Corner of Salt Point Rd. & Fawdrey
Rd., Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, N.Y.
Daniel Fawdrey home, circa 1950, when occupied by Fred
Fawdrey and his wife Reta
Mae Stokes. Standing from left to right are: Fred
Fawdrey, Leon Washburn, Donald T. Jenkins, Beulah (Washburn) Jenkins,
(dau. of Pauline & Gordon),
Annie Zimmerman (in back), Pauline
(wife of Gordon), Reta Mae
(Stokes) Fawdrey wife of Fred, Ada
(Stokes) Washburn Reta's sister, Margery
Reta (Washburn) Gordinier, Elmo Fee, William W. Washburn.
Seated from left to right are: Gordon
Fawdrey (son of Fred & Reta), Leon
(son of Margery & Donald),
Donald Gordinier, and Marilyn
1864 map showing location
of the home of "D. Fawdry". The vertical
road on which the home is situated is the Old Salt Point Road, and
the perpendicular road is the Fawdrey Rd. Note the George
Harris home, just due west of the intersection, is still
standing, as seen in the aerial view at right.
aerial view. See
a larger aerial view.
Fawdrey was born 1810 at Downhill Farm, in Hailey, Oxfordshire,
England, according to the research of Bob Ward, descendant. In 1833 he
married Susanna Fox (a.k.a. Faulks), born about 1811
in Cambridge, Oxfordshire, England.
1834, Daniel and Susanna left England from London aboard the steamer Montreal.
They arrived at New York and eventually settled in the Town of Hounsfield,
Jefferson Co., New York, in the neighborhood known as Camps Mills.
It is not clear from available
sources whether Daniel built or purchased his home on Salt
Point Road. It is also not clear what year the structure was erected,
though it appears on maps as early as 1855.
The road adjacent to the property eventually took on the name of the family
and is still known today as the "Fawdrey Road."
Daniel died 5 January
1880, aged 69 years. Susanna died 1 December 1880. Both are buried in
Sulpher Springs Cemetery.
and Susanna had seven children, as follows:
Henry, born June 1835, died 1913; married Sarah
Cady. Henry was educated at Union Academy of Belleville and
Union College. He engaged in teaching and was then in the commission
business at Albany for about thirty years. In 1894 he returned to Sacket
Harbor and located on the old homestead, where he retired. He was a
very prominent Mason in the city of Albany, and also a member of K.
a farmer, born 22 September 1836, died 1925; married Caroline
Harris of Wolfe's Island, Ontario,
Canada, daughter of John Harris and Anna Faulks
of Oxfordshire, England, who also immigrated to Hounsfield in 1834.
G., born 10 March 1864, died 23 February 1928; married
Daniel E. Fitzgerald.
born May 1870; married Edward Cobb.
born about 1867, and died 1915; married Alice M. Harris.
a physician, born 1838, died 13 February 1906 at Watertown; married
Adelaide Hazelton, and resided in Barnes Corners, Jefferson
Co., New York.
born 1839, died 1904; married Jackson Squires, resided
in Adams, Jefferson Co., New York.
born 1842, died 17 October 1917 in Adams Center, resided in Hounsfield,
Jefferson Co., New York; married Sophia J. Marsh, daughter
of James Marsh and Sarah Membery.
Fawdrey, born 17 March 1877 in Hounsfield, died 2 June
1966; married 18 January 1899, Reta Mae Stokes,
daughter of John L. Stokes and Lydia Kennedy.
and sister of Ada Mae (Stokes) Washburn.
Ann, born April 1846, died 1914; married Leon Sheldon
Sackett, resided in Adams, Jefferson Co., New York.
Caroline, born 1815, died 1913; married in 1874 Walter
at the Fawdrey Home, circa 1945. From left to right in the back row are:
Annie Zimmerman, cousin of Reta
(Stokes) Fawdrey, Pauline (Maxon) Fawdrey,
Washburn, daughter of Ada (Stokes), Ada
(Stokes) Washburn, sister of Reta Mae,
Margery (Washburn) Gordinier, daughter
of Ada (Stokes). From
left to right in the front row are:
Marilyn "Mickey" Gordinier, Dottie Fawdrey, unidientified
girl, Jeannie Fawdrey, Skipper (adopted
son of Pauline & Gordon Fawdrey) and Reta May Stokes,
wife of Fred Fawdrey.
of the Fawdrey home, as seen from the northwestern corner of the
intersection of Fawdrey Road and old Salt Point Road, October 2006.
of October 2006, the home appears to no longer be occupied and has
fallen into disrepair.
and archival photos, and calling card images, from the personal collection
of Mark Wentling.
Bob. German Bob's Ancestral Home Page. http://familytreemaker.
genealogy.com/users/w/a/r/Robert-E-Ward/index.html. [Visited on 22 October
Mark A. "Forget Me Not": 19th-Century Calling Cards
from Hounsfield's Past. Online at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/jefferson/
hounsfield/cards/callingcards.html. [Visited 22 October 2006].
FAWDREY FAMILY. Contributed by Bob
Ward. Jefferson County, NY GenWeb. Online at http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/ressep.htm.
[Visited on 22October 2006].
or at hounsfieldhistory.net
under "Neighborhoods" or "Homesteads"
2006, Mark A. Wentling : : You are the