It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.
Thomas E Faulkner (Joseph, James, William OR Priscilla, William, William) was born about 1809 in Orange Co, New York to parents (and first cousins) Joseph Faulkner and Priscilla Faulkner.
Thomas married Susan Van Voorhis (born about 1810) on April 9th 1828 at the Presbyterian Church in Hamptonburgh, Orange Co, New York.
The couple had at least one child:
- Sarah Ann Faulkner b. 1829 d. 25 Feb 1907 m. (1)Isaac McCord (2)Charles Manson
Thomas may have served in the Civil War. According to the Bull Book (which has a full sub-listing of Faulkner history) Thomas, it states, was a colonel. I have found no definitive proof that this Thomas served. His middle initial was given on his daughter's death certificate (I have only seen a transcript). I found a Thomas G Faulkner that mustered in as a private and mustered out as a corporal. The pension index states that he was an invalid.
Dates of death and places of burial are unknown at this time for both Thomas and his wife Susan.
~This particular family line is proving to be very challenging, as you will see in the coming weeks. The family of Joseph and Priscilla Faulkner are showing to be elusive and vague. I intend to supply what I know, maybe something will ring a bell with someone.~
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