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Descendants of Coenradt Houghtaling

From Stephentown Genealogy

Generation No. 1

1. *COENRADT1 HOUGHTALING was born in Holland.

Child of *COENRADT HOUGHTALING is: 2. i. *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, b. 1639, Holland; d. 1706, Coxsackie, New York.

Generation No. 2

2. *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING (*COENRADT1) was born 1639 in Holland, and died 1706 in Coxsackie, New York. He married *MARIA HENDRIKSE 1666 in Coxsackie, New York, daughter of *HENDRIK MARSELIS and *CATRYN DEN BERG. She died Aft. 1706 in Coxsackie, New York.

Notes for *MATHYS COENRATSEN HOUGHTALING: According to The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 101 Number 4 entitled: Mathys Coenradtsen Houghtaling of Coxsackie, New York and his Descendants by Constance Ross Ulrich:

The Houghtaling families in America stem from two immigrants to New York State in the mid-seventeenth century, both of Dutch origin, but probably unrelated: Jan Willemsen Houghtaling of Kingston, Ulster County and Mathys Coenradt Houghtaling of Coxsackie, Greene County.( Our family is decended from Mathys.)

Jan's descendants were sometimes recorded with the prefix "van" with indicates that Houghtaling was a place name. Cursory research in Holland shows the name appearing in the seventeenth enntury records of the province of Zuid-Holland as "van Hoogteijlingen". Mathys Coenradt and his descendants never used the "van". It is believed that he did not have a surname in Holland, but that the adopted the name Houghtaling about 1675, possibly twenty years after his arrival in America. In 1667 at Wiltwyck (Kingston) he was exposed to this surname when he appeared in court before Jan Willemsen Houghtaling, one of its magistrates, who had been using the surname as early as 1661.

The fifty or more variations in spelling, ranging from Hogdielen to Hultailen to Hoochtelink, represent a good example of phonetic recordings by Dutch, German and English clerks and ministers as this name became Anglicized and evolved into the present forms of Houghtaling, Hotaling, and Hotelling.

Mathy's Coenradtsen name first appeared on a list of boys and girls from the alshouse in Amsterdam, Holland, sho were being sent to the New World to work for the Dutch West India Company and to "increase the population of New Netherland". The list is dated May 27, 1655 and includes "Mathys Coenratsen, 16 years of age." One account of the unusual combination of names, Mathys Coenraets (the almshouse child) is probably identical with Mathys Coenraets of Albany, according to the late William J. Hoffman, an authority on early Dutch immigrants. He notes the apparent discrepancy in their ages, (the almshouse child having been born about 1639 and the Albany settler about 1644, but adds, "Ages as given in records were notoriously incorrect and these are not far apart."

Mathys is assumed to have arrived in America about 1655. He doesn't appear in records again until Nov. 8, 1667, when he appears in court at Kingston in a suit for wages due him from Reyn'Van Coelen. Again in 1668, he was brought into court for declaring, "Damn the King and the Devil fetch the King!" while chopping wood on a Sunday morning.

From 1668 on he lived in the Albany area. Testimony given by him at Albany in 1684 reveals his age then as "about 40", putting his birth date about 1644, a date corroborated by testimony of 1675/6, at which time he told the Court he was "about 32".

Most certainly he was a farmer who owned and traded pigs, horses and cattle. He is referred to as "plumber" in the invoice of the ship deWitte Kloodt under date 6 July, 1671.

Between 1670 and 1685 there are fourteen references to Mathys Coenradts or Mathys Houghtaling in the court records of Albany. From these it is possible to get a picture of his character and his way of life. He resided first "behind Kinderhook", sharing a farm with his father-in-law, Hendrick Marselis, in 1673, until Martin Gerritsen van Bergen, prominent real estate owner and Commissary, leased him "a certain farm lying at Kockxhachkingh heretofore occupied by Gysl Boogaert with a house and barn "for a period of six years (1675-1681), for the acknowledgment of "love and friendship". Upon expiration of this lease in 1681 he crossed the Hudson River to reside again in Kinderhook until 1683. That year he was back in Coxsackie where he remained. The 1697 census of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck lists him as head of household of two men, two women and three children, and in 1699 he took an oath of allegiance to the British Crown.

In 1691, Mathys Houtaling purchased from three Mohawk Indians "a parcel of woodland lying behind Koxhaghkye". In 1697, this same land was officially granted him by Governor Benjamin Fletcher, a representative of the Crown he had publicly defamed at Kingston thirty years before. The land conveyed by this grant comprised 3,500 acres of heavy wooded land in the Kalkeberg-Hills, west of Coxsackie, and took in most of presentday New Baltimore.

At the end of 1683, when the Albany Dutch Church records began, "Mathys and Maria Hoogtelling" were members. About 1666, Mathys married Maria Hendrikse, the daughter of Hendrick Marselis and Catherine Van den Berg. She probably survived Mathys, who died about 1706, but there is no evidence that she remarried.

Although no probate record has been found for Mathys, there is evidence that an unexecuted will exists to which earlier historians had access. In this will, Maria is named as his wife and is appointed executor, ingeriting his estate "as long as she remains a widow." If she remarried, his instructions were specific: "She shall convey...the rest of the estate to the testator's children, to wit, Conrad, Johannes, and Jacob Hoogtelling, Hendrick, Trentje, the wife of Richard Van den Berg, Rachel and Mathys Hooghtelinck, also Marga Morris taking the place of her mother, Styje, eldest daughter of the testator." One half of his land, identified in his will by patent date and described as "lying back and west of Koshagky," was bequeathed to his son Mathews "about 12 years old, because he is a cripple". For the remaining half, Mathews was to pay his brothers and sisters the appraised value. Conrad, named as "eldest son", was given a horse when his mother remarries or dies." Captain Jonas Dow was one of the appointd guardians of Mathews. All of the original paten appears to have been inherited by the descendants of Mathys's eldest son, Conrad, and Mathys's second daughter, Catryntje Van den Berg.

Another version reads: "The following is an abstract of the "Will of Mathys Hooghtling", from the un-published papers of Anna Hotaling. Anna Hotaling says she copied the will in about 1932 at the home of Dr. A.W. Van Slyke, Coxsackie, NY

Probate date: Sept. 1706 Albany Co., NY

"After the testator's death his wife Maria Hooghtelinck shall be administratrix and exectutrix of her whole estate personal and real nothing excepted, as long as she remains a widow.

When she marries again she shall receive the household furniture and a milch cow, also one third of the revenues from the land left by the testator which the law gives her, she shall, when she marries again convey by executors the rest of the estate to the testator's children, to wit, Conrad, Johannes, and Jacob Hooghtelinck, Trentje, the wife of Richard Van der Berg, Rachel and Mathewe Hooghteelinck, also Marga Morris taking the place of her mother Styje, eldest daughter of the testator. Then his land lying back and west of Koxhagky, in the aforesaid county, as granted by patent from the late Govenor Ben Fletcher, July 5, 1697, also the cattle (one cow as afore so excepted) and the farm implements shall go one half to the testator's youngest son, Mathews, about twelve years old, because he is a cripple, for the other half he is to pay this brothers and sisters the appraised value. Conrad as the eldest son, shall have a horse when his mother remarries or dies.

Capt. Jones Dow and ________ are appointed guardians of the minor child.

Later (after 1706) church baptism records indicate, but do not prove that Maria outlived Mathys, and I have been unable to find any indication of her remarrying".

Notes for *MARIA HENDRIKSE: The earliest records, 1683, of the Dutch Reformed church of Albany, NY, show Mattys Hooghteeling and Maria Hoochteeling as members. All birth and marriage dates of the frist two generations of the Hotaling Family come from the Dutch Reformed Church Records of Albany.

More About *MATHYS HOUGHTALING and *MARIA HENDRIKSE: Marriage: 1666, Coxsackie, New York

Children of *MATHYS HOUGHTALING and *MARIA HENDRIKSE are: i. CONRAD3 HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1667. ii. HENDRICK HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1669, Coxsackie, New York; d. Coxsackie, New York. Notes for HENDRICK HOOGTEELING: Re: Birth date: J. B. Beers, in History of Greene County, 1884, reports birth of this son, but his source is unknown. Probably died before 1706: not mentioned in his father's will, so it is assumed he died unmarried before his father, in 1706.


iii. ZEYTJE/STYJE/CHRISTINA HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1670. iv. JOHANNES HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1672. Notes for JOHANNES HOOGTEELING: No evidence of marriage or christening; 3 references in Albany records; as owner of a condemned sloop, 1698 (CCM),; on oath of allegiance list, 1699; and as a witness, 1714, Loonenberg Zion Church family baptizism.


3. v. *JACOB HOOGTEELING, b. 1676, Coxsackie, New York. vi. CATRYNTJE HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1680. vii. RACHEL HOOGTEELING, b. 1684. Notes for RACHEL HOOGTEELING: Baptized Dec. 28, 1684 (Albany Reformed Dutch Church)

Died unmarried. Unexecuted will of Sept. 4, 1745 mentions "cosen John Van den Berg and Robert Van den Berg, sister Catrina Van den Berg, and five cousens" (actually nieces, daughters of sister Catryntje); Mary van den Berg, Antje Van Santen, Regel Colyou (Rachel Collier), Dortee, wife of Teunis Hoghteling and Layda Bronk.


viii. MATHYS/MATTHEWS HOOGTEELING, b. 1694. Notes for MATHYS/MATTHEWS HOOGTEELING: Baptized April 29, 1694, Albany Reformed Dutch Church, witness: Annetje Harmenz, Marte Gerritsz (Van Bergen; a cripple.

Generation No. 3

3. *JACOB3 HOOGTEELING (*MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born 1676 in Coxsackie, New York. He married *JANNETJE JACOBSE VAN NOORSTRAND October 23, 1698 in Kingston, New York, daughter of JACOB VANNORSTRANDT and JENNETJE JACOBSEN. She was born Abt. 1665 in Half Moon, Saratoga, New York.

Notes for *JACOB HOOGTEELING: Jacob was living at "Roelof-Janssen Kil" (the well known creek that later formed the Dutchess-Columbia County border) at the time of his marriage to Jannetje Jacobse van Noorstrand, daughter of Jacob Jansen van Noorstrand and Jannetje Jacobse, born at "the Halve Maen" (Van Noorstrand Geneology 80). They were married in Kingston, where the bride then resided.

In the 1714 census of Dutchess County, Jacop Boogteeling appears as head of household of one male 16-60, two males under 16, three females under 16, and one female 16-60.

The Reverend Josua Kocherthal, the Palatine minister, recorded that on July 29, 1716, he married "Jan von Nordstrandt, widower, residing with Jacop Hochidihl near Rhinebeck and Belicka Caujun, widow of the late Fransa Caujun, residing with Henrich Chisem" (Lou MacWeathy, Book of Names). Jacob's residence is more clearly defined in the will of Robert Livingston of 1728, in which he names Jacob Houghtaling as one of his Livingston Manor tenants on the tract of land "lying on the soughwest side of Roelof Jansen's kill". As Jacob did not own this land, his name does not appear on the dutchess County list of freeholders. In the Book of Supervisors he is listed as a resident of North Ward from 1717 to 1730, of Rhinebeck Precinct in 1738 and 1739, and of Northeast Town from 1742 to 1779, the last time his name appears, when he wuld have been 82 years old. As each of these sections was formed from the preceding, it is unlikely that Jacob moved during his lifetime. In 1725, he was one of three "survayors of ye Fences" in his district (book of Supervisors 2:32 and in 1727 he was one of the two "overseers of ye Kings high Ways". No evidence of a will has been found.

Jacob and Jannetje Houghtaling had seven children authenticated by church records. In addition, two other daughters appear, because of their sponsorship at family baptisms, to have belonged to this family."

From New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 101 Number 4

At the time of their marriage Jacob was living at "Roelof-Janssen Kil", he was born at Coxsackie, NY. She was a resident of Kingston, born at Half Moon.

It would seem from just reading records that Jacob moved a number of times during his life. But in each case where he seemed to move, the area had just been divided, and he was still on the southwest side of Roelof-Janssen Kil, but the area had a new name. This area is now Dutchess Co. The last time his name is listed is 1779, at which time he would have been 82 years old.


