Ancestors of Mary E. Faulkner
Generation No. 1
1. Mary E. Faulkner, born Abt. 1840; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 2. Hiram James Faulkner and 3. Lavina Brown. She married (1) Robert Stewart. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Generation No. 2
2. Hiram James Faulkner, born January 07, 1812 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died September 15, 1892 in Howard County, Arkansas. He was the son of 4. Francis Ballenger Faulkner and 5. Nancy Blake Dunsmore. He married 3. Lavina Brown 1828.
3. Lavina Brown, born 1811 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1855 in Howard County, Arkansas.
Notes for Hiram James Faulkner:
1850 Census of Cherokee County, Alabama, p. 56, lists these residents of
Hiram J. Faulkner household:
Hiram J. Faulkner, 39, farmer, b. Kentucky;
Levina Faulkner, 40, b. Kentucky;
George Faulkner, 19, farmer;
James Faulkner, 18, farmer;
David Faulkner, 13;
Mary Faulkner, 10;
Georgia Faulkner, 8;
Thomas P. Faulkner, 6;
John Hail, 21, farmer;
Martha A. Hail, 14;
Rejina Hail, 13;
Louisa Hail, 12.
(All but Hiram and Levina born in Alabama.)
1850 Census of Cherokee County, Alabama:
Isaac W. Faulkner, 41, farmer, b. Kentucky;
Elizabeth Faulkner, 38, b. Tennessee;
Martha Faulkner, 18, b. Kentucky;
Susan Faulkner, 17, b. Kentucky;
Nancy Faulkner, 14, b. Tennessee;
Frances M. Faulkner, 13, b. Kentucky;
George W. Faulkner, 11, b. Kentucky;
Samuel H. Faulkner, 10, b. Alabama;
Eliza E. Faulkner, 8, b. Alabama;
Elizabeth Faulkner, 6, b. Alabama;
Josaphus H. Faulkner, 3, b. Alabama;
James F. Faulkner, 6, b. Alabama.
Faulkners left Kentucky in about 1832 and settled in Cherokee County, Alabama. In 1847, Hiram Faulkner bought land in Section 7-10-22. In 1869, Hiram and Lavina Faulkner and other family members arrived in Howard County, Arkansas after traveling from Alabama in a Texas-bound wagon train. Hiram and Lavina and their younger children, William Rhodes, Franklin, Joseph and Josephine, moved to Hartley in Polk County, Arkansas. The Faulkner Springs School near Umpire was named for Hiram Faulkner.
More About Hiram James Faulkner:
Burial: September 16, 1892, Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Howard County, Arkansas
Notes for Lavina Brown:
Myrl Faulkner Dyer of Umpire, Arkansas says Lavenia Still was Elizabeth Brown but was reared by a Steel (or Steele or Still) family and used their name. In the Goodspeed biography of George W. Faulkner, the maiden name is given as Still.
Lavina Faulkner's grave marker at Bethel Cemetery shows no dates.
More About Lavina Brown:
Burial: Aft. 1855, Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Howard County, Arkansas
Children of Hiram Faulkner and Lavina Brown are:
i. Eliza Faulkner, born Unknown; died Unknown; married Unknown Smith; born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for Eliza Faulkner:
Eliza Faulkner and her husband did not migrate to Arkansas but remained in Alabama.
ii. George Washington Faulkner, born October 12, 1830 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died March 04, 1910 in Umpire, Arkansas; married (1) Sarah M. Shields September 23, 1853 in Jackson County, Alabama; born Abt. 1837 in Alabama; died Bef. 1867 in Alabama; married (2) Eliza Killian 1867; born Abt. 1838; died January 28, 1912.
Notes for George Washington Faulkner:
"Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas," Goodspeed
Publishing Company, 1890, p. 264:
George W. Faulkner is at present postmaster at Bates in Clay Township and has at different periods of his life given his attention to agriculture, politics, teaching and mercantile business, meeting always with marked success. A Royal Arch Mason, an ardent Democrat and a justice of the peace, he is a prominent man in
the district where he resides. Born in Whitley, Kentucky October 12, 1830, he passed his youth in Alabama, where his parents moved in about 1832, and continued to live until 1869. In that year, the family moved to Howard County, Arkansas. is father, Hiram J. Faulkner, and his mother, Miss Lavina Still, were both of Kentucky, being married about 1828 and having 10 children. Of these, George W., Daniel P., Thomas P., Susan, William and Franklin are now living. Mr. Faulkner married Miss Sarah M. Shields of Jackson County, Ala. on September 21, 1856, and they have four children, Moses, Josephine, Cicero and Theodore. In 1867, he married Miss Eliza Killian, daughter of Daniel Killian of Alabama. They have no children. Mr. Faulkner enlisted in 1862 in the Fourth Alabama Battalion. In 1863, the Fourth and Sixth Battalions were consolidated, making the Fifty-sixth Alabama Regiment. The subject of our sketch started as orderly sergeant, was later made first lieutenant of his company and again brigade inspector. He was in the Battles of Baton Rouge, Baker's Creek, Jackson, Franklin, Nashville and Kingston and surrendered at Goldsborough, N. C. in 1865.
1870 census of Sulphur Springs Township of Polk County, Arkansas shows
in the George W. Faulkner household: George W., 37, farmer, b. Kentucky; Eliza, 34, b. Tennessee; Moses, 15, b. Alabama; Cissero [sic], 12, b. Alabama; Theodore, 12, b. Alabama; and Sarah Jackson, 13, b. Arkansas.
