Cordelia was rhe daughter of Christopher Houghtaling and Harriet Hoyt, who were married in 1828. Harriey was born Dec. 9,1819 and died Nov. 18,1891. Christopher died in 1836 while trying to rescue his children from a fire. Christopher was the son of Petrus Hooghteeling and Dorothy Corthright. Petrus was the son of Hohnathan Hoogteeling and Dorothea Middagh.