More About *JACOB HOOGTEELING and *JANNETJE VAN NOORSTRAND: Marriage: October 23, 1698, Kingston, New York

Children of *JACOB HOOGTEELING and *JANNETJE VAN NOORSTRAND are: 4. i. *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, b. 1716, Rhinebeck, New York. ii. MARYTJE HOOGTEELING, b. 1699, Kinston, New York. Notes for MARYTJE HOOGTEELING: Baptized Nov. 12, 1699, Sponsors: Jan Jacobse van Ostrant, Coenraad Hooteeling, Agniet Jacobse van Ostrant

Married: Hendrik Kool


iii. AGENIETJE HOOGTEELING, b. 1701. Notes for AGENIETJE HOOGTEELING: Baptized Jan. 18, 1702 Sponsors: Adam Swart, Metje van Slyk


iv. ELIZABETH HOOGTEELING, b. 1704. Notes for ELIZABETH HOOGTEELING: Baptized Jan. 7, 1705 witnesses: Jochem Valkenburg, Jannetje Vosburg (Albany Reformed Dutch Church, but performed at Kinderhook)


v. CATHERINE HOOGTEELING. vi. RACHEL HOOGTEELING, b. 1710. Notes for RACHEL HOOGTEELING: Baptized May 7, 1710. Sponsors: Jacob Kip, Racel Swartout


vii. HENDRICK HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1712. Notes for HENDRICK HOOGTEELING: Baptized March 27, 1712


viii. JOHANNES HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1714. Notes for JOHANNES HOOGTEELING: Baptized 1714


ix. MAYHYS HOOGTEELING, b. Abt. 1720. x. MAGDALENA HOOGTEELING.

Generation No. 4

4. *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING (*JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born 1716 in Rhinebeck, New York. He married *MARIA BUYS October 31, 1741 in Reformed Dutch Church Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess County, daughter of *HENRICH BUYS and *WILLEMJE OOSTROOM. She was born November 09, 1720 in New Utrecht, Kings, NY.

Notes for *MARIA BUYS: Baptized Feb. 18, 1721 in the Rhinebeck church. Sponsors: Johan and Goschge Trouphagen.

More About *MATHYS HOOGTEELING and *MARIA BUYS: Marriage: October 31, 1741, Reformed Dutch Church Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess County

Children of *MATHYS HOOGTEELING and *MARIA BUYS are: i. JACOB5 HOUGHTLING, b. Abt. 1742. Notes for JACOB HOUGHTLING: Baptized Sept. 3, 1742


ii. HENDRICK HOUGHTLING, b. Abt. 1744. Notes for HENDRICK HOUGHTLING: Baptized Aug. 29, 1744. Sponsors: Peter Jager and Engel Buys


iii. ABRAHAM HOUGHTLING, b. Abt. 1747. Notes for ABRAHAM HOUGHTLING: Baptized Feb. 15, 1747. Sponsors: Henrich Kool and Martijen Hochithiel


iv. ISAAC HOUGHTLING, b. February 24, 1749. Notes for ISAAC HOUGHTLING: Baptized Feb. 24, 1749


v. MAGDALENA HOUGHTLING, b. Abt. 1751. Notes for MAGDALENA HOUGHTLING: Baptized Feb. 24, 1751


5. vi. *TOBIAS HOUGHTLING, b. 1752, Schodack, New York; d. 1847, Schodack, New York. vii. PHILIP HOUGHTLING, b. September 18, 1755. viii. JOHANNES HOUGHTLING, b. 1758. ix. DENUS/THEUNIS/ANTHONY HOUGHTLING, b. November 16, 1761. Notes for DENUS/THEUNIS/ANTHONY HOUGHTLING: Baptized with sponsors being: Hendrich Hochteling and Christina Hochteling, St. Thomas Lutheran Church

Generation No. 5

5. *TOBIAS5 HOUGHTLING (*MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born 1752 in Schodack, New York, and died 1847 in Schodack, New York. He married *MARIA ESSELSTEYN.

Notes for *TOBIAS HOUGHTLING: Died at the home of his son Wilhelm, is buried in Langworthy Cemetary.

"No official record of his birth has been found, but his joint sponsorship with his wife, Maria Esselsteyn, of many family baptisms establishes his relationship to this branch of the family. In the 1790 and 1800 censuses he appeared as head of a household in Livingston, Columbia County, and in the 1810 census in Claverack, which was formed from Livingston. The size of his family, as shown in the census enumerations, is in agreement with Bible records. In 1795 he signed a petition demanding investigation into Livingston's title. He moved the LeRoy, Genessee County, with his son William and his daughter Elizabeth in 1828, and is buried in Langworthy Cemetary there as Tobias Hufelen". From Mathys Coenradtsen Houghtaling of Coxsackie, New York and his Descendants by Constance Ross Ulrich

Children of *TOBIAS HOUGHTLING and *MARIA ESSELSTEYN are: i. CATHERINE6 HOUGHTLING. Notes for CATHERINE HOUGHTLING: Noted in Huyck Bible as a child of Tobias Huftelin. (Antoher variation of spelling)


ii. MARIA HOUGHTLING. iii. MATHEUS HOUGHTLING, b. April 18, 1780; m. HANNAH NORWOOD. iv. AGNITGE HOUGHTLING, b. October 22, 1782. Notes for AGNITGE HOUGHTLING: When baptised, sponsors were: Cnelus Neubert and Elizabeth (St. Thomas Lutheran). An "Agnit Hoogdiel" and Jacob Moon were parents of a son, Bois, B. June 4, 1810, baptised St. Thomas.


v. ISAAC HOUGHTLING, b. December 23, 1784. 6. vi. *WILLIAM (WILHELM) HOUGHTLING, b. November 29, 1787, Schodack, New York. vii. ELIZABETH (BETSTY) HOUGHTLING, b. 1809. Notes for ELIZABETH (BETSTY) HOUGHTLING: baptized in 1809, in Mt. Ross Church


Generation No. 6

6. *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6 HOUGHTLING (*TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born November 29, 1787 in Schodack, New York. He married *CATHARINE MOON July 19, 1807 in Mount Ross Church, Gallatin, New York.

Notes for *WILLIAM (WILHELM) HOUGHTLING: "Wilhelm Houghtaling was born Nov. 29, 1787 and baptized Jan. 6, 1788 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Manortown, with Wilhelm Ellend and wife Janetje as sponsors. The Huyck Bible states that they "settled in Schodack and in 1828 moved to LeRoy, N.Y., taking with them William's unmarried sister Elizabeth, and his father, "Tobias". He married at Mount Ross Church July 19, 1807, Catherine Moon, their residences then being Gallatin. They had eight children."

From:Vol. 101 Number 4 The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record "Mathys Coenradtsen Houghtaling of Coxsackie, New York and his Descendants"

More About *WILLIAM HOUGHTLING and *CATHARINE MOON: Marriage: July 19, 1807, Mount Ross Church, Gallatin, New York

Children of *WILLIAM HOUGHTLING and *CATHARINE MOON are: i. EVELINE7 HOUGHTLING. ii. JOHN HOUGHTLING. iii. MARY HOUGHTLING, b. March 27, 1818, Schodack, NY. iv. BETSEY HOUGHTLING, b. February 07, 1809. v. CATHERINE HOUGHTLING, b. March 22, 1812, Schodack, NY. vi. TOBIAS HOUGHTLING, b. June 14, 1814; d. 1895; m. CATHERINE HUYCK, February 12, 1834; b. September 24, 1818; d. September 02, 1904. More About TOBIAS HOUGHTLING and CATHERINE HUYCK: Marriage: February 12, 1834


7. vii. *DAVID HOUGHTLING, b. July 21, 1821, Nassau, New York. viii. CHARLOTTE HOUGHTLING, b. September 01, 1823.

Generation No. 7

7. *DAVID7 HOUGHTLING (*WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born July 21, 1821 in Nassau, New York. He married *SOFHIA FEASTER. She was born 1812.

More About *DAVID HOUGHTLING: Fact 1: January 02, 1822, Baptized

Children of *DAVID HOUGHTLING and *SOFHIA FEASTER are: i. FRANCIS D.8 HOUGHTLING, b. 1843. Notes for FRANCIS D. HOUGHTLING: Age derived from appearance in 1860 census for Rensselaer County, New York, Stephentown.


ii. CHARLES W. HOUGHTLING, b. 1846. Notes for CHARLES W. HOUGHTLING: Age derived from appearance on 1850 Rensselaer County, Stephentown census.


8. iii. *FREDERICK HOUGHTLING, b. April 01, 1850, Garfield, New York; d. June 13, 1912, Stephentown, New York.  Frederick Houghtling and wife, Eunice (Hayes) Houghtling

Generation No. 8

8. *FREDERICK8 HOUGHTLING (*DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born April 01, 1850 in Garfield, New York, and died June 13, 1912 in Stephentown, New York. He married *EUNICE LYDIA HAYES January 01, 1876 in Stephentown, New York, daughter of *HENRY HAYES and *LOUISA JAMES. She was born January 01, 1856 in Stephentown, New York, and died September 08, 1938 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for *FREDERICK HOUGHTLING: Buried Cemetary 1 April 1850 - 13 June 1912, cancer of stomach; m. Eunice Hayes; issue Elmer and 4 dau. and 4 other sons; 1911 tax 14 acres farm on rd. Garfield to Lebanon $300. also 30 acres with same directions wood lot, $25. and 1 dog, same in 1910; Rev. E.M. Roel, Stephentown Center Baptist Church officiated at funeral.

Info from Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones collection.

Notes for *EUNICE LYDIA HAYES: Buried Garfield Cemetary, 1 Jan. 1856 - 7 Sept. 1938. age 82, 1925 census, lived in Garfield, mother of Amos, Walter 27, Spencer 31, wife of Frederick, mother of Elmer, dau. of Henry and Louise Hayes, member Prebyterian Church where her funeral was held. Rev. Edgar DeGroff officiated at funeral; issue - Henry, Amos, Spencer, Mrs. Frank Sweener, Mrs. William Schultz of Pittsfield, Mrs. Wm. Holt of Garfield; Siblings - Mrs. Emma Evans and Elisha Hayes, of Pownal.

Info from Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones collection.

More About *EUNICE LYDIA HAYES: Cause of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia, Arterio Sclerosis Medical Information: Died September 8, 1938, at 3 pm, after having been ill two days. She had pheumonia for 3 days and arterio sclerosis for 3 years.

More About *FREDERICK HOUGHTLING and *EUNICE HAYES: Marriage: January 01, 1876, Stephentown, New York

Children of *FREDERICK HOUGHTLING and *EUNICE HAYES are: 9. i. HENRY H.9 HOUGHTLING, b. June 08, 1873, Stephentown, New York; d. January 14, 1961, Garfield, New York. m. Sophia Miller ii. ELMER HOUGHTLING, b. January 1876, Stephentown, New York; d. March 31, 1887, Stephentown, New York. Notes for ELMER HOUGHTLING: Buried Garfield Cemetary Died March 31, 1887, age 11 years 2 months. Born 1877. Epitaph - "Our darling boy rest in the arms of Jesus"

Info from Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones collection.


10. iii. FLORA LOUISE HOUGHTLING, b. July 15, 1879, Stephentown, New York; d. December 19, 1968, Pittsfield, Mass. m. Franklin Lewis Sweener, son of Pascal & Sarah (Carr) Sweener.

11. iv. LLOYD R. HOUGHTLING, b. 1880, Stephentown, New York; d. 1925, Stephentown, New York.m. Bessie Harrington

v. OLIVE MAY HOUGHTLING, b. April 09, 1882, Stephentown, New York; d. Pittsfield, Mass.; m. WILLIAM SCHULZ.

vi. AMOS HOUGHTLING, b. December 09, 1885, Stephentown, New York; d. December 03, 1953, Stephentown, New York; m. MAE (NE?) HOUGHTLING; b. 1882; d. 1940. Notes for AMOS HOUGHTLING: Born in Garfield. listed as student in School # 7 Garfield; in 1925 census, Garfield: son of Frederick and Eunice. m. Mae Registered Republican in W. Stephentown in 1926, photo in Heritage Center album # 1, pages 34 and 47.