On 17 September 1853, George W. Faulkner and Jacob Shields signed a bond
for the marriage of George W. Faulkner and Sarah M. Shields.
More About George Washington Faulkner:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas
Notes for Sarah M. Shields:
We are assuming Sarah is the Sallie listed in the 1850 census. Sarah does not appear in 1850 and neither Sarah nor Sallie is listed in 1860. Sarah and George W. Faulkner married in 1837.
iii. James Marion Faulkner, born May 14, 1833 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died December 13, 1884 in Howard County, Arkansas; married Mary Ann Shields; born April 03, 1834 in Jackson County Alabama; died December 22, 1920 in Umpire, Arkansas.
Notes for James Marion Faulkner:
J. M. Faulkner is listed in the 1850 census of Pike County, Alabama. Moved from Alabama to Arkansas before 1867.
The 1880 census for Blackwood Township of Howard County, Arkansas lists
in the James M. Faulkner household:
James M., 47, born Alabama, both parents born in Kentucky
Mary A., 46, wife, born Alabama, both parents born in Alabama
Mary A., 12, daughter, born in Arkansas, both parents in Alabama
Angeline, 10, daughter, born in Arkansas, both parents in Alabama
Joseph J., 7, son, born in Arkansas, both parents in Alabama
Ida, 5, daughter, born in Arkansas, both parents in Alabama
Lula, 2, daughter, born in Arkansas, both parents in Alabama
A pass from the military post at Montgomery, Alabama dated 28 June 1864
passed Lt. J. M. Faulkner to (can't decipher), Alabama. Showed he was 31 years old, had blue eyes, "dk" hair, was 5 feet 10 inches tall and had "dk" complexion.
A voter registration certificate issued 18 October 1873 showed that James M. Faulkner was a qualified voter in Sulphur Springs precinct of Howard County, Arkansas.
James Marion Faulkner was the first worshipful master of Baker's Springs
Lodge No. 349, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Dispensation for the Lodge was granted by the Grand Lodge of Arkansas at Little Rock 15 July 1875, and a charter was granted 11 October 1876. The first meeting place for the Lodge was
the Bethel Church and School built by Daniel P. Faulkner and Joe Burgess. The Lodge moved later to Umpire, then to Mineola and finally back to Umpire.
Buried next to James Marion and Mary Ann Faulkner are William D. Faulkner, 20 December 1864-6 December 1870, and Joseph E. J. Faulkner, 5 January 1873-12 March 1888.
More About James Marion Faulkner:
Date born 2: May 14, 1833
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas
Notes for Mary Ann Shields:
October 17, 1997 ordered death certificate of Mary Ann so I could get her mother's maiden name. A records search at the Bureau of Vital Records turned up no death certificate. The clerk pointed out this was in the earliest days of keeping death certificates, and one most likely was not filed.
Kelsey W. Parker and Myrl Faulkner Dyer both reported that they remembered Mary Ann Shields smoked a pipe.
More About Mary Ann Shields:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas
iv. David Faulkner, born Abt. 1837; died Aft. 1890.
v. Daniel P. Faulkner, born February 10, 1839 in Cherokee County, Alabama; died February 02, 1912 in Umpire, Howard County, Arkansas; married Elizabeth Jackson 1873 in Jamestown, Alabama; born December 04, 1847 in Jamestown, Alabama; died July 27, 1904 in Howard County, Arkansas.
Notes for Daniel P. Faulkner:
At the end of the Civil War, Daniel P. Faulkner and his friend Tobe Jackson were prisoners of war in Chicago. They made their way back to Cherokee County, Alabama, which had been devastated by the war. Daniel decided to go to Arkansas, where there was land to be homesteaded and where his uncle, Luke
Faulkner, lived. He arrived soon after 1865 and cleared land to farm on what was later known as the John Parker Place, located atop Eldridge Hill on Highway 4 west of Umpire. In a year or so, he moved to the Saline River near Luke Faulkner's home and about three miles east of Umpire. He built a cellar,
then a smokehouse and finally a house. Hiram and Lavina Faulkner and
other members of the family arrived in a Texas-bound wagon train in 1869.
Writing in 1944, Tom L. Jackson of Courtland, New York wrote that Dan
Faulkner and Joe Burgess, with such help as was available, built the log Bethel School and Church with the second floor used by the Masonic Lodge. It adjoined the Bethel Campground, and during the annual revival at Bethel Campground, it was used as lodging for families which did not have their own cabins. Seats were long heavy benches and the pulpit was made of rough lumber. Tom L. Jackson writes that school was held during the three midsummer months. Church services were held irregularly on Sundays and prayer meetings on
Bethel Cemetery is to the west of the Campground and is well maintained,
but the Campground and school have disappeared.
More About Daniel P. Faulkner:
Burial: February 04, 1912, Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Howard County, Arkansas
More About Elizabeth Jackson:
Burial: July 28, 1904, Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Howard County, Arkansas
1 vi. Mary E. Faulkner, born Abt. 1840; died Unknown; married Robert Stewart.
vii. Georgia Faulkner, born 1842; died Unknown.
viii. Thomas P. Faulkner, born 1844; died 1910 in Mena, Arkansas; married Susannah Arminda Jackson; born Unknown; died November 1926 in Waldron, Arkansas.
ix. Susan Arminda Faulkner, born February 29, 1844 in Alabama; died August 1902 in Pisgah, Alabama; married John Howse in Mount Pisgah, Alabama; born June 08, 1842; died November 13, 1933 in Pisgah, Alabama.
