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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