(Info from Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones collection)


12. vii. *CLARA D. HOUGHTLING, b. July 06, 1890, Garfield, New York; d. November 12, 1925, Stephentown, New York. m. Charles Moon

viii. SPENCER DOWD HOUGHTLING, b. 1895, Stephentown, New York; d. September 23, 1961, Stephentown, New York; m. (1) LOTTIE WILLIAMS; m. (2) ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. Notes for SPENCER DOWD HOUGHTLING: Buried in Garfield Cemetary. Attended District School #7 Garfield; WW1 vet. Garfield registered Republican 1926; Registered for draft June 23, 1917 at age 23, bottle labeler was occupation;

Information on the Williams family, sent by Dawn Sherman (dawnsherman732@hotmail.com)

I am the Daughter of Cora Williams Fray. She is the Daughter of James William Williams and Mary Lillian Hamilton. James was Elizabeth's brother. As you know, Elizabeth was married to Spencer. Uncle Spencer died before I was born. I was born, January 5, 1963 in Troy, NY. Here is as much information as I have on the Williams side.

Elizabeth Williams (M) Spencer Houghtling

James Williams (M) Mary Lillian Hamilton - James died June 19, 1991 and Mary died in 1998.

They are both buried in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy.

There was also, Lottie Williams Brown, Joseph Williams and Betty Williams Face.

Aunt Betty Face is the mother of Elroy Face. He was a baseball player. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and a few other teams. (He beat the Yankees in the 60's and that didn't set well with my dad! He's a BIG Yankee fan!! )

There is more on him in the Garfield/or Averill Park, NY sites as well as Aunt Betty.

Aunt Liz and my gransfathers parents were Alexander H Williams and Grace or Gracia Hassan(we are having a heck of a time trying to determine which). His death notice says he was the son of the late Alexander H and Gracia Hassan Williams. Grandpa was born in 1914. I notice you have Grace married to Alexander and not Gracia. After Alexander died, Grace or Gracia married William C Miller. I figure you probally know better than I do about which name is correct. I only know that my mom said that her grandmother was Gracia.(or so she believes) There is a Gracia on your site who was born 1817-died 1886. I hope that you can give me more information. I have one picture of Aunt Liz and a picture of my grandparents- James and Mary Williams. I will send them to you as soon as I can. My grandmother Mary Hamilton Williams, was the daughter of William Allen Hamilton and Estelle Maude McKenna. She was born in Canada.

Alexander Hamilton Williams b. 12-2-1813, Nassau, NY d. 9-15-1859 m. Mary Averill b. 10-25-181, NY d. 11-14-1895, Nassau, Rensselaer, NY. Married 7-1-1840

Children of Alexander and Mary Williams

Mary Eliza b 4-26-1841 d 8-22-1862 / Martha Ann b 4-4-1843/ Hamilton Franklin b 12-3-1844 d 1914/ William Murray 3-12-1847, d in California / Miles Henry b 4-10-1849 d 1919/ Ada Maria b 8-2-1851/ Edward Winfield b 4-17-1853 d 1941 Hoags Corners, NY / Emma Elizabeth b 3-16-1855/ Chester Dewitt b 5-27-1857 d 5-17-1931, Pittsfield, Mass/ Alexander Hamilton II b 5-10-1859 d 3-11-1940.

Alexander Hamilton Williams II married Emma Bradford

Children of Alexander and Emma

Cora Adella b. 6-4-1883, Stephentown, NY- d. 10-23-1959, Troy, NY married Floyd Hughes/ Emerson A b. 2-2-1894 Hoags Corner, NY d. 2-4-1978, Albany, NY married Margaret M Perry b. 2-15-1890 NY d. 11-22-1950.

Alexander Hamilton Williams II married 2nd wife, Gracia Augusta Hassan b 1-21-1877, Garfield, NY d 1-5-1968, Troy, NY married in 1896

Children of Alexander Hamilton II and Gracia Hassan (my great grandparents)

Adelbert Alexander b 10-1-1896 Stephentown, NY d. 11-5-1983 Troy, NY/ Alexander Hamilton b. 7-20-1898 Stephentown, NY d. 9-6-1978 Pittsfield, Mass/ Lottie b. 12-1-1899 d. 2-21-1993 Averill Park, NY married Spencer Houghtling then Harry Brown/ Joseph Arthur b 3-30-1902 d 1-2-1997 Pittsfield, Mass/ Clarence Horace b 8-3-1904 New Lebanon, NY, d. 1-30-1982 Albany, NY married Bertha Wilhelmina Neumann b 6-4-1897 Ghent, NY d. 6-1-1983 Valetia, NY married 3-20-1926 Chatham, NY at Emmanuel Lutheran Church/ Bessie Rose b 7-29-1909 d 12-29-1999 married Joseph Face (parents of Elroy Face)/ Elizabeth Augusta b 8-25-1911 New Lebanon, NY d. 4-30-2004 Dalton, Mass, married Spencer Houghtling (she is buried with Uncle Spencer in Garfield Cemetery)/ James William (my grandfather) b 2-6-1914 Stephentown, NY d 6--19-1991 Troy, NY/ Emma Martha b 5-27-1919 Stephentown, NY d 12-23-1920 Stephentown, NY ( she is also buried in Garfield Cemetery next to her parents. I have attached a photo of her grave marker)

James William Williams married Mary Lillian Hamilton b 6-26-1914 Montral, canada d. 9-8-1998 Troy, NY she was the daughter of William Alan Hamilton and Estelle Maude Macaloney (not McKenna as my mom had accidentally stated). married March 17, 1933 (St. Patrick's Day)

Children of James and Mary

Barbara 6-1933/ William M 1935/ Reba Gracia 6-2-1939 Ghent, NY d. 1-22-2005 Daytona Beach, Fl/ Cora Mary (my mom) b 8-16-1940 Chatham, NY d. 8-26-2005, Daytona Beach, Fl./ Floyd James b 3-31-1943 Chatham, NY/ John S b 3-6-1946, Albany, NY.



ix. WALTER SMITH HOUGHTLING, b. May 13, 1897, Stephentown, New York; d. October 26, 1934, Stephentown, New York; m. BELLE BEATRICE LYLE, May 26, 1920. Notes for WALTER SMITH HOUGHTLING: Death Certificate states that he was 37 years, 5 months, and 13 days old at time of death. He was a farm laborer for the last 20 years, having last worked in October 1934.

Born in Stephentown.

He had been attended by Dr. Lawrence D. Greene from April 6, 1934 until his death. Death occurred at 9 p.m.

Buried in Garfield Cemetary.

NY Private 164 Inf. 41 Div. WWI; Garfield registered Democrat 1926; The first overseas veteran from Stephentown to die; He lived with his mother at time of his death. Funeral held at Presbyterian Church.


More About WALTER SMITH HOUGHTLING: Cause of Death: Diabetes for a duration of 1 year


Marriage Notes for WALTER HOUGHTLING and BELLE LYLE: According to Enid Holt Cornell, Belle ran off and she and Walter never had any children.


More About WALTER HOUGHTLING and BELLE LYLE: Marriage: May 26, 1920


13. x. RUTH HOUGHTLING, b. August 22, 1900, Stephentown, New York; d. 1996, Pittsfield, Mass.

14. xi. EDITH HOUGHTLING, b. 1903, Stephentown, New York; d. May 18, 1998, Stephentown, New York. m. William Holt  Lloyd Houghtling and new wife, Elizabeth (Bessie) Harrington 

Generation No. 9

9. HENRY H.9 HOUGHTLING (*FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born June 08, 1873 in Stephentown, New York, and died January 14, 1961 in Garfield, New York. He married SOPHIA AMELIA MILLER, daughter of HIRAM REYNOLDS and CLARISSA GREEN. She was born 1889 in Pownal, Vt., and died March 14, 1961 in Garfield, New York.

Notes for HENRY H. HOUGHTLING: Buried Garfield Cemetary 1873-1961. 1925 census, Garfield, 51 yrs. old, road laborer, m. Sophia A. age 36, father of Helen E. 15, Andrew 8, Harold W. 6, Lewis H. 3 Harry A. Infant. 1919 tax farm 2 acres, $175. 1910 taxed for 1 dog. Garfield registered Democrat 1926.

Notes for SOPHIA AMELIA MILLER: Buried Garfield Cemetary 1889-1961 dau. of Clarissa Green and Hiram Reynolds. Married Henry Houghtaling. Garfield registered Democrat 1926

Info from Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones collection.

Sophia's obituary reads:

Mrs. Sophia Houghtling

Mrs. Sophia Houghtling, a native of North Adams, Mass., who resided in Garfield most of her life, died yesterday at the residence of her son, Louis Houghtling in Garfield after a long illness.

She was the widow of Henry Houghtling who died last Jan. 14. Surviving are four sons, Andrew of Stephentown; Harold of Albany; Louis of Stephentown and Harry of Albany; also 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Larkin Funeral Home in Averill Park. Interment will be in Garfield Cemetary, Garfield. Rev. H. Douglas Pierce, pastor of the Federated Church of Stephentown, will officiate both at the funeral home services and at the committal service. March 14, 1961


Children of HENRY HOUGHTLING and SOPHIA MILLER are:

i. LLOYD10 HOUGHTLING, b. October 02, 1907, Stephentown, New York; d. January 17, 1925, Stephentown, New York. Notes for LLOYD HOUGHTLING: From The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, January 17, 1925, pg. 2

"Garfield Hunter is Accidentally Shot"

"Lloyd Hotaling (sic) aged 17 years, was accidentally shot and killed while hunting in the woods between Garfield and Stephentown, NY, today. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hotaling of Garfield, and had gone rabbit hunting with his eight year old brother, Andrew, and the accident happened shortly after they had entered the woods.

It seems that the young man shot a rabbit and went to pick the animal up, placing his gun against a stone wall, in some bushes. In some way the lad slipped and fell against the gun, it is believed, and it was discharged, the shot entering some vital part of his body and killing him instantly. The little brother went for assistance."


ii. HELEN E. HOUGHTLING, b. 1909; d. 1990, Stephentown, New York; m. ALFRED HART, 1929. More About ALFRED HART and HELEN HOUGHTLING: Marriage: 1929


iii. ANDREW HOUGHTLING, b. 1916, Stephentown, New York; d. 1985, Stephentown, New York; m. EMMA BOYD, 1941, Stephentown, New York. Notes for ANDREW HOUGHTLING: AKA Rube WW2 Veteran; 1982 tax, .26 acres, Co. Hgwy 26, $1,500. Son of Henry and Sophie. We have his obituary; graveside services were held 28 April 1985. Served in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland. Lived with James and Amelia Jacobs and after their deaths, with their son Eugene. Was a logger. Siblings Harold - So. Bethlehem, Louis of Stephentown and Harry of Albany.


More About ANDREW HOUGHTLING and EMMA BOYD: Marriage: 1941, Stephentown, New York


iv. HAROLD HOUGHTLING, b. 1919, Stephentown, New York; d. 1987; m. CATHERINE RAISNER, 1940. More About HAROLD HOUGHTLING and CATHERINE RAISNER: Marriage: 1940


15. v. LOUIS "JAKE" HOUGHTLING, b. September 02, 1921, Stephentown, New York; d. May 21, 1999, Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY. m. Lillian

vi. HARRY HOUGHTLING, b. 1925, Stephentown, New York; d. 1990, Stephentown, New York; m. EDITH (NE?) HOUGHTLING; b. England.


10. FLORA LOUISE9 HOUGHTLING (*FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born July 15, 1879 in Stephentown, New York, and died December 19, 1968 in Pittsfield, Mass.. She married FRANKLIN LEWIS SWEENER. He was born January 18, 1878 in Stephentown, New York, and died April 09, 1941 in Pittsfield, Mass.

Children of FLORA HOUGHTLING and FRANKLIN SWEENER are:

16. i. LOIS IZETTA10 SWEENER, b. October 18, 1900, Garfield, NY.

ii. MARION IRENE SWEENER, b. June 23, 1907, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. July 28, 1976, Pittsfield, Mass..

iii. BERNICE IONE SWEENER, b. August 27, 1911.

iv. PHYLLIS ISABEL SWEENER, b. October 27, 1914, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. April 15, 1936, Pittsfield, Mass..

v. VIRGINIA IRA SWEENER, b. April 18, 1917, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. November 07, 1969, Pittsfield, Mass..

17. vi. FRANKLIN IRVING SWEENER, b. May 06, 1921, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. March 05, 1997, Pittsfield, Mass..

vii. CAROL IRIS SWEENER, b. April 23, 1923, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. April 18, 1983, Pittsfield, Mass..