Notes for Susan Arminda Faulkner:
Susan and John Howse did not migrate to Arkansas but remained at Mount Pisgah, Alabama.
x. Franklin Faulkner, born Aft. 1850; died Aft. 1890.
Notes for Franklin Faulkner:
Came to Arkansas in the wagon train in 1869. Later settled near Cherry Hill, Polk County, Arkansas.
xi. William Rhodes Faulkner, born January 07, 1855 in Jamestown, Alabama; died August 19, 1917 in Hartley, Alabama; married Mary Lawrence; born Unknown; died Unknown.
xii. Martha Faulkner, born December 18, 1835 in Alabama; died July 04, 1883; married Joseph Burgess 1847 in Cherokee County, Alabama; born December 07, 1825 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died July 30, 1897.
More About Martha Faulkner:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas
Notes for Joseph Burgess:
According to Biographical and Historical Memoir of Southern Arkansas, Joseph Burgess and his family moved to Howard County, Arkansas in 1865.
More About Joseph Burgess:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas
xiii. Joseph Faulkner, born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for Joseph Faulkner:
Joseph Faulkner is buried at Bethel Cemetery, next to Hiram J. Faulkner. His grave marker shows no dates.
More About Joseph Faulkner:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas
xiv. Josephine Faulkner, born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for Josephine Faulkner:
Josephine is buried next to Joseph at Bethel Cemetery. Her grave marker shows no dates.
More About Josephine Faulkner:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas
Generation No. 3
4. Francis Ballenger Faulkner, born 1760 in Anson County, North Carolina; died October 1859 in Cherokee County, Alabama. He was the son of 8. Francis Faulkner and 9. Mary Carlisle. He married 5. Nancy Blake Dunsmore Abt. 1797.
5. Nancy Blake Dunsmore, born 1765 in North Carolina; died Aft. 1857 in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Notes for Francis Ballenger Faulkner:
In "A History of Johnson County," (page 172), Mrs. P. T. Chapman wrote:
"Jacob Harvick -- From sur. File No. 32, 289 Revolutionary War Pension office, we find Jacob Harvick was a resident of Surry County, North Carolina and volunteered as a private early in 1781, under Captain Hulit or Hewitt, in Colonel Phillip's regiment and served three months." This is notable because we know that one of the Faulkner's fought in the Phillip's company, and may help us get Francis Faulkner DAR certified.
Citing Professor James P. Faulkner of Atlanta, H. A. Howard wrote in 1942 that, "In 1800 or thereabout the Faulkner brothers, three of them, Francis, James and Danie, came to the Upper Cumberland by way of North Carolina and settled in the southern part of Whitley County, then Knox County, Kentucky. All of the brothers were veterans of the Revolutionary War. Possibly there were several sisters also who settled at about the same time in the same section of Kentucky and Tennessee. Francis Faulkner, who married Nancy Dunsmore, settled at Boston; James, who married Polly Mitchell, settled on the fine bottomlands between Boston and Jellico; and Daniel married a Garner and settled at Pigeon Creek, now known as Kensee.
1810 Census of Knox (now Whitley) County, Kentucky:
Francis Ballenger Faulkner is listed. Owned one slave.
1820 Census of Whitley County, Kentucky:
Francis Ballenger Faulkner, b. 1760, North Carolina
Nancy (wife), b. 1765, North Carolina
Isaac W. Faulkner, b. 1809, Whitley County, Kentucky
Luke Faulkner, b. 1810, Whitley County, Kentucky
Hiram J. Faulkner, b. 7 January 1812, Whitley County, Kentucky
Francis Ballinger Faulkner Jr., b. 2 August 1818
1850 Census of Cherokee County, Alabama,
Francis Faulkner, 90, farmer, b. North Carolina Nancy, 85, b. N. C. Nancy Hale, 7, b. Alabama.
Myrl Faulkner Dyer says Francis Faulkner joined Revolutionary Army in May 1776 and served to May 1779 and is listed in DAR register. Faulkners left Kentucky about 1832 and settled in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Claude W. Faulkner says the grown children of Francis (except Edith) were in Blount County, Tennessee, beginning in 1800. He reports that the children, including Edith, began moving to Knox County, Kentucky around 1810. The 1820 census lists Daniel, Francis, James, Prudence, Edith and Sampson Stanfield, son of John Stanfield, living in Whitley County, Kentucky, which was carved from Knox County in 1818.
The following letter, dated Cherokee Cty., State of Alabama, February 10th, 1849, is addressed to Daniel Faulkner, Whitley County, Kentucky, Clear Fork P.O.; Dear Son - with much pleasure I received your letter the fifth which informed me that you was all well. We are all well at present hoping these few lines will find you enjoying the same blesing.
