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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