11. LLOYD R.9 HOUGHTLING (*FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born 1880 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1925 in Stephentown, New York. He married ELIZABETH (BESSIE) HARRINGTON (Source: "Harrington Family File, Nine Generations of Harringtons, Stephentown Heritage Center".) November 22, 1906 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was born June 25, 1887 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and died June 1963 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

More About ELIZABETH (BESSIE) HARRINGTON: Date born 2: June 25, 1887

More About LLOYD HOUGHTLING and ELIZABETH HARRINGTON: Marriage: November 22, 1906, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Children of LLOYD HOUGHTLING and ELIZABETH HARRINGTON are:

i. DORIS ELIZABETH10 HOUGHTLING, b. May 25, 1911, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, House of Mercy; m. BRYAN CONNORS, June 29, 1929, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; b. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. More About BRYAN CONNORS and DORIS HOUGHTLING: Marriage: June 29, 1929, Pittsfield, Massachusetts


ii. GLENNA PATRICIA HOUGHTLING, b. January 12, 1916. Notes for GLENNA PATRICIA HOUGHTLING: Was living at 233 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, Mass.

12. *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING (*FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born July 06, 1890 in Garfield, New York, and died November 12, 1925 in Stephentown, New York. She married *CHARLES H. MOON March 01, 1907 in Stephentown, New York, son of *JOHN MOON and *ALMIRA SEELEY. He was born April 14, 1876 in Arlington or Shaftsbury, VT., and died April 02, 1928 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for *CLARA D. HOUGHTLING: Agnes (Clara's youngest child) was told by Clara's sister in law, Sophia Houghtling, that Clara and Charles were devoted to each other and to their children. They worked very hard. Clara was sickly.

Listed in School District # 7, The Garfield School.

More About *CLARA D. HOUGHTLING: Cause of Death: Lobar pneumonia Medical Information: She was attended by Dr. Antoinitte E. C. Russell from November 6 to November 12, 1925. She passed away at 9:15 pm on November 12. She had given birth to Agnes in September, 1925.

Notes for *CHARLES H. MOON: Some records state that he was from Shaftsbury, Vt. Other records state he was from Arlington, Vt. (I sent for his birth certificate and Vermont reports that there isn't one for him. We are starting to wonder if he was born in N.Y. like some of his siblings.) Not much is known at this date (3/20/1997) about the Moon family. We know that Clara died very young shortly after giving birth to her daughter Agnes in 1925, supposedly from lobar pneumonia. Unfortunatly, I never asked Gram Sweener, their daughter, Florence Doris, any questions about her family.

The 1900 census in Berlin, N.Y. shows: Charles born 1876 is 24 years old. He is a boarder, living with: Fred Adams and Charles Adams, apparently brothers, along with Suzetta Adams and Hellen Adams, relationship unclear. Charles was working as a farm laborer.

The 1920 census for Stephentown shows: Charles and family are living on East Road, Stephentown. Clara's brother Henry, wife Sophia and family are living on Garfield Road.

Eric Martinson found a Selective Service Card for a person we feel is our Charles. It reads as follows:

Charles John (?) Moon b. April 14, 1875 Employed - Walter Goold Nassau, RFD Farmer Permanent home/residence - East Nassau Registration date - Sept. 12, 1917/1919 age 43 Med. height Med. build Blue eyes Sandy hair. local board for div. 2 Rennselaer County State of New York Hoosick Falls

It is reported that Aunt Sophie said after Clara died that as long as he drew a breath, the family would not be separated. Three years later, Charles died of pneumonia and the children were all separated. For the most part they never reunited completely until between 20 and 33 years later.

In a conversation (in July, 1997) with Dorothy Hoffman Moon Miner, Roy Moon's widow, she told Tina that Roy never talked about his parents much at all, but did say that Charles had red hair. That conflicts with the draft card entry above, but that draft entry is probably not our Charles, though most of the statistics match. The middle name of JOHN doesn't correspond with the known middle initial of H that appears on most of the info relative to Charles.

More About *CHARLES H. MOON: Fact 1: June 12, 1917, Was 42 years old when he registered for the draft. Made his living on a farm.

More About *CHARLES MOON and *CLARA HOUGHTLING: Marriage: March 01, 1907, Stephentown, New York

Children of *CLARA HOUGHTLING and *CHARLES MOON are:

18. i. ADELAIDE MAY10 MOON, b. April 09, 1908, Stephentown, New York; d. June 11, 1982; m. Alexander Wood

19. ii. ROY ELMER MOON, b. February 16, 1910, Stephentown, New York; d. July 22, 1945, Hancock, Mass.m. Dorothy Hoffman

20. iii. *FLORENCE DORIS MOON, b. February 09, 1911, Stephentown, New York; d. December 11, 1967, Baldwin Park, California. m. Nelson Sweener

21. iv. ALMA VIOLA MOON, b. September 26, 1913, Stephentown, New York; d. June 23, 1991, White Creek, N.Y. . v. "CROSSED OFF RUSSELL" MOON, b. May 02, 1915, Stephentown, New York; d. Bef. May 13, 1915, Stephentown, New York. Notes for "CROSSED OFF RUSSELL" MOON: For this child, his birth certificate shows that he was to be named Russell, but the name appears with two lines through it, hence for purposes of indentification, we are referring to this child as "crossed off Russell". The birth order that appears on this certificate is - Number in order of birth - 5, Number of children born to this mother and now living - 5. However, on the next child's (Belle) birth certificate, the number in order of birth is 6, number of children living - 5, indicating that this child did not live.

There is question about a Melvin Amos Moon, who was embalmed on May 13, 1915. Given the dates of these two events, we are concluding that this child is indeed Melvin Amos, though we have yet to see anything with this name on it. We have sent for the documents, but have yet to receive them (July 1997).

Virginia Atwater of Stephentown New York provided the information with the name of Melvin Amos Moon being embalmed on May 15. No death certificate for this child was found in the Stephentown records, but the birth certificate for "crossed off Russell" was. We don't know where the name Melvin Amos came from.


vi. BELLE ELEANOR MOON, b. June 13, 1916, Stephentown, New York; d. December 08, 1968, Cambridge, N.Y.; m. (1) WILLIAM COLLEY; m. (2) IRVING LUTHER LABARREN, June 16, 1958, New Hampshire; b. 1894, Vermont. Notes for BELLE ELEANOR MOON: Never had children. Have several pictures of Belle with Doris.

There is great speculation whether or not Belle ever was married to Colley. She did marry in 1958 to Irving LeBarron. Certificate states that it was her first marriage. She is pictured in 1944 with Doris and family and William Colley is in the photo as well. This fact, coupled with the LeBarron marriage certificate, leads us to believe that she was indeed not married to Colley.

On Belle's birth certificate it reads: # of children born to this mother, including this birth - 6

  1. of children living - 5


Marriage Notes for BELLE MOON and IRVING LABARREN: Certificate lists his residence as East Hebron, Washington County, New York His age 64 years. Widowed. Second Marriage, Farmer, Birthplace Vermont.

Father listed at Nathan LeBarron Dead Birthplace New York Mother listed as Eva Mae Kent Dead Birthplace Vermont

Belle is listed as living in Washington County, age 42 single first marriage, occupation - housework, birthplace New York


More About IRVING LABARREN and BELLE MOON: Marriage: June 16, 1958, New Hampshire


22. vii. LEWIS ARTHUR MOON (COOLEY), b. July 07, 1921, Stephentown, New York.

viii. STILLBORN MOON, b. March 21, 1924. Notes for STILLBORN MOON: Death Certificate states that Charles Moon was informant of "her" death, as well as the undertaker. The child was buried on "the farm" on March 23, 1924. Permit for burial was issued by George W. Hatch on March 23, 1924.

The birth certificate reads: Number of chldren born to this mother, including present birth - Nine 9 Number of children of the mother now living - Seven 7

Medical Certificate of Death reads:

Date of death - Between Feb. 20 and March 21, 1924 Death occurred at 8 pm. The cause of death was as follows: Death probably due to a uterine hemorrhage at the seventh month.

Was there an autopsy? decomposition What test confirmed diagnosis? Eyes and Heart - 1st stage of


23. ix. CLARA AGNES MOON, b. September 07, 1925, Stephentown, New York.

24. x. RUSSELL MOON, b. December 19, 1918, Stephentown, New York; d. May 22, 1997, Westerly, RI. m. Marion Currier Descendants of *Coenradt Houghtaling

13. RUTH9 HOUGHTLING (*FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born August 22, 1900 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1996 in Pittsfield, Mass. She married FRANCIS HOLMES August 19, 1920 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for RUTH HOUGHTLING: Obituary:

Mrs. Rugh H. Holmes, 96, formerly of 1086 North Street., died yesterday at Ashmere Manor Nursing Home in Hinsdale, whire she had been a patient for the past 11 years.

Born in Stephentown, N.Y. on August 22, 1900, daughter of Fred and Eunice Hayes Houghtling, she attended school there and came to Pittsfield in 1915.

Mrs. Homes was employed for 23 years by General Electric C., in the ordinance department as a assembler, retiring in 1965.

She was member of the GE Pensioners Club.

Her husband, Francis Holmes, whom she married August 19, 1920, died Dec. 14, 1962.

She leaves three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren.

A son, Donald Holmes, died Dec. 9, 1971.

Funeral was at the Pittsfield Cemetary with Rev. Peter Boehringer, pastor of Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. The Wellington Funeral Home in Pittsfield was in charge of the arrangements.

More About FRANCIS HOLMES and RUTH HOUGHTLING: Marriage: August 19, 1920, Stephentown, New York

Child of RUTH HOUGHTLING and FRANCIS HOLMES is: i. DONALD10 HOLMES, b. Abt. 1921; d. December 09, 1971.


14. EDITH9 HOUGHTLING (*FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born 1903 in Stephentown, New York, and died May 18, 1998 in Stephentown, New York. She married WILLIAM A. HOLT December 31, 1920. He was born December 21, 1901, and died 1997.

Notes for EDITH HOUGHTLING: Edith Houghtling Holt's obituary:

May 18, 1998 "Edith M. Holt, 94

Stephentown--Edith M. Holt, 94 of East Road, died Monday at her residence. Born in Garfield, town of Stephentown, she was the daughter of the last Frederick and Eunice Hayes Houghtling and widow of William A. Holt. She was a lifelong resident of Stephentown. Mrs. Holt was a self-employed domestic. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Garfield and was active in its Ladies Aide Society. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles and sewing. Survivors include three daughters, Enid Cornell of Stephentown, Ellen King of Wassaic and Theo Genito of West Sand Lake; three sons, Harry B. Holt of Lebanon Springs, Leon R. Holt of Averill Park and Alan F. Holt of Somers, Wis., 18 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be private under the direction of the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel in Averill Park."

More About WILLIAM HOLT and EDITH HOUGHTLING: Marriage: December 31, 1920

Children of EDITH HOUGHTLING and WILLIAM HOLT are: i. HARRY10 HOLT, b. September 13, 1921; m. MARY EDITH RIMMES, June 06, 1947. More About HARRY HOLT and MARY RIMMES: Marriage: June 06, 1947


ii. LEON HOLT, b. July 08, 1923; m. ESTHER TEAL, July 17, 1948. More About LEON HOLT and ESTHER TEAL: Marriage: July 17, 1948


25. iii. ENID HOLT, b. December 10, 1925. iv. ELLEN HOLT, b. April 30, 1928; m. JAMES KING, October 12, 1947. More About JAMES KING and ELLEN HOLT: Marriage: October 12, 1947


v. THEO HOLT, b. May 13, 1937. vi. ALAN HOLT, b. July 05, 1941; m. PATRICIA ARELLO, January 06, 1966. More About ALAN HOLT and PATRICIA ARELLO: Marriage: January 06, 1966


Generation No. 10

15. LOUIS "JAKE"10 HOUGHTLING (HENRY H.9, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born September 02, 1921 in Stephentown, New York, and died May 21, 1999 in Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY. He married LILLIAN SMITH 1946. She was born 1926 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for LOUIS "JAKE" HOUGHTLING: Obit for Jake:

LOUIS H. HOUGHTLING

Louis H. Houghtling, 77, of Presbyterian Hill Road, died on Friday, May 21, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after being stricken at his residence. A life-long resident of Stephentown, he was the son of the late Henry and Sophia Miller Houghtling and the husband of the late Lillian Smith Houghtling. Mr. Houghtling retired in 1979 from the Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital in Albany where he was employed as Supervisor of the Housekeeping Dept. Mr. Houghtling was an Army Veteran of WW11. He was a former member of the STEPHENTOWN Fire Dept., and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Survivors include two sons, John L. Houghtling and Wayne L. Houghtling, both of Wake Forest, NC and three grandchildren. Services were private for the family. Interment was in Garfield Cemetery, Stephentown, NY. Arangements were by the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel Inc., Averill Park, NY.