Give my compliments to all the friends. The conection are all well as fore as I now. We have had a wet sumer and fall. Times are as usal, money is scarce and property is low. I would be glad to see you all. If you cant come son rite me a letter. We have had a few days of fine weather; cotton crops are prety good this year. Cotton is worth 6 cents, cut corn is low. Porke is wourth 2.00 dollars per hundred gross. You stated in your letter that you wanted me to give some advice about that matter between you and James. My notion is to pick men and let them setol it. As to choice I have none. I wold be glad that you could setol it without any difficulty. You stated that you wanted me to write to you whether I would be willing to give him the artickle. As to the artickle I now nothing about it. Thats with you but my money I want as soon as I can git it. As to demands that James can hav against me if any I cant conceiv how he can hav them why did not not lay them in James when I was there & when you pade me at that time. Now when you receiv this show it to James & write back as quick as posable when you will come or send so that I may no what to depend upon. Frank Ro & Frank Hale left hare in time to get to Kentucky against Christmas & I hav never heard from them since. I have a great deal of trouble with the Hale children. There is three of them in a house to themselves & that doant pleas me but it is the best that I can do with them. Isaac and family is all well. Luke & family is all well & Hiram & family is all well & doing as well as common. Tel Brother James I have look long time for him in this country & would be glad to se him but if he cant come I want him to write & write all about matters & how Daniel Faulkner Senior is doing & William Snider & his son Frank is a doing & all the oald neighbors & inquireing friends. Uncle James it dose look strange that amngst so many that some of you can't come once a year & se me. There is you & George & James & Daniel & icholason Beams. Some of you might come once a year & if not write any how. Now Daniel do what you think best with James and it will bee satisfactory to me. Now if no wone comes be sertain to write forth with & direct your letters all hereafter to Gailesville for I can git them as quick again rom thare. I wish to be remembered also to all the girls, to Patsy Faulkner & Nancy F. & Charitty F., Polly F. & Patsy Beams. I wish you & yours always all well. So no more at present but remain yours &c. until death. (Signed) Francis Faulkner & Nancy Faulkner.
Then there was this postscript: These lines I drop for myself. I beg to be excused for my part of this bad wrote letter. It was commenced on the 10 & left til this morning the 18 when my oald friend sent for me to come & finish it & it is so coald that I just have to write on my ne by the fire. It is one of as coald days as we ever has. So no more but remains your friend. (Signed) John Davis.
The following letter, dated Ala., Cherokee Co May the 18, 1849, is addressed to Daniel Faulkner, Whitley County, Ky., Clear Fork P.O.:
Dear Son & Daughter: I once more avail myself of this opportunity of informing you that we are all well as far as I no hoping when these lines comes to hand they will find you in the same state of health. I receivd yours of the 15th which I was glad to git but sorry to hear of the sickness there. You stated that it snowed a little thare. I tel you that it snode here from 8 oclock tel 12 & the next morning there was as white a frost as I ever saw which appeared fatal to evry thing but wheat has come out beyond all expectation. It has the appearance now of a half crop. You stated that you or James would come in June to se us if you can. I would rather you could come than any body elce for then we could talk a bout matters. I reckon if we were to sue James & get all his money I could not pack it off. Property and produce is low; money is scearce. Bacon is worth 5 cts per lb. Corn is worth from 37 to 50 cts per bushel and all other property or produce is in proportion. Tell Franklin Hail that the children is well and living at the same place. Regina is at her unkles. Hirams going to school. I will now come to a close as I expect to see you shortly. I remain your affectionat father until death. (Signed) Francis Faulkner. I wish to bee remember to my brother James & would bee glad to se him but as I cant I want him to write to me & write how the old neighbors is comeing on for I cant hear how they are going. (Signed) Francis Faulkner.
Howard W. and Eunice F. Payne report in "Obedience Siler and Her Family," 1954, that Francis Falkner enlisted in Phillips A. 25 May 1776 a a private, became sergeant 27 September 1777 and was mustered out in February 1780. They say he was listed in the 1790 census as having two sons over 16, one son under 16 and four daughters. Say he probably died about 1795 at Wadesboro, Anson County, after which his sons Francis Jr. (1766-1859, m. Nancy Price), James (1768-1861, m. Mary Mitchell) and Daniel (1777-1851, m. Susan Garner) migrated to Knox County, Kentucky.
The Paynes report that Francis was a magistrate of Knox County in 1812. When Whitley County was formed in 1818, the governor named him one of three magistrates. He was sheriff of Whitley County in 1826. In 1836, he moved to Cherokee County, Alabama and remained there until his death.
October 10, 1859, Hiram J. Faulkner (the record says Hizram J. Fortner)
was granted letters of administration for the estate of Francis Faulkner. Recorded in Probate Minutes Book B, page 2.
Holly R. Forkner shows this Francis Faulkner as Francis M. Faulkner.
Citing Professor James P. Faulkner of Atlanta, H. A. Howard wrote in 1942 that, "In 1800 or thereabout the Faulkner brothers, three of them, Francis, James and Daniel, came to the Upper Cumberland by way of North Carolina and settled in the southern part of Whitley County, then Knox County, Kentucky. All of the brothers were veterans of the Revolutionary War. Possibly there were several sisters also who settled at about the same time in the same section of Kentucky and Tennessee. Francis Faulkner, who married Nancy Dunsmore, settled at Boston; James, who married Polly Mitchell, settled on the fine bottomlands between Boston and Jellico; and Daniel married a Garner and settled at Pigeon Creek, now known as Kensee."
According to "History of Kentucky, Illustrated," 2d Edition, p. 819, Francis M. Faulkner was a native of North Carolina but moved to Kentucky, locating near Boston, Whitley County and was among the first pioneers of that division of the state, clearing the first farm in the county. Later he moved to Alabama and died in that state in 1859 at an advanced age. Residence: Lived near Lot or Boston, Kentucky before moving to Alabama.
Cherokee County History 1836-1956 by Mrs. Frank Ross Sewart (1958) reports that, in 1884, a Mr. Richardson tore down and burned an old house and found a box of Mexican silver coins, some of which had melted. The house was occupied for many years by Francis B. Faulkner then by James Bradford and finally by David Browder. Part of the building was an old Indian cabin.
