the age of 43. Cause of death is currently unknown. Mary Ann is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York.

Norman Randall Nelson lived another thirteen years, remaining a widower. He died November 5th 1883 at the age of 66. Norman Randall is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York along side his wife and several children.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Anna Catherine McGowan {Gen 5}



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



Anna Catherine McGowan (Priscilla, John, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, April 6th, 1836, to parents Priscilla Faulkner and Benjamin McGowan.

Anna married Alzamora Woolsey (1835-1898) February 7th 1860 in New Prospect, Ocean Co, New York.

The couple had at least one child:

  • Alzamora Woolsey, Jr b. Aug 1868 d. 10 May 1926 m. Anna Thompson

Alzamora Sr was a steamboat captain, perhaps on one of the great steamboats that sailed the Hudson River. Later he became a manager of a brickyard. The family belonged to the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church. 

Alzamora Woolsey Sr. died October 18th 1898 he is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, Orange Co, New York. He was 63 years old.

Anna Woolsey received the family house upon her husband,s death. She lived as a widow the remainder of her life. Anna was preceded in death by her only son, Alzamora Jr.

Anna Catherine McGowan Woolsey died on June 9th 1929 at the age of 88. She is buried in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, Orange Co, New York, alongside her husband, son and assorted grandchildren.


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Eliza McGowan {Gen 5}



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



Mary Eliza McGowan (Priscilla, John, William Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, April 6th, 1836, to parents Priscilla Faulkner and Benjamin McGowan.

Mary married Johannes L Deyo (1825-1862) September 12th 1855 in New Prospect, Ocean Co, New York.

The couple had two children:

  • Daniel Deyo b. 1856 d. 1859 in infancy
  • Arabella McGowan Deyo b. 1860 d. 1860 at birth

Not much is know of this family group. The children died young, as did Johannes.

Johannes L Deyo died in June 1862 at the age of 36. He is buried in the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery in Pine Bush, Ulster Co, New York.

Mary Eliza McGowan Deyo remained a widow for the rest of her life, running a boarding house to support herself. Mary died February 8th 1911 at the age of 74. She is buried in the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery in Pine Bush, Ulster Co, New York along side her husband and their children.


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