I met Jake in July, 1998, when Aunt Ann had a get together at her house with Uncle Lewis and Aunt Gloria. She invited Jake and he stayed the entire day. I got to talk to him about the family history, which he was very interested in. I gave him a copy of his direct Houghtling ancestors and he said that he was very glad that I did, and that he looked forward to reading it. Jake was a very sweet man, very quiet. He seemed to observe more that participate. I received a Christmas card from him last year, telling me that he hadn't been feeling well, but that he was still working on getting some Moon pictures that we had been told were in the possession of Robert Knapp's family. He visited with Aunt Ann and Uncle Ed quite often, but they never found out about his death until July. My first impression of Jake was that he was a lovely man, and I still feel that way. I graduated from New Lebanon Central School with Jake's son John, and never knew that he was my cousin.

More About LOUIS HOUGHTLING and LILLIAN SMITH: Marriage: 1946

Children of LOUIS HOUGHTLING and LILLIAN SMITH are: i. JOHN L.11 HOUGHTLING, b. 1950; m. DALE (NE?) HOUGHTLING. Notes for JOHN L. HOUGHTLING: John's mother liked John Wayne, so she named her sons John and Wayne. ii. WAYNE L. HOUGHTLING.

16. LOIS IZETTA10 SWEENER (FLORA LOUISE9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born October 18, 1900 in Garfield, NY. She married LOUIS LACATELL. He was born November 21, 1896 in Chester, Mass., and died June 16, 1952 in Pittsfield, Mass..

Children of LOIS SWEENER and LOUIS LACATELL are: i. RICHARD FRANKLIN11 LACATELL, b. February 18, 1918. 26. ii. BARBARA LOIS LACATELL, b. July 11, 1922, Pittsfield, Mass..


17. FRANKLIN IRVING10 SWEENER (FLORA LOUISE9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born May 06, 1921 in Pittsfield, Mass., and died March 05, 1997 in Pittsfield, Mass.. He married PAULINE L. ALTOBELLI March 08, 1947 in Pittsfield, Mass..

Notes for FRANKLIN IRVING SWEENER: Obituary reads:

Franklin I. Sweener, 75, World War II veteran

"Pittsfield - Franklin I. Sweener, 75, of 172 Brighton Ave. died Wednesday evening at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on May 6, 1921, son of Frank L. and Flora L. Houghtaling Sweener, he was a 1939 graduate of Pittsfield High School. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War 11, he served from November, 1942 to November 1945 in the European theater. Mr. Sweener had been employed for 44 years by General Electric Co., in the former power transformer department, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century and Pensioners clubs and a former member of the National Guard. He enjoyed reading and traveling. He leaves his wife, the former Pauline L. Altobelli, whom he married March 8, 1947, and two daughters, Mrs. Laurel Lee Wells of Singapore and Mrs. Lisa G. Carlon of Soldotna, Alaska."

Funeral at Bencivenga-Dagnoli Funeral Home, 5 Elm Street, Pittsfield on Saturday, March 8, 1997, with Rev. William D. Furey, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cheshire, Mas. Interment in Pittsfield Cemetary.

More About FRANKLIN SWEENER and PAULINE ALTOBELLI: Marriage: March 08, 1947, Pittsfield, Mass.

Children of FRANKLIN SWEENER and PAULINE ALTOBELLI are: i. LAUREL LEE11 SWEENER. ii. LISA G. SWEENER.


18. ADELAIDE MAY10 MOON (*CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born April 09, 1908 in Stephentown, New York, and died June 11, 1985 in Baldwin Park, Calif.. She married ALEXANDER WOOD.

Notes for ADELAIDE MAY MOON: Left home before her father died. Not much more is known of her yet (May 1997.)

Anna Geraldi had a picture of Adelaide and her son Robert. The inscription on the back read, "Doris, This is my baby Robert. He is 19 and of course my ugle face". I suspect that she had a very difficult life.

Adelaide's birth was recorded in the Stephentown records, though no certificate was available to be copied. The record reads: Number of children born to this mother, including this birth - 1 Number of children now living - 1

Child of ADELAIDE MOON and ALEXANDER WOOD is: i. ROBERT11 WOOD. More About ROBERT WOOD: Fact 1: 1945, In the Navy



19. ROY ELMER10 MOON (*CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born February 16, 1910 in Stephentown, New York, and died July 22, 1945 in Hancock, Mass.. He married DOROTHY HOFFMAN June 04, 1932 in Stephentown, New York. She was born April 27, 1915. Dorothy was the daughter of John Hoffman and Eunice White.

Notes for ROY ELMER MOON: Roy Elmer Moon was a very loving man, who liked to hug and kiss, according to his widow, Dorothy Moon Miner. Tina visited with her in her home in North Adams, Mass. in July 1997. She is 82 years old, and not in the best of health. Her daughter Thelma was there, as were Thelma's daughters, Eunice and Charmaine.

Aunt Dorothy said that the day of Roy's death, it had rained alot. During the morning, while she was feeding her two youngest children, Roy called to her. She went into the room where he was and he pointed out that the brook (Kinderhook) was rising. She asked him to stay away from it, because it was looking dangerous.

Later that afternoon, he reported to work, on the farm of Mr. Avery. Upon completion of his chores, Mr. Avery asked Roy and a Mr. George McFee, age 75, to go to the home of the Gary's, to see if they could salvage any of the Gary's belongings, as the were not home to do so for themselves. They did go.

Aunt Dorothy says that sometime after five o'clock on the afternoon of Sunday, July 22, 1945, someone came to her door, and informed her that Roy had drowned in the brook. She said that she grabbed her babies and ran down the hill. She said, "it was lucky that I didn't kill all three of us, because I was running so fast." When she reached the brook, she handed the babies to someone on the bank, and started to go toward the brook to look for Roy. She was held back from doing so.

The Berkshire Eagle reported the story for most of the next week. In the articles, it states that Mr. Gary and his family returned home just before their home left it's foundation. He saw Roy and Mr. McFee and shouted to them to "forget the appliances, get out and save your lives". Roy was seen jumping out of a window, and hitting an embankment, which gave way immediately. His body was recovered some 200 yards down stream, caught on a tree limb. Mr. McFee never was able to get out of the house before the whole house washed away.

Aunt Dorothy told his story with such sorrow, especially when she looked at me and said, "I told him to stay away from the brook, but he just wouldn't mind me... he just wouldn't mind me." She blames Mr. Avery for Roy's death, saying he should have never asked Roy to "go down there."

The towns people of Hancock, Massachusetts collected $112.00 and presented it to Roy's widow, one week after his death. The Gary family was aided by the Red Cross, which gave them temporary shelter, clothing and food. Roy left a 30 year old widow and four small children. He indeed died a hero.

Aunt Dorothy has carried a small picture of herself, Roy and Thelma for the entire 52 years since his death. It is the only picture that she had. She said, "we were too poor to have a camera." The picture is faded, but shows a young family with so much promise. We made a copy of the picture for ourselves and several for her. It turned out that the copies came out clearer than the original. She will never be without her memories of her Roy and the life that they had together. To this day she says, "I wish I had had him here with me right now."

Dorothy went on the marry a Mr. Miner and have a set of twins. However, it was not a happy match, as "I found out that there were three or four other Mrs. Miners". She didn't elaborate and I didn't pry.

On Roy's birth certificate, it reads: Number of children born to this mother, including this birth - 2 Number of children now living - 2

More About ROY ELMER MOON: Cause of Death: died in flood of 1945 in Hancock, NY Fact 1: July 22, 1945, Died in flood in Stephentown

Notes for DOROTHY HOFFMAN: I received a lovely letter in May, 1997, from her. You can tell that she had someone else write it. She said that she was only 30 years old when Roy died and is 82 years old now. She doesn't remember "anything" about the Moon's.

More About ROY MOON and DOROTHY HOFFMAN: Marriage: June 04, 1932, Stephentown, New York

Children of ROY MOON and DOROTHY HOFFMAN are:

i. PATRICIA MOON, b. 1938. More About PATRICIA MOON: Fact 1: 1939, Died . Buried in Garfield Cemetary, with her father. Fact 2: July 1997, Tina visited grave and it was well maintained by Roy's family, with flowers. It Fact 3: sits under a tree near a fence, and Dorothy is especially pleased with the Fact 4: location, because there are chickens on the other side of the fence.


ii. THELMA EUNICE MOON, b. April 29, 1933; m. HARVEY LAPEIR; b. May 15, 1939, Stephentown, New York; d. November 04, 1977. iii. CARL DALTON MOON, b. November 05, 1939, Stephentown, New York; m. BEATRICE ELLSWORTH. iv. GLORIA JEAN MOON, b. November 22, 1944. v. JOYCE ELIZABETH MOON, b. October 17, 1943  Dorothy Mae (Hoffman) Moon, Roy Moon daughter, Thelma. This is the photo described above as being the only photo Dorothy had after Roy died in 1945.

20. *FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON (*CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born February 09, 1911 in Stephentown, New York, and died December 11, 1967 in Baldwin Park, California. She married *LOUIS NELSON SWEENER April 06, 1927 in Stephentown, New York, son of *WILSON SWEENER and *ADA WHEELER. He was born July 12, 1900 in Stephentown, New York, and died September 02, 1966 in Stephentown, New York.

Notes for *FLORENCE DORIS MOON: Gram worked mostly as a homemaker, but also worked in a shirt factory in Lebanon Springs. She also baby sat after all of her children were grown. She took in laundry while her children were growing up. She is described as a "Lovely Lady" by person who wrote notes. She was deeply religious, and attended the Stephentown Free Will Baptist Church in Stephentown Center.

She loved to iron and I remember her trying to iron everything in sight.

From Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones Collection:

m. Nelson Sweener April 6, 1928 dau. of Charles Moon

When her father died, there were 8 children and they were all to be sent to the orphan asylum so she married rather that join them. (as told by her dau Mrs. Amadon, 25 May, 1990).

No birth record was found in the Stephentown records for Doris.

More About *FLORENCE DORIS MOON: Burial: Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, New York Cause of Death: Heart Attack Medical Information: Gram was always overweight when I knew her. She had diabetes, which she kept track of. No other problems that I know of.

Notes for *LOUIS NELSON SWEENER: From Stephentown Heritage Center Living Gravestones Collection:

1922 tax, 3 acres, $15.00, part of Lane lot, bd. e. hgwy, n. Lapp, w.s. brook 1924 the same but value up to $140.00 1923 the value was $25.00 He also, in 1924, had 50 acre wood lot, $100.00 value, bd. n. Silvernail, e. hgwy, s. Earnst, w. Odell. photo in Heritage Center album #1, page 49.

m. Doris Moon, April 6, 1928. "A quiet wedding, as Charles Moon died that week. He was her father which caused the quiet planned wedding."

More About *LOUIS NELSON SWEENER: Burial: Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, New York Cause of Death: Heart Attack Medical Information: Walked out into the front yard, and collapsed. Died there in the yard.

More About *LOUIS SWEENER and *FLORENCE MOON: Marriage: April 06, 1927, Stephentown, New York

Children of *FLORENCE MOON and *LOUIS SWEENER are: 27. i. *GLADYS ISABEL11 SWEENER, b. February 25, 1929, Stephentown, New York; d. November 20, 1999, Hickory, North Carolina. 28. ii. ELLA MALIN SWEENER, b. February 03, 1931, Stephentown, New York. 29. iii. NELSON "PETE" WILLIS SWEENER, b. July 26, 1933, Stephentown, New York. 30. iv. JAMES FREDERICK (SR.) SWEENER, b. April 08, 1935, Stephentown, New York. 31. v. ANNA CLARA SWEENER, b. December 12, 1937, Stephentown, New York. 32. vi. DOUGLAS ARTHUR SWEENER, b. August 22, 1942, Stephentown, New York.


21. ALMA VIOLA10 MOON (*CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born September 26, 1913 in Stephentown, New York, and died June 23, 1991 in White Creek, N.Y.. She married (1) HARRY RUSSELL Aft. 1933 in White Creek, New York. He was born November 08, 1889, and died June 22, 1967. She married (2) FREDERICK J. FRENNETTE March 21, 1933 in South Shaftsbury, Vermont, son of FRAGNATLE FRENNETTE and ROSE FRENNETTE. He was born Abt. 1902 in Taftville, Conn..