Alabama land records indicate Francis Faulkner paid taxes on land in Section 8-8-10. In 1848, he bought land in Section 8-10-3. In 1852, Francis Faulkner's house was designated as a polling place.
Notes for Nancy Blake Dunsmore:
Grave marker at Hill Graveyard, Cherokee County, Alabama shows Nancy's name as Nancy Blake Faulkner. There is confusion as to whether Nancy Blake and Nancy Dunsmore/Dinsmore are the same person and whether one or both of them was married to Francis Faulkner.
Howard W. and Eunice F. Payne report in "Obedience Siler and Her Family" (1954) that Francis married Nancy Price.
More About Nancy Blake Dunsmore:
Died 2: Aft. 1857
Children of Francis Faulkner and Nancy Dunsmore are:
i. James Boss Faulkner, born 1798 in North Carolina; died January 25, 1865; married Nancy Swope; born 1797; died Unknown.
Notes for James Boss Faulkner:
In The Kentuckian 1942, H. A. Howard wrote: "Early in September 1942, the Faulkner clan held a rally of their membership at the home of Uncle J. F. Faulkner at Lot, Kentucky, formerly known as Boston. More than a hundred members of this fine old family gathered in reunion from Southeastern Kentucky, East Tennessee and from the Ohio River to Florida. Many were distinguished members of the clan, teachers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen and political leaders, who gathered for a few days in this little Whitley County village. The Faulkners came first to American in 1622, according to Professor James P. Faulkner, the family historian of Atlanta, Georgia. Their first frontier was Colonial Virginia, and as the American frontier pushed westward, the Faulkners moved with it. Eventually in 1800 or thereabouts, the Faulkner brothers, Francis, James and Daniel, came to the Upper Cumberland by way of North Carolina and settled the southern part of Whitley County, then Knox County, Kentucky. All of the brothers were veterans of the Revolutionary War. Possibly there were several sisters who also settled at about the same time in the same section of Kentucky and Tennessee."
James Boss Faulkner is credited with founding the town of Boston, now known as Lot. Boston was named, not for the city in Massachusetts, but for Boss Faulkner.
ii. Reulen or Reuben Faulkner, born Abt. 1803 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died Unknown; married Priscilla Hodge 1833; born Unknown; died 1867.
Notes for Reulen or Reuben Faulkner:
History of Kentucky, Illustrated, shows this subject's first name as Reulen. Some sources carry it as Ruben. It says he lived in Whitley County until his marriage, at which time he moved to McMinn County, Tennessee. He was described as a successful farmer who for a number of years filled various official positions.
iii. Daniel Faulkner, born 1805 in Kentucky or Tennessee; died 1868; married Charlotte Ballenger December 27, 1826 in Whitley County, Kentucky; born 1806 in Kentucky; died 1857.
Notes for Daniel Faulkner:
Howard and Eunice Payne say Daniel was a surveyor and large landowner
and was elected sheriff of Whitley County, Kentucky in 1842. He was listed in the 1850 census with his wife Charlotte and six sons and two daughters, the sons including James, 18 and Joseph 16. They cite Obedience Siler's Bible as showing James b. 25 July 1832.
iv. George Faulkner, born 1806; died Unknown.
v. Isaac Wright Faulkner, born Abt. 1809 in Whitley or Knox County, Kentucky or Virginia; died in Cherokee or Howard County, Alabama; married Elizabeth Catherine Wagner Abt. 1831 in Kentucky; born Abt. 1812 in Tennessee or Virginia; died Unknown in Simpson, Johnson County, Illinois.
Notes for Isaac Wright Faulkner:
1850 census of Cherokee County, Alabama: Isaac W. Faulkner, 41, b. Kentucky; Elizabeth, 38, b. Tennessee; Martha, 18, b. Kentucky; Susan, 17, b. Kentucky; Nancy, 14, b. Tennessee; Francis M., 13, b. Kentucky; George W., 11, b. Kentucky; Daniel, 10, b. Alabama; Eliza, 8, b. Alabama; Elizabeth 6, b. Alabama; Josephine H., 3, b. Alabama; James B. 6/12, b. Alabama.
Isaac W. Faulkner and his family moved back and forth from Kentucky to Tennessee to Alabama, and were in Southern Illinois for the 1860 Johnson County Census, listed 69-586-461: Isaac (64) Virginia; Catherine (60) Virginia; Eliza (22) Alabama; Catherine (18) Alabama; Francis M. (16) Alabama; Josephine (14) Alabama; James (12) Alabama; Narcissus (9) Alabama; John C. Cavitt (20) Illinois; and Catherine Carter (18) Kentucky.
The 1870 Johnson County Census - 10-71-71: Elizabeth Faulkner (60) Tennessee; Josephine (23) Alabama; and John (15) Alabama.
More About Isaac Wright Faulkner:
Name 2: Isaac W. Faulkner
Date born 2: 1809, Whitley County, Kentucky
Died 2: Unknown
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Howard or Cherokee County, Alabama
Notes for Elizabeth Catherine Wagner:
The 1870 U.S. Census for Johnson County Household 10-71-71
Elizabeth Faulkner, 60, born in Tennessee
Josephine Faulkner, 23, born in Alabama
John Faulkner, 15, born in Alabama
More About Elizabeth Catherine Wagner:
Date born 2: Abt. 1812, Tennesse
2 vi. Hiram James Faulkner, born January 07, 1812 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died September 15, 1892 in Howard County, Arkansas; married Lavina Brown 1828.
vii. Luke W. Faulkner, born April 1813 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died August 1893 in Howard County, Arkansas; married Charlotte Little Paw; born 1820 in Tennessee; died January 1900 in Howard County, Arkansas.
