Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Richland County, Ohio, from 1808 to 1908


History of Richland County, Ohio, 
from 1808 to 1908
Also Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 2

Abraham J. Baughman
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1908 - Richland County (Ohio) - 1175 pages





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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Clarence W Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Clarence W Faulkner (George W, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Indiana March 25th 1842, to parents George Washington Faulkner and Harriet Pheobe Smith.

Clarence married (1) Lovina Lansing (1848-1867) July 3rd 1866 in Chicago, IL (2) Ella A Stebbins (1850-1884) September 14th 1868 in Oceana Co, MI (3) Alice Sullivan (1845-1928) September 12th 1875 in Chicago, IL AND April 11th 1903 in Indiana.

Clarence and Lovina had one child born in Oceana Co, MI:

  • UFN Faulkner b. Oct 1867 d. UNK

Lovina died in childbirth October 6th 1867. It is not know whether the child survived. Lovina is buried in Pentwater Twp Cemetery in Pentwater, Oceana Co, Mi.

After a brief hiatus in Chicago, IL Clarence returned to Pentwater, MI and married for a second time.

Clarence and Ella had one child born in Jefferson Co, CO:

  • Clarence I Faulkner b. 25 Mar 1873 d. UNK m. Lena P Dickerson

Clarence and Ella got divorced shortly after the birth of their son and Clarence returned to Chicago, IL, where he married for a third time. Ella married Clark A Titus in 1882, having two more children with him. Ella died in childbirth Oct 2 1884 and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Boulder, CO.

Clarence and Alice had one child born Chicago IL:

  • Fred Faulkner b. 19 Jun 1868 d. 22 Sep 1935 never married

Clarence was in the grocery and restaurant business and traveled a lot. I can only speculate, but it is curious that his son Fred was born in 1868 (to his third wife) two months before Clarence married his second wife. Unless Fred is not Clarence's son, this is still a mystery needing to be solved.

Clarence's brother RN Faulkner was attending college in Chicago in 1867 and 1868.

Clarence may not have know about the birth of his son Fred before he married Ella. That marriage was short-lived and Clarence returned to Chicago to marry Fred's mother. The couple remained married, I presume, until Clarence's death March 25th 1926. Alice followed two years later on March 11th 1928. They are buried in the Westville Cemetery in LaPorte Co, IN with their son Fred.

I did find another marriage record for Clarence W Faulkner and Alice Faulkner in 1903 in Indiana ...... I don't know why. 


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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Book Of The Week: Biographical and historical memoirs of the early pioneer settlers of Ohio


Biographical and historical memoirs of the
 early pioneer settlers of Ohio:
with narratives of incidents and occurrences in 1775

Samuel Prescott Hildreth, Ephraim Cutler H. W. Derby
 1852 - Athens County (Ohio) - 539 pages



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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Sarah Maria Faulkner {Gen 4}


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


Sarah Maria Faulkner (Samuel, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York October 25th 1851, to parents Samuel Faulkner and Elizabeth Ann Lyons.

Sarah married William D Watson (1845-1926) September 30th 1868 in Decatur Co, Indiana.

The couple had at least four children: all born Decatur Co, IN

  • Robert N Watson b. 25 Oct 1869 d. 1948 m. (1) Martha Haislup (2) Alice M King
  • Margaret Watson b. Feb 1872 d. UNK m. William F Miller
  • Della Watson b. 25 Sep 1876 d. 25 Nov 1946 m. Richard Kraning
  • Arthur Watson b. Oct 1879 D. UNK 

Sarah Faulkner and her family removed to Decatur Co, Indiana from their home in Wayne Co, New York shortly after the deaths of Sarah's brother, father and brother-in-law in several battles of the Civil War. Sarah was about 15 years old at the time. Her grandparents had removed to Indiana 15 years earlier.

Sarah met and married William Watson shortly after arriving in Indiana. Sarah was 16 at the time of the marriage, William was 23. William was a farm hand, a day laborer by trade. The couple resided in the home of their daughter Margaret and her husband for the last 20 years of their life.

Sarah Maria Faulkner Watson died July 30th 1919 at the age of 67. Sarah is buried in the Garland Brook Cemetery in Bartholomew Co, Indiana.

William Watson died seven years later, June 10th 1926, and is buried along side his wife in the Garland Brook Cemetery.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James William Faulkner {Gen 4}



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


James William Faulkner (Samuel, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York December 18th 1853, to parents Samuel Faulkner and Elizabeth Ann Lyons.

James married Hannah Louisa Smith (1857-1963) November 1st 1877 in Decatur Co, Indiana.

James and Hannah had at least 5 children: all born Decatur Co, Indiana

  • Flora Faulkner b. 30 Jun 1880 d. 8 Jan 1958 m. Clyde S Purvis
  • Roy Faulkner b. 6 Mar 1883 d. Jun 1969 m. Mary Howard
  • Charles E Faulkner b. 28 Jan 1888 d. 6 Mar 1972 m. Ruby F Jackson
  • Clarence Henry Faulkner b. 14 Feb 1894 d. 22 Dec 1967 m. Elizabeth Worrell
  • Harry Faulkner b. 16 May 1897 d. Jun 1968 m. Edna D Smith

James William (known as William) and his family removed to Decatur Co, Indiana from their home in Wayne Co, New York shortly after the deaths of William's brother, father and brother-in-law in several battles of the Civil War. William was about 12 years old at the time. His grandparents had removed to Indiana 15 years earlier.

William was a house builder/carpenter by trade.

James William Faulkner died December 3rd 1930 in Decatur Co, IN and is buried in the South Park Cemetery. William was 76 years old.

Hannah Louisa Smith Faulkner died March 6th 1963 and is buried in the Westport Cemetery in Decatur Co, IN. Hannah was 105 years old.



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