Notes for ALMA VIOLA MOON: Viola went to live with Charles' brother John in Vermont after Charles' funeral. She lived with him until she married Mr. Russell. She had a son out of wedlock, and married Mr. Russell (Not the father) when Francis was 3 years old. It is rumored that Viola and Mr. Russell had an arranged marriage.

Her obituary reads:

Alma V. Moon White Creek- Alma V. Moon, 77, died June 23, 1991, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, Vt. She was born September 26, 1913, in Stephentown. Mrs. Moon is survived by four sons, Francis Moon of Buskirk, William Russell and Harold Russell, both of White Creek, and Ralph Russel of Johnsonville; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted June 26 from the Charles A. Ackley Funeral Home, Cambridge. Burial was at the Rosewood Cemetary in White Creek.

On Alma's birth certificate, it reads: Number in order of birth - 4

More About ALMA VIOLA MOON: Cause of Death: Heart Attack Medical Information: Walked out of house and died in yard.

More About HARRY RUSSELL and ALMA MOON: Marriage: Aft. 1933, White Creek, New York

Marriage Notes for ALMA MOON and FREDERICK FRENNETTE: First marriage for both. Married by George W. Burke, Methodist Episcopal

Charles Moon's birthplace is listed at Petersburg, New York

Alma is listed as being 19 years old.

Frederick was residing in Shaftsbury, Vt. and Alma was residing in Garfield, N.Y. He was listed as a farmer.

More About FREDERICK FRENNETTE and ALMA MOON: Marriage: March 21, 1933, South Shaftsbury, Vermont

Children of ALMA MOON and HARRY RUSSELL are: i. FRANCIS11 MOON, b. July 02, 1930. ii. WILLIAM RUSSELL, b. June 12, 1936. iii. HAROLD RUSSELL, b. September 29, 1937; d. 1995. Notes for HAROLD RUSSELL: Died in logging accident in 1995.


iv. RALPH RUSSELL, b. November 11, 1942.


22. LEWIS ARTHUR MOON10 (COOLEY) (*CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born July 07, 1921 in Stephentown, New York. He d. January 17, 2003 in Queensbury, NY. He married 1)RUTH ELINOR MIDDLETON August 09, 1941 in Baptist Church, Fort Edward, N.Y.. She was born September 14, 1918 in Fort Edward, N.Y., and died September 10, 1972 in Glens Falls, N.Y. 2) Gloria

Notes for LEWIS ARTHUR MOON (COOLEY): Lewis was sent to the Troy Orphanage in Troy N.Y. when his father Charles died. He was adopted by a family named Cooley. They were wealthy. Was in World War II.

His name is spelled Louis on his Moon birth certificate. The birth order reads: Number of children born to this mother, including this birth - 8 Number of children now living - 7

More About LEWIS (COOLEY) and RUTH MIDDLETON: Marriage: August 09, 1941, Baptist Church, Fort Edward, N.Y.

Children of LEWIS (COOLEY) and RUTH MIDDLETON are: i. SHARON RUTH11 COOLEY, b. May 04, 1947. ii. DONNA LEE COOLEY, b. December 11, 1950. iii. WILLIAM ARTHUR COOLEY, b. May 29, 1954.


23. CLARA AGNES10 MOON (*CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born September 07, 1925 in Stephentown, New York. She married EDISON MCCLAMMA 1945 in Florida. He died 1992.

Notes for CLARA AGNES MOON: Agnes was only 21/2 years old when her father died. She was taken to the Troy Orphanage, where she was fostered out to a family named Cleveland. She wasn't adopted by them until she was 12 years old. She says that they didn't treat her very well. At 20 she married Ed McClamma and had a very happy life with him and their children, until his death in 1992. I spoke her on May 30, 1997 and found her to be such a lovely woman. She is deeply religious and says that her faith has gotten her through all her life.

Agnes' Moon birth certificate reads: Number of children born to this mother, including present birth - 10 Number of children of this mother, now living - 8

More About EDISON MCCLAMMA and CLARA MOON: Marriage: 1945, Florida

Children of CLARA MOON and EDISON MCCLAMMA are: 33. i. DAVID LEWIS11 MCCLAMMA, b. October 17, 1951, Florida. 34. ii. DAWN EMILY MCCLAMMA, b. May 01, 1953, Florida.


24. RUSSELL10 MOON (*CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born December 19, 1918 in Stephentown, New York, and died May 22, 1997 in Westerly, RI. He married (1) MARIAN CURRIER. He married (2) MARION FLORENCE CURRIER July 06, 1946 in Lebanon Springs, NY, Columbia County, daughter of ERNEST CURRIER and FLORENCE PRATT. She was born 1924.

Notes for RUSSELL MOON: On Russell's birth certificate, it reads: Number of children born and now living - 6

His obituary reads:" Russell Moon, 78 World War 11 Veteran

Russell Moon, 78 of 68 School St., Westerly, R.I., died Thursday at Westerly Nursing Home.

Born in Stephentown on Dec. 9, 1918, the son of Charles and Clara Houghtling Moon, he was a graduate of New Lebanon High School and a World War 2 Army veteran.

Mr. Moon was employed by United Airlines as a mechanic.

He leaves his wife, the former Marion Currier; three sons, Stephen Moon of Westerly, Phillip Moon of Stockton, Calif., and David Moon of Northfield, N.H.; a daughter, Ruth Johnson of Hopkinton, R.I.; a brother, Lewis Cooley of Queensbury, R.I.; a sister, Agnes McClamma of Largo, Fla., and 16 grandchildren."

Uncle Russell encouraged several of us in the family to look into the family tree and put together a comprehensive history of the family. His death saddens us, because we know that there was much more information that he had, that we didn't have the opportunity to get from him, and the current results of our efforts will not be realized by him. His encouragement will be missed.

In a note from Stephentown: " Deborah Knapp said Russel Moon was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Knapp". Don't believe that this is true, because he was always Russell Moon and in all of his correspondence, he never said anything other than he was taken in by the Knapp's.

More About RUSSELL MOON: Cause of Death: heart disease

More About RUSSELL MOON and MARION CURRIER: Marriage: July 06, 1946, Lebanon Springs, NY, Columbia County

Children of RUSSELL MOON and MARION CURRIER are: i. STEPHEN11 MOON. ii. PHILLIP MOON. iii. RUTH MOON. iv. DAVID MOON.


25. ENID10 HOLT (EDITH9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born December 10, 1925. She married WALLACE CORNELL February 04, 1945.

Notes for ENID HOLT: In a conversation with Enid in April, 2000, she told me that her mother, Edith, who was Clara Houghtling Moon's sister, wanted to take Clara's children, Lewis and Agnes in after the death of their father, Charles Moon, but due to the fact that Edith was pregnant with Enid at the time of Charles' death, and had other small children at the time, she could not take them in. This was very sad for Edith, but circumsances being what they were, nothing else could be done.

More About WALLACE CORNELL and ENID HOLT: Marriage: February 04, 1945

Children of ENID HOLT and WALLACE CORNELL are: i. DAVID11 CORNELL. ii. SUSAN CORNELL. iii. BILLY CORNELL. iv. TIMOTHY CORNELL. v. GREGORY CORNELL.

Generation No. 11

26. BARBARA LOIS11 LACATELL (LOIS IZETTA10 SWEENER, FLORA LOUISE9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born July 11, 1922 in Pittsfield, Mass.. She married DANIEL SMITH March 28, 1942 in Pittsfield, Mass..

More About DANIEL SMITH and BARBARA LACATELL: Marriage: March 28, 1942, Pittsfield, Mass.

Children of BARBARA LACATELL and DANIEL SMITH are: i. DANIEL12 SMITH, 111, b. January 05, 1943. ii. DAVID LOUIS SMITH, b. January 27, 1946. iii. GORDON CLARK SMITH, b. June 15, 1949. iv. GLENN FRANKLIN SMITH, b. September 25, 1954. v. STEVEN EDWARD SMITH, b. May 10, 1958.


27. *GLADYS ISABEL11 SWEENER (*FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born February 25, 1929 in Stephentown, New York, and died November 20, 1999 in Hickory, North Carolina. She married *EDWIN A. MARTINSON, JR. January 22, 1949 in Stephentown, New York, son of *EDWIN MARTINSON and *DOROTHY MCVEIGH. He was born April 12, 1926 in Boston, Mass..

More About *GLADYS ISABEL SWEENER: Burial: January 2000, Newton, NC Cause of Death: Complications following several strokes Memorial Service: January 22, 2000, Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church, Lebanon Springs, NY

More About *EDWIN MARTINSON and *GLADYS SWEENER: Marriage: January 22, 1949, Stephentown, New York Marriage Fact: Married by Rev. Oscar Arnold, at Stephentown Center Baptist Church

Children of *GLADYS SWEENER and *EDWIN MARTINSON are: 35. i. *CHRISTINE BRITA12 MARTINSON, b. February 17, 1950, Samaritan Hospital, Troy, New York. 36. ii. ERIC EDWIN MARTINSON, b. December 21, 1950, Pittsfield, Mass.. iii. RICHARD THOMAS MARTINSON, b. August 17, 1954, Pittsfield, Mass.. 37. iv. PATRICIA JEAN MARTINSON, b. February 04, 1956, Pittsfield, Mass..


28. ELLA MALIN11 SWEENER (*FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born February 03, 1931 in Stephentown, New York. She married HOWARD GEORGE AMIDON November 18, 1948 in Lebanon Springs, New York, son of GEORGE AMIDON and AGNES SHEPHARD. He was born November 13, 1920 in Cherry Plain, NY, and died March 11, 1997 in Cherry Plain, NY.

More About ELLA MALIN SWEENER: Fact 1: baptized at Stephentown Center Baptist Church, Step. Ctr., NY

More About HOWARD GEORGE AMIDON: Medical Information: Died following a long battle with cancer.

More About HOWARD AMIDON and ELLA SWEENER: Marriage: November 18, 1948, Lebanon Springs, New York Marriage Fact: Married by Rev. Oscar Arnold at his home

Children of ELLA SWEENER and HOWARD AMIDON are: 38. i. CHARLES JOHN12 AMIDON, b. July 16, 1953. 39. ii. HOWARD GEORGE AMIDON, b. July 15, 1956.


29. NELSON "PETE" WILLIS11 SWEENER (*FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born July 26, 1933 in Stephentown, New York. He married JOANNE PERROTTO May 20, 1956 in Troy, New York, daughter of JOSEPH PERROTTO and MARY MORROW. She was born March 07, 1936 in Troy, New York, and died May 23, 1998 in Troy, New York.

Notes for NELSON "PETE" WILLIS SWEENER: From Anne Marie Sweener's notes:

"Nelson graduated from Berlin Central High in 1953. He was in the Army from . While in the Army his sister-in-law Ruth asked Joann Peratto, a girl she worked with, if she would write to Pete. Joann agreed.

When Nelson and Joann married, they settled in Troy, N.Y. Nelson went to Albany Business School. After that he got a job working for Garety Lumber Co. In Sept. 1958, Nelson and Joann, along with son Nelson, Jr. and daughter Ann Marie moved to Boston, Mass. (Nelson's job had transferred him) In June 1972, Nelson gave up his job of 14 years and he and Joann, along with their seven children, moved back to N.Y., as they felt that Boston was getting too bad to continue raising a family there. They settled in Berlin, about 10 miles from where Nelson grew up." Nelson served as Berlin's Town Assessor for about 19 years, until 2003, when he retired, turning the office over to his daughter in law, Nancy, wife of his son Joe. In August, 2002, he re-married and moved to Troy, NY. His wife is Margaret (Peggy)O'Brien.

From Anne Marie Sweener's notes:

"Nelson graduated from Berlin Central High in 1953. He was in the Army from While in the Army his sister-in-law Ruth asked Joann Peratto, a girl she worked with, if she would write to Pete. Joann agreed.

When Nelson and Joann married, they settled in Troy, N.Y. Nelson went to Albany Business School. After that he got a job working for Garety Lumber Co. In Sept. 1958, Nelson and Joann, along with son Nelson, Jr. and daughter Ann Marie moved to Boston, Mass. (Nelson's job had transferred him) In June 1972, Nelson gave up his job of 14 years and he and Joann, along with their seven children, moved back to N.Y., as they felt that Boston was getting too bad to continue raising a family there. They settled in Berlin, about 10 miles from where Nelson grew up."