Notes for Luke W. Faulkner:
Moved from Alabama to Arkansas in about 1860.
1860 Census of Sulphur Springs Township of Polk County, Arkansas shows
Luke, Mary, Orpha, Reuben, Lindsey P., William J., John E., Melinda C and Catherine E. (Isaac Faulkner was listed in the 1850 census in Alabama, but not the 1860 census in Arkansas; he remained in Alabama.)
1870 census of Sulphur Springs Township of Polk County, Arkansas shows
these residents of Luke Falkner household:
Luke Faulkner, 54, farmer, b. Kentucky
Charlotte, 54, b. Tennessee
Elizabeth C., 20, b. Alabama
One unconfirmed report that all of Luke's sons (said to be three, but we have more than that listed here) died in the Civil War, two on the same day. Cherokee County History 1836-1956 by Mrs. Frank Ross Stewarrt (1958)
reports that Mary and Orpha were born in Kentucky and Reuben in Alabama.
More About Luke W. Faulkner:
Burial: August 1893, Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Howard County, Arkansas
Notes for Charlotte Little Paw:
Charlotte Little Paw was a full blood Cherokee. Her first name is spelled variously at Charlotte, Charlotta, Charlottey and her maiden name as Little Paw, Littlepaugh and Little Poe.
The 1900 census of Howard County, Arkansas shows a Lottie Faulkner, head of household, white, female, 88 years old, widowed, born in Kentucky birthplace of parents unknown, and her daughter, Catherene, white, female, 53 years old, single, born in Alabama, both parents born in Kentucky. The Cissero Faulkner household is the next entry.
More About Charlotte Little Paw:
Burial: January 1900, Bethel Cemetery, Umpire, Howard County, Arkansas
viii. Nancy Faulkner, born Abt. 1814; married William C. Hale August 16, 1830 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
ix. Francis Ballenger Faulkner II, born August 02, 1818 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died June 23, 1866 in Cherokee County, Alabama; married Amanda Malinda Cowan; born January 22, 1833; died December 16, 1915 in Jamestown, Alabama.
Notes for Francis Ballenger Faulkner II:
Probate records of Cherokee County, Alabama show that 27 April 1876 L. L. Cochran was appointed guardian for Mary J., Henry, Frank, Ida, John and Robert Faulkner, minor children of F. B. Faulkner, deceased. Records show that one-fifth of the estate was to go to Amanda M. Faulkner, the widow with the balance to be divided among the eight children. J. N. B. and James Faulkner were children who had reached majority as of that date.
Probate records of Cherokee County, Alabama show that on 13 August 1883,
Amanda M. Faulkner, J. N. B., James, Mary J., Henry, Frank and Ida Faulkner and John Faulkner and Robert Faulkner by their next friend, Joseph Faulkner, moved to substitute the probate record of final settlement proceedings and decrees of James Bradford as the executor of the last will of F. B. Faulkner.
Generation No. 4
8. Francis Faulkner, born 1738 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Abt. 1795 in Anson County, North Carolina. He was the son of 16. Francis Forkner and 17. Caroline Huntley. He married 9. Mary Carlisle Abt. 1756 in North Carolina.
9. Mary Carlisle, born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for Francis Faulkner:
Claude W. Faulkner reports that in 1784 this Francis Faulkner moved his family to the Wilkeys Mill Creek-Jones Creek area of Anson County, North Carolina. His younger brother Nathan and his friends the John and Thomas Stanfield families had settled there at least 10 years earlier.
In "A History of Johnson County," (page 172), Mrs. P. T. Chapman wrote: "Jacob Harvick -- From sur. File No. 32, 289 Revolutionary War Pension office, we find Jacob Harvick was a resident of Surry County, North Carolina and volunteered as a private early in 1781, under Captain Hulit or Hewitt, in Colonel Phillip's regiment and served three months." This is notable because we know that one of the Faulkner's fought in the Phillip's company, and may help us get Francis Faulkner DAR certified. This is what we know about his service:
"More of the Unfinished Story of North Howard County" (1989) says that Francis and Carlisle Faulkner are listed in the 1770 census of Anson County, North Carolina. Francis enlisted in the Army 25 May 1776. Was in Phillips Company. Became a sergeant in September 1777 and was discharged 25 May 1779.
Resided 1790 on Census for Anson County, North Carolina.
More About Francis Faulkner:
Burial: Anson County, North Carolina
Children of Francis Faulkner and Mary Carlisle are:
i. Joseph Faulkner, born Abt. 1758; died Unknown.
4 ii. Francis Ballenger Faulkner, born 1760 in Anson County, North Carolina; died October 1859 in Cherokee County, Alabama; married Nancy Blake Dunsmore Abt. 1797.
iii. James P. Faulkner, born 1762 in North Carolina; died May 18, 1850 in Whitley County, Kentucky; married Mary "Polly" Mitchell; born 1788; died 1885.
Notes for James P. Faulkner:
Faulkners buried at Buck/Faulkner Cemetery, Lot, Kentucky are:
James 1762-18 May 1850, age 88 years
Mary 1788-25 Oct 1885, age 97 years
Roseana 5 Dec 1849-26 June 1862
Rebecca J. (Main) 14 May 1846-24 June 1862 age 16 yr. 1 mo. 10 da
(wife of John W.)
