Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Ruth A Faulkner {Gen 3}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Ruth A Faulkner (John M, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, April 30th 1821, to parents John M Faulkner and UNK Wife 1.

Ruth married Ichabod A Ford about 1843, most likely in Tioga Co, New York.

The couple had at least two children:
  • Jane E Ford b. abt 1844 d. UNK
  • Myrtle Ford b. abt 1857 d. April 1883 m. William Billings

Born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, Ruth was the youngest of ten children born to John M and his first wife. Her mother may well have died in childbirth, or from resulting complications. Her father soon remarried and the new family moved to Tioga Co, where John M and his second wife, Catherine, added to the large family with 5 more children. 

Ruth met and married farmer Ichabod Ford and the couple settled in to raise their own family. There may well have been more than just the two known daughters born to them. Based on the large span of time between the birth of Jane and the birth of Myrtle there could have been 5 or 6 more children born into the family.

Ruth A Faulkner Ford died October 11th 1899. Her husband Ichabod died November 30th 1903. Both are buried in Hope Cemetery in Newark Valley, Tioga Co, New York. Their daughter Myrtle is buried there as well.

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