More About NELSON "PETE" WILLIS SWEENER: Fact 1: July 26, 1933, Born on Wednesday, at home

Notes for JOANNE PERROTTO: Joanne's obituary:

May 23, 1998

"Joanne T. Perroto, 62

Berlin-Joanne T. Perrotto Sweener, 62, of Sand Bank Road, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after being stricken at her residence. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Morrow Perrotto. She attended Catholic Central High School in Troy and did work for Tiny Town Togs and Cluett Peabody & Company in Troy. In 1958, she moved to Boston, where she was a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout den mother. Mrs. Sweener moved to Berlin in 1972 and was a cashier at St. Mary's Hospital, retiring in 1994 because of a disability. Before that she worked at Bennington Health and Rehab. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Berlin, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post of the Taconic Valley and teh Berlin Senior Citizens, where she was the treasurer. Mrs. Sweener enjoyed playing cards at the senior center. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Nelson W. "Pete" Sweener, Sr., four sons, Nelson W., Jr. and David J. both of Troy, and Marc and Joseph M., both of Berlin; three daughters, Ann Marie of Hoosick Falls, Julie Ann and Mary D., both of Troy; two brothers, Anthony Perrotto of Troy and Samuel Perrotto of East Greenbush; three sisters, Gloria Perrotto of Albany and Phyllis Perrotto and Virginia Gorman, both of Troy; and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be at 9:15a.m. Turesday from the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 Route 43 in Stephentown, and at 10a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Berlin with Rev. Ken Gregory, sacramental minister, officiating. Burial will be in Berlin Community Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 8 Monday at the funeral home."

June 15, 1998

In March of 1997, I located Uncle Pete and Aunt Joanne after nearly 30 years of not knowing that they had moved back to New York State. In July of 1997, my husband, daughter Lindsay, and I went to visit and we had a wonderful time. Both very loving people, we enjoyed several afternoons with them, looking at pictures, talking about bygone days and even went on a town tour with Uncle Pete, when he showed us many of the places that held significance in his youth. In the months since that visit, Aunt Joanne and I spoke often on the phone. She would call me every month or so if I hadn't called and ask why I hadn't called her. We had great conversations and I felt that I had gotten to know her somewhat. She was a sweet woman, who was adored by her children and grandchildren. She was not well when I saw her, and her daughter Ann has said that she was sicker than she let on but she didn't let it keep her from having a get together at their home on Sand Bank Road and coming to Eric's house in Massachusetts for a good old fashioned meal of New Orleans gumbo and potato salad, courtesy of my husband Clint. She knew of my trip in July 1998 to New York and said that she was looking forward to me coming to see her. I regret deeply that I will not see her or talk with her again. I feel her loss deeply and feel especially cheated by the years that passed when I did not know that they had returned to Berlin and could not find them. I continue to stay in touch with Uncle Pete and will spend as much time with him as I possibly can this summer. Rest in peace, Aunt Joanne. We love you.

More About JOANNE PERROTTO: Cause of Death: Respitory and Heart failure

More About NELSON SWEENER and JOANNE PERROTTO: Marriage: May 20, 1956, Troy, New York

Children of NELSON SWEENER and JOANNE PERROTTO are: 40. i. NELSON WILLIS JR.12 SWEENER, b. October 06, 1957, Troy, New York. ii. ANNE MARIE SWEENER, b. July 27, 1958. iii. DAVID JOSEPH SWEENER, b. October 29, 1960. iv. MARK EDWARD SWEENER, b. November 10, 1962. 41. v. JOSEPH MATTHEW SWEENER, b. January 24, 1968, Boston, Mass.. 42. vi. JULIE ANN SWEENER, b. January 24, 1968. vii. MARY DORIS SWEENER, b. December 22, 1971.


30. JAMES FREDERICK (SR.)11 SWEENER (*FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born April 08, 1935 in Stephentown, New York. He married (1) RUTH ETHEL SNOOK July 25, 1952 in Troy, New York. She was born June 25, 1935, and died December 16, 1993. He married (2) ALBERTA RAKENTINE September 12, 1986 in Kingsland, Camden County, GA.. She was born February 10, 1928 in New Jersey.

Notes for JAMES FREDERICK (SR.) SWEENER: Middle name was taken from a neighbor and friend of Gram and Gramp, Fredericka Haley. This was told to me by Aunt Ella.

During the week of July 19-23, I visited with Uncle Jim and his wife Alberta (Bert), in their home in Edgewater, Florida. I enjoyed our visits and long conversations. They are a great couple who are very suited for each other. Uncle Jim credits Bert with saving his life and he treats her with much love and respect. I am happy that they found each other and that they can enjoy their retirement years together.

More About JAMES FREDERICK (SR.) SWEENER: Fact 1: April 08, 1935, Born on Monday, at home.

More About JAMES SWEENER and RUTH SNOOK: Marriage: July 25, 1952, Troy, New York

More About JAMES SWEENER and ALBERTA RAKENTINE: Marriage: September 12, 1986, Kingsland, Camden County, GA.

Child of JAMES SWEENER and RUTH SNOOK is: 43. i. JAMES FREDERICK12 SWEENER, JR., b. December 07, 1955.


31. ANNA CLARA11 SWEENER (*FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born December 12, 1937 in Stephentown, New York. She married (1) ERVING LARKIN January 16, 1955. He was born May 21, 1935. She married (2) EDMUND CHARLES GERALDI May 10, 1960 in Reno, Nevada, son of CHARLES GERALDI and OLIVE JAMES. He was born March 21, 1911 in Chatham, New York.

More About ANNA CLARA SWEENER: Fact 1: December 12, 1937, Born on Friday. Fact 2: Baptized Congregational Church Covina, California

More About ERVING LARKIN and ANNA SWEENER: Marriage: January 16, 1955

More About EDMUND CHARLES GERALDI: Fact 1: Baptized Congregational Church, Covina California

More About EDMUND GERALDI and ANNA SWEENER: Marriage: May 10, 1960, Reno, Nevada

Children of ANNA SWEENER and ERVING LARKIN are: 44. i. FREDERICK ERVING12 LARKIN, b. August 03, 1955. 45. ii. SARAH ANN LARKIN, b. August 09, 1957.

Children of ANNA SWEENER and EDMUND GERALDI are: 46. iii. CHARLES EDMUND12 GERALDI, b. November 19, 1960. iv. STUART FLOYD GERALDI, b. October 12, 1962, Calif.; m. LAURIE CHITTENDEN, June 24, 1988, New Lebanon, New York. More About STUART GERALDI and LAURIE CHITTENDEN: Marriage: June 24, 1988, New Lebanon, New York


47. v. FLORENCE OLIVE GERALDI, b. July 18, 1970, Baldwin Park, Calif..


32. DOUGLAS ARTHUR11 SWEENER (*FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born August 22, 1942 in Stephentown, New York. He married JANET EDNA BREW January 26, 1963 in Stephentown, New York, daughter of GILBERT BREW and EDNA BREW. She was born January 24, 1945 in Nassau, New York.

More About DOUGLAS ARTHUR SWEENER: Fact 1: August 22, 1942, Born on Sunday, at home.

More About DOUGLAS SWEENER and JANET BREW: Marriage: January 26, 1963, Stephentown, New York Marriage Fact: January 26, 1963, Married at Ella Sweener Amidon's home in Cherry Plain, New York

Children of DOUGLAS SWEENER and JANET BREW are: 48. i. DOUGLAS ARTHUR12 SWEENER, b. April 12, 1965. ii. LEWIS JOHN SWEENER, b. December 01, 1967; m. DAWN MARIE ALLEN, September 14, 1991. More About LEWIS SWEENER and DAWN ALLEN: Marriage: September 14, 1991


49. iii. HARRY JOSEPH SWEENER, b. April 12, 1969, Stephentown, New York. 50. iv. JANET LEIGH SWEENER, b. July 02, 1970, albany, NY.


33. DAVID LEWIS11 MCCLAMMA (CLARA AGNES10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born October 17, 1951 in Florida. He married ROBIN MOONEYHAM.

Children of DAVID MCCLAMMA and ROBIN MOONEYHAM are: i. JENNIFER LYNN12 MCCLAMMA, b. November 22, 1977. ii. AMANDA JOY MCCLAMMA, b. December 11, 1979. iii. BETH ANN ELIZABETH MCCLAMMA, b. June 29, 1981.


34. DAWN EMILY11 MCCLAMMA (CLARA AGNES10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born May 01, 1953 in Florida. She married (1) MICHAEL BIXLER. She married (2) KEVIN THOMAS MURPHY. She married (3) JERRY DAVID DUNN.

Child of DAWN MCCLAMMA and MICHAEL BIXLER is: 51. i. CHRISTY LYNN12 BIXLER, b. August 13, 1970, Florida.

Children of DAWN MCCLAMMA and KEVIN MURPHY are: ii. PATRICK DANIEL12 MURPHY, b. October 09, 1976. iii. SEAN THOMAS MURPHY, b. August 09, 1983.

Generation No. 12

35. *CHRISTINE BRITA12 MARTINSON (*GLADYS ISABEL11 SWEENER, *FLORENCE DORIS10 MOON, *CLARA D.9 HOUGHTLING, *FREDERICK8, *DAVID7, *WILLIAM (WILHELM)6, *TOBIAS5, *MATHYS4 HOOGTEELING, *JACOB3, *MATHYS COENRATSEN2 HOUGHTALING, *COENRADT1) was born February 17, 1950 in Samaritan Hospital, Troy, New York. She married (1) ERWIN HANKE February 08, 1969 in Wilmington, Massachusetts, son of ERWIN HANKE and IRENE BROWN. He was born February 17, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts. She married (2) CLINTON ADAM ORDONE, JR. May 09, 1980 in Kenner, Louisiana, son of CLINTON ORDONE and HILDA BERTHELOT. He was born April 02, 1944 in Westwego, Louisiana.

Notes for *CHRISTINE BRITA MARTINSON: A wonderful quote that was heard in a movie: "Ancestors - At this moment, I am the sole reason that they ever existed at all".

The generations go on, but I will not continue, as they are living and quite young.

Houghtling listings in Stephentown Living Gravestones Collections


The Stephentown Historical Society has a huge collection of index cards, for each person who has ever lived in the town of Stephentown. Below is a listing of all of the Houghltings (all of the various spellings) found in this collection. The cards are done in note fashion, and not always full sentences. Below are all of the cards, in transcribed form, as they are found in the collection:

Hotaling, Aaron – 1892-May 9, 1936 Garfield Cemetery; m. Hazel; 1918 tax, wood lot, 50 acres, $125.00; borders e - Matthews; s – Chase; w – Poole; same tax in 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924.

Houghtaling, Abbie N. – East Nassau Cemetery, Sec. 2; m. Edward H. ?; 1879- March 30, 1942; Joseph & Frances Glaughsey, 5-1st Albany, Rens., were in charge of funeral arrangements; may be kin.

Hotaling, Allen – Lebanon Springs, Evergreens Cemetery; 22 B. Sec.; d. May 18, 1977, cholangotis, cholecepstitis, septacenia and shock; 80 yrs. Old, b. Hillsdale

Houghtling, Amos – Garfield; Dec. 9, 1883 – Dec. 3, 1953; listed as student in School #7 Garfield; in 1925 census, Garfield; son of Frederick and Eunice (Hayes); m. Mae; Registered Republican in W. Stephentown in 1926;

Houghtling, Andrew a/k/a/ Rube; Sept. 10, 1910 – Jan. 20, 1985; W.W. II Veteran; 1982 tax, .26 acres, Co. Hgwy 26, $1,500; son of Henry and Sophia (Miller) Houghtling, (son of Frederick and Eunice); graveside services were held April 28, 2985; served in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland; lived with James and Amelia Jacobs and after their deaths, with their son Eugene; a logger; siblings Harold of S. Bethlehem, Louis of Stephentown and Harry of Albany.

Houghtaling, Bonnie – WW II nurse

Houghtling, Carrie Face – East Nassau Cemetery; 1875 – Feb. 13, 1935; Earlston Face of Stottsville; next of kin at funeral.