Amelia 12 Feb 1805-5 Aug 1868, age 63
Joseph 6 Sept 1834-27 Aug 1873, age 38
Lucinda (Tye) 6 Jan 1836-9 July 1853 (wife of Joseph)
Infant born and died 6 Nov 1885 (son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M.)
Joseph 14 Sept 1888-10 Dec 1890 (son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M.)
Bessie 25 April 1895-2 August 1898 (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. M.)
Other burials at Buck/Faulkner Cemetery include:
Frank Buck 4 Jan 1884-15 Mar 1934
Mollie Buck 14 sept 1884-20 July 1926
Leonard Buck 29 April 1919-15 July 1919
Cordelia Buck no dates
Nannie E. Buhl 24 Feb 1914-1 Sept 1928 (wife of R. Buhl)
Granville William, Pvt., Co. C., 9th Tennessee Cavalry, enlisted
11 August 1862, discharged 11 September 1865. No other dates
See notes for James P. Faulkner and William Snyder and children of James
Fox for other burials
More About James P. Faulkner:
Burial: Buck/Faulkner Cemetery, Lot, KY
Notes for Mary "Polly" Mitchell:
Polly was probably a nickname for Mary.
More About Mary "Polly" Mitchell:
Burial: Buck/Faulkner Cemetery, Lot, KY
iv. Edith Faulkner, born Abt. 1780; died Unknown; married William Price; born Unknown; died Unknown.
v. Prudence Faulkner, born Abt. 1785; died Unknown; married Unknown.
vi. Daniel Faulkner, born 1787 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland or Anson County, North Carolina; died October 19, 1851 in Poplar Creek, Kentucky; married Susan Garner 1806 in Blount County, Kentucky; born 1788; died 1845.
Notes for Daniel Faulkner:
According to Claude W. Faulkner, Daniel moved to Blount County, Tennessee before 1805 and settled in Southeast Kentucky by 1814. Sandra Brown of Corbin, Kentucky shows that Daniel Faulkner was born about 1777.
More About Daniel Faulkner:
Burial: October 1851, Carpenter Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky
More About Susan Garner:
Burial: 1845, Carpenter Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky
vii. Fox Faulkner, born Unknown; died Unknown.
viii. Sister Faulkner, born Unknown; died Unknown.
Generation No. 5
16. Francis Forkner, born Abt. 1704 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Abt. 1783 in Anson County, North Carolina. He was the son of 32. John P. Faulkner or Falconer and 33. Sarah Ford. He married 17. Caroline Huntley.
17. Caroline Huntley She was the daughter of 34. Robert Huntley.
Notes for Francis Forkner:
Claude W. Faulkner reports that Francis Faulkner and his sons began moving about 1760 to the Cape Fear River-Black River area of Cumberland County, North Carolina. The John and Thomas Stanfield families, close friends, lived just across the Cape Fear River.
Claude W. Faulkner says this Francis Faulkner appears on the roster of Captain William Eaton's regiment of Granville County, North Carolina 8 October 1754 and on a list of Granville County taxpayers in 1755. He says also that this Francis Falconer and his brothers in law, Corporal Burton Francis Falconer and Private John Rakes, appear on the roll of Captain Emory's company 6 February 1748/49.
Holly Forkner names a sixth son of Francis, Nathan Faulkner.
James Falkner gives Francis Forkner's date of death as 1794.
More About Francis Forkner:
Date born 2: Abt. 1704, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Children of Francis Forkner and Caroline Huntley are:
8 i. Francis Faulkner, born 1738 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Abt. 1795 in Anson County, North Carolina; married Mary Carlisle Abt. 1756 in North Carolina.
ii. Nathan Faulkner, born Bef. 1745; died Unknown; married Sarah; born Unknown; died Unknown.
iii. Caleb Forkner, born Unknown; died Unknown.
iv. Charles Forkner, born Unknown; died Unknown; married Gilbert Grace.
v. Ephraim Forkner, born Unknown; died Unknown.
vi. John Forkner, born Unknown; died Unknown.
vii. Daniel Faulkner, born Unknown.
viii. James Faulkner, born Unknown.
Generation No. 6
32. John P. Faulkner or Falconer, born Abt. 1678 in Maryland; died 1727 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. He was the son of Thomas Faulkner or Falconer and Margary Anne. He married 33. Sarah Ford Abt. 1705 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
33. Sarah Ford, born April 04, 1684 in Anne Arundel, Maryland; died 1731 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. She was the daughter of John Thomas Ford and Ann Ambrose.
Notes for John P. Faulkner or Falconer:
John Faulkner's will, dated 9 May 1727, spells his name as Falkoner. It identifies him as a planter in Queen Anne County, Maryland and leaves his estate to his wife, Sarah, who also has charge of the sons, Thomas, James, William and Emanuel, until they are 21 and of the daughter, Ann, until she is 18 or married. The will is in Volume 6 of the Maryland Calendar of Wills. Note that this does not mean that John did not have eight children. Francis and John would have been over 21 and Temperance over 18 at the time the will was written, so they were not included in the assignment of custody. In various places, John Faulkner's name is spelled Falconar and Forkner.