Houghtlaling, Carrie Launt – East Nassau Cemetery; Sec. 2, 1882-1971

Houghtling, Charles G. – East Nassau Cemetery Sec. 2; 1848-1918; in 1870 he was listed in East Nassau; Co. A. 128 Reg. NY Inf. Vol. Civil War; Registered for draft June 29, 1862, age 23; Listed in J2 of Beers 1876 map; owned the house at intersection of Garfield and Gentile Roads which later was owned by Dr. Smith.

Houghtling, Clara – Listed in school district # 7, Garfield School; Married Charles Moon, son of John Henry Moon and Almira Seeley; Clara died at 34 years in 1925, 2 ½ months after giving birth to her 10th child in 16 years. Charles died 2 years later, leaving 8 children parentless, the youngest being 2 ½ years old.

Houghtling, David – photo taken as a child (1887) in album 1 (on site, see pic on Strait Family page).

Houghtaling, Edward H. – East Nassau, Sec. 2; m. Abbie N.; 1877-1949; 1911 tax, 4 acres, Mrs. E. Williams Place on road from Thomas Schoolhouse to Hoags Corners, $150.00; same in 1910; 1919 tax, 80 acres, Huntington Place, $350.00, bordered – s. Allen, w. – Mecham, n. – Schillinger.

Houghtling, Elizabeth – Garfield Cemetery; 1911- ; wife of Spencer

Houghtaling, Ellen E. Beers – East Nassau Cemetery Sec. 2, wife of Hiram, mother of Hiram, Jr., 1840-1910.

Houghtling, Elmer – Garfield Cem; d. March 31, 1887, age 11 years 2 months; b. 1877; son of Frederick and Eunice (Hayes) Houghtling; epitaph: “Our darling boy rest in the arms of Jesus.”

Hotaling, Elsie D. – Garfield Cem; m. George T. Hunt; in 1925 she was listed in census as 42; issue: Frank, Thomas m. Ruth E. and Janette I.

Hotaling, Emma G. – Evergreens Cemetery 22 B; Pittsfield; d. November 23, 1980; cva. Cerebral hemorrhage; widower 87 years.

Houghting, Eunice Hayes – Garfield Cemetery; Jan. 1, 1856 – Sept. 7, 1838; age 82y; 1925 census, lived in Garfield, mother of Amos, Walter 27, Spencer 31; wife of Frederick, mother of Elmer; daughter of Henry and Louisa (James) Hayes; member Presbyterian Church where her funeral was held; Rev. Edgar DeGroff officiated at funeral; Issue – Henry, Amos, Spencer, Flora (m. Franklin Lewis Sweener), Edith (m. William Holt), Clara (m. Charles Moon); Siblings – Elsie (m. Elmer Evans) and Elisha Hayes of Pownal, VT.; 1916 tax 14 acres, $300 farm bordered s & w highway, e & n Mrs. Cherevoy and 30 acres $25.00 wood lot, the same in 1913, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924; Garfield registered Republican 1926. Hotaling, Frank R. - August 20, 1916 – November 18, 1984; lived at Ski Lodge Trailer Park, West Lebanon; b. in that town, son of Aaron and Hazel McWain Hotaling; WWII Vet and self-employed well driller; member American Legion; m. Margaret Schermerhorn; issue – Edward of West Lebanon and Richard of Valatie, Joan of West Lebanon and Patricia of Tacoma, Washington.

Hotaling, Franklin – son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hotaling, b. Feb. 10, 1944

Houghtling, Frederick – Garfield Cemetery; April 1, 1850 – June 13, 1912; cancer of stomach; m. Eunice Hayes; issue Elmer and 4 daughters and 4 other sons; 1911 tax 14 acres farm on Garfield Road to Lebanon $300; also 30 acres with same directions, wood lot, $25. and 1 dog, same in 1910; Rev. E.M. Roel, Stephentown Center Baptist Church officiated at funeral.

Houghtling, George H. – East Nassau Cemetery Sec. 2; 1873-1910

Houghtling, Gilbert J. m. Jane Eliza, East Nassau Cemetery, Sec. 2; 1826-1901

Houghtling, Harold W. – son of Henry H. and Sophia

Houghtaling, Mrs. Harriet – Evergreens Cemetery, daughter of Alvah and Elcy Waite; d. January 20, 1884, 62 years

Houghtling, Harry A. – son of Henry and Sophia; d. November 20, 1938; Rev. Silvernail officiated at funeral which was paid for by the Town of New Lebanon; registered for draft June 12, 1917, age 44, as a laborer; Garfield, b. June 8, 1873 (note – this date is not right)

Hotaling, Hazel – Garfield Cem. 1891-1953, wife of Aaron Hotaling

Houghtaling, Helen A. – At school #9, Garfield, her teacher was Mrs. Mary Ward, 1925 was winner in poultry project and received a free trip to NY State College of Agriculture through Rensselaer County Junior Extension.

Houghtling, Helen E. – daughter of Henry and Sophia

Houghtling, Henrietta F. – East Nassau, Sec. 2; wife of Charles G, 1853-1915 Houghtaling, Henry H. – Garfield Cemetery, 1873-1961; 1925 census, Garfield 51y, road laborer, m. Sophia A. Miller 36; father of Helen E. 15; Andrew 8; Harold W. 6; Lewis H. (Jake) 3; Harry A. infant; 1919 tax farm 2 acres, $175. Borders e.- Marren, n. – Alderman, w. – Waterman, s. – highway; same in 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924; 1910 taxed for 1 dog; Garfield registered Democrat 1926.

Hotaling, Henryetta – Stephentown 1916 tax rolls 89 rods, $15.00, house and lot, borders w – highway, n. – brook; 1911 non-resident tax, same as above on Garfield-East Nassau Road $15.00; same as above 1910, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1918.

Houghtaling, Hiram – East Nassau, Sec. 2; m. Ellen E. Beers; Co. I – 91st Reg. NYS Vols., 1833-1863, Civil War Vet.

Houghtaling, Hiram, Jr. – East Nassau, Sec. 2; son of Hiram & Ellen E. 1862-1913

Houghtling, Jacob – East Nassau Sec. 2; m. Rebecca, d. Dec. 17, 1873, 74 years; b. 1799; Epitaph – “Father thou has gone and left us/here on earth a while to stay/ but we hope again to meet you/Ne’er to part through endless day”

Houghtling, Jane Eliza Hogaboom – East Nassau, Sec. 2; wife of Gilbert J; 1829 – May 22, 1869 at 40y10m18d; epitaph “None knew but to love her”

Houghtling, John & Dale – Stephentown 1982 tax, 2 acres, city highway 28, $31,000. Son of Louis (Jake) and Lillian. Later divorced; John in N.C. (note: Lillian was a big John Wayne fan, so she named her sons John and Wayne); John graduated New Lebanon Central School in 1968.

Houghlting, Louis H. (Jake) – son of Henry and Sophia; d. in 1998; m. Lillian, who predeceased Jake by a number of years. Garfield Cem.

Houghtaling, Libbie – East Nassau Sec. 2; wife of John L. d. June 15, 1884, 23 years, 6months; epitaph – “Farewell oh dearest wife/Thou hast ever good and kind/ And thy memory’s fondly cherished/ By those thou hast left behind”

Houghtling, Lillian – Garfield Cemetery; b. 1926 – (no death date on card); wife of Louis

Houghtling, Lloyd – Garfield Cemetery; October 2, 1907-Janaury 17, 1925; age 17; listed in Garfield District School #7; he was killed when hunting rabbits. When digging a rabbit out of his hole, he was shot by his own gun. His 8 years old brother Andrew, who was with him, was sent home by Lloyd, about ¼ mile away, for help. Was dead when father and neighbors arrived. Son of Henry and Sophia, who was son of Frederick and Eunice (Hayes) Houghtling.

Houghtling, Mae – Garfield Cemetery; wife of Amos; 1882-1940

Houghtaling, Margaret Johnson – Hillside Cemetery Sec. A Lot 50 & A 61; November 9, 1887-July 10, 1969; sister of Derwood V. Johnson

Houghtaling, Mathias – from Beers 1873 Atlas – he was a farmer, West Lebanon

Houghtling, May – daughter of Frederick and Eunice (Hayes) Houghting (note: I was told that she was actually the daughter of Frederick and Eunice’s daughter Ruth, and raised by Frederick and Eunice as their own.)

Houghtling, Minnie J. – East Nassau Sec. 1; 1879-1955; m. Alta J. Diamond

Houghting, Rebecca – East Nassau Sec. 1; m. Jacob; b. 1799 d. March 29, 1875 age 76 years; epitaph: “Mother thou hast gone to meet him/Who was once thy bosom friend/Yes he’s ready stands to greet you/Where your joys shall never end”

Houghtaling, Sarah A. – East Nassau Sec. 2; m. Samuel; 1830-November 5, 1886, 56 years 7months; on same stone with husband, epitaph, “We mourn our loss”

Houghtaling, Silas B. – Kittle Cemetery; Sept. 29, 1884 – March 29, 1885; son of William & Martha; epitaph, “Sleep on sweet child/And take thy rest/God called thee home/When he thought best”

Houghtling, Sophia A. – Garfield Cemetery; 1889-1961; daughter of Clarissa Green and Hiram Reynolds; m. Henry Houghtling; Garfield Registered Democrat 1926.

Houghtling, Spencer Dowd – Garfield Cemetery; 1894-1961; attended District School #7 Garfield; son of Frederick & Eunice (Hayes) Houghtling; WW I Vet.; Garfield registered Republican 1926; registered for draft June 23, 1917 age 23, bottler labeler was occupation; b. June 26, 1893.

Houghtling, Walter Smith – Garfield Cemetery; d. October 26, 1934, age 36, NY Private, 164 Inf. 41 Div. WW I; son of Frederick & Eunice Hayes Houghtling; Garfield registered Democrat – 1926; The first overseas veteran of Stephentown to die; siblings Henry, Amos, Spencer, all of Garfield, Edith Holt, Flora Sweener, Ruth, Clara; he lived with his mother; Funeral held at Presbyterian Church.

Houghtaling, William – East Nassau Sec. 2; 2 Mass. Cavalry Spanish-American War.

Houghtaling, William M. – East Nassau Sec. 2; Ohio Pvt. 158 Depot Brig WW I; November 13, 1893 – October 23, 1947.

Hi Tina....I went thru the obits and these are the ones I am related to...can you tell me if you are related to the same ones and can you tell me more about Mathias (what is the Beers Atlas?)

Houghtlaling, Carrie Launt - East Nassau Cemetery; Sec. 2, 1882-1971 (my grandmother Ora's sister)

Houghtaling, Edward H. - East Nassau, Sec. 2; m. Abbie N.; 1877-1949; 1911 tax, 4 acres, Mrs. E. Williams Place on road from Thomas Schoolhouse to Hoags Corners, $150.00; same in 1910; 1919 tax, 80 acres, Huntington Place, $350.00, bordered - s. Allen, w. - Mecham, n. - Schillinger. (my grandmother Ora's brother)

Houghtling, Charles G. - East Nassau Cemetery Sec. 2; 1848-1918; in 1870 he was listed in East Nassau; Co. A. 128 Reg. NY Inf. Vol. Civil War; Registered for draft June 29, 1862, age 23; Listed in J2 of Beers 1876 map; owned the house at intersection of Garfield and Gentile Roads which later was owned by Dr. Smith. (possibly the relative who went to the Civil war...not sure on this yet)


Houghtaling, Edward H. - East Nassau, Sec. 2; m. Abbie N.; 1877-1949; 1911 tax, 4 acres, Mrs. E. Williams Place on road from Thomas Schoolhouse to Hoags Corners, $150.00; same in 1910; 1919 tax, 80 acres, Huntington Place, $350.00, bordered - s. Allen, w. - Mecham, n. - Schillinger .( my grandmother Ora's brother)


Houghtaling, Libbie - East Nassau Sec. 2; wife of John L. d. June 15, 1884, 23 years, 6months; epitaph - "Farewell oh dearest wife/Thou hast ever good and kind/ And thy memory's fondly cherished/ By those thou hast left behind" (my gt grandmother, Ora's mother)


Houghtaling, Mathias - from Beers 1873 Atlas - he was a farmer, West Lebanon

(I have to find the Beers 1873 Atlas---I believe Mathias was the same one who was the father of John Lysander Houghtaling who was my gt grandfather so Mathias would be my gt gt grandfather married to Sarah Babcock)---this is the connection we need to find more on. Dody White