WILL OF JOHN FAULKNER OF QUEEN ANNS COUNTY - MARCH 20, 1726 - My loving wife Sarah Faulkner to have care of my sons Thomas Faulkner, James Faulkner, and Emanuel Faulkner to be under her tuition and jurisdiction of every way at her disposing to bring up until they become to respective age of 21. Wife Sarah to have estate wholly and fully to herself. Likewise my daughter Ann until she be at age of 18 or her marriage. Wife Sarah to be Executrix. March 20, 1726 - John Faulkner X - Planter - Witnessed by Michael Hussey X - Richard Moore X - Jane Manner X
Notes for Sarah Ford:
WILL OF SARAH FALCONAR OF QUEEN ANNS COUNTY, WIDOW,
NOVEMBER 7, 1730 - My son, John Falconer, to have my hand mill and mill peckers during his lifetime, then to his son, my grandchild, John Falconer; Or if he should die, to his second son if he should have one, but if not then to Burton Frances Falconer or my grandson, Thomas Ford Falconer. But mill should not be moved from dwelling plantation during lifetime of my loving friend and relation, Thomas Falconer, Sr. Son, Thomas, a cow called Mayflower with calf. Son, James, a cow called Young Pie and calf. Son-in-law, John Rakes a plow. Daughter, Ann, clothes. Daughter , Temperance Falconer, "my mantle." Son, William, a tree year-old bull. Son, Emanuel Falconer, a young steer, two years old, to be delivered to him at my decease. Rest of my estate to my aforesaid friend, Thomas Falconer, Sr. during his life or until marriage. Upon marriage the estate is to be divided by sons: Francis, Thomas, James, William, Emanuel, and daughter Ann Rakes. Thomas Falconer Sr. to be executor. William and Emanuel to be under care of executor Thomas Falconer, Sr., if he remains single, but if not, then William to within named, John Falconer and Emanuel to my son-in-law, Burton Francis Falconer. - June 23,1731 - Sarah M. Falconer X - Witnessed by William Rakes X - Eleanor M. Hall X - Martha M. Gout X
More About Sarah Ford:
Name 2: Sarah Elizabeth Ford
Children of John Falconer and Sarah Ford are:
16 i. Francis Forkner, born Abt. 1704 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Abt. 1783 in Anson County, North Carolina; married Caroline Huntley.
ii. John Forkner, born Abt. 1702 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Unknown.
iii. Thomas Forkner, born Abt. 1706; died Unknown.
Notes for Thomas Forkner:
James Falkner reports Thomas' date of birth as about 1710.
iv. Temperance Faulkner, born Abt. 1708 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Unknown; married Burton Francis Falconer Abt. 1726; born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for Burton Francis Falconer:
"Colonial Soldiers of the South" lists a Burton Francis Faulkner as a private under Captain Robert Goldsborough in Talbot County,
Maryland in 1748.
v. James Faulkner, born Abt. 1710 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Unknown.
Notes for James Faulkner:
James Falkner reports James Faulkner's date of birth as abt. 1714.
vi. Ann Faulkner, born Abt. 1712 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died Unknown; married John Rakes Abt. 1730; born Unknown; died Unknown.
vii. William Forkner, born Abt. 1714 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died 1807 in Surry County, North Carolina; married Priscilla Abt. 1736; born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for William Forkner:
Holly Forkner says William's will dated February 1807 was admitted to probate in May 1807. The inventory of the estate indicated he owned a large number of slaves.
viii. Emanuel Faulkner, born Abt. 1718 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; died 1798 in Iredell County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth Dickerson Abt. 1750 in Iredell County, North Carolina; born Abt. 1735; died Unknown.
Notes for Emanuel Faulkner:
The October 8, 1754 roll of Colonel William Eaton's Regiment of North Carolina Militia (Volume 22, North Carolina State Records) lists Emanuel Falkner and William Falkner in Captain John Glover's Company; Emanuel Falkner, William Falkner and Samuel Falkner in Captain Sugan Jones' Company and Francis Falkner and Emanuel Falkner in Captain Andrew Hampton's Company,
James Falkner reports that Emanuel Faulkner fought in the American Revolution.
WILL OF EMANUEL FORKNER - IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. Be it known to all men that I, Emanuel Forkner, Of Iredell County in the state of North Carolina, being in perfect mind and sound memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and it has been pleased to God to bestow some small benefits of this life to me, I do dispose of them as followeth, I do this my last will and testament in manner and form, the following items: I give unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth Forkner, My land and three Negroes, Eliza, Carry and Molly, and all estate of whatsoever kind I am possessed with until her death. I give unto my daughter, Anne, one shilling currency of this state. To my son, Moses, I give one shilling currency. I give unto my son, Aaron, one shilling currency. I give unto my son, John, one shilling currency. I give unto my son, Ford, five pounds currency. I give unto my son, Hardy, one shilling currency. I give to my daughter, Temperance Ball, one shilling currency. I give to my son, Shugar, one shilling currency. I give unto my son, Francis, at my wife’s decease, My Negro boy, Cary and one-half of my Negro winch, Eliza and my land and working horses. I give unto my daughter, Elizabeth, at my wife’s decease, one-half of Negro winch, Eliza and her girl, Nelly and their riding mare called Celcia. I do appoint that if either of my children, Frances or Elizabeth, should die without heir, that this estate will fall to the other. I do appoint and ordain this my last will and testament and I do likewise appoint my wife executrix and my son, Frances, executor. Given under my hand and seal this twenty-eighth day of July in the year of our Lord one-thousand seven-hundred and ninety-seven. - Emanuel Forkner X - /s/ John Thomson X - /s/ Wineford Dickerson X
34. Robert Huntley
Child of Robert Huntley is:
17 i. Caroline Huntley, married Francis